An Iraqi Refugee in Jammu Seeking Support & Help

OCP News Service - 30/9/18 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007939746362 India: Abdul Aziz (61) is an Iraqi refugee who lives in Jammu and Kashmir. He left Iraq due to war and terrorism. With the help of United Nations, he moved to Jammu and Kashmir in India in the year 2008. Abdul survives on a very low income, which he earns ...

Conference – What’s Holding the Orthodox Church Back from Reviving the Female Diaconate?

Clockwise from top: Teva Regule, Ph.D., Carrie Frederick Frost, Ph.D., Deacon Perry Hamalis, Ph.D., Randa Karadsheh Anderson, Ph.D.

  The St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess - 29/9/18 The Call to Revive the Female Diaconate: Thirty Years After Rhodes Saturday, November 3, 2018 1 to 5 pm Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church Glenview, (Chicago) IL FREE-WILL OFFERING AT THE DOOR SPEAKER: Teva Regule, Ph.D. “The Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church? The State of the Question” PANELISTS: Randa Karadsheh Anderson, Ph.D., ...

Tufenkian Foundation Gives 3 New Homes to Artsakh Resettlers

Tenkianfoundation - 29/09/18 September27–SezarTatleyan and ArtinAlmajyan, Syrian-Armenian re-settlers in Artsakh, as well as PapagStepanyan who relocated to Artsakh from Armenia, celebrated home openings in Artsakh’s liberated Kashatagh region this week. The 3 homes were built by the Tufenkian Foundation, in the framework of its mission to rebuild and repopulateArtsakh’s borderlands and provide housing and other support ...

2019 St. Herman Calendar now available

St. Herman of Alaska Monastery - 29/9/18 For individual customer orders, please use our standard ordering page. For wholesale and bookstore orders, please contact us for a discount. Dedicated to the Orthodox Church of Sinai The Orthodox (Julian, or “Old”) Calendar, with corresponding civil dates. A complete Calendar of Orthodox saints, Scripture readings, and fasting guidelines for every day of the ...

Kurds in Turkey Have Occupied Assyrian Monastery’s Land for 40 Years

The St. Augin Assyrian Monastery in Tur Abdin, Turkey. ( Nineb Lamassu)

AINA - 29/9/18 (AINA) -- The St. Augin Syriac Orthodox Monastery is located on Mount Izlo, in the region known as Tur Abdin in southeast Turkey. The area is historically Assyrian and is home to many Assyrian monasteries. For the last 40 years major tracts of land belonging to St. Augin Monastery have been occupied by ...

Patriarch Athenagoras Clearly States How Autocephaly Must Be Granted

THE SOCIETY FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS – 27/9/18 Editor’s note: On Friday, Orthodox History published a 1970 letter by Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in response to the Moscow Patriarchate’s decision to grant autocephaly to the “Orthodox Church in America.” After posting the letter, we received the following article by “Petrus Antiochenus.” 1970 Letter from Ecumenical ...

10th Wounded Soldier in Artsakh Receives a Home from the Tufenkian Foundation

Tufenkian Foundation - 27/9/18 September27, Stepanakert – Mher Araqelyan, a soldier wounded in the aftermath of the Four-Day War of April 2016, celebrated housewarming today in the Karmir Shuka village of Hadrut region, Artsakh. The house was purchased and fully renovated by the Tufenkian Foundation, with crowdfunding support from over 100 individuals from across the world. 35-year-old ...

Romans, Revelation, & Orthodox Education Day

SVOTS - 27/9/18 This year’s Orthodox Education Day (OED) is just two weekends away, on Saturday, October 6. As we get closer to this special OED in celebration of fifty years of SVS Press (and OED itself!), I wanted to draw your attention to the latest SVS Press offerings and some inspiring words from OED’s keynote speaker, John Maddex, ...

NEW BOOK – ‘HOMO LITURGICUS’ – POEMS BY FR.MARTIN MIHALACHE

OCP News Service - 27/9/18 GRAB A COPY FROM AMAZON HERE: 'HOMO LITURGICUS' is a new poetry book by Fr. Marin Mihalache from Chicago. The book has opened to a 5-star rating on Amazon. In the first place this is unmistakably – poetry. If by poetry we mean, above all, a vision of life incarnate in words (“the ...

‘Christians in Europe are Threatened by Secular Totalitarianism’ – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

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Manfred Karl Böhm (Editor- Christian Affairs - Europe) OCP News Service – 26/9/18 Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchal Department for External Church Relations (DECR) recently visited Portugal. There are currently 20 Russian Orthodox parishes in this Western European Country. The members of these parishes come mostly from former Soviet countries. In a conversation ...

Proclamation of the Bishop-elect Dimitrije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral

Church of Serbia - 26/9/18 After the election of Archimandrite Dimitrije in May 2018, for a new Bishop of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral, the Church of God celebrated the rite of his proclamation on the Eve if the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. His Holiness Irinej, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch, officiated ...

Slava of the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun

Church of Serbia - 26/9/18 On the occasion of the church slava, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Nativity of the Holy Mother of God in Zemun. The Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyters Radic Radivevic and Radomir Popovic, hieromonk Ignatiye (Shestakov) and other priests. The service was attended by ...

Tufenkian Foundation Celebrates 15 Years in Artsakh

Tufenkian Foundation - 26/9/18 September25–today in Stepanakert, Tufenkian Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary of working in Artsakh. To mark the occasion, a special event featuring a photo exhibition and a roundtable discussion was organized. State officials of the Artsakh Republic, representatives of local and international organizations, Diaspora guests, as well as Tufenkian Foundation’s beneficiaries and partners ...

MULTICULTURALISM AND TOLERANCE: THE CASE OF ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN AZERBAIJAN

Saint Michael Archangel Church in Baku. Photo- Urek Meniashvili. Wikipedia

Aykhan Hasanov - OCP News Service - 25/9/18 The Republic of Azerbaijan is a Caspian coastal state in the Southern Caucasus which re-established its independence upon the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia, Azerbaijan acts as a bridge-builder in the dialogue between both civilizations. Historical ...

1970 Letter from Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras on Autocephaly

THE SOCIETY FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS - 24/9/18 Editor’s note: In 1970, the Patriarchate of Moscow issued a Tomos of Autocephaly to its former archdiocese in North America, which was commonly known as the “Russian Metropolia” and is now the “Orthodox Church in America.” Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras protested against this act in multiple ...

OCP Foundation Install ‘Orders’ of Metropolitan Alvares Julius & Western Rite Orthodoxy

OCP Foundation – OCP News Service – 24/9/18 OCP Foundation Portal On the occasion of the 95th memorial feast of great Metropolitan Alvares Julius, the Foundation of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society (OCP Foundation) has announced two new awards. The first award is in the memory of Saintly Metropolitan Alvares Julius of Ceylon, Goa, and India, by the ...

Annual General Body Meeting OSSAE-OKR held at St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary

Fr.B .M. Thomas - STOTS - 23/9/18- Malankara Orthodox Church  The Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of OSSAE-OKR (Orthodox Sunday School Association of the East - Outside Kerala Region) 2017-18 was held at St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur on 15th and 16th September 2018. The main theme of this year’s AGM was “Repent and Rejoice." H.G. ...

University Award for Serbian Orthodox Professor Dr. Vladislav Puzovic

Church of Serbia - 23/9/18 "I feel the Veselin Lucic Award as a full confirmation of the return of our Faculty of Theology into the framework of the Belgrade University system" - Mr. Vladislav Puzovic said. The award of the Endowment of Veselin Lucic, which functions within the University of Belgrade, for the best scientific book of ...

Special Holy Qurobo for the Businessmen at WBAS – Stuttgart

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/9/18 On September 22nd 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated a special Holy Qurobo for the participants of the World Conference on Business for Suryoye in Stuttgart, Germany. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany and Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of External Relations in Germany, assisted ...