How Constantinople ‘Changed’ the Orthodox Christian World

Miodrag Lazarevic - OpEd - 31/10/18 It is going to be a month since the Ecumenical Patriarchate reinstated the primates of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC KP) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC), thereby heading towards ‘the granting’ of the Tomos of Autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This decision has already resulted in large-scale ...

Ukraine Church Controversy : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Orthodox Synaxis

Orthodox Synaxis - 26/10/18 Ukraine Church Controversy: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  The recent controversy over the Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been the subject of a lot of confusion, especially online. The following questions and answers attempt to clear up confusion in a non-partisan way that does not take sides in the dispute. READ MORE HERE: https://orthodoxsynaxis.org/2018/10/18/ukraine-church-controversy-frequently-asked-questions-faq/ Source:  

‘A PILGRIMAGE TO LIGHT’ – A Review by George Joseph Enchakkattil

A PILGRIMAGE TO LIGHT (PRAKASHATHILEKKU ORU THEERTHAYATHRA). A Review: George Joseph Enchakkattil - OCP News Service - 30/10/18 It was in the year 1997 Mr. Joice Thottakkadu came up with a volume of the biography of L/L HG Dr. Paulose Mor Gregoriose and quite sensibly, the release was on the very first memorial day of L/L ...

Statement by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s Holy Synod Concerning Deir El-Sultan

Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams  – (News Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)OCP News Service – 30/10/18 Special Courtesy –  Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)  OCP News Service - 30/10/2018 The bi-annual plenary meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has ratified the following points regarding the Ethiopian Monastery of Deir El-Sultan, Jerusalem: 1. To write ...

The 140th anniversary of the Church of St Barbara in Vevey, Switzerland, is celebrated

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 30/10/18 On Sunday, October 1/14, 2018, the feast day of the Intercession of the Most-Holy Mother of God, was a special day for the Russian Orthodox Parish of St Barbara in Vevey, Switzerland. On Saturday, October 13, Protopriest Emilian Pocinoc ...

Feast of the Holy Translators Sts. Tarkmanchatz Celebrated at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 30/10/18 On Saturday the 27th of October the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of the Holy Translators, Sts. Tarkmanchatz. On this Feast, His Eminence Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate, ordained three young men to Diaconate: Deacon Hovhannes Petrosyan, Deacon Hagop Baghdasaryan and Deacon Sahak ...

Kindly Support Women’s Wool Collective of the Draganac Orthodox Monastery

Draganac Monastery - 30/10/18 - Serbian Province of Kosovo and Metohija Please visit the page here: http://www.draganacmonastery.com/product-category/women-wool-collective/ Draganac Monastery has begun a project to help local women in isolated villages support their families, who often live on only about $100 per month, to become more financially independent, while utilizing their creativity and skills. This is part of a larger ...

The Serbian Patriarch consecrated a Church in Botswana

Church of Serbia - 30/10/18 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated on October 27, 2018, on the feast-day of the Venerable Mother St. Paraseceva, a new church dedicated to the first Serbian Archbishop, St. Sava in Gaborone, capital city of the state of Botswana. During the First Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church His Holiness the ...

Please Help Lena and Anna Fight to Live!!!

Go Found - 28/10/18 Please Click here to donate: Paypal - alena.xlyst@mail.ru Please visit there Go Fund Me Story, page Lena is a homeless mother of 2 who was diagnosed with Lymphoma last year. With the help of generous Gofundme donations, she was able to complete 4 courses of ABVD chemotherapy between August and November. Following the chemotherapy, for ...

IOCC Greece Fire Response Extends to Meet Long-Term Needs

IOCC - 28/10/18 International Orthodox Christian Charities, Apostoli Add School Supplies, Household Goods to Fire-Recovery Assistance.  Efforts expand to long-term needs as families seek stability amid uncertainty Baltimore, Md. (October 26, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues relief efforts in East Attica after July’s deadly fires, now offering vouchers for school supplies, basic furniture, and ...

New Study of Bishop Vernon Herford (1866-1938) Published

The British Orthodox Church - 28/10/18 Copies can be obtained online from Lulu.com: This summer Dr. Ajesh T. Philip and George Alexander’s published an important study, Western Rites of Syriac-Malankara Orthodox Churches. The Mission Untold (OCP Publications: 2018) which was written under the auspices of OCP-MARP (Metropolitan Alvares Julius Research Project) as part of their research and ...

Awareness, Action and Impact: Third International Forum on Modern Slavery

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople - Press Release - 28/10/18 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew announced his plans to convene a Third International Forum on Modern Slavery, with the theme “Awareness, Action and Impact.” Recognizing that modern slavery is a global scourge that traps millions of people to lives of suffering, injustice, and humiliation, His All-Holiness ...

The Ecumenical Patriarchate ‘Satisfied’ with the St. Andrew’s Church in Kiev?

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  Hanna Wozniak - OCP News Service - 26/10/18 President Poroshenko's strange decision to handover St. Andrew's Church to Constantinople. On October 18, Ukrainian Parliament approved the handover of St. Andrew's Church in Kiev to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. During the second hearing, 237 deputies voted for the bill (first, 216 deputies gave their votes). The project was personally initiated by ...

Patriarch Irinej: Let us Guard our Faith and Live in Love

Church of Serbia - 26/10/18 The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church told his compatriots in Africa: "Your Church is taking care of you. Save what is most important - Orthodox faith. Let's leave aside some of the things that may disturb our relations, but let us implement what is eternal - gift and blessing of ...

CELEBRATION OF THE COMMEMORATION OF ST. JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD AND FIRST HIERACH OF JERUSALEM AT PHANAR

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 26/10/18 The Patriarchal Representative of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Constantinople sent the following message on the celebration of the commemoration of St. James the Brother of God and First Hierarch of Jerusalem (new calendar), which was officiated by His All-holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew; “Speech of His All-holiness after Vespers He officiated at ...

In Memory of the Holy New Martyrs of Kragujevac

Church of Serbia - 26/10/18 Almost eight decades ago Kragujevac and its surroundings were a  place of one of the bloodiest crimes in the Second World War. In retaliation, fascist’s soldiers in a few days shot more than a thousand innocent civilians including quite a number of school children. The reason for the shooting was German losses ...

Moscow Patriarchate Hosts Summer Institute for Assyrian Church of the East Delegation

Assyrian Church of the East - 26/10/18 Between October 5-11, 2018, an official delegation from the Assyrian Church of the East visited Moscow, Russia to participate in a Summer Institute programme organized by the Moscow Patriarchate’s Saints Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies. The 8-member delegation visited Moscow at the invitation of the Russian Orthodox ...

Third Annual Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church & the Assyrian Church of the East – 2018

Assyrian Church of the East - 26/10/18 Members of the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East meet for the Commission’s 3rd annual dialogue in St Petersburg, Russia. His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California, leads the Assyrian Church of the East representatives including, Cor-bishop George Toma, ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CELEBRATED THE JUBILEE OF HIS ORDINATION

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 26/10/18 The jubilee of His Holiness Aram I was celebrated at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon, on Sunday October 21st, 2018. In the morning, His Holiness celebrated the Holy Mass at the Cathedral. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Nikol Pashinyan, the acting Prime Minister of Armenia and the first lady, the representatives ...

Writer Benyamin wins First Ever ‘JCB Prize’ – India’s Most Valuable Literature Prize

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OCP News Service - 25/10/18 Kerala-India: World famous writer Benyamin (Benny Daniel) has won the inaugural JCB Prize for Literature. JCB Prize is India's most valuable literature prize. The writer received Indian rupees 25 lakhs (US Dollar 34,108.50) as the prize money. He was chosen for the award for his novel 'Jasmine Days'. The novel depicts the ...