November 2018

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry: If We Lose the Purity of Faith, We Are Worthless As Christians

November 30, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia  – 30/11/18 “Remain true to Christ, then His grace will not let you lose your way in the darkness of the temptations of today,” said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine. – Your Beatitude, lent is […]

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THE VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF ROMANIA

November 30, 2018 Featured

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 30/11/8 From Thursday, November 13/29, 2018, to Saturday, November 18/ December 1, 2018, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos will be on a visit to Romania as a guest of His Beatitude the Patriarch of Romania Daniel, in order to officiate the co-celebration of the Divine Liturgy at […]

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Christian Missionaries From Finland Allege Torture in Muslim Prison

November 30, 2018 Featured
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  Sputniknews – 30/11/8 During the eight days the missionaries spent in a Malaysian prison for their activism, they were left dehydrated and had to sleep on a cement floor with cockroaches, they claim. Christian missionary work is illegal in Malaysia and can be punished with up to five years in prison. Four Finns arrested […]

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Towards Peace: Art Initiative by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir

November 30, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 30/11/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the closing ceremony of the initiative “Towards Peace” organized by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir, and held at Dar El Assad Opera House in Damascus. His Holiness took a tour at the “Art for Peace” exhibition where pieces of arts, namely paintings, and visual […]

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Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan – “Jesus Has No Mention in Human History” – Social Media Hits Back

November 28, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 28/11/18 Pakistan: The Oxford-educated Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Kahn has offended Christians by stating that Jesus Christ has no mention in human history. He made the controversial statement during the inaugural session of the Rahmatul-Lil-Alameen conference (gathering to mark Prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary). However, Twitterati (Twitter Users) hit back by educating him on […]

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Episcopal Silver Jubilee Celebration of Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos

November 28, 2018 Featured

North American Dioscese of the Ancient Malankara Orthodox Church – 28/11/18 +Many Yeras+ USA: Over 500 clergy and faithful gathered together at the Green Tree Country Club in New Rochelle, New York to celebrate the Episcopal Silver Jubilee of our beloved Diocesan Metropolitan, His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos. The presence of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma […]

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Dr. Shashi Tharoor – ‘The Malankara Orthodox Church does a Remarkable Amount of Social Service’

November 27, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 27/11/18 Kerala -India: Dr. Shashi Tharoor (Member of the Indian Parliament – MP) stated that the ancient Malankara Orthodox Church does a remarkable amount of social service especially for people of other faiths. He made the statement during the annual Thoma Mar Dionysus Lecture memorial lecture which was held at the […]

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“The Church in the Changing World: Challenges and Perspectives” Conference at the Mother See of Holy Etchmidzin

November 27, 2018 Featured

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 27/11/18 On November 23, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a three-day conference was held in the “Karegin I” educational center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, entitled “The Church in the Changing World: Challenges and Perspectives”, organized by […]

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I am deeply grateful for those of you who joined me in prayers

November 27, 2018 Featured

St. Barnabas Orthodox Mission Kenya – 27/11/8 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My month of prayer during the month of my ordination anniversary month during which I attempt to deepen my prayers for Saint Barnabas Orphanage and School, as well as all the other prayer requests that were sent to me has concluded. I am […]

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THE 13TH ENTHRONEMENT ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS

November 27, 2018 Featured

Jerusalem Patriarchate  – 27/11/18 On Thursday, November 9/22, 2018, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated the 13th  Enthronement Anniversary of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, at the glorious Throne of the Mother of Churches. For this extremely significant event in favour of the strengthening and unity of the Church of Jerusalem, there was […]

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The Life of Saint John Chrysostom

November 27, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 27/11/8 Commemorated November 13/26 Our Father Among the Saints, John Chrysostom The legion of saints of the Church is comprised of men of extraordinary ability whose talents may have been dissimilar but many of whom seem to have shared a common genius for oratory. Yet out of this vast assembly of […]

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The Life of St. King Stephen of Decani

November 27, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 27/11/8 St. King Stephen of Decani is one of the best-known Saints of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Through his holy and incorruptible relics, God has performed numerous miracles. Today, as the Serbian people suffer through another turbulent chapter in their history, they would do well to bring to mind the exemplary […]

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Syrian Christian Women Attend the Second Congress of the Women Syriac Union

November 25, 2018 Featured

Faruk Firat – (Editor- Levant & Middle Eastern Christian Affairs) – OCP News Service- 25/11/18 Syria: On 22nd November 2018, the Syrian Christian Women’s Fighters of the Bethnahrin Women Protection Forces (HSNB) took part in the second congress of the Women Syriac Union which was held in East Syria. A union of Syrian Christian women and female […]

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Scholar John G. Panagiotou Preach on the Parable of ‘The Rich Fool’ at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral- Columbia

November 25, 2018 Featured

Correna Panagiotou – 25/11/18 Orthodox Christian scholar John G. Panagiotou preaching at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbia, SC on Jesus’ parable of ‘The Rich Fool’. Source:

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Live – Consecration Ceremony of the Romanian Orthodox People’s Salvation Cathedral

November 25, 2018 Featured
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TRINITAS TV – 25/11/18 Live Broadcast of the consecration ceremony of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral in Bucharest by His All Holiness Bartholomew I – Ecumenical Patriarch and His Beatitude Daniel – Romanian Patriarch. Source:

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Demise of the British Orthodox Church Iconographer Vanessa Tinker

November 24, 2018 Featured

The British Orthodox Church – 24/11/18 We are sad to announce that Miss Vanessa Tinker, A.R.C.A., the iconographer of the British Orthodox Church, has recently died at the age of 76 years. Upon returning to London from Bournemouth last Sunday evening, Abba Seraphim received a message from a friend of Vanessa Tinker, expressing concern that […]

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The Views of Orthodox Theology on Bioethical Issues

November 24, 2018 Featured
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Parembasis- 24/11/18 By His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios The English translation is by Sister Pelagia. 1. Introduction I have been involved for many years with bioethical problems arising from contemporary genetic issues concerning the beginning of biological life, its prolongation and its end. The outcome of this involvement was my book […]

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Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers

November 22, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 22/11/8 The Synaxis of the Chief of the Heavenly Hosts, Archangel Michael and the Other Heavenly Bodiless Powers: Archangels Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Selaphiel, Jehudiel, Barachiel, and Jeremiel was established at the beginning of the fourth century at the Council of Laodicea, which met several years before the First Ecumenical Council. The […]

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Position of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the Church Crisis in Ukraine After the Newest Decisions by the Patriarchate of Constantinople

November 22, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 22/11/18 The two-day meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church (November 6-7, 2018) was dedicated to three topics – the state in Kosovo and Metohija, the improvement of education in the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Church crisis in Ukraine after the recent decisions of the Patriarchate […]

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Crown Prince of Bahrain

November 22, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 22/11/18 On November 21, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency Crown Prince of Bahrain His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifah, at the Crown Prince’s palace in Manama, Bahrain. His Excellency welcomed His Holiness and expressed his pleasure to meet with the head of […]

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Abune Mor Baselios Thomas I Re-elected as the Metropolitan Trustee of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church in India

November 19, 2018 Featured

OCP News Service – 19/11/18 Kerala-India: The Jacobite Syrian Christian Association held on 19/11/18 at the Punthecruz Patriarchal center has re-elected His Beatitude Abune Mor Thomas I as the Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India. His Beatitude is the current Catholicos of India and Primate of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, which […]

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