Nativity and New Year Greetings from the OCP Secretariat (2018-2019)

OCP News Service - OCP Secratriate - 31/12/18 Dear Beloved  Nativity and New year Greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! From our hearts, we wish you a great piece of luck and from our minds, we wish you tremendous success. May the festive spirit be in your minds and souls all year ...

A Review of ‘Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the Signs of the Times’

SVC - 31/12/18 Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, ed., Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the “Signs of the Times.” Geneva: WCC Publications; Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press. 1999. xi + 201 pp. ISBN 2-8254-1317-8. The volume of Orthodox Women Speak is a hidden gem. It is the result of two conferences held in Damascus, Syria in 1996, and Istanbul, ...

Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the ‘Signs of the Time’s’ – Book from SCV

SCV- 30/12/18 With deep love and gratitude to God for the past year, I write to you now as we begin to enter the heart of the Nativity season and the New Year! Thank you for your friendship, prayers and support that have been sustaining our efforts to this day! From our very beginning, Saint Catherine’s Vision ...

The Order of Holy Bishop Nicholas to Grandmaster Karpov

Church of Serbia - 29/12/18 The Russian chess grandmaster, the multiple champion of the world and one of the greatest chess players of all times, received the Order of the Holy Bishop Nicholas (Velimirovic), the highest decoration of the Diocese of Valjevo, and joined it to the series of awards in his rich career and life. The proved friend ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill send letters to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches concerning “unification” pseudo-council held in Kiev

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  DECR Communication Service - 29/12/18 A deep wound has been inflicted on the canonical Orthodoxy in Ukraine and worldwide, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia wrote in the letters addressed to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches. The messages were sent to His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, His Beatitude Patriarch ...

Metropolitan Mor Thimotheos Thomas – New Secretary of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service - 29/12/18 Kottayam-Kerala-India: Metropolitan Mor Thimotheos Thomas of Kottayam is the newly elected Secretary of the Episcopal Synod of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church in India. He holds the title of Naheero (Brilliant) which was granted by the late lamented Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch. Metropolitan Mor Timotheos Thomas of the Syriac Orthodox Church ...

Christmas Holy Qurobo – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 29/12/18 On December 25, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Christmas Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus.   Their Eminences: Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Timotheos Matthew, and Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus Armash Nalbandian, assisted ...

Prince Charles ‘Completely Overwhelmed’ By Russian Orthodox Liturgy

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Sputniknews - 29/12/18 According to a recent interview with HRH Prince Charles, one can imagine that the sounds of a Russian Orthodox service are heard across Buckingham Palace once in a while. The heir to the throne said that a Russian opera singer had performed an Orthodox liturgical song at his 2005 wedding as a gift ...

Christmas Delivery to Republika Srpska Completed : More Help Needed!

28.Jun NGO - 29/12/18 28. Jun members kicked off their massive Christmas project with a delivery to the 'Rada Vranjesevic' orphanage in Banja Luka. The 80+ children at the  public institution for youth without parental care, received gifts, sweets and urgently needed hygiene products. 28. Jun Program Manager Sava Vojnovic stated: "We were touched by how ...

Christians and Muslims Celebrate Christmas in Syria – 2018

Faruk Firat - Editor Christian Affairs the Levant and the Middle East) - OCP News Service - 27/12/18 Damascus-Syria: Syrians are celebrating Christmas in a joyful manner. Many Syrians told that they are quite happy to celebrate Christmas and that too after a long time. Moreover, 'moderate' Muslims actively took part in Christmas celebrations. Reports stated that ...

Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II Celebrated Christmas at Dubai Labour Camp – 2018

OCP News Service - 26/12/18 Dubai- UAE: On 25th of December, 2018, His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II - Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St.Thomas in the East, Malankara Metropolitan and Primate of the ancient Malankara Church (the Orthodox Syrian Church of the East) visited the Aroma Labour Camp (Sonapur, Dubai) and celebrated Nativity with ...

REMEMBRANCE OF PATRON SAINT ST. THOMAS & NAGPUR SEMINARY FEAST 2018

STOTS -24/12/18 Feast of St. Thomas, the Patron Saint of the Seminary was celebrated on 20th and 21st of December 2018. The Perunnal Kodiyettu was done by His Grace Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan of Bangalore Diocese on 16th December 2018 after Holy Qurbana. The chief celebrant of this year’s Perunnal service was His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar ...

Ceremony for the 2nd Anniversary of Aleppo Liberation

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 24/12/18 On December 23, 2018, upon the invitation of His Excellency Governor of Aleppo Hussein Diab, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a ceremony on the occasion of the second commemoration of the liberation of Aleppo, at Al-Assad Stadium in Aleppo. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, ...

Letter of Support from OCP Society Presented to the Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 21/12/18 Kerala- India: An official letter of support from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) was handed over to Hieromonk Stephan Igmnov (Secretary to the Desk of Oriental Orthodox Church of the External Church Relations of the Moscow Moscow Patriarchate). The letter from the Executive Council of the Society is in support to the ...

Ordination of 24 Qoruye (readers) for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 21/12/18 On December 19, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.   He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus. During the Qurobo, His Holiness ordained 24 new ‘qoruye’ (readers) to ...

The Ancient Malankara Church Establish Congregations in Georgia and France

Liturgy in Georgia

OCP News Service - 19/12/18 Europe: The Ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara has opened new congregations in the Eastern European nation of Georgia and the West European Nation of France. Metropolitan Mathew Mar Timotheus (of the U.K. and Europe Disocese) celebrated Divine Liturgy at one of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Churches in Georgia. A few weeks back, ...

Indo-Russian Seminar Held at Sopana Orthodox Academy

OCP News Service - 19/12/18 Kottayam-Kerala-India: A Seminar on Indo-Russian Relations was held at the Sopana Orthodox Academy(owned and managed by the Malankara Church). Hieromonk Stephan Igmnov (Secretary to the Desk of Oriental Orthodox Chruch of the External Chruch Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate was the main speaker at the Seminar. Fr. Dr. K. M. George (Director of ...

Poroshenko: Ukrainian Orthodox Believers Must Choose Either Ukraine, or Russia

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  Sputniknews - 19/12/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday that the Orthodox believers in Ukraine are choosing not between the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP), but between Ukraine and Russia. "We have no doubt that every Ukrainian will come. Because ...

MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS 2018

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 19/12/18 “Make ready, O Bethlehem, let the manger be prepared, Let the Cave show its welcome. The truth is come the shadow is passed away; God hath appeared from a Virgin unto men, Formed as we are and deifying that which He hath assumed.” (Plagal of fourth Tone by Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem) During the joyful Twelve-day ...