2019

Patriarch Daniel: Repentance is a change, not a simple regret

January 15, 2019 Featured

Romanian Orthodox Basilica News Agency – 15/1/19 ‘Repentance is an effort for inner change, not a simple regret,’ His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said in his Sunday homily at St Gregory the Enlightener Chapel of his Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude noted that repentance does not simply imply saying ‘I’m sorry’ and moving on, ‘it is an […]

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The Patron Saint of the Republic of Srpska – St. Archdeacon Stephen

January 15, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 15/1/19 On the occasion of the feast of the First-martyr Archdeacon Stephen and the Day of the Republic of Srpska, celebrated on January 9, 2019, His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy patriarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Banja Luka. The Serbian Patriarch was concelebrated […]

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Patron Saint-day of the First Belgrade Choral Ensemble

January 15, 2019 News

Church of Serbia – 15/1/19 On the feast-day of Saint Basil the Great, 14 December 2019, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of local clergy in Belgrade’s Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel, during which the Primate of the Church blessed the festal loaf of the First Belgrade […]

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‘Christ’ Banished as ‘Offensive’ From Swedish Number Plates

January 15, 2019 Featured
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Sputniknews – 15/1/18 A Christian man who wanted to hail Jesus Christ with his number plate has been denied this opportunity by the Swedish Transport Agency, which admittedly bans all customised number plates that have to do with religion. Cesar Kisangani Makombe from Frölunda wanted “Christ” on his number plate but was turned down by the Transport Agency. “The […]

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Recognition for Metropolitan Porfiry from the Religious Liberty Association

January 15, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 15/1/19 The Executive Committee of the Religious Liberty Association brought a decision that this year’s laureate will be Metropolitan Dr. Porfiry of Zagreb-Ljubljana. In the solemn hall of the Rectorate of the University of Zagreb, on the occasion of the Day of the religious freedoms, 12 January 2019, a solemn jubilee […]

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Papal Primacy and the Innovations of the Roman Catholic Church – New Book

January 15, 2019 Featured

Eastern Light Publishing – Amazon – 15/1/19 Paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/194994011X Kindle This book was originally published in 1896 and was translated into English in 1948.  Re-released in January 2019.  This work by Apostolos Makrakis is a look at the replay of Constantinople to the Encyclical issued by Pope Leo XIII in the year 1994 concerning the […]

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The Unusual Journey of an Author to Orthodox Christianity

January 13, 2019 Featured
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Author E. A.- OCP News Service – 13/01/19 I am a writer, and through my works, I try my best to cultivate hope among people (things can change for the better). However, these changes come with certain conditions. One must have a strong faith and hope in God, and as well as in the belief […]

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The Sins of the Fathers : Turkish Denialism & the Armenian Genocide – Book Presentation

January 12, 2019 Featured

Ararat Foundation- 12/01/2019 The presentation of the book written by  Siobhan Nash titled ‘The Sins of the Fathers – Turkish Denialism and the Armenian Genocide’.  *Click pics to enlarge.  Source:

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Byblos, Batroun and Dependencies

January 12, 2019 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/01/2019 On January 10, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Eminence, the Most Reverend Silouan, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Byblos, Batroun and Dependencies, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The meeting was attended by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, […]

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Gratitude Song to Jun28 NGO by Serbian Children in Kistanje Municipality – Nativity Gift 2019

January 11, 2019 Featured
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Jun28 NGO – 11/01/2019 In the video above, roughly all the Serbian Children left in the Kistanje municipality in Croatia, which was once almost entirely Serbian, gathered in our 500-year old Church to receive Christmas gifts. Their singing brought tears to all our members. After our latest deliveries to children in Kursumlija, Krajina and Republika Srpska, […]

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OCP Delegate Anca Constenco Honored with the Union Centennial Medal by Patriarch Daniel of Romania

January 10, 2019 Featured

OCP News Service – 10/01/2019 Bucharest-Romania: Anca Constenco Sirbu – Delegate of Bucharest and All Romania of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian  Society) was honored with the Great Union Centennial Medal by His Beatitude Daniel (Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrogea, Locum tenens of the throne of Caesarea Cappadociae and Patriarch of the […]

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Feast day of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2019

January 10, 2019 Featured

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – January 2019 Saturday the 5th of January the Armenians in Jerusalem celebrated the Feast day of the Saints David, the prophet-king and of James, the brother of the Lord. St. James the brother of our Lord is also called St. James the Just, or St. James the Less. […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Launch Unique Sacred Arts Institute with Luce Foundation Grant

January 10, 2019 Featured

SVOTS – 10/1/19 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is poised to establish a permanent Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA) on its campus, with “creativity and holiness for the life of the world” as its mission, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant, announced November 29, 2018, will help the Seminary […]

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Learning To Manage With Celebration Days After Death

January 8, 2019 Featured

Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 8/1/19 Grief is a deeply personal experience that can leave the bereaved questioning themselves, life, and even their religion. As grieving is a lifelong process, celebration days that would normally have been shared with a deceased love one often become particularly tough to handle; indeed, according to the […]

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Christmas Eve in Serbia : Welcoming the Nativity of the Lord

January 7, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 7/1/19 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade in the morning of a Christmas Eve, 6 January 2019. (photo gallery). Source:  

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Epiphany Holy Qurobo – Damascus

January 7, 2019 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/1/19 On January 6, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated Epiphany Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In His Sermon, His […]

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Ukraine Has No Platform for Dialogue Between UOC-MP, ‘New Church’ – Archbishop

January 7, 2019 Featured
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Sputninknews – 7/1/19 KIEV (Sputnik) – There is currently no platform for dialogue between the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) and the unrecognized “new Ukrainian Orthodox church,” UOC-MP Archbishop Clement told Sputnik on Sunday. “We have the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches — a platform for dialogue. Since [the non-canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of] the […]

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TOMOS OF AUTOCEPHALY GRANTED TO THE UKRAINIAN SCHISMATIC CHURCH

January 6, 2019 Featured
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OCP News Service – 6/1/19 Turkey: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople handed over the so-called Tomos of Autocephaly to Metropolitan Epiphany Dumenko – Primate of the newly formed nationalist Church of Ukraine in a ceremony held at the Church of St. George in Istanbul. Patriarch Bartholomew read the text during the solemn service before handing […]

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Serbian Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2018-2019

January 5, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 5/1/19 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2018. +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our […]

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28Jun NGO Delivers Christmas Gifts to 730 Kids in Kursumlija

January 5, 2019 Featured

28Jun – 5/1/19 Serbia: With your help, we were able to deliver Christmas gifts to 730 kids in Kursumlija and the surrounding villages yesterday! Gifts were delivered to two kindergartens and a pre-school,  every child (under the age of 10 in the municipality) received a present. Kursumlija is one of the poorest towns in Serbia. We were […]

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Memory Eternal – Bishop Athanasios Akunda of Kisumu & All Western Kenya

January 4, 2019 Featured
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Orthodox Kisumu- OCP News Service – 4/1/19 +Memory Eternal+ Kenya: His Grace Bishop Athanasios Akunda of Kisumu and all Western Kenya of the Greek Orthodox Alexandrian Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. The Prelate passed away at the St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester Massachusetts, the USA after battling a severe illness. May His Soul Rest in Eternal […]

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