Forging Demographic Change in Iraq At the Expense of Assyrians

A church in the Assyrian town of Bartella in north Iraq. ( AINA)

AINA - Bar Daisan- 31/1/19 Goettingen, Germany (AINA) -- In a press release dated January 24th, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) in Göttingen has called attention to new problems arising for the Assyrians (known also as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in the Nineveh Plain, north and east of the city of Mosul, Iraq. Assyrian "representatives fear ...

The Heroic Struggle of an Assyrian in the Wake of Genocide

Ashur Yousuf's widow Arshaluys in Aleppo with her five adult children. Standing from the left: Mary, Alice (author of the book), Sella. Sitting; Sargon, Arshaluys, George. Elder son Rasin is absent because he was living in Armenia under the name Tigran Hovsepyan.

AINA - 31/1/19 Publisher: Nineveh Press 2018 Order: here (AINA) -- The horrors that Seyfo (genocide) brought are described in a new book about the Assyrian national hero Ashur Yousuf and his widow Arshaluys. It is a poignant story of a family's tragic destiny and a testimony of the strong will and sacrifice that Arshaluys Yousuf demonstrated during her ...

French Aid Organisation Proposes a State Secretariat for Middle East Christians

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AINA - 31/1/19 Paris (AINA) -- The French aid organization SOS Chrétiens d'Orient has called for the creation of a State Secretariat devoted to the care of the Christians of the Oriental East. Hungary could be considered as a model for the establishment of such a State Secretariat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says Charles de Meyer, ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Pope Tawadros II in Egypt

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 31/1/19 On January 30, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited his brother in Christ His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark for the Coptic Orthodox Church, at the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbassia District in Cairo, Egypt. In his address, ...

Completion of the First Ever Translation of the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom to Urdu by Fr. Paul Sushil 

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OCP News Service - 30/01/2019  Islamabad-Pakistan: The Divine Liturgy according to Saint John Chrysostom has been translated Fr. Paul Sushil (Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan– Moscow Patriarchate)  from Church Slavonic and English texts. It is the first and most accurate translation which took about two years to complete. The book was proofread by theologians and Urdu ...

Patriarch John X and Patriarch Irinej Received by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia

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OCP News Service - 30/1/19 Moscow-Russia: Patriarch John X of Antioch and Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and their delegations were received by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The Prelates are in Moscow (until 3rd of February 2019), to take part in the 10th anniversary of the election of Patriarch Kirill and his enthronement as the ...

Thirteen Kids Baptized into the Orthodox Church in Kenya

St. Barnabas Orthodox Mission Kenya - 29/1/2019 By the grace of God today at St. Barnabas orphanage and school in Kenya I concelebrated 11 baptisms with Fr Seraphim Holland. The community is growing every day. To learn more about my humble mission and see how you can help follow the link below www.orthodoxmissionkenya.org God bless you. Source:

Protopriest Andrei Sommer Speaks at the Nativity Readings: “Perspectives and Opportunities in Developing a Church-wide Orthodox Youth Movement.”

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- 29/1/19 Honorable Fathers, Dear Participants in this Prestigious Forum: Russians who found themselves scattered outside of the borders of Russia after the 1917 Revolution and World War II face a special challenge—the preserve their Orthodox faith and Russian culture despite the ...

Saint Sava’s Day in Testimonial Cathedral of the Serbian People in the Vracar

Church of Serbia - 29/1/19 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in the Vracar district, on 27 January 2019, on Saint Sava's Day. The Patriarch was concelebrated by the head of the Saint Sava Cathedral, His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar of the Patriarch; protopresbyter-staurophors Predrag Puzovic, Vladimir Vukasinovic, Radivoje ...

Sermon of Saint Sava on the True Faith delivered at Monastery Zica, 1220

Church of Serbia - 29/1/19 Brothers and friends and fathers and children called by God, lend your God-loving hearts to hearing the divine dogmas. And hearing these holy words place them, brothers, in your hearts and the conscience of your souls and before the eyes of your mind and understand them. God, all merciful and lover of ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Pilgrims Visit the Malankara Church

Ethiopian Student Pilgrims with Metropolitan Mar Disocoros Yuhanon of Chennai

OCP News Service - 28/01/2019 Malankara- India: Over a hundred student pilgrims from the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church is on a visit to the ancient Malankara Church (23rd January to 29th January). The student pilgrims visited various Churches and centers of the Orthodox Syrian Church of the East. They attended the Divine Liturgy at the Catholicate ...

Serbian Orthodox Faithful Novak Djokovic wins his seventh Australian Open Title

OCP News Service - 27/01/2019 Melbourne- Australia-: Novak Djokovic of Serbia earned his 7th Australian Open Title (6-3, 6-2, 6-3) by beating Raphael Nadal. Djokovic won the title in the most dominant manner. “Before I am an athlete, I am an Orthodox Christian” – Novak Djokovic Djokovic is a faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In the year 2011 ...

Metropolitan Mar Serpahim meets Karnataka CM: Hands over cheque for CM’s Relief Fund

Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 27/1/19 BENGALURU-INDIA: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had a surprise visitor at his Vidhana Soudha office on January 25, Saturday. Bangalore Diocese Indian Orthodox Metropolitan, HG Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim, called on the Chief Minister and handed over a cheque of Rs 10,00,000 towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. The ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Opens New Archdiocesan Residence in Erbil

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 27/1/19 On January 26, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the new Archdiocesan Residence in Erbil. An official celebration was organized for the occasion. It was attended by His Beatitude and Eminence Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, and His Beatitude Mar Gewargis III, Catholicos-Patriarch ...

In Memoriam – Monk-Priest Very. Rev. Aphrem Ramban of Mylapara

OCP News Service - 24/1/19 Malankara-Kerala-India: Senior most priest and oldest hermit of the Orthodox Syrian Church of the East, Monk-Priest Very. Rev. Aphrem Ramban (101) bid farewell to his earthly life. He was part of the St. Kuriakose Monastery of Mylapra (Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India). Very. Rev. Aphrem Ramban was an ideal monk who lived in ...

Coptic Bishop in Africa explains how ISIS killed ISIS

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The Media Project  - Paul Glader - 24/1/2019 JOHANNESBURG -- Bishop Antonious Markos isn’t slowing down at age 82, having planted Coptic churches across Sub-Saharan Africa and helped lead an expansion of the Christian message to Coptic youth worldwide. Bishop Markos welcomed members of The Media Project (Paul Glader, Emeke Izeze, Wesley Parnell and Vicky Abraham to his ...

Prayer for the Unity of the Church – St. Severus Church, Atchaneh

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/1/19 On January 22, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, along with their Beatitudes: Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Maronite Church, and Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Cardinal Mar Louis Raphael Sako, Patriarch of Babylon for ...

Metropolitan Serpahim hands over cheque towards ‘Rebuild Kerala’ project to Catholicos of the East

Chief Editor- OCP News Service - 23/1/19 BENGALURU-INDIA: HH Moran Mor Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan and Supreme Head of the Indian Orthodox Church, was handed over a cheque of Rs 60,00,000 by Bangalore Diocese Metropolitan, HG Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim. Malankara Church Announces Rehabilitation Programs for the Victims ...

Twenty Six Children Baptized into the Mayan Orthodox Church in Guatemala

Jesse Brandow: Missionary to Guatemala and Mexico - 23/1/2019 As part of the ongoing missionary works, 26 new kids were baptized into the Mayan Orthodox Chruch in Guatemala. The Mayan Orthodox are a group of several thousand Guatemalans and Mexicans who came into the Orthodox Church in 2010 under the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Mexico. They are ...

Konat Geevarghese Mar Yulios – Episcopo Khadmoyo d’Thumpamon – New Book Published

Basil Varghese - OCP News Service - 22/1/19 Malankara-Kerala-India: The first biography of Metropolitan Konat Geevarghese Mar Yulios of blessed memory ever to be published was launched on January 18, 2019. The book is titled “Konat Geevarghese Mar Yulios - Episcopo Khadmoyo d’Thumpamon” (which is in Syriac, meaning the first Bishop of Thumpamon). Mar Yulios, hailing from ...

Is Your Belief in Jesus Christ a Ticket to the Paradise?

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Author Emiliya.A - OCP News Service - 22/1/19 Some people have a wrong notion on Salvation. They think that if they believe that Jesus is the savior, it will save them and they would enter paradise. Demons believe that Jesus is the savior but they still cannot find salvation because of their evil ways and broken relationship ...