Russian Geographical Society to restore Orthodox chapel at Fort Ross

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 30/4/19 The trustees of the Russian Geographical Society (RGO) are planning to restore the Orthodox Holy Trinity Chapel on the territory of the Fort Ross national historical park in Jenner, California, Nikolai Tokarev, the head of oil company Transneft ...

Patriarch Daniel: Easter is the feast of forgiveness

Basilica News Agency - 29/4/10 At the Easter Vigil celebrated Saturday night, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel stressed that the Resurrection of Christ is a feast of forgiveness, recalling that before Christ breathed his last on the Cross He prayed for His enemies, for those who sentenced Him to death and for those who crucified Him. ‘This humble, ...

Resurrection Holy Qurobo – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 29/4/19 On April 28, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on Easter Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma Damascus. Their Eminences Archbishop Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Archbishop Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus, assisted ...

Funeral of the Late Archbishop Mor Timotheos Aphrem Abboudi

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 29/4/19 +Memory Eternal+ On April 27, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Funeral Service of the Thrice Blessed Archbishop Mor Timotheos Aphrem Abboudi, at the Virgin Mary Cathedral in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, ...

104th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

A still frame from the 1919 documentary film Auction of Souls, which portrayed eye witnessed events from the Armenian Genocide, including stripped naked and crucified Christian girls. Source- https://www.raymondibrahim.com

OCP News Service - 25/4/19 Visit the Armenian National Institute for more information. Global: Armenians worldwide marked the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on 24th April 2019. Thousands of people marched in different cities of the world demanding full recognition of the genocide. Armenian Genocide was one of the worst crimes against humanity, committed by the Ottoman ...

Raymond Ibrahim – Desecration of European Churches

 Raymond Ibrahim - 25/4/19 I was recently interviewed on Sky Watch TV’s “Five in Ten with Derek Gilbert.” While there is no evidence yet that the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral was deliberately set, Raymond Ibrahim, author of Sword and Scimitar, reports that Christian churches in France are being vandalized at the rate of two per day, often ...

Serbian Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha – 2019

Church of Serbia - 25/4/2019 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2019. +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 Holy Church: grace, mercy ...

OCP Secretariat in Solidarity with Sri Lanka

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OCP News Service - OCP Society - 22/4/19 Dear All We take this opportunity to declare our solidarity with the suffering community in Sri Lanka. More than three hundred people lost their lives, and many were injured as a result of one of the most heinous attack against the Lankan citizens and foreign people in the country. Sri ...

Twenty Years of Pain: Serbian Families are Still Feeling the Consequences of the NATO Aggression

Jun28 - 21/4/19 Twenty years ago little Milica Rakic ​​was killed by a Nato bomb. Last week, my colleagues who are the same age Militia would have been honored her memory by speaking against the Nato aggression at the United Nations. As we look forward to our Holy Week, I ask you to join me in helping ...

Artsakh President Awards Medal to Dr. Carolann Najarian

Tufenkian Foundation - 21/4/19 On Tuesday, April 16, Dr. Carolann Najarian received the prestigious “Vachakan Barepasht” medal from Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan. The award acknowledges her distinguished service in Artsakh - during and after the war - as a field doctor, health-care advisor, humanitarian aid worker, and philanthropist. In a private ceremony held at his offices, President ...

Theological Students and Priest Association Call for Stability and Peace in Ethiopia

Menetasnot Desta – Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service- OCP News Service - 21/4/19 Last Friday (12/04/2019) students of the Holy Trinity Theological University college and St. Paul’s theological college held a demonstration in front of the EOTC Patriarchate headquarters in response to the displacement and attacks on the country especially on the church and ...

Remembering the Holy Ethiopian Martyrs of Libya

Solomon Kibriye - (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) - OCP News Service - 21/04/2019 Special Courtesy - Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams Four years ago today, a video was released by ISIS forces in Libya that showed the horrific massacre of 34 young men. Half were shown being marched out onto a beach on the Mediterranean, wearing orange ...

FOUR PRIMATES PLEDGE TO CONTINUE WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE CHURCH

Orthochristian - 20/4/19 The primates of four of the five ancient autocephalous Churches of the Orthodox Church—His Beatitude Patriarch John of Antioch, His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, and His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus—met in Cyprus yesterday to discuss the burning Ukrainian issue, among other topics. The four primates released a ...

Bishop Armash Nalbandian Presides Over the Foot Washing Ceremony in Damascus- Syria (2019)

OCP News Service - 20/04/2019 Damascus- Syria: Bishop Armash Nalbandian - Primate of the diocese of Apostolic Orthodox the Armenian Church in Damascus (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin) presided over the holy ceremony of foot washing at the St. Sarkis Church in Damascus. Several Armenian Orthodox faithful took part in the event. Photos: Source: OCP News Service

Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Gracanica Monastery

Church of Serbia - 18/4/19 After touching encounters with the Serbs in Strpce and Kosovsko Pomoravlje, His Holiness Patriarch visited the Gracanica Monastery on 16 April 2019. Serbian Patriarch Irinej was solemnly greeted in Gracanica monastery by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with abbess Stephanida as well as the sisterhood of the Gracanica. Following the prayer in the church ...

The Serbian Patriarch in Prizren

Church of Serbia - 18/4/19 His Holiness the Patriarch visited the Holy Archangels Monastery not far from Prizren, the foundation of Serbian Emperor Dusan, and got familiar with the renovation works of this great sanctuary that has been destroyed many time throughout the history. The Patriarch was welcomed by abbot Mihailo and his brotherhood. Patriarch Irinej then visited, according to ...

‘Great Lent is a Great Time to Re-connect with Creation’ – John McKinney

John McKinney - OCP News Service - 17/4/19 On Earth, as it is in Heaven: For the Orthodox Christian, every day is Earth Day. And Great Lent is a great time to re-connect with creation. During our Lenten journey, we’ve been doing—or at least trying to do with God’s help—a bit of restoration work: on ourselves, and ...