The Third Bilateral Dialogue between Russian and Coptic Orthodox Churches Held

US-International Copti Media Center - 31/5/19 From May 28-29, 2019, the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Orthodox Church held its third meeting in Cairo, Egypt generously hosted by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II. Present at the meeting were His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion of Los Angeles, co-chairman, His Grace Bishop ...

Catholicos Congratulates PM Modi: Hails Historic Contributions of the Hindu Community

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OCP News Service – 31/5/19 Malankara-Kerala-India: His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan) congratulated His Excellency Narendra Modi on becoming the 16th Prime Minister of India after a landslide victory by the Brathya Janatha Party (BJP) in the recent Lok Sabha elections. In a recent ...

Mar Yulios hails Modi’s Victory : Endorses Reform Measures as a Symbol of Growth and Development

Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 29/5/19 AHMEDABAD, Gujarat, India: HG Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Indian Orthodox (Malankara) Diocese of Ahmedabad (ODA) has sent a letter of congratulations to Shri Narendra Modi, the incumbent Prime Minister of India. The letter dated May 27, 2019, addresses the Prime Minister as respected Shri Narendrabhai Modiji, by the ...

Greek, Armenian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches Agree to Restore the Holy Sepulcher

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 29/5/19 SIGNING AGREEMENT ON THE INTEGRATION OF WORKINGS OF THE SACRED EDICULE AND THE ROTUNDA AROUND THE HOLY SEPULCHRE On Monday afternoon, May 14/27, 2019, at the Franciscan Monastery, there was a meeting of H.H.B. the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and Dragouman Archimandrite Mattheos, with ...

Oriental Orthodox Research Center Portal Launched

OCP News Service - 29/5/19 Visit the portal here: http://www.theorthodoxchurch.info/aacp/ Global: Oriental Orthodox Research Center (OORC) portal powered by Orthodox Cognate PAGE Society is now available online. Conceived in view of the programs held by the OCP Society for the 50th anniversary of the Addis Ababa Conference (2015), this portal is an initiative to create an exclusive platform ...

A Roman Catholic Family Converts to Orthodox Christianity in Pakistan

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OCP News Service - 27/5/19 Pakistan: A Roman Catholic Family of five members joined the Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan. They were welcomed by Fr. Paul Sushil (Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan– Moscow Patriarchate) welcomed the family. Mr. Richard Nazeer, Ephraim, Juliana, Philip, Peter, and Maximus are the new members of the Orthodox Church ...

Archbishop Elsa of Northern Gondar (EOTC) Enters Eternal Rest

Menetasnot Desta – Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service- OCP News Service - 27/5/19 +Memory Eternal+ Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Archbishop Abune Elsa of Northern Gondar of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church entered eternal rest on 25th May 2019 at the Gondar University hospital where he was treated for kidney and heart-related problems. He was 84 years. The ...

Syriac Patriarchal Divine Liturgy Held at Malecuriz Dayro

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 27/5/19 On May 26, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Church in Malecuriz Dayro in Puthencruz, India.   He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Archbishop of Beirut, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Mor ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej ceremoniously received in Budapest

Church of Serbia - 27/5/19 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived at the church of Saint Great-martyr George in Budapest, in the evening on Friday, May 24, 2019, where he was welcomed by Bishop Lukian of Buda with clergy and a great number of people, who gathered to greet their  Arch-hierarch. His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej of ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II in Kerala for the 3rd Apostolic Visit

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/5/19 On May 24, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived at Cochin International Airport for his third Apostolic Visit to the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church in India. He is accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Archbishop of Beirut, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese ...

The sinner and the sick must be forgiven and healed without humiliating them, Patriarch Daniel says

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 23/9/19 Praising the discretion and wisdom of the Saviour who healed the paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel pointed out that the one who sinned and is sick must be raised up and helped to be a new man among people without humiliating him. The sick ...

The Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Church

Church of Serbia - 23/5/19 The Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from their regular meeting held at Zica Monastery and in Belgrade, May 9-18, 2019. This year’s regular meeting of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began on May 9, 2019 in Monastery Zica, the first ...

Theological and Historical-Literary Opus of Metropolitan Amfilohije Presented

Church of Serbia - 23/5/19 The publishing and information institution of the Metropoly of the Montenegro-Coastlands "Svetigora" presented a set of selected works of His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro-Coastlands Dr. Amfilohije. The collected works of this Serbian Church dignitary consist of 30 titles in 36 volumes! His Excellency Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, ...

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Urges the Ethiopian Church to Take up a Greater Role in Nation Building

Menetasnot Desta – Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service- OCP News Service – 23/5/19 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia: Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed addressed the regular and biannual conference of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed urged the Holy Synod members to transform the Church into a strong, ...

Fury as UK Church Offers to ‘Cover up’ Jesus and Crosses for Muslim Prayer

Sputniknews - 23/5/19 A former chaplain to the Queen argued that covering up the image of Jesus would be tantamount to disrespecting him in his own house. An Anglican parish church in the UK has courted controversy over its plans to cover up religious imagery while hosting a Muslim prayer. The vicar of the St. Matthew and St. Luke's church in Darlington had invited ...

A new edition: Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims in Serbian Language

Church of Serbia - 21/5/19 Three scientific books by Deacon Dr. Alexander Prascevic are published under the title Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims in three books: 1. Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch German to the dialogue with the Muslims (1958-1990); 2. Patriarch Pavle on Islam and Muslims (1990-1997); 3 Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch Pavle to ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Honorary Doctorate from St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary

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OCP News Service - 20/5/19 USA: Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Anticioha and All-East – (Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church) received an Honorary Doctorate in from St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary Divinity. Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, Met. Zachariah Nicholovos Attends SVOST Graduation Ceremony The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, President of SVOTS bestowed the award ...

Archbishop Chrysostom of Cyprus at the Serbian Patriarchate

Church of Serbia - 20/5/19 His Beatitude Archbishop of the New Justiniana and of all Cyprus Chrysostom visited His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on May 17, 2019. Considering that the session of the Holy Bishops' Assembly was in progress, His Beatitude Chrysostom was received by this highest hierarchical representation of ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, Met. Zachariah Nicholovos Attends SVOST Graduation Ceremony

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OCP News Service - 20/5/19 USA: Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Anticioha and All-East - (Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church), Mar Zachariah Nicholovos of North East America of the Malankara Church took part in the graduation ceremony of the St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, New York. His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America ...

The Serbian Church to Restart Dialogue with the Macedonian Church

OCP News Service - 17/5/19 The Holy Assembly of the Bishops of the Chruch of Serbia has decided to restart dialogue with the unrecognized Macedonian Orthodox Church. The problem of the Macedonian Church was the main topic on the agenda of the Assembly session on May 15th, 2019. Serbian and Macedonian Churches have a long history of separation ...