Focus Ecumenical Journal Features ‘the Creator, the Sustainer and the Redeemer’

OCP News Service - 28/6/19 Download here - FOCUS July 2019 Vol 7 Global: The July 2019 Vol: 7, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) is now available. Diaspora FOCUS is a non-profit organization registered in ...

Patriarchate Bartholomew, Constantinople and the Creation of an “Eastern Papacy”

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Tamar Lomidze - Contributor- OCP News Service - 27/6/19 The Patriarchate of Constantinople has recently been shaken by scandals. First, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France got accused of pederasty, then Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa was appointed Archbishop of the Greek American Archdiocese (GOA) by passing the opinion of American hierarchs, which caused sharp criticism among US clergy ...

Theologians: Constantinople Lost its Weight in the Orthodox world

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Sophia Iliadi – Independent Article - 27/6/19 The Orthodox world is facing a total rearrangement. The balance of powers and the distribution of influence between 14 mutually recognized Local Orthodox Churches is shifting as the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, historically first among equal autocephalous Churches, has completely lost its weight. This is happening against the background of ...

‘Follow Christ’s Divine Vision’ – Stated Catholicos at the Launch of the Nagpur STOTS Silver Jubilee Celebrations

L C N - Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 26/6/19 KOTTAYAM, Kerala, India: ‘The foundation of a church is based upon the purity of life led by the clergy, their vision, purity, and knowledge and how it is imparted. They should follow and spread Christ’s divine vision amidst the present widespread use of social ...

17th Century St. Stephanos Church Re-Opens in Hochants Village after Renovation

Tufenkian Foundation - 25/6/19 June 23, 2019, HOCHANTS, KASHATAGH, ARTSAKH: Tufenkian Charitable Foundation, Artsakh’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Tourism and Armenian Apostolic Church recently completed the restoration of Saint Stepanos church in the village of Hochants in liberated Kashatagh region. Today, during the official opening ceremony of the church, Pargev Archbishop Martirosyan, the leader of Artsakh ...

Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky +1985) – Sermon on SS Peter and Paul Lent

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/6/19  The Need to Observe Church Laws and Regulations. We live in special times, beloved brethren! They are special because when you compare today to how it was in Mother Russia before, we see the almost complete opposite. For example, ...

Are we listening

John G. Panagiotou - Journalscene - 25/6/19 Several years ago, the actress Evan Rachel Wood proclaimed on Twitter, “I believe in god but I am not religious. I am spiritual. My definition of God isn't in any religion. It's very personal. [sic]”. Her sentiments are not alone in Hollywood only but across America. In today’s religious ...

Patriarchal Holy Qurobo in Frias

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/6/19 On June 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Church in Frias – Argentina. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Chrysostomos Youhanna Ghassaly, Patriarchal Vicar in Argentina, and Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions ...

Inauguration of Sayfo Monument in Frias

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/6/19 On June 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a Sayfo monument for the commemoration of the martyrs of Sayfo Genocide, on April 9 Park in Frias, Argentina. The inauguration was attended by their Eminences: Mor Chrysostomos Youhanna Ghassaly, Patriarchal Vicar in Argentina, Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Chamoun, Patriarchal Vicar ...

Catholicos Presents OVS Award to Johnson Chembal

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OCP News Service - 24/6/19 Malankara-India: The 2019 OVS (Orthodox Vishvasa Samrashakan) award was presented to Johnson Chembal by His Hoiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II - (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan) on 23rd June 2019. Johnson Chemabl was decorated with the award for his contributions in defending the Catholicate of ...

Council of Hierarchy of the Church of Greece and the Ukrainian Orthodox Schism

Jelena Rakocevic - Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs - OCP News Service- 23/6/19 The Phanar masterminded the conflict in the newly-established Autocephalous Church of Ukraine. The US Department of State and the incumbent Government of Greece have pressured the Greek Church to 'speed up' the recognition of the new Metropolitan of Kyiv. Greek analyst Michalis Papadopoulos states that an ...

Tufenkian Foundation’s Newly Built Football Field Opens for Kovsakan

Tufenkianfoundation - 23/6/19 June 20, 2019, KOVSAKAN, ARTSAKH: The representatives of the Tufenkian Charitable Foundation alongside with its supporters participated in the opening ceremony of a newly built universal sports field in the community of Kovsakan, in the southern part of liberated Kashatagh, Artsakh. The Foundation conducted the construction process with the support of Mr. and ...

Dean and Armenian Orthodox Seminarians Attacked by Extremist Jews in Jerusalem

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 21/6/19 On Saturday, June 8, 2019, a group of Armenian Seminarians and the dean of the Seminary were attacked by three extremist Jews and their dog. On that day in the afternoon a group of 20 students of the Armenian Theological Seminary, accompanied by the dean of the Seminary, ...

Syriac Orthodox Priest ‘Absorbed’ by Malankara Catholic Rite: Disregards Papal Stand on Uniatism

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OCP News Service - 21/6/19 “The path of Uniatism is not the path to walk today.” – Pope Francis of Rome. Malankara-India: Fr.  Sunny Vettikatil, a priest of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church in India was absorbed by the Malankara Catholic Uniate Papsist Rite. The so-called ‘reunion’ event is a clear violation of the Papal stand on ...

Fifteen Assyrian Children Kidnapped By Kurdish Affiliated Militia in Syria

AINA - 21/6/19 Qamishli, Syria (AINA) -- According to a report on Assyria TV, an internet Assyrian channel based in Stockholm, 15 Assyrian girls and boys have been abduction by members of the Syriac Military Council (MFS). MFS is a militia tied to the Syriac Union Party, which in turn is part of a secretive Assyrian political ...

Patriarch of Romania Consecrates St. Spyridon Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest

Basilica News Agency - 19/6/19 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania on Whit Monday, June 17, consecrated St Spyridon’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest following extensive restoration works. Following the consecration service, the Patriarch offered distinctions to those who supported the restoration works. The consecration and the festal Divine Liturgy were attended by the personnel of the Patriarchate’s Basilica ...

Patriarch Daniel Congratulates Basilica Media Centre For Transmitting Holy Trinity’s Love To The World

Basilica News Agency - 19/6/19 The Patriarch of Romania on Whit Monday pointed out the important missionary activity of the Basilica Media Centre during a meeting with the Patriarchate’s journalists held at the Patriarchal Palace. ‘We congratulate you for this holy, missionary work to transmit the love of the Most Holy Trinity to the world and to ...

The Autocephalous Churches and the Institution of the ‘Pentarchy’

parembasis.gr - Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios - 19/6/19 Translation of the article in Greek Οἱ Αὐτοκέφαλες Ἐκκλησίες καί ὁ θεσμός τῆς «Πενταρχίας» The article in pdf format Much has been written recently as a result of the Ukrainian issue, both positively and negatively, from whichever side one looks at it. In particular, there has been very ...

MASS SERVICE HELD IN MONTENEGRO IN DEFENSE OF SERBIAN CHURCH

Orthochristian.com - 19/6/19 Thousands of Orthodox faithful flocked to the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of the Resurrection in Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro, on Saturday to show their support for the rights of the canonical Serbian Church and to pray to God to help protect the Church there. The parishioners gathered at the call of His Eminence ...

Kuravilangad Papist ‘Nasrani’ Sangamom : A Problem for the Malankara Church ?

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D R- OCP News Service- 18/6/19 The so-called Nasrani Sangamom (organized by the Syro-Malabar Papsist Uniate Rite) scheduled in the month of September 2019 on behalf of the Kuravalangadu Roman Catholic Church is nothing but a satirical event in several aspects. It can be seen as a hilarious attempt to create false stories and to overlook ...

Summer Resources to Contemplate the Contributions of Orthodox Women

SCV - 18/6/19 Proposal- Introductory Parameters for Ordained Orthodox Deaconesses, SCV March 25, 2019 SCV Volume III Flyer Book Release FINAL Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the “Signs of the Times (Free E-book) For summertime reflection, we are pleased to offer three Orthodox resources engaging a wide range of topics related to the contributions of women in the life of ...