‘Parambil Chandy – the first Bishop of Indian Origin & Kuravalgnattu Might be the World’s First Marian Church’ : Claims Mar Kallarangatt

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Click individual pics in the gallery to read the circular. Photo Source- Social Media. OCP News Service - 17/6/19 Malankara-India: Few unusual claims were made by Mar Joseph Kallarangatt (Syro-Malabar Catholic Bishop of the Eparchy of Palai) in a circular that was published with regards to the upcoming ‘Nasrani Sangamom’ in the month of September 2019. The ...

Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Church of Serbia - 17/6/19 Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή) – the feast day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit In the Old Testament, Pentecost was the feast that occurred fifty days after Passover. As the Passover feast celebrated the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, so Pentecost celebrated God's gift of the ten commandments to Moses ...

Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox & Roman Catholicism – A Comparison

OCP News Service - 14/6/19 A Comparison between Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Roman Catholic Churches DOWNLOAD THE COMPARISON PDF HERE From the book Orthodox Dilemma "I have made an effort to make a minor comparison of EO and OO Churches with the Roman Catholic Church. This is a very limited comparison and does not explain everything in detail. I ...

SCV Launches New Publication – Encountering Women of Faith Volume III

SCV - 14/6/19 Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) joyfully announces the launch of our newest publication in the thought-provoking Encountering Women of Faith book series.  Encountering Women of Faith: The Saint Catherine’s Vision Collection, Volume III provides a rich tapestry of witness from the lives of holy women throughout Christian history. Collaboratively written to both spiritually inspire and academically inform, ...

The Regime of the Orthodox Church

Parembasis - Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios - 14/6/19 Translation of the article in Greek Τό πολίτευμα τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Ἐκκλησίας Prompted by the Ukrainian issue, there are discussions about ‘primacy’ within the Church. Some people reject it, and others misinterpret it. The Roman Catholics usually interpret primacy in terms of essentialism, and some contemporary Orthodox ...

Hesychia and the Vision of God in the Epistles of the Apostle Paul

Parembasis - Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios - 14/6/19 Translation of Chapter 6 from the book in Greek by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos Metaphraseis – Mysteria kai Askese, pub. Birth of the Theotokos Monastery, Levadia 2011, pp. 241-31. ARTICLE IN PDF When one reads Holy Scripture and the Holy Fathers carefully and with an open mind, ...

SVS Press Summer Sale: Orthodox ecology summit

SVOTS - 14/6/19 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, “The Green Patriarch,” is concerned there is so much left to be done when it comes to the Church and pressing environmental issues. After the third Halki Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, which wrapped up last week, he is looking to Orthodox seminaries and theological schools to step up ...

Serbian Army Lieutenant Presbyter Goran Sandic in Fort Jackson

Church of Serbia - 14/6/19 There has been military clergy in the Serbian Army since it gained statehood. Knjaz Milosh Obrenovich in the constitution of the newly liberated state, in 1839, defines that they shall have priests in the army. After the Second World War, it was not allowed to pray to God in Serbian military barracks. ...

Meeting of Patriarchs – Erbil

Syriac Orthodox Patrirachate - 14/6/19 On June 10, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with their Beatitudes Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, and Cardinal Mar Louis Rafael I Sako, Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon. The meeting was hosted by His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk, Kurdistan ...

Filaret: Ukrainians Were Deceived, OCU Is Not An Independent Church

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UOJ - 12/6/19 The head of the UOC KP Filaret said that the Ukrainians received the “wrong” Tomos from the Patriarch of Constantinople and declared: “We don’t want such autocephaly”! The head of the Kiev Patriarchate Filaret Denisenko is confident that “the so-called Orthodox Church of Ukraine is dependent on the Patriarchate of Constantinople,” and therefore “we don’t want ...

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 11/6/19 The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord was celebrated one day after the feast of the Apodosis of Pascha, on Thursday May 24/ June 6, 2019. On this feast the Church celebrates the fact that the Lord was ascended in heaven in glory, while His disciples were watching Him, and sat ...

Sixth Anniversary of the Enthronement of Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem

  The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - June 2019 Many Years!!! On 4th June 2019, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian celebrated his sixth anniversary as the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, who is seated on the throne of St. James. Source:

Macedonian Issue in the Geopolitical Games between Orthodox Churches

Jelena Rakocevic - Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs - OCP News Service - 8/6/19 On June 11, Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece will celebrate Patriarch Bartholomew’s name day in Istanbul. Right after the celebrations, the Hierarchs’ Council of the Church of Greece shall be convened to discuss the recognition of the Autocephalous Church in ...

Pope Wants to ‘Trick’ Orthodox Churches Through ‘Urgent’ Intercommunion

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OCP News Service - 7/6/19 After his trip to Romania, Roman Papa Francis urged 'urgent' intercommunion with Eastern Orthodox Churches despite the fact that theological issues between both families of Churches remain unresolved. One of the biggest strength of the Orthodox Church is her theology. If Orthodox Churches compromise on theology and dogmatic teachings, in order ...

Communique of the Raška-Prizren Diocese concerning the unauthorized construction work at the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas in Novo Brdo

Church of Serbia - 7/6/18 With great concern, the Diocese of Raška-Prizren has received information about an announcement specifying the beginning of construction work on the site of an old Serbian medieval church, that of St. Nicholas, which was the cathedral church for the Serbian Orthodox bishops of Novo Brdo and Gračanica, and which is located ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Slams TOTO Gay Tour

Menetasnot Desta – Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service- OCP News Service- 6/6/19 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: TOTO, a Chicago based travel organization for homosexuals that wants to tour Ethiopia (holy tourist sites of tana, Aksum, and Lalibela) is challenged by the Ethiopian Church leaders and her faithful. On Monday the Ethiopian Church with six other religious ...

Ukrainian State’s Interference In the Church Affairs

Nadia Bazuk- Contributor- OCP News Service - 5/6/19 The recent presidential elections in Ukraine ended quite unexpectedly – the stand-up comedian Volodymyr Zelensky (whose bid for presidency hadn’t been taken seriously by experts and voters in early 2019), defeated Petro Poroshenko and won a landslide victory. The margin between the two candidates was stunning (72.7% to ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Announces $135K Campaign for Ethiopia

IOCC - 5/6/19 Humanitarian Agency to Extend Fight against Tropical Disease, Expand Health Services in Rural Areas Baltimore, Md. (June 4, 2019) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has announced a fundraising push for ongoing work in Ethiopia, aiming to raise $135,000 to continue combatting the tropical disease podoconiosis and to expand health services in underserved, isolated ...