THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA RENEWS ITS DEMAND FOR THE RETURN OF ITS HISTORICAL RELIGIOUS CENTER IN CILICIA (KOZAN, TURKEY)

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org - 31/8/19 On 30 July 2019, under the leadership of His Holiness Aram I, the legal team of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia filed a case in the 2nd Kozan Court of First Instance against the Kozan Municipality and the Turkish State Treasury for the return of the Monastery and Cathedral of St. Sophia, the historical centre of the Cilician Catholicosate of the Armenian Church since 1297.  This ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meet Presidents of the Middle East Council of Churches

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 31/8/19 On August 29, 2019, upon the invitation of Dr. Souraya Bachaalani, Acting General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church and President of MECC for the Oriental Orthodox ...

A New Chapter for the Cultural and Tourist Development of St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai

Basilica Orthodox News Agency - 31/8/19 The Egyptian government gave the green light for the expansion of St. Catherine International Airport in Sinai. The project, to be completed in less than two years, will upgrade the entire area, including the Greek-Orthodox Saint Catherine’s Monastery. The project, backed by the governor of South Sinai, General Khaled Fouda, has ...

Cluj Metropolitan: Roma People Are Our Fellow Christians. We Want To See Them Thrive

Basilica News Agency - 31/8/19 In a message sent Wednesday on the feast of Saint Moses the Black, the Orthodox Metropolitan of Cluj said that Roma people are ‘our fellow Christians, and we want to see them thrive spiritually and materially.’ His Eminence Metropolitan Andrei Andreicuț recalled that the Roma Association of the Archdiocese of Vad, Feleac ...

THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THEOTOKOS’ TOMB – 2019

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 31/8/19 On Wednesday, August 15/28, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Dormition of Theotokos in all reverence and brilliance at Thetokokos’ Tomb in Gethsemane. According to the typikon order and the Status Quo of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, at the Church of the Dormition of Theotokos above and around Her Tomb, ...

Feast Day at the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid

 Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid - The Serbian Patriarchate - 31/8/19 The Feast of Summer Passover, as it is called in the Orthodox Church, the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, is solemnly celebrated in all places of worship of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid. His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje John served the evening service ...

Ukraine’s “Autocephalous Bloc”: How Poroshenko Will Wage War Against Zelensky

Translated by Nadia Bazuk (Editor – Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs)- OCP News Service - 31.8.19 This article was first published in Politeka.net In spring, Ukraine witnessed an event that will be written down in the country’s history –Volodymyr Zelensky won the presidential elections. A showman who had never been involved in politics before, Zelensky’s victory is ...

Parents Nightmare: Having No Money to Send Their Kids to School

28Jun NGO - 29/8/19 Dear Friends, We receive a large number of pleas from parents asking for the most basic school supplies (notebooks, pencils, backpacks) throughout the year and it only increases in September. Last year we did all we could through our numerous educational initiatives and this year we want to do even more. Our focus this ...

US Parishes Prepare for Disaster with IOCC’s Homefront Program

IOCC - 29/8/19 US Parishes Prepare for Disaster with International Orthodox Christian Charities’ Homefront Program. Comprehensive Training for Communities Fosters Resilience, Effective Response in Emergencies Baltimore, Md. (August 27, 2019) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has expanded its Homefront program, equipping Orthodox parishes across the country to plan ahead and respond effectively when disasters arise. The Orthodox Homefront ...

SVS Press Publishes St. Maximus the Confessor’s Theological Vision of Liturgy

SVOTS - 29/8/19 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Saint Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press has released On the Ecclesiastical Mystagogy by Saint Maximus the Confessor (c. 580-662). The new book, the latest title in SVS Press’s highly-praised Popular Patristic Series (PPS), features the original Greek text of St. Maximus’ work along with an English translation by Jonathan J. Armstrong. In On the Ecclesiastical Mystagogy (PPS ...

Catholicos to Consecrate North India’s First Orthodox Retreat, Research Centre-cum-chapel

Chief Editor – OCP News Service Catholicos to consecrate North India’s first Orthodox retreat, research center-cum-chapel at Abu Road, Rajasthan, on Sept 10, 11. HGs Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Geevarghese Mar Yulios to be co-celebrants. AHMEDABAD, India: The Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Syrian Church founded by St Thomas will have its first-ever retreat-cum-research centre and a chapel in the name ...

The First Serbian Benevolent Society’s Slava in Colma, CA

Church of Serbia - 27/8/19 On Saturday, August 24 Bishop Maxim traveled to the Serbian Cemetery in the City of Colma near San Francisco to celebrate the Slava (the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos) of the First Serbian Benevolent Society (FSBS). This organization was established in 1880 in San Francisco, California. The church dedicated to ...

St. Vladimir’s 2019-2020 Academic Year Begins With 22 New Students

SVOTS - 27/8/19 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) welcomed twenty-two new seminarians to its campus Monday for the first day of the 2019-2020 Academic Year. The incoming class hails from three countries—the United States, Canada, and India—and twelve different jurisdictions: Orthodox Church in America (5)=22.5% Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America ...

Orthodox Christian Charities and WFP Partnership Serves 5,000,000 School Snacks

IOCC - 24/8/19 Visit to Donate: An apple or a banana, a serving of peanuts or a carton of milk make up a small snack pack. Five million of those filling, healthful snacks have helped students in Lebanon get the most from their education. Partnering with the World Food Program in Lebanon, IOCC offers snacks to over 22,700 ...

YPG Using Syriac Christian Front Organizations As Mouthpiece for Fear-mongering Messages Regarding Northeast Syria

Press conference in Northeast Syria. Flags representing various groups, including the YPG and its counterpart the "Syriac" Military Council. Source photo: Nadie Harbieh.

Wca-ngo.org - 24/8/19 A few Syriac organizations claiming to represent the Christians of Northeast Syria while basically being front organizations of the YPG, have recently been causing quite a stir online. Being aligned with Kurdish communist separatists from Syria, their fearmongering messages deliberately portray an aggressive Turkish invasion that will exterminate the last Christians in this ...

Patriarch Bartholomew at the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace

Basilica Orthodox News Agency - 24/8/19 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew attended the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Lindau (Germany) from 20-23 August 2019 where he delivered the keynote address.  Religions for Peace, in partnership with the Foundation Peace Dialogue of the World Religions and Civil Society, is the world’s most representative, multi-religious gathering ...

Event to Celebrate SVOTS, St. Nersess Seminary Collaboration

SVOTS - 24/8/19 Pan-Orthodox Christian Collaboration!  [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] For fifty years, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) and St. Nersess Armenian Seminary have worked together to help build up the Body of Christ. This October, celebrate with us this milestone of fifty years of collaboration! An evening of events at St. Vladimir’s Seminary on Friday, October ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Roman Prelates Meet Viktor Orban – Prime Minister of Hungary

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 24/8/19 On August 23, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency Mr. Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, in Fatima – Portugal. The meeting was also attended by their Beatitudes Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Mor Ignatius Youssef III ...

Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord in Holy Protection Skete

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 24/8/19 On Monday, August 19, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy for the great feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Concelebrating ...

Wonder-working Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God welcomed in Holy Protection Church

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 24/8/19 On Tuesday, August 20, the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" was brought to Holy Protection Church in Saratov, Russia. The icon was triumphally greeted by Metropolitan Longin of Saratov & Volsk, Bishop ...