Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden 

OCP News Service - 30/9/2019 Sweden: His All-Holiness Bartholomew I - Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch paved a recent visit to the Syriac Orthodox Community in Sweden. The Patriarch prayed and paid respect for the Syriac Martyrs of Sayfo. Patriarch Bartholomew and the Ecumenical Patriarchate delegation was received by Mor Dioscoros Benyamin Atas (Patriarchal-Vicar of Sweden), Mor Philoxenus ...

Patriarch Abba Seraphim, Bishop Serge Theriault Sympathizes With Ben Kunjacko – OCP Delegate

OCP News Service - 28/9/19 Global: The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate received the below responses from the Primates of the British Orthodox Patriarchate and the Christian Catholic Church Canada over the brutal attack on Mr. Ben Kunjacko - OCP Delegate and Chief Public Relations Officer. Ben was brutally attacked by a few Christian fanatics as ...

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Church of Serbia - 28/9/19 The Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross is celebrated each year on September 14. The Feast commemorates the finding of the True Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by Saint Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine. In the twentieth year of his reign (326), Emperor Constantine ...

Church of Sweden to Ring Bells for Greta Thunberg’s Global Climate Strike

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Sputniknews - 28/9/29 The Church of Sweden previously sparked controversy by proclaiming Greta Thunberg “Jesus's Successor”. Today (27 September) church bells across Malmö, Sweden's third-largest city, will ring in support for Greta Thunberg and her global climate strike. This is being done as a token of support for the 'Fridays for the Future' climate movement, where thousands of ...

Testament Church of Abba Justin Consecrated At Monastery Celije

Church of Serbia - 28/9/19 Jubilees in honor of Venerable Father Justin: 125 years since his  birth and 40 years since his repose, were celebrated by consecration of a three-altar church dedicated to Saint Sava, Saint Justin the Martyr and Saint Mary the Egyptian, erected according to a testament of Abba in Monastery of Celije, where ...

Orthodox Believers In France On The Path To Unity Within The Metropolis Of The Ecumenical Patriarchate

Mihaela Radu - OCP News Service - 28/9/19 Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE or OCP Media Network.  Soon, on October 11, 2019, it will be a year since the Holy Synod reinstated the hierarchs and clergy of the Ukrainian ...

Focus Ecumenical Journal Features ‘Faith, History, and Religiosity’

OCP News Service - 28/9/19 Download here – FOCUS OCT 2019 Vol 7 Global: The October 2019 Vol: 7, No: 4th 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 ...

St. Gregory of Nyssa’s Handbook For Catechists Now Available

SVOTS  - 28/9/19 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Catechetical Discourse is now available through St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press. The new entry in the Popular Patristic Series (PPS) features the original Greek text along with an English translation by Seminary Alumnus and SVS Press Editor Rev. Ignatius Green. Saint Gregory of Nyssa wrote the Catechetical Discourse as a handbook ...

Who’s who of Orthodox Leaders Returns “For the Life of the World”

SVOTS - 28/9/19 Over the weekend a large, diverse group of Orthodox Christian leaders—from well-known authors and speakers Fr. Barnabas Powell and Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green to successful entrepreneurs Gabriel Otte and Calee Lee—gathered once again at St. Vladimir’s Seminary for the annual Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative (OCLI) Conference. The title for this year was “For the ...

OCP Delegate Ben Kunjacko Attacked By Christian Fanatics

OCP News Service - 27/9/2019 Piravom, Kerala- India: Benj Kunjacko (Delegate and Chief Public Relations & Social Media Officer) of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society was brutally attacked by a group of Christian religious fanatics at Piravom(Ernakulam, Kerala State) on 26th September 2019. He was attacked as part of the tensed and ongoing developments at the ...

A Monument In The Memory Of The Church Of Holy Prophet Elias Was Inaugurated In The Centre of Chisinau

Orthodox Church of Moldova- Moscow Patriarchate - 26/9/19 Sunday, 22 September 2019, Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and all Moldova, participated in the inauguration of a monument in the memory of the Church of Holy Prophet Elias demolished in 1960 during communist persecution of the Church. Thus, immediately after the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the Metropolitan Cathedral, His ...

Orthodox Metropolitan of Montenegro – Message for Bartholomew of Constantinople

Orthodox Church - 26/9/19 His High-eminence Orthodox Archbishop of Cetinje Metropolitan of Montenegro and Litoral Amphilochius sent a message to the Patriarch of Constantinople that the Church problems cannot be saved without the Council. Source:  

A School Restored By Religious Communities Of Russia Opens In Damascus

Moscow Patriarchate - 26/9/19 On 23rd September 2019, an official opening of a five-storey general education school for 1200 pupils took place in the Barzeh neighbourhood in Damascus. The school was destroyed during the war in Syria and restored through the efforts of the Interreligious Working Group for the Aid to the Population of Syria of the ...

Consultary Meeting for the Knanaya Archdiocese

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 26/9/2019 On September 25, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over a consultary meeting to discuss issues related to the unity of the Knanaya Archdiocese, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh – Lebanon. The meeting was attended by their Eminences: Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, ...

Icon-Painting Contest To Mark The 100th Anniversary Of The Russian Church Abroad

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 24/9/19 With the blessing of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the commission for organizing and holding celebrations on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Church Abroad and its salvific ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej at the Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral

Church of Serbia - 24/9/19 On 22 September 2019, the feast of the Holy and Righteous Joachim and Anna, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej participated prayerfully in the Divine Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael and received the Holy Gifts (photo gallery). Source:  

Church of Greece And Her Arguments Concerning Ukraine’s ‘Autocephaly Problem’

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Tamar Lomidze - (Senior Editor- Eastern Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service -  Article - 24/9/19 The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece held on August 16-28, reviewed the recommendations of the Synodal committees for the dogmatic and canonical issues, as well as Orthodox and inter-Christian relations and recognized the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s right to grant ...

Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops Recommits to Orthodox Unity in the USA

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America - 22/9/19 NEW YORK – The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America met today, under the chairmanship of Archbishop Elpidophoros, to discuss the state of Orthodox Christian unity in the USA. Recognizing the challenges in global Orthodoxy, ...

‘Muddy Boots, Bread and Butter’ – The Heart Breaking Story All of Serbia is Talking About

28Jun NGO - 22/9/19 Dear Friends, At least 50 of you have sent us the story of 6-year old Nadja Mladenovic from the Village of Vinik near Nis. Like other children, at her age she began school two weeks ago, but her teacher noticed that Nadja showed up to class every day in the same muddy boots. ...

FAITH SCENE: Regarding wealth, ‘Now what? or What now?’

Journal Scene - John G. Panagiotou- 22/9/19 This article was first published in Journal Scene  Harvard University has one of the largest endowments of any institution of higher learning in the world. An interesting apocryphal story that is told about its history of endowment is that one of its highly successful endowment investment advisers had a basic two-rule ...