Syria – Ethnic and Religious Minorities Threatened with Extinction Again

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Ahmad Al-Khalid - Special Monitoring Mission to Syria - OCP News Service - 7/11/2019 Despite declared by US President Donald Trump's victory over terrorism in Syria, ethnic minorities and various religious communities can face the threat of persecution by radical groups. According to experts, the population of Northern Syria could expect such a scenario in connection ...

The Violent Persecution Against Christians in Ethiopia – Photos and Video

OCP News Service - 11/7/2019 Global: Photos and videos of the horrific persecution against Christians, especially Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia in Oromia and other regions of Ethiopia. These photos and videos are collected from various Ethiopian sources. The intensity of the persecution is more than what has been published here. Special courtesy to Temesgen Zegeye, Donn George ...

Patriarch Abune Mathias Thanks Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Orthodox Churches, and the Roman Catholic Church

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Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - OCP News Service - 7/11/2019 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Patriarch Abune Mathias (Co-Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum, and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot) extended his gratitude to Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society), sister Orthodox Churches and the Roman Catholic Church (during ...

Ethiopian Church Announce Emergency Funds For Oromia Region   

Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - OCP News Service - 7/11/2019 Press release from the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Addis Ababa-Ethiopia - The press release was presented by the Co-Patriarch of the Church - His Holiness Abune Mathias. The press release acknowledged the Nobel Prize awarded to the Ethiopian Prime Minister ...

ROC Primate: No Quasi-Papism must be allowed in Orthodoxy

UOJ - 7/11/2019 It is much easier to influence one person than a group of people, this influence being able to destroy the entire Church, says the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. We must defend the conciliar administration of the Ecumenical Church and prevent the emergence of "quasi-papism" in Orthodoxy. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus said ...

Archimandrite James (Corazza) is Consecrated Bishop of Sonora – Second Vicar of the Western American Diocese

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 7/11/2019 On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the feast day of the Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” in San Francisco, in accordance with a decision by the Council of Bishops of ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Arrives in Guatemala For The Maiden Apostolic Visit To Central America

The arrival of His Holiness to Guatemala: First Apostolic Visit to the Archdiocese of Central America. Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 7/11/2019 On November 5, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived in Guatemala City, starting his first apostolic visit to the Archdiocese of Central America. His Holiness was received at the airport by His Eminence Mor ...

THE FEAST OF SAINT JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE – 2019

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 7/11/2019 On Tuesday, October 23/ November 5, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. James the Brother of God and the First Hierarch of Jerusalem as his Throne feast. St. James the Brother of God is known to the Church as the son of Joseph the betrothed of Theotokos and brother of the ...

Patron Saint-day of Venerable Prohor of Pcinja

Church of Serbia - 7/11/2019 The solemn celebration of the 950th anniversary of the monastery of Venerable Prohor of Pcinja was marked on the Eve of the feast day, 31 October 2019, with All-Night Vigil service officiated by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. His Holiness was concelebrated by the clergy of the Diocese of Vranje and clerics ...