Little Novak’s Christmas Wish

28. Jun NGO - 30/12/2019 Please donate now to help this boy: https://28jun.org/donate A society is judged by how it treats and shows compassion for those who cannot fend for themselves during hard times. In the poorest village in the poorest municipality in Serbia is where our volunteers met little Novak. The village of Rudare near Kursumlija sits a ...

Montenegrin Police Beat Serbian Bishop, Faithful Protesting Adoption of Anti-Church Law

Church of Serbia - 30/12/2019 Despite strong protests from the hierarchs, clergy, monastics, and faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the majority religion in the country, the Montenegrin Parliament adopted the anti-Church law “On Freedom of Religion and Belief and the Legal Status of Religious Communities” yesterday. Large crowds of Orthodox faithful took to the streets in ...

Christians Butchered in Nigeria and Burkina Faso

OCP News Service - 30/12/2019 Africa: The Islamic State in Nigeria killed eleven Christians in response to the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The killing took place in the north-eastern Borno State. A video was released on the 26th of December 2019. Under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari, the Preseindt of Nigeria, atrocities against ...

Russian Orthodox Church – Oriental Orthodox Relations – OCP Statement

OCP Secretariat- OCP News Service - 28/12/2019 Global: This statement is in response to the possible confusion that arose among many faithful with regards to the Russian Orthodox Church and her relations with the Oriental Orthodox family. This statement is solely based on the information collected by the Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. The Russian Orthodox Church has not severed ecclesiastical ties with any of the Oriental Orthodox Churches ...

Activity Report of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society – 2019

The OCP Secretariat – OCP News Service – 27/12/2019 Dear Wellwishers  We are delighted to present to you the annual activity report of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society for the year 2019. We thank you all for the kind support and encouragement. Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE is a Pan-Orthodox Christian Society founded in 2007 and established under the ...

Orthodox Christians in Montenegro Protests the Newly Proposed Religious Law

Church of Serbia - 27/12/2019 Metropolitan Amfilohije: All that has been done on Earth against the name of God and the justice that radiates from that name - all that is lawlessness. A protest gathering of the clergy and monastics of the Metropolitanate of the Montenegro-Littoral and Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic was held before the Parliament of Montenegro ...

Serbian Church Slams ‘Proposed Law on Religion’ in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 27/12/2019 Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church As regards the latest developments in Montenegro relating to the announced adoption of the draft Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Legal Status of Religious Communities, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church hereby expresses its support ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Chairs Joint Session of the Holy Synod and the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church – First in a Hundred Years

Patriarchia.ru - 27/1`2/2019 On the 25th of December 2019, in the Red Hall of the Cathedral of Christ, the Saviour in Moscow, a joint session of the Holy Synod and the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The Primate of the ...

28. Jun Volunteers Deliver Christmas Gifts to Kids in Bajina Bašta

28. Jun NGO - 25/12/2019 We Fulfilled New Year's Wishes of 275 Children in Bajina Bašta! Our volunteers, Selena and Dragana, visited villages in the municipality of Bajina Bašta and handed out 275 gifts to fulfill every child's wish! The area is impoverished as only a small minority of parents hold full-time work, so the donation was most ...

Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) – A Brief Review of the Year – 2019

SCV - Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald - Cofounder and Executive Director - 25/1/2019 Over the past year, SCV has enjoyed incrementally, much progress!  Our website attests to a witness of service offered on behalf of the Church at the highest level of theological and spiritual accountability.  By God’s grace, since our inception, we have been striving ...

‘Whom and How to Forgive’? (On Forgiveness) – Fr. Bedros Shetilian

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Fr. Bedros Shetilian - OCP Articles - 25/12/2019 “To err is human, to forgive, divine”, - Alexander Pope What a popular topic. People talk about it a lot, people speculate about it a lot, people say something, but indeed do the opposite a lot. When I think about this topic, I always remember Jesus’ words in Luke ...

Why did Stalin Rehabilitate the Russian Orthodox Church?

Russia Beyond - OLEG YEGOROV - December 2019 The Bolsheviks oppressed the Orthodox Church after seizing power in Russia – but Stalin, despite all his ruthlessness, changed things for better in this area. There is a legend saying that it was a miracle that saved Moscow in the winter of 1941, when the Germans were approaching the ...

Former Gymnast and Economist, Mother Ecaterina Cares for 126 children

Basilica News Agency - 23/12/2019 Mother Ecaterina from St Leontius of Radauti Settlement gave up her career and entered monasticism. She studied to become a nurse and a psychologist and now she takes care of 126 children of all ages at Romania’s largest residential institution devoted to the care of orphans and other children who were ...

Patriarch Daniel about Romanian Revolution Young Heroes: Their Sacrifice is the Foundation of Our Freedom

Basilica News Agency - 23/12/2019 During the solemn session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held on Monday at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest to mark the 30th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said that the sacrifice of those who fell in December 1989 is the foundation of our ...

Ecumenical Patriarch: We declare 2020 as the Year of Spiritual Renewal and Due Concern for the Youth

Basilica News Agency - 23/12/2019 “The Holy Spirit is the giver of life, the source of goodness. The Christian is a human being that is afire, loves God, humanity, and beauty, is active and creative.” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew states this in his Christmas message, stressing that “the Church of Christ rejoices as it liturgically experiences the whole ...

Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem Visits Diocesan Center in New York

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 23/12/2019 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, visited the Diocesan Center in New York. His Beatitude was warmly welcomed by the Diocesan Primate, His Eminence Bishop Daniel Findikyan on Wednesday, December 18, and they enjoyed a meaningful meeting during a luncheon, together with the clergy ...

THE FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 23/12/2019 The Feast of St. Nicholas in Beit Jalla On Thursday, December 6/19, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of our Father among the Saints Nicholas, Bishop of Myra in Lycia the wonder worker at his magnificent Church of the Rum Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of Beit Jalla, near Bethlehem. St. Nicholas is the ...

Synod of OCCLS supports a meeting of Primates on “Ukrainian issue”

Metropolitan Rostislav, Primate of the OCCLS. Photo: open sources

UOJ - Anna Chuprinenko- 20/12/2019 The Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia welcomes the proposal of the Patriarch of Jerusalem to hold a meeting of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches in February 2020. On December 17, at a session of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia (OCCLS), which took place in Prague, the ...

“Mama, I’m Hungry & Cold” — The Saddest Words a Mother Can Hear

Jun28 NGO – 20/12/2019 Aleksandar Vucicevic, an 11-year-old boy from Kursumlija, left the hospital last week and returned home – to unimaginable poverty. Aleksandar had no one to visit him in the hospital as his mother could not afford the trip. When he saw everyone else had visitors he wanted to cry but then remembered his mother and ...

Kalemkiarian Family Donates Gospel Concordances to the Armenian Orthodox Seminary in Jerusalem

The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 18/12/2019 A few months ago we were contacted by Mr. Paul Hagop Kalemkiarian. Mr. Kalemkiarian wrote to us, that he printed the work of his father of beloved memory, Mr. Hagop Boghos Kalemkiarian. His father had worked with the British Forces all over the Middle East; when he was stationed near ...

UOC Hierarch: Orthodox People won’t accept the Pro-Uniate ideology of OCU

UOJ - Tatyana Chaika- 18/12/2019 The Ukrainian people won’t fall into the “paternal” embrace of the Phanar, which accepted OCU schismatics without repentance and proper consecration, said Met. Jonathan. On December 16, 2019, Metropolitan Jonathan (Yeletskikh) of Tulchin and Bratslav published a comment “On the anniversary of the founding of the OCU. Wrong choice! What's next?". The bishop emphasizes ...