Archbishop Anastasios of Albania honored with 2020 Klaus Hemmerle Award

Basilica News Agency - 18/2/2020 The Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, His Beatitude Anastasios, was honored on Friday in Aachen, Germany with the international award Klaus Hemmerle for 2020, for his contribution to the rapprochement and peaceful coexistence of communities with different cultural and religious backgrounds. The awards ceremony was held at the emblematic Aachen ...

Romfilatelia: Postage stamp issue dedicated to Saint Nectarios of Aegina

Basilica News Agency - 18/2/2020 Romfilatelia introduced into circulation on Friday, February 14, a new postage stamp issue entitled 100 years since the repose of Saint Nectarios of Aegina. Saint Nectarios was born in 1846, in the Thracian Silivria (locality near Constantinople), from a poor but god-fearing parents, Dimos and Maria Kefalas receiving the name of Anastasios at baptism. At the age of ...

THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM DELEGATION VISITS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH AHEAD OF AMMAN FRATERNAL GATHERING

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 18/2/2020 A high-level delegation formally representing the Patriarchate of Jerusalem was commissioned by H.B. Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, to meet with His All Holiness Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, to further explain the importance of the fraternal gathering scheduled to be held in Amman, Jordan later on this month ...

Bishop Armash Thanks President Bashar Assad and the Syrian Parliament

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OCP News Service - 18/2/2020 Damascus-Syria: Bishop Armash Nalbandian of Damascus of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church sent a letter to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressing the gratitude of the Syrian-Armenian Community for the Syrian Parliament's official adoption of the resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide. Last week, the Parliament of the Syrian Arab Republic (People's ...

First Ethiopian Orthodox Church to be Built in the United Arab Emirates

Menetasnot Desta – Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service - 18/2/2020 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: The leadership of the United Arab Emirates has graciously granted permission to construct the first-ever Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the country. The official announcement was issued by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abyi Ahmed on 14th February 2020 during his official ...

The Serbian Patriarch Met with the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk

Church of Serbia - 18/2/2020 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on February  17, 2020. The reception was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Their Graces Bishops ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej attends the festivity on the occasion of the National Day of Serbia

Church of Serbia - 18/2/2020 President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić awarded decorations to deserving individuals and institutions on the occasion of the National Day of Serbia. The decorated are meritorious individuals, institutions and associations in the fields of culture, medicine, business, sports, science, diplomacy. President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić congratulated the ...

Spas TV reports on the Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference at Nativity of the Mother of God Cathedral in London

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 18/2/2020 Spas TV reports on the Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference at Nativity of the Mother of God Cathedral in London On January 23-26, 2020, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, CIA, and State Dept. : New Unclassified Documents

Patriarch-elect Athenagoras and President Truman

Nadia Bazuk (Editor – Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs) OCP News Service-  15/2/2020 2020 began with the visit of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the US and will be marked by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s historic visit to America. Within two months, there also took place a meeting of Geoffrey R. Pyatt and Deputy Minister of ...

The Orthodox Word (324–325) Now Available in Print and Digital Editions

Saint Herman Press - 14/2/2020 In this issue: Chosen by God for His People - Metropolitan Onuphry of Kyiv and All Ukraine by Nun Cornelia (Rees) This double issue of The Orthodox Word features an article by Nun Cornelia (Rees), editor of the well-known OrthoChristian.com website, on the current metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Eminence Onuphry ...

28 Jun NGO to Cater 6 Young Children Abandoned by their Parents

28 Jun NGO - 14/2/2020 We couldn't believe this story was true and we can't begin to comprehend how this can happen in a civilized country but, as confirmed by RTS, in Novi Kozjak six children live without their parents. Their mother abandoned them and their father is in prison. They are from three to 16 ...

Syrian Parliament Recognizes the Armenian Genocide

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OCP News Service - 14/2/2020 "The parliament condemns and recognizes the genocide committed against the Armenians by the Ottoman state at the start of the twentieth century".  Damascus: The Parliament of the Syrian Arab Republic has recognized the intentional and brutal killing of the 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks. The US Senate Passes Resolution Recognising the ...

Iranian General Soleimani Did Not Help Free Assyrian Hostages Held By ISIS

AINA - 14/2/2020 (AINA) -- Several news agencies in Iran have published a story claiming that Assyrians are "indebted to General Soleimani" for his help in securing the release of Assyrians captured in Syria by ISIS in 2015. The Fars News Agency (FNA) has a story with the headline Senior MP: Assyrian Society Indebted to General ...

Free Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium and Georgian Scholarship Event

SVOTS - 14/2/2020 Hieromartyr Grigol Peradze of Georgia (1889-1942) was a profoundly gifted theologian, historian, and linguist who used his vast knowledge for the sake of others. He preached and published homilies, worked tirelessly to recover and preserve treasures of Georgian Orthodox history and culture, and imitated the Lord he so fervently pursued in his studies ...

St Vladimir’s Seminary Octet releases Arise – Music of the Psalms

SVOTS - 14/2/2020 A new CD by the renowned Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Octet, Arise! Music of the Psalms, sets ancient, sacred wisdom to classic and contemporary musical settings. The album is now available through St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press. Purchase your copy of Arise! Music of the Psalms today! “This new recording presents music from a wide variety of times ...

Assyrian Priest Indicted on Terrorism Charges in Turkey

Fr. Sefer Aho Bileçen.

AINA - Assyrian Policy Institute - 12/2/202 The Assyrian Policy Institute is deeply concerned by the indictment of Assyrian Priest Sefer Aho Bileçen (who leads Mor Yacoub Syriac Orthodox Monastery) on terrorism charges in Turkey. He was formally indicted on January 16, 2020, however, Turkish authorities withheld the information until February 8, 2020. Bileçen was arrested along ...

IOCC In Bahamas – Serving after the Storm

IOCC - 12/2/2020 Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour—some of the strongest ever recorded in an Atlantic storm. Thousands of survivors were left without food, electricity, clean water, and housing. IOCC, along with Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and other partners, has established two 12-month programs to help meet survivors’ needs, ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Announce Emergency Synod Session

Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) - 12/2/20120 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: On February 11, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Abune Yosef, General Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church issued a statement that was announced after a meeting of the Standing Synod of the Church. An emergency session of the full ...

Philokalia: Definition, History, and Source

Ascetic Experience - Vatopedi Monastery - The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mout Athos - 11/2/2020  Many believe that the Philokalia is a book written by Saint Nicodemus the Athonite. In fact, this book—as that understanding of the book—does not actually exist. In reality, the Philokalia is an anthology, a collection of texts by saints belonging to the ...

Orthodox Priest Alexander Kurien Appointed to the US Human Trafficking Task Force

OCP News Service - 11/2/2020 USA: Orthodox Priest Alexander Kurien has been appointed an expert in Human Trafficking Task Force under the Trump administration. Fr Alexander is currently serving as the Deputy Associate Administrator and Executive Director of the Federal Real Property Council. Orthodox Priest Alexander Kurien Appointed Executive Director of the American Federal Real Properties Council ...

THE VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS III PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO WESTMINSTER-ENGLAND

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 11/2/2020 29 January 2020: H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos met with The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan. The two met as friends for conversation and prayer, and to discuss the challenges faced by Christians across the globe and especially ...