“MAINTAIN THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BOND OF PEACE” (Eph 4:3) – THE AMMAN FRATERNAL GATHERING OF THE ORTHODOX PRIMATES AND DELEGATES

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 27/2/2020 Following the initiative for dialogue and reconciliation announced by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III in November 2019, the Amman Fraternal Familial Gathering was hosted today in the capital of Jordan, with attendance of Primates and Delegations from various Orthodox churches. The purpose of the gathering was to ...

A Photo of All Participants in the Amman Primates’ Synaxis Published

UOJ - 26/2/2020 Bishop Victor (Kotsaba), a member of the UOC delegation at the Primates’ Council in Amman, published a general photo of the participants in the event. On February 26, 2020, the general photo of the participants in the Primates’ Council in Jordan was published by Bishop Victor (Kotsaba) of Baryshevka, the Head of the UOC Representation to ...

Catch special screening of ‘New Men’ film at St. Vladimir’s

SVOTS - 26/2/2020 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Watch the upcoming film New Men before its official release! Saint Vladimir’s Seminary is hosting a special, preview screening of the documentary Saturday, March 28, on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Popcorn and soda will be provided at no charge! RSVP to reserve your spot If you have ...

Greek Youth Assemble 2,020 Health Kits for International Orthodox Christian Charities

IOCC - 26/2/2020 Hellenic Dance Festival Youth Mark New Year with Philanthropic Challenge. Baltimore, Maryland (February 25, 2020) – The youth of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta recently met the challenge set for them at the Hellenic Dance Festival in Orlando, Florida, by assembling more than 2,020 health kits for International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). The kit-assembly ...

28 Jun NGO Volunteers Visit Abandoned Children in Novi Kozjak

28 Jun NGO - 26/2/2020 The widely-circulated story of 6 abandoned toddlers in Novi Kozjak seems to be headed toward a bright future. Yesterday, our volunteers visited the 'Children's Village' shelter in Sremska Kamenica where the children have been transferred to. Their move there was the only way to keep them all living together. Your donations have already ...

PATRIARCH TEHOPHILOS: CONCRETE UNDERSTANDINGS WITH ANTIOCH OVER QATAR – OUR ORTHODOX UNITY IS MOST PRECIOUS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/2/2020 In the Holy Synod convened today, Friday 21 of February, by His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III various matters relating to the Patriarchate’s ministry were discussed, including the pending matter with the Patriarchate of Antioch relating to Qatar. It was asserted by Patriarch Theophilos that since the two Primates met together mid ...

Remains of Long-Lost Medieval English Chapel Bigger Than Westminster Finally Found

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  Sputniknews - 25/2/2020 Antony Bek, a powerful warrior bishop who served as an advisor to King Edward I, ordered the construction of a large, two-leveled chapel in the 14th century, but the religious structure was destroyed in the 17th century and feared lost forever, until now. Archeologists in Durham County, northern England have discovered the remains of ...

Twenty Thousand Faithful in a Cross-Procession at Plejvlja – Montenegro

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Church of Serbia - Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral - 25/2/2020 A magnificent procession of the faithful led by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije and His Grace Atanasije Even the cold weather on the 22nd of February 2020 could not hinder the congregation of Pljevlja to gather at the Church of Venerable Mother Parasceva, where the procession set ...

The Fire of the Faith of God’s People has Glittered

Church of Serbia - 25/2/2020 People who don't give their shrines, who save their honour and souls,  have become the true people of God based on the testament of St. Peter of Cetinje, on his laws“, said Metropolitan Amfilohije. On Sunday,26th February 2020, a prayer of supplication to The Most Holy Theotokos was held in the Orthodox Cathedral ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volkolamsk: “An Outline of Orthodox Faith”

Church of Serbia - 25/2/2020 A presentation of the book “An Outline of Orthodox Faith” written by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volkolamsk (Alfeev) took place in the crypt of the Church of St. Sava, Belgrade, on February 17, 2020. Contemporary Catechism, written on three hundred pages (with photographs) divided into 66 sections under the title “An Outline of ...

Ukrainian Priests at War Criminals’ Service

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Nadia Bazuk (Editor – Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs) OCP News Service- 22/2/2020 The Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church honor the veterans of the Waffen-SS Galizien (Halychyna) Division and the Ukrainian Nachtigall Battalion of the German Abwehr. World War II ended almost 75 years ago. The world reviewed the results of this ...

Orthodox Servant Leadership Retreats kick off in February

SVOTS - 22/2/2020 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Conferences aimed at forming and strengthening Orthodox Christian leaders are being held over the coming months in four cities across the U.S. These Servant Leadership Retreats are an initiative of The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative (OCLI), in partnership with St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS). The OCLI is developing an Intensive Program in Servant Leadership for ...

Malankara Church Hosts Ethiopian Tabernacle Celebrations in Fujairah

OCP News Service - 22/1/2020 UAE: The Ethiopian Orthodox community celebrated the feast of Tabernacle at the St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church (Indian Orthodox Malankara Church), Fujairah, United Arab Amirates. Fr. K. M. Jacob of the Banglore Diocese and the Fujairah parish members received the Ethiopian Orthodox community. Source: OCP News Service

Family and Community Daycare Center Opens in Artik

Tufenkian Foundation - 20/2/2020 18 Feb 2019. Artik, Armenia. A new daycare center by the “Family and Community” NGO was officially inaugurated today in the town of Artik in Shirak province. The new center, renovated by the Tufenkian Foundation, will provide daycare for the children coming from vulnerable families. Artik’s center became the fifth hub in ...

New Book – Restoring British Orthodoxy (Vol I and Vol II) – Now Available

OCP News Service - 20/2/2020 Global: Restoring British Orthodoxy (Vol 1 and Vol II), new books by Patriarch Abba Seraphim (Primate of the British Orthodox Church is now available for purchase. Purchase Vol I Purchase Vol II Restoring British Orthodoxy. Vol 1: Sowing the Seed Although times have changed and circumstances with them, the sense of mission of restoring the ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Denounces the ‘Oromia Orthodox Movement’ – Leaders Suspended

OCP News Service - Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator - OCP Amharic Service) - 20/2/2020 Addis Abab-Ethiopia: The emergency meeting of the holy synod of the Ethiopian Church discussed various key topics of interest. The holy synod will submit charges against three media agencies namely OBN, OMN, LTV to the Ethiopian broadcasting authority for various reasons. The ...

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 ...