Ethiopian Archbishop Abuna Gregorious (Gregory) of Britain Enters Eternal Rest

OCP News Service - Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - 31/3/2020 Special Courtesy - Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams +Memory Eternal+ London-UK: His Grace Abuna Gregorious - the Ethiopian Orthodox Archbishop of Britan and All Ireland entered eternity on 30th March 2020. The Archbishop was undergoing treatment for health-related issues in London. Abune Gregory was one ...

COVID- 19 : Serbian Orthodox Bishop Milutin of Valjevo Enters Eternal Rest

OCP News Service - 30/3/2020 +Memory Eternal+ Belgrade-Serbia: COVID -19 has taken the life of Bishop Milutin of Valjevo of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The Prelate entered eternal rest on 30th March due to health complexities that arose as a result of Conorna infection. The Bishop passed away at the Dragiša Mišović Clinical Hospital Center in Belgrade, where ...

Orthodox Metropolitan Zacharias Nicholovos Test Positive for Covid-19

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OCP News Service - 29/3/2020 FB Page of the Metropolitan - https://www.facebook.com/Nicholovos/ New York-USA: His Grace Metropolitan Zacharias Nicholovos - the Primate of the North East American Diocese of the ancient Malankara Church (Indian Orthodox Church) has tested positive for COVOD -19. His Grace is stationed in New York. As per the advice of the doctors, the Metropolitan has ...

Patriarch Daniel Urges Believers to Look After Mental Health Amid Coronavirus Outbreak : Mother of God is of Great Help

Basilica News Agency - 29/3/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel Wednesday celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St George chapel of his patriarchal residence in Bucharest to mark the feast of the Annunciation. During his sermon, the Patriarch referred to the Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos and the special prayer placed at the end of the ...

National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Matei Balș” thanks Romanian Patriarchate for its Material and Spiritual Support

Basilica News Agency - 29/3/2020 Romania’s National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Balș” thanked all those who have shown their willingness to support the institute with donations in money, food, sanitary materials, and protective equipment amid Covid-19 outbreak. ‘Thanks to the Romanian Patriarchate for the material and spiritual support,’ the Matei Balș Institute of Infectious ...

Serbian Church to Comply with Government Instructions Amid COVID-19

Church of Serbia - 29/3/2020 Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Regarding the latest recommendations of the Government of Serbia, in order to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus, "religious services in churches and in the open air are to be performed without the presence of the faithful", with the ...

28. JUN NGO – SERBS STUCK ABROAD DATA CENTER

28.Jun NGO - 29/3/2020 28. JUN SERBS STUCK ABROAD DATA CENTER Data accurate as of 3/27/2020 Contact: covid19@28jun.org MAJOR CENTERS Location: Malta Number: 300+ Community leader: mucalovicmilena@gmail.com Location: UAE Number: 300+ Community leader: paunovicgagica91@gmail.com Location: Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam) Number: 300+ Community leader: scorpiondoors@yahoo.com Location: DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) Number: 1000+ Community leader: duroroncevic@28jun.org  Location: India Number: 50+ Community leader: j_jovic@yahoo.com MAIN CONCERNS - Visa regulations - Lack of health insurance/medicine - Housing - Financial issues - Communication with embassies FURTHER 28. JUN ACTION - We shared ...

Pursuing God in a Difficult Time – IOCC

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IOCC - 29/3/2020 Strength for the Journey. In these difficult times, we continue our journey toward Pascha with our fourth Lenten reflection. You offer the teachings of your God-given book, O wise John … it is a ladder from the earth unto Heaven that confers glory on the souls that ascend it and honor you faithfully. —Kontakion of ...

Rev. Nicholas Roth Appointed as Spiritual Formation Director of SVOTS

SVOTS - 29/3/2020 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rev. Nicholas Roth as its new spiritual formation director. Father Nicholas, an alumnus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary (’14), replaces the Seminary’s former spiritual formation director, Very Rev. David Mezynski, who stepped down earlier this year to move ...

Catholicos-Moopan Marthoma Paulose II – The Malankara Church will Offer Hospitals to Serve COVID-19 Patients

OCP News Service - 27/3/2020 Malankara-Kerala-India: His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas, Malankara Metropolitan, Moopan and Chief Custodian of the Malankara Nazaranieth and the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) has generously offered the Medical and paramedical institutions of the Malankara Church at the disposal of the ...

Russian Orthodox Church in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK)

Tariq Dennison - 27/3/2020 A Vidoe posted on Youtube on Apr 23, 2014 A quick look inside the Russian Orthodox church built by Kim Jong-Il in 2006, explained by a Korean priest who studied in Moscow. The church is surrounded by a gate near another monument written in Russian, and mostly serves the Russian expat community in ...

STATEMENT OF THE THREE MAJOR COMMUNITIES FOR THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE REGARDING COVID-19

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/3/2020 On Friday, March 7/20, 2020, the Three Major Communities with the pilgrimage responsibility for the All-holy Shrines, namely the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Custody of the Holy Land of the Franciscans, and the Patriarchate of the Armenians in Jerusalem, released a Statement, specifying to the faithful Christians that the ...

Statement of Metropolitan Porfirije After the Earthquake in Zagreb

Church of Serbia - 25/3/2020 His Eminence Porfirije, Serbian Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana, issued the following statement: “None temptation comes alone.  At this moment, when the whole world is trying to cope with the coronavirus, Zagreb has experienced an earthquake this morning. As far as I know, there are no victims among our faithful, but there ...

Earthquake Damaged the Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral Church

Church of Serbia - 25/3/2020 In the powerful earthquake that struck Zagreb on March 22, 202, the capital city of Croatia, the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord at the Cvetni Trg (Flower Square) was also damaged. As deacon Dragan Radic, author of photographs of the destroyed church and buildings in the surrounding streets told the ...

‘Our Only Hope Remains in the Lord! God, Please Save Your People’ – Fr. Alexander Kurien

OCP News Service – Fr. Alexander Kurien - 25/3/2020 The Sweet Smoke of Prayer: Psalm 141 - “Let my prayer arise in Your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.” Let us sing, “Our God is greater, our God is stronger, Into the darkness, you shine, out of the ashes ...

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Announce Measures to Counter COVID-19

OCP News Service - Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - 24/3/2020 Edited by Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: The hierarchy of the Ethiopian Church has approved various measurements that will be implemented on an urgent basis, to prevent the expansion of COVID 19. Besides announcing daily Mihila (rogation prayers) for COVID 19 during the ...

Development Meets Theology: Contextualizing non-western Christian missions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

Decolonial Subversions - OCP News Service - 22/3/2020 Global: Download the details of the call for the new paper from Decolonial Subversions titled 'Development meets theology: Contextualising non-western Christian missions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East '. Editor: Dr. Romina Istratii Contributors: Academics and researchers, missionaries (female and male), Church leaders, clergy and FBO representatives Visit - Decolonial Subversions ...

ISSUE 131 OF THE GLASTONBURY REVIEW PUBLISHED

The British Orthodox Church - 27/3/2020 Issue No. 130 (March 2020) of the Glastonbury Review has just been published. This issue comprises 125 pages. The front cover reproduces a nineteenth-century print of St. Joseph of Arimathea’s Chapel at Glastonbury, whilst the back cover includes a modern photograph of St. Michael’s Tor at Glastonbury, as this issue ...

PSALM OF PROTECTION – RECITED BY PATRIARCH ABBA SERAPHIM

The Brtish Orthodox Church - 22/3/2020 The current coronavirus pandemic which began in China a few months back has now spread to most parts of the world and is causing deep disruption in society and much pain and grief among those who are afflicted by it, either through its contagion or by the illness and loss ...

Romanian Patriarchate Calls for Faith, Temperance, and Solidarity in Face of Corona-virus

Basilica News Agency - 21/3/2020 Given Romania’s state of emergency due to the new coronavirus epidemic, the Romanian Patriarchate calls for responsibility, temperance, and solidarity. The Romanian Patriarchate urges all priests of the Romanian Orthodox Church to implement with realism, lucidity, and confidence the measures imposed by the state authorities, which temporarily affect the Church’s liturgical life. These ...