The Memory of the Flooded Church in Drinjaca has not been Faded Out

Church of Serbia - 30/5/2020 On May 24, 2020, His Grace Fotije, Bishop of Zvornik and Tuzla, officiated the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of the 115th anniversary of the consecration of the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius at Drinjača, which was flooded over during the construction of the hydroelectric power plant in 1955. In ...

Ascension of Our Lord – Patron Saint-day of the Serbian Capital

Church of Serbia - 30/5/2020 The City of Belgrade marked its Patron Saint-day (slava) - Ascension of Our Lord with the Patriarchal Liturgy His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Ascension of Our Lord with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Vaja Jovic, archpriest Dejan Jakovljevic, presbyterс Predrag Timotijevic and ...

Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd by Metropolitan Zachariah Nicholovos

Northeast American Diocese of the Indian  Orthodox  Malankara Church - 30/5/2020 We as a church community, grieve over the tragic death of George Floyd.  His death is met with a great sense of outrage, and anger, by all who love justice.  The death of Mr. Floyd has opened up many wounds, especially the reality of racism ...

Patriarch Daniel calls Christian Family an Icon of God’s Love in the World, Praises Family role During Pandemic

Basilica News Agency  - Aurelian Iftimiu - 30/5/2020 In a message for the Sunday of Parents and Children (June 7), Patriarch Daniel emphasizes the fundamental role that the family played during the coronavirus pandemic. His Beatitude called the family “a natural environment for raising and educating children for life.” “During this period, the time spent by parents ...

In Memoriam – Archbishop Agapit of Stuttgart – SERMON OF ABBOT AGAPIT (GORACHEK) ON THE DAY OF HIS CONSECRATION TO THE EPISCOPACY

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 30/5/2020 Beloved Archpastors, Reverend Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, People of God: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Comprising one body in Christ, today we are gathered to produce another cell for the life ...

New Study: Orthodox Church of Ukraine Divided Orthodoxy

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Nadia Bazuk - (Editor of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 29/5/2020 In early May, the Swiss Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich published a report on Constantinople’s invasion of the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church and its impact on the religious life in the country and the situation ...

Northeast American Diocese Prepares for Phased Re-opening

Northeast American Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church - 29/5/2020 On the evening of Thursday, May 28th the clergy of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Church gathered for a virtual conference to discuss the process in how to open up parishes in the Diocese. Under the leadership of His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, clergy shared ...

Northeast American Diocese Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Northeast American Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church - 29/5/2020 The Diocesan Council of the Northeast American Diocese, under the presidentship of His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, have been meeting over the past weeks over video conferencing.  The council acknowledges the immensely difficult and unprecedented time we all are enduring through, especially our Diocese being ...

New Book – ‘On Orthodox Christian Leadership’

SVOTS - 29/5/2020 A new book reveals Florovsky/Schmemann's correspondence in English for the first time. Fathers Georges Florovsky and Alexander Schmemann were the Orthodox theologian's par excellence of their generation. Now, On Christian Leadership, one of the most highly anticipated book releases this year from Saint Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press, translates their correspondence into English for the first time. This ...

Thirty three in SVOTS Class of 2020 – Seminary Plans Reopening in the Fall

SVOTS - 28/5/2020 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] The 2019-2020 academic year has concluded at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS), and plans are in place to reopen the Seminary in the fall for the next academic year. A total of 33 students make up the Class of 2020. Most have completed their degrees (a few are expected to complete ...

A Disciplined “Normalized” Living Through COVID-19 Pandemic – A Reflection by Fr. Alexander J. Kurien

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OCP News Service - Fr. Alexander J. Kurien - 28/5/2020 While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, I pray that you are staying safe and protecting your family.  Experts say Coronavirus will likely remain for decades to come, circulating among the world’s population and becoming “endemic” — like measles, HIV, and chickenpox. This virus is ...

“We are not Happy with the Greek Orthodox Leadership, and Tribalism in Uganda, and in Africa. We Need Help” – Ugandan Orthodox Christians 

OCP News Service - 26/5/2020 An interview with Catechist Wanjala Emmanuel on the internal crisis in the Ugandan Orthodox Church. Interviewed by George Alexander, Secretary of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society.  Edited by L.J. Can you brief us a little about yourself? My name is Wanjala Emmanuel, thirty-seven years old and I am a Ugandan by Nationality. I ...

OCP Chancellor Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram Celebrates 50 Years in the Priesthood

OCP News Service - 25/5/2020 Global:  A declaration on the 50th anniversary of the Priesthood of Rt. Rev Chorbishop Dr. Kyrikaose Thottupuram of Chicago, the Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society. The declaration is by Mr. George Joseph- Chairman of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society. Chorbishop Kyrikaose Thottupuram was installed as the Chancellor of the ...

Why Constantinople Loathe to Resolve Conflict Between Antioch and Jerusalem?

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Nadia Bazuk (Editor – Eastern Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 25/5/2020 The world is gradually beginning to return to a normal way of life. Shops, cafes, restaurants, and government offices are opening. Church life is also returning to its general course. It would seem that the pause and problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Metropolitan Seraphim Favors Syllabus to Train Orthodox Women : Sees Huge Scope in Lay Ministry

L.J - Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 25/5/2020 #Women’s role towards nurturing and bonding children on the wane #Bring back storytelling sessions among children, keep away mobile phones for kids #Calls for thinking from an Orthodox perspective, adopt a holistic approach #Developing lay leadership training program and lay ministry for men, women in the Church BENGALURU, India: Met. ...

By Decision of the Synod of Bishops, Protopresbyter Alexander Lebedeff is Granted a Lofty Award

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/5/2020 From the Editors: The Synod of Bishops, hearing the intercession of Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America on the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the priesthood of Protopresbyter Alexander Lebedeff, decreed to grant him a lofty award. ...

The Blind Man Becomes an Enlightener of Many – Patriarch Daniel Says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/5/2020 Patriarch Daniel focused his sermon on Sunday, May 24, on the way God can work through an invalid person, the blind man who became an enlightener of many, a teacher for us, and a confessor of Christ. ‘Sickness is not always a consequence of sin, but it can also be an ...

15 Immortal Quotes by Archbishop Pimen: Let us Take Care, But Do Not Worry

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/5/2020 Christian life means happiness, even in tribulations. We live our lives with much anxiety and much pain because of our sins according to God’s providence. God calls us to Him through both troubles and sorrows, because in this way we can become wise, we better understand the ...

30th Anniversary of the Consecration of Bishop Irinej of Backa

Church of Serbia - 25/5/2020 On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 it has been 30 years since the consecration of Bishop Irinej of Backa. At the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1989, hieromonk Irinej was elected as Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, with a title of Bishop of ...

The President with the Patriarch: Politics Interferes with the internal organization of the Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 25/5/2020 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, said after a meeting with President Aleksandar Vucic that it was clear that Milo Djukanovic’s plan was that in Montenegro there was no longer the Serbian Orthodox Church or Serbian Orthodox people. President Vucic points out that politics interferes with the internal Church organization and ...