OCP Delegate and Author Dr. John G. Panagiotou Featured in ‘The Intelligencer’ Daily

OCP News Service - 30/8/2020 Book is available on Amazon and LuLu Books  USA: Dr. John G. Panagiotou and his recent book 'The Path to Oikonomia with Jesus Christ as Our Lighthouse' have been featured in the Intelligencer daily. Dr. John serves as the book critic and editor of the general Orthodox affair at the Editorial Board of the ...

Patriarch Irinej, Catholicos Marthoma Paulose II Celebrate Birthdays

OCP News Service - 30/8/2020 The Orthodox Christian Primates of the Serbia and India celebrate their birthdays during the last Quarter of August 2020. His Holiness Irinej – Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch celebrated the 90th birthday on the 28th of August 2020. He was officially positioned as the 45th ...

Catholicos-Moopan Marthoma Paulose II Celebrates 74th Birthday

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OCP News Service - 30/8/2020 +Many Years+ Malankara-Kerala-India: The Malankara Nasranis joyfully celebrates the 74th birthday of 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) on 30th August 2020. Marthoma Paulose II was ...

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Message for Sept. 1: Respect for the Environment is an act of Doxology of God’s Name

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 30/8/2020 In his message at the beginning of the new church year, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew states that “respect for the environment is an act of doxology of God’s name, while the destruction of creation is an offense against the Creator, entirely irreconcilable with the basic tenets of Christian theology.” At the ...

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia Celebrates 90th Birthday

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Church of Serbia  - 30/8/2020 +Many Years+ The Serbian Church and the nation of Serbia celebrated the 90th birthday of His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch on the 28th of August 2020. In addition to the hierarchs, clergy, and monks of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej received on the occasion of his 90th birthday, ...

Metrolitan Porfirije: Let us Crucify our Logic with Christ

Church of Serbia - 30/8/2020 On the eleventh week after Pentecost, 10/23. August 2020, His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Zagreb Cathedral of the Transfiguration. -The Gospel is the word of God addressed to each of us individually. It tells us what is in accordance with our purpose. Every ...

Metropolitan Porfirije: The Most Holy Mother of God is a Perfect Pattern of Humility and Love

Church of Serbia - 30/8/2020 Dr. Vladan Tatalovic, professor at the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the Belgrade University, was ordained deacon in the Lepavina Monastery. Although the monastery is dedicated to the Entry of the Virgin Mary into the Temple, every year, on the feast-day of the Dormition of the Mother of God, many faithful from various ...

Memorial Service for the Victims of the Ustashas Raid in 1942

Church of Serbia - 30/8/2020 Every year, on the eve of the feast of Dormition of the Mother of God, the clergy with the faithful of the church of the Holy Father Nicholas in Shid remember prayerfully the martyred fellow citizens in the raid of 1942 carried out by Croatian Ustashas together with German forces in ...

Four books on the Contribution of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the dialogue with Muslims

Church of Serbia - 30/8/2020 Four books on the contribution of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the dialogue with Muslims The Publishing Foundation of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovci of the Serbian Orthodox Church has published four scientific monographs in English authored by Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic on the topic of Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims in the ...

The Miracle (Chudo) – Orthodox Christian Movie with English Subtitles

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JON JMATTHE - 28/8/2020 The miracle-Chudo (чудо-2009).A drama based on an alleged incident in 1956 Samara, where a young woman who danced with a religious icon was frozen into immobility. Director: Aleksandr Proshkin Writer:Yuri Arabov(screenplay) Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Polina Kutepova Source:

Belgrade – World’s Largest Mosaic 96% Completed : Theotokos of Hagia Sophia Revealed

Orthodox Church - 28/8/2020 Belgrade's Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Sava will be soon completed in two months. 96% of Mosaics are completed, including the Copy of Hagia Sophia's Theotokos above the Altar. The Cathedral will be covered in 15 000m2 of mosaics, making it the largest mosaic built ever in the world. Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus called ...

“Corpses of Orthodox Christians were Dragged on the Dreadful Streets all Day, Which Inevitably Became Food for Wild Animals”

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OCP News Service – Menetasnot Desta (Delegate of Ethiopia and the Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service)  - 27/8/2020 Press Release by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on the ongoing Crisis and Persecution of Orthodox Christians Date: Nehasse 20, 2012 E.C – August 25, 2020 A.D In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one ...

Oldest Armenian Church in Bulgaria Marks 400th Anniversary

Public Radio of Armenia - Siranush Ghazanchyan - 27/8/2020 The Armenian Church of the Holy Virgin in Silistra marked Sunday its 400th anniversary. It is believed to be the older Armenian church in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian News Agency reports. Repair works at the church years ago led to the discovery of a stone plate with the year of the ...

Monastic Tonsure in Russian Gethsemane

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 27/8/2020 During the holy days of the Dormition Fast, three novices of Jerusalem's Gethsemane Convent of St Mary Magdalene took their first steps of monasticism and were tonsured into the riassa. After all-night vigil on Saturday evening, August 22, ...

Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization to be Taught as an Optional Subject in French Schools

Basilica News Agency - Ștefana Totorcea - 27/8/2020 France has become this year the seventh European country where schools have the option to teach the subject of Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization (LCCR). The optional subject will start in three schools from the city of Le Blanc-Mesnil, near Paris. “It is the first step, the first classes to be held in ...

St. Vladimir’s Welcomes One Of Its Largest Incoming Classes

SVOTS - 26/8/2020 Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) welcomes 41 new seminarians for the 2020-2021 academic year—one of the largest incoming classes in recent memory. The first day of classes began on Monday, August 24. “This large incoming class is reflective of the strength of our new faculty and interest in our degree programs,” says Very ...

Bishop Veniamin Appointed New Primate of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Belarus

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OCP News Service - 26/8/2020 Minsk-Belarus: Bishop Veniamin of Borisov and Maryina Gorka has been appointed as the new Primate of the Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Exarch of Belarus, reports spzh.news. The appointment was declared during the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church that was held on the 25th of August 2020. Metropolitan Pavel, the former Primate of ...

Interview: Hope from the Ruins of Beirut

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - 26/8/2020 August 12, 2020 Length: 40:26   Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick hosts a moving interview with Deacon Gabriel Abdel Nour of St. Demetrios Orthodox Church in Beirut (Achrafieh), Lebanon, sounding notes of both sorrow and hope in the midst of destruction from the recent explosions, economic desperation, and pandemic. Listen to it here. Source:

Hasan Çolak: Catholic Infiltration in the Ottoman Levant and Responses of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchates during the late 17th and early 18th Centuries

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - 26/8/2020 Abstract: During the long reign of the French King Louis IV (1638-1715), there was a great influx of Catholic conversion activities among not only the Greek Orthodox flock but also the hierarchs, including priests, bishops, and even patriarchs in the Ottoman Empire. The present paper focuses on two major fields: Firstly, ...

Coptic Orthodox Church Send Aid to Lebanon

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OCP News Service - 25/8/2020 Beirut-Lebanon: The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has sent several tons of humanitarian aid to Beirut, the blast ravaged capital city of Lebanon. The Coptic Church joined hands with Al-Azhar to sent 27 tons of aid to Lebanon. The aid consists of food items and medicines and was delivered in two ...