Orthodox Christian School Teacher Killed By Islamic Radicals in Ethiopia

Special Report by Temesgen Zegeye- OCP News Service - 17/11/2019 +Memory Eternal+ Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Serkalem (Erikeselam) Moges a young school teacher (aged 39) has become the latest victim of the ongoing radical Islamic violence against Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia. Serkalem was 'stoned to death' at her home by a group of Islamic radicals in West Hararge, ...

2020 St. Herman Calendar now available

St. Herman Monastery - 17/11/2019 St. Herman Calendar 2020 -  Dedicated to the Orthodox Church in Norway. The Orthodox (Julian, or “Old”) Calendar, with corresponding civil dates. A complete Calendar of Orthodox saints, Scripture readings, and fasting guidelines for every day of the year, together with a listing of uncanonized righteous ones of recent centuries. The 2020 St. ...

Catholicos Receives Russian Orthodox Delegation 

OCP News Service - 17/11/2019 Kottayam-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 Nasranis and the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) received a delegation from the Russian Orthodox Church on 17/11/2019 at the Catholicate Palace, Kottayam, Kerala. Historic Meeting Between Catholicos ...

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

Patrirachia.ru - 17/11/2019 On 14th November 2019, in Baku, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church had arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan to attend the 2nd Summit of World Religious Leaders in Baku. Taking part in the ...

Syria’s Christians, Muslims Unite to Create Future for Children of Daesh Sex Slaves – NGO

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  Sputniknews - 15/11/2019 GENOA (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko - The Christian bishop and Muslim mufti of Syria's Aleppo are working together to help the children of women who had been kidnapped and raped by Daesh register for an official name, Andrea Avveduto, communications chief for Pro Terra Sancta, a non-profit association operating in Syria, said. “We are doing ...

Patron Saint-day of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade – 2019

Church of Serbia - 15/11/2019 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to this saint in New Belgrade on 8 November 2019, the feast day of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius. His Holiness was welcomed by the church principal protopresbyter-staurophor Rajko Nedic with the local clergy, the faithful and guests. At ...

St Arsenije Of Srem – The Second Archbishop Of Serbia

Church of Serbia - 15/11/2019 St. Arsenije, the second archbishop of Serbia, was the most ascetic of the brotherhood and the most responsible student of Saint Sava. Regarding his spiritual development, the founder of the autocephalous Serbian church was particularly concerned for and tried to protect his spirit. He would successfully develop the young Serbian archbishop, ...

Churches Burned, Faithful Killed – Further Atrocities Shock Ethiopia

Surafale Wondimu - OCP News Service Special courtesy- Temesgen Zegeye Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: Various reports suggest that the buildings and faithful of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church are under further attacks from the radicals. The faithful of the Eastern Harerge Dioceses were killed and church buildings were burned, including Genda St. Mary's church. The attack in Kersa and the water ...

Mahibre Kidusan Acknowledges Catholicos and the OCP Society

Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) – OCP News Service - 13/11/2019 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Mahibre Kidusan TV which is under the ownership of Mahebere Kidusan, (the largest association under the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Sunday School department) covered OCP (Media Network) reports and news coverage on the violent attacks on Ethiopian Orthodox Christians ...

Two Aramean (Syriac) Christians killed, five others injured in Northeast Syria

WCA - 13/11/2019 Yesterday, two Arameans (Syriacs) were killed on the road from Qamishli to Deir Ezzor by two unidentified gunmen. The two victims were a priest of the Armenian Catholic Church in Qamishli and his father. A few hours later, three big explosives went off in Qamishli, killing several civilians and injuring a dozen of ...

A Renovated School Named After a National Hero Opens in Artsakh

Tufenkian Foundation - 13/11/2019 November 12, 2019, TANDZUT, KASHATAGH, ARTSAKH: The secondary school of the Tandzut community located in Kashatagh’s northern wing of the Republic of Artsakh is now open and welcomes its students after a half-year long reconstruction organized and implemented by the Tufenkian Foundation. The institution will bear the name of Adam Sahakyan, who ...

Consecration of St. Aphrem Church in Amparo Agua Tinta – Mexico

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 13/11/2019 On November 11, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated St. Aphrem Church in Amparo Agua Tinta – Mexico. After the consecration, His Holiness celebrated the Holy Qurobo.   In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about the building of a house for the Lord and how it is initiated by an ...

Patriarch Daniel Urges Not To Forget Those Who Suffered Under Communist Regime

Basilica News Agency - 13/11/2019 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel sent a message to the Symposium organized by the Institute for Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Romanian Revolution of 1989 urging the participants not to forget those who suffered under the communist regime. The ...

Patriarch Daniel: Our Church appreciates the presence and contribution of Armenians in Romania

Basilica News Agency - 13/11/2019 During the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition on the history and the heritage of the Armenian Church in Romania held Saturday at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest, Patriarch Daniel expressed the appreciation of the Romanian Orthodox Church for the presence and the contribution of Armenians in Romania in various fields ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary partners with Orthodox project in Uganda for Giving Tuesday

SVOTS - 12/11/19 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is partnering with a recent graduate this Giving Tuesday to benefit Orthodox Christian faithful in Uganda. The Seminary will tithe 10% of the funds raised on Giving Tuesday, December 3, to its select non-profit partner for 2019: The Northern Uganda Self-Sufficiency Project. Learn more ...

Churches Looted and Jesus Statues Burned in Chile as Inequality Protests Spiral Into Violence

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Sputniknews - 12/11/2019 Earlier on Friday, thousands of Chileans gathered in the center of Santiago for the latest in a series of rallies that initially erupted in October over a spike in transportation costs, which have evolved into larger protests targeting economic and social policies. Hooded protesters in Chile’s capital Santiago looted a Roman Catholic church on ...

Nearly Half of Norwegian Church Members Support Euthanasia

Sputniknews - 12/11/19 In recent years, the Church of Norway has undergone a marked shift in hot-button issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, in effect abandoning its century-long stance. A member survey conducted by the Norwegian Church for the sake of a better rapport with its associates has yielded surprising results. While highlighting a high degree of ...

Efforts By 28 JUN NGO Brings New Home For the Struggling Stojanovic Family

28 Jun NGO - 12/11/2019 Dear Friends, Only 10 days after we broke the story of the Stojanovic family, we have delivered! Our volunteers bought the family a washing machine and seven bags of food and supplies. More importantly, due to our campaign, they received thousands of dollars in direct donations and the government of Republika Srpska ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE ANGLICAN MEETING “MAJMA” IN JORDAN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 12/11/2019 On Wednesday morning, October 24/ November 6, 2019, His Beatitude and our Father the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos addressed the Meeting “Majma” of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, which took place in Bristol Hotel in Amman, after the invitation and welcoming reception of the Most Reverend Bishop ...

THE MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 12/11/19 On Wednesday, October 24/ November 6, 2019, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. James Cathedral with a Memorial Service of the founders of this Cathedral, and of the Holy Forty Martyrs’ Chapel which lies between St. James Cathedral and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The memorable Patriarchs of Jerusalem ...

Armenian Church Vandalized by Turkish-SNA Jihadists In Northern Syria

Faruk Firat - OCP News Service (Editor of Christian Affairs - the Levant and the Middle East) 11/11/2019 Istanbul-Turkey: The Turkish-backed SNA jihadists have devastated and vandalized an Armenian Church in Tell Abyad, Northern Syria. They destroyed the statue of the Holy Theotokos. Religious objects (pictures, candles) were thrown on the floor. Seats inside the Church ...