Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II in Kerala for the 3rd Apostolic Visit

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/5/19 On May 24, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived at Cochin International Airport for his third Apostolic Visit to the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church in India. He is accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Archbishop of Beirut, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese ...

The sinner and the sick must be forgiven and healed without humiliating them, Patriarch Daniel says

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 23/9/19 Praising the discretion and wisdom of the Saviour who healed the paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel pointed out that the one who sinned and is sick must be raised up and helped to be a new man among people without humiliating him. The sick ...

The Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Church

Church of Serbia - 23/5/19 The Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from their regular meeting held at Zica Monastery and in Belgrade, May 9-18, 2019. This year’s regular meeting of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began on May 9, 2019 in Monastery Zica, the first ...

Theological and Historical-Literary Opus of Metropolitan Amfilohije Presented

Church of Serbia - 23/5/19 The publishing and information institution of the Metropoly of the Montenegro-Coastlands "Svetigora" presented a set of selected works of His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro-Coastlands Dr. Amfilohije. The collected works of this Serbian Church dignitary consist of 30 titles in 36 volumes! His Excellency Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, ...

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Urges the Ethiopian Church to Take up a Greater Role in Nation Building

Menetasnot Desta – Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service- OCP News Service – 23/5/19 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia: Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed addressed the regular and biannual conference of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed urged the Holy Synod members to transform the Church into a strong, ...

Fury as UK Church Offers to ‘Cover up’ Jesus and Crosses for Muslim Prayer

Sputniknews - 23/5/19 A former chaplain to the Queen argued that covering up the image of Jesus would be tantamount to disrespecting him in his own house. An Anglican parish church in the UK has courted controversy over its plans to cover up religious imagery while hosting a Muslim prayer. The vicar of the St. Matthew and St. Luke's church in Darlington had invited ...

A new edition: Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims in Serbian Language

Church of Serbia - 21/5/19 Three scientific books by Deacon Dr. Alexander Prascevic are published under the title Dialogue between Orthodox Christians and Muslims in three books: 1. Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch German to the dialogue with the Muslims (1958-1990); 2. Patriarch Pavle on Islam and Muslims (1990-1997); 3 Contribution of the Serbian Patriarch Pavle to ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Honorary Doctorate from St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary

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OCP News Service - 20/5/19 USA: Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Anticioha and All-East – (Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church) received an Honorary Doctorate in from St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary Divinity. Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, Met. Zachariah Nicholovos Attends SVOST Graduation Ceremony The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, President of SVOTS bestowed the award ...

Archbishop Chrysostom of Cyprus at the Serbian Patriarchate

Church of Serbia - 20/5/19 His Beatitude Archbishop of the New Justiniana and of all Cyprus Chrysostom visited His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on May 17, 2019. Considering that the session of the Holy Bishops' Assembly was in progress, His Beatitude Chrysostom was received by this highest hierarchical representation of ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, Met. Zachariah Nicholovos Attends SVOST Graduation Ceremony

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OCP News Service - 20/5/19 USA: Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Anticioha and All-East - (Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church), Mar Zachariah Nicholovos of North East America of the Malankara Church took part in the graduation ceremony of the St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, New York. His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America ...

The Serbian Church to Restart Dialogue with the Macedonian Church

OCP News Service - 17/5/19 The Holy Assembly of the Bishops of the Chruch of Serbia has decided to restart dialogue with the unrecognized Macedonian Orthodox Church. The problem of the Macedonian Church was the main topic on the agenda of the Assembly session on May 15th, 2019. Serbian and Macedonian Churches have a long history of separation ...

Thousands of faithful participating in the procession in honor of St. Basil of Ostrog

Church of Serbia - 17/5/19 By a festal procession, performed on the feast-day of St. Basil of Ostrog the Miracle-Worker, along the streets Niksic on the 12th of May, 2019, this holy hierarch, celestial protector of that city and its inhabitants, was specially celebrated. The procession was organized because a magnificent church in this city is dedicated to him. The ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s historic sacred arts study culminates in Byzantine Materiality

SVOTS - 1/5/19 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Three years of groundbreaking exploration into the sacred arts culminated this spring in Byzantine Materiality at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Byzantine Materiality, a conference of the Sacred Arts Initiative, brought together scholars and members of the public May 8-11, 2019 to explore matter, materials, and materiality in Byzantine art and culture. The Seminary’s Sacred ...

Metropolitan Yulios Geevarghese of the Malankara Church turns Fifty Two

By Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 17/5/19 Many Years!!! CHICAGO/AHMEDABAD: The ever ‘smiling bishop’ of Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church, HG Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, turns 52 today, May 17, Friday. This is an occasion to remember God’s kindness in providing a worthy and committed son to the Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church whose life ...

PHILARET: OUR PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED IF EPIPHANY SUBMITS TO ME

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Orthochristian.com - 16/5/19 “Patriarch” Philaret Denisenko of the “Kiev Patriarchate” (KP) considered the “Honorary Patriarch” of the new “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU) published an official appeal “to the entire Ukrainian Orthodox flock” on the KP website yesterday regarding the mounting tensions in the new schismatic church and his desire to revive the KP. PHILARET: BISHOPS OF SCHISMATIC CHURCH ...

Unification interviews Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 16/5/19 On the day of Pascha, I was able to interview His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, at the Russian Charitable Organization of St Sergius ...

Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East in Erbil – April 2019

Assyrian Church of the East - 14/5/19 On Monday 13 May 2019 the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East commenced its deliberations in the city of Ankawa, Erbil under the presidency of His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch and prelates of the Assyrian Church of the East. The commencement of the Synod was ...

Apostolic Tradition and Apostolic Succession in the Mystery of the Church

Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St.Vlassios - Parembasis - 14/5/19 In a previous article, I announced that I was going to publish a text in which I would attempt to interpret what the Apostolic Tradition and the Apostolic Succession are within the mystery of the Church. This is the purpose of this present article, which does ...

The Orthodox Word -321 now available in print and digital editions

St. Herman Monastery - 14/5/19 Click here to order the print edition, and click here to order the digital edition. This issue of The Orthodox Word features the life of a remarkable man of God who lived in the nineteenth century: Blessed Andrei of Simbirsk, Russia. From an early age, by divine inspiration, he took upon himself the most difficult ...