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THE CEREMONY MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE SACRED EDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

March 25, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/3/17 On Wednesday morning, 9th/22nd March 2017, the ceremony marking the completion of the restoration and rehabilitation of the Sacred Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre took place in front of the Sacred Edicule. This project began one year ago, by the initiative of Jerusalem Patriarchate and the agreement among the […]

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‘Catastrophic Collapse’: Tomb of Christ to Crumble Without Urgent Repairs

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – March 2017 Greek researchers say that the edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the room where Jesus was purportedly interred before he rose from the dead, is at “very real risk” of “catastrophic collapse.” The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) examined the foundation of the temple in Jerusalem as part […]

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REPRESENTATIVES OF MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE TO BE INVITED TO 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF OLD BELIEVER LEADER AVVAKUM

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/3/17 Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church will be invited to the events dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the leader of the Old Believer movement Avvakum, reports Interfax-Religion. “We can only assist in holding the conferences on sites where people from various religious views, various confessions, and various historical schools could be […]

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ACTIVITIES OF RUSSIAN JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES SUSPENDED DUE TO EXTREMISM

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/3/17 The activities of the head organization of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been suspended in Russia, reports RIA-Novosti with reference to the Ministry of Justice website. The religious organization “The Administrative Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia,” is now included in the list of public and religious associations whose activities have been […]

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Exclusive Photos from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

March 24, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 24/3/17 Special Courtesy – Dina Blokland Exclusive Photos from the restoration ceremony of the Holy Aedicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Source: OCP News Service

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WHEATON COLLEGE HOSTS FREE PUBLIC SCREENING OF THE NEW DOCUMENTARY “MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS”

March 24, 2017 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago  – Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 24/3/17 WHEATON COLLEGE HOST FREE PUBLIC SCREENING OF THE NEW DOCUMENTARY “MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS” QUESTION/ANSWER SESSION WILL FEATURING INDIVIDUALS INTERVIEWED FOR DOCUMENTARY WHEATON, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is honored to join with Wheaton College to offer a FREE Public Screening of […]

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GREEK ORTHODOX CHANCELLOR ASSISTS FISHERMEN IMPACTED BY REFUGEE CRISIS AND WINTER STORMS

March 24, 2017 Featured
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John C. Ackerman – Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 24/3/17 Chicago, IL: The Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with an anonymous donor from California and the Greek America Foundation’s Project Hope for Greece, recently helped repair two commercial fishing boats, restoring the livelihoods of their owners on the Greek island […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on the terrorist attack in Westminster on 22 March 2017

March 24, 2017 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – 24/3/17 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, on the terrorist attack in Westminster. We have once again seen the worst and best of humanity in yesterday’s Westminster attack. One person was intent on harming and ending life, while countless […]

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Speech of Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem at the Restoration Ceremony of the Holy Aedicule

March 23, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 23/3/17 The entire Christian world is rejoicing today at the reopening of the Holy Aedicule after months of restoration and reinforcement. Today as we stand in front of this holiest of all the Christian shrines throughout the world, we are inevitably reminded of the passion and crucifixion […]

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Syriac Orthodox Seminarians Visits Indian Orthodox Theological Seminary

March 22, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service-22/3/17- Syriac-Orthodox – Indian Orthodox Malankara Churches Special Courtesy- Aby Mathew. Kottayam- Kerala-India: Pictures from the visit of Final year students of the Syriac Orthodox Theological Seminary (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Semianry- Mulanthurithy, Kerala) made a fraternal visit at the Indian Orthodox Seminary (OTS -Kottayam, Kerala). The Syriac Orthodox Seminary in Mulanthuruthy belongs to […]

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Live Video from the Holy Sepulcher

March 22, 2017 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 22/3/17 Live Video from the Holy Sepulcher, after restoration of the Holy Edicule. Source:

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The Church of the Holy Sepulcher

March 22, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 22/3/17 Almost for 2000 years the Church of Holy Sepulcher, known as the Church of the Tomb of Christ, has been the holiest place in Jerusalem for Christians. Historically, Constantine the Great was the first Emperor who, in the middle of the 4th century, initiated building Churches […]

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Jesus Christ’s ‘tomb’ opens to public after restoration

March 22, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 22/3/17 A burial tomb believed to have held the body of Jesus Christ before his resurrection will open to the public on Wednesday. The tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem underwent nine months of restoration. A team from the National Technical University of Athens (NTU) carried out intensive restoration […]

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SUNDAY OF THE ADORATION OF THE PRECIOUS AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

March 22, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March 2017 On the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, 6th/19th March 2017, the feast of the Adoration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate, as established by the Church, so that by the Sacred Cross of Christ, through which we have been saved and deified, the […]

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GREEK ABBOT CALLS UPON HOLY SYNOD TO CONDEMN HERESIES OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

March 21, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru  – 21/3/17 The controversy over Ecumenism in the Orthodox Church, broiling throughout the twentieth century, has escalated since last year’s council on the island of Crete, which gathered ten of the fifteen Local Orthodox Churches and produced a series of documents that many throughout the Orthodox world have criticized to one degree or another. Amid […]

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Metropolitan Mar Severios Mathews Receives Thanal Charity Award 2016-17

March 21, 2017 Featured
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By Our Gulf, Middle East Correspondent – OCP News Service – 21/3/17  Indian Orthodox Malankara Church Mar Severios receives Muscat Mahaedavaka Thanal Charity Award 2016-17 from Mar Yulios, says the honour to further boost his charitable works. MUSCAT: “Despite living in a terror infected world, human beings still possess compassion and care towards their fellowmen,” […]

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12 Spiritual Quotes from Patriarch Daniel about the Holy Cross

March 21, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – March 2017 The Cross of our Saviour Jesus Christ represents God’s love revealed to humans in a world full of hatred and violence. The Holy Cross is the sign of love that conquers sin and death. Christ’s Cross becomes a principle of new life for every Christian; a principle […]

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Patriarch Daniel venerated the Panagia Jordanitissa. The Mother of God and St John Jacob urge us to save the Romanian Skete from the Jordan

March 21, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – March 2017 The Romanian Patriarch prayed Thursday before the Jordan Icon of the Mother of God. The Icon recovered from the Romanian Skete on the Jordan Valley was brought March 9, 2017, to the Patriarchal Residence by the V. Rev. Archimandrite Teofil Anastasoaie, superior of the Romanian Settlements in […]

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13th Anniversary of the Pogrom on Kosovo and Metohia

March 19, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – March 2017 BOOK The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and MetohijaThe Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People NoKosovoUnesco On the 17th of March 2017. it is 13 years since from the Kosovo and Metohija, in destructive attacks by Albanian extremists, 4,012 Serbs were expelled, most of them have not still […]

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Orthodox Christian Prof. John G. Panagiotou appointed Liasion Officer at Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary

March 19, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 19/3/17 Prof. John G. Panagiotou has been appointed as the Liasion Officer for the Seminary President in Community Affairs at Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary in Summerville, South Carolina. Seminary President Dr. Julius Barnes made the announcement in a letter on March 9, 2017. Panagiotou is a noted theologian, scholar, and writer. […]

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“MOLDOVA HAS NO FUTURE WITHOUT THE ORTHODOX FAITH”—PRESIDENT IGOR DODON

March 19, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/3/17 At a March 16 meeting near Moscow, newly-elected Moldovan president Igor Dodon spoke with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the great importance of the Orthodox faith for the future of his country. The primate welcomed the president to his residence in Peredelkino just outside of Moscow, congratulating him on his election in […]

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