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METROPOLITAN PAUL OF ALEPPO TO ALL THE ORTHODOX HIERARCHS: “MY CHAINS, THE BOND OF OUR UNITY”

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo – pravoslavie.ru Buenos Aires, June 24, 2016 An open letter from METROPOLITAN PAUL of ALEPPO addressed to all the Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church on the Feast of the Holy Spirit My chains, the bond of our unity Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you… may become what I am, except for […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Offers Prayers Following the Terrorist Attack at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA – June 2016 Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Offers Prayers Following the Terrorist Attack at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport Following the most horrific, deplorable, and senseless acts of violence and terror at Istanbul’s International Airport, the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA expresses […]

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SEVEN METROPOLITANS WITHHELD SIGNATURES FROM PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL DOCUMENTS

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 Greek media is reporting that at least two documents put forth by the recently concluded Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete were not signed by all delegates. While the names of all delegate bishops from each of the ten represented Local Churches were added to each document by the Secretariat of the Holy and […]

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Visit of the Brazilian Ambassador to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Achilles Zaluar, Ambassador of Brazil in Damascus, at the patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Excellency personally condemned the terroristic attack that took place a week ago in Qamishly, during the pastoral visit of His Holiness to the […]

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Iftar Organized by EPDC for the Muslim Benevolent Institutions

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – June 2016 Under the auspices of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee (EPDC) organized an Iftar “Ramadan Charity Banquet” on the occasion of Ramadan for the Muslim Benevolent Institutions in Damascus. The event was hosted at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. Her Excellency Dr. Rima […]

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Vidovdan Address of Saint Nikolaj Velimirovic – 1916

June 29, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – June 2016 On June 28th 1916, now Sainted Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović addressed a congregation gathered at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Gentlemen and friends, I am coming from Serbia, from European “midnight”. There is no ray of light, not a single trace. All […]

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The Christians Of Syria, Martyrs Of Nowadays

June 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu- Romanian Orthodox News Agency – June 2016 Tuesday, 21 June 2016, the conference entitled “Christians of Syria, martyrs of nowadays” was held at the parish of Saints Parents Ioachim and Ana – Oborul vechi, deanery of district 2, Bucharest, delivered by Rev Gheorghe Costea, parish priest of the Romanian community of Syria and […]

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A less than optimistic view on Christian Unity

June 28, 2016 Featured News
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KNEWS – June 2016 Buy Hardcopies at Amazon and Lulu bookstore Amazon – ($12.00) http://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-George-Alexander/dp/1329629787 Lulu (25% discount) –  ($9.00) http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/george-alexander/the-orthodox-dilemma/paperback/product-22650819.html Kindle Copies https://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-Reflections-Pan-Orthodox-Concilliar-ebook/dp/B017P1RFBS Book: The Orthodox Dilemma: Personal Reflections on Global Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity Author: George Alexander Reviewer: Dr Glenville Ashby Early this year, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill met in Cuba, delivering a historic […]

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THE FEAST OF ST ONOUPHRIOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

June 28, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – June 2016 On Saturday, the 12th/25th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St Onouphrios the Egyptian at the Monastery dedicated to his name, located at a short distance from the Pool of Siloam in the Potter’s field, bought by the lords of the Jews as a burial place […]

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Gulbenkian Library of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

June 28, 2016 Featured News
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 28/6/16 A Brief Note on the The Gulbenkian Library On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Patriarch Yeghishe Tourian, which was in the year 1879, plans were made to establish a library. Patriarch Yeghishe Tourian was dedicated to studying, teaching and spreading his […]

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OCP Secretary Honors Writer Benyamin with the Order of Three Saints

June 28, 2016 Featured News
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip (OCP Delegate of the Indian Sub-Continent)- OCP news Service Read More about Benyamin here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benyamin_(writer) Kerala: George Alexander, Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian NGO Movement) honored renowned Author Benyamin with the OCP Order of Three Saints. OCP Secretary along with Abraham P Koshy (Treasurer – OCP Executive Council) visited […]

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Pope Says Christians Should Apologise To Homosexuals

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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www.journalism.mak.ac.ug – 27/6/16 – Submitted by Christopher Tusiime CNN REPORT HERE: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/26/world/pope-apologize-gays/ Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians owe apologies to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the church, remarks that some Catholics hailed as a breakthrough in the church’s tone toward homosexuality. “I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: […]

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His Holiness Baselios Paulos II strongly condemns terror attack targeting Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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Catholicate News – June 2016 The Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropoltan Baselios Paulose II has strongly condemned the attack on the Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and the Christian faithful in Qamishli. While talking over the Phone with His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II,H.HBaselios Paulos II affirmed his prayer and support .His Holiness expressed […]

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Russian Orthodox Church to Respond to Pan-Orthodox Council’s Message

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – June 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church studies the Pan-Orthodox Council’s message and will respond following the survey of the document, according to a source in the Russian Orthodox Church. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Orthodox Church is studying the Pan-Orthodox Council’s message and will prepare a response on this issue, a source in the […]

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Joint Declaration Signed at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 Read- Pontifical Divine Liturgy in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On June 26, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, signed a joint declaration in the Mother See of Holy […]

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Pope Francis Remarks on Armenian Genocide Not Directed Against Turkey

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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Pope Francis was speaking on the issue of reconciling the Armenian and Turkish people, there is nothing in pope’s words that may be interpreted as ‘crusader spirit,’ according to Director of the Holy See Press Office Federico Lombardi. YEREVAN (Sputnik) — Pope Francis has not said anything offensive about Turkey during his visit to Armenia, […]

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Orthodox Church to Continue Dialogue With Other Churches

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – June 2016 The Orthodox Church strives for maintaining inter-religious dialogue, the Pan-Orthodox Council participants said in a message Sunday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Orthodox Church intends to maintain inter-religious dialogue in order to promote relations with other churches, the Pan-Orthodox Council participants said in a message Sunday. “… our Church attaches great importance to dialogue, primarily with non Orthodox Christians. Sober inter-religious […]

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Orthodox Church Condemns Middle East Hostility, Desecration of Monuments

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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  www.sputniknews.com  – 27/6/16 Orthodox Church strongly condemned Middle East hostilities. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Orthodox Church has condemned hostilities in the Middle East, urged to stop expulsion of people and destruction of christian monuments, the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church said in a message released on Sunday. “The Orthodox Church unequivocally condemns the extension of military violence, the expulsion and murder of members […]

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Holy Qurobo for the Martyrs and Wounded in Qamishly

June 27, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Church – June 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Vicariate in Damascus, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, His Holiness thanked the Lord for […]

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Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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Great and Holy Council – 27/6/16 ENCYCLICAL  OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL  OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH Crete 2016 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit With a hymn of thanksgiving, we praise and worship God in Trinity, who has enabled us to gather together during the […]

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Academic Degrees Handed Out in the Theological Academy – Albania

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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Albanian Orthodox Church- June 2016 On June 7 at Resurrection of Christ Theological Academy in the New Monastery of St. Vlash in Durres, degrees were handed out to graduating students during the traditional graduation ceremony. The day started with the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the church of the Holy Monastery of St. Vlash and then […]

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