17th Century St. Stephanos Church Re-Opens in Hochants Village after Renovation

Tufenkian Foundation - 25/6/19 June 23, 2019, HOCHANTS, KASHATAGH, ARTSAKH: Tufenkian Charitable Foundation, Artsakh’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Tourism and Armenian Apostolic Church recently completed the restoration of Saint Stepanos church in the village of Hochants in liberated Kashatagh region. Today, during the official opening ceremony of the church, Pargev Archbishop Martirosyan, the leader of Artsakh ...

Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky +1985) – Sermon on SS Peter and Paul Lent

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/6/19  The Need to Observe Church Laws and Regulations. We live in special times, beloved brethren! They are special because when you compare today to how it was in Mother Russia before, we see the almost complete opposite. For example, ...

Are we listening

John G. Panagiotou - Journalscene - 25/6/19 Several years ago, the actress Evan Rachel Wood proclaimed on Twitter, “I believe in god but I am not religious. I am spiritual. My definition of God isn't in any religion. It's very personal. [sic]”. Her sentiments are not alone in Hollywood only but across America. In today’s religious ...

Patriarchal Holy Qurobo in Frias

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/6/19 On June 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Church in Frias – Argentina. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Chrysostomos Youhanna Ghassaly, Patriarchal Vicar in Argentina, and Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions ...

Inauguration of Sayfo Monument in Frias

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/6/19 On June 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a Sayfo monument for the commemoration of the martyrs of Sayfo Genocide, on April 9 Park in Frias, Argentina. The inauguration was attended by their Eminences: Mor Chrysostomos Youhanna Ghassaly, Patriarchal Vicar in Argentina, Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Chamoun, Patriarchal Vicar ...

Catholicos Presents OVS Award to Johnson Chembal

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OCP News Service - 24/6/19 Malankara-India: The 2019 OVS (Orthodox Vishvasa Samrashakan) award was presented to Johnson Chembal by His Hoiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II - (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan) on 23rd June 2019. Johnson Chemabl was decorated with the award for his contributions in defending the Catholicate of ...

Council of Hierarchy of the Church of Greece and the Ukrainian Orthodox Schism

Jelena Rakocevic - Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs - OCP News Service- 23/6/19 The Phanar masterminded the conflict in the newly-established Autocephalous Church of Ukraine. The US Department of State and the incumbent Government of Greece have pressured the Greek Church to 'speed up' the recognition of the new Metropolitan of Kyiv. Greek analyst Michalis Papadopoulos states that an ...

Dean and Armenian Orthodox Seminarians Attacked by Extremist Jews in Jerusalem

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 21/6/19 On Saturday, June 8, 2019, a group of Armenian Seminarians and the dean of the Seminary were attacked by three extremist Jews and their dog. On that day in the afternoon a group of 20 students of the Armenian Theological Seminary, accompanied by the dean of the Seminary, ...

Syriac Orthodox Priest ‘Absorbed’ by Malankara Catholic Rite: Disregards Papal Stand on Uniatism

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OCP News Service - 21/6/19 “The path of Uniatism is not the path to walk today.” – Pope Francis of Rome. Malankara-India: Fr.  Sunny Vettikatil, a priest of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church in India was absorbed by the Malankara Catholic Uniate Papsist Rite. The so-called ‘reunion’ event is a clear violation of the Papal stand on ...

Fifteen Assyrian Children Kidnapped By Kurdish Affiliated Militia in Syria

AINA - 21/6/19 Qamishli, Syria (AINA) -- According to a report on Assyria TV, an internet Assyrian channel based in Stockholm, 15 Assyrian girls and boys have been abduction by members of the Syriac Military Council (MFS). MFS is a militia tied to the Syriac Union Party, which in turn is part of a secretive Assyrian political ...

Patriarch of Romania Consecrates St. Spyridon Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest

Basilica News Agency - 19/6/19 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania on Whit Monday, June 17, consecrated St Spyridon’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest following extensive restoration works. Following the consecration service, the Patriarch offered distinctions to those who supported the restoration works. The consecration and the festal Divine Liturgy were attended by the personnel of the Patriarchate’s Basilica ...

Patriarch Daniel Congratulates Basilica Media Centre For Transmitting Holy Trinity’s Love To The World

Basilica News Agency - 19/6/19 The Patriarch of Romania on Whit Monday pointed out the important missionary activity of the Basilica Media Centre during a meeting with the Patriarchate’s journalists held at the Patriarchal Palace. ‘We congratulate you for this holy, missionary work to transmit the love of the Most Holy Trinity to the world and to ...

The Autocephalous Churches and the Institution of the ‘Pentarchy’

parembasis.gr - Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios - 19/6/19 Translation of the article in Greek Οἱ Αὐτοκέφαλες Ἐκκλησίες καί ὁ θεσμός τῆς «Πενταρχίας» The article in pdf format Much has been written recently as a result of the Ukrainian issue, both positively and negatively, from whichever side one looks at it. In particular, there has been very ...

MASS SERVICE HELD IN MONTENEGRO IN DEFENSE OF SERBIAN CHURCH

Orthochristian.com - 19/6/19 Thousands of Orthodox faithful flocked to the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of the Resurrection in Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro, on Saturday to show their support for the rights of the canonical Serbian Church and to pray to God to help protect the Church there. The parishioners gathered at the call of His Eminence ...

Kuravilangad Papist ‘Nasrani’ Sangamom : A Problem for the Malankara Church ?

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D R- OCP News Service- 18/6/19 The so-called Nasrani Sangamom (organized by the Syro-Malabar Papsist Uniate Rite) scheduled in the month of September 2019 on behalf of the Kuravalangadu Roman Catholic Church is nothing but a satirical event in several aspects. It can be seen as a hilarious attempt to create false stories and to overlook ...

Summer Resources to Contemplate the Contributions of Orthodox Women

SCV - 18/6/19 Proposal- Introductory Parameters for Ordained Orthodox Deaconesses, SCV March 25, 2019 SCV Volume III Flyer Book Release FINAL Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the “Signs of the Times (Free E-book) For summertime reflection, we are pleased to offer three Orthodox resources engaging a wide range of topics related to the contributions of women in the life of ...

‘Parambil Chandy – the first Bishop of Indian Origin & Kuravalgnattu Might be the World’s First Marian Church’ : Claims Mar Kallarangatt

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Click individual pics in the gallery to read the circular. Photo Source- Social Media. OCP News Service - 17/6/19 Malankara-India: Few unusual claims were made by Mar Joseph Kallarangatt (Syro-Malabar Catholic Bishop of the Eparchy of Palai) in a circular that was published with regards to the upcoming ‘Nasrani Sangamom’ in the month of September 2019. The ...

Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Church of Serbia - 17/6/19 Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή) – the feast day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit In the Old Testament, Pentecost was the feast that occurred fifty days after Passover. As the Passover feast celebrated the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, so Pentecost celebrated God's gift of the ten commandments to Moses ...

Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox & Roman Catholicism – A Comparison

OCP News Service - 14/6/19 A Comparison between Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Roman Catholic Churches DOWNLOAD THE COMPARISON PDF HERE From the book Orthodox Dilemma "I have made an effort to make a minor comparison of EO and OO Churches with the Roman Catholic Church. This is a very limited comparison and does not explain everything in detail. I ...

SCV Launches New Publication – Encountering Women of Faith Volume III

SCV - 14/6/19 Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) joyfully announces the launch of our newest publication in the thought-provoking Encountering Women of Faith book series.  Encountering Women of Faith: The Saint Catherine’s Vision Collection, Volume III provides a rich tapestry of witness from the lives of holy women throughout Christian history. Collaboratively written to both spiritually inspire and academically inform, ...

The Regime of the Orthodox Church

Parembasis - Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios - 14/6/19 Translation of the article in Greek Τό πολίτευμα τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Ἐκκλησίας Prompted by the Ukrainian issue, there are discussions about ‘primacy’ within the Church. Some people reject it, and others misinterpret it. The Roman Catholics usually interpret primacy in terms of essentialism, and some contemporary Orthodox ...