The Christian Genocide in Nigeria

OCP News Service - 16/10/2019 Lagos-Nigeria: It has been widely reported that over the years, a large number of Christians are being persecuted in the African nation of Nigeria, a country that has an equal number of Christian and Muslim populations. Under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari, the Preseindt of Nigeria, atrocities against Christians are on the ...

Epiphany of the Lord Church hosts the 28th Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 16/10.2019 On October 2-6, the Twenty-eighth Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ (ROCM) Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia took place at Holy Epiphany Parish in Boston. Over seventy people from across North America and even some ...

The Feast Day of St Chariton Lavra is Celebrated in Fara

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 16/10/2019 On Friday, October 11, 2019, the feast day of St Chariton the Confessor, the founder of Palestinian monasticism, the first monastery he founded hosted a celebration in his memory. On the eve of the holiday, Archimandrite Vasily (Druzhinets) of ...

“The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church”

Church of Serbia - 16/10/2019 Within the central celebration of the jubilee of the eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch opened a monumental exhibition “The Eight Centuries of Art under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church” in the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church on 9 October ...

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel venerates St Spyridon’s relic from Corfu island

Basilica News Agency - 16/10/2019 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on Saturday venerated the reliquary containing a relic of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker brought from Corfu island to Romania for the feast of Saint Paraskeva. The relic was brought by a delegation of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Corfu, headed by His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios. The relic stationed in ...

IOCC Launches Campaign for Children’s Programs in Syria

IOCC - 16/10/2019 International Orthodox Christian Charities Launches Campaign for Children’s Programs in Syria. Dream Centers offer Children, Families Safe Spaces, Support Overcoming Trauma. Baltimore, Md (October 15, 2019) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is launching a new fundraising campaign, aiming to raise $250,000 for programming that supports children and families who have survived trauma and tragedy in ...

Rohit’s Arena – Magazine by Rohit Gupta Now Available

OCP News Service - 14/10/2019 New Delhi- India: Magazine by Rohit Gupta, the author of 'Malankara Orthodox Church - Everything about the Indian Orthodox Church' is now available online for free download. The magazine features a wide variety of subjects including Rohit's business interests, books, and other interesting features. ‘The Malankara Church is Truly National, and She Makes Me ...

Crisis Deepens As the Church of Greece Recognize OCU 

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OCP News Service - 12/10/2019 Athens- Greece: The Church of Greece has recognized the Orthodox Church of Ukraine according to several media reports. The decision was made during the extraordinary session held on 12/10/2019. The recognition of the newly created Orthodox Chruch of Ukraine is a result of the 'request' from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. ...

Indian Church Condemns Hindu Leader’s Comment to Link Mob Lynching With Bible

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Sputniknews - 12/10/19 New Delhi (Sputnik): A top Hindu leader had claimed that incidents like “mob lynching” were not part of Hindu traditions and said, his organization was dragged into such controversies by people setting out to defame India and the entire Hindu community and also to create fear among minority communities. The head of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ...

Russia’s Sacred Music a Revelation to Americans – Konevets Quartet Director

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Sputniknews - 12/10/2019 WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The church music of Russia is often a real revelation to everyday Americas, most of whom know nothing about Orthodox Christian culture, Igor Dmitriev, the director of Konevets Quartet, a famous Russian a cappella group, told Sputnik. Founded in 1992 at the Monastery of the Holy Nativity on Konevets Island 161 ...

Saint Sava’s Testament: 800th Anniversary of Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church Celebrated in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 12/10/2019 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic respectively were awarded the Order of Saint Sava of the first degree by the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Serbian Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad ...

Little Tijana Has Only One Wish – To Have Food to Eat

Jun 28 NGO - 12/10/19 Marija Dojčinović (32), an ailing, single mother and her daughter Tijana (5) from the village of Gornja Koznica near Surdulica, are hungry more often than not. Each day brings new uncertainty because they don't know if there will be food on the table. Mother and daughter spend their days at "home" in ...

Coptic New Year Celebrated In St. Margaret’s Church- Westminster Abbey (2019)

Coptic Orthodox Church - UK - 12/10/2019 Coptic New Year celebrated in St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, with messages from Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the Archbishop of Canterbury and His Holiness Pope Francis. Messages from Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, The Most Reverend ...

Churches and Houses Destroyed – Christians, Kurds Flee Northern Syria

Faruk Firat - (Editor Christian Affairs - the Levant and the Middle East) -OCP News Service – 10/10/2019 Istanbul-Turkey: Tens of thousands of Kurdish, Syrian families, Christians are moving out of their homes in Northern Syrian response to the Turkish military push. This will be the beginning of a new refugee wave. Children and women are ...

Syrian Christians Proclaim “Trump is right on Syria!” YPG Kurds are responsible for escalation in Northeast Syria

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WCA - 10/10/2019 “President Trump is right on Syria!,” according to Johny Messo, the President of the World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) (“WCA”). Withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and halting financial and arms support to the YPG Kurds may help restore peace and security in Syria. Messo further argues that “the YPG Kurds are responsible for ...

Turkish Army Bombs Christian Defense Group in Northern Syria

Faruk Firat- (Editor Christian Affairs the Levant and the Middle East) -OCP News Service - 10/10/2019 Istanbul- Turkey: As part of creating 'Safe Zone' the Turkish Army has bombed Christian Defense Group MFS in Northern Syria (Ter Cihan, Qabre, Hewore, etc.) and Christian Quarter Bashiria in al-Qamishli. Reports state that many are dead and several others ...

Central Celebration Of The Jubilee Of 800th Anniversary of the Autocephaly Of The Serbian Orthodox Church

Church of Serbia - 10/10/2019 This year we were greeted by the light of a great event that encircles eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.  Photo gallery by deacon Dragan Tanasijevic: The celebration of the jubilee in Zica Monastery through the lens of deacon Dragan Tanasijevic On this occasion, the central jubilee celebration was held ...

IOCC- Boost Confidence in a Child Today – Syria

IOCC - 10/10/2019 Eight-year-old Hassan* was not only spending a lot of time by himself, but he was having a hard time concentrating and following directions at the Dream Center his mother enrolled him in. As a way to boost confidence and encourage him to participate in group activities, the center's psychologist came up with a plan ...

The Orthodox Word -323 Now Available (Print And Digital Editions)

St. Herman of Alaska Monastery - 10/10/2019 On Holy Pentecost by St. John Chrysostom To order this issue - Click here to order the print edition, and click here to order the digital edition. This issue of The Orthodox Word features a sermon on the feast of Pentecost by the “golden-tongued” preacher of the Orthodox Church, St. John ...

Assembly of Bishops of the USA and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches Revive the Joint Commission of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America - 10/09/19 NEW YORK – Representatives of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christian churches met today at the Armenian Cathedral of St. Vartan for the first meeting of the joint commission in nearly a decade. The meeting began with a common prayer service followed by open ...