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UNKNOWN VANDALS DESECRATE GRAVE OF ST. ALEXANDER (PETROVSKY)

October 10, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 10/10/17 On the night of October 6, presumably between 1:00 and 2:00 AM, the grave of the holy Hieromartyr Alexander (Petrovsky) was vandalized in the Kharkov city cemetery, reports the Kharkov Diocese. The cross at St. Alexander’s grave was broken, and his gravestone was partially damaged. The holy relics of the confessor of the Orthodox […]

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Consecration of St. Paul the Apostle Syriac Orthodox Church in San Diego

October 10, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the church of St. Paul the Apostle in San Diego – US. His Eminence Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar for the Western USA and His Eminence Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Patriarchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, assisted His Holiness in the […]

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Lectionary by Orthodox Convert Dr Hasan Azad at St. Gregory’s, Union Theological Seminary

October 10, 2017 Featured
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Hazan Azad – 9/10/17 Lectionary by Dr Hasan Azad (who is a convert to Orthodox Christianity from Islam) at St. Gregory’s, Union Theological Seminary. Source:  

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OCP Delegation Visits Russian Orthodox Community in Arabian Gulf

October 10, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 9/10/17 Sharjah-United Arab Emirates – With the blessings of Rt Rev Chorbishop Dr Kyrikoase Thottupuram of Chicago, a delegation (George Alexander – Secretary, Prakash Varghese – Delegate of Gulf, Levant and All Middle East, Monu Phillip – Special Envoy of the Secretariat and Nisha Varghese – OCP Associate in Gulf) of […]

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A Night-Time Divine Liturgy is Celebrated in the Presence of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign”

October 9, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 9/10/17 On October 2, 2017, the day that the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” arrived in the city of Orenburg, Russia, His Eminence Metropolitan Veniamin of Orenburg and Saraktash celebrated Divine Liturgy at […]

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Paulos Mar Gregorios: A Reader by Fr. Dr. K. M. George

October 9, 2017 Featured
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MOTV – 9/10/17 Buy here: Paulos Mar Gregorios: A Reader is a compilation of the selected writings of Paulos Mar Gregorios, a metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India and a former President of the World Council of Churches. The book deals with his thought in the areas of ecumenism, orthodox theology, philosophy, […]

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FOCUS Ecumenical Journal – October 2017 Issue

October 9, 2017 Featured
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip – OCP News Service – 8/10/17 SCRIBD https://www.scribd.com/document/360486623/FOCUS-October-2017 ISSUU https://issuu.com/diasporafocus/docs/focus_october_2017 The October 2017, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) is now available for download. About Focus Diaspora FOCUS is […]

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Archbishop Ieronymos II: Kosovo and Metohija are Serbian Acropolis

October 8, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 10/8/17 Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vulin, who is on a two-day visit to Greece, met with Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece and on that occasion he thanked the Greek Orthodox Church for the support that it had been giving to the preservation […]

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Together through centuries

October 8, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 8/10/17 Collection “Together through Centuries”: contributions to history of the Russian-Serbian cultural, spiritual and political connections. Contributor and editor is monk Benyamin (Semenov) from the monastery of All Saints in Kingisepp. The collection “Together through Centuries” is a work in Russian and Serbian scholars, and it was presented on 4 October 2017 […]

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President of Greece had an audience with Serbian Patriarch

October 8, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 8/10/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received in an audience President of Greece Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Serbian Patriarchate on 3 October 2017. President Pavlopoulos expressed his gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on cordial and brotherly audience during which they talked about current challenges that facing […]

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TWO NEW SAINTS CANONIZED BY ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

October 8, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 8/10/17 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox, meeting in a working session yesterday at the patriarchal residence in Bucharest under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, decided to two canonize two new saints of the Romanian Church, Basilica News Agency reports. Metropolitan Iosif Naniescu has been canonized under the name of the Holy Hierarch […]

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Libya’s Security Forces Reportedly Find Burial Sites of Over 20 Christians

October 8, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 8/10/17 The Libyan security forces have reportedly found the bodies of Coptic Christians from Egypt, killed by Daesh militants in Libya in 2015. The bodies of more than twenty Egyptian Coptic Christians, executed by Daesh terrorists (a terrorist group that is banned in many countries, including Russia) in 2015 in Libya were discovered in the city of Sirte, the Egyptian newspaper al-Dustour writes, […]

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Two New Orthodox Christian Martyrs – Gregory and Roman

October 7, 2017 Featured
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OrthodoxChurch – 7/10/17 Roman Zabolotny, 39, and Grigory Tsurkanu, 38, the two Russian martyrs fought in Syria and were captured by ISIS. They refused to renounce Orthodox Christian faith in Lord Jesus Christ and refused to convert to Islam and join ISIS. All sources indicate that two martyrs have been executed at the public square in […]

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Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow consecrates Cathedral in Tashkent

October 7, 2017 Featured
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OrthodoxChurch – 7/10/17 His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has consecrated newly built Cathedral in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Source:  

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MISSING UKRAINIAN NUN FOUND SAFE AND SOUND

October 7, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 7/10/17 The missing nun of Holy Trinity Convent in Korets, Ukraine has been safely found, reports the Rivne Post. As previously reported, Nun Svetlana Vasilievna (Grigorchuk) left her monastery in Korets on Monday, traveling 40 miles to Rivne for a dental appointment. The abbess and sisters of her monastery became worried when she did not answer […]

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A MIRACULOUS HEALING OF THE VARNAKOVA ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

October 5, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 5/10/17 A seriously ill man was healed several weeks ago after his wife made a pilgrimage to the Holy Monastery of the Varnakova Panagia in Efpalio Greece, 145 miles west of Athens, from the Greek city of Agrinio, to pray before the monastery’s wonderworking Varnakova Panagia Icon, reports vimaorthodoxias.gr. The wife of the ill man, […]

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YOUNG NUN GOES MISSING IN RIVNE, UKRAINE

October 5, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 5/10/17 Police of the Rivne region in northwestern Ukraine received a statement at 9:30 PM on Monday that 33-year-old Nun Svetlana Vasilievna Grigorchuk had not returned home to the Holy Trinity Convent in Korets, reports Magnolia TV. Nun Svetlana had traveled 40 miles to Rivne for a dental appointment, and communication with her was lost […]

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Turkish Archaeologists Claim to Solve Mystery of Santa Claus’s Burial Place

October 5, 2017 Featured
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Sputinknews – 5/10/17 Archaeologists in Turkey may have solved a mystery dating back thousands of years, after they discovered an ancient tomb they believe contains the remains of Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century Christian bishop who became popularly known as Santa Claus. Researchers stumbled across the tomb in the ground beneath Saint Nicholas Church, as they were conducting digital surveys of the […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Host “Modern Martyrs: Christians of Middle East & North Africa” at Orthodox Education Day

October 4, 2017 Featured
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SVOTS – 4/10/17 St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Host “Modern Martyrs: Christians of Middle East & North Africa” at Orthodox Education Day, October 7th.  [SVOTS Communications / Yonkers, NY] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) will hold its annual open house, Orthodox Education Day, Saturday, October 7, 2017. The day will open with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy […]

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CHICAGOLAND ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE 125 YEARS

October 4, 2017 Featured
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Metropolis of Chicago – 4/10/17 CHICAGO’S GREEK, RUSSIAN, SERBIAN, UKRAINIAN, ROMANIAN, ALBANIAN, ARABIC AND AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS GATHER FOR PANORTHODOX SERVICE CHICAGO, IL: Chicago’s Greek, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Albanian, Arabic and American Orthodox Christians gathered at Lane Tech Auditorium on Saturday, September 30, 2017, for a Pan Orthodox liturgical worship service commemorating 125 years […]

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Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic)

October 4, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 4/10/17 Serbian Patriarch Irinej introduced Bishop Nikodim (Kosovic) into the throne of the bishops of Dalmatia. On Sunday, 1 October 2017, on the day of Saint Eumenius of Gortin and Holy Martyr Aryadna, before the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Ascension of the Most Holy Mother of God […]

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