Statement of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) on the Situation in Montenegro

I.A.O - 23/1/2020 The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) has issued the following statement:  STATEMENT The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) has been following with growing concern the developments in Montenegro in relation to the property belonging to the local Orthodox Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral under Metropolitan Bishop Amphilochius. The self-evident jurisdiction the Parliament in the Republic ...

Celebrity Chef Raises $10,000 for 28.Jun NGO

28 Jun NGO - 23/1/2020 Top Chef Canada's Ivana Raca held a successful humanitarian fundraiser at the prestigious Ufficio restaurant in Toronto to benefit 28. Jun's Holiday projects in the Western Balkans. A Food Network-mainstay, the young celebrity chef's four-course dinner/gala wowed guests who had an opportunity to bid on some very rare sports memorabilia. Several game-worn items belonging to Novak ...

Mar Seraphim, Fr Dr Amayil are chief orators at Bangalore Orthodox Convention – ‘Meltho 2020′

L J- Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 23/1/2020 BENGALURU -INDIA: The 3-day 15th annual Bangalore Orthodox Convention called Meltho (meaning ‘the Word’) will be held from January 31 to February 2, 2020, at the India Campus Crusade Auditorium at St Thomas Town, Bengaluru. The convention is being organized by Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Syrian Church, Bangalore ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECLARES 2020 THE YEAR OF ARMENIANS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Greater House of Cilicia - 22/1/2020 From the Monastery of Antelias of the Great House of Cilicia, we greet with pontifical blessing, warm Christian love and intense patriotism the World General Assembly, the Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Executive Council, the Prelates, the ecclesiastical class, the community leaders and our beloved people. With deep ...

Patriarch Daniel: Man as a rational, relational being grows spiritually through gratitude

Basilica News Agency - 22/1/2020 ‘Man as a rational and a relational being, having a spiritual connection with God and peers, grows spiritually through gratitude,’ stressed His Beatitude, Patriarch Daniel, during his sermon on Sunday. On the 29th Sunday after Pentecost, the Patriarch of Romania presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Sts Constantine and ...

Construction of Largest Armenian Church in Ukraine Nearing End

Siranush Ghazanchyan - Armradio - 22/1/2020 Construction of the largest Armenian church in Ukraine is entering the final stage. The day the church will open its doors to the parishioners of the Ukrainian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and guests of Kiev is not far away, Analitika.ua reports. The Armenian Cathedral is located close to Kiev’s Boryspil Airport, and ...

Elevation of the Holy Cross in the Cathedral church in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 22/1/2020 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade on 18 January 2020, on the feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. The Patriarch concelebrated with the local clergy. Source:  

Australian Satanists Say Freedom of Religion Bill Would Enable Them to Preach About Satan in Schools

Sputniknews - 20/1/2020 Scott Morrison’s center-right coalition government has been struggling to fine-tune its proposed bill against religious discrimination, which has come under heavy criticism from both religious and non-religious stakeholders. Australian Satanists have laughed off the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill by promising to exploit to the fullest the guarantees it promises to faith-based groups. The Noosa Temple ...

New Book – ‘The Truth Behind the Malankara Church Conflict’ By Derin Raju

OCP News Service - 18/1/2020 Malankara-India: A new research book titled 'Malankara Sabha Tharkkam- Enthanu Sathyam?' on the history of the Malankara Church conflict (schism) is presently available. Authored by Prof Derin Raju, and published by Sofia books, this book carefully explores the in-depth aspects of the age-old conflict in the Malankara Nasrani Church. The book undoubtedly ...

THE FEASTS OF THE LORD’S CIRCUMCISION AND OF ST. BASIL AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 18/1/2020 On January 1/14, 2020, the feasts of the Lord’s circumcision and of the commemoration of St. Basil the Great were celebrated with an All-night Vigil at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Hagiotaphite Brotherhood went to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at midnight and started the Service of Matins at ...

Prayer of Supplication at the beginning of the New Year in front of Saint Sava Cathedral in Vracar

Church of Serbia - 18/1/2020 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served a prayer of supplication (moleben) and sent prayers for the salvation of the people in Montenegro, Kosovo and Metohija and all Serbian places on the plateau in front of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Vracar on 13 January 2020 (phоto gallery). The Patriarch was ...

28. Jun NGO Delivers Christmas Presents to Hundreds of Serbian Children in Montenegro and Krajina

28. Jun NGO - 18/1/2020 With your help, we came through for the children! Our volunteers delivered Christmas presents to hundreds of Serbian children in Montenegro and Krajina in addition to our previous gift giveaways in Serbia. We have two deliveries left — to Bosansko Grahovo and to my hometown of Kljuc, in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Often neglected, as it lies ...

New volume in Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev’s Jesus Christ series releases to high praise

SVOTS - 18/1/2020 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Saint Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press has released the second volume of Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev’s monumental series on the life and message of Jesus. Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol. 2 focuses on the Sermon on the Mount, examining the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer, and other teachings of the Lord in ...

Rome to Absorb Orthodox Churches? Who Cares?

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G.A. - OCP Articles - 17/01/2019 Special courtesy - Fr Dr. Jossi Jacob, Principal - St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur. The article by Andrew Miller titled 'Is Reunification of Catholic and Orthodox Churches Imminent?' dated 7th Jan 2020 published in https://www.thetrumpet.com/ is worth a personal reflection. In his article, Miller hails the ongoing efforts by the Vatican to unite all Christians under the ...

Assyrian Couple Abducted in Southeast Turkey

AINA - 16/1/2020 Istanbul -- Turkish authorities yesterday released the monk Sefer (Aho) Bileçen, from the church of Mor Yakup in the province of Mardin, detained for a few days on the charge - never officially formalized by the prosecutor's office - of "terrorism". In reality, the Assyrian priest had been targeted by security forces for sharing ...

Popular Greek Singer Nikos Vertis: ‘I love Christ and I carry Him always in my Soul’

Basilica News Agency - 15/1/2020 Invited by Nikos Hatzinikolaou at the weekly informative show “Enopios Enopio,” the popular Dutch-Greek singer Nikos Vertis spoke about his faith and the relation with Christ. ‘I love Christ and I have Him always in my life,’ Nikos Vertis said, Romfea reports. ‘We are living times when youth is afraid to say “I believe in ...

Tension in India’s Karnataka, as Hindu Organisations Oppose Installation of Statue of Christ

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Sputniknews - 15/1/2020 New Delhi (Sputnik): In 2008, Karnataka state had witnessed anti-Christian violence as many radical Hindu groups allegedly attacked Christian schools, homes, and churches. In 2011, reports on the attack were released which found, that it was pre-planned by the then ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state. Several Hindu nationalist organizations like ...

Israel dismisses Andrey Sheptitsky as a Righteous Man of the Nations Again

UOJ - Yekaterina Filatova - 15/1/2020 The UGCC believes that recognizing Met. Andrey Sheptitsky as the Righteous Man among the nations is “a matter of honor and credit to the Moses of the Ukrainian people”. On January 9, 2020, the Israeli national Holocaust and Heroism Memorial turned down the appeal of representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church ...

The Letter of the Serbian Bishop of Eastern America to the President of the United States of America

Church of Serbia - 15/1/2020 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, It is a privilege to greet you at Christmastide on behalf of the Bishops in the United States of America, members of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North, Central and ...

Journalistic Investigation: Who is Behind the Abduction and Brutal Murder of Syrian Christian Hierarchs from Aleppo?

Mansur Sahib with Nadine Martin, Klaus Ulbricht, and Fatih  Mehmetoglu- OCP News Service - 12/1/2020 Abduction and Brutal Murder of Syrian Christian Hierarchs (download PDF File) The events of this investigation occurred more than six years ago. However, the incident is still shrouded in mystery and periodically appear in the world media headlines. Background Back in 2013, two inconspicuous ...