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Annual General Body Meeting OSSAE-OKR held at St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary

September 23, 2018 Featured

Fr.B .M. Thomas – STOTS – 23/9/18- Malankara Orthodox Church  The Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of OSSAE-OKR (Orthodox Sunday School Association of the East – Outside Kerala Region) 2017-18 was held at St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur on 15th and 16th September 2018. The main theme of this year’s AGM was “Repent and […]

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‘The Edge of Ecumenism & Subversive Hospitality’ – Fr. Dr. K. M. George

September 23, 2018 Featured

MOTV- 23/9/18 The Edge of Ecumenism and Subversive Hospitality by Fr. Dr. K. M. George. Source:

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University Award for Serbian Orthodox Professor Dr. Vladislav Puzovic

September 23, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 23/9/18 “I feel the Veselin Lucic Award as a full confirmation of the return of our Faculty of Theology into the framework of the Belgrade University system” – Mr. Vladislav Puzovic said. The award of the Endowment of Veselin Lucic, which functions within the University of Belgrade, for the best scientific […]

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Nativity of the Theotokos

September 23, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 23/9/18 Commemorated September 8 The establishment of four major feast days to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary took place in the days of the apostolic era and have a significance in the Greek Orthodox Church which has remained unaltered through nearly twenty centuries of Christianity. The mother’ of the Son of […]

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Special Holy Qurobo for the Businessmen at WBAS – Stuttgart

September 23, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/9/18 On September 22nd 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated a special Holy Qurobo for the participants of the World Conference on Business for Suryoye in Stuttgart, Germany. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany and Julius Hanna Aydin, Director of External Relations in Germany, […]

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Opening of the First World Business Conference for Suryoye

September 23, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 23/9/18 On September 21st 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II officially inaugurated the First World Business Conference for Suryoye, held in Stuttgart – Germany and organized by Kano Suryoyo. Dr. Raid Scharbil Gharib, Secretary-General of the conference welcomed His Holiness and all the Suryoyo businessmen present at the conference. […]

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Appeal by Pope Theodoros of Alexandria II & Metropolitan Savvas of Poland on the Ukrainian Canonical Crisis

September 23, 2018 Featured

Pan-Orthodox Synod- 23/09/18 The appeal of His Beatitude Theodoros II – Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa with His Beatitude Savvas -Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland on the Ukrainian Canonical Crisis. Source:

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Story of the ‘Good Thief’ who was Crucified with Jesus Christ

September 20, 2018 Featured
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Story by Rev. Fr. George Giannios – OCP News Service – 20/9/18 Shared by Anastasia Giannios-Poulos The story of Saint Dismas (‘Demas’ in Coptic Orthodoxy) the ‘Penitent Thief’ who was crucified with Jesus Christ.  St. Mary (Holy Theotokos), Joseph fled (with Child Jesus) to prevent child Jesus from being slaughtered (there was an order to […]

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International Orthodox Christian Charities Responds in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence

September 20, 2018 Featured

IOCC – 20/9/18 Emotional and spiritual care, needs assessments under way in Winston-Salem, Wilmington Baltimore, Md. (September 19, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has deployed staff, equipment, and volunteers for emergency response in some of the worst-hit areas of North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. After Hurricane Florence stalled over the […]

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The Universe: Radiating – Might of God and Plight of Humans

September 19, 2018 Featured

Fr.B.M.Thomas (Bombay Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) – Contributing Author & Research Associate – OCP News Service- 19/9/18 “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visit […]

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Serbian Orthodox Bishop Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany Enthroned

September 19, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 19/9/18 His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Frankfurt and All Germany was enthroned in the church of Saint Sava in Dusseldorf on 16 September 2018. Church of Serbia – 19/9/18 His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, the first Diocesan Bishop of that Serbian Orthodox Diocese, introduced Bishop Grigorije into the throne of […]

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ORTHODOXY HAS BECOME SECOND BIGGEST RELIGION IN AUSTRIA

September 19, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 19/9/18 Orthodoxy has become the second biggest religion in majority-Catholic Austria, reports the site of theRomanian Orthodox Church, with reference to Der Standard. While intense debate is underway in Austria on the growing Muslim population, Orthodoxy has quietly and discreetly grown into the second largest religious community in the country. Islam has held the […]

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Statement by Rev Valson Thampu on Kerala Nun Rape Case

September 18, 2018 Featured

Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu – 18/9/18 Nuns in Kerala are taking on the influential Catholic Church for justice Statement by Rev Valson Thampu (Indian educator, Christian theologian of the Anglican Church, former Principal of St Stephen’s College and the Editor of Ecumenical Spirituality @ the Editorial Board of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE) on the Kerala Nun Rape […]

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Memory Eternal – Actor Captain Raju

September 17, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 17/09/18 +Rest in Peace+ Malankara- Kerala: Captain Raju (68), the well known Malayalam Film actor form India entered eternal rest on 17/9/18. He belonged to an ancient Malankara Orthodox Christian family from Omallur, Pathanamthitta District in Kerala. After graduation, he joined the Indian Army and was promoted to the rank of  […]

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Brethren Christian Community Opens First Congregation in Kobanê- Aleppo

September 16, 2018 Featured

Faruk Firat – OCP News Service – 15/9/18 Kobane- Aleppo-Syria: The Protestant Brethren Christian Community opened a congregation for the first time in Kobane  (Ayn al-Arab), which is a city in the Aleppo Governorate of Syria on 15/9/18. Christians Enter ‘Raqqa Churches’ for the First Time Since 2013 A minute’s silence was observed for the fallen comrades. […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH SUSPENDS COMMEMORATION OF PAT. BARTHOLOMEW AND CON-CELEBRATION WITH CONSTANTINOPLE HIERARCHS, EUCHARISTIC COMMUNION NOT BROKEN

September 16, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 16/9/18 As a result of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s appointment of two exarch bishops in Ukraine without any blessing from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church resolved at its extraordinary session today that His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will cease commemorating His All-Holiness Ecumenical […]

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Christians Enter ‘Raqqa Churches’ for the First Time Since 2013

September 15, 2018 Featured

Faruk Firat – OCP News Service – 15/9/18 Syria: Christians are allowed to enter the Church in Raqqa for the first time since 2013. Christian women fighters held a victory ceremony against the defeated of the ISIS terrorist. Emotional moments took place when the Syrian Christian fighters of the MFS were allowed to visit the […]

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A monument to St John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker is installed on the grounds of the headquarters of the Western American Diocese

September 15, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 15/9/18 “A monument to St John, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker was donated by the ‘Dialogue of Cultures—One World’ Foundation and installed on the courtyard of the old orphanage and Church of St Tikhon of […]

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Sermon by St John (Maximovich), Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker, on the Parable of the Talents and Icon-painting

September 15, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2018 The Lord gave us a parable about a master who distributes talents to his servants corresponding with the abilities of each. After some time, he demanded of them reports on what they did and rewarded those […]

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Church New Year

September 15, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 15/9/18 The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to the imposition of taxes in Egypt. The first worldwide Indiction was in 312 when the Emperor Constantine (May […]

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The Serbian Patriarch consecrated Sts. Cyril and Methodius church in Bern

September 15, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 15/9/18 The Serbian Orthodox Community in Bern as well as in the whole of Switzerland had an exquisite honour and the blessing to attend an historical event – consecration of the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius at Belp near Bern, the first ever built Serbian Orthodox Church in Switzerland on […]

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