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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Malankara Jacobite Syriac & Knanaya Parishes in UAE

November 11, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate- 11/11/8 During his first ever Apostolic visit to the United Arab Emirates, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Ahrem II -Patriarch of Antioch and All East, visited Jacobite Syriac and Knanaya parishes.  Evening Prayer at St. Ignatius Syriac Jacobite Church – Dubai On November 10, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was received […]

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Metropolitan Mar Yulios: New Liturgical Year Is An Occasion to Transform Lives of the Faithful

November 10, 2018 Featured

OCP Gulf Correspondent – OCP News Service – 11/10/18 #Ahmedabad Diocese Cover collection is the prime source of income for the Diocese #His Holiness Catholicos to lead consecration of St Thomas Orthodox Retreat Center, Abu Road, in March 2019 #Consecration of St Mary’s Orthodox Parish, Ghala, Sultanate of Oman, on Dec 7, 8 #Diocese launches […]

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Holy Qurobo for Syriac Orthodox Parishes in UAE

November 10, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 10/11/18 On November 9, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo for the parish of St. Ignatius in Dubai, U.A.E. He was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Barthelmaus Nathanael Youssef, Patriarchal Vicar in the UAE and the Arabain Gulf, Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in […]

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A New Book from St. Herman Press

November 8, 2018 Featured

St. Herman Press- 11/8/18 Purchase a copy here: https://www.sainthermanmonastery.com/product-p/em.htm Elder Arsenie (Papacioc) of Romania (1914–2011) was a witness of the eternal truth of Christ, given by God to contemporary man. A man of deep prayer, he also possessed experiential knowledge of the ways of the world. Before going to the monastery, he had been a […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I LECTURES IN BERN SWITZERLAND ON THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT

November 8, 2018 Featured

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – November 2018 On Saturday 27 October 2018, on the occasion of his official visit to the Old Catholic Church in Bern, Catholicos Aram I shared his views on the current challenges to the Ecumenical Movement. The lecture followed the evening vespers, at which Reverend Bedros Manuelian and Friar Hovaguim Panjarjian participated. Before addressing […]

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Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church Says Not Taking Part in Autocephaly

November 8, 2018 Featured

Sputniknews – 8/11/8 KIEV (Sputnik) – The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate told Sputnik that it does not take part in the efforts of Kiev’s authorities and non-canonical Orthodox organizations to establish a single independent church in the country or the so-called Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. “The Ukrainian Orthodox Church considers the entire process […]

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Athens, Greek Church Agree on Conditions of Disestablishment – Joint Statement

November 8, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 8/11/18 ATHENS (Sputnik) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Hieronymos II of Athens and All Greece agreed on the conditions for the disestablishment of church and state within the framework of constitutional reform, according to the joint statement of Greek Church and the state received by Sputnik from the prime minister’s […]

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260 years of the Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci

November 8, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 8/11/8 A great exhibition of тхе Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Sremski Karlovci The evening began with chanting of troparion to Saint Nicholas, the heavenly protector of the Cathedral church, which was performed by the Children’s’ choir of the Cathedral church, Slatkopojci, followed by the Mixed choir of the Cathedral church Saint Arsenije of Srem that  performed Oh, Mother of […]

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Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated

November 7, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 11/7/18 Please visit the University Web portal: http://asu.edu.sy/en FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Antioch.Syrian.University/ His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – (Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St.Peter in Antioch and All-East & Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church) inaugurated the Antioch Syrian University (ASU). The opening ceremony was held in the presence of […]

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Holy Qurobo of the Sunday of the Consecration of the Church – Damascus

November 7, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/11/8 On November 4, 2018, for the Occasion of the Sunday of Consecration of the Church, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal […]

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Georgian Orthodox Church takes aim at Armenian Churches

November 6, 2018 Featured

Neil Hauer, Bradley Jardine – Eurasianet – 06/11/18 Situated in a back alley just off the vibrant Aghmashenebeli Street, where a string of new restaurants cater to tourists enjoying the laid-back pedestrian lane, Tandoyants Church can be hard to spot. Tandoyants was once testimony to the significant Armenian population in Tbilisi. But after decades of neglect, […]

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Presbyterian Faithful Bryant Wongum Joins the Ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara

November 6, 2018 Featured

Ben Kunjacko – OCP News Service – 6/11/18 Visit St. Lukes Orthodox Mission Chruch Web portal: https://stlukemission.org/ USA: Bryant Wongum, a Presbyterian faithful has joined the ancient Malankara Church. Bryant was a deacon at one of the Presbyterian communities in the United States of America. Bryant Wongum and Adam Penn (another convert) were baptized into Malankara […]

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President of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Sign Agreement to Establish an Independent National Ukrainian Orthodox Church

November 5, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service- 5/11/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC Istanbul-Turkey: On 3rd November 2018, President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed the Agreement “On Cooperation and Interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople”. The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC The agreement […]

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The Official Response of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Concerning the Ethiopian Monastery of Deir El-Sultan

November 5, 2018 Featured

Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams  – (News Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)OCP News Service – 05/11/18 Special Courtesy –  Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)  As a result of the decisions made during the bi-annual plenary meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, on Monday the 29th of October, to respond to […]

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Terrorist Attacks Bus Carrying Coptic Christians: At least Seven Killed and Several Wounded

November 2, 2018 Featured

John Anton (Special Correspondent in Cairo) – OCP News Service – 2/11/2018 +Memory Eternal+ Cairo-Egypt: In a deadly attack that targeted Coptic Orthodox Christians, terrorists have killed at least seven. Many others were wounded. The attack was unleashed on a group of innocent Coptic Orthodox Christian pilgrims who were heading towards St. Samuel Coptic Christian monastery near […]

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Anglican–Oriental Orthodox International Commission Seventh Meeting – 2018

November 2, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/11/18 Anglican–Oriental Orthodox International Commission Communiqué 2018 The Anglican–Oriental Orthodox International Commission held its seventh meeting from 22–26 October 2018 at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence, Atchaneh, Lebanon. The Commission greatly appreciated the generous hospitality of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and the kindness of […]

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Pakistan Aquits Christian Women Asia Bibi from Charges of Blasphemy

November 1, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 01/11/2018 Islamabad- Pakistan: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was falsely charged with blasphemy. She was on death row for nine years for nine years. Open Doors USA Responds to Asia Bibi Being Found Innocent by […]

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The Annual Feast of St. Gregorious of Parumala – the First Canonized Indian Saint (2018)

November 1, 2018 Featured

OCP News Service – 1/11/18 India/Kerala: The Feast of St. Gregorious of Parumala is being held at the Parumala Seminary Church of the Malankara Church (1st and 2nd of November 2018). Saint Geevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala (15 June 1848 -2 November 1902) was a bishop of the ancient Malankara Orthodox Church and as well […]

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How Constantinople ‘Changed’ the Orthodox Christian World

October 31, 2018 Featured

Miodrag Lazarevic – OpEd – 31/10/18 It is going to be a month since the Ecumenical Patriarchate reinstated the primates of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC KP) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC), thereby heading towards ‘the granting’ of the Tomos of Autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This decision has already resulted […]

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Ukraine Church Controversy : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Orthodox Synaxis

October 31, 2018 Featured

Orthodox Synaxis – 26/10/18 Ukraine Church Controversy: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  The recent controversy over the Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been the subject of a lot of confusion, especially online. The following questions and answers attempt to clear up confusion in a non-partisan way that does not take sides in the dispute. READ MORE […]

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‘A PILGRIMAGE TO LIGHT’ – A Review by George Joseph Enchakkattil

October 30, 2018 Featured

A PILGRIMAGE TO LIGHT (PRAKASHATHILEKKU ORU THEERTHAYATHRA). A Review: George Joseph Enchakkattil – OCP News Service – 30/10/18 It was in the year 1997 Mr. Joice Thottakkadu came up with a volume of the biography of L/L HG Dr. Paulose Mor Gregoriose and quite sensibly, the release was on the very first memorial day of […]

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