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Filaret Denysenko – “The Formation of the Unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church Will be on a Voluntary Basis”

October 13, 2018 Featured
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Liju Cherian  (Cheif Editor) –  OCP News Service – 13/10/18  Kiev- Ukraine: Patriarch Filaret  Denysenko of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kiev Patriarchate (UOC- KP), in a press conference, stated that the formation of a United National Ukrainian Orthodox Chruch will purely on a voluntary basis, without force or violence. The Prelate said that he does not want […]

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Messages from Her Majesty The Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Prime Minister at the annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at Westminster Abbey

October 12, 2018 Featured

Coptic Orthodox Church UK – 12/10/18 Messages were received from Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Most Reverend Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Right Honourable Theresa May, Prime Minister, as equality and freedom were highlighted at the annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at St Margaret’s […]

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Assyrian Priest Paints Grim Picture After Visit to Iraq

October 12, 2018 Featured
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  AINA – 12/10/18 (AINA) — Father Athanasis Toma, who lives in Los Angeles, returned recently from a trip to Iraq, his country of origin. Fr. Athanasis is an Assyrian, a Chorbishop in the Ancient Church of the East, with a diocese in San Fernando, CA. Fr. Athanasis was happy to visit Iraq, but is […]

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The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC

October 11, 2018 Featured
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Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople – 11/10/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate has announced the following on the canonical situation in Ukraine: The Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to proceed with the granting of the Tomos of Autocephaly to form a ‘National Ukrainian Orthodox Church’. To reestablish (at this moment) the ‘Stavropegion’  of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Kiev—one of […]

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Urgent Prayer Request for the Health of Metropolitan Mor Philipose-Mariam

October 10, 2018 Featured

OCP News Service – 10/10/2018 +Lord have Great Mercy+ Parish- France: The Council of the Syro-Orthodox Francophone Church in France has requested urgent prayers for the health of Metropolitan-Primate Mor Philipose-Mariam. This morning, while celebrating the Divine Liturgy, the Metropolitan collapsed at the altar during the hymn, before serving the Holy Communion. Metropolitan collapsed as […]

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A ‘Letter of Consent’ Required for Clergy (of Indian Origin) to offer Worship at the St.Mark’s Monastery in Jerusalem

October 10, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 10/10/18 Jerusalem- Holy Land: A statement from His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All-East reads that a mandatory letter of consent is to be obtained from the office of the Catholicos of India (Catholciate of the Syriac Orthodox Church of India) for any clergy/prelates of Indian origin […]

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THE FEAST OF SAINT THECLA AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE – 2018

October 10, 2018 Featured

Jerusalem Patriarchate – October 2018 On Sunday, September 24/October 7, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Thecla the First Martyr and Equal to the Apostles at her chapel within the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood, on the West side of the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen. The Church holds the memory that Saint Thecla was […]

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Holy Trinity-St Sergius Convent in Riga ceremoniously greets the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign”

October 10, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 10/10/18 On October 8, 2018, the feast day of St Sergius of Radonezh, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexander of Riga and All Latvia greeted the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” at Holy Trinity-St […]

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Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Birmingham’s Lazarica

October 10, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 10/10/18 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Holy Great-martyr Prince Lazarus – Lazarica in Birmingham, England, on 7 October 2018. Two anniversaries, 70 years since the founding of the Church Community of Birmingham and 50 years since the consecration of the Lazarica […]

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Syriac Orthodox Holy Synod Delegation Visits His Excellency President of the Republic of Lebanon

October 10, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Church – 10/10/18 On October 9th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II and their Eminences Archbishops members of the Holy Synod of our Syriac Orthodox Church, visited His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Republic of Lebanon, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda. His Holiness gave a word in which […]

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A New Serbian Orthodox Church in Mrcevci Consecrated – Republika Srpska

October 8, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 8/10/18 Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej together with His Grace Jefrem, Diocesan Bishop of Banja Luka, consecrated a completely new dedicated to the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Emperor Constantine and Helen in the village of Mrčevci near Laktaši, on 6 October 2018. The “god-fathers” of the church were the President of the Republic […]

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Towards the Advancement of the Religious Ministry in the Army of Serbia

October 8, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 8/10/18 The Minister of Defense, Mr. Aleksandar Vulin attended the 3rd Festival of Christian Culture in Zajecar, Serbia, on October 6, 2018, and, accompanied by some high-ranking officers of the Serbian Armed Forces visited the Cathedral church. The Minister then had a meeting with Bishop Ilarion of the Timok (Eastern Serbia), […]

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Speech by Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at the Opening of the General Synod of the Church of Sweden

October 8, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – October 2018 Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at the Opening of the General Synod of the Church of Sweden (October 2nd, 2018, Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala – SWEDEN) Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness, […]

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BULGARIAN CHURCH CREATES COMMISSION TO STUDY UKRAINIAN QUESTION

October 8, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 08/10/18 Meeting in a regular session yesterday, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided to create a special Synodal commission to study the crisis situation in Ukraine. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia recently wrote to all the primates of the world’s 15 Local Orthodox Churches to inform them about […]

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Statement of the Holy Synod of Antioch Concerning the Current Developments in the Orthodox World

October 8, 2018 Featured

The Antiochian Greek Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/10/18 The Holy Synod of Antioch met in the Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery, Lebanon, (October 3-6, 2018) and made the following statement: The fathers examined the general orthodox situation. They stressed that the Church of Antioch expresses Her deep worries about the attempts to change the boundaries […]

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‘Invisible Hands Carrying Us Forward’ – A Review by George Joseph Enchakkattil

October 7, 2018 Featured

‘THANGI NADATHUNNA ADRISHYA KARANGAL’- By Fr Simon Joseph (Invisible Hands Carrying Us Forward) -A Review by George Joseph Enchakkattil – OCP News Service -/7/10/18 Fr Simon Joseph, presently Co Vicar at our St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Ernakulam and a member of St George Orthodox Valiyapally, Palarivattom, Ernakulam is not new to readers, as he has […]

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The Struggle of ‘Second’ and ‘Third’ Rome: Is There an Option, Except for a Schism?

October 6, 2018 Featured

Boiko Hristov – Op-ed – (OCP News Service) – 06/10/2018 Over the past few weeks, the degree of tension between Constantinople and the Moscow Patriarchate has significantly gone up. The meeting of the two Patriarchs, (not expected to be fruitful), took place on August 31 and on September 7, the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced the appointment […]

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Fr. Alexander Kurien – Key Note Speaker at the Delhi Orthodox Convention – 2018

October 5, 2018 Featured

Delhi Orthodox Convention -Press Release – 05/10/18 For More info & Registration- https://delhigospelconvention.com/ Delhi-India: Dear Friends in Christ, Greetings! We would like to invite you, your family and friends for this year’s Delhi Gospel Convention to be held at the St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Hauz Khas on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2018. Fr. […]

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New Facilities for Patriarch Abune Merkorios of Ethiopia

October 4, 2018 Featured

Solomon Kibriye (Senior Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – 4/10/18 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Recently, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia presented the keys of a large house to Patriarch Abune Merkorios which was intended to be the new residence for His Holiness (more conducive to his health needs). The newly renovated home served as the residence […]

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Meeting of Malankara Orthodox & Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Prelates

October 3, 2018 Featured

Aby Mathew – OCP News Service – 3/10/18 Malankara -India: Prelates of the Malankara Orthodox Church (Catholicate of the East) and the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church in India (Patriarchate of Antioch and ALl East) had a warm encounter on 3/10/2018. Metropolitan Mar Nichodimos Joshua of the Nilackkal of the Malankara Church met Mor Militheos Yuhanon […]

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Reflections on Metropolitan Bishoy of Blessed Memory by Archbishop Angaelos

October 3, 2018 Featured
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Coptic Centre – UK- 3/10/18 Reflection from His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos,  Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, following the departure of His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy of Damietta, of blessed memory Today we mourn the loss while celebrating the life, of a father, shepherd, and teacher of the Coptic Orthodox Church. His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy of Damietta, […]

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