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Malankara Church Announces Rehabilitation Programs for the Victims of Kerala Floods

August 20, 2018 Featured
His Holiness Baselios Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan)

OCP News Service – 20/8/18 Malankara- Kerala-India: Indian Orthodox Malankara Church has announced rehabilitation programs of rupees 10 crores ($14,31,700) for the victims of the devastative floods that ravaged Malankara (Kerala). A  large number of volunteers of the Malankara Church are actively rendering their  voluntary services in different parts of the State alongside other volunteers to support the […]

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Ecumenism: False Theology is False Spirituality (Metropolitan Serapion)

August 20, 2018 Featured
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 Return to Orthodoxy  – 20/8/18 “Some people say ‘We just speak about spiritual subjects’. But actually there is no difference between spiritual subjects and theological subjects… We ought not to be deceived by all the calls for unity. All of us would like to be one, but on which basis?” – His Eminence Metropolitan […]

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Patriarch Consecrates Saint Sava Church in Mrkonjic Grad

August 20, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 20/8/18 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej consecrated the Church of Saint Sava in Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia, on 2 August 2018. For the glory of the Lord, the founder Mr. Mladen Milanovic presented the beautiful Church to His Church and the Serbian people. The Patriarch was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije […]

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Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Dr. Mateja Matejic (1924-2018)

August 20, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 20/8/18 +Memory Eternal+ Priest, writer and university professor: Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Mateja Matejic (1924-2018)   We are all obliged in the Church to always remember in our prayers our teachers, co-workers, neighbors and predecessors. The Apostle Paul, addressing the Hebrews, writes: “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider […]

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Venerable Mother Angelina of Serbia

August 20, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 20/8/18 She was a daughter of the Orthodox Albanian prince Gjergj Arianit Komneni, sister-in-law of George Kastrioti Skanderbeg and a wife of Serbian despot Stefan Brankovic, son of George. With her husband she shared the full bitterness of his life, not only in Serbia but also, in exile in Albania and […]

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Letter of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II over the Destructive Floods in Kerala

August 18, 2018 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – August 2018 Letter of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch  of Antioch and All East and the Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church over the Destructive Floods in Kerala. Catholicos Baselios Paulose II & Catholicos Abune Thomas I Appeals for Kerala Flood Victims You may donate money to […]

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Kind Appeal to Support Victims of Kerala Flood

August 17, 2018 Featured

Dept. of Charity & Social Welfare – OCP News Service – 17/8/18 Dear All As you are all aware, Kerala (Malankara) is hit by devastating flood. More than 200 lives are lost. Many  are trapped as well. According to Government reports, this is the second worst flood after 1924, where ten out of fourteen districts are […]

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Discrimination against Christians? Refugee Policies of UNHCR and U.K.

August 17, 2018 Featured

Manfred Karl Böhm (Editor- Christian Affairs Europe) OCP News Service – 17/8/18 U.K.: Christians and other minorities such as Yazidis from the Middle East do not seem to be very welcome in the U.K. UNHCR recently recommended 1,358 Syrians for refugee resettlement among which only four were Christians. U.K. accepted 1,112 Syrians, but no Christians. […]

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Urgent Call for Fasting & Prayer for God’s Own Country – Kerala

August 16, 2018 Featured

Rev Fr. Alexander Kurien (Executive Director of the American Federal Real Properties Council (FRPC) – OCP News Service – 16/8/18 Donations are accepted through the Kerala Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund Account: https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/ Calling Everyone for a Day of Fasting and Prayer on *17 August 2018 Friday*. Fast the entire day by having only one […]

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Catholicos Baselios Paulose II & Catholicos Abune Thomas I Appeals for Kerala Flood Victims 

August 16, 2018 Featured

OCP News Service – 16/8/18 Malankara-Kerala: His Holiness Baselios Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan) and His Beatitude Abune Thomas I (Catholicos and Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India) have appealed for the support of flood affected areas in Kerala. The Prelates have appealed for […]

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Assyrians Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge for Genocide Awareness

August 16, 2018 Featured
Assyrians walk across Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to raise awareness of Assyrian genocides. ( AINA)

AINA – 16/8/18 San Francisco (AINA) — The Assyrian people in Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Iran have been subjected to systematic ethnic cleansing for over a century. The biggest human losses suffered by the Assyrian nation happened between the years 1915 and 1933 — this period of atrocities and oppression against the Assyrian people is […]

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Documentary Film on Diversity in Canada

August 16, 2018 Featured

Canadian Youth Interfaith Network- OCP News Service – 16/8/18 The Canadian Youth Interfaith Network has released a new documentary film on diversity in Canada. The movie was shot in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and in Vancouver, which was a part of a larger project “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”, supported by the Government of Canada. The movie […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church Establish a Committee to Support Victims in the Somali Region

August 15, 2018 Featured

Menetasnot Desta (Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service) – 15/8/18 Addis Ababa – Ethiopia: The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has established a committee to help it’s faithful as well as to and rebuild destroyed churches in Ethiopia’s Somali region. Seven Ethiopian Orthodox Churches Burned down in Ethiopia’s Somali Region: Many Killed & Several Injured The Report […]

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Memory Eternal – Poet Chemmanam Chacko

August 15, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 15/8/18 +Rest in Peace+ Malankara- Kerala: Chemmanam Chacko, award-winning satirical poet and social worker from Kerala entered eternal rest at the age of 92. Chacko is an Orthodox Christian (Malankara Orthodox Church) hailing from the state of Kerala. His father was an Orthodox priest. He is best remembered for his epic […]

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Ethiopian PM, Tigray Regional-State Vice President Visits Ethiopian Orthodox Primates

August 13, 2018 Featured
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Menetasnot Desta (Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service) – 13/8/18 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed visited the two Patriarchs (Patriarchs Abune Mathias and Patriarch Abune Merkorios) and members of the Holy Synod at the Patriarchal Residence (on 11th August, Saturday). Tigray regional-state Vice President Debretsion Gebremichael was present for the occasion. […]

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Centenary Celebrations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC)

August 12, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 12/8/18 Canada: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) which is a Metropolis under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is celebrating 100 years of its existence. According to Hierdeacon Job Getcha and Dr. Oleh Gerus ‘The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada is an important religious element in Canada, where Ukrainian culture […]

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Western Rite Orthodox High Mass

August 12, 2018 Featured
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Orthodox Church – August 2018 High Mass celebrated on July 15, 2018 AD, at St. Michael Orthodox Church on the feast day of St. Vladimir of Kiev. Source:

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The ‘Night’ Before the Dialogue with the Vatican

August 10, 2018 Featured
OO Primates Encounter with the Roman Pontiff

Prepared by George Alexander -08/10/18 (For the Department of Church Research and Studies) – Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE The ‘night’ before the ecumenical dialogue with the Vatican is an important time for Oriental Orthodox (OO) Churches, especially in the current context of ecumenism and Church unity. This is the time when OO theologians, scholars and representations […]

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Agitation against the ‘Mother Teresa Monument’ in Macedonia

August 10, 2018 Featured
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Manfred Karl Böhm (Editor- Christian Affairs Europe) OCP News Service – 8/10/18 Skopje Republic of Macedonia: In North-Macedonia’s capital Skopje, a monument at the birth place of Albanian Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, who became world-famous as ‘Mother Teresa of Calcutta’. In spring, the monument was repeatedly smeared and at the birth house of Teresa, several posters […]

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Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day Amid Strife and Exodus From Middle East

August 10, 2018 Featured
The Arabic letter "n" (inside red circle), signifying "Nasrani" (Christian), on an Assyrian home in Mosul.

  AINA – 10/8/18 (AINA) — August 7 is Assyrian Martyrs Day. It is commemorated worldwide by Assyrians to remember their fallen, including the 3,000 who were killed by the Iraqi army in Iraq between August 7 and 11, 1933 in the town of Simmele (ܣܡܠܐ), North Iraq, and its surroundings. It was carried out […]

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PATRONAL FEAST DAY LITURGY CELEBRATED FOR FIRST TIME IN 80 YEARS IN TATARSTAN CHURCH DESECRATED AS SLAUGHTER HOUSE BY SOVIETS

August 10, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 8/10/18 The faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church are continuing the long process of reviving their holy and beloved churches that were desecrated and ruined by the godless authorities throughout the country. In this vein, a great event was held recently, when the patronal feast of the Church of St. Elias in the […]

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