NOTE AND ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THEOPHILOS ON THE OCCASION OF THE VISIT OF H.R.H. PRINCE CHARLES OF WALES TO THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 26/1/2020 Note to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on the Occasion of his Visit to the Church of the Nativity His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem Your Royal Highness, it is a great honour for us to welcome you here in Bethlehem the birthplace of our Lord Jesus Christ,   the place that brought ...

Ad Multos Annos, Holy Hierarch!

Church of Serbia - 26/1/2020 A  decade since the election of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, as the 45th primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church marked in the ceremonial hall of the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 22 January 2020. The film's author and editor of photo-monograph is protopresbyter-staurophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Director of the Administration Board of the ...

Faithful Slaughtered during the Epiphany Celebrations in Ethiopia – 2020

Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) – OCP News Service - 25/1/2020 The UNESCO recognized celebration marked with violence in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Violent attacks were reported during the Epiphany  (Timkat) celebrations in some parts of Ethiopia (Harare regional state, Dire Dawa City, and some parts of Oromiya Ambo and Arsi). On January 19, ...

Greek NGO: Church of Greece Recognized Ukrainian Autocephaly in Violation of the Law

Nadia Bazuk - Editor – Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs - OCP News Service - 24/1/2020 Greece: The Greek NGO Pan-Hellenic Orthodox Union is to appeal to the country’s Council of State claiming that the decision of the Church of Greece to recognize the Ukrainian autocephaly was taken in violation of Greek law, the Orthodoxos Typos reports. On October 12, 2019, the Council of Bishops of the Church of Greece convened an extraordinary meeting on recognizing the autocephaly granted to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.  At the meeting, it was decided to give Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and ...

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:  

The Synodal School of Liturgical Music Opens Registration for 2020

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 22/1/2020 The Synodal School of Liturgical Music has opened registration for its 2020 session, to be held from July 19-August 1. The new website is wwww.synodalschool.com. For inquiries, contact Valentina Shatalova at vshatalova@earthlink.net. 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 ...