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Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob Appointed New Principal of the St.Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary – Nagpur

February 22, 2019 Featured

OCP News Service – 22/02/2019 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob (Associate Professor at the Holy Trinity Theological University (Addis Ababa) of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Malankara Church Delegate to Ethiopia) is appointed as the new Principal of St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS), Nagpur of the Malankara Church. The appointment was made during the […]

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“My Biggest wish is to have Something to Eat and for My Sister to be Healthy!” – Jug Bogdan (Kosovo Serb)

February 21, 2019 Featured

28 Jun NGO – 21/2/19 “My Biggest wish is to have Something to Eat and for My Sister to be Healthy!”. These are the words of little Jug Bogdan from the village of Susice, in the municipality of Strpce in Kosovo and Metohija. One of thirteen children in the Stanojkovic family, who survive from social […]

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Swedish MP’s Call for Kurdish Entity in Syria Draws Sharp Criticism From Assyrians

February 21, 2019 Featured

AINA – 21/1/19 Stockholm (AINA) — Assyrians in Sweden have raised concerns concerning an op-ed by MP Lars Adaktusson in the Swedish national daily Svenska Dagbladet calling for a de facto Kurdish zone in the northeastern part of Syria. In his op-ed Mr. Adaktusson used the need for protection of Assyrians as an argument for establishing a […]

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Princess Sara Gizaw – Dowager Duchess of Harrar Laid to Rest

February 21, 2019 Featured

Solomon Kibriye – Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affair) – OCP News Servi – 21/2/19 +Memory Eternal+ Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Her Imperial Highness Princess Sara Gizaw, Dowager Duchess of Harrar was laid to rest at Addis Ababa’s Holy Trinity Cathedral. Her funeral was presided by His Holiness Abune Mathias I, Patriarch of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and […]

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“Just the Beginning”: With Support from International Orthodox Christian Charities, Women Embark on Sustainable New Careers in Armenia

February 21, 2019 Featured

IOCC – 21/2/19 Vocational Training, Supplies Offer Path for Women to Earn Reliable Income Baltimore, Md. (February 19, 2019) – As part of a 14,500-item shipment, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) recently delivered 3,000 sets of sewing supplies to the Social-Educational Center run by the Armenian Apostolic Church’s Shirak Diocese, supporting vocational training that equips women to […]

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OCP–German Delegation Visits Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II of the East

February 20, 2019 Featured

Ben Kunjacko (Chief Public Relations Officer @ OCP ) – OCP News Service – 20/02/12019 Malankara- India: With the blessings of the Rt. Rev Dr. Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago (Chancellor), a delegation from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian NGO-Society) paid a cordial visit to His Holiness Moran Mor Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on […]

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Second Session of the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church

February 20, 2019 Featured

The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/2/19 The Second session of the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church took place in the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh – Lebanon, on February 18–19, 2019, hosted by the Syriac Orthodox Church. It was chaired jointly by His Grace Bishop Flavian […]

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Patriarch Aphrem II: ‘Syrians have the right to decide their future’

February 20, 2019 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/2/19 February 17, 2019 – Munich His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II asked during a panel discussion about the situation in Syria at Munich Security Conference: What is the interest of the Syrian people in what happened to our country Syria? He expressed his surprise that Syrian affairs are being […]

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Patriarchal Blessings for the Upcoming Suryoyo Youth Global Gathering – 2019 

February 18, 2019 Featured

SY-GG FB – 18/2/19 The message of His Holiness  Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch Antioch and All-East (in English) for the fifth “Suryoyo Youth Global Gathering” (SYGG) that will take place in Stockholm from 31st July to 5th August 2019. Source:    

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The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord Celebrated in the Serbian Capital

February 17, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 17/2/19 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Ascension of the Lord in Belgrade on 15 February 2019.  His Holiness was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Nenad Popovic from Birmingham’s Lazarica; presbyters Arsenije Arsenijevic, dean of the church, Novo Gojic and Dusan Mihajlovic from the […]

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Richard Upjohn’s 1851 Trinity Chapel – The Serbian Cathedral of St. Sava

February 17, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 17/2/19 It was, as The New York Times called it in 1914, “distinctly fashionable to be married there, it was eminently respectable to be buried from there.” Here were married Rhinelanders and Gardiners. Edith Wharton walked down the aisle here. Between 1887 and 1895 there were three Astor funerals – Mrs. […]

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Meeting of the Lord

February 17, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 17/2/18 Forty days after Christ was born He was presented to God in the Jerusalem Temple according to the Mosaic Law. At this time as well His mother Mary underwent the ritual purification and offered the sacrifices as prescribed in the Law. Thus, forty days after Christmas, on the second of […]

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‘The Good to Know’ Romanian Orthodox Online Magazine is now Available for Download

February 16, 2019 Featured

Sorin Ioniţe – Basilica News Agency16/2/19 The first issue of ‘The Good to Know’ online magazine of the Basilica News Agency is now available for download. This project initially started in 2017 was named ‘The Basilica monthly review,’ and was published at the beginning of every month until its rebranding this year. What you are about to […]

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THE BRITISH PATRIARCHATE RESTORED AFTER 24 YEARS IN COMMISSION

February 15, 2019 Featured
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The British Orthodox Church (Patriarchate) – 15/2/19 Origins of the British Patriarchate The British Orthodox Church is in direct historical continuity with the mission of Julius (Ferrette), Bishop of Iona (1825-1904), who came to the British Isles “as a bishop consecrated for a Western Mission by one of the Eastern Churches.”[1]Anciently the only Primates to […]

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Why did Elders Choose the Desert?

February 14, 2019 Featured

OODGER – 14/2/19 From the book :  “In the Heart of the Desert: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers” by  Protodeacon John Chryssavgis Chapter 4 Why did these elders choose the desert in the first place? What was the significance of the desert? What is the power of its suggestion? “Desert” (eremos, έρημος) literally means “abandonment”; […]

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REFLECTION OF THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

February 14, 2019 Featured

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 14/2/19 Reflections of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem during Advent while on an official visit to the United Kingdom. “As the leader of a Church that has had a presence in the Holy Land since the very birth of Christianity, Patriarch Theophilos III can trace his succession 2.000 […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM MEETS WITH THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AND THE ANGLICAN BISHOP IN JERUSALEM

February 14, 2019 Featured

The Jerusalem Patriarchate- 14/2/19 On Tuesday afternoon, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos held a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury Most Reverend Justin Welby and his associates, and with the Most Reverend Archbishop and Head of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem Mr. Suheil Dawani, at the seat of the Anglican Church in […]

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Sermon by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Upon Entrusting the Episcopal Staff to Newly-Consecrated Bishop Luke of Syracuse

February 14, 2019 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 14/2/19 Your Grace Bishop Luke, Beloved in the Lord Brother of Mine,  Both of This Monastery and Now In Archpastoral Service: I extend my heartfelt congratulations on your receiving the great grace of episcopacy. Grand and joyous is […]

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Prince Konstantin Ostrogski Awards (2019) Announced

February 13, 2019 Featured

  Committee of Prince Konstantin Ostrogski Awards – 13/2/19 The announcement made by the Committee of the 30th Prince Konstantin Ostrogski Awards on the 26th of January 2019. The winners of the 30th Prince Konstanty Ostrogski Prizes are : Archbishop of Tirana, Duress and All Albania, Anastasios Yannoulatos; Archpriest Michel Quenot of Switzerland, an expert […]

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Jesus Wasn’t a Jew, Bombshell Documentary Claims

February 13, 2019 Featured
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Sputniknews – 13/2/19 An explosive documentary tells the story of Greek religious preacher Apollonius of Tyan, who strikingly resembles Jesus Christ. Amazon Prime’s “Bible Conspiracies” has probably made the wildest claim about the Bible: a Greek man named Apollonius may have been the true face behind the New Testament. READ MORE: Head of ‘God’s Church’ Announces Date […]

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Sermon on the feast of the Three Hierarchs

February 13, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 13/2/19 Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Gregory the Theologian. The Feast of the Three Holy Fathers, Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom is an annual commemoration of our Holy Orthodox Church on which […]

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