John G. Panagiotou Becomes the First Orthodox Christian Theologian to Receive a Doctorate in the 182-Year History of Erskine Theological Seminary

Photo: RJ Gore, Dean of Erskine Seminary; John G. Panagiotou, and Loyd Melton, Director of Erskine Doctoral Program [Erskine Theological Seminary doctoral hooding of John G. Panagiotou, May 4, 2019]

OCP News Service - 6/5/19 USA: On May 4, 2019, John G. Panagiotou became the first Orthodox Christian theologian to receive a Doctorate in the 182-year history of Erskine Theological Seminary in South Carolina. Erskine Seminary was founded in 1837 and is rooted in the Reformed tradition. It is one if the oldest divinity schools in the ...

Raymond Ibrahim – Desecration of European Churches

 Raymond Ibrahim - 25/4/19 I was recently interviewed on Sky Watch TV’s “Five in Ten with Derek Gilbert.” While there is no evidence yet that the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral was deliberately set, Raymond Ibrahim, author of Sword and Scimitar, reports that Christian churches in France are being vandalized at the rate of two per day, often ...

Patriarch Irinej solemnly welcomed in Gracanica Monastery

Church of Serbia - 18/4/19 After touching encounters with the Serbs in Strpce and Kosovsko Pomoravlje, His Holiness Patriarch visited the Gracanica Monastery on 16 April 2019. Serbian Patriarch Irinej was solemnly greeted in Gracanica monastery by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with abbess Stephanida as well as the sisterhood of the Gracanica. Following the prayer in the church ...

The Serbian Patriarch in Prizren

Church of Serbia - 18/4/19 His Holiness the Patriarch visited the Holy Archangels Monastery not far from Prizren, the foundation of Serbian Emperor Dusan, and got familiar with the renovation works of this great sanctuary that has been destroyed many time throughout the history. The Patriarch was welcomed by abbot Mihailo and his brotherhood. Patriarch Irinej then visited, according to ...

‘Great Lent is a Great Time to Re-connect with Creation’ – John McKinney

John McKinney - OCP News Service - 17/4/19 On Earth, as it is in Heaven: For the Orthodox Christian, every day is Earth Day. And Great Lent is a great time to re-connect with creation. During our Lenten journey, we’ve been doing—or at least trying to do with God’s help—a bit of restoration work: on ourselves, and ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej Visits the Monastery of Visoki Decani

Church of Serbia - 15/4/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in the morning of April 14, 2019, in Orahovac, the first in a series of enclaves that will be visited as part of his Archpastoral visitation to the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija, TV Hram announced. In the presence of quite a number ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Kosovo and Metohija

Church of Serbia - 15/4/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived in the Pec Patriarchate on April 12, 2019. His Holiness the Patriarch was welcomed by the Right Reverend Teodosije, Bishop of Raska and Prizren, and Monastery abbess Haritina with her sisterhood. The Patriarch will celebrate Liturgies in the Pec Patriarchate as well as in Visoki Decani ...

“Let’s hug our Fatherland! Our strength is only in Unity” – Patriarch Irinej of Serbia

Church of Serbia - 27/3/19 Let’s hug our Fatherland! Our strength is only in unity, Patriarch Irinej said at the State observance of the NATO aggression. His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej spoke on March 24, 2019, in Nis at the beginning of the state ceremony marking the twentieth anniversary since the beginning of the NATO aggression ...

Ethiopian Minister Request British Museum to Return Replicas of the Ark of Covenant and Other Manuscripts

Menetasnot Desta  – Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service- OCP News Service – 22/3/19 London-UK: Ethiopian Minister of Culture and Ark of Covenant Tourism- Dr. Hirut Kassaw requested the Museums (Victoria and Albert Museum) to return 11 replicas of the Ark of the Covenant, (which are currently held at the Museum), emphasizing that the Arks ...

Raymond Ibrahim and Glenn Beck on Muslim-American Politicians

Raymond Ibrahim - 11/3/19 I appeared on Glenn Beck TV. We discussed Islamic tactics of deception and subversion in the context of U.S. politicians, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. We also discussed similar patterns throughout history in the context of my recent book, Sword and Scimitar, which Glenn called “a great book,” adding, “I recommend it, ...

Thirteen Kids Baptized into the Orthodox Church in Kenya

St. Barnabas Orthodox Mission Kenya - 29/1/2019 By the grace of God today at St. Barnabas orphanage and school in Kenya I concelebrated 11 baptisms with Fr Seraphim Holland. The community is growing every day. To learn more about my humble mission and see how you can help follow the link below www.orthodoxmissionkenya.org God bless you. Source:

Twenty Six Children Baptized into the Mayan Orthodox Church in Guatemala

Jesse Brandow: Missionary to Guatemala and Mexico - 23/1/2019 As part of the ongoing missionary works, 26 new kids were baptized into the Mayan Orthodox Chruch in Guatemala. The Mayan Orthodox are a group of several thousand Guatemalans and Mexicans who came into the Orthodox Church in 2010 under the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Mexico. They are ...

Malankara Church Delegation at the Ethiopian Timkat – Epiphany & Message from Catholicos of the East

OCP News Service - 20/1/2019 Timkat-Epiphany Message of the Catholics of the East to the Ethiopian Church Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: A delegation from the ancient Malankara Church delegation took part in the Timkat – Epiphany (2019) celebrations held in Ethiopia. Metropolitan Joshua Mar Nichodimos of Niliackkal was co-celebrant (with the two Patriarchs) His Holiness Abune Mathias of Ethiopia ...

Gratitude Song to Jun28 NGO by Serbian Children in Kistanje Municipality – Nativity Gift 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org

Jun28 NGO - 11/01/2019 In the video above, roughly all the Serbian Children left in the Kistanje municipality in Croatia, which was once almost entirely Serbian, gathered in our 500-year old Church to receive Christmas gifts. Their singing brought tears to all our members. After our latest deliveries to children in Kursumlija, Krajina and Republika Srpska, our resources ...

Patriarch Irinej Slams Corrupt Politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, & Constantinople Patriarchate for Causing Schism in Ukraine

OCP News Service - 4/1/19 Belgrade -Serbia- His Holiness Irinej - Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch has slammed corrupt politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, and Constantinople Patriarchate for causing a schism in Ukraine. The Primate of the Serbian Church made his statement during the delivery of annual Nativity message. Video Source: Source: OCP News Service

Christians and Muslims Celebrate Christmas in Syria – 2018

Faruk Firat - Editor Christian Affairs the Levant and the Middle East) - OCP News Service - 27/12/18 Damascus-Syria: Syrians are celebrating Christmas in a joyful manner. Many Syrians told that they are quite happy to celebrate Christmas and that too after a long time. Moreover, 'moderate' Muslims actively took part in Christmas celebrations. Reports stated that ...

Indo-Russian Seminar Held at Sopana Orthodox Academy

OCP News Service - 19/12/18 Kottayam-Kerala-India: A Seminar on Indo-Russian Relations was held at the Sopana Orthodox Academy(owned and managed by the Malankara Church). Hieromonk Stephan Igmnov (Secretary to the Desk of Oriental Orthodox Chruch of the External Chruch Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate was the main speaker at the Seminar. Fr. Dr. K. M. George (Director of ...

Human Rights Violation and Serbs in Kosovo – Speech at United Nations

Serbian Human Rights - 09/12/18 28. Jun's delegation saw part of their speech about the escalating humanitarian situation in Kosovo cut short at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna on Friday. Tamara Pavlovic and Mia Milanovic were scheduled to address the UN's Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on behalf of the humanitarian ...

Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan – “Jesus Has No Mention in Human History” – Social Media Hits Back

https://www.pinterest.com

OCP News Service - 28/11/18 Pakistan: The Oxford-educated Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Kahn has offended Christians by stating that Jesus Christ has no mention in human history. He made the controversial statement during the inaugural session of the Rahmatul-Lil-Alameen conference (gathering to mark Prophet Muhammad's birth anniversary). However, Twitterati (Twitter Users) hit back by educating him on Christianity and ...