Saint Sava’s Testament: 800th Anniversary of Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church Celebrated in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 12/10/2019 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic respectively were awarded the Order of Saint Sava of the first degree by the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Serbian Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad ...

Central Celebration Of The Jubilee Of 800th Anniversary of the Autocephaly Of The Serbian Orthodox Church

Church of Serbia - 10/10/2019 This year we were greeted by the light of a great event that encircles eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.  Photo gallery by deacon Dragan Tanasijevic: The celebration of the jubilee in Zica Monastery through the lens of deacon Dragan Tanasijevic On this occasion, the central jubilee celebration was held ...

Eight Centuries of the Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Church of Serbia - 2/10/2019 Serbian Orthodox Church invites you to solemnly celebrate the great jubilee of the 800 anniversary of autocephaly: 6 October 2019 – Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Zica monastery beginning at 9 a.m. 8 October 2019 – a solemn academy in Sava Center beginning at 8 p.m. 9 October 2019 – the ...

A Great Jubilee of the Serbian Church Celebrated in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 2/10/2019 On the occasion of the jubilee of 800 years of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church and 1500 years of the existence of the monastery of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Podlastva, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy hierarchal Liturgy on September 28, 2019, and ...

Testament Church of Abba Justin Consecrated At Monastery Celije

Church of Serbia - 28/9/19 Jubilees in honor of Venerable Father Justin: 125 years since his  birth and 40 years since his repose, were celebrated by consecration of a three-altar church dedicated to Saint Sava, Saint Justin the Martyr and Saint Mary the Egyptian, erected according to a testament of Abba in Monastery of Celije, where ...

Orthodox Metropolitan of Montenegro – Message for Bartholomew of Constantinople

Orthodox Church - 26/9/19 His High-eminence Orthodox Archbishop of Cetinje Metropolitan of Montenegro and Litoral Amphilochius sent a message to the Patriarch of Constantinople that the Church problems cannot be saved without the Council. Source:  

Huge Protest Held Against the Persecution of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia (Photos and Video)

Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service - 16/9/19 Special Courtesy - Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator - OCP Amharic Service) #Protests held despite Government call for negotiations #Muslims join Orthodox Christians in the demonstrations Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: On Sunday 15/9/2019) in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and other towns across Ethiopia, thousands ...

90 Years of Indo-Russian Orthodox Relations (OVS Video)

OVS - 8/9/19 Historic Meeting Between Catholicos Baselios Paulose II and Patriarch Kirill Convened in Moscow A brief video presentation on the 90 Years of Indo - Russian Orthodox Relations by Orthodox Vishvaasa Samrakshakan. ‘The Malankara Church Existed From the Beginning of Christianity’ – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia OCP Icon of St. Gregorious of Parumala Received ...

THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THEOTOKOS’ TOMB – 2019

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 31/8/19 On Wednesday, August 15/28, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Dormition of Theotokos in all reverence and brilliance at Thetokokos’ Tomb in Gethsemane. According to the typikon order and the Status Quo of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, at the Church of the Dormition of Theotokos above and around Her Tomb, ...

THE FEAST OF PROPHET ELIJAH AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE – 2019

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 5/8/19 On Friday, July 20/ August 2, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of Prophet Elijah the Thesbite in his historic Holy Monastery, which is located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, near the ancient Monastery of Theotokos’ Seat. On this feast the Church projects Prophet Elijah as a person full of strong and extreme zeal ...

Turkish President Erdogan Laid Cornerstone for the First Orthodox Church to be Built in Modern Turkey

OCP News Service 0 4/8/19 Istanbul-Turkey: On 3/8/2019 Tayyip Erdogan the President of Turkey laid the cornerstone for the first Orthodox Church (Mor Efrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Istanbul)  which will be built in modern Turkey. The new Church will be built in the Istanbul suburb of Yesilkoy. The President stated that the new Syriac Orthodox Church ...

Ibrahim on the Many Faces of Jihad throughout History (Video)

Raymond Ibrahim - 23/7/19 Derek Gilbert of Sky Watch News recently interviewed me.    Among other topics, we discussed why “jihad” is better translated as “struggle” and not “holy war” — and why that actually makes it more dangerous;  why in this sense characters like Linda Sarsour are practitioners of jihad; and why, unlike their descendants, premodern ...

THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE FORERUNNER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 11/7/19 On Sunday, June 24/ July 7, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Forerunner at the Holy Monastery dedicated to him, at the town of Oreini – Ayn Karem, near Jerusalem, which is believed to have been his hometown. On this feast the Church commemorates the ...

28. Jun NGO Responds to Religious Discrimination Against Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro

28 Jun NGO - 9/7/19 28. Jun is concerned by the escalation of religious discrimination by the Montenegrin government against the Serbian Orthodox Church in the country. For the past half decade, the Serbian Orthodox Church has been a reliable humanitarian partner and we are worried that a continued crackdown will impair our ability to help ...

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 ...