Talented Artiste Deepthi Says Sketching Met. Seraphim’s Portrait Gave Her ‘Immense Joy’

L.J - Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 4/7/2020 BENGALURU, India: Deepthi Jiji Mathew, the spiritual daughter of HG Dr Abraham Seraphim, Bengaluru Diocese Metropolitan, Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church, could not have asked for more to boost her spirits. Young and talented Deepthi’s sketch of the young Metropolitan in black and white now shows up as ...

Neurosurgeon Stefan Mindea Ordained to the Priesthood: In Perfect Conditions, Every Doctor Would be a Priest

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 15/6/2020 Archbishop Teodosie of Tomis on Monday ordained the renowned neurosurgeon Stefan Mindea to the priesthood at Vacarestii Noi Monastery in Constanta. The Archbishop of Tomis said that ‘science and faith have met’ in the person of the famous doctor ordained a priest for the church of Vacarestii Noi Monastery. Asked how ...

Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow Consecrates Main Military Cathedral

Orthodox Church - 15/6/2020 His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all the Rus Cyril, has consecrated the Patriarchal Main Military Cathedral of Christ's Resurrection. The Cathedral is built to thank God for the Victory of Russia in the Great Patriotic War (Second World War), and to remember all the pious and baptized fallen soldiers. This is ...

2020 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium Concludes

Orthodoxmusicsymposium - 15/6/2020 Yonkers, NY – Over 200 church musicians from Europe, Australia, and North America gathered in online presentations and discussions exploring the theme of “Music as Liturgy.” The 3-day event was co-hosted by the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVS). As choirs and churches around the globe face ...

Statement of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro With the Clergy and Monk-hood of Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 13/6/2020 Statement of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro With the Clergy and Monkhood of Montenegro Dear Brothers and Sisters; Dear Fellow Citizens; Dear Friends, Today is the birthday of the Church but also the second consecutive the Holy Trinity Day that we spend here in our country of Montenegro with anxiety, ...

Metropolitan Amfilohije: The Demolition of the Monastery of St. Basil on Briska Gora is an Unprecedented Crime

Church of Serbia - 11/6/2020 His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, celebrated the Divine Liturgy with clerics in the monastery of Ostrog, next to the relics of Saint Basil the Wonderworker of Ostrog, on June 10, 2020. In the liturgical sermon, Metropolitan Amfilohijepointed out that Saint Basil had been and remained ...

Solemn Welcome of Bishop Joanikije in Berane

Church of Serbia - 20/5/2020 In a magnificent gathering, in front of the Djurdjevi Stupovi monastery, people of the Vasojevic clan organized by themselves a welcoming party for His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic on Sunday evening, 17 May 2020. The faithful gathered in a great number, respect and love for their competent Bishop and Church, expressed ...

Compass Series 34 – Fr Rob Galea – The Singing Priest (Documentary)

Theodore Jones - 13/5/2020 Documentary - the singing priest Compass ABC TV May 10 Sunday 6.30 PM. Fr. Rob Galea chose to become a Priest after tumultuous adolescence in Malta. An accomplished musician, and X-Factor semi-finalist, he works from his parish in Bendigo and engages with young people around the world through song. Source:  

“The State of Pandemic Calls us to Transform Suffering into Hope and Isolation into a Desire for More Communion Among People.” Patriarch Daniel (Video Message))

Basilica News Agency - Iulian Dumitraşcu - 12/5/2020 Patriarch Daniel has addressed the faithful in a video message stressing that “the state of pandemic calls us to transform suffering into hope and isolation into a desire for more communion among people.” Please read the full text of the message below. The spiritual message in times of pandemic: full text The ...

Holy Fire has Descended in Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Basilica News Agency - Sorin Ioniţe - 20/4/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem entered the church a little after 1:00 PM, and after vesting and processing thrice around the Lord’s Tomb, he entered the Tomb itself at 1:45 PM. The Holy Light descended at about 1:50 PM, after only five minutes. Normally, after the Fire’s descent, the ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Publish Guidance to Combat COVID -19

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Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor of Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service - 2/4/2020 Addis- Ababa -Ethiopia: The standing Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has announced that due to the spread of the Coronavirus, all the faithful and most clergy shall limit their worship to their homes and that a bare minimum of the ...

Russian Orthodox Church in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK)

Tariq Dennison - 27/3/2020 A Vidoe posted on Youtube on Apr 23, 2014 A quick look inside the Russian Orthodox church built by Kim Jong-Il in 2006, explained by a Korean priest who studied in Moscow. The church is surrounded by a gate near another monument written in Russian, and mostly serves the Russian expat community in ...

PSALM OF PROTECTION – RECITED BY PATRIARCH ABBA SERAPHIM

The Brtish Orthodox Church - 22/3/2020 The current coronavirus pandemic which began in China a few months back has now spread to most parts of the world and is causing deep disruption in society and much pain and grief among those who are afflicted by it, either through its contagion or by the illness and loss ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Denounces the ‘Oromia Orthodox Movement’ – Leaders Suspended

OCP News Service - Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator - OCP Amharic Service) - 20/2/2020 Addis Abab-Ethiopia: The emergency meeting of the holy synod of the Ethiopian Church discussed various key topics of interest. The holy synod will submit charges against three media agencies namely OBN, OMN, LTV to the Ethiopian broadcasting authority for various reasons. The ...

Spas TV reports on the Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference at Nativity of the Mother of God Cathedral in London

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 18/2/2020 Spas TV reports on the Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference at Nativity of the Mother of God Cathedral in London On January 23-26, 2020, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First ...

28 Jun NGO to Cater 6 Young Children Abandoned by their Parents

28 Jun NGO - 14/2/2020 We couldn't believe this story was true and we can't begin to comprehend how this can happen in a civilized country but, as confirmed by RTS, in Novi Kozjak six children live without their parents. Their mother abandoned them and their father is in prison. They are from three to 16 ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Announce Emergency Synod Session

Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) - 12/2/20120 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: On February 11, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Abune Yosef, General Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church issued a statement that was announced after a meeting of the Standing Synod of the Church. An emergency session of the full ...