OCP Secretariat – OCP News Service -5/1/18
Dear Beloved Readers & Well-wishers
Christmas-Nativity & New Year Wishes
We are happy to present the activity report of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) for the years 2017. The report includes details of meetings, visits, research publications, charity, and social welfare as well as other activities.
Meetings Visits, Events, Awards and Recognition
In the last quarter of 2017, OCP delegation visited the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Arabian Gulf. Fr David Osipov welcomed the delegation. This was the first ever visit by a Pan-Orthodox delegation to the St. Phillips Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the United Arab Emirates. OCP Secretary delivered a Pan-Orthodox lecture at the Sharjah St Gregarious Orthodox Church. He inaugurated the function of all spiritual organization and spoke on the need for reaching out to Orthodox brethren. Several local Medias reported the event.
Honours and Awards
The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Phillips and Fr David were honored by the order of three saints. St Gregorious Orthodox Community of Sharjah was presented with OCP Pan-Orthodox icon.
Research and Publications
The second edition of the book Orthodox Dilemma was released in the month of November 2017. The second edition opened to high critical reviews. Copies of the books were presented to scholars of Cambridge, Oxford, Baylor, Fordham, and Harvard universities. Numerous articles were published by OCP delegates in various print and e-media. We are looking forward to the release of a major publication in 2018.
News, Media & Technical Aspect
OCP Media Network remains the world’s largest Pan-Orthodox Christian news portal. In the year 2017, we were able, to broadcast extensive and exclusive news and events from the world of Orthodoxy. OCP Media Network was ranked 12th among the world’s best 60 Orthodox blogs and web portals by Feedspot.
Networking and Cooperation
Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE maintains fraternal relations and cooperation with several Orthodox churches and organizations namely the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate, Belorussian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, St Vladimir Seminary, British Orthodox Church, Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Holy Trinity Seminary of ROCOR, St Catherine’s Vision, Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate, Assyrian Church of the East, Coptic Orthodox Church of the UK, Assist News Service and many more.
The Hierarchy structure underwent considerable changes. New layers were added and delegates from Orthodox Churches were appointed to the new position. Please visit the hierarchy link to learn more
Charity and Social Welfare
Dept. of Charity and social welfare extended our helping hands to the needy and poor using our limited resources. A total amount of Rupees 100000(USD 1579) was given as assistance for education and health needs. Dept. of Charity and Social Welfare donated LCD projector to the Russian Orthodox Mission in Pakistan for Sunday school and educational needs. This was made possible as part of the special request from Fr Paul Suhil of Pakistan.
The OCP Website and technical support Dept. is operated by Sitra Infotech. New OCP web portal was launched in the month of October 2016. This is the 5th generation OCP web portal.
We thank each one of you for your continued support and encouragement.
The OCP Secretariat
(Secretary and Spokesperson)
Fr Subin Varghese
Kisha D Dorado
(Director- Dept. of Church Research & Studies)
(Director- Dept. of Public Relations)
Abraham P Koshy
(Director – Dept. of Finance)
(Director – Dept. of Publications)
(Project Manager & Director- Dept. of Technical Support)
Monu John Phillip
(Special Envoy – OCP Secretariat)
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