Three Prelates Consecrated for the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 13/5/19 Yerevan-Armenia: Three new prelates were consecrated for the Armenian Orthodox Church by His Holiness Karekin II -Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians on 12th May 2019 at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Rev. Fr. Serovbe Isakhanyan was consecrated as the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Germany; Rev. Fr. ...

Greek Archbishops Elected for USA and Australia

OCP News Service - 12/5/19 AXIOS AXIOS AXIOS!!! Global: The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has elected Metropolitan Elipidophros of Bursa as the new Archbishop of America. Metropolitan Elipidophros will lead the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOARC). On 4/7/18, OCP News Service published an article by Jessica Kolettis stating that Metropolitan Elipidophros of Bursa would be ...

Russian Archpriest: the US behind the Recognition of Schismatics in Ukraine

Nadia Bazuk - Contributor - OCP News Service - 9/5/19 In March 2019, the Russian Orthodox site Radonezh published an article by Archpriest Andrei Novikov (also available in Greek). The clergyman commented on the letter of four Athonite monasteries – the Great Lavra, Iveron, Koutloumousiou, and New Esphigmenou, dated late February 2019. The four representatives of the monasteries, ...

The Serbian Patriarch Visits the Gomionica Monastery After Two Centuries

Church of Serbia - 9/5/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy in the Gomionica Monastery, the Diocese of Banja Luka (photo gallery), on the feast of the Holy Great Martyr and Victorious George, May 6, 2019. In the prayerful presence of the His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka,  the Patriarch was ...

Ahmed Shaheed: Freedom of Religion or Belief

Church of Serbia - 9/5/19 Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. A very warm welcome to you all in Montenegro at this Roundtable on Freedom of Religion or Belief! My apologies for not being be able to be with you in person at this roundtable. I know you have all undertaken an important endeavour today, ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary forms partnership with New Georgian University

SVOTS - 9/5/19 [SVOTS Communications / SIBIU, Romania] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) has signed an agreement of partnership with New Georgian University, the Seminary’s first-ever agreement with an academy in the Republic of Georgia. Archpriest Chad Hatfield, SVOTS president, represented the Seminary at the Solemn Signing Ceremony of Partnership. The agreement was signed May 2, ...

An Orthodox Christian’s Guide To Volunteerism: Devoting Your Time Overseas

Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 8/5/19 ‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms’- Peter 4:10. As we commit ourselves to Christ, we come to believe that he and he alone is the source of our joys, pain, blessings, ...

Archbishop Abune Geirma of Ethiopia Enters Eternal Rest

OCP News Service - 8/5/19 +Memory Eternal+ Addis Ababa - Ethiopia: Archbishop Abune Geirma of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has entered eternal rest on 5th May 2019. The late Archbishop was a well renowned and a respected senior member of the Holy Synod who sat under 3 Patriarchs and served in numerous capacities in the administration of the ...

Implicit Meanings in Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Tomos

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Jelena Rakocevic - Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs -OCP News Service- 7/519 In his recent replies to Archbishop of Albania Anastasios and Patriarch of Antioch John X, Patriarch Bartholomew demonstrated once again that Constantinople envies Vatican's reputation and influence over the Roman Catholic Church. Phanar refuses to consider the opinions of other Churches (even ...

Tufenkian Foundation to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Tufenkian Foundation - 7/5/19 May 06, New York: On Sunday, May 19, the Tufenkian Foundation will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a public event in New York City. Featuring special guest SerjTankian, the event will focus on one of Armenia’s most pressing social, economic and environmental issues: responsible mining and the activism surrounding it. The event, which ...

BOOK LAUNCH: DAILY PRAYERS OF THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX TÄWAḤƎDO CHURCH

OCP News Service - 7/5/19 Special Courtesy - Solomon Kibriye DAILY PRAYERS OF THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX TÄWAḤƎDO CHURCH - TRANSLATED BY OCP DELEGATE OF UK AND All IRELAND - ARCHDEACON TÄSFA MIKAʾEL WILLIAMS.  On Sunday the 28th of April 2019, the Feast of the Lord’s Resurrection, at ṢärḥaṢəyon St. Mary of Zion Ethiopian Orthodox Täwaḥədo Church, London, Archdeacon ...

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 ...

Resignation of Archbishop Demetrios of America

OCP News Service - 6/5/19 USA- Archbishop Demetrios of America has resigned from the leadership of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOARCH). The resignation was submitted to the Ecumenical Patriarch in written format. The resignation comes after 20 years of ministry. The matter of resignation will be discussed during the meeting of the Holy Synod of ...

UK FM Blasts Persecution of Christians as Report Brands It ‘GENOCIDE’

Sputniknews - 6/5/19 The study commissioned by the UK Foreign Office has shown what it refers to as a modern-day exodus of Christians from the Middle East, with violence against them also spreading in other parts of Asia as well as in Africa. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday blamed 'political correctness' for failure to confront the oppression of Christians, ...

Catholicos-Maphrian Abune Thomas I Resigns from the ‘Metropolitan Trustee’ Post

OCP News Service - 2/5/19 Malankara/Kerala-India: His Beatitude Abune Thomas I Catholics of India, and Maphrian has resigned from the post of Metropolitan Trustee. Abune Thomas I is the primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India, which is a dependent Church of the Syriac Patriarchate of Antioch and All-East. His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II ...

$25 Million in IOCC Microloans Boosts Business, Entrepreneurship in Western Balkans

IOCC - 2/5/19 $25 Million Milestone in Microloans from International Orthodox Christian Charities Boosts Business, Entrepreneurship in Western Balkans Opportunity, Renewal Come through Small Amounts as Local Businesses Grow Baltimore, Md. (May 1, 2019) – Marking a milestone in its long-running microloan program, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has surpassed $25 million in microcredit lending in Bosnia and ...

Experience Byzantine Materiality at St. Vladimir’s Seminary May 8-11

SVOTS - 2/5/19 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Explore matter, materials, and materiality in Byzantine art and culture; delve into topics including the Eucharist, relics, icons, church decoration, jewelry, and more as you experience Byzantine Materiality, a conference of the Sacred Arts Initiative, May 8 through 11 at St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVOTS). The conference will continue a conversation that began ...

Russian Geographical Society to restore Orthodox chapel at Fort Ross

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 30/4/19 The trustees of the Russian Geographical Society (RGO) are planning to restore the Orthodox Holy Trinity Chapel on the territory of the Fort Ross national historical park in Jenner, California, Nikolai Tokarev, the head of oil company Transneft ...

Patriarch Daniel: Easter is the feast of forgiveness

Basilica News Agency - 29/4/10 At the Easter Vigil celebrated Saturday night, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel stressed that the Resurrection of Christ is a feast of forgiveness, recalling that before Christ breathed his last on the Cross He prayed for His enemies, for those who sentenced Him to death and for those who crucified Him. ‘This humble, ...

Resurrection Holy Qurobo – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 29/4/19 On April 28, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on Easter Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma Damascus. Their Eminences Archbishop Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, and Archbishop Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus, assisted ...