The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad Convenes

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 5/7/19 On June 27-29, 2019, Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev) Memorial Library at the headquarters of the Western American Diocese hosted a regular session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, which coincided with the ...

Raška-Prizren Diocese Appeal

Church of Serbia - 4/7/19 Raška-Prizren Diocese Appeal for аssistance to vulnerable people in the north of Kosovo and Metohija The Bishop of Raška-Prizren Teodosije served today holy liturgy at St. Demetrius in Kosovska Mitrovica thus providing spiritual support to the faithful people in this area. In a conversation with the clergy and the believers, the Bishop ...

Protodeacon R. Rakić: Patriarch Pavle was a Man of the Spirit

Church of Serbia - 4/7/19 Interview of Protodeacon Radomir Rakic given to Bulgarian Orthodox Agency. Who is Patriarch Pavle? What is his ministry and will be canonized as a saint? The team of Dobrotoliubie talks with Protodeacon Radomir Rakic, who personally knew the  Serbian patriarch. Protodeacon Radomir Rakić was born on July 25, 1938. He graduated the Faculty of Theology ...

‘A Native Church Existed in Malankara before the Arrival of Foreign Christianity’ – Catholicos of the East

OCP News Service - 4/7/19 Catholicos Congratulates PM Modi: Hails Historic Contributions of the Hindu Community Malankara-India: In a recent speech at the St. Peters and St. Paul's Parumala Seminary Church, His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan) stated that a Native Church (Malankara Nasrani ...

OCP Secretariat Files Petition to the Vatican Over Eastern Catholic ‘Activities’ in India

OCP News Service – 3/7/19 DOWNLOAD PCPCU Petition in PDF Format Global: The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) has petitioned the Vatican over the ‘activities’ of the Eastern Catholic Uniate Rites in India. The petition consists of a number of important concerns over the 'aggressive ecclesiastical activities' of the two Uniate Rites. The Secretariat ...

Catholicos to Hold Ecumenical Dialogue During Maiden Apostolic Visit to Singapore

LJV- Chief Editor- OCP News Service - 3/7/19 SINGAPORE: His Holiness Baselios Mar Paulose II, Catholicos of the East on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas & Malankara Metropolitan (Supreme Head of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church), will be the chief celebrant at the ‘Feast of St Thomas’ at St Thomas Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Singapore on ...

Constantinople and the ‘Recognition of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church’

Metropolitan Emmanuel blesses Bojan Bojovic in Kyiv on May 26, 2019

Jelena Rakocevic - Columnist- Eastern orthodox Affairs - OCP News Serve - 2/7/19 On May 26, 2019, Metropolitan Emmanuel (Adamakis) of France concelebrated the Liturgy with Metropolitan Epiphanius (Dumenko) of Kyiv and the hierarchs of the newly-established autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU). At the Divine Service Archimandrite Epiphanius (Dimitriou), a cleric of the Greek Orthodox ...

OCP Launch Amharic News Service

OCP News Service - 1/7/19 Visit the OCP-Amharic Blog here: https://ocpamharic.blogspot.com/ Ethiopia: Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE has launched OCP-Amharic News Service. The new Amharic Service blog will feature translated news and articles in the Amharic language. The service falls under the Dept. of Public Relations and Information Services of the OCP Society. The blog is designed and managed by Menetasnot ...

Vidovdan Address of Saint Nikolaj Velimirovic and Saint Lazar the Great Martyr of Kosovo

On June 28th,s 1916, now Sainted Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović addressed a congregation gathered at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  Gentlemen and friends, I am coming from Serbia, from European “midnight”. There is no ray of light, not a single trace. All the light went from the ground to the ...

Focus Ecumenical Journal Features ‘the Creator, the Sustainer and the Redeemer’

OCP News Service - 28/6/19 Download here - FOCUS July 2019 Vol 7 Global: The July 2019 Vol: 7, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) is now available. Diaspora FOCUS is a non-profit organization registered in ...

Patriarchate Bartholomew, Constantinople and the Creation of an “Eastern Papacy”

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Tamar Lomidze - Contributor- OCP News Service - 27/6/19 The Patriarchate of Constantinople has recently been shaken by scandals. First, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France got accused of pederasty, then Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa was appointed Archbishop of the Greek American Archdiocese (GOA) by passing the opinion of American hierarchs, which caused sharp criticism among US clergy ...

Theologians: Constantinople Lost its Weight in the Orthodox world

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Sophia Iliadi – Independent Article - 27/6/19 The Orthodox world is facing a total rearrangement. The balance of powers and the distribution of influence between 14 mutually recognized Local Orthodox Churches is shifting as the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, historically first among equal autocephalous Churches, has completely lost its weight. This is happening against the background of ...

‘Follow Christ’s Divine Vision’ – Stated Catholicos at the Launch of the Nagpur STOTS Silver Jubilee Celebrations

L C N - Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 26/6/19 KOTTAYAM, Kerala, India: ‘The foundation of a church is based upon the purity of life led by the clergy, their vision, purity, and knowledge and how it is imparted. They should follow and spread Christ’s divine vision amidst the present widespread use of social ...

17th Century St. Stephanos Church Re-Opens in Hochants Village after Renovation

Tufenkian Foundation - 25/6/19 June 23, 2019, HOCHANTS, KASHATAGH, ARTSAKH: Tufenkian Charitable Foundation, Artsakh’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Tourism and Armenian Apostolic Church recently completed the restoration of Saint Stepanos church in the village of Hochants in liberated Kashatagh region. Today, during the official opening ceremony of the church, Pargev Archbishop Martirosyan, the leader of Artsakh ...

Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky +1985) – Sermon on SS Peter and Paul Lent

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/6/19  The Need to Observe Church Laws and Regulations. We live in special times, beloved brethren! They are special because when you compare today to how it was in Mother Russia before, we see the almost complete opposite. For example, ...

Are we listening

John G. Panagiotou - Journalscene - 25/6/19 Several years ago, the actress Evan Rachel Wood proclaimed on Twitter, “I believe in god but I am not religious. I am spiritual. My definition of God isn't in any religion. It's very personal. [sic]”. Her sentiments are not alone in Hollywood only but across America. In today’s religious ...

Patriarchal Holy Qurobo in Frias

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/6/19 On June 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Church in Frias – Argentina. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Chrysostomos Youhanna Ghassaly, Patriarchal Vicar in Argentina, and Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Shemoun, Patriarchal Vicar and Director of the Patriarchal Benevolent Institutions ...

Inauguration of Sayfo Monument in Frias

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/6/19 On June 20, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a Sayfo monument for the commemoration of the martyrs of Sayfo Genocide, on April 9 Park in Frias, Argentina. The inauguration was attended by their Eminences: Mor Chrysostomos Youhanna Ghassaly, Patriarchal Vicar in Argentina, Mor Chrysostomos Mikhael Chamoun, Patriarchal Vicar ...

Catholicos Presents OVS Award to Johnson Chembal

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OCP News Service - 24/6/19 Malankara-India: The 2019 OVS (Orthodox Vishvasa Samrashakan) award was presented to Johnson Chembal by His Hoiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II - (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan) on 23rd June 2019. Johnson Chemabl was decorated with the award for his contributions in defending the Catholicate of ...

Council of Hierarchy of the Church of Greece and the Ukrainian Orthodox Schism

Jelena Rakocevic - Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs - OCP News Service- 23/6/19 The Phanar masterminded the conflict in the newly-established Autocephalous Church of Ukraine. The US Department of State and the incumbent Government of Greece have pressured the Greek Church to 'speed up' the recognition of the new Metropolitan of Kyiv. Greek analyst Michalis Papadopoulos states that an ...

Tufenkian Foundation’s Newly Built Football Field Opens for Kovsakan

Tufenkianfoundation - 23/6/19 June 20, 2019, KOVSAKAN, ARTSAKH: The representatives of the Tufenkian Charitable Foundation alongside with its supporters participated in the opening ceremony of a newly built universal sports field in the community of Kovsakan, in the southern part of liberated Kashatagh, Artsakh. The Foundation conducted the construction process with the support of Mr. and ...