Papal Primacy and the Innovations of the Roman Catholic Church – New Book

January 15, 2019 Featured

Eastern Light Publishing – Amazon – 15/1/19 Paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/194994011X Kindle This book was originally published in 1896 and was translated into English in 1948.  Re-released in January 2019.  This work by Apostolos Makrakis is a look at the replay of Constantinople to the Encyclical issued by Pope Leo XIII in the year 1994 concerning the […]

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The Unusual Journey of an Author to Orthodox Christianity

January 13, 2019 Featured
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Author E. A.- OCP News Service – 13/01/19 I am a writer, and through my works, I try my best to cultivate hope among people (things can change for the better). However, these changes come with certain conditions. One must have a strong faith and hope in God, and as well as in the belief […]

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The Sins of the Fathers : Turkish Denialism & the Armenian Genocide – Book Presentation

January 12, 2019 Featured

Ararat Foundation- 12/01/2019 The presentation of the book written by  Siobhan Nash titled ‘The Sins of the Fathers – Turkish Denialism and the Armenian Genocide’.  *Click pics to enlarge.  Source:

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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Byblos, Batroun and Dependencies

January 12, 2019 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 12/01/2019 On January 10, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Eminence, the Most Reverend Silouan, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Byblos, Batroun and Dependencies, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The meeting was attended by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, […]

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Gratitude Song to Jun28 NGO by Serbian Children in Kistanje Municipality – Nativity Gift 2019

January 11, 2019 Featured
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Jun28 NGO – 11/01/2019 In the video above, roughly all the Serbian Children left in the Kistanje municipality in Croatia, which was once almost entirely Serbian, gathered in our 500-year old Church to receive Christmas gifts. Their singing brought tears to all our members. After our latest deliveries to children in Kursumlija, Krajina and Republika Srpska, […]

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OCP Delegate Anca Constenco Honored with the Union Centennial Medal by Patriarch Daniel of Romania

January 10, 2019 Featured

OCP News Service – 10/01/2019 Bucharest-Romania: Anca Constenco Sirbu – Delegate of Bucharest and All Romania of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian  Society) was honored with the Great Union Centennial Medal by His Beatitude Daniel (Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrogea, Locum tenens of the throne of Caesarea Cappadociae and Patriarch of the […]

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Feast day of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2019

January 10, 2019 Featured

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – January 2019 Saturday the 5th of January the Armenians in Jerusalem celebrated the Feast day of the Saints David, the prophet-king and of James, the brother of the Lord. St. James the brother of our Lord is also called St. James the Just, or St. James the Less. […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Launch Unique Sacred Arts Institute with Luce Foundation Grant

January 10, 2019 Featured

SVOTS – 10/1/19 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is poised to establish a permanent Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA) on its campus, with “creativity and holiness for the life of the world” as its mission, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant, announced November 29, 2018, will help the Seminary […]

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Learning To Manage With Celebration Days After Death

January 8, 2019 Featured

Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 8/1/19 Grief is a deeply personal experience that can leave the bereaved questioning themselves, life, and even their religion. As grieving is a lifelong process, celebration days that would normally have been shared with a deceased love one often become particularly tough to handle; indeed, according to the […]

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Christmas Eve in Serbia : Welcoming the Nativity of the Lord

January 7, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 7/1/19 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade in the morning of a Christmas Eve, 6 January 2019. (photo gallery). Source:  

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Epiphany Holy Qurobo – Damascus

January 7, 2019 Featured

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 7/1/19 On January 6, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated Epiphany Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In His Sermon, His […]

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Ukraine Has No Platform for Dialogue Between UOC-MP, ‘New Church’ – Archbishop

January 7, 2019 Featured
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Sputninknews – 7/1/19 KIEV (Sputnik) – There is currently no platform for dialogue between the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) and the unrecognized “new Ukrainian Orthodox church,” UOC-MP Archbishop Clement told Sputnik on Sunday. “We have the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches — a platform for dialogue. Since [the non-canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of] the […]

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TOMOS OF AUTOCEPHALY GRANTED TO THE UKRAINIAN SCHISMATIC CHURCH

January 6, 2019 Featured
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OCP News Service – 6/1/19 Turkey: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople handed over the so-called Tomos of Autocephaly to Metropolitan Epiphany Dumenko – Primate of the newly formed nationalist Church of Ukraine in a ceremony held at the Church of St. George in Istanbul. Patriarch Bartholomew read the text during the solemn service before handing […]

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Serbian Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2018-2019

January 5, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 5/1/19 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2018. +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our […]

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28Jun NGO Delivers Christmas Gifts to 730 Kids in Kursumlija

January 5, 2019 Featured

28Jun – 5/1/19 Serbia: With your help, we were able to deliver Christmas gifts to 730 kids in Kursumlija and the surrounding villages yesterday! Gifts were delivered to two kindergartens and a pre-school,  every child (under the age of 10 in the municipality) received a present. Kursumlija is one of the poorest towns in Serbia. We were […]

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Memory Eternal – Bishop Athanasios Akunda of Kisumu & All Western Kenya

January 4, 2019 Featured
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Orthodox Kisumu- OCP News Service – 4/1/19 +Memory Eternal+ Kenya: His Grace Bishop Athanasios Akunda of Kisumu and all Western Kenya of the Greek Orthodox Alexandrian Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. The Prelate passed away at the St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester Massachusetts, the USA after battling a severe illness. May His Soul Rest in Eternal […]

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EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE CHICAGO RIVER

January 4, 2019 Featured

St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church – 4/1/19 SERVICE CELEBRATES CHRIST’S BAPTISM IN THE RIVER JORDAN On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 12:30 pm at the Park Number 571 Boathouse, at 2828 South Eleanor Street in Chicago, St Basil Greek Orthodox Church will hold the Second Annual Theophany/Epiphany Blessing of the Waters service on the Chicago River. Outdoor Blessing of […]

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Patriarch Irinej Slams Corrupt Politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, & Constantinople Patriarchate for Causing Schism in Ukraine

January 4, 2019 Featured

OCP News Service – 4/1/19 Belgrade -Serbia- His Holiness Irinej – Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch has slammed corrupt politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, and Constantinople Patriarchate for causing a schism in Ukraine. The Primate of the Serbian Church made his statement during the delivery of annual Nativity message. Video […]

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“IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO STOP” A Sorrowful Reply to Patriarch Bartholomew Concerning His Anti-Canonical Actions in Ukraine

January 3, 2019 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 3/1/18 In reply to a letter of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in which he informed of the “reinstatement” of the Ukrainian schismatics in their “rank,” of the “annulment” of the document which is three hundred years old and indicates the transfer of the Kievan Metropolia to the jurisdiction of the Moscow […]

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‘Leaning Cross Oath’ was Crucial in Preserving the Existence of the Malankara Church – Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

January 3, 2019 Featured

OCP News Service – 3/1/19 Leaning Cross Oath Church web portal here: Kerala-India: The historic event of ‘Leaning Cross Oath’ played the most important role and crucial role in preserving and protecting the very existence of the ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara, commented His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II  (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of […]

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International Orthodox Christian Charities Awarded $25,000 for Ongoing Hurricane Michael Response

January 3, 2019 Featured
A team of IOCC and AmeriCorps volunteers help homeowners address damage and debris left by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. (Photo: International Orthodox Christian Charities / Athena Priest)

IOCC – 3/1/19 International Orthodox Christian Charities Awarded $25,000 for Ongoing Hurricane Michael Response Funds Support Ongoing Response and Recovery near Panama City, Florida Baltimore, Md. (January 2, 2019) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has been awarded $25,000 in the first round of Florida Disaster Fund grants to help communities in the Florida Panhandle […]

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