Patriarch Irinej: Let us Guard our Faith and Live in Love

Church of Serbia - 26/10/18 The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church told his compatriots in Africa: "Your Church is taking care of you. Save what is most important - Orthodox faith. Let's leave aside some of the things that may disturb our relations, but let us implement what is eternal - gift and blessing of ...

African King from Ivory Coast Baptized into the Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service - 8/6/18 Ivory Coast- One of the African King's from the Ivory Coast (Tribal King Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais of the Krou chieftains in Côte d’Ivoire) was received into the Orthodox Church by the name David on 7/6/18. The King was baptized at the Holy Monastic Republic of Mount Athos. The King traveled ...

Humanitarian Purposes Driven By Faith

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Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 2/2/18 President Trump’s move against refugees was not positively received by the American Orthodox Church, as stated by Laurie Goodstein in the New York Times. The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump signed an executive order to deport undocumented immigrants as well as turn away refugees. ...

556 baptized in Congo in two days

Orthochristian.com - 22/1/18  Another mass Baptism was celebrated recently in the Metropolis of Katanga (Congo), in the city of Kolwezi, uniting 556 people to the Body of Christ in the Holy Orthodox Church, reports Romfea. During a two-day official public holiday, all the catechumens of the city of Kolwezi, in the south of the country near the border of ...

The Malankara House consecrated in Ireland

Anish John - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church - 12/12/17 Ireland: Malankara House is a remarkable milestone for Indian Christians in Ireland and the whole of Indian Orthodox Malankara Church. The House was consecrated by His Grace Mar Themotheos Mathews- Metropolitan of UK, Europe and Africa of the Malankara Orthodox Church. The Malankara House accommodates: 1. St.Gregorios Oratory, ...

“We bear the responsibility of a watchman” – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán´s Speech on Christian Persecution

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Manfred K. Böhm -OCP News Service - 14/10/17 Full Text of the Speech here: Rüsselsheim - Germany : At a meeting on the International Consultation on Christian Persecution at Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary delivered a speech in which he called on all Christians to preserve and protect the persecuted Christian communities. “We bear the ...

Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Patriarchate of Pec and Dechani

Church of Serbia - 28/9/17 His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, visited the monasteries of the Pec Patriarchate and Dechani on Kosovo and Metochia on 26 September 2017. The Primates of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Serbian Orthodox Church were accompanied by Their Eminences ...

The Sanctuary Chapel for “Ark of the Covenant” Ethiopia Tour – May 2017

Bomani Tyehimba - September 2017 Bomani in Ethiopia on an incredible 7 city tour May 7-14, 2017. This journey includes Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela, Shashamene and Hawassa. Let’s start working more towards empowering and being a part of the growth of Africa. Source:

The Alexandrian Library opens its doors

Alexandrian Patriarchate - March 2017 On 22nd March 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Conference Centre of the Patriarchal Library within the Patriarchal Mansion, the Association of Alexandrian Scientists, who were visiting the Patriarchate for the first time. Present at the event were the Consul General of ...

Distinguished Theologian Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou: “Inspired & Encouraged” by Patriarchate of Alexandria

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Submitted by Presvytera Dr.Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald - SCV - 25/2/17 Also Read: Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria Performs first Consecration of Deaconesses During a telephone interview on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, the distinguished theologian, Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou of the University of Athens School of Theology, respected authority of liturgical theology and the historiography of the ordination of ...

Nativity & New Year Greetings from OCP Chairman (2016-2017)

The Executive Council – December 2016/January 2017 – OCP News Service Dear All Nativity and New year Greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed nativity and peaceful New Year. Christmas is the season of joy, peace and hope. Let us pray for and ...

DECLARATION BY THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA ABOUT THE BOMB ATTACK IN CAIRO

Alexandrian Patriarchate - December 2016 On 11th December 2016 during the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, H.B. Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, having been informed of the abhorrent bombing in Cairo, immediately declared his support of the Coptic Church and made the following statement to the media: "We here in Egypt, live in peace, Christians and ...

‘In His Master’s Path’ – New Book on Metropolitan Paulos Mar Gregorios

23/11/16 A new book on the late lamented Metropolitan Paulose Mar Gregorious (Gregory of the East) titled 'In His Master's Path' has been published by Sophia Books. Purchase from Amazon -UK here: (£ 5.62) www.amazon.co.uk/His-Masters-Path-Gregorios-Follower/dp/1540331075 Purchase from Create Space- USA here: ($ 7.00 ) www.createspace.com/6708827 Please contact - johnkunnathu@gmail.com for purchase in India. More on the life and works of ...

Testimony of Fr. Athanasius Habtu Ghebre-Ab on Eritrea

AWATE - 15/8/16 Also Read: The Current Situation of Patriarch Antonios of Eritrea Fr. Athanasius Habtu Ghebre-Ab, Ph.D. Director of External Relations, The Canonical Diaspora Diocese of the Eritrean Orthodox Church (North America, Europe and the Middle East) September 14, 2016 COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Eritrea: A Neglected Regional ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Ships Books to Nairobi Seminary

SVOST - July 2016 On July 6, 2016, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary sent $15,000 worth of theological books on a 7,000-mile journey to the Orthodox Patriarchal Ecclesiastical School of Makarios III in Nairobi, Kenya. The African seminary is the recipient of a tithe of St. Vladimir’s most recent #GivingTuesday Campaign, which took place on December ...

Pope Francis criticizes Western interference in Middle East, Africa

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www.rt.com - May 2016 Pope Francis has criticized Western powers for attempting to export democracy to countries in the Middle East and Africa without paying attention to local political cultures. The pontiff was speaking to the French Catholic newspaper, La Croix. “Faced with current Islamist terrorism, we should question the way a model of democracy that was too ...

Paschal Greetings from OCP Chairman – 2016

The Executive Council – April/May 2016 - OCP News Service Dear All Christ is Risen, He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Христос воскрес! Воістину воскрес! (Khrystos voskres! Voistynu voskres!) Paschal greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE family. I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed Pascha. May this season bring lots of hope, happiness and joy to you and ...

JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION

Moscow Patriarchate- March 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have come out as initiators and organizers of a World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians to take place from October 28 to 30, 2016, in Moscow. It is planned that the Summit will bring together about one thousand ...

MALAWI: THE FERTILE FIELD OF CHRIST

Emmanouil Karakoutsis - Orthodox Missionary Fraternity - February 2016 The Orthodox Missionary Fraternity continues its work in Africa, bringing the light of Christ's true faith to God's children there. Here is a report on the country of Malawi. It is true that we often hear about the difficulties, obstacles, problems that concern the local missionary divisions. Many times, however, ...

Nativity and New Year Greetings from the Chairman of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE

OCP Executive Council – December 2015- January 2016 Dear All Nativity and New year Greetings. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed nativity and peaceful New Year. This is the season of joy, peace and hope. Let us pray for and support all our brothers and sisters who are ...