Saint Basil the Bishop of Ostrog

Church of Serbia - 14/5/18 Saint Basil, Bishop of Zakholmsk, was born of pious parents in the sixteenth century in the Popov district of Herzegovina. At the age of maturity he left his parental home and settled in the Trebinsk monastery in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, and became a monk. For his ...

Saint Basil the Bishop of Ostrog

Church of Serbia- May 2016 Saint Basil, Bishop of Zakholmsk, was born of pious parents in the sixteenth century in the Popov district of Herzegovina. At the age of maturity he left his parental home and settled in the Trebinsk monastery in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, and became a monk. For his ...

The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest

Bp Paul

CHICAGO, IL [OCA] - December 2014 Clergy and faithful from parishes across the Midwest gathered at historic Holy Trinity Cathedral here on the morning of Saturday, December 27, 2014 for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, during which Bishop-Elect Paul [Gassios] was consecrated to the Episcopacy as Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest. Bishop-elect Paul, who ...

Archbishop Atallah Hanna Appeal for the Release of Kidnapped Bishops From Aleppo

28/4/13 Jerusalem - Archbishop Atallah Hanna Sebastia, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, appealed to all people to work as soon as possible in order to release the two bishops, Bishop Paul Yazigi archdiocese Aleppo Greek Orthodox Church and Bishop John Ibrahim archdiocese Aleppo for Syrian Orthodox. Archbishop Atallah Hanna said that the two bishops ...

Joint Communique on the Abduction of Bishop Paul and Bishop John

24/4/13 The following official joint statement has been released by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, and the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. (Original PDF here.) On Monday the 22.04.2013, we were surprised by the news that our brothers Bishop Paul (Yazigi) of Aleppo and Alexandretta and Bishop John ...

Bishop gives details about final stage of Coptic Church’s papal elections

Ahram Online 1/10/2012 Coptic Orthodox Bishop Paul describes upcoming 'alter lottery,' slated for Sunday, by which Egypt's next Coptic pope will be chosen. At a Thursday press conference, Coptic Orthodox Bishop Paul provided details about the final stage of the Coptic Orthodox Church's papal elections, which will involve what is known as the 'alter lottery.' One of three Coptic ...

Changes to Coptic papal selection

During the election, members of the clergy and lay representatives from dioceses all over the world will select the final three nominees.(Photo by Mohamed Omar) 22/10/2012 Basil El-Dabh A definite timeline has been put in place for the remaining stages of the papal selection process after the Coptic Church moved the date for final selection forward. The election ...

New Coptic Pope to be named on 4th November

Ahram Online 16/10/2012 Bishop Paul announces 4 November as the date of the altar lottery which will determine the new Pope. The spokesman of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Bishop Paul, has announced that the new Coptic Orthodox Patriarch will be chosen on 4 November. Three out of the current list of five candidates will be selected on 29 October, ...

Bishop to tell Copts to immigrate

31/7/2012 Coptic Christian Bishop Paul of Tanta will tell Copts to leave Egypt if the Church is not guaranteed religious jurisdiction. Bishop Paul, a representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the Constituent Assembly, is also threatening to leave the Assembly if Article II is not modified to his liking. Bishop Paul wants the contentious Article II ...

Coptic Cathedral closed; pope’s funeral by invitation only

20/3/2012 Bishop Paul of Tanta has declared that the doors of the St Mark's Cathedral in Abbasiya are closed, and no one will be permitted to enter today to allow the military police to prepare for the funeral ceremony of Pope Shenouda III on Tuesday. Deputy Minister of Health Hisham Shiha stated that there had been 3 ...

Orthodox Church denies attacking Coptic protesters with Dogs

Emad Khalil Haitham al-Sharkawi 21/07/2011 The Orthodox Church issued a statement on Wednesday denying it had used dogs to attack Coptic protesters. Over 120 Copts had surrounded the Clerical Council of Saint Mark's Cathedral in Abbasseya on Monday to protest against the Orthodox Church’s refusal to grant them remarriage rights, and they filed a complaint the same day ...

International Coptic Mission Conference – Vision, Mission, & Strategy

On February 3 - 5, over 130 servants from the Coptic Mission countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia gathered together with His Grace Bishop Paul and 10 priests to conduct seminars, trainings, and workshops for the future of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Africa. The three-day conference was a time of spending long nights ...