Oriental Orthodox Studies Seminar at Fordham University – 10th April, 2018

Fordham University - 16/3/18 Register here The first 'Oriental Orthodox Studies' Seminar will be held at Fordham University on 10th April Tuesday, 2018. Bishop Kyrillos from the Coptic Church, Archbishop Vahan Hovhanessian Primate of the Armenian Church in France, and Archbishop Dionysius Yuhannon of the Syriac Church will take part in the conference. The Conference is open for public. Source: Fordham ...

Oriental Orthodox Primates Gather in Germany

Julie Johns (Delegate in UK and Western Europe) - OCP News Service - 18/10/17 Germany- Primates of Oriental Orthodox Churches,  Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria - Primate of Coptic Church, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of the East (Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church), Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia (Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church) and ...

New Book – Habib Girgis: Coptic Orthodox Educator and a Light in the Darkness

SVSPRESS - April 2017 PURCHASE A COPY HERE: This is the first comprehensive work published on the life of Habib Girgis. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Coptic Orthodox Church was in a state of deep vulnerability that tore at the very fabric of Coptic identity. In response, Girgis dedicated his life to advancing religious and theological education. This ...

Paschal-Easter Greetings from OCP Chairman – 2017

The Executive Council – April 2017 – OCP News Service Dear All Christ is Risen, He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat! Kristos Tenestwal! Bergit Tenestwal! Paschal greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE family. I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed Pascha. May this season bring hope, happiness, and joy to you and ...

Comments by Bishop Angaelos on the recent spate of attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt, including the recent attacks in Al-Arish, Sinai.

Coptic Orthodox Church UK - Media and Communications - 1/3/17 I have now drafted and redrafted this statement numerous times over the past weeks, wanting to say something about the deadly attacks experienced by Coptic Christians in Egypt on a daily basis, yet every time I do, there seems to be a new and often more ...

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 ...

Egypt Ties Attack on Coptic Church to Muslim Brotherhood in Qatar

Sputniknews - 15/12/16 The Egyptian Ministry of Interior suspects members of the Muslim Brotherhood who fled to Qatar of involvement in the terror attack on a Coptic church that killed 25 people, it said on Tuesday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to preliminary investigation, the attack was organized by 30-year-old Mohab Qassem, who traveled to Qatar in 2015 ...

Metropolitan Mar Yulios offers condolences : Expresses solidarity with Coptic Orthodox Church

By Our Gulf Correspondent - OCP News Service- 15/12/16 #Indian Orthodox Church to hold special vigil, prayers on December 18 AHMEDABAD, India: On behalf of the Indian Orthodox Church, HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad, has expressed his profound anguish and heartfelt condolences at the brutal killing of 25 people at St ...

His Holiness Karekin II Sends Letter of Condolence on Bombing of Coptic Church

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 13/12/16 On December 12, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the terrorist attacks at the St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Cairo Egypt, which killed and ...

All Egyptians are equal under the constitution: Sisi to Coptic Pope following sectarian attacks

COPTSUNITED - July 2016 Also Read: Egyptians unity topped the meeting between Sisi and pope, Church’s spokesman Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II on Thursday that all Egyptians are equal in their rights and duties in accordance with the constitution during a meeting held in the wake of ...

COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE COPTIC CHURCH HOLDS IN CAIRO ITS FIRST SESSION

On 5-7 February 2016, the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church held in Cairo its first session. An agreement to establish the Commission was reached during the meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II. That meeting took place during ...

THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY IN CAIRO AND THE MEETING OF THE TWO PATRIARCHS OF THE ALEXANDRIAN AND COPTIC CHURCHES

December 2015- January 2016 On 25th December 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, officiated at Orthros and conducted the Divine Liturgy of the Nativity of Christ at the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Nicholas in the Egyptian capital, together with Their Eminences the Metropolitans Nikodimos of Memphis, Patriarchal Vicar ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK MEETS WITH HIERARCHS OF THE COPTIC CHURCH

On 9 December 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with a delegation of the Coptic Church in the parish house of the Church of “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God. The delegation, which has arrived in Moscow with the blessing ...

MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP ON ACADEMIC COOPERATION BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE COPTIC CHURCH

May 18, 2015 – The Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) hosted a meeting of the working group on the development of academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church. The Coptic Church was represented by Rev. Paul Abdelsayed, deputy dean of the Ss Athanasius and Cyril Seminary, Los Angeles, ...

Primate of the Coptic Church completes his visit to Russia

On 4 November 2014, Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church completed his visit to Russia. On his last day in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros visited the Representation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch in Moscow. The Primate of the Coptic Church was accompanied by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department ...

Delegation of the Coptic Church headed by Patriarch Tawadros II visit St. Petersburg

On November 1-2, 2014, the delegation of the Coptic Church headed by His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II visited St. Petersburg. The high guests were met at Pulkovo airport by Bishop Nazary of Kronstadt, cleric of the St. Petersburg diocese, Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, and representatives of the city authorities, website of the St. Petersburg Metropolia reports. The ...

Condolences expressed by Bishop Angaelos of Coptic Church on the Demise Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas I

Bishop Angaelos - General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom

22/3/14 His Grace Bishop Angaelos, a General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom offers condolences and prayers to the Syrian Orthodox Church on behalf of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom upon the departure of Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas I of Antioch, 122nd patriarch of Antioch and All the ...

Prince Hassan of Jordan visits UK Coptic Church

16/11/13 Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan met with members of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK this week. He was received by General Bishop of the UK Church, Bishop Angaelos, during a gathering at Saint George Cathedral at the UK Coptic Orthodox Church's headquarters near Stevenage. The gathering was also attended by leaders of other ...

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Coptic Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles

On 30 September 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with a hierarch of the Coptic Church, Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles. They were joined in the meeting by archpriest Dimitry Sizonenko, DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, and Ms Margarita Nelyubova, a DECR staff member. While talking ...

Egyptian Protesters Turn Fury on Coptic Christians

Ben Gittleson - 16/8/13 The Islamic supporters of Egypt’s ousted president who have been battling the military have turned their rage on members of the country’s Coptic Christian minority, attacking churches, monasteries, schools, Christian owned shops as well as individuals. Churches across the country sustained attacks for a second straight day today, according to rights groups, state ...