‘The Pearl of Great Price’ – the Journey of Veronica Hughes from Rome to Orthodoxy

OCP News Service - 21/1/18 Visit Web portal here Buy books at Amazon Pearl of Great Price is an inspiring book penned by author Veronica Hughes who converted from Roman Catholicism to Orthodox Christianity. The book opened to rave reviews. Veronica Hughes has been a featured guest on Ancient Faith Radio and Orthodox Christian Network. "I wrote this my Pearl for ...

Reading between the lines of the article “Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch”

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Tamar Lomidze - 23/6/17 Dennis Menos, the author of the publication "Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch" in The National Herald, asserts that the organizational structure of the Orthodox Church based on the principle of autocephaly does not meet the requirements of the present day. In particular, according to Mr.Menos, it does not allow to ...

‘Other’ Orthodox have low expectations for ‘Great Council’

Father Paul Thelakat  -  www.cruxnow.com- June 2016 A leading cleric of the Oriental Orthodox Churches, invited to the "Great and Holy Council" taking place in Crete only as observers, says that "humanly speaking, one cannot expect much from this synod ... but we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit who can guide us at all ...

Ukraine Hasn’t Asked its Orthodox Church to Split from Moscow – Archbishop

www.sputniknews.com - 19/6/16 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has not yet received a request from Ukraine’s parliament to grant the local branch of the Orthodox Church formal independence from Moscow, the Patriarchate’s representative told Sputnik. KOLYMVARI (Crete) (Sputnik) – Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has reportedly asked the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church to make the Ukrainian Church independent from Moscow's Patriarch ...

Interactions with an Oriental Orthodox Bishop: An Eastern Orthodox Experience

Presvytera Seraphima Shagoury (Delegate & Chief Coordinator of OCP Foundation in North America) - OCP News Service - 13/6/16 Reflections on Metropolitan Mar Yulios's Words During His Tour I first met - with much excitement - His Grace Mar Geevarghse Yulios Pulikottil (Metropolitan of the Ahmadabad Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) at the home of ...

“I am Convinced that the Fullness of Grace is Only in Orthodoxy”

Eastern American Diocese - ROCOR- December 2015 An Interview with Priest Maximos McIntyre Priest Maximos McIntyre, a convert to Orthodoxy, has been a cleric of the Eastern American Diocese for almost a year and has recently completed a screenplay entitled “Lords of Glory,” a story of Soviet persecution of Orthodox Christians in communist Russia. In addition, Fr. ...

Ancient Faith Publishing Offers Books for Lenten Reading

2/3/14 Two books from Ancient Faith Publishing by Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou provide food for thought during the Lenten season.  In the new release Thirty Steps to Heaven: The Ladder of Divine Ascent for All Walks of Life,  Archimandrite Vassilios interprets the weighty classic, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, for the ordinary Christian, helping non-monastics to see ...

Same-sex marriage not condoned by Eastern Orthodox Church: Messages of Faith

  Plain Dealer guest columnist 21/6/13 Over the last few years I have been asked many times about same-sex marriage. Especially in the last few months, as this issue has become so big, the question repeatedly comes: "What does the Eastern Orthodox Church say about this matter?" Some denominations will now perform such ceremonies. Within some denominations, some pastors ...

Word of the Day / Pascha

Shoshana Kordova - 1/4/13 As Christians around the world celebrate what they believe to be the resurrection of Jesus, let's talk about what to call the holiday. In the English-speaking world, it's generally referred to as "Easter," but the Eastern Orthodox Church prefers the name Pascha (PAS-kha). That's also the word used in Hebrew todayand is closely ...