A Disciplined “Normalized” Living Through COVID-19 Pandemic – A Reflection by Fr. Alexander J. Kurien

Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien

OCP News Service - Fr. Alexander J. Kurien - 28/5/2020 While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, I pray that you are staying safe and protecting your family.  Experts say Coronavirus will likely remain for decades to come, circulating among the world’s population and becoming “endemic” — like measles, HIV, and chickenpox. This virus is ...

“PLANNING REOPENING OF RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENTS – POST COVID-19” by Fr. Alexander J. Kurien

OCP News Service - Fr. Alexander J. Kurien- 18/5/2020 COVID-19 – WHERE ARE WE NOW? Around the globe, life has been profoundly disrupted by social distancing efforts aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic. Physical and social isolation has become the norm. Many of us have been personally impacted by deaths from COVID-19. COVID-19 related experiences will have ...

“Contemplating ‘Signs of the Times’ and Pascha 2020″ – Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV)

SCV - 23/4/2020 An Update from Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) Today more than ever and from the depths of our hearts, we wish you and your loved ones every blessing for Pascha and the paschal season. As a paschal offering, we are including here a meditation titled, “Contemplating ‘Signs of the Times’ and Pascha 2020.” We anticipate sharing a ...

‘How Serious is this Pandemic’ – by Fr Alexander Kurien

OCP News Service – Fr. Alexander Kurien - 2/4/2020 How serious is this Pandemic? If anyone who thinks this is “no big deal,” is very wrong. “Be Vigilant” - 1 Peter 5:8. We are about 2 years from normalcy! Our ONLY hope remains in the Lord! God, please SAVE YOUR people. 1. Very Sad! I have personally ...

POSTPONEMENT: Confronting Human Trafficking: A Community Conversation

SCV – 14/3/2020 CONFRONTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION After thoughtful consideration, including advice from His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and the New England Philoptochos, as well as the State of Emergency declared by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts due to the Corona Virus, the organizers of this Saturday’s Confronting Human Trafficking Conference scheduled to meet ...

Encountering COVID-19 – Reflections by Fr Alexander Kurien

OCP News Service - Fr. Alexander Kurien - 12/3/2020 Dear Friends, These are simple things we don’t think about too often – it is our religious commitment and the right to attend religious gatherings or a wedding or a funeral. Children have their rights to learning by attending schools. But, things are no longer that simple. Changes ...

Letter to Archbishop Elpidophoros Following the Meeting with OCL Representatives

OCL - 21/8/19 August 14, 2019 Eve of the Dormition of the Theotokos His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America 8-10 East 79th Street New York, New York 10075-0106 Your Eminence: We greatly appreciate the privilege of meeting with you on July 31st, so early in your ministry to the Church and its people here in America. We all ...

Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the ‘Signs of the Time’s’ – Book from SCV

SCV- 30/12/18 With deep love and gratitude to God for the past year, I write to you now as we begin to enter the heart of the Nativity season and the New Year! Thank you for your friendship, prayers and support that have been sustaining our efforts to this day! From our very beginning, Saint Catherine’s Vision ...

Report of Results: Survey of Orthodox Christian Faithful International Consultation on Women

SCV - 2/2/18 Blessed Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple! In cooperation with the World Council of Churches’ Faith and Order Commission, Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) recently developed and inaugurated a Survey for Orthodox Christian Faithful. The survey sought participants’ input regarding “Challenges and Opportunities of the Role of Women in the Church” for the Consultation ...

Orthodox Priest Alexander Kurien Appointed Executive Director of the American Federal Real Properties Council (FRPC)

Ann Maria Husser - OCP News Service (Delegate of USA & All North America) - 26/1/17 Washington D. C- USA: Rev Fr Alexander James Kurien the 'diplomat Orthodox Priest'  the Deputy Associate Administrator of the Office of U.S. Government-Wide Policy is given an additional responsibility. He is now the Executive Director of the Federal Real Properties Council ...

Orthodox Hierarchs Support International Orthodox Christian Charities’ Hurricane Response

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IOCC - 18/11/17 Orthodox Christian leaders in the United States have exhorted the faithful to respond during heavy 2017 hurricane season Baltimore, MD (November 17, 2017) – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has supported International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in the organization’s ongoing response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, encouraging ...

Professor Kyriaki FitzGerald Speaks at Bose Conference in Italy

SCV - 20/10/17 Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, Adjunct Professor of Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Co-founder and Executive Director of Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV), offered the key note presentation at the Consultation on “Ecumenical Perspectives to the Role of Women in the Churches.” This was held at the Monastery of Bose in ...

Children Friendly Space – Jaramana

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 31/3/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a new “Children Friendly Space” in Jaramana, Damascus. This project is implemented by EPDC to provide a safe space for children to play as well as an environment that meets their needs, physical, psychological and mental. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of ...

First International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care

March 2015 Under the auspices of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the first International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care will take place on May 7-9, 2015, at Divani Apollon Hotel in Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, The ‘Saint Maximos the Greek’ Institute for the Investigation, Preservation and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions, which has been ...

OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi Visits Fiji

  10/3/15 Recently, OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi was invited by His Eminence Amphilochios, Metropolitan of New Zealand, to visit the newly-consecrated Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Fiji. The opening of this church in early February was a major milestone in the mission work that has been undertaken by His Eminence in Fiji. Through this missionary ...

OCA represented at military, chaplaincy conferences

Frs. Boback and Gallick at conference.

ALEXANDRIA, VA [OCA] - 31/1/15 Archpriest Theodore Boback, Dean/Executive Director of the Orthodox Church in America’s Military and VA Chaplaincies, and Archpriest Joseph Gallick participated in the Annual NCMAF and ECVAC Conference and AFCB meeting here recently. Due to prior commitments, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon was unable to attend this year’s gatherings. The annual National Conference on Ministry ...

Orthodox Christian Humanitarian Visit to Kosovo Remains as Planned Amid Border Instability

18/12/2011 CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE AND MAKE YOUR VALUABLE DONATIONS “We’re in the final and most crucial weeks of fundraising for our latest mission to Kosovo. While we are close, we are hoping that the holiday season sparks extra generosity in people and we cross our goal before the first of the year.” Basil Dannebohm Even ...

Pontiff of All Armenians Receives Executive Director of Millennium Challenge Corporation

On May 4, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians received Mr. Daniel Yohannes, Executive Director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). He was accompanied by Mrs. Maria Yovanovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to the Republic of Armenia. His Holiness reflected with ...