30th anniversary of canonization of St. Xenia celebrated in church she built

Orthochristian.com - 10/6/18 The most beloved saint of the Russian northern capital of St. Petersburg was festively celebrated on Wednesday on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of her glorification by the Russian Orthodox Church. St. Xenia of St. Petersburg is also one of the most beloved saints of the entire Russian Orthodox Church and enjoys worldwide veneration. The ...

Mar Yulios admits fake news, Internet trolling as biggest challenge for MOSC

Chief Editor and Correspondent (OCP News Service) - 9/4/18 Gulf edition of Malankara Sabha likely to be launched this year AHMEDABAD/MUSCAT: His Grace Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Indian Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad, has said that the biggest challenge faced by Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church was ‘false news and internet trolling’ on social media sites concerning the ...

Bishop Irinej Serves the Divine Liturgy in Washington D.C. on Meatfare Sunday

Church of Serbia - 22/1/18 On Sunday, February 11, 2018, His Grace, our Bishop, Irinej served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church community of Washington D.C. along with host parish priest Rev. Dr. Vasilije Vranic. His Grace was in Washington D.C. to attend the St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church Annual Fundraiser ...

27th Sunday after Pentecost – the Holy Forefathers

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 24/12/17 Last week’s Gospel about the rich man who had a good harvest was like the finale to the cycle of the Gospel readings of Pentecost. It portrayed a man who had devoted all his concern to one thing: ...

Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Theophilos Enters Eternal Rest

Dr Ajesh T Phillip - OCP Delegate of the Indian Sub-Continent - 24/10/17 +Memory Eternal+ Kerala- India: His Grace Zachariah Mar Theophilos -Metropolitan of the Malabar diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church entered eternal rest on 24/10/17. Mar Theophilos was well known for his kindness and the Prelate was a great philanthropist.  An outstanding charity champion, the Metropolitan ...

Patronal Feast of the Cathedral Church in Trebinje – Herzegovina

Church of Serbia - 23/8/17 The patronal feast of the church and the city, the Transfiguration of the Lord, was solemnly celebrated in Trebinje on the Saturday of 19 August 2017. On the Eve of the feast-day of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord, which is the patronal feast of the city and the church, in Trebinje, ...

Metropolitan Mar Severios Mathews Receives Thanal Charity Award 2016-17

By Our Gulf, Middle East Correspondent - OCP News Service - 21/3/17  Indian Orthodox Malankara Church Mar Severios receives Muscat Mahaedavaka Thanal Charity Award 2016-17 from Mar Yulios, says the honour to further boost his charitable works. MUSCAT: "Despite living in a terror infected world, human beings still possess compassion and care towards their fellowmen," said HG Dr Mathews ...

Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan Celebrates Divine Liturgy at the First-Hierarchal Church in Brighton Beach, NY

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 27/12/16 On Saturday, December 24, 2016, the feast day of St Daniel the Stylite, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Icon of the Mother of god "Inexhaustible Cup" at the First ...

Metropolitan Tikhon welcomes Serbian Bishop Irinej to OCA Chancery

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 10/11/16 On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon hosted His Grace, Bishop Irinej [Dobrijevic] of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America to the Chancery here. Elected in May 2016 by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, replacing His Grace, Bishop Dr. Mitrophan, Bishop Irinej was enthroned ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Armenian Orthodox Bishop of Brazil

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 9/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Grace Bishop Nareg Berberian, Armenian Orthodox Prelate in Brazil, heading a delegation of priests and members of the Diocesan Board, at St. Mary Church in Sao Paolo. Their Eminences Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Syriac Orthodox Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, and Mor Selwanos Boutros ...

Bishop Nicholas summons Pastoral Conference Participants to approach Protectress of the Russian Diaspora with Love and Trepidation

Official Website of thee Eastern American Diocese ROCOR- eadiocese.org - 23/10/16 Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, almost immediately after his return from a pilgrimage trip to Russia with the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, traveled to the diocesan clergy conference at St. Mary of Egypt Church in Atlanta, GA. Addressing the ...

Welcoming His Grace Bishop Irinej to New York City Madison Square Park – October 2, 2016

Church of Serbia - September 2016 On behalf of our Saint Sava Cathedral, we invite you to join us at The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy this coming Sunday, October 2, 2016 inMadison Square Park.  The Divine Liturgy will commence at 10:00 a.m., with His Grace our new Bishop Irinej presiding. The best location to enter the Park is ...

Mar Yulios: Observe Soonoyo fast by meditating and honouring the ‘Holy Theotokos’

Catholicate News - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church - August 2016 AHMEDABAD: Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad Metropolitan HG Pulikottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has called upon the faithful to invoke Soonoyo fast with all seriousness. In an elaborative message to the faithful of the Diocese, the Metropolitan says that by partaking in the Feast of Dormition of Holy Theotokos, ...

Jackson – NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Vladimir Memorial Church

Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR) - August 2015 On Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of July, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services – the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy – for the patronal feast day of St. Vladimir Memorial Church ...

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 ...

The Vozdovac church celebrates its Patron Saint-day

Church of Serbia - June 2016 This year the church in Belgrade’s municipality of Vozdovac celebrated its Patrons Saint-day (slava), the feast of Holy Emperor Contantine and Empress Helen the Equal-to-the-Apostles. On the feast-day, June 3rd 2016, with the blessing of Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Grace newly-elected Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic) of East America, officiated the Holy Hierarchal ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Grants Diplomas to 29 Graduates in 2016

SVOTS - May 2016 View the photo gallery At its Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 21, 2016, St. Vladimir's Seminary awarded diplomas in three programs to 29 graduates: 13 Master of Divinity, 12 Master of Arts, and 4 Master of Theology degrees were conferred. Among the graduates were ten ordinands, who will join the ranks of alumni clergy serving ...

Metropolitan Mar Seraphim says ‘Procession’ is not part of the Indian Orthodox liturgical tradition

OCP News Correspondent - 8/11/15 - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church  BENGALURU - India: His Grace Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan, Bengaluru Diocese, has said that ‘Rasa’ (procession or pradakshina) is not really a part of the Indian Malankara Orthodox liturgical tradition. The Metropolitan was addressing the faithful of Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church, Hebbal Kempapura, Bengaluru. The church celebrated ...

Serbian Orthodox Bishop Nikanor of Banat Rejects Pope’s Easter Offer

June 2015 Read Original Serbian Version here:  Serbia: Not long ago, pope Francis said that all Christians should celebrate Easter on the same day. His Grace Nikanor  - Bishop of Banat  ( Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate) said that "When he (Pope) repents for everything what his predecessors have done and for producing schism in the Church, then we shall talk. What ...

Suspect in Kodiak cathedral attack in custody; donations being accepted

Fr. Innocent blesses cathedral interior before services on Thursday, June 11.

KODIAK, AK [OCA] - June 2015 A 21-year-old man apprehended leaving Holy Resurrection Cathedral here on the evening of Wednesday, June 10, 2015, has been charged with felony charges of Burglary II and three counts of Criminal Mischief III. The suspect allegedly broke a dozen windows and desecrated the altar and numerous interior appointments—including the skufia, wrought ...