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Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Theophilos Enters Eternal Rest

October 24, 2017 Featured

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 […]

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Patronal Feast of the Cathedral Church in Trebinje – Herzegovina

August 23, 2017 Featured

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, […]

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Metropolitan Mar Severios Mathews Receives Thanal Charity Award 2016-17

March 21, 2017 Featured
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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,” […]

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

December 27, 2016 News

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 […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon welcomes Serbian Bishop Irinej to OCA Chancery

November 10, 2016 News

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 […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Armenian Orthodox Bishop of Brazil

November 9, 2016 News

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 […]

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

October 23, 2016 Featured News

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. […]

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

October 1, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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

August 7, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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

August 4, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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Interactions with an Oriental Orthodox Bishop: An Eastern Orthodox Experience

June 13, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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The Vozdovac church celebrates its Patron Saint-day

June 7, 2016 News

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 […]

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

May 25, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

November 8, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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

June 21, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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Suspect in Kodiak cathedral attack in custody; donations being accepted

June 18, 2015 Featured News
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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 […]

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Assyrian Bishop Mar Emmanuel Yosip of Canada Earns Doctorate from the University of Toronto

June 15, 2015 Featured News

Assyrian Church of the East – June 2015 Congratulations to His Grace Mar Emmanuel Yosip, Bishop of Canada of the Assyrian Church of the East who this week received a PhD in Syriac Studies from the University of Toronto. His dissertation is entitled ‘The Book of Resh Melle By Yohannan Bar Penkaye: An Introduction to […]

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Kodiak’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral vandalized

June 12, 2015 Featured News

OCA- June 2015 At 8:19 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Archpriest Innocent Dresdow was startled to receive a call from Kodiak Police Dispatch.  Asked to meet police officers at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, he was told not to go into or near the church, as it was “an active crime scene.” “I […]

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G.R.O.W. Women’s Ministry Conference Meets at St. Vladimir’s

May 4, 2015 Featured News
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April- May 2015 On April 18, the annual One Day Conference for G.R.O.W. (God Renewing Orthodox Women) Ministry convened on the campus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY. This was the fourth diocesan conference hosted by G.R.O.W., the young women’s ministry of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Women from […]

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Palm Sunday Pilgrimage in Bucharest – 2015

April 9, 2015 Featured News

On 4 April 2015, thousands of faithful and 750 priests participated in the traditional Palm Sunday pilgrimage unfolded in Bucharest. Blessing of the willow branches and beginning of the pilgrimage The pilgrimage began at Radu Voda Monastery, after the Vesper service celebrated at 14.30 hours in the church monastery of Bucharest founded by prince Radu. […]

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Holy Synod of Bishops concludes spring session

March 22, 2015 Featured News
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March 2015The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held its spring session at the Chancery here March 17-20, 2015.The session was chaired by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who in his opening remarks thanked the members of the Holy Synod, the Chancery staff, and those who facilitate the Church’s boards, committees, commissions […]

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