Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East in Erbil – April 2019

Assyrian Church of the East - 14/5/19 On Monday 13 May 2019 the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East commenced its deliberations in the city of Ankawa, Erbil under the presidency of His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch and prelates of the Assyrian Church of the East. The commencement of the Synod was ...

“No Division within the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church” – Bishop Anba Suriel

Bishop Anba Suriel - 14/3/19 "We have read on social media concerning rumors that say that there is a division within the Holy Synod and that some bishops are plotting to overthrow His Holiness Pope Tawadros II. As a member of the Holy Synod, I have not heard of any such talk and it has no ...

THE VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF ROMANIA

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 30/11/8 From Thursday, November 13/29, 2018, to Saturday, November 18/ December 1, 2018, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos will be on a visit to Romania as a guest of His Beatitude the Patriarch of Romania Daniel, in order to officiate the co-celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the ...

The Official Response of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Concerning the Ethiopian Monastery of Deir El-Sultan

Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams  – (News Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)OCP News Service – 05/11/18 Special Courtesy –  Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)  As a result of the decisions made during the bi-annual plenary meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, on Monday the 29th of October, to respond to the situation ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/18 The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia communicates to the plenitude of her clergy and faithful, and to her fellow Orthodox Christians throughout the world, her profound sorrow at the uncanonical undertakings perpetrated ...

Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - Official Fb Page of the Patriarch of Antioch  - 14/10/18 Statement Issued by the Fathers of the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon October 12, 2018. Upon the invitation of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of Antioch Concerning the Current Developments in the Orthodox World

The Antiochian Greek Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/10/18 The Holy Synod of Antioch met in the Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery, Lebanon, (October 3-6, 2018) and made the following statement: The fathers examined the general orthodox situation. They stressed that the Church of Antioch expresses Her deep worries about the attempts to change the boundaries of the ...

Epistle of Patriarch Kirill and the Holy Synod on the occasion of the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’

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Orthochristian.com - 28/7/18 Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church to the archpastors, clergy, monastics, and laity on the occasion of the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ This document was adopted at the July 14, 2018 session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. Blessed be ...

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Formally Declares an End to the 27-Year-Old Schism (Updated)

The celebration at St. Michael’s Cathedral after the announcement of reunification. Song- 'Ethiopia Stretches Her Hands to the Lord, from the Psalms of David, and the Imperial era Moto of the Ethiopian Empire.' Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 27/7/18 Special Courtesy - Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams (News Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) USA- The ...

An End to the Ethiopian Schism in Sight?

Patriarch Abuna Merkorios of the Holy Synod in Exile (L) and Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

Solomon Kibriye (Editor - Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 12/7/18 Global: Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed has hit the ground running since being selected two months ago with a whole program of reforms intended to solve the political and social crisis that has shaken the country in recent years. The public reaction ...

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO THE FAITHFUL ON THE POSSIBILITY OF GRANTING A TOMOS OF AUTOCEPHALY TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

Orthochristian.com - 30/5/18 At its session on May 25 at the Holy Dormition-Kiev Caves Lavra, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church adopted an address to the bishops, clergy, monastics, and laity regarding the initiative for “providing a tomos of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.” With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and ...

ARCHBISHOP EVGENY OF VEREY ELECTED HEAD OF ESTONIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 30/5/18 Meeting in an extraordinary session today in Tallinn’s St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Holy Synod of the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate elected His Eminence Archbishop Evgeny of Verey to the primatial see, reports the site of the Estonian Church. Abp. Evgeny has served as a vicar of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Chairman of ...

Serbian Church canonizes three martyrs

Orthochristian.com - 16/5/18 At its latest session, from April 28 to May 10, the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church resolved to canonize three holy martyrs among the saints, reports The Union of Orthodox Journalists. The official canonization of Sts. Gregory of Peć, Vasilije of Peć, and Bosiljka Rajičić and those who suffered with them will soon ...

Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church April – May 2018

Church of Serbia - 14/5/18 The public communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from their regular meeting held at the Patriarchate of Pec monastery and Belgrade April 29 – May 10, 2018.  The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began on April 29, 2018 at ...

Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn & All Estonia Enters Eternal Rest

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OCP News Service - 22/4/18 +Memory Eternal+ Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia  of the Estonian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. MET. CORNELIUS OF ESTONIA’S ENTIRE LIFE “WAS DEVOTED TO SERVING GOD AND PEOPLE,” PATRIARCH SAYS Biographical note Cornelius, Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia, (secular name Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Yacobs) was born on 19 June ...

Lazarus Saturday at the Cathedral church in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 4/4/18 His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on Lazarus Saturday, 31 March 2018. In prayerful presence of His grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, His Holiness was concelebrated by head of Novo Hopovo monastery Archimandrite Pavle Jovic, chief secretary of ...

PAT. IRINEJ SUPPORTS SERBIAN CHURCH’S PROPOSED NAME CHANGE

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Orthochristian.com - 14/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has voiced his approval of the proposal to amend the name of the Serbian Orthodox Church to emphasize its inextricable ties to much-suffering Kosovo, reports B92. The Serbian Church is set to vote on a new Church constitution in May, which includes the addition of “the Patriarchate of Peć” to the title ...

For whose benefit might a Metochion of Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine be established?

Nadia Bazuk - OCP News Service - Independent Article - 6/2/18 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople could, in the near future, open a metochion in Kyiv and perhaps in Lviv as well. The Ukrainian agency Union of Orthodox Journalists has learned of the alleged plans from unofficial sources, and reports that the decision could be made at one of the ...

The Serbian Patriarch and members of the Synod visited the Saint Sava Cathedral

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Church of Serbia - 2/12/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited the Saint Sava Cathedral in Vracar on 27 November 2017. He was accompanied by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishops Justin of Zica, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla and Milutin of Valjevo as well as by ...

PAT. ILIA ANNOUNCES LOCUM TENENS OF GEORGIAN CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 25/11/17 His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II chose today, when the Georgian Church is celebrating its greatly-beloved feast of the martyrdom of St. George, to make an historic announcement. Shortly before celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. George-Kashveti in the center of the capital, the primate announced a locum tenens for the patriarchal ...

Professor Theodorou’s Original Research on Deaconesses Now Available

SCV - 25/10/17 SCV is pleased to announce that Professor Evangelos Theodorou has given us permission for his original research on the ordained female deacon (deaconess) to be posted on our website so as to be available to the general public. Inspired by the progress of the rejuvenation of the ministry of deaconesses enacted by the Patriarchate ...