OCP Secretariat Files Petition to the Vatican Over Eastern Catholic ‘Activities’ in India

OCP News Service – 3/7/19 DOWNLOAD PCPCU Petition in PDF Format Global: The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) has petitioned the Vatican over the ‘activities’ of the Eastern Catholic Uniate Rites in India. The petition consists of a number of important concerns over the 'aggressive ecclesiastical activities' of the two Uniate Rites. The Secretariat ...

‘Follow Christ’s Divine Vision’ – Stated Catholicos at the Launch of the Nagpur STOTS Silver Jubilee Celebrations

L C N - Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 26/6/19 KOTTAYAM, Kerala, India: ‘The foundation of a church is based upon the purity of life led by the clergy, their vision, purity, and knowledge and how it is imparted. They should follow and spread Christ’s divine vision amidst the present widespread use of social ...

Mar Yulios hails Modi’s Victory : Endorses Reform Measures as a Symbol of Growth and Development

Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 29/5/19 AHMEDABAD, Gujarat, India: HG Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan, Indian Orthodox (Malankara) Diocese of Ahmedabad (ODA) has sent a letter of congratulations to Shri Narendra Modi, the incumbent Prime Minister of India. The letter dated May 27, 2019, addresses the Prime Minister as respected Shri Narendrabhai Modiji, by the ...

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 ...

Two Thousand People Joins the Russian Orthodox Church in India

OCP News Service - 03/02/2019 India- Prayers are requested for Father Athanasius and the Russian Orthodox Mission Team in India. Russian Orthodox clergy and nuns from the USA, Canada, and Russia in India are in the process of baptizing around two thousand people into Orthodox Christianity, including fifty to hundred former Protestant Pastors. The mission was active ...

Abune Mor Baselios Thomas I Re-elected as the Metropolitan Trustee of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church in India

OCP News Service - 19/11/18 Kerala-India: The Jacobite Syrian Christian Association held on 19/11/18 at the Punthecruz Patriarchal center has re-elected His Beatitude Abune Mor Thomas I as the Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India. His Beatitude is the current Catholicos of India and Primate of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, which is an ...

Metropolitan Mar Yulios: New Liturgical Year Is An Occasion to Transform Lives of the Faithful

OCP Gulf Correspondent - OCP News Service - 11/10/18 #Ahmedabad Diocese Cover collection is the prime source of income for the Diocese #His Holiness Catholicos to lead consecration of St Thomas Orthodox Retreat Center, Abu Road, in March 2019 #Consecration of St Mary’s Orthodox Parish, Ghala, Sultanate of Oman, on Dec 7, 8 #Diocese launches Rs 1.5 crore project ...

‘A PILGRIMAGE TO LIGHT’ – A Review by George Joseph Enchakkattil

A PILGRIMAGE TO LIGHT (PRAKASHATHILEKKU ORU THEERTHAYATHRA). A Review: George Joseph Enchakkattil - OCP News Service - 30/10/18 It was in the year 1997 Mr. Joice Thottakkadu came up with a volume of the biography of L/L HG Dr. Paulose Mor Gregoriose and quite sensibly, the release was on the very first memorial day of L/L ...

A ‘Letter of Consent’ Required for Clergy (of Indian Origin) to offer Worship at the St.Mark’s Monastery in Jerusalem

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OCP News Service - 10/10/18 Jerusalem- Holy Land: A statement from His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II - Patriarch of Antioch and All-East reads that a mandatory letter of consent is to be obtained from the office of the Catholicos of India (Catholciate of the Syriac Orthodox Church of India) for any clergy/prelates of Indian origin to ...

An Iraqi Refugee in Jammu Seeking Support & Help

OCP News Service - 30/9/18 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007939746362 India: Abdul Aziz (61) is an Iraqi refugee who lives in Jammu and Kashmir. He left Iraq due to war and terrorism. With the help of United Nations, he moved to Jammu and Kashmir in India in the year 2008. Abdul survives on a very low income, which he earns ...

‘SYNODALITY, DEMOCRACY AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA’ – FR. DR. K. M. GEORGE (KONDOTHRA)

Pan Orthodox Cemes - 5/6/18 Your Eminences, Fathers, Professors, Sisters and Brothers, I bring cordial greetings to you with full awareness of more than two millennia of intellectual spiritual and commercial exchanges between Greece and my country. As I put the words, “Synod” and “Democracy” in the title of my brief presentation, I know that these words ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem Meets Faithful at Puthencruz

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the crowds of the faithful who gathered after the Holy Qurobo in the Patriarchal Center in Puthencruz to meet His Holiness and receive his blessings. His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicos of India, welcomed His Holiness and said that he wishes to see ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Chief Minister of Kerala

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with His Excellency Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, at the Cliff House in Kerala, India. His Excellency welcomed His Holiness and the accompanying delegation to India. His Holiness thanked His Excellency for his positive role in the current situation in India. His Holiness ...

Consecration of Mort Shmouni Syriac Orthodox Church – Ghala, Muscat

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 11/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the church of Mor Shmouni in Ghala – Muscat, Oman. His Holiness was assisted by His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences: Mor Ireneos Paulose, Patriarchal Vicar of Oman and Metropolitan of Kozhikkod Diocese, Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Metropolitan of ...

Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Gewargis III Sliwa arrives in Kerala

Assyrian Church of the East - 27/4/18 His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East has arrived in Kochi, Kerala on his first Apostolic Sojourn as Catholicos-Patriarch to the Archdiocese of Malabar and India. His Holiness and accompanying prelates, His Grace Mar Narsai Benjamin, Bishop of Iran and His Grace Mar Abris ...

The Secretary of the Regional Synod in India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 18/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Kochi and Secretary of the Regional Synod of India, in the presence of His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs. During the meeting, His Holiness discussed with their ...

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent – 2018

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – 123rd Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Antioch and All East Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 18/2/18 ܒܫܡ ܐܝܬܝܐ ܡܬܘܡܝܐ ܐܠܨܝ ܐܝܬܘܬܐ ܕܟܠ ܐܚܝܕ ܐܝܓܢܛܝܘܣ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܕܟܘܪܣܝܐ ܫܠܝܚܝܐ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ ܘܕܟܠܗ̇ ܡܕܢܚܐ ܘܪܝܫܐ ܓܘܢܝܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ ܐܪܬܕܘܟܣܝܬܐ ܕܒܟܠܗ̇ ܬܒܝܠ ܕܗܘ ܐܦܪܝܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ ܡ̄ We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the Metropolitans; our spiritual children: Very ...

Triennial Anniversary of the historic Meeting of the OCP Delegation with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Fr. Prakash Kuriakose (Delegate of Malankara) - OCP News Service - 4/2/18 Kerala-India: February 7th, 2018, marks the 3rd anniversary of the historic meeting between Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Society) delegation and His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and the Syriac Orthodox delegation at Puthencruz, Malankara. OCP representation was the first ever ...

How the Church can Help Seniors Battle Loneliness

Cassie Steele- OCP News Service - 26/1/18 Loneliness is a big problem for seniors across the globe. According to the Global Age Watch Index, a survey measuring quality of life for people aged 60 and over, India ranked 71 out of 96 countries, with many seniors lacing savings, a solid health infrastructure, and a strong social safety ...

365th Anniversary of the Leaning Cross Oath – The Historic Orthodox Christian Revolt against Roman Catholic & Western Imperial Domination

3/1/18 - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church  Visit the website here: “ By the Father, Son and Holy Ghost that henceforth we would not adhere to the Franks, nor accept the faith of the Pope of Rome, nor any foreign rule.” – From the Event of Leaning Cross Oath of 1653. On January 3rd, 2018 Orthodox Christians in India commemorate ...

Syriac Orthodox Church Delegation from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 29/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Elamkulam Church in India, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. The delegation was headed by their Eminences: Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan of the Simahasana Churches in the North of Kerala and Abbot of Malecuriz Dayro, and Mor Antheemos Mathews, Metropolitan of ...