Is Your Belief in Jesus Christ a Ticket to the Paradise?

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Author Emiliya.A - OCP News Service - 22/1/19 Some people have a wrong notion on Salvation. They think that if they believe that Jesus is the savior, it will save them and they would enter paradise. Demons believe that Jesus is the savior but they still cannot find salvation because of their evil ways and broken relationship ...

Story of the ‘Good Thief’ who was Crucified with Jesus Christ

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Story by Rev. Fr. George Giannios - OCP News Service - 20/9/18 Shared by Anastasia Giannios-Poulos The story of Saint Dismas ('Demas' in Coptic Orthodoxy) the 'Penitent Thief' who was crucified with Jesus Christ.  St. Mary (Holy Theotokos), Joseph fled (with Child Jesus) to prevent child Jesus from being slaughtered (there was an order to kill all kids ...

ORTHODOX PODCAST HOST KEVIN ALLEN REPOSES IN THE LORD

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Orthochristian.com - 8/8/18 +Rest in Peace+ Kevin Allen, the award-winning host of the Orthodox podcast “The Illumined Heart” on Ancient Faith Radio, reposed in the Lord early this morning according to a post on his Facebook page. The message reads: It is with great sadness that today, August 7th at 3:53am, Kevin Allen, our dear and most beloved father, husband, ...

Sunday of Holy Pentecost

Church of Serbia - 28/5/18 Introduction The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a Sunday. The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the ...

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 ...

Voting Open for the IAO International Icon Painting Competition

IAO - 5/5/18 Voting Link here The evaluation of the participants of the international icon painting competition on theme The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The second phase of the international icon painting competition on theme The Resurrection of Jesus Christ was completed. We wish to give you the opportunity to view and evaluate the icons we received through ...

Easter Message of His Holiness Karekin II

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 2/4/18 THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II- SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, April 1, 2018). In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen ...

Being ‘Avataras’ of Christ – Paschal Message by Lecturer Cincy Mariyamma Thomas of STOTS- Nagpur

OCP News Service - Cincy Mariyamma Thomas - Lecturer at STOTS Nagpur (Faculty of Religions) - 31/1/18 Chris is Risen! He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Christ himself had spoken that, “I am the resurrection and the life” John 11:25, and in that statement claimed to be the source of both. There is no resurrection apart from Christ, no eternal ...

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 12/3/18 From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, We extend our pontifical love, blessings, and congratulations to our mothers, sisters, and daughters on the occasion of March 8. This significant event is another occasion to reassess the indispensable role of women, mothers, sisters, and daughters in our people's lives. Throughout ages, ...

Worship God By Looking After Your Physical Health

Cassie Steele – OCP News Service – 2/2/18 All Christians are aware of the importance of the soul above all else, with 82% of believers in heaven understanding that humans exist there only spiritually and not physically. However, this can be dangerous and lead to the neglect of the body. Physical health can show your commitment to God’s ...

Why Professing Christ Is Becoming a ‘Hate Crime’ in the West

FrontPage Magazine - Raymond Ibrahim - January 2018 What is the source of dhimmitude—which in many ways paralyzes responses to Islam—in the West? First a definition: “dhimmitude,” which was coined by the late Christian president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, and popularized by writer Bat Ye’or, is a neologism based on the Arabic word, dhimmi—that is, a non-Muslim (generally ...

Review of the Book ‘Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil ‘ by John D Kunnath

OCP News Service - 14/12/17  Jonhn Kunnath's Malayalam Book Swargarajyam Bhoomiyil reviewed by George Joseph Enchakkattil Amazon Link for purchase: Amazon Link to John D Kunnath's Author Page: The latest book by Mr. John D Kunnath in Malayalam discusses at reasonable depth the true meaning of Kingdom of Heaven. The book is worked out in quite a simple language ...

CHURCHES OF MA’LOULA LOOTED BY MILITANTS BEING RESTORED IN SYRIA

Orthodoxchristian.com - 16/9/17 Ma'loula, Syria - The Ma’loula church complex, looted by Islamic militants, is being restored at an accelerated speed. One of the churches is expected to be ready for parishioners in the near future, RIA-Novosti reports. “The most difficult was restoring the cave of St. Thekla. It suffered greatly, as did the Church of St. Elias. The specialists faced ...

THE CHURCH OF THE TEN LEPERS IN THE TOWN OF BURQIN

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - By Heba Hrimat - July 2017 In a town that merely inhabits in its humble neighbourhoods 68 scattered Christians alongside their 7000 Muslim cohabitants, lies one of the world’s oldest Churches, a few metres away from the historic centre of the town of Burqin on top of a downhill. The Church ...

What do the Orthodox Believe

MOTV - Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious (Gregory of the East) - April 2017 What do we believe? It is more to ask: "in whom do we put our trust?" "Believe" is a very vague word. Often it means simply holding an opinion without demonstrable evidence. But our faith is not an opinion, not one of many possible ...

All nations are called to listen to the good news of Christ’s triumph over death, Patriarch Daniel says at Agape Vespers

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency - 17/4/17 The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church officiated Sunday, 16 April 2017, the Vespers of Love, during which the gospel passage from John 20:19-25 was read in 12 languages. Also present were Their Graces Qais Sadiq, Bishop of Erzurum (Patriarchate of Antioch), Ieronim of Sinaia, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, ...

Norwegian Church Receives State Funding to Teach Healing, Prophesying

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Sputniknews - 13/4/17 A Norwegian Lutheran Church has received state support for new courses in supernatural disciplines, such as healing and clairvoyance. Needless to say, this paranormal offer has raised eyebrows among more skeptical Norwegians. The Lutheran IMI Church, which is located in the city of Stavanger and already runs a "bible school" named Acta, was recently given the ...

Jesus Christ’s ‘tomb’ opens to public after restoration

RT.com - 22/3/17 A burial tomb believed to have held the body of Jesus Christ before his resurrection will open to the public on Wednesday. The tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem underwent nine months of restoration. A team from the National Technical University of Athens (NTU) carried out intensive restoration on a ...

Is the Theology of the Assyrian Church Nestorian?

Bethkokheh.assyrianchurch.org - March 2017 This paper was originally given at the First Non-Official Consultation on Dialogue within the Syriac Tradition, held in Vienna between June 24th – 29th 1994 under the auspices of the Pro Oriente Foundation. It was later published in the record of proceedings of the Consultation and edited on behalf of the Pro Oriente ...

Statue of Jesus Christ beheaded for second time in 2 weeks

RT.Com - 25/2/17 A Jesus Christ statue was beheaded for the second time in as many weeks outside an Indianapolis church as part of an ongoing wave of religious vandalism, according to local reports. The statue stands outside the Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship in Indianapolis and was decapitated for the first time two weeks ago. The head ...