A Common Agreement on the Elections for the Constantinople Patriarchate

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - February -March 2017 On February 23-24, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; meetings were held which were attended by three Bishops of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople: His Eminence Archbishop Aram Ateshian, Patriarchal Vicar ...

Christ’s Nativity in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid

Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid - Serbian Patriarchate - 17/1/17 On the feast-day of the Nativity of Christ His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan celebrated in the Stauropegial monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Nizepolje, Bitola. His Grace Bishop of Polog-Kumanovo and Locum Tenens of Debar-Kicevo Joakim celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Kumanovo, while His ...

1100th anniversary of repose of Saint Clement of Ohrid

The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric - Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate - October 2016 This year marks 1100 years since the blessed repose of Saint Clement of Ohrid the Miracleworker, who died on 27 July 916. The central celebration of the 1100th anniversary was held in the stauropegial monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Nizepolje, Bitolj, Macedonia, on October 1st ...

Archbishop Abune Nathaniel of Ethiopia Enters Eternal Rest

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OCP News Service - 2/3/16 Memory Eternal Addis Ababa: Archbishop Abune Nathaniel of Ethiopia has entered eternal rest. He was one of the senior most prelates of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The Late Archbishop Abune Nathaniel acted as the Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal Throne of Ethiopia after the demise of late Patriarch Abune Paulose of Ethiopia. Memory ...

Holy Liturgical Services held at the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid

Church of Serbia - The Autonomous Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid - December 2015 Hierarchal Liturgies officiated in monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Bitola and the side chapel of Saint Nicholas in Stip On the feast-day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker, His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, served the Holy Liturgy at ...

Midwest Diocesan Assembly nominates Archpriest Paul Gassios for vacant Chicago See

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BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH [OCA] - October 2014 One hundred and three clergy and lay delegates representing parishes throughout the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the Midwest gathered at Archangel Michael Church here on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, for a special Assembly at which Archpriest Paul Gassios was nominated to fill the vacant See of Chicago ...

Metropolitan Onufry: No political idea is worth of bloodshed

May 2014 Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan See of Kiev, Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, has issued the following message on the recent tragic events in Ukraine: For several months now Ukraine has been going through complicated trials. The situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions has remained extremely restless. Horrendous events took place on May ...

Clarification concerning the status of Archbishop Seraphim

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 8/4/14 In response to recent questions and comments that have been directed to the Orthodox Church in America by the media, victim advocates and members of the Church with regard to Archbishop Seraphim [Storheim], the following clarifications are in order. The Holy Synod of Bishops, at its spring session held at the OCA ...

Archbishop Mor Severios Hawathe of Baghdad & Basra elected as Locum Tenens to the Patriarchal throne

Archbishop Mor Severius Jamil Hawa of Baghdad & Basra

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP New Service- 27/3/14 Beirut: The Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church which held on 26th of March 2014 held at St. Ephrem Cathedral in Beirut elected Archbishop Mor Severios Hawathe of Baghdad  & Basra as the Locum Tenens to the Patriarchal throne of Antioch and All East. The Synod sessions were ...

Statement of the OCA Holy Synod of Bishops concerning the Archdiocese of Canada

SYOSSET, NY  [OCA] - 26/3/14 On March 21, 2014, during their regular Spring Session, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America made the following decisions. The Holy Synod has retired Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa and the Archdiocese of Canada, effective immediately. He has been restricted to the Chapel of Saint ...

Patriarchal Vicar and Locum Tenens appointed for the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America

Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina

  21/3/14 Read Arabic original and an English translation in two parts (Letter to Archbishop Joseph; Patriarchal Decision). USA: His Beatitude Patriarch John X through official letters have appointed  Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina as the Patriarchal Vicar until such time as a new Metropolitan is elected by the Holy Synod of Antioch. The Patriarchal Vicar is responsible for the administration ...

Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina elected Locum Tenens of Metropolitanate of Kiev

Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate 26/2/14 On February 24, 2014, a meeting of the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place, reports Patriarchia.ru. According to the statutes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Agathangel of Odessa and Izmayil, the senior (according to consecration) permanent member of the Synod, presided over the meeting. In connection with the ...

FORTY DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR METROPOLITAN KALLINIKOS OF PILOUSION

February 2014 The forty-day memorial service of the late Metropolitan Kallinikos of Pilousion was conducted on Friday 24th January 214 at the Holy Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour in Port Said. The Divine Liturgy and the Memorial was presided over by His Eminence Gabriel Metropolitan of Leontopolis, Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria and Locum Tenens ...

Armenian, Greek churches to cooperate in peace preservation

12/10/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net - Director for Inter-Church Relations at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Bishop Hovakim Manukyan and Locum Tenens of Armenian Apostolic Church of the Diocese of Greece Khoren Arakelian held a meeting October 10 with chief secretary of the Greek Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod Bishop Gabriel. Deepening of relations between the two churches and joint efforts ...

Archbishop Abune Natnael elected as the Locum Tenens of Ethiopian Orthodox Church(Updated)

20/8/2012 ERTA Addis Ababa:It has been reported that The Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on Monday elected Archbishop Abune Natnael of Arsi Diocese as the Locum Tenens (Caretaker) of the Patriarchal Throne until a new leader is elected. It has also been reported that seven Archbishops . Abune Timotheos, Abune Gabriel, Abune Estephanos, Abune Lukas, Abune ...

Holy Synod appoints Archbishop Nathaniel Locum Tenens, Bishop Michael Temporary Administrator

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 9/7/2012 On Monday, July 9, 2012, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops met via conference call to further discuss His Beatitude’s resignation, as reported earlier on the web site of the Orthodox Church in America. The hierarchs issued the following statement at the conclusion of their meeting. “To the ...

Church Controversy: Swiss-Armenians Oppose Etchmiadzin Move

Hrant Gadarigian 14/4/2011 It would appear that a new Armenian Apostolic Church Diocese has been created in Switzerland, this despite opposition by most of the tiny Armenian community. On Sunday, April 10, the doors to Saint Hagop Church in Geneva were closed by the Armenian Apostolic Church of Council of Switzerland, a group opposing the decision by Etchmiadzin, ...

Newly Appointed Locum Tenens of the Armenian Diocese of Bulgaria

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 10/2/2011 By the Pontifical order (dated February 9, 2011) of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Very Reverend Father Abgar Hovakimian is appointed to serve as the Locum Tenens of the Armenian Diocese of Bulgaria as of 01 March 2011. Father Abgar Hovakimian (baptismal name Samvel) was ...

No compromise of faith in dialog with other confessions – Metropolitan Kirill

Moscow, January 27, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church will not make any compromise with other Christian confessions as far as faith is concerned, and will hold a dialog with the most sensible of them, Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Kirill said."I would like to emphasize that there can be no question about compromise of ...