The Hegumeness of St. Xenia Orthodox Convent Stabbed to Death in Belarus

Translated by Nadezhda Filipchik for OCP News Service – 7/1/17 +Memory Eternal+ On the 5th of January Mother Vasilissa, hegumeness of the St. Xenia of Petersburg convent (Belarus), was stabbed to death in her monastery. The tragedy is being inquired by the Belarusian Investigative Committee. It is reported that the hegumeness was stabbed by a 29-year-old woman who had ...

Belarussian Orthodox Christian Youth Prepares for the ‘Big Ball’ Event

Translated by Nadezhda Filipchik for OCP News Service – 6/01/17 On the 15th of January, young Orthodox Christians in Belarusians will gather in the capital city of Minsk to take part in one of the greatest cultural events of the year - the 9th Minsk ball of Orthodox Christian youth, also known as "The pearls of ...

Exclusive Images of War-Torn Donetsk Region

Nadezhda Filipchik Reported for OCP News Service from Belarus- 6/1/15 OCP News Exclusive Special Courtesy - www.sobor.by Donetsk - Ukraine: Last month a group of Belarusian Orthodox Christian volunteers headed by a writer Nikolai Gavrilov visited the Ukrainian regions devastated by an ongoing civil war. Belarusians went to the armed conflict area in order to give humanitarian aid to ...

Armenians in Minsk (Belarus) honored the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide

Report Prepared for OCP News Service Nadezhda Filipchik April- May 2015 This year world marked the centenary since the beginning of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire. Around one and a half million of people became the victims of that tragedy. Every year on the 24th of April Armenians all over the world mourn for the terrible ...

Part of the holy relics of Saint Sophia of Slutsk (Belarus) returned to her native town

Belorussian Orthodox Church - April 2015 Nadezhda Filipchik News Prepared for OCP Media Network Belarus:  On the 1st of April the part of the holy relics of Sophia of Slutsk – her holy foot – was brought to the native town of this Belarusian saint. This historical event should help a lot in the development of the new ...