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President Bashar Al-Assad received Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim

April 2, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP news Service 02/04/14 Beirut: Syrian President Bashar Al- Assad received the new Patriarch Ignatius Ignatius Aphrem II Karim of Anthioch and All East who is elected as the head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. A high level delegation form the Syriac Orthodox Church […]

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Vladimir Putin the beloved Son of Orthodox Christianity elected as the most powerful World Leader of 2013

April 2, 2014 Featured News
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and his wife Svetlana (C) attend an Orthodox Easter service conducted by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow May 5, 2013. Photo: Reuters

Kisha D Dorado (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East Europe Region) OCP News Service 4/2/14 Global: Russian President Vladimir Putin has been elected as the most powerful world leader/personalities for the year 2013 by Forbes Magazine. President Obama of USA stands second, Xi Jinginping the Secretary of Chinese Community Party stands third followed by […]

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New Patriarch to be Enthroned at the Mor Ephrem monastery in Ma`arat Sayyidnaya

April 1, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 1/4/14 Beirut: The new Patriarch elect Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim of Anthioch and All East of the Syriac Orthodox Church will be enthroned at the Mor Ephrem monastery in Ma`arat Sayyidnaya, Damascus in Syria, on 29th May 2014, the […]

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Metropolitan Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim Elected as the 123rd Patriarch of Antioch and All East

March 31, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 31/3/14 Beirut: Several sources report that Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim has been elected as the new Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East. He will be the 123rd Patriarch in the Apostolic Lineage of St Peter. […]

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

March 27, 2014 Featured News
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. Aphrem 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 […]

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A prayer for the grieving families of those missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight No. 370

March 26, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 26/3/14 A prayer for the grieving families of those missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight No. 370.   By Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien, Director of the Office of Strategic Planning, United States Department of State, Washington D.C., USA. Thank You for the blessing of this new day, we rejoice in it and are […]

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Minister of Awqaf Condoles Demise of Patriarch Ignatius Zakak Iwas

March 25, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 25/3/14 Beirut: Syrian Minster of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohamed Abdel Sattar visited the Syrian Church headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus and delivered special message of condolences from President Bashar Al Assad on the demise of the late Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas […]

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Ceremony of Sealing the Patriarchal Office and Library

March 23, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf anf Levant Region) 23/3/13 Beirut: With respect to the constitution of the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Patriarchal office and Library were sealed with red wax. The ceremony was led by Metropolitans Mor Ivanious Paulose, Mor Thimothios Matta AlKhoury, Mor Silvanos Petrus. The Patriarchal house at the Patriarchate in […]

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Special Prayers observed for late Patriarch Igantius Zakka Iwas in India

March 23, 2014 Featured News

Ajesh Philip (OCP Delagte) OCP News Service- 23/3/14 Syriac Orthodox Church in India India/Kerala: Catholicos  Abune Thomas I lead special prayer service for the late Patriarch Ignatius Zakk Iwas at the Marthoman Church in Mulamthuruty on 22nd March 2014. Several Syriac  Orthodox Metropolitans and faithful  participated in the prayer service and follow up  meeting. Snaps: […]

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The Ethiopian Orthodox Church of Our Savior (Medhanialem) to inaugurate new building

March 22, 2014 Featured News

Deacon Solomon Kibriye OCP News Service- 22/3/14 Visit Church website here: The Church of Our Savior (Medhanialem) was legally incorporated and established in the City of New York 30 years ago when the first mass was held in the Riverside Church at the Christ Chapel. Our service has continued at this place for the last 30 […]

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First look at the Mortal Remains of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka of Antioch and All East

March 22, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 22/3/14 FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH IGNATIUS ZAKKA IWAS: Berlin: Snaps from the first look at the mortal remains of the His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch of All East  from Germany. Source:

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OCP Executive Council Mourns the Demise of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch and All East

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 Letter of Condolences Global: The Executive council of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE has send official condolences letter to the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East on the demise of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas. The letter was send to Metropolitan Eusthathios Matta Roham addressing the honorable members of the Holy […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Iwas of Antioch and All East Enters Eternal Rest

March 21, 2014 Featured News
‪His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas I  - 122nd reigning Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter and,the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church.

  Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region)  OCP News Service Exclusive – 21/3/14 MEMORY ETERNAL!!! Read Biography of the Patriarch here: Germany:  Official sources of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East has confirmed  that His Holiness Patriarch of Antioch and All East Ignatius Zakka I Iwas has entered […]

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New Orthodox Church to be built in Rizal – Philippines

March 13, 2014 Featured News

Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines Philippines Mission- 12/3/14 Solomon Mengist (OCP Correspondent – (Japan and South East Asia Region) OCP News Service Read more about the Mission here: The Dormition of the Theotokos Mission Church of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian in the Philippines under the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of […]

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Divine Liturgy Celebrated on the Sunday of Orthodoxy by Primates of Local Orthodox Churches in Istanbul

March 9, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 9/3/14 Istanbul: The Primates of Local Orthodox Churches celebrated Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodox March 9th 2014 in Istanbul at the Cathedral of St George in the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Divine Liturgy made ​​was led by His All Holiness the Ecumenical […]

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Primates Discuss about the Upcoming Great and Sacred Orthodox Synod

March 8, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate – UAE, Gulf ans Levant Region) OCP News Service – 8/3/14 Primates of Orthodox Churches attending the Synaxis at the Ecumenical Patriarchate made further and detailed discussions on the proposed plan to organize great Orthodox Synod in 2016. As per the reports the number of Bishops attending the Synod from local […]

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Snaps from the Service held by Primates of Local Orthodox Churches at the Church of Archangels in Istanbul

March 8, 2014 Featured News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service At the end of the second day of the synaxis, the Primates of the local Eastern Orthodox Churches held services at the Church of Archangels in Istanbul. Ecumenical Patriarch Barthomeow welcomed everyone to the great and holy worship.  The Great Service of […]

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Great and Sacred Orthodox Synod to be held in 2016

March 7, 2014 Featured News

Eastern Orthodox Church- Ecumenical Patriarchate Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 7/3/14 Istanbul: Reports from the Synaxis of the Eastern Orthodox Primates points out that, there has been decision made among the Church heads to organize the great and sacred Synod/Council of Orthodoxy in the year 2016. […]

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Patriarch Kirill arrived at the Patriarchate of Constantinople

March 6, 2014 News

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 6/3/14 Turkey: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has arrived at the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the invitation of the Ecumenical Patriarch to take part in the conference of the Eastern Orthodox Hierarch. The Russian Patriarch also met with His All Holiness […]

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Eastern Orthodox Hierarchs to meet in Istanbul

February 27, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 27/2/14 Prakash Varghese(OCP Delegate -UAE,Gulf and Levant Region) The Primates, high ranking Metropolitan, Archbishops and other prelates of all Eastern Orthodox Churches will meet in Istanbul on the invitation of His All Holiness Bartholomew the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Meeting will take place from 6th to 9th of March 2014. The hierarchs […]

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First Enthronement Anniversary of Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria

February 26, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 26/2/14 Read Letter of Congratulations from Metropolitan Hilaron of Moscow: Sofia: The Bulgrians celebrated the first Enthronement Anniversary of Patriarch Neophyte on 24th February 2014. He was elected as the Patyriarch st the church council convened on 24 February 2013. Born Simeon Dimitrov, the 67-year-old bishop enjoyed a close relationship with […]

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