OCP Chancellor Slams Vatican Ecumenism & Uniate Movement

Rt. Rev. Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago - Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate

OCP News Service- 8/4/16 Statement by Rt. Rev. Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago - Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on the recent conversion of a group Oriental Orthodox faithful to Roman Catholicism through Uniate Movement in India.  Vatican & Uniate Reunion: Indian, Syriac Orthodox & Thozhiyoor Faithful Join Malankara Eastern Catholic Rite: http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=46720 (If anyone wants to join the Roman ...

AN “UNWANTED CHURCH”: TERNOPIL AUTHORITIES LEVY TAXES ON ONLY ONE CHURCH: THE ORTHODOX

Pravoslavie.ru - 15/3/15 The Ternopil city council has decided to indicate an “unwanted” church, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (of the Moscow Patriarchate). According to its decision, all the property belonging to religious organizations are exempt from real estate tax. All but one. The deputies have particularly stressed that the tax exemption does not ...

16 WOMEN REFUSED TO MAKE ABORTIONS IN ONE MONTH OF THE “SAVE A LIFE” PROGRAM IN IVANOVO

Ivanovo (a city in central Russia) - march 2015 Over the first month of the “Save a life” charity aid program for women in crisis pregnancies in the city of Ivanovo and the Ivanovo region, 92 consultations were arranged, and 16 women decided not to terminate their pregnancies, reportsMiloserdie.ru with the reference to press service of ...

MANY VOICES, ONE FLOCK: Church Music in Guatemala

Father John Chakos -  June 2014 - Mayan Orthodoxy On the day of Pentecost many foreign languages were ecstatically uttered by the apostles, but instead of dividing the multitude in attendance, it united them in a bond of love. Such was the experience of the five member OCMC catechetical team that came to teach the ...

CHRISTIANS FROM SYRIA SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE: HISTORIC CONFERENCE IN GENEVA ON 8 MAY 2014

May 2014 On 8 May 2014, a historic conference will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, where seven senior religious and secular leaders from Syria’s largest Christian churches will speak in a unified voice on the situation in their homeland, which is the cradle of civilization and Christianity. In addition, significant meetings at the United Nations are ...

Pan-Orthodox Youth Retreat held in New Jersey

    26 /11/2102 See more snaps here: USA/New Jersey: Over thousand youth members and Clergy from ten different Orthodox Churches ; six Oriental and four Eastern Orthodox Churches came together at St. Peter's College in New Jersey for the Second annual ONE retreat conference. Keynote speakers were Fr. John Behr, Dean of St Vladimir’s Seminary and H.G. Bishop David ...

Egypt: desire for divorce drives Coptic-Muslim Tensions

30/9/2011 A desire for divorce is the cause of much of the tension between Muslims and Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt, according to a newly published article in the Catholic Near East Welfare Association’s ONE Magazine. Because Islam is tolerant of divorce and Coptic Orthodoxy by and large is not, many Coptic women have converted to Islam ...

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY WOMEN COMPLETED THE 2009 RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSE AT THE CATHOLICOSATE IN ANTELIAS

For the past several years the Religious Education Department of the Catholicosate has been organizing lecture series for women with the aim of deepening their knowledge of the church, its theology and the place of the Bible in the Church. This year as well His Holiness Aram I met with the participants during the first ...