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Two New Orthodox Christian Martyrs – Gregory and Roman

October 7, 2017 Featured
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OrthodoxChurch – 7/10/17 Roman Zabolotny, 39, and Grigory Tsurkanu, 38, the two Russian martyrs fought in Syria and were captured by ISIS. They refused to renounce Orthodox Christian faith in Lord Jesus Christ and refused to convert to Islam and join ISIS. All sources indicate that two martyrs have been executed at the public square in […]

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CHICAGOLAND ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE 125 YEARS

October 4, 2017 Featured
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Metropolis of Chicago – 4/10/17 CHICAGO’S GREEK, RUSSIAN, SERBIAN, UKRAINIAN, ROMANIAN, ALBANIAN, ARABIC AND AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS GATHER FOR PANORTHODOX SERVICE CHICAGO, IL: Chicago’s Greek, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Albanian, Arabic and American Orthodox Christians gathered at Lane Tech Auditorium on Saturday, September 30, 2017, for a Pan Orthodox liturgical worship service commemorating 125 years […]

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Orthodox Patriarch of Tbilisi welcomes the Relics of St. Martyr Queen Ketevan

September 29, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 29/9/17 His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch and Catholicos of Tbilisi and all Georgia Elijah II welcomed the relics of famous Georgian queen and martyr Ketevan, who was martyred in custody by Persian Muslims in 1624, after refusing to abandon Orthodox Christian faith and convert to Islam to marry the Persian Emperor. Source:

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CHICAGOLAND ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE 125 YEARS

September 22, 2017 News

 Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – 22/9/17 On September 30, 2017, Chicago’s Greek, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Albanian, Arabic and American Orthodox Christians, will gather at 10:00 AM at Lane Tech Auditorium, 2501 West Addison Street for a Pan Orthodox liturgical worship service commemorating 125 years of the Orthodox Christian presence in greater Chicagoland. A […]

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Orthodox Christian Monks chant

August 11, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 11/8/17 Orthodox Christian monks of the Great Kiev’s Lavra chant the Dogma of the Church. Source:

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Two new books “fill a gap” for Orthodox tweens

May 1, 2017 News
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LAS VEGAS, NV [DOW Communications] – 1/5/17 Two recently published books, Queen Abigail the Wise and Vanessa the Wonder-Worker, are helping to fill a gap in Orthodox Christian fiction for “tween” readers between the ages of 9 and 12.  Bookended by heavily illustrated readers for toddlers and serious tomes about dating for teens, the world […]

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PMG Chair of M.G. University Honours Orthodox Journalist Joice Thottackad

January 25, 2017 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 25/1/17 Writings of Joice Thottackad The Paulose Mar Gregorious Chair of the Mahatma Gandhi University has honoured Joice Thottackad (renowned Orthodox Christian Journalist in India) for his outstanding contributions in the field of Orthodox Christian publishing. Joice Thottackad has made enormous effort in publishing and popularizing the teachings of the late […]

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Support an Orthodox Christian to buy a Piano to Earn his Livelihood

November 1, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 11/1/2016 (The below request has been verified by the local Orthodox Church in Pakistan ). A humble request from one of our Orthodox Christian Faithful in Pakistan. Your support will help him earn his livelihood. Please contact Alexander in person via email – awaisshahbaz0@gmail.com.  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ  I am Alexander, an […]

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Sad scenes at the Orthodox Christian cemetery in Priština – a chapel turned into a public toilette, many graves overrun by weeds

October 15, 2016 Featured News

Dioscese of Razka-Prizren – Church of Serbia- 15/10/16 On the occasion of a recent visit to the Serbian Orthodox communal cemetery in Priština, Fr. Saša Mitrović the local priest could see sad and disturbing scenes. Recently repaired and cleaned the cemetery chapel was turned into a public toilette and a garbage dump, many graves have been […]

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Orthodox Africa – A review article

August 24, 2016 Featured News
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LOI – August 2016 We are pleased to be able to publish the following short review of In Africa: Orthodox Christian Witness and Service by HE Archbishop Anastasios Yannoulatos of Albania who was the host of the first two LOI international consultations and continues to encourage us in our work together. “My sisters and brothers, […]

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AN APPEAL FOR HELP: EXNING

August 12, 2016 Featured News
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Archpriest Andrew Phillips – August 2016 As the Orthodox Christian population grows in England due largely to immigration but also to conversion, Fr. Andrew Phillips and his communities are working to keep up with the need for churches. Please read here his appeal for help in this regard. Thirty-five years ago we desperately tried to establish […]

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OCP Icon of St. Gregorious of Parumala Displayed at SYGG16 Leadership Program in Netherlands

July 28, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Sevice- 28/7/16 Julie Jones (Delegate -Representing Coptic Orthodox Church of United Kingdom to OCP) Netherlands: The OCP Icon of St Gregorios of Parumala (the first canonised Indian Saint) was displayed at the global Syriac Orthodox Youth (Suryoyo Youth Global Gathering 2016 of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Anthioch & All East) gathering held […]

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Ships Books to Nairobi Seminary

July 14, 2016 Featured News
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SVOST – July 2016 On July 6, 2016, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary sent $15,000 worth of theological books on a 7,000-mile journey to the Orthodox Patriarchal Ecclesiastical School of Makarios III in Nairobi, Kenya. The African seminary is the recipient of a tithe of St. Vladimir’s most recent #GivingTuesday Campaign, which took place on […]

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Serbian Cultural Festival ‘Vidovdan’ Held in Poland

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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Nadezhda Filipchik – For OCP News Service – July 2016 In the end of June, Polish audience welcomed for the fifth time the guests from Serbia – artists and scientists participating in the Vidovdan festival of Serbian culture. The festival was organized by the Orthodox Christian parish of St. John the Evangelist and took place […]

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Conference Celebrates Unity in Diversity of Orthodox Church Music

June 30, 2016 Featured News
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  David Lucs – ISOCM- 30/6/16 Minneapolis, Minn. – Participants from nearly every jurisdiction in North America attended the 2016 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium held at the historic St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral here. “When we attend conferences and symposia, every once in a while you really feel like you are attending one that is truly special,” […]

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Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete Rounding up its Procedures

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 25/6/16 The Council has endorsed five of the documents specially drafted for it and put up for signing MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. Pan-Orthodox Council that brought together on the Isle of Crete the representatives of ten out of the existing fourteen local (national) Orthodox Churches is about to round up its procedures. The […]

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‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT

June 15, 2016 Featured News
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    www.rt.com – 15/6/16 The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT. After decades of preparation, the historic Pan-Orthodox Council was scheduled for June […]

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NEW BOOK: OUT OF THE AFRICAN LANDS: THE STORY OF ST. PERPETUA AND HER COMPANIONS

May 17, 2016 Featured News

Lessons from a Monastery – May 2016 In the African provinces of the Roman Empire conversion to the Christian faith is punishable by death. This does not stop Perpetua and her companions, however, from seeking entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven even if living for Christ means having to die for Him. Out of the African […]

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East Coast teens, young adults invited to explore serving the Church May 14

April 26, 2016 Featured News

NEW YORK, NY [OCA] – April 2016 “Exploring Ministry: A Day in NYC to Discover How You Can Serve the Church” will be the focus of a gathering for Orthodox Christian teens and young adults interested in exploring the many opportunities available to serve the Church at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral, 59 East Second Street, […]

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A NEW APP FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS BY THE ORTHODOX METROPOLITANATE OF HONG KONG AND SOUTH EAST ASIA

April 1, 2016 Featured News

April 2016- Orthodox Metropolinate of Hong Kong and South East Asia The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South East Asia proudly presents a new app for smartphones and tablets. The new app was made by Rev.Archimandrite Jonah Mourtos and contains a short introduction of the Orthodox Church, oriented for the Asian people and culture. A […]

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NEW E-BOOK: NOETIC PRAYER AS THE BASIS OF MISSION AND THE STRUGGLE AGAINST HERESY

March 7, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – 7/3/16 A new E-book, Noetic Prayer as the Basis of Mission and the Struggle Against Heresy, is now available from Uncut Mountain Press: The unique Orthodox method of mission succinctly put forward in this book is both tremendously important to the life of the Church in non-Orthodox lands and, unfortunately, largely missing from contemporary […]

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