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Your teeth look great — now tell me about Orthodoxy

June 12, 2014 Featured News

Fr. Barnabas Powell - June 2014 “I hear you’re a minister,” the hygienist remarked, fastening the bib around my neck for a dental cleaning. “May I ask what kind?” “Eastern Orthodox,” I said quickly, as the tools of her trade descended. Hygienists are often good conversationalists. Ironic, given the complications faced by those on the other […]

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OCYM creates Orthodox Christian Learning Center in Kuwait

June 12, 2014 Featured News

The Indian Malankara Orthodox Church Kuwait Orthodox Christian Youth Movement – OCYM Orthodox Learning Centre – Study wing of SG-OCYM Kuwait OCP News Service- 12/6/15 Kuwait City: Orthodox Learning Centre (OLC), Study wing of SG-OCYM Kuwait, is formed for Patristic and Apologetic Studies. OLC is created under the patronage of Vicar, Fr. Raju Thomas and […]

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Orthodox Christian Emergency Network Grows to 100 Members

June 9, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 Chicago, IL (IOCC) — When seven people were killed and thirteen injured in a shooting rampage in Isla Vista, California, on May 23, Fr. Jon-Stephen Hedges, who serves as volunteer Chaplain with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and a member of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Frontline, consoled families as he […]

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Statement of the Synod of Bishops of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

June 6, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 – 5/6/14 Certification of the Results of the Voting that Occurred at the Special Convention for the Purpose of Nominating Three Candidates for the Office of Metropolitan of this Archdiocese.  On June 5th, 2014, the Special Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America was duly convened in Chicago, Illinois, and […]

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Estonian Orthodox Composer Arvo Pärt Thrills NYC Audience

June 4, 2014 Featured News

  SVOTS – Deborah (Malacky) Belonick – 4/6/14 With a sustained standing ovation, a capacity crowd at Isaac Stern Auditorium Carnegie Hall lauded the music and person of Estonian Orthodox Christian composer Arvo Pärt, after a stunning performance of five of his well-known works, Saturday, May 31. The concert was the culmination of three years […]

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Reaching Serbia’s Most Isolated Flood Survivors

May 31, 2014 Featured News

International Orthodox Christian Charities – 31/5/14 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — The Serbian village of Jablanica is home to twins Aleksandra and Andrijana, 10, the only children among eight families living in the remote enclave. The road that connected the girls to school and the rest of the villagers to the outside world was washed away […]

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Serving the Disenfranchised in Romania

May 27, 2014 Featured News

Orthodox Christian Mission Centre – May 2014 Poverty and lost hope for a decent life are the most difficult issues we deal with in Romania today. It is like a kid falling off a merry-go-round, but it is going around too fast for him to get back on. When someone in the States falls off […]

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Why am I becoming an Orthodox Christian? – By Ruth Obadiah

May 23, 2014 Featured News

Reverting the Reformation  - 23/5/14 Today, I have the privilege and pleasure to share with you the life experience, her reasons for reverting, of Ruth Obadiah, guest writer for today’s post. Ruth comes from an agnostic back ground, but later on through a series of events transitioned into evangelical Christianity, and had been for about 4 years. Now, in […]

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IOCC Responds as Serbia and Bosnia Brace for More Flooding

May 22, 2014 Featured News

International Orthodox Christian Charities – 22/5/14 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — On the heels of epic floods that left at least 37 dead and thousands homeless in Serbia and Bosnia, a second surge of floodwaters continues to fill an already swollen Sava River and threatens thousands of lives as well as Serbia’s biggest power plant. The […]

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Fr Dr K M George calls for creating World Orthodox Christian Forum at I.A.O. Conference

May 14, 2014 Featured News

Kisha D Dorado (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region) OCP News Service – 14/5/14 Thessaloniki: Fr Dr K M George the leading international Orthodox Theologian, former Principal of the Orthodox Theological Seminary and Director of the new inter-orthodox Center in India called for creating a world Orthodox Christian forum comprising both families […]

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Antiochian Archdiocese Resumes Full Participation in Assembly

May 10, 2014 News

May 2014 The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America has resumed full participation in the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. This development is a direct result of the decision by the Holy Synod of the Church of Antioch to rescind its previous resolution to temporarily suspend participation in […]

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Join an OCMC Mission Team and Help Build a Church in Lokichar, Kenya

May 4, 2014 Featured News

Orthodox Christian Mission Center – 4/5/14 Volunteers Urgently Needed for Church Construction in Kenya! Two teams will be serving in the Turkana region of northern Kenya to help build the Church of St. Nicholas in the remote village of Lokichar. The first team will serve from June 17th to July 1st and the second from […]

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40th Day Trisagion Prayers for Metropolitan Philip

May 4, 2014 Featured News

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America – May 2014 As per the instructions from His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina, Patriarchal Vicar for the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America: Since the fortieth day of the repose of Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory coincides with Thomas Sunday (a day […]

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MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY: Mission Outreach to Mexico

April 29, 2014 News

Orthodox Christian Mission Centre  Announcement – April 2014 Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team to Mexico in 2014. Be a visible expression of solidarity with the faithful at the Mission of San Esteban the first Martyr, outside of Mexico City. This team to Mexico has been invited to offer youth and adult catechism, and […]

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Seeking Scriptwriter for Orthodox Christian Movie in Africa

April 25, 2014 Featured News
Fr Themi

  OCP News Service 24/4/14 The Orthodox Christian Community is in  the process of  developing a story in English on the growth and development of Orthodoxy in West Africa. The story will have strong focus on the life of Fr Themi who lives in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It will be the story of his youth […]

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Belarusian Orthodox church to welcome guests of Major pro-life forum

April 16, 2014 Featured News
Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk

Belarusian Exarchate - Moscow Patriarchate Report Prepared for OCP New Service 16/4/14 Belarusian Orthodox church to welcome  guests of  big pro-life forum in May 2014. On the 17th of May in Bobruisk (Belarus) the international forum “Family as the sphere of responsibility of the church and state” will take place. The event will be carried out […]

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Photos from Friday March 28 Memorial Services for Metropolitan Philip

March 30, 2014 Featured News

The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America – 30/3/14 We are grateful to the community of St. Nicholas Cathedral of Brooklyn, NY and all those who have labored to organize and record the memorial events honoring the repose of our beloved Primate, His Eminence Metropolitan Philip. Following are photographs from the Friday, March […]

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Metropolitan Philip Enters Eternal Rest

March 20, 2014 Featured News

The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America MEMORY ETERNAL!!! Read More on the Metropolitan The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, with great sadness, announces the passing unto life eternal of His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Philip, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. May his memory be eternal!  Details are forthcoming. Source:   […]

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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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Chrismation’s held in Bhalwal city- Pakistan

February 17, 2014 Featured News

17/2/14 On 16th February 2014, representatives of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Mission visited Bhalwal city, Father Cyril (Rector of St. Sergius orthodox church Sargodha) along with Matushka Imma and Parishioners of St. Sergius, Roy’s Sunil, Vincent Zarukh, Anne Rimsha, Monica Soha visited Christian colony of Warriach Town in Bhalwal city and celebrated Divine Liturgy […]

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Acton Institute Launches Book Series in Orthodox Christian Social Thought

January 16, 2014 Featured News

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (January 14, 2014) – Rooted in the Tradition of the Orthodox Church and its teaching on the relationship between God, humanity, and all creation, Fr. Michael Butler and Prof. Andrew Morriss offer a new contribution to Orthodox environmental theology. Creation and the Heart of Man is the first monograph in a new […]

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