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Orthodox Christian Monks chant

August 11, 2017 Featured

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
Queen Abigail

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

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

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

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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August 12, 2016 Featured News

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

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

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

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

  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

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

    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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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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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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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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OCP Delegation Honours Abu Dhabi Pan-Orthodox Christian Gathering with the Trio Icon of the Armenian Genocide, the Addis Ababa Conference & the Eastern-Oriental Orthodox Dialogue

November 30, 2015 Featured News

OCP News Service 30/11/15 Also Read: ‘Harp of Angels’ Pan-Orthodox Christian Christmas Gathering Held in Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi: Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) delegation honoured the Abu Dhabi Pan-Orthodox Christian Nativity Gathering with the special Trio Icon that reflects the commemoration of three major Orthodox Christian events in 2015. This was held during the […]

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Help Continue the Work of the Church in Indonesia through Healthcare

November 19, 2015 Featured News

Alex Goodwin- OCMC- November 2015 Last month, the OCMC was blessed to welcome Fr. Lazarus Sucanto from Indonesia. While with the staff, he shared how the Church is growing in Indonesia, but also some of the challenges that the Church faces as it tries to more fully establish itself in a country of more than […]

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The Next “Battle of the Calendars

October 30, 2015 Featured News

OCA- Fr. Steven Kostoff- October 2015 At 6:00 p.m. next Saturday evening, October 31, 2015, I will intone the opening doxology of Great Vespers—“Blessed is our God, always now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.”  During this service, we inaugurate the liturgical cycle of the Lord’s Day—the Day of Resurrection.  In Great Vespers […]

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Orthodox perspectives on disability focus of international consultation

October 17, 2015 Featured News

VOLOS, GREECE [OCA] – October 2015 Since the mid-1980s, the Orthodox Church in America’sResource Handbook for Lay Ministries—known today as Parish Ministry Resources—has been a pioneer in making available a variety of articles and materials concerned with ministry to those with disabilities.  Published for well over three decades by the OCA’s Department of Christian Service […]

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