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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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Orthodox Nativity, New year, Epiphany and Theophany Celebrations Worldwide – Updated

January 10, 2014 Featured News
Uganda: An Orthodox Parish during the Nativity season

OCP News Service December 2013/January 2014 Global: Snaps from Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christian Nativity, New year, Epiphany and Theophany Celebrations Worldwide. Source 1: Source 3: Source 4: Source 5: Source 6: Source 7: Source 8: Source 9: Source 10: Source 11: Source 12: Source 13: Source 14: Source 15: Source 16: Source 17: Source […]

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Fire of extremism devours decades-old Orthodox Christian library in Lebanon

January 4, 2014 Featured News

Middle East Online Lebanon – 4/1/13 Unknown assailants torch Saeh Library in Tripoli, destroying two thirds of some 80,000 books and manuscripts housed there. TRIPOLI – A decades-old library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest in north Lebanon’s majority Sunni city of Tripoli was torched late Friday, a day after a sectarian scuffle, a security […]

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Orthodox Christian Belief Rises Among Russians – Poll

December 25, 2013 Featured News

MOSCOW, December 24 (RIA Novosti) – The proportion of Russians who consider themselves Orthodox Christians has risen four-fold in the past 24 years, according to a new survey. Two out of three Russians now regard themselves as Orthodox Christians compared to just one in six in 1989, when the Soviet Union was nearing dissolution. The […]

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Orthodox Mission in the Philippines – Exclusive

December 16, 2013 Featured News

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines Philippines Mission- 16/12/13 OCP News Service  Manila: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission Team in the Philippines is headed by Clergy Men of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian together with the lay partners in promoting the Orthodox faith in the Philippines. The Clergies are Fr. Rick Lawrence […]

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Ban appeals for safety of missing Orthodox Christian nuns in Syria

December 10, 2013 Featured News

10/12/13 December 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for the safety of 12 nuns who went missing from a convent in the Syrian town of Ma’aloula and all those who may be detained against their will in the strife-torn nation. Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement that the Secretary-General remains “deeply troubled” by […]

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BYZANFEST 2014 – The world’s first Orthodox Christian web short-film festival

November 13, 2013 Featured News

13/11/13 Australia Entries Invited for the first ever Orthodox Christian Web short-film festival. * Click here to fill out Festival’s Entry Form DEADLINE Entry form, film and 3 scene shots (JPEG images) MUST be received by FRIDAY 24TH JANUARY 2014. Although the Festival welcomes entries up to the final date, the Festival also appreciates early submissions as it enables any technical/administrative issues to be […]

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Limited Time Free eBook Offer: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Environmentalism

November 10, 2013 Featured News

John Couretas - 8/11/13 Beginning today, Acton is offering its first monograph on Eastern Orthodox Christian social thought at no cost through Amazon Kindle. Through Tues., Nov. 12, you can get your free digital copy of Creation and the Heart of Man: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Environmentalism (Acton Institute, 2013). The print edition, which runs […]

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A British Journey to Ethiopian Orthodoxy

November 6, 2013 Featured News
Dr Ralph Lee

George Alexander – 6/11/2013 Orthodox Christian Resource Centre – Exclusive   The amazing journey of Dr Ralph and his family to the indigenous Church of Africa. Dr Ralph Lee was born in Cambridge, England and raised as an Anglican.  After his schooling he joined Cambridge University for perusing bachelors in Engineering and graduated in the […]

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Orthodox Christian Audio Programs To Play On Russian Trains

October 9, 2013 News

Claire Bigg – 9/10/13 Passengers on Russian trains will soon be treated to special audio programs designed to broaden their knowledge of history, philosophy, and religion — more specifically, Russian Orthodoxy. Under the initiative, headed by a senior figure at the Moscow Patriarchate, a compilation of programs previously hosted by Radio Rossii journalist Lyudmila Borzyak […]

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Ethiopia Celebrates Meskel, A Christian Holiday All Its Own, With Yellow Flowers And Blazing Bonfires

September 30, 2013 Featured News
Orthodox Christian Ethiopians gather at Estifanos Church in Addis Ababa to mark the religious holiday Meskel on Sept. 27, 2013.  IBTimes/Jacey Fortin

      Jacey Fortin-27/9/13 A massive bonfire blazed in the central square of Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, on Thursday night. But by Friday morning, the mess had been swept away, leaving nothing but a giant spot of soot on the asphalt. Thousands of people had flocked to the arena, called Meskel Square, to […]

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A divinely written icon: Orthodox theology can lead to new Christian thinking on creation

September 19, 2013 Featured News

19/9/13 TOWARD AN ECOLOGY OF TRANSFIGURATION: ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES ON ENVIRONMENT, NATURE, AND CREATION  Edited by John Chryssavgis and Bruce V. Foltz Published by Fordham University Press, $125 hardback, $35 paperback CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A COPY: Every year on or around Epiphany, a group of Eastern Orthodox Christian faithful from Denver forms a carpool […]

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Orthodox Christian Leader Decries Syrian Rebel Attacks Near Monasteries

September 16, 2013 News

16/9/13 Syrian military forces continue to battle Islamic rebels near the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, Syria, where some residents still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ. Most Maaloula residents have fled, but nuns and orphans remain holed up in Mar Tekla, one of the town’s two early Christian monasteries. They are members of […]

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Bishop travels from New York City to visit Orthodox Christian mission for the first time

September 1, 2013 News

KATIE ANDERSON TIMES STAFF WRITER – 1/9/13 POTSDAM — The recently established Orthodox Christian Mission of Potsdam, the only Orthodox Christian mission in the area, has a special guest this weekend. Bishop Michael Dahulich of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey is spending the weekend in the north country to visit the mission […]

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Ilia II says no one has the right to sell land

July 12, 2013 News

12/7/13 Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia, Ilia II met with representatives of the Muslim and Orthodox Christian population in the Samtatskaro region. The locals asked the Patriarch to act as a mediator between them and the government over the issue of returning sold agricultural land to them. “There are 480 communities in the village. # Resident of […]

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Orthodox Christian rally in Moscow condemned Scientologist Community

July 10, 2013 News

Maja Radojcic – June Last Week- 2013 An Orthodox Christian rally on Saturday that brought together about 200 people condemned the allegedly proselytizing activities of Moscow’s Scientologist community and demanded the construction of numerous Orthodox churches in the city. Indignation was expressed at the rally, held on 1905 Square in central Moscow, with the fact that […]

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