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

    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 16-25 in Crete, ...

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

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 Lands is ...

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

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, New ...

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

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 must have for ...

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

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 missionary work. ...

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

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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 ‘Harp of Angels’ ...

Help Continue the Work of the Church in Indonesia through Healthcare

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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 250 ...

The Next “Battle of the Calendars

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 we ...

Orthodox perspectives on disability focus of international consultation

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 and ...

Teaching the Faith in Pilot Station and Marshall, Alaska

OCMC News - Teaching the Faith in Pilot Station and Marshall, Alaska

OCMC- Betty Yanowsky Slanta - August 2015 The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) had a great need for mission team members for the youth camp in Pilot Station, Alaska; I heard a calling to participate in this capacity for my second-ever mission trip. We were part of a youth teaching trip in July 2015, serving the youth ...

Why do Orthodox Christian clergy wear vestments?

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OCA- June 2015 Question Why are Orthodox Christian clergy “adorned” in fancy vestments at worship services?  Doesn’t this stand in conflict with Christ’s teachings on humility? Answer The idea of those who preside at public worship services is not unknown in Scripture—read Exodus 28 and 29, for example.  As such, in virtually every Christian tradition—Orthodox Christian, Roman Catholic, and ...

Orthodox Missionary to Kenya – Dr William Black

May 2015 Hi, my name is Bill. I am Orthodox and I am a missionary. I’ve been accepted by OCMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center) as a missionary candidate and have been busy raising support for a ministry in Kenya since Thanksgiving 2014. That I would end up an Orthodox missionary was not an option on my event ...

Orthodox Institute 2015

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - May 2015 Antiochian Village + Nov. 5-8, 2015 www.antiochian.org/OI2015 Download Poster (PDF) Orthodox Institute 2015 on Facebook Educate the adults and you won't need church schools!" The 2015 Orthodox Institute will be held November 5-8 at Antiochian Village. This year's institute will explore the theme Adult Education: Building on the Foundation of ...

1st International Conference on Digital Media & Orthodox Pastoral Care to be held in Athens

DMOPC15 LIVING WATER Athens  7, 8, 9 May 2015 Visit Website for more details & Registration here: In the last two decades, we as people have witnessed an unprecedented explosion as regards the evolution of electronic means of communication and provision of information. Local Orthodox Churches and Orthodox believers the world over have not been slow to make their presence ...

FACEBOOK THREATENS TO DELETE ACCOUNTS OF ORTHODOX CLERGY

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Anastasios Papapostolou - April 2015 According to an Orthodox Christian monk, Facebook is threatening to delete the accounts of Orthodox clergy who refuse to change their profile names to their birth names on the social network. - See more at: Although they are known by their clergical names, Facebook has recently begun demanding religious figures on the network i.e., ...

Orthodox Christian Holy Week and Paschal Celebrations Worldwide 2015

Jerusalem-Holy Land: Patriarch Theophilos with Holy Fire

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Metropolitan Joseph’s Pastoral Message for Great and Holy Pascha

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Pastoral Message for Great and Holy Pascha April 12, 2015 Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, as is meet; and let the whole world, visible and invisible, feast; for Christ hath risen to everlasting joy. (from the 1st Ode of the Paschal Canon) Christ is Risen! Truly, He ...

Metropolitan Joseph Issues Letter in Support of March for Marriage

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America On April 25, 2015, on the National Mall in Washington D.C., people will be gathering from around the U.S. for the March for Marriage. This year's March will include an Orthodox Gathering, sponsored by the group Crown Them With Glory. His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph has released a letter encouraging ...

Metropolitan Joseph Presides at One Year Memorial for Metropolitan Philip

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Thursday, March 19, 2015, marked the one year anniversary of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory. On Sunday, March 22, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph celebrated the Divine Liturgy and one year memorial for Metropolitan Philip at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn. In his eulogy, Metropolitan ...

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware to lecture on the topic ‘What does it mean to be a person?’ at IOCS

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies - March 2015 This coming Saturday (28 March) the Institute is pleased to host this month's Community Lecture Day on 'What does it mean to be a person?', taught by the President of our Institute, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. This is the second of this year's series of Community Lecture Days which ...

One Year Anniversary of the Repose of Metropolitan Philip of Thrice-Blessed Memory

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Thursday, March 19, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory. Reflects Archpriest Joseph Antypas of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Troy, MI, "There is not a single day that passes without remembering the life and the contributions of ...