THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM HONOURED FOR HIS ENDEAVOURS PROMOTING CHURCH UNITY – ANNOUNCES DECISION TO HOST PRIMATES IN JORDAN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/11/2019 21st November 2019, Moscow: His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem has been honoured for his dedication and ceaseless efforts in protection and support of unity of the Orthodox faith. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presented His Beatitude with the Patriarch Alexy II Prize at a ceremony in Moscow. ...

2020 St. Herman Calendar now available

St. Herman Monastery - 17/11/2019 St. Herman Calendar 2020 -  Dedicated to the Orthodox Church in Norway. The Orthodox (Julian, or “Old”) Calendar, with corresponding civil dates. A complete Calendar of Orthodox saints, Scripture readings, and fasting guidelines for every day of the year, together with a listing of uncanonized righteous ones of recent centuries. The 2020 St. ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE ANGLICAN MEETING “MAJMA” IN JORDAN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 12/11/2019 On Wednesday morning, October 24/ November 6, 2019, His Beatitude and our Father the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos addressed the Meeting “Majma” of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, which took place in Bristol Hotel in Amman, after the invitation and welcoming reception of the Most Reverend Bishop ...

Catholicos to Consecrate Renovated St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church in Salalah- Oman

L.C- Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 2/11/19 Catholicos to consecrate renovated St Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Salalah, on Jan 9, 10, 2020. SALALAH, Sultanate of Oman: HH Moran Mor Baselios Marthoma Paulose II - (Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan, Moopan and Chief Custodian of the Malankara Nasranis) ...

Orthodox Faithful, Prelates ‘Prepare For Martyrdom’ in Response to the Unending Riots in Ethiopia

Priests carrying the Tabots (Arks) during the funeral procession signifying that these are martyrs. Tabots are never moved from church altars except on Theophany (Timket) or of the feast day of the church. Photos - Zemedkun Bekele FB.

Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 26/10/2019 Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia: Between Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, October 24th, protesters across Ethiopia’s Oromia Federal State launched violent attacks against non-Oromos residing in the state, killing at least 63 people, leaving around three hundred seriously wounded, and burned numerous homes and business ...

Schism As A Result Of Deception: Ending The Discussion On “Chekalin Ordinations” Of The “Orthodox Church Of Ukraine”

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Nadia Bazuk- Editor – Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 08/10/2019 English translation of the article about the alleged canonicity of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and its hierarchs. It was originally published by radonezh.ru. On August 25 this year, Director Dmitry Gorevoy of the Ukrainian website Cerkvarium stated (after last year's visit of Patriarch ...

President Duterte Invites Russian Orthodox Missionaries To The Philippines 

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OCP News Service - 6/10/2019 “I’m planning to invite the Russian Orthodox missionaries to come to the Philippines so that we can look for a place where we can build the Orthodox Church. It was built many years ago by the Russians, 1922". - Duterte  Moscow-Russia- Rodrigo Duterte the President of the Philippines has extended an invitation ...

The Clergy crisis, Orthodox Disunity, And An Inspiring Journey

SVOTS - 4/10/19 This has to be one of the best interviews I have read for a long time. Alumnus and Seminary donor Fr. Seraphim Solof (’85) sat down with us and had a lot to say, some of it sobering, some of it hopeful, and some of it inspiring—and it’s all worth reading. Father Seraphim—whose wife, ...

Feast Day at the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid

 Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid - The Serbian Patriarchate - 31/8/19 The Feast of Summer Passover, as it is called in the Orthodox Church, the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, is solemnly celebrated in all places of worship of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid. His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje John served the evening service ...

Remembering Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (+July 22, 1992)

SVOTS - 24/7/19 +Memory Eternal+ On this day, we remember our beloved Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (Feb. 17, 1926–July 22, 1992), dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary from 1984-1992, professor of church history from 1959-1992, prolific author, and a major voice in and for the Orthodox Christian community worldwide. Click here to listen to some of Fr. John’s sermons on patristics, ...

Increasing Influence of Uniate Greek Catholics in Ukraine

St. George's Uniate Greek Catholic Cathedral in Lviv. Pic- Wikipedia.

Nadia Bazuk - (Editor - Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 18/7/19 Will the Schism in Orthodox Church of Ukraine Push the Country to Greek Catholics? The modern history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), the successor of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church formed by the Union of Brest of 1596, begins ...

Summer Resources to Contemplate the Contributions of Orthodox Women

SCV - 18/6/19 Proposal- Introductory Parameters for Ordained Orthodox Deaconesses, SCV March 25, 2019 SCV Volume III Flyer Book Release FINAL Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the “Signs of the Times (Free E-book) For summertime reflection, we are pleased to offer three Orthodox resources engaging a wide range of topics related to the contributions of women in the life of ...

The Regime of the Orthodox Church

Parembasis - Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios - 14/6/19 Translation of the article in Greek Τό πολίτευμα τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Ἐκκλησίας Prompted by the Ukrainian issue, there are discussions about ‘primacy’ within the Church. Some people reject it, and others misinterpret it. The Roman Catholics usually interpret primacy in terms of essentialism, and some contemporary Orthodox ...

Introductory Parameters for the Ministry of Ordained Deaconesses in the Orthodox Church

SCV - 29/3/19 Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) is pleased to announce the collaboratively written Proposal for Introductory Parameters for the Ministry of Ordained Deaconesses in the Orthodox Church in the USA. An initiative begun in 2006, by His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, this process was energized in recent years by the example set by the Holy ...

Build a Dormitory for 180 Orphans

Orthodox Africa - 20/3/19 The St. Barnabas Orthodox Orphanage and the school has 180 children that it cares for. This care includes almost everything for every child: feeding them two good meals a day (the ones who would go hungry on the weekend are also fed on the weekends also), taking care of their medical needs, ...

Tactics of double standards: how USA interferes in life of Orthodox Church

Ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine, US Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette

Union of Orthodox Journalists - 11/3/19 What is behind the concern of US officials about the rights of the Orthodox? At the Athens conference on disinformation and news manipulation held on March 5, the ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine and now the Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette made a strong statement about Russia’s efforts to undermine the authority ...

Thirteen Kids Baptized into the Orthodox Church in Kenya

St. Barnabas Orthodox Mission Kenya - 29/1/2019 By the grace of God today at St. Barnabas orphanage and school in Kenya I concelebrated 11 baptisms with Fr Seraphim Holland. The community is growing every day. To learn more about my humble mission and see how you can help follow the link below www.orthodoxmissionkenya.org God bless you. Source:

Life of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki the Myrrh-Gusher

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Church of Serbia - 13/11/18 Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedonia and was widely admired not only because of his noble ancestry and grace of bearing, but also for virtue, wisdom and goodness of heart ...

Conference – What’s Holding the Orthodox Church Back from Reviving the Female Diaconate?

Clockwise from top: Teva Regule, Ph.D., Carrie Frederick Frost, Ph.D., Deacon Perry Hamalis, Ph.D., Randa Karadsheh Anderson, Ph.D.

  The St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess - 29/9/18 The Call to Revive the Female Diaconate: Thirty Years After Rhodes Saturday, November 3, 2018 1 to 5 pm Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church Glenview, (Chicago) IL FREE-WILL OFFERING AT THE DOOR SPEAKER: Teva Regule, Ph.D. “The Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church? The State of the Question” PANELISTS: Randa Karadsheh Anderson, Ph.D., ...

Metropolitan Tikhon addresses President Trump on the separation of families

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OCA - June 2018 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, I write to you asking compassion for the children and their parents now being separated and confined in detention centers as a result of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. On behalf of these children—some of them infants and toddlers—and together with all ...