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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches celebrate Divine Service at Representation of Orthodox Church of Antioch in Moscow on feast day of the Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel

July 31, 2014 Featured News

On 26 July 2014, feast day of the Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Representation of the Patriarchate of Antioch, the Church of St. Gabriel the Archangel. Concelebrating with him were Metropolitan Niphon of Filippopolis, […]

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All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

July 30, 2014 Featured News

30/7/14 (AINA) — Since taking over Mosul on June 10, ISIS has destroyed, occupied, converted to mosques, converted to ISIS headquarters or shuttered all 45 Christian institutions in Mosul. The following is the complete list of the Christian institutions in Mosul, grouped by denomination. Syriac Catholic Church: Syrian Catholic Diocese – Maidan Neighborhood, Mosul The […]

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Orthodox Liturgy Celebrated after a gap of 59 years at the Historic Mission field of Metropolitan Alvares Julius : Mission in Dindigul Revamped

July 30, 2014 Featured News
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OCP News Service- 30/7/14 For research articles visit MARP:  Dindigul/Tamil Nadu/India: It was a golden moment in the history of the Indian Malankara Orthodox church as well as churches with the Apostolic Succession of MAR JULIUS I (Arch bishop of Goa, Ceylon and India excluding Malabar) when Orthodox Liturgy was served by the prelates of the […]

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Portrait of Metropolitan Alvaris Julius unveiled at the historic St Mary’s Orthodox Church in Niranam

July 30, 2014 Featured News

  OCP News Service – 30/7/14 Visit Metropolitan Alvarus Julius Research Project- MARP: Niranam, India, July 27, 2014, – The Niranam St. Mary’s Orthodox Valiyapally, one of the few churches found by St. Thomas the apostle; commemorated the blessed memory of Metropolitan Antonio Francisco Xavier Alvares Mar Yoolios of India, Goa and Ceylon on Sunday […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom regarding the situation in Mosul – Iraq

July 28, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos – General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom regarding the situation in Mosul, Iraq. As the widespread violence and aggression facing Christians and minority groups in Mosul, Iraq, intensifies, it is increasingly evident that the fundamental right and freedom to practice one’s Faith […]

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To Work and to Witness: Kurt Bringerud Reflects on Life as a Missionary in Mongolia

July 27, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 OCMC Missionary, Kurt Bringerud (center) shares the Orthodox faith as the relationships with his English students naturally grow. They ask him questions about his faith as part of the language learning process and he is then able to introduce them to Orthodox Christianity. In a classroom in the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar, […]

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Stand in Solidarity for Iraqi Christians

July 27, 2014 Featured News
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The British Orthodox Church – 27/4/14 Following reports of the threats against Christians in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which has led to their flight from a city with a continuous Christian presence for more than 1,600 years; the Iraqui Christian community in the UK organised a demonstration outside Parliament on 26 July. Among […]

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12th Enthronement Anniversary of Catholicose Baselios Thomas Ist

July 27, 2014 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church in India Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All East 26/7/14 On Friday the 26th July 2002, His Holiness the Patriarch of Antioch & all the East Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas, consecrated the 73-year old Mor Dionysius Thomas as the CATHOLICOS with the title ‘BASELIOS THOMAS I’ at a solemn function held at […]

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Georgian Orthodox Patriarchate Slams Attack on the Armenian Orthodox Church in Tbilisi 

July 25, 2014 Featured News
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Kisha D Dorado – (OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region) 25/7/14 Tbilisi: The Georgian Orthodox Church has condemned the attack made on the Armenian Orthodox Church- the Armenian Surb Etchmiadzin Church in Tbilisi.  The Armenian and Georgian Orthodox Prelates met to discuss the incident  and stated  that it  has nothing to do with religious […]

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The icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh and his Holy Relic arrives in Belarus

July 25, 2014 Featured News

Prepared for OCP News Service Belorussian Orthodox Church – 25/7/14 Last Sunday several thousands of Minsk Orthodox Christians attended the ceremony of bringing to the Holy Spirit cathedral the icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh with the particle of his Holy Relics. The bringing of the icon along with the special divine services in Belarusian […]

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Greek Orthodox Church Condemns Attacks on Christians in Mosul

July 25, 2014 Featured News

  Daily Star, Lebanon - 25/7/14 Beirut — The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Wednesday condemned the attacks on Mosul’s Christians, calling on states funding extremist organizations to stop immediately.  “We strongly … condemn the attacks against the Christians of Mosul,” a statement by the Patriarchate said, “and the exerted coercion forcing them to change their belief, pay […]

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Celebration at Caraiman Monastery

July 24, 2014 Featured News

  Church of Romania – 24/7/14 On 20 July 2014, the parish churches and monasteries form all over the country celebrated their saint patron, Saint Elijah the Tishbite – “Lumina” newspaper informs. One of the places of worship which celebrated their dedication day was the chapel of the Monastery of the “Exaltation of the Holy […]

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Monastic conference at OCA Chancery

July 24, 2014 News

Orthodox Church in America – July 2014 On Monday, July 21, 2014, abbots and abbesses or their representatives from several of the Orthodox Church in America’s monasteries were welcomed to the Chancery in Syosset, NY by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon at the opening session of a conference for monastics. The day ended with the celebration […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon’s Letter on 18th All-American Council

July 24, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 To the Venerable Pastors, God-loving Monastics and Devout Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America: I greet all of you as we mark one year before the opening of the 18th All-American Council, slated to convene in Atlanta, Georgia from July 20-24, 2015. The Council, which will provide an opportunity for the entire […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK VISITS KYRGYZSTAN

July 23, 2014 Featured News

On 21-22 July 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited Kyrgyzstan with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. In Bishkek, the DECR chairman met with Mr. Daniyar Narymbaev, head of the Executive Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, […]

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Gazans find sanctuary in ancient church

July 23, 2014 Featured News

AL Monitor – 23/7/14 Gaza’s only Greek Orthodox Church canceled its Sunday prayers and opened its doors to hundreds fleeing the Israeli bombardment of the Shajaiya neighborhood. On July 19, Greek Orthodox Archbishop Alexius was reciting prayers to a small congregation in the only Greek Orthodox Church in the Gaza Strip. He was surrounded by the Byzantine-style […]

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Coptic Orthodox Church Condemns Targeting of Iraqi Christians

July 23, 2014 Featured News

By Adham Youssef http://www.dailynewsegypt.com - 23/7/14 The Coptic Orthodox Church has condemned the targeting of Iraqi Christians in the militant-held city of Mosul, which caused the displacement of thousands into the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. In its Saturday statement, the Church added that violence against Christians and forced immigration are unprecedented acts in the history […]

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International Conventional and Electronic Theological Seminar and Conference on Deaconesses & Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology

July 22, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 Information about the seminar are given in Greek  here και here.The program, the speakers and and their papers are displayed here 60 years ago Emeritus Professor Evangelos Theodorou, 93 years old now, opened the discussion within the Orthodox theological circles on the thorny issue of the Ordination of Women with his dissertation on the deaconesses. To […]

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An Assault on the Armenian Orthodox Church in Tbilisi

July 22, 2014 Featured News

Diocese of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Orthodox  Church in Georgia 22/7/14 On July 19, 2014, a pre-planned attack was perpetrated on the representatives of the Armenian Church of Surb Etchmiadzin located in Tbilisi, which was motivated by ethnic and religious hatred. At around 4 pm, a provocation was organized on a territory adjacent to the […]

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Putin hopes Orthodox Church will make its contribution to establish peace in Middle East

July 20, 2014 Featured News

The Russian president also said that the people of Russia were watching the events in Eastern Ukraine with anxiety and grief. SERGIEV POSAD, July 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that the Orthodox Church will make its contribution to establishing peace in the Middle East. Putin, who met representatives of local Orthodox Churches at […]

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Orthodox Way of Prayer in Farnham

July 20, 2014 Featured News
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The British Orthodox Church – 20/7/14 All are warmly invited to The Orthodox Way of Prayer, an ecumenical study day being organised by the British Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate. This interesting event will take place at St Peter’s Church of England, Beales Lane, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey. GU10 4PY on Saturday 26th July. Registration […]

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