Theophany Study Forum under Mar Seraphim releases book on ‘Divinisation: Experiencing God in the Orthodox Faith’ at Meltho 2019

Chief Editor – OCP News Service - 11/02/19 BENGALURU-INDIA: Metropolitan Abraham Mar Seraphim, Bangalore Diocese Metropolitan, released a book on ‘Divinisation: Experiencing God in the Orthodox Faith’ on February 1 during the Bangalore Orthodox Convention, ‘Meltho 2019.’ The book containing 312 pages is authored by Varghese Daniel and explains Orthodox spirituality under various contexts. Fr Varghese P ...

Venerable and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great

Church of Serbia - 31/1/17 Saint Anthony the Great is known as the Father of monasticism, and the long ascetical sermon in The Life of Saint Anthony by Saint Athanasius (Sections 16-34), could be called the first monastic Rule. He was born in Egypt in the village of Coma, near the desert of the Thebaid, in the ...

Martyr John of Damascus

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Church of Serbia - 18/12/17 Saint John of Damascus was born about the year 680 at Damascus, Syria into a Christian family. His father, Sergius Mansur, was a treasurer at the court of the Caliph. John had also a foster brother, the orphaned child Cosmas (October 14), whom Sergius had taken into his own home. When ...

Pan-Oriental Orthodox Fellowship of St. Jacob Baradaeus & the Return to Orthodoxy

Visit – http://returntoorthodoxy.com/ FB PAGE – https://www.facebook.com/returntoorthodoxy To join the Fellowship of St. Jacob Baradaeus – or to submit material to the site – please visit: http://returntoorthodoxy.com/contact/ It is the unfortunate truth that in the modern day the Oriental Orthodox Churches have proven permeable (to one degree or another, depending upon the jurisdiction) to the influence of heterodox pop culture ...

Pan-Oriental Orthodox Fellowship of St. Jacob Baradaeus and the Return to Orthodoxy

St. Jacob Baradaeus Pan-Oriental Orthodox Fellowship - OCP News Service - 1/2/2017 Visit - http://returntoorthodoxy.com/ FB PAGE - https://www.facebook.com/returntoorthodoxy It is the unfortunate truth that in the modern day the Oriental Orthodox Churches have proven permeable (to one degree or another, depending upon the jurisdiction) to the influence of heterodox pop culture of the Evangelical and Charismatic variety. In most ...

Receiving the Council of Constantinople (E-Book)

Father Peter Farrington - 15/10/16 Visit here to Purchase PDF #A print copy to follow United Kingdom: This is a detailed study of the Eastern Orthodox Council of Constantinople which took place in 553 AD. It considers the official Statement and the Canons which were produced at the Council, especially in response to continuing controversy over the person and ...

Planting More Seeds Among the Turkana: The 2016 OCMC Evangelism Team to Kenya

The 2016 OCMC Evangelism team to the Turkana of Northern Kenya shared Orthodox Christianity with nearly 400 people in three villages. Many of them had never heard the Gospel message. Team members shared their Faith through skits, talks, movies, and fellowship

OCMC- April 2016 In the face of 100 degree heat, the shade offered by the large tree we approached was welcoming, but would the 90+ people already gathered beneath the tree be as welcoming? We had traveled by truck for more than four hours, a group of students from Holy Cross Seminary, a priest, a former ...

Orthodoxy: Hope, for the people of Europe

Orthodoxy:  Hope, for the peoples of Europe

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbott of the Sacred Monastery of Saint Gregory of the Holy Mountain -  August 2015 The 21st century’s European Union is in search of its identity. The “European identity” was not considered to be an object for serious concern, given that it was shaped solely by economic and political factors. But since cultural ...

Remembering Lives and Works : St. Nikolai Velimirovich & Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko

21/3/15 St. Nikolai Velimirovich (1881-1956) and Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (1939-2015) who fell sleep yesterday in some respects had very different lives.  St. Nikolai of Serbia spent a large part of his life outside of his native land, travelling in various European nations and finally to America where he ended his days at St. Tikhon's Monastery.  Fr. ...

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko Enters Eternal Rest

ELLWOOD CITY, PA [OCA] Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY, and noted Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, preacher, and speaker, fell asleep in the Lord on the afternoon of March 18, 2015. Father Thomas was the beloved husband of Matushka Anne [Schmemann] Hopko. They were married on June 9, 1963. Together, ...

Now that I am Orthodox: Ruth’s Journey to British Orthodoxy

Ruth Obadiah - 28/7/14 Visit here blog:  Now that I am Orthodox. One can be forgiven for thinking “that is it now, baptized – all done, just carry on with your life, you are saved! Go be happy!” Despite being an Orthodox baby, that is not my understanding of the Orthodox Faith, not at all. This is the ...

Roman Catholic Priest Constantine Simon Converts to Orthodoxy

June 2014 This is not the first time a Catholic priest has decided to convert to the Orthodox Faith. PRAVMIR. Archbishop Ambrose of Peterhof carried out the rite of joining the Orthodox Church of the Catholic priest Constatine Simon. Deacon Paul Yermylov shared news of this conversion of a Catholic priest into the Russian Orthodox Church on his ...

Finnish pastor Juha Molari converts to Orthodox Faith

Juha Molari

Moscow, November 8, Interfax - Finnish Lutheran Church pastor Juha Molari converted to the Orthodox faith at a ceremony conducted by Archpriest Nikolay Voskoboinikov at Helsinki's St. Nicholas Church, which belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church, on October 30. "It is a very important decision in my life, but it cannot be called difficult. The Russian ...

THE WAY Introductory Course to the Orthodox Faith Published in the UK as a DVD/CD Box Set

1/12/2010 The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies - University city of Cambridge The Introductory Course to the Orthodox Faith, THE WAY, has been launched as a DVD & CD boxset on 7 October 2010, at St Botolph's Church without Bishopsgate, London, in the presence of Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh, representing the Pan-Orthodox Assembly of Bishops with Churches ...

Met. Athanasios of Lemesou (Cyprus) Speaks Out of Upcoming Visit of Pope to Cyprus

24/5/2010 In an interview published on, May 23, 2010 in the Cypriot Newspaper “Phileleftheros” the Metropolitan distances himself from the Archbishop’s decision to host the Pope in Cyprus. The following are excerpts from the interview: “For us Orthodox, the Pope is a heretic, outside of the Church, and, hence, not even a bishop”. “He [the Pope] has been outside ...

Abba Seraphim asks for prayers for suffering Eritrean Christians

15/4/2010 Abba Seraphim commends this short, but moving film, about our brethren the Christians of Eritrea and asks that we do not forget their suffering. His Holiness Abune Antonios is prayed for as the canonical Eritrean Patriarch in every service of the British and Coptic Church but we must not forget all those others suffering for ...