Orthodox Patriarchate

The Consecration of Bishop Isihije of Mohacs

June 27, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 27/6/18 Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the Holy Sacrament of consecration of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) as  Bishop of Mohacs, Vicar Bishop of the Backa Diocesan Bishop Irinej, at the Cathedral chuch of Novi Sad on Sunday, 24 June 2018. His Holiness was concelebrated by His Beatitude Metropolitan […]

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Patriarch of Constantinople visits Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

December 9, 2017 Featured

Orthodox Church – 9/12/17 His All-Holiness Orthodox Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has visited His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine Theophilos III in the Jerusalem’s Patriarchate. Source:

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Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow canonizes 30 new Saints

December 4, 2017 Featured

Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 The Council of Orthodox Bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate, currently meeting in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral through Saturday, has resolved to add 30 saints, previously locally-venerated in Ukraine and Belarus, to its Church-wide calendar, reports the site of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was previously reported that the Council would […]

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Orthodox Patriarchate of Belgrade – The Feast of Archangel Michael and Heavenly Forces

November 25, 2017 Featured

Orthodox Church – 25/11/17 His Holiness Irenaeus –  Orthodox Metropolitan of Belgrade, Serbian Patriarch celebrated Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Archangel Michael and his Heavenly Forces. Patron Saint-day of the Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade Source:

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Alexandrian Patriarch Theodoros II awarded President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic with the order of Great Cross of Apostle Mark – A high state order handed in to Patriarch Theodoros II

September 26, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 26/9/17 President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic received in audience His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, who was paying an official visit to Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church. In a cordial and friendly conversation with Patriarchs of Alexandria and of the Serbian Orthodox Church, […]

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Orthodox Patriarchate of Belgrade – anti-LGBT, pro-Family Procession

December 10, 2016 Featured News

Orthodox Church – 10/12/16 This Summer, to combat anti-Family and pro-LGBT and other pro-death lobbies, Orthodox Patriarchate of Belgrade has organized Holy Procession of Orthodox families through the streets of Belgrade, Serbia. Source:  

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Full Union of the Bulgarian Alternative Synod with the Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarchate Realized

April 19, 2015 Featured News
His Holiness Neophyte - Patriarch of Bulgaria

OCP News Service Special Courtesy: Angela Petrova 18/4/15 Sofia: Reports from Sofia indicate that the breakaway Alternative Synod of the Bulgarian Church have achieved complete union with the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. It was a long trial and error process for unity. RINSU (Religious News Service of Ukraine) in April 2015 made the following comments in their report […]

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Metropolitan Abba Seraphim on BBC News 24 in response to Coptic killings by Da’ish

February 18, 2015 Featured News

On Monday 16 February Metropolitan Abba Seraphim of of Glastonbury – Primate of the British Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate attended the 5pm BBC “on the hour” news broadcast to share his opinion on recent killings of Coptic people by Da’ish in Libya. Source:

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An Orthodox church robbed in Haifa

January 18, 2015 Featured News

January 2015 Attacks on Christian houses of worship in the Holy Land are continuing. This time an Orthodox church in the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem was robbed, reports the Arabs48 news portal. According to media reports, on Saturday, January 10, unidentified people broke into the Church of St. John the Baptist and […]

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Patriarchate’s Land in Jericho returned to the Armenian Orthodox Church of Jerusalem

January 17, 2015 Featured News
Every year the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Epiphany at the banks of the Jordan River, near Jericho, the site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. Divine Liturgy is celebrated, and there is a special blessing of the water.

2014-2015 Patriarchate’s Land in Jericho has been returned to the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Source:  

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Archbishop Jovan VI of Ohrid – three years in prison

December 13, 2014 Featured News

Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – The Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric December 13/12/14 December 12, 2014, marked whole three years of imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje. On December 12, 2011, he voluntarily enter his homeland, at the border-crossing near Bitola, where he was arrested. Since that day, the state apparatus executes torture incomprehensible for […]

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Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

December 4, 2014 Featured News

Issued by the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Mor Augin Monastery – Switzerland – December 1st, 2014 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II invited the parties and organizations working amongst our Syriac people throughout the world, namely: the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO), Beth Nahrin National Council, and the World Council […]

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The Court of Appeals confirmed – Archbishop Jovan remains in prison in the next three years

August 13, 2014 Featured News
Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid & Metropolitan of Skopje

Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric – The Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate – July – August 2014 On July 17, 2014, the domestic media published the news that the Court of Appeals in Skopje had confirmed the verdict of the Court of First Instance Skopje 1, by which His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje is […]

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

July 25, 2014 Featured News
Catholicos-Patriarch Illya of All Georgia and Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of All  Armenia

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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Orthodox Missionary Efforts Provide free Education in Nigeria

July 21, 2014 Featured News

Alexandrian Orthodox Patriarchate Nigeria – 21/7/14 The Holy Diocese of Nigeria, in its effort to provide free education to poor children, started erecting a kindergarten and a primary school at Karmem village in Benue state, in Central Nigeria. The school has started operating in grass thatched huts and accomodates 186 students. The total amount of […]

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Orthodox Ordination in Bujumbura

July 21, 2014 Featured News

Alexandrian Orthodox Patriarchate Burundi – 21/7/14 With the blessings of His Beatitude Theodore II, the Patriarch of Alexandria, a new deacon, Fr. Maximos, was ordained on Sunday, July 20th, at the Dormition of the Theotokos church in Bujumbura. Fr. Maximos comes from Kaziba region, Rwanda; he was baptized into Orthodoxy a long time ago and […]

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An Orthodox parish in Turkana desert (Photo-Video Report)

July 21, 2014 Featured News

The Alexandrian Orthodox Patriarchate Diocese of Kenya – Orthodox Mission in Africa – June – July 2014 On Sunday, June 22, 2014, HE the Metropolitan Makarios of Kenya consecrated a new church, dedicated to Apostle Peter, according to the will of American donors. As you know, in this region mostly inhabited by Africans of the […]

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Celebrations of the Twenty Years of Unity between the British Orthodox Church and the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate (Photo-Report)

July 13, 2014 Featured News

    The British – Coptic Orthodox Churches – 13/7/14 More pics at FLICKR: After several days of torrential rain, the morning of 12 July proved to be a perfect day for the British Orthodox Church to hold its special Thanksgiving Service for the twentieth Anniversary of the union of with the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate […]

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Why am I becoming an Orthodox Christian? – By Ruth Obadiah

May 23, 2014 Featured News

Reverting the Reformation  – 23/5/14 Today, I have the privilege and pleasure to share with you the life experience, her reasons for reverting, of Ruth Obadiah, guest writer for today’s post. Ruth comes from an agnostic back ground, but later on through a series of events transitioned into evangelical Christianity, and had been for about 4 years. Now, in […]

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Collection for the Christians of Syria from the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate

April 30, 2014 Featured News

30/4/14 The collection for aiding the Christians of Syria and of other areas of Middle East, many of them victims of the persecution and violence, began in all the churches and monasteries of the Romanian Patriarchate. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel expressed in the sermon delivered within the Divine Liturgy the hope that peace and good […]

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Tribute to Bishop Gyuregh Kapikian

April 24, 2014 Featured News

Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – April 2014 At Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School Auditorium on 25th April 2015 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, shall preside the event. As part of the 85th anniversary celebrations of Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian School, a special event will take place in honour of late Bishop Gyuregh […]

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