OCP Secretariat Condemns Attack on Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & the Christian Community in Qamishli

OCP Delegation with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch & All East

OCP News Service - OCP Secretariat- 20/6/16 Read- Suicide Bomber Targets Assyrian Event in Syria – 3 Killed http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/suicide-bomber-targets-assyrian-event-in-syria-3-killed/ Global: The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Movement) has strongly condemned the attack on the Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and the Christian faithful in Qamishli, by one of the suicide bombers. "We strongly condemn such barbaric ...

Historic Armenian Church in Deir el-Zour – Syria destroyed

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant) OCP News Service – 3/12/14 Read article here: The historic Armenian Church dedicated to the memory of genocide victims (dedicated to the Ottoman Genocide Victims in Turkey) located in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour in Syria has been destroyed by the Jabhat al-Nusra rebels reports The Independent. The ...

Patriarch John X and Christian Prelates visit Christian Town of Maaloula

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) 22/4/14 Beirut: Patriarch John X of Antioch visited the Christian Town of Maaloula which has been recaptured by the Syrian government forces after driving rebels and terrorist. Several Christian leaders namely Jean Dionysius Yuhanon Kawaq (Director of the Patriarchal Office of the Syrian Orthodox Church), Patriarch Gregory ...

New Patriarch to be Enthroned at the Mor Ephrem monastery in Ma`arat Sayyidnaya

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service – 1/4/14 Beirut: The new Patriarch elect Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim of Anthioch and All East of the Syriac Orthodox Church will be enthroned at the Mor Ephrem monastery in Ma`arat Sayyidnaya, Damascus in Syria, on 29th May 2014, the day of ...

Ceremony of Sealing the Patriarchal Office and Library

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf anf Levant Region) 23/3/13 Beirut: With respect to the constitution of the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Patriarchal office and Library were sealed with red wax. The ceremony was led by Metropolitans Mor Ivanious Paulose, Mor Thimothios Matta AlKhoury, Mor Silvanos Petrus. The Patriarchal house at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, ...

Patriarch Kirill arrived at the Patriarchate of Constantinople

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate UAE, Gulf and Levant Region) OCP News Service - 6/3/14 Turkey: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has arrived at the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the invitation of the Ecumenical Patriarch to take part in the conference of the Eastern Orthodox Hierarch. The Russian Patriarch also met with His All Holiness the Ecumenical ...

Eastern Orthodox Hierarchs to meet in Istanbul

OCP News Service – 27/2/14 Prakash Varghese(OCP Delegate -UAE,Gulf and Levant Region) The Primates, high ranking Metropolitan, Archbishops and other prelates of all Eastern Orthodox Churches will meet in Istanbul on the invitation of His All Holiness Bartholomew the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Meeting will take place from 6th to 9th of March 2014. The hierarchs will have serious ...

Miracle of Holy Theotokos in the Christian town of Saidnaya – Exclusive

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate – UAE, Gulf & Levant Region) OCP News Service – Exclusive January 26/01/2014 More about  Saidnaya: Syria/Saidnaya: A miracle by the Holy Theotokos was reported at one of the  monasteries of Saidnaya.  This town is one of  the most famous Christian inhabited and pilgrimage places in the war torn Syria. The incident was told by one ...

EN CHRISTOS Pan-Orthodox Conference (Exclusive Report & Snaps)

Prakash Varghese OCP Delegate & Correspondent in UAE and Gulf region OCP News Service Exclusive 14/10/2012 UAE/Abu Dhabi: It was an evening(12/10/2012)that will be written in golden letters in the history of Abu Dhabi St George Orthodox Cathedral as the members of Oriental & Eastern Orthodox Churches gathered on a single platform .The convention was led by Bishops and ...