OCP Secretariat Petitions President of Russia On The Ongoing Persecution of Christians in Ethiopia (Updated)

OCP News Service - 1/11/2019 Global: Apart from petitioning the United Nations, and several Human Rights organizations, the Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) has petitioned the honorable President of Russia - Vladimir Putin on the ongoing persecution of Christians in Ethiopia. A petition was also filed to the honorable Prime Minister of ...

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 ...

Messages from Her Majesty The Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Prime Minister at the annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at Westminster Abbey

Coptic Orthodox Church UK - 12/10/18 Messages were received from Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Most Reverend Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Right Honourable Theresa May, Prime Minister, as equality and freedom were highlighted at the annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at St Margaret’s Church, ...

Joint Prayers held between the Exile Synod and Addis Ababa Synod Prelates of the Ethiopian Church

Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 23/7/18 Arrival of the Ethiopian Orthodox Delegation in Washington DC for Peace Talks : Hierarch’s Embrace Each Other USA: Joint prayers between the Exile and Addis Ababa Synods were held at the Exile Church’s St. Gabriel Cathedral in Washington D.C. The reconciliation conference begins on 23rd ...

Arrival of the Ethiopian Orthodox Delegation in Washington DC for Peace Talks : Hierarch’s Embrace Each Other

Eotc Nassu - OCP News Service - 19/7/18 Prime Minister of Ethiopia gives a send-off to the delegation hoping to end the schism in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church The arrival of the Ethiopian Orthodox delegation in Washington DC for Peace talks. Live-cast Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) reports -In receiving the delegation at the airport, Abune ...

Prime Minister of Ethiopia gives a send-off to the delegation hoping to end the schism in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia (L), Prime Minister Ahmed Abyi of Ethiopia (C) and Patriarch Abune Merkorios of the Ethiopian Synod in Exile (R)

Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service - 19/7/18 On Wednesday July 18, 2018, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia received the delegation of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Church in Ethiopia that departed later that evening for Washington D.C. to meet with the delegation of the Exile Synod there ...

THE PRIME MINISTER OF BULGARIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 17/6/18 On Wednesday afternoon, May 31/June 13, 2018, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Mr. Boyko Borissov, visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where along with his escorts, was warmly received and guided by Geronda Sacristan Most Reverend Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis. The Prime Minister was escorted by a group of his associates, ...

THE PRIME MINISTER OF ROMANIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 1/5/18 On Thursday afternoon, April 13/26, 2018, the Prime Minister of Romania Mrs. Viorica Dăncilă visited the Patriarchate, escorted by the Staff of the Embassy of Romania in Tel-Aviv and by the clergy representatives of the Romanian Patriarchate in Jerusalem. The Prime Minister and her escorts were received warmly by H.H.B. our Father ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM MEETS THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE PALESTINIAN STATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 21/10/17 On Thursday morning, 28th September/12th October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos visited the Prime Minister of the Palestinian State Mr. Rami Hamdallah at his office in Ramallah. At this visit, His Beatitude was escorted by Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archimandrite Galaktion Hegoumen in Ramallah, Dragouman ...

Remembrance Day on Victims of the “Storm” Military Action Marked

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Church of Serbia - August 2017 The state manifestation dedicated to marking the Remembrance Day of the killed and expelled Serbs in the Croatian military-police action “Storm” in August 1995, when 2000 Serbs were killed and more than 200.000 expelled, was held at Veternik near Novi Sad, Serbia,  on 4 August 2017. Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the ...

THE PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - July 2017 On Monday afternoon, 11th/24th July 2017, the Prime Minister of Georgia, His Excellency Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the Ambassador of Georgia in Israel and the Ambassador of Israel in Georgia among other associates of his. The Georgian Prime Minister ...

The Serbian Prime Minister received by the Serbian Patriarch

Church of Serbia - 19/4/17 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister and President electus of the Republic of Serbia on 17 April 2017 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Mr. Nikola Selakovic. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic congratulated the most ...

Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian Visits Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 8/2/17 Today in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr.Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. His Holiness welcomed the Prime Minister to the Mother See, noting the government's efforts and programs launched to overcome the challenges ...

Serbian Patriarch meets with Prime Minister of Greece

Church of Serbia - 5/2/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Alexis Tsipras, President of the Government of the Republic of Greece, with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 1 February 2017. The audience was attended by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch. Source:  

Prime Minister of Serbia extended Christmas best wishes to Orthodox Christmas

Church of Serbia - 9/1/17 The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, extended Christmas greetings to the Hierarchs, clergy and all the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In his Christmas message  the Prime Minister writes: “I extend my sincere best wishes to the clergy, monastics and all the Orthodox faithful who most ...

GREEK PRIME MINISTER INSPECTS RESTORATION WORKS ON THE HOLY AEDICULA

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - November - December 2016 On the morning of Thursday, the 25th of November/8th of December 2016, the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Alexis Tsipras, whilst on a visit to Israel, demonstrated in practical terms his interest in the ongoing restoration works on the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre, carried out by ...

Patriarch of Romania attends reception by Presidential Administration, on National Day of Romania

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 8/12/6 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, attended Thursday, 1 December 2016, the reception organised at Cotroceni Palace by the Presidency of Romania, on the National Day of Romania. The Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis delivered a speech stressing that the Great Union Day represents an urge for unity, solidarity and ...

Messages from HRH The Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister & the Archbishop of Canterbury received as religious freedom is highlighted in annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at Westminster Abbey

Coptic Orthodox Church - UK  (Media and Communications Office) - 25/10/16 Messages were received from HRH The Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury as religious freedom was highlighted at the annual Coptic New Year (Nayrouz) Service at St Margaret’s, Westminster Abbey. Addresses were also delivered by HE Ambassador David Saperstein, The ...

Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem congratulates the newly appointed Prime Minister of Armenia

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Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - September 2016 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian sent a letter of Congratulation to the newly appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, His Excellency Karen Karapetyan. Source:

Statement by Bishop Angaelos following the results of the EU Referendum

Coptic Orthodox Church UK - 24/6/16 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, following the results of the EU Referendum.  Over this past week, the United Kingdom has experienced a series of significant, challenging and sometimes painful milestones. With the long-awaited results of the EU referendum, and ...