‘Leaning Cross Oath’ was Crucial in Preserving the Existence of the Malankara Church – Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

OCP News Service - 3/1/19 Leaning Cross Oath Church web portal here: Kerala-India: The historic event of 'Leaning Cross Oath' played the most important role and crucial role in preserving and protecting the very existence of the ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara, commented His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II  (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas ...

The Lives of Saints Peter and Paul

Church of Serbia - 12/7/18 THE HOLY APOSTLE PETER The son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida, he was a fisherman and was at first called Simon, but the Lord was pleased to call him Cephas, or Peter (Jn 1:42). He was the first of ...

Ukrainian Autocephaly – A step to Canonical Unity or a False Union with Rome?

Nadia Bazuk – OCP News Service – 30/5/18 Bishop Symeon Lukach was canonized by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church as Hieromartyr for not betraying his Church under Communist repressions between the late 1940s - early 1960s. However, the Head of the UGCC, Sviatoslav Shevchuk seems to be fine if Orthodox Ukrainians will leave their Church for Unia as a result of the state-sponsored ...

“Uniatism is not the path to walk today” – Pope Francis

OCP News Service - 2/6/18 Vatican: Pope Francis received a Russian Orthodox Church delegation led by Metropolitan Hilarion. During the meeting the Roman Pontiff stated that the path of Uniatism is not the path to walk today, and reiterated his belief that ecumenism, which is achieved by walking together, which is the path towards Christian unity. Read ...

Apostle Mark the Evangelist of the Seventy

Church of Serbia - 11/5/18 The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12), was one of the Seventy Apostles, and was also a nephew of Saint Barnabas (June 11). He was born at Jerusalem. The house of his mother Mary adjoined the Garden of Gethsemane. As Church Tradition relates, on the ...

Martyr Sabbas Stratelates “the General” of Rome

Church of Serbia - 7/5/18 Saint Sabbas Stratelates came from a Gothic tribe. For his bravery he attained the high rank of military commander or “stratelates,” and he served under the Roman emperor Aurelian (270-275). From his youth, Sabbas was a Christian and he fervently followed the commands of Christ. He helped the needy, and visited Christians ...

St. Gregory Dialogus – the Pope of Rome

Church of Serbia - 26/3/18 Saint Gregory Dialogus, Pope of Rome, was born in Rome around the year 540. His grandfather was Pope Felix, and his mother Sylvia (November 4) and aunts Tarsilla and Emiliana were also numbered among the saints by the Roman Church. Having received a most excellent secular education, he attained high government ...

Sick Mentality’: Pope Calls Prostitution ‘Torture’, ‘Crime Against Humanity’

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Sputniknews - 25/3/18 In a marathon question-answer conversation with several hundred young people in Rome on Monday, the Catholic Church's Pope Francis attacked prostitution, praying for the forgiveness of all Catholic men who engage in purchasing sex from prostitutes. Speaking to the Pope, a 32-year-old Nigerian woman and former sex trafficking victim said she was troubled by the fact that ...

‘The Pearl of Great Price’ – the Journey of Veronica Hughes from Rome to Orthodoxy

OCP News Service - 21/1/18 Visit Web portal here Buy books at Amazon Pearl of Great Price is an inspiring book penned by author Veronica Hughes who converted from Roman Catholicism to Orthodox Christianity. The book opened to rave reviews. Veronica Hughes has been a featured guest on Ancient Faith Radio and Orthodox Christian Network. "I wrote this my Pearl for ...

The Quest for Orthodox–Assyrian Alliance

George Alexander – OCP News Service- (Dept. of Church Research and Studies - Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE) - 26/1/18 Introduction To be frank, any kind of Orthodox – Assyrian Church alliance seems to be a distant dream. However, it is always good to keep our hopes high and keep praying for the distant dream. The Christian world is ...

Life of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki the Myrrh-Gusher

Full of Grace and Truth

Church of Serbia - 9/11/7 Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedonia and was widely admired not only because of his noble ancestry and grace of bearing, but also for virtue, wisdom and goodness of heart ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITS HIS HOLINESS THE POPE OF ROME

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 29/10/17 On Monday 10th/23rd October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III visited His Holiness Pope Francis of Rome at the Vatican. His Beatitude’s entourage on this visit were Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Archdeacon Mark. Upon His arrival at the airport of Rome on ...

“ECUMENISM IS AN INSIDIOUS SATANIC MOVEMENT”—MET. JEREMIAH OF GORTYN

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Pravoslavie.ru - 6/9/17 Metropolitan Jeremiah of Gortyn, of the Greek Orthodox Church, has addressed his congregation with a special message. The hierarch paid special attention to the issues of ecumenism and the preservation of an Orthodox identity, reports AgionOros. “My brethren,” he writes, “you are Orthodox Christians, received in the font of holy Baptism from an Orthodox priest.” Expressing ...

Biography of Episcopus electus of Dalmatia Nikodim

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Church of Serbia - 19/6/17 The elected Bishop of Dalmatian Nikodim (Kosovic) was born on 15 April 1981 in Zadar, from parents who died in his early childhood. He grew up together with his sister Danica, under the care of his uncle Nenad Kosovic, a well-known Benkovac professor and translator from Russian. He started Elementary school in ...

Pan-Orthodox Conference – “Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church”

SVOTS - St. Phoebe Center - June 2017 October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017 St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church 4949 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 This Pan-Orthodox Conference—dedicated to examining diaconal ministry in the Orthodox Church—will include among its presenters one trustee, two professors, and two alumni from St Vladimir’s Seminary. In four sessions, participants will hear a variety ...

Moscow, Kiev, Vatican & the Never-ending Schism in Ukraine

(From Left ) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Patriarch Kiril of Moscow and all Russia, Metropolitan Onufriy of Kiev and All Ukraine

OCP News Service - 30/5/17-  George Alexander - Dept. of Church Research & Studies ___________________________________________________________________ EP- Ecumenical Patriarchate ROC- Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC- MP –Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC –KP – Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyvian Patriarchate) UAOC – Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church ___________________________________________________________________ UGCC – Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Uniate Rite Under Vatican) Recently Patriarch Kirill appealed ...

Canada’s Trudeau asks Pope to apologize for Catholic Church’s abuse of indigenous children

Pope Francis meets Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau during a private audience at the Vatican, May 29, 2017. © Ettore Ferrari / Reuters

RT.com - 30/5/17 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologize for decades of abuse suffered by indigenous children in schools run by the Catholic Church. Canada’s “residential schools” system was set up in the late 19th century to assimilate native peoples into Canadian society. Children were separated from their families ...

The True Message of Fatima?

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Orthodox England - May 2017 Introduction In six visions over a period of six months in 1917 three peasant children from a Portuguese village were told by the Mother of God of the destiny of a country called Russia. These shepherd children, who had never been to Lisbon, let alone heard of Russia, came to hear of this ...

Three Popes & a Patriarch & the Impossible task of Orthodox Christian Unity

George Alexander - Dept. of Church Research and Studies - Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE - OCP News Service  Buy the Second Edition of 'Orthodox Dilemma' - a unique book on Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity Some thoughts Great gesture of ecumenism in Egypt between Pope Tawadros II and Pope Francis. Both Prelates signed documents to mutually recognize baptism i.e., ...

The Palm Sunday massacre targeted Pope Tawadros II – why the media silence?

Archbishopcranmer - 12/4/17 If a suicide bomber had detonated himself in a pew at St Peter’s Basilica while the Pope of Rome was presiding over the liturgy, the world’s media would be talking about an assassination attempt on the life of Francis, which it surely would have been. When a bomb or a bullet gets within ...