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

February 21, 2018 Featured

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 have been a featured guest on Ancient Faith Radio and Orthodox Christian Network. “I wrote […]

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The Quest for Orthodox–Assyrian Alliance

January 26, 2018 Featured

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 […]

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Uniates and Roman Catholics bring Liturgical Abuse and Sacrilege to Ukraine

November 11, 2017 Featured

Orthodox Church – 11/11/17 Video by UOJ I Union of Orthodox Journalists. Further Rome’s errors of Vatican II enter Ukraine via Roman-Catholic church and Uniates, “Byzantine Christians” in communion with Rome. Source:

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Life of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki the Myrrh-Gusher

November 9, 2017 Featured
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 […]

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October 29, 2017 News

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 […]

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September 6, 2017 Featured
Photo: – 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 […]

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Biography of Episcopus electus of Dalmatia Nikodim

June 19, 2017 News

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 […]

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

June 6, 2017 Featured

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, […]

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

May 30, 2017 Featured
(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 […]

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

May 30, 2017 Featured
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 – 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 […]

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The True Message of Fatima?

May 14, 2017 Featured

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 […]

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

May 5, 2017 Featured

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 […]

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

April 13, 2017 Featured

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 […]

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Venerable Alexis the Man of God

April 1, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – March-April 2017 Saint Alexis was born at Rome into the family of the pious and poverty-loving Euphemianus and Aglais. The couple was childless for a long time and constantly prayed the Lord to grant them a child. And the Lord consoled the couple with the birth of their son Alexis. At […]

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Roman Catholic – Oriental Orthodox Dialogue – 2017

January 31, 2017 Featured News

MOTV – 31/1/17 The 14th meeting of the International Joint Commission For Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and Oriental Orthodox Churches took place in Rome from January 22-27 2017, hosted by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Representatives of the following Oriental Orthodox Churches took part in the conference.  The Coptic Orthodox Church, […]

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Pope, Patriarch to Make Progress on Practical Agenda of Helping Christians

January 19, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 19/1/17 Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill are likely to make progress when they meet in Havana, Cuba on boosting cooperation to help Christian communities in distress around the world, prominent ecumenical experts told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — “The planned meeting between Pope Francis with Patriarch Kirill is of enormous significance,” Jerusalem’s Tantur […]

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A new Virginmartyr has been enlisted in the calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church: Saint Agnes

November 10, 2016 Featured News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – November 2016 The Holy Synod approved the enlistment of the Holy Virginmartyr Agnes (feast day on January 21st) in the calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The decision was taken during the working session of the Holy Synod, carried out on 29 October 2016, at the Synodal Hall of […]

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‘The Fathers on the Holy Eucharist’ – Metropolitan Philipose Mar Theophilos

October 29, 2016 Featured News

MOTV- 29/10/16 – Metropolitan Philipose Mar Theophilos In recent years there has been a growing interest to learn what the early Fathers of the Church have said and taught not only on the fundamentals of Christian faith but also on the discipline and the morals of the Church. I have reproduced below the teachings of certain […]

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October 15, 2016 Featured News
249202-b – October 2016 Religious faith in Russia never grew more intensively than in the past three decades, believes Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. The head of the Department of External Church Relations (DECR) spoke about religious faith in Russia, and its history and revival in recent decades at a meeting with a group of professors and […]

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A Response to Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith’s Article on ‘Orthodox Schism’ in Ukraine

October 7, 2016 Featured News

George Alexander – OCP News Service – 7/10/16 On 12 September 2016, Catholic Herald published an article by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith titled ‘An Orthodox schism could be looming. But there might just be a Catholic solution’. Vatican & Uniate Reunion : Indian, Syriac Orthodox & Thozhiyoor Faithful Join Malankara Eastern Catholic Rite He speaks on […]

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Georgian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate on Pope Francis’s Visit (Video Message)

October 2, 2016 Featured News

Orthodox Church – 10/2/16 Georgian Orthodox Apostolic Patriarchate of Tbilisi has announced that pope Francis’s visit to Georgia is friendly and has nothing to do with ecumenism as long as Rome persists on it’s dogmatic differences with the Church. Source:  

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