FINDING PARADISE IN THE MISSION FIELD

“Arise, O God, judge the earth…” chanted on Holy Saturday to the delight of the faithful.

Mayan Orthodox Church - June - July - August 2017 What is the happiness that God calls us to?  Can we find paradise on earth?  Serving now as I do in the fertile mission field of Guatemala, I often experience privileged moments of spiritual joy in the humblest of settings.  My first such mission epiphany occurred ...

Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Detained Again

His Holiness Abune Antonios – Patriarch of the Eritrea

Yonas Gredew (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa)- OCP News Service - 19/7/17 Additional information on the Situation of Abune Antonios from members of Arbi Harnet in Asmara Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: New reports state that His Holiness Abune Antonios - the canonical Patriarch of Eritrea is again under house arrest in the capital city of Asmara. The Eritrean ...

“Our Christian faith as Armenians is the source of our strength as a Nation,” Said Catholicos Aram I in his message to the faithful in Washington

September 2014 On Sunday 7 September 2014, his Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy and addressed the faithful at the Church of the Holy Cross in Washington DC. Archbishop Oshagan, Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Orthodox Church of America, celebrated the Liturgy after welcoming His Holiness and explaining the purpose of ...

Egypt: Coptic church cancels Sunday Liturgy for 1st time in 1,600 years

 Michal Shmulovich -20/8/13 Amid escalating violence against Egypt’s Copts, churches in Minya, located in upper Egypt, cancelled Sunday Liturgy for the first time in 1,600 years. Other churches in Minya also didn’t hold prayer services. “We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday for the first time in 1,600 years,” Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary ...