Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabar-Bosnia reposes in the Lord

Church of Serbia- 30/10/15 On October 14/27, 2015 in the evening, on the feast-day of the Venerable Mother Parascheva, His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabar-Bosnia reposed in the Lord at the University Hospital in Foca. Upon his personal wish Metropolitan Nikolaj will be buried at the monastery of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Dobrun, ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej visiting Diocese of Dalmatia

August 2015 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, payed a canonical archpastoral visitation to the Diocese of Dalmatia, Croatia, starting from 18 August 2015. The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church accompanied by many bishops was welcomed at the entrance of the city of Zadar by the head of the Orthodox Church in Dalmatia, His Grace Fotije. His ...

Character by John G. Panagiotou

 John G. Panagiotou - OCP News Service - May 2015 Global: Growing up in my hometown, I fondly remember Mr. MacNamara's corner drug store. There the kindly old pharmacist Mr. MacNamara would not only own a pharmacy, but he would have for sale all kinds of candy and nicknacks that only an old-fashioned drug store would ...

President Pranab Mukerjee of India Released Postage Stamp Commemorating the 200 Years of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Theological Seminary

21/4/15 - Fr Thomas- Nagpur New Delhi: Sri Pranab Mukherjee, Honarble President of India released a commemorative postage stamp on the bicentennial of Kerala’s Orthodox Theological Seminary or Old Seminary, Kottayam today. The function was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan . His Holiness Moran Mar Baselius Marthoma Paulos II, the Catholicos of the East along with other ...

Armenian Church History National Olympiad

On April 18, the national phase of the Armenian Church History Olympiad was held at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and through the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, ...

Bestowing of Medals at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On February 26, a solemn Medals ceremony was held in the Events Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. For devotion and patriotic service, as well as achievements in the fields of science and health, ...

The Conflict Between ‘Charismatic’ and ‘Academic’ Theology Not New in Orthodox Christianity

By John G. Panagiotou - 22/2/15 In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes to his spiritual son Timothy about the “deposit of faith” (in Greek, paradosis) which has been handed down from Christ to His Apostles, to their disciples and to their successors.1 What is this “deposit” in its essence? The Apostle tells us this ...

Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in USA welcomes the New Students from Ukraine

ST. SOPHIA UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA On January 28, a big event happened at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary - four new students arrived from Ukraine. Before their arrival, the seminary as a whole was preparing for their arrival. The seminarians along with help from His Grace Bishop Daniel, Mr. ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Winners of Pontifical Scholarship Award

On February 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received three University level students of the Republic of Armenia: Yervand Mkrtchyan - Komitas State Conservatory; Ani Ginosyan - Theatre and Film State Institute; and Ani Yeremyan - Yerevan Mkhitar Heratsi State Medical University. ...

Rev. Emmanuel Benjamin Gharib of Kuwait Visits Indian Orthodox Theological Seminary

24/1/15 - The Orthodox Theological Seminary  Kottayam/Kerala: Rev. Emmanuel Benjamin Gharib, Chairman of the National Evangelical Church Kuwait and Pastor of the Kuwait Presbyterian Church visited the Seminary on January 22 and attended the Evening Prayers. He was accompanied by other dignitaries of the National Evangelical Church Kuwait. The National Evangelical Church is a campus in Kuwaiot ...

St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Marks 5th Year at Young Preachers Festival

Fr. Sergius with seminarian Tristan Gall

January 2015 Read Seminarian Tristan Gall's reflection on the Festival Over the Christmas recess, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric The Rev. Dr. Sergius Halvorsen and third-year M.Div. seminarian Tristan Gall traveled to Dallas, TX, to participate in the National Festival of Young Preachers. Sponsored by the Academy of Preachers, the National Festival attracted more than one ...

New Publication on Catholicos Gevork IV Kerestejian of Constantinople (1866-1882)

December - 2014 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Publishing Department of the Mother See, on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary; republished the life history of the 123rd Patriarch of the Armenian Church, Catholicos Gevork IV Kerestejian ...

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Elects Four Trustees – Metropolitan Joseph Is Vice Chairman

Metropolitan Joseph

December 2014 At its annual meeting November 13–14, 2014, the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary Dn. Michael Hyattelected four new members, among them His Eminence Joseph, who was recently enthroned as Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA). His ...

Primacy and Synodality from an Orthodox Perspective by Metropolitan Hilarion Volokolamsk

Paper presented at St Vladimir’s Theological Seminary on 8 November 2014 on the occasion of conferring an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity Your Beatitude, Your Eminences and Graces, dear fathers, brothers and sisters, distinguished guests! First of all I would like to express my profound gratitude to St Vladimir’s Theological Seminary for awarding me the honorary ...

Full List of Speakers Announced for Women & Diaconal Ministry Conference

October 2014 St. Phoebe Center for the History of the Deaconess has announced the full list of speakers for its first conference “Women & Diaconal Ministry in the Orthodox Church: Past, Present & Future” to be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Speakers include Sister Rebecca of New Skete Monastery; ...

Celebrations on the 140th Anniversary of the Founding of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary

October 2014 On October 12, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the 140th Anniversary of the founding of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary will be celebrated. The program will start at 17:00, in the Events Auditorium of the Gevorkian Seminary. Source:  

Bicentenary Global Alumni Meet held at the Indian Orthodox Theological Semianry

September 2014 Development of the priestly ministry needs to be aimed at an all-round growth of the society, stated His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II while addressing the Bi-centenary Global Alumni Meet at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, fondly known as the Old Seminary. The public ceremony was held at 2 pm on Tuesday September ...

“The Church and Care for the Poor” by Catholicos Karekin I Hovsepian of the Great House of Cilicia Republished at the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2014 The Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has republished “The Church and Care for the Poor”, originally written by Catholicos Karekin I Hovsepian of the Great House of Cilicia, when he was a Deacon. The book was published as part of the Depth series of ...

St. Phoebe Center to Hold its First Conference in Manhattan

28/8/14 Visit Website: Columbus, OH--St. Phoebe Center for the History of the Deaconess will host its first conference titled Women & Diaconal Ministry in the Orthodox Church: Past, Present & Future on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm at Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan. The conference will provide presentations and discussions on why an ordained ministry is necessary; how a deaconess ...

ICON OF ST. INNOCENT OF MOSCOW WEEPING MYRRH IN KHABAROVSK

On August 20, 2014, in the house church of the Khabarovsk Theological Seminary, the icon of this educational establishment’s patron-saint, Holy Hierarch Innocent of Moscow (Veniaminov; 1797-1879; a great missionary in Siberia and north America, later Metropolitan of Moscow) , began weeping myrrh, reports the Khabarovsk Diocese’s information department.  The unusual phenomenon was noticed by the ...

Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2013-2014 Academic Year Closing Ceremony at the Mother See

On 11th July, the 2013-2014 academic year closing ceremony of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary was held in the Events Auditorium, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Also present at the ceremony were members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, Mr. Haig Didizian, benefactor of the Mother See, faculty, ...