Statement on the Sanctity of Life – Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

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  Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America - 5/2/19 Thursday, January 31, 2019 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America affirms the sanctity of life based on the firm conviction that life begins at the moment of conception. The Assembly remains steadfast in its conviction that any interference ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Joins Fray after Baltimore Flooding

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IOCC - 15/6/18 International Orthodox Christian Charities Joins Fray after Baltimore Flooding Orthodox Christian humanitarian and development organization responds after flooding affects several homes in Charm City. Baltimore, Md. (June 14, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), headquartered in Greater Baltimore, Maryland, is deploying emergency teams to clear homes of debris in the wake of disastrous flooding across the ...

OCP to Publish Book on Archbishop Rene Villate, Metropolitan Alvares Julius & Independent Catholic Movement

OCP News Service – OCP Publications- 30/5/18 Global- OCP Publications of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE will publish a research work on Independent Catholic Movements in the United States, Europe and the Indian Sub-continent. Varghese John Thottapuzha - Director, Dept. of Publication stated that the book is a result of intense research and fieldwork by the scholars of Metropolitan ...

IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge for Greece

IOCC - 1/5/18 IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge Gift to Aid Families in Greece Donors give over $1.2 million, exceeding $1 million Jaharis Family Foundation Inc. challenge gift to Orthodox humanitarian and development organization Baltimore, Md. (May 1, 2018) – From October 2017 through February 2018, IOCC supporters gave more than $1.2 million under the Jaharis Family ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Trains Refugees as Volunteer Healthcare Workers

IOCC - 12/4/18 Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers chance for refugees to assist their neighbors who require diagnosis, care, support services Baltimore, MD (April 10, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the humanitarian and development agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, has passed the eight-month mark in implementing ...

Joint Letter of the Serbian Orthodox Bishops in the United States of America

Church of Serbia - 29/3/18 Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 March 27, 2018 Dear Deputy Secretary Sullivan: We, the bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the United States, are writing to express our grave concern over yesterday’s assault by the Kosovo Police on Marko Djuric, Director of the Serbian Government ...

Kids need clean water – Orthodox Africa

Orthodox Africa - 24/2/18 DONATE TO ORTHODOX AFRICA MISSION HERE Within the Great Rift Valley formation, about an hour’s drive South of Kenya – Father Methodius can be found caring for the children of St. Barnabas Orphanage and School. On any given day, the 175 voices fill the otherwise quiet area. Some of these children have lost one ...

Humanitarian Purposes Driven By Faith

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Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 2/2/18 President Trump’s move against refugees was not positively received by the American Orthodox Church, as stated by Laurie Goodstein in the New York Times. The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump signed an executive order to deport undocumented immigrants as well as turn away refugees. ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Works to Improve Health Year Round

  IOCC - 26/1/18 Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers basics of healthy living to those in need  Baltimore, MD (January 24, 2018) – As many contemplate New Year’s resolutions to take better care of their health, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues its ongoing work to offer underserved communities and families worldwide the tools needed to do precisely that.  In ...

Youth Involvement in the Armenian Church A Top Priority: Youth representatives provide first-hand accounts and strategies for youth participation in churches

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 11/12/17 The World General Assembly dedicated a portion of its meeting to discuss Armenian youth and its current status in the life of our church. His Holiness invited four individuals to represent the voice of the youth and offer suggestions to foster youth participation in our churches. Those youth who traveled to Antelias were: Carnie ...

Orthodox Hierarchs Support International Orthodox Christian Charities’ Hurricane Response

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IOCC - 18/11/17 Orthodox Christian leaders in the United States have exhorted the faithful to respond during heavy 2017 hurricane season Baltimore, MD (November 17, 2017) – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has supported International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in the organization’s ongoing response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, encouraging ...

“The 10th Anniversary of the Reunification” – A Lecture by His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk

The Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA - 28/10/17 - ROCOR- ROC Unification  On Wednesday, October 25, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA delivered a lecture entitled "The 10th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Russian Church - Outcomes and Perspectives of Joint Service in the United States" during ...

Serbian Royal Couple attends Antiochian Patriarchal Liturgy

Church of Serbia - 25/10/17 Their Royal Highness's Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy officiated by His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch at the Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Potomac, Maryland near Washington, DC. The Patriarch is on a visit to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of ...

Assyrian Americans Call for Iraqi Government Control of Nineveh Plains

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AINA - 24/10/17 Chicago (AINA) -- The Assyrian American National Federation (AANF), an umbrella organization for Assyrians in the United States, has issued a statement calling for Iraqi federal jurisdiction over the Nineveh Plains of Iraq, which the core of the Assyrian homelands in Iraq and home to hundreds of Assyrian towns and villages. The statement calls for ...

FOCUS Ecumenical Journal – October 2017 Issue

Dr Ajesh T Phillip - OCP News Service - 8/10/17 SCRIBD https://www.scribd.com/document/360486623/FOCUS-October-2017 ISSUU https://issuu.com/diasporafocus/docs/focus_october_2017 The October 2017, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) is now available for download. About Focus Diaspora FOCUS is a non-profit organization registered in ...

CURRENT US-RUSSIA RELATIONS ARE A “PHANTASMAGORIA”—MET. HILARION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 7/9/17 What is happening today in Russian-American bilateral relations is a “phantasmagoria,” and Russia should not take an example from those politicians in America who threaten them, stated the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, who recently returned from a trip to the ...

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Respond to Racist Violence in Charlottesville – VA

Assemblyofbishops - 19/7/17 Friday, August 18, 2017 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted ...

Pan-Hellenic Motorcycle Association Hosts 3rd Annual Blessing

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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - 24/5/17 PARISH PRIEST FR TED POTERES AND FR GEORGE PAPPAS OFFICIATE SERVICE TO MASSIVE GATHERING MERRILLVILLE, IN: The Panhellenic Motorcycle Association of Northern Indiana hosted the 3rd Annual Motorcycle Blessing on Sunday, May 21, at the American Legion Post 430 in Merrillville, Indiana. A fundraiser motorcycle ride immediately followed. Greek Orthodox ...

New Documentary: Modern Christian Martyrs

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - April- May 2017 NEW DOCUMENTARY “MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS” METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO AND GREATER CHICAGO BROADCAST MINISTERIES PRODUCE DOCUMENTARY CONCERNING ONGOING GENOCIDE OF THE CHRISTIAN MINORITY POPULATION OF SYRIA CHICAGO, IL: We have all heard about refugees in the news. We have all seen the situation in Syria in the news. But have ...

Orthodox Christians in the United States Commemorate 25 Years of Life-Giving Aid

  IOCC - May 2017 May 3, 2017 (Baltimore) – This year, Orthodox Christians in the United States will commemorate twenty-five years of global philanthropic outreach by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. IOCC was formed by the Standing Conference of the ...

NEW ROMANIAN ORTHODOX METROPOLIA OF THE UNITED STATES HOLD ENTHRONEMENT CEREMONY

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - 2/5/17 #NEW ROMANIAN ORTHODOX METROPOLIA OF THE UNITED STATES HOLD ENTHRONEMENT CEREMONY #GREEK ORTHODOX HIERARCHY ATTEND HISTORICAL SERVICE IN CHICAGO CHICAGO, IL: Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, and Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos proudly attended the Enthronement Ceremony for the new Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the United States of ...