US Assembly of Bishops launches Covid-19 Resource Centre for Orthodox Christians

Basilica News Agency - 2/4/2020 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA announces a resource center for clergy and faithful during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Resource Center includes updated news from the various jurisdictions as well as practical guidelines and resources for families, ministry leaders, parish leadership, and everyone. The Center can be accessed here and will be updated ...

The Crown Council of Ethiopia and the Monarchist Moa Anbessa Institute Awarded Orders of Imperial Ethiopia at Annual Victory of Adwa Dinner

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Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor of Ethiopian Affairs) - OCP News Service - 6/3/2020 USA: On the evening of February 29th, 2020, the Moa Anbessa Institute together with the Crown Council of Ethiopia, hosted the annual Victory of Adwa commemoration dinner at Washington D.C.’s Army & Navy Club. This annual gala event is held to celebrate ...

Orthodox Priest Alexander Kurien Appointed to the US Human Trafficking Task Force

OCP News Service - 11/2/2020 USA: Orthodox Priest Alexander Kurien has been appointed an expert in Human Trafficking Task Force under the Trump administration. Fr Alexander is currently serving as the Deputy Associate Administrator and Executive Director of the Federal Real Property Council. Orthodox Priest Alexander Kurien Appointed Executive Director of the American Federal Real Properties Council ...

Meeting of the US Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Joint Commission

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OCP News Service - 7/12/2019 USA: Representatives of the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christian Churches in the US gathered at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This was the first meeting after the revival of the Joint Commission which was held on 8th Oct 2019, at the St. Vartan Armenian Orthodox Cathedral. The members of ...

The U.S. House Recognizes the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocide

A still frame from the 1919 documentary film Auction of Souls, which portrayed eye witnessed events from the Armenian Genocide, including stripped naked and crucified Christian girls. Source- https://www.raymondibrahim.com

OCP News Service - 30/10/2019 USA: The United States House of Representatives has officially passed a bill recognizing the Turkish Ottoman government genocide of the Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks. Armenian Genocide was one of the worst crimes against humanity, committed by the Ottoman Turks against the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire during the the.W.W. I. Syriacs, ...

Assembly of Bishops of the USA and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches Revive the Joint Commission of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America - 10/09/19 NEW YORK – Representatives of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christian churches met today at the Armenian Cathedral of St. Vartan for the first meeting of the joint commission in nearly a decade. The meeting began with a common prayer service followed by open ...

Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops Recommits to Orthodox Unity in the USA

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America - 22/9/19 NEW YORK – The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America met today, under the chairmanship of Archbishop Elpidophoros, to discuss the state of Orthodox Christian unity in the USA. Recognizing the challenges in global Orthodoxy, ...

Rewards For Justice Program Seeks Information On the Abducted Christian Prelates in Syria

OCP News Service - 25/7/19 More Information Here USA: Rewards for Justice program of the United States Department of State is offering a reward of $5 million for providing information on the ISIS kidnapping networks or  for providing information on the people responsible for kidnapping Christian prelates such as Archbishop Gregorios Ibrahim, Metropolitan Bolous Yazigi, Padre Maher ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Receives Honorary Doctorate from St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary

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OCP News Service - 20/5/19 USA: Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Anticioha and All-East – (Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church) received an Honorary Doctorate in from St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary Divinity. Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, Met. Zachariah Nicholovos Attends SVOST Graduation Ceremony The Very Reverend Dr. Chad Hatfield, President of SVOTS bestowed the award ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, Met. Zachariah Nicholovos Attends SVOST Graduation Ceremony

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OCP News Service - 20/5/19 USA: Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Anticioha and All-East - (Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church), Mar Zachariah Nicholovos of North East America of the Malankara Church took part in the graduation ceremony of the St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, New York. His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America ...

Greek Archbishops Elected for USA and Australia

OCP News Service - 12/5/19 AXIOS AXIOS AXIOS!!! Global: The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has elected Metropolitan Elipidophros of Bursa as the new Archbishop of America. Metropolitan Elipidophros will lead the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOARC). On 4/7/18, OCP News Service published an article by Jessica Kolettis stating that Metropolitan Elipidophros of Bursa would be ...

John G. Panagiotou Becomes the First Orthodox Christian Theologian to Receive a Doctorate in the 182-Year History of Erskine Theological Seminary

Photo: RJ Gore, Dean of Erskine Seminary; John G. Panagiotou, and Loyd Melton, Director of Erskine Doctoral Program [Erskine Theological Seminary doctoral hooding of John G. Panagiotou, May 4, 2019]

OCP News Service - 6/5/19 USA: On May 4, 2019, John G. Panagiotou became the first Orthodox Christian theologian to receive a Doctorate in the 182-year history of Erskine Theological Seminary in South Carolina. Erskine Seminary was founded in 1837 and is rooted in the Reformed tradition. It is one if the oldest divinity schools in the ...

Tactics of double standards: how USA interferes in life of Orthodox Church

Ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine, US Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette

Union of Orthodox Journalists - 11/3/19 What is behind the concern of US officials about the rights of the Orthodox? At the Athens conference on disinformation and news manipulation held on March 5, the ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine and now the Ambassador to Greece Jeffrey Payette made a strong statement about Russia’s efforts to undermine the authority ...

OCP Delegate Solomon Kibriye Decorated with the Order of the Commander of the Star of Ethiopia

Deacon Solomon Kibriye Prince Ermias and Princess Saba. Photo - Taylor Branson Reed.

OCP News Service - Edited by Archdeacon Tesfa Michael Willaims - 8/3/19 USA: Deacon Solomon Kibriye - Chief Editor of Ethiopian Affairs at the Editorial Board of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) was decorated with the prestigious Order of Commander of the Star of Ethiopia by the Crown Council of Ethiopia and the International Society ...

Fire Heavily Damages the St. Thomas Orthodox Church of Dover -New Jersey

Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church - 14/12/18 USA: A fire has heavily damaged St. Thomas Orthodox Church of Dover, New Jersey. The Parish belongs to the Northeast American Diocese of the ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara. The heavy damage caused by the fire is quite clear from the photos. However, the main ...

Episcopal Silver Jubilee Celebration of Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos

North American Dioscese of the Ancient Malankara Orthodox Church - 28/11/18 +Many Yeras+ USA: Over 500 clergy and faithful gathered together at the Green Tree Country Club in New Rochelle, New York to celebrate the Episcopal Silver Jubilee of our beloved Diocesan Metropolitan, His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos. The presence of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, Catholicos ...

Orthodox Protodeacon Dennis and wife Helen Lucak Found Dead

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OCP News Service - 14/11/8 +Memory Etrnal+ USA: In a shocking incident, Orthodox Christian Protodeacon Dennis and his wife Helen Lucak (each 72-years-old) were found dead at their Harbour Light Drive home Saturday evening. Both were members of Archangel Michael Church, Broadview Heights, OH. According to the Police, they have taken their 44-year-old son, Michael under custody (as ...

Presbyterian Faithful Bryant Wongum Joins the Ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara

Ben Kunjacko - OCP News Service - 6/11/18 Visit St. Lukes Orthodox Mission Chruch Web portal: https://stlukemission.org/ USA: Bryant Wongum, a Presbyterian faithful has joined the ancient Malankara Church. Bryant was a deacon at one of the Presbyterian communities in the United States of America. Bryant Wongum and Adam Penn (another convert) were baptized into Malankara Orthodoxy by Rev. ...

Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference – October 2018

OCAC - 12/9/18 Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference Hilton Clearwater Beach, FL, USA Friday, October, 12 • 7:00 pm to Saturday, October 13 • 6:00 pm CLICK HERE TO REGISTER What does our Orthodox faith have to do with the practice of law? What does it mean to live out God’s grace in our careers? How do we properly steward ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Speaks on Orthodox Icons

Syriac Orthodox Icons - 8/7/18 USA: A clip from the Q&A session held at SYGG 2018 in USA. Our Patriarch His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II address the role of iconography in the Syriac Orthodox Church and the misuse of statues, sacred heart and other things which are not part of our tradition and faith. Our ...

The Camino de Santiago: My Reflections

Deacon Daniel Malyon (Representing the Coptic Orthodox Church in UK to Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE) - OCP News Service - 3/8/18  Preparation “The goal is a perfect peacefulness even in the middle of the raging storm.” – St John Climacus. In the busy modern world, the concept of escaping the world to spend time alone with God is utterly alien. ...