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. ...

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Formally Declares an End to the 27-Year-Old Schism (Updated)

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Flash News – Reports from US Indicate an End to Schism in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 23/7/18 USA: Reports indicate that agreement has been reached on ending the schism between Addis Ababa Synod and the Synod in Exile during the first hours of talks. We are awaiting an official announcement from the Ethiopian Church. Joint Prayers held between the Exile Synod and ...

The Leading “Neutral” (non-synodal) Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Washington DC Declares that it Has Rejoined the Mother Synod in Addis Ababa

Solomon Kibriye (Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 16/7/18 USA: This past Sunday July 15, 2018, following the Divine Liturgy, the clergy of Washington D.C.’s largest Ethiopian Orthodox Church assembled before the high altar and proclaimed that from this day onward, the church had returned to the jurisdiction of the Mother Church and ...

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Budget – An Analysis

Brett Hyndman - Independent Article - OCP News Service - 12/7/18 USA: An Archdiocese budget analysis sheds some light on the financial (and not only) crisis in the GOA. A few days ago, Michael Psaros officially declared he'd resign in October as the treasurer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. "I think we really fixed things with ...

Meet the Man who’ll save Greek Orthodoxy in America

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Jessica Kolettis - Independent Article- OCP News Service - 4/7/18 USA: These days attacks on the Ecumenical Patriarchate have multiplied. First some allegations about Patriarch Bartholomew's ties with Fethullah Gulen appear on the Internet, then the Moscow Patriarchate threatens to disrupt relations with Constantinople in case it grants autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church, and then some ...

On the Sunday of All Saints, the Primates of the Orthodox Church in America and of the Russian Church Abroad concelebrate Divine Liturgy

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 6/7/18 On June 3, 2018, the Sunday of All Saints, at the invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All ...

Orthodox Christian youth of Belarus and the Russian diaspora meet at a round table

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 2/6/18 On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Minsk Theological Academy in Belarus hosted a round table called “Preserving Orthodoxy in the Modern World.” The event brought together young Orthodox Christians of Minsk and their counterparts from the Russian diaspora in the US, ...

The 150th anniversary of the birth of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas is celebrated in a renowned Russian village in the USA

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/5/18 On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the feast day of St Job the Much-Suffering and the birthday of Tsar Nicholas the Passion-Bearer, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, Deputy Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox ...

Saint Sebastian Orthodox Press Slava

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Church of Serbia - 15/11/17 Sebastian Press was established in 2006 by the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America, based on the vision of its, at that time, newly enthroned Bishop Dr. Maxim (Vasiljevic) and named in honor of a first American born Orthodox priest, Fr. Sebastian Dabovich, a great missionary and pioneer of the Orthodox ...

2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place

Assyrian Church of the East - 4/11/17 On October 23-26, 2017, 2nd session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place in the city of Modesto, USA. The delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate consisted of Bishop Kliment of Krasnoslobodsk and Temnikov, co-chair, and hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov) ...

“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 ...

Bishop Antoun Enters Eternal Rest

Ann Maria Husser - Delegate of USA and All North America - OCP News Service - 3/10/17 +Memory Eternal+ The Right Reverend Bishop Antoun of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America (Patriarchate of Antioch and All East) has entered eternal rest. 'The memory of the righteous is blessed.' Read bio of Bishop Antous here: Source: OCP News Service

Speech of Father Milan Radulovic at 42nd Convention of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand

Утешител Дух на Истината - 28/7/17 42nd Convention of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand held in Madison IL , USA, July 21st - 23 rd 2017. Source:

Clergy Meeting – 53rd Convention of the SOC in Northern America

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 21/7/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the clergy meeting of the two Archdioceses of the USA at the 53rd Annual Convention held in California. Their Eminences Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, Patriarchal Vicar for the Western USA, and Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA, attended the ...

Assyrian Organizations Condemn Turkey’s Seizure of Assyrian Properties

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AINA - July 2017 (AINA) -- Assyrian organizations in the United States and Europe have issued statements condemning Turkey's seizure of 50 Assyrian religious properties. In the U.S., five organizations signed a joint statement condemning the seizures, saying "...we appeal to our government, the United Nations, the European Union and all international institutions and Human Rights ...

Assembly of Bishops releases study on evangelization, outreach in US parishes

NEW YORK, NY [Assembly of Bishops] - April 2017 The first-ever national study on evangelization and outreach in Orthodox Christian parishes in the US was released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA during the last week of April 2017. The Executive Summary and Full Report are available in PDF format. Titled “Go and Make ...

KINDLY SUPPORT THE ORTHODOX AFRICA MISSION

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March 2017 DONATE NOW The Orthodox Africa Website: www.orthodoxafrica.org In the fall of 2015, our founder and director, Fr. Silouan (Brown) began thinking of ways that he could personally help the different Orthodox missions in Africa. He soon realized that many scams were operating out of that area, and it was difficult – if not impossible – for ...

PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW TELLS UKRAINIAN PM THAT CONSTANTINOPLE WILL HELP BUILD SINGLE CHURCH IN UKRAINE

Pravoslavie.ru - 19/3/17 “We pray that the Ukrainian people would be united in one Church. The Mother Church of Constantinople will help you find such a united Church,” His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew told Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting in the offices of the patriarchate in Constantinople on March 15. The Prime Minister was ...