OCP Delegate Anca Constenco Honored with the Union Centennial Medal by Patriarch Daniel of Romania

OCP News Service - 10/01/2019 Bucharest-Romania: Anca Constenco Sirbu - Delegate of Bucharest and All Romania of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian  Society) was honored with the Great Union Centennial Medal by His Beatitude Daniel (Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrogea, Locum tenens of the throne of Caesarea Cappadociae and Patriarch of the Romanian ...

Feast day of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2019

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - January 2019 Saturday the 5th of January the Armenians in Jerusalem celebrated the Feast day of the Saints David, the prophet-king and of James, the brother of the Lord. St. James the brother of our Lord is also called St. James the Just, or St. James the Less. Over the ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Launch Unique Sacred Arts Institute with Luce Foundation Grant

SVOTS - 10/1/19 St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is poised to establish a permanent Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA) on its campus, with “creativity and holiness for the life of the world” as its mission, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant, announced November 29, 2018, will help the Seminary build upon ...

Learning To Manage With Celebration Days After Death

Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 8/1/19 Grief is a deeply personal experience that can leave the bereaved questioning themselves, life, and even their religion. As grieving is a lifelong process, celebration days that would normally have been shared with a deceased love one often become particularly tough to handle; indeed, according to the Child ...

Epiphany Holy Qurobo – Damascus

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 7/1/19 On January 6, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated Epiphany Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In His Sermon, His Holiness spoke about ...

Ukraine Has No Platform for Dialogue Between UOC-MP, ‘New Church’ – Archbishop

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Sputninknews - 7/1/19 KIEV (Sputnik) - There is currently no platform for dialogue between the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) and the unrecognized "new Ukrainian Orthodox church," UOC-MP Archbishop Clement told Sputnik on Sunday. "We have the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches — a platform for dialogue. Since [the non-canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of] the Kiev Patriarchate ...

TOMOS OF AUTOCEPHALY GRANTED TO THE UKRAINIAN SCHISMATIC CHURCH

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OCP News Service - 6/1/19 Turkey: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople handed over the so-called Tomos of Autocephaly to Metropolitan Epiphany Dumenko - Primate of the newly formed nationalist Church of Ukraine in a ceremony held at the Church of St. George in Istanbul. Patriarch Bartholomew read the text during the solemn service before handing over the ...

Serbian Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2018-2019

Church of Serbia - 5/1/19 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2018. +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy, ...

28Jun NGO Delivers Christmas Gifts to 730 Kids in Kursumlija

28Jun - 5/1/19 Serbia: With your help, we were able to deliver Christmas gifts to 730 kids in Kursumlija and the surrounding villages yesterday! Gifts were delivered to two kindergartens and a pre-school,  every child (under the age of 10 in the municipality) received a present. Kursumlija is one of the poorest towns in Serbia. We were informed ...

Memory Eternal – Bishop Athanasios Akunda of Kisumu & All Western Kenya

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Orthodox Kisumu- OCP News Service - 4/1/19 +Memory Eternal+ Kenya: His Grace Bishop Athanasios Akunda of Kisumu and all Western Kenya of the Greek Orthodox Alexandrian Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. The Prelate passed away at the St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester Massachusetts, the USA after battling a severe illness. May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace!!! Biography of ...

EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE CHICAGO RIVER

St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church - 4/1/19 SERVICE CELEBRATES CHRIST’S BAPTISM IN THE RIVER JORDAN On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 12:30 pm at the Park Number 571 Boathouse, at 2828 South Eleanor Street in Chicago, St Basil Greek Orthodox Church will hold the Second Annual Theophany/Epiphany Blessing of the Waters service on the Chicago River. Outdoor Blessing of the Water services ...

Patriarch Irinej Slams Corrupt Politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, & Constantinople Patriarchate for Causing Schism in Ukraine

OCP News Service - 4/1/19 Belgrade -Serbia- His Holiness Irinej - Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch has slammed corrupt politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, and Constantinople Patriarchate for causing a schism in Ukraine. The Primate of the Serbian Church made his statement during the delivery of annual Nativity message. Video Source: Source: OCP News Service

“IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO STOP” A Sorrowful Reply to Patriarch Bartholomew Concerning His Anti-Canonical Actions in Ukraine

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Orthochristian.com - 3/1/18 In reply to a letter of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in which he informed of the “reinstatement” of the Ukrainian schismatics in their “rank,” of the “annulment” of the document which is three hundred years old and indicates the transfer of the Kievan Metropolia to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate, ...

‘Leaning Cross Oath’ was Crucial in Preserving the Existence of the Malankara Church – Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

OCP News Service - 3/1/19 Leaning Cross Oath Church web portal here: Kerala-India: The historic event of 'Leaning Cross Oath' played the most important role and crucial role in preserving and protecting the very existence of the ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara, commented His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II  (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Awarded $25,000 for Ongoing Hurricane Michael Response

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IOCC - 3/1/19 International Orthodox Christian Charities Awarded $25,000 for Ongoing Hurricane Michael Response Funds Support Ongoing Response and Recovery near Panama City, Florida Baltimore, Md. (January 2, 2019) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has been awarded $25,000 in the first round of Florida Disaster Fund grants to help communities in the Florida Panhandle recover after Hurricane ...

THE ADDRESS OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL ON THE OCCASION OF THE NEW YEAR 2019

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 2/1/19 On Thursday, December 14/27, 2018, the official Meeting of the Heads of the Churches of Jerusalem took place at the Presidential Residence of Israel, with the President of the State of Israel, on the occasion of the New Year. In this meeting, the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Reuven Rivlin, escorted ...

28. June and Philanthropy are helping Serbs living in Kosovo and Metohija

Church of Serbia - 2/1/19 The humanitarian organization “28. June” (28. jun) on Friday, 28th of December 2018, managed to deliver humanitarian assistance to the population living in Serbian enclaves at Kosovo and Metohija, as the first organization able to do so, after an introduction of the blockade in December. A truck with basic help carried 20 pallets ...

Holy New Martyrs Paisius and Avakum, in Trnava near Cacak, Serbia

Church of Serbia - 2/1/19 After the collapse of Karageorge’s revolt in 1813, the Turks began a reign of terror against the Serbs. Disease also swept the area because of the many bodies left unburied. The people attempted another revolt under Hadj-Prodan Gligorijevic, and the monks of Trnava became involved in it. The rebellion took place on ...

The Annual Activity Report of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society – 2018

OCP Secretariat – OCP News Service - 01/01/2019 Dear Beloved  We are happy to present you with the annual activity report of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society for the year 2018. We thank you all for the kind support and encouragement.  Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE is a Pan-Orthodox Christian Society established under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration ...