Patriarchal Liturgy in New Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 13/2/19 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Demetrius in New Belgrade on 10th February 2019. The Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophors Rajko Nedic and Predrag Micic, protopresbyter Vladimir Zamahajev, presbyter Stefan Vasiljevic, archdeacon Marko (Momcilovic), as well as deacons Ilija Tomic and Dragan Tanasijevic. Source:  

Why did the Ecumenical Patriarchate Grant the ‘Ukrainian Autocephaly’ in a Hasty Manner?

Tamar Lomidze - OCP News Service - 11/2/19 In late January 2019, a Virtual Town Hall was organized on the ‘Ukrainian Autocephaly’ by the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle – a society that defends the rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which is linked to the Greek Archdiocese of America. The speakers included Metropolitan Emmanuel of France ...

The ROCOR Pastoral School of Chicago signs a partnership agreement with the Russian Orthodox University of St John the Theologian

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 11/2/19 The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America feels strongly that active partnership with higher education theological institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church/Moscow Patriarchate is an important aspect of making the continuing reconciliation of the Russian ...

Indian Orthodox Leads in Women’s Empowerment as Bangalore Diocese holds Leadership Training Programme

Chief Editor – OCP News Service - 11/2/19 BENGALURU-INDIA: The Malankara Orthodox Marth Mariam Vanitha Samajam (MOMMVS) held a two-day leadership training programme on January 30, 31, 2019 at the National Biblical Catechetical and Liturgical Centre (NBCLC), Bengaluru. The training programme was hosted by Bangalore Diocese under the theme on ‘Kshemayude Lavanyam’ from Ephesians 4:32 which states ...

Theophany Study Forum under Mar Seraphim releases book on ‘Divinisation: Experiencing God in the Orthodox Faith’ at Meltho 2019

Chief Editor – OCP News Service - 11/02/19 BENGALURU-INDIA: Metropolitan Abraham Mar Seraphim, Bangalore Diocese Metropolitan, released a book on ‘Divinisation: Experiencing God in the Orthodox Faith’ on February 1 during the Bangalore Orthodox Convention, ‘Meltho 2019.’ The book containing 312 pages is authored by Varghese Daniel and explains Orthodox spirituality under various contexts. Fr Varghese P ...

The Annual Feast of St. Ignatius Elias III at Manjanikkara Monastery – 2019

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OCP News Service - 10/2/19 Malankara-Kerala-India: The Eighty-seventh memorial feast of St. Ignatius Ignatius Elias III (1867 – 1932), the lamented Patriarch of Antioch is being held at the Mor Ignatius Monastery (Dayro) Manjinikkara, Kerala. A large number of Syriac Orthodox faithful participated in the memorial celebrations. Festal prayers were held under the auspicious of Abune Mor Baselios ...

Formal Reception in Honor of the Diplomatic Body in Syria at the Patriarchate– 2019

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/2/19 On the occasion of the New Year 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II invited their Excellencies the Ambassadors, Charge d’Affaires and Diplomatic Representatives to a Formal Reception at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma.   The reception was attended by His Excellency Mario Cardinal Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, His Excellency Dr. ...

Assyrians Commemorate Historic Leader

Naum Faiq. ( AINA)

AINA - 8/2/19 (AINA) -- Each year and worldwide, Assyrians commemorate the death of Naum Faiq (February 5, 1930), an outstanding Assyrian national figure, intellectual, poet, journalist, and author. His lifelong efforts were marked by his commitment to the cross-denominational unity of the Assyrians belonging to different Churches of Syriac tradition (Syriac Orthodox, Church of the ...

The Australian General Who Saved 80,000 Assyrians in WWI

AINA - 2/6/19 (AINA) -- In a new book entitled Debt of Honour, Australian authour Sarah Lindenmayer captures the enthralling true story of one of Australia's great military heroes, Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige and his role in saving thousands of Assyrians during the horrors of the First World War. The Book During the Great War the Assyrians ...

We label those around us according to what exists in our soul: Bishop Ignatie

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 5/2/19 ‘We label those around us according to what exists in our soul, depending on the frustrations living inside us, but God looks at the heart,’ Bishop Ignatie of Husi said on Sunday. ‘We are very cruel, we judge very harshly. Christ always rejoices over the return of a sinner and ...

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 ...

The Synodal School of Liturgical Music Announces its 2019 Summer Session

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 5/2/19 The Synodal School of Liturgical Music is pleased to announce that registration for the 2019 Summer Session is now open for new students. For 27 years, the School has been raising the quality of church singing within ROCOR ...

Holy Qurobo for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord to the Temple

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 5/2/19 On February 2nd, 2019, for the occasion of the feast of the Presentation of the Lord to the Temple, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.   He was assisted by His Eminence Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar in ...

THE FEAST OF ST. EUTHYMIOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 5/2/19 On Saturday January 20/ February 2, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of our Righteous Father Euthymios the Great at the Holy Church and Monastery dedicated to him, which is adjacent to the Monastery of Panagia Sayda Naya, at the Christian Quarter near the Patriarchate. St. Euthymios came from Melitini of Armenia ...

Persecuted Dechani Monastery in Kosovo Launches English-Language Website

Church of Serbia - 5/2/19 Visoki Dečani, a 14th century Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Kosovo (known as Kosovo and Metohija in the Serbian tradition), has unveiled a new website in English and several other languages. The long-awaited site contains regularly updated news about the life of the monastery in Serbia’s turbulent breakaway region of Kosovo, along with many scans ...

Two Thousand People Joins the Russian Orthodox Church in India

OCP News Service - 03/02/2019 India- Prayers are requested for Father Athanasius and the Russian Orthodox Mission Team in India. Russian Orthodox clergy and nuns from the USA, Canada, and Russia in India are in the process of baptizing around two thousand people into Orthodox Christianity, including fifty to hundred former Protestant Pastors. The mission was active ...

Celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Patriarch Kirill Held

OCP News Service- 2/2/19 Moscow-Russia: Grand celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Patriarch Kirill was held in Moscow. Divine Liturgical celebrations were held the Church of Christ the Savior in Moscow with the participation of the Primates (especially Patriarch John X of Antioch, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia)  and delegates of the Local Orthodox Churches, ...

The Malankara Church Opens First Congregation in Poland 

OCP News Service - 1/02/2019 Warsaw-Poland: The ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara has opened its first congregation in Poland. With the blessing of  Metropolitan Mathews Mar Timotheos of UK and Europe, Divine Liturgy was served by Rev Fr. Ninan V George. The permission for the Malankara Liturgical Service at St. Gregory Peradze was granted by His Beatitude ...