Thousands of faithful participating in the procession in honor of St. Basil of Ostrog

Church of Serbia - 17/5/19 By a festal procession, performed on the feast-day of St. Basil of Ostrog the Miracle-Worker, along the streets Niksic on the 12th of May, 2019, this holy hierarch, celestial protector of that city and its inhabitants, was specially celebrated. The procession was organized because a magnificent church in this city is dedicated to him. The ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s historic sacred arts study culminates in Byzantine Materiality

SVOTS - 1/5/19 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Three years of groundbreaking exploration into the sacred arts culminated this spring in Byzantine Materiality at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Byzantine Materiality, a conference of the Sacred Arts Initiative, brought together scholars and members of the public May 8-11, 2019 to explore matter, materials, and materiality in Byzantine art and culture. The Seminary’s Sacred ...

Metropolitan Yulios Geevarghese of the Malankara Church turns Fifty Two

By Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 17/5/19 Many Years!!! CHICAGO/AHMEDABAD: The ever ‘smiling bishop’ of Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church, HG Dr. Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, turns 52 today, May 17, Friday. This is an occasion to remember God’s kindness in providing a worthy and committed son to the Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church whose life ...

PHILARET: OUR PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED IF EPIPHANY SUBMITS TO ME

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Orthochristian.com - 16/5/19 “Patriarch” Philaret Denisenko of the “Kiev Patriarchate” (KP) considered the “Honorary Patriarch” of the new “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU) published an official appeal “to the entire Ukrainian Orthodox flock” on the KP website yesterday regarding the mounting tensions in the new schismatic church and his desire to revive the KP. PHILARET: BISHOPS OF SCHISMATIC CHURCH ...

Unification interviews Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 16/5/19 On the day of Pascha, I was able to interview His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, at the Russian Charitable Organization of St Sergius ...

Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East in Erbil – April 2019

Assyrian Church of the East - 14/5/19 On Monday 13 May 2019 the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East commenced its deliberations in the city of Ankawa, Erbil under the presidency of His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch and prelates of the Assyrian Church of the East. The commencement of the Synod was ...

Apostolic Tradition and Apostolic Succession in the Mystery of the Church

Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St.Vlassios - Parembasis - 14/5/19 In a previous article, I announced that I was going to publish a text in which I would attempt to interpret what the Apostolic Tradition and the Apostolic Succession are within the mystery of the Church. This is the purpose of this present article, which does ...

The Orthodox Word -321 now available in print and digital editions

St. Herman Monastery - 14/5/19 Click here to order the print edition, and click here to order the digital edition. This issue of The Orthodox Word features the life of a remarkable man of God who lived in the nineteenth century: Blessed Andrei of Simbirsk, Russia. From an early age, by divine inspiration, he took upon himself the most difficult ...

The two-headed Hydra of Ukrainian schism and world Orthodoxy

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 13/5/19 Article by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, published on the “Jesus” Orthodox Internet portal. The 6th of May marked four months since Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople signed the “Tomos” of ...

Three Prelates Consecrated for the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 13/5/19 Yerevan-Armenia: Three new prelates were consecrated for the Armenian Orthodox Church by His Holiness Karekin II -Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians on 12th May 2019 at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Rev. Fr. Serovbe Isakhanyan was consecrated as the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Germany; Rev. Fr. ...

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 ...

Russian Archpriest: the US behind the Recognition of Schismatics in Ukraine

Nadia Bazuk - Contributor - OCP News Service - 9/5/19 In March 2019, the Russian Orthodox site Radonezh published an article by Archpriest Andrei Novikov (also available in Greek). The clergyman commented on the letter of four Athonite monasteries – the Great Lavra, Iveron, Koutloumousiou, and New Esphigmenou, dated late February 2019. The four representatives of the monasteries, ...

The Serbian Patriarch Visits the Gomionica Monastery After Two Centuries

Church of Serbia - 9/5/19 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy in the Gomionica Monastery, the Diocese of Banja Luka (photo gallery), on the feast of the Holy Great Martyr and Victorious George, May 6, 2019. In the prayerful presence of the His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka,  the Patriarch was ...

Ahmed Shaheed: Freedom of Religion or Belief

Church of Serbia - 9/5/19 Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. A very warm welcome to you all in Montenegro at this Roundtable on Freedom of Religion or Belief! My apologies for not being be able to be with you in person at this roundtable. I know you have all undertaken an important endeavour today, ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary forms partnership with New Georgian University

SVOTS - 9/5/19 [SVOTS Communications / SIBIU, Romania] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) has signed an agreement of partnership with New Georgian University, the Seminary’s first-ever agreement with an academy in the Republic of Georgia. Archpriest Chad Hatfield, SVOTS president, represented the Seminary at the Solemn Signing Ceremony of Partnership. The agreement was signed May 2, ...

An Orthodox Christian’s Guide To Volunteerism: Devoting Your Time Overseas

Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 8/5/19 ‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms’- Peter 4:10. As we commit ourselves to Christ, we come to believe that he and he alone is the source of our joys, pain, blessings, ...

Archbishop Abune Geirma of Ethiopia Enters Eternal Rest

OCP News Service - 8/5/19 +Memory Eternal+ Addis Ababa - Ethiopia: Archbishop Abune Geirma of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has entered eternal rest on 5th May 2019. The late Archbishop was a well renowned and a respected senior member of the Holy Synod who sat under 3 Patriarchs and served in numerous capacities in the administration of the ...

Implicit Meanings in Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Tomos

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Jelena Rakocevic - Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs -OCP News Service- 7/519 In his recent replies to Archbishop of Albania Anastasios and Patriarch of Antioch John X, Patriarch Bartholomew demonstrated once again that Constantinople envies Vatican's reputation and influence over the Roman Catholic Church. Phanar refuses to consider the opinions of other Churches (even ...

Tufenkian Foundation to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Tufenkian Foundation - 7/5/19 May 06, New York: On Sunday, May 19, the Tufenkian Foundation will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a public event in New York City. Featuring special guest SerjTankian, the event will focus on one of Armenia’s most pressing social, economic and environmental issues: responsible mining and the activism surrounding it. The event, which ...