28. Jun NGO’s Humanitarian Work During COVID-19

28. Jun NGO - 3/4/2020 As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, helping the less fortunate remains our top priority. We've been hard at work easing the suffering of those most impacted during these uncertain times. Our volunteers have worked around the clock on several projects: - Within 24 hours of its release, we translated and distributed ...

Saint Nikephoros the Leper Appears in Bulgaria and Gives the Cure for Corona-virus

The Ascetic Experience - Vatopedi Monastery - The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mout Athos - 2/4/2020 Saint Nikephoros the Leper appears in Bulgaria and gives the cure for Coronavirus “…… I learned from the internet that the journalist Angel Bonchev was preparing a book about the unknown for us Saint Nikephoros the Leper, at a critical moment ...

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 ...

Romanian Patriarch Donates 2000+ Euro for Acquisition of Corona-virus Protective Equipment

Basilica News Agency - 2/4/2020 Patriarch Daniel on Monday gave over 2,000 Euro from his salary to buy protection equipment for the volunteers involved in the Patriarchate’s social campaign ‘Help with joy’ geared to helping isolated patients all over Romania. The money will provide volunteers with the necessary equipment to support vulnerable people in their area. An online platform was ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Approves Texts of Prayerful Supplications in View of the Spreading Corona-virus Infection

Patriarachia.ru - 2/4/2020 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia approved texts of prayerful supplications in view of the threat of the spreading coronavirus infection. With the blessing of His Holiness, the prayers will be lifted up during the Divine Liturgy at all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tomorrow, on March 22, Third Sunday of ...

APPEAL OF THE FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA TO THE GOD-LOVING FLOCK – IN CONNECTION WITH THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 2/4/2020 Dear In the Lord fathers, brothers, and sisters! I sincerely greet you with the very warmest well-wishes for the blessings of God, good health, spiritual calm, and the patience so needed in this trying time! I especially greet the ...

A Great Humanitarian Activity of the Serbian Orthodox Charities

Church of Serbia - 2/4/2020 In accordance with the mission of the Serbian Orthodox Church, at this very difficult time for all the inhabitants of Serbia and the world in general, owing to the malignant coronavirus, the Serbian Orthodox Charities has launched a series of actions to assist the most vulnerable families and individuals in the Archdiocese ...

IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC: PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS III EXEMPTS TENANTS OF THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM FROM RENT FOR THE YEAR 2020

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 2/4/2020 Following the noble initiative of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, Hashemite Custodian of the Islamic and Christian Holy Sites in the Holy Land, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III, today exempted all tenants of properties of the Orthodox Church within the walls of the Old ...

‘How Serious is this Pandemic’ – by Fr Alexander Kurien

OCP News Service – Fr. Alexander Kurien - 2/4/2020 How serious is this Pandemic? If anyone who thinks this is “no big deal,” is very wrong. “Be Vigilant” - 1 Peter 5:8. We are about 2 years from normalcy! Our ONLY hope remains in the Lord! God, please SAVE YOUR people. 1. Very Sad! I have personally ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Publish Guidance to Combat COVID -19

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Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor of Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service - 2/4/2020 Addis- Ababa -Ethiopia: The standing Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has announced that due to the spread of the Coronavirus, all the faithful and most clergy shall limit their worship to their homes and that a bare minimum of the ...

Ethiopian Archbishop Abuna Gregorious (Gregory) of Britain Enters Eternal Rest

OCP News Service - Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - 31/3/2020 Special Courtesy - Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams +Memory Eternal+ London-UK: His Grace Abuna Gregorious - the Ethiopian Orthodox Archbishop of Britan and All Ireland entered eternity on 30th March 2020. The Archbishop was undergoing treatment for health-related issues in London. Abune Gregory was one ...

COVID- 19 : Serbian Orthodox Bishop Milutin of Valjevo Enters Eternal Rest

OCP News Service - 30/3/2020 +Memory Eternal+ Belgrade-Serbia: COVID -19 has taken the life of Bishop Milutin of Valjevo of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The Prelate entered eternal rest on 30th March due to health complexities that arose as a result of Conorna infection. The Bishop passed away at the Dragiša Mišović Clinical Hospital Center in Belgrade, where ...

Orthodox Metropolitan Zacharias Nicholovos Test Positive for Covid-19

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OCP News Service - 29/3/2020 FB Page of the Metropolitan - https://www.facebook.com/Nicholovos/ New York-USA: His Grace Metropolitan Zacharias Nicholovos - the Primate of the North East American Diocese of the ancient Malankara Church (Indian Orthodox Church) has tested positive for COVOD -19. His Grace is stationed in New York. As per the advice of the doctors, the Metropolitan has ...

Patriarch Daniel Urges Believers to Look After Mental Health Amid Coronavirus Outbreak : Mother of God is of Great Help

Basilica News Agency - 29/3/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel Wednesday celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St George chapel of his patriarchal residence in Bucharest to mark the feast of the Annunciation. During his sermon, the Patriarch referred to the Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos and the special prayer placed at the end of the ...

National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Matei Balș” thanks Romanian Patriarchate for its Material and Spiritual Support

Basilica News Agency - 29/3/2020 Romania’s National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Balș” thanked all those who have shown their willingness to support the institute with donations in money, food, sanitary materials, and protective equipment amid Covid-19 outbreak. ‘Thanks to the Romanian Patriarchate for the material and spiritual support,’ the Matei Balș Institute of Infectious ...

Serbian Church to Comply with Government Instructions Amid COVID-19

Church of Serbia - 29/3/2020 Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Regarding the latest recommendations of the Government of Serbia, in order to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus, "religious services in churches and in the open air are to be performed without the presence of the faithful", with the ...

28. JUN NGO – SERBS STUCK ABROAD DATA CENTER

28.Jun NGO - 29/3/2020 28. JUN SERBS STUCK ABROAD DATA CENTER Data accurate as of 3/27/2020 Contact: covid19@28jun.org MAJOR CENTERS Location: Malta Number: 300+ Community leader: mucalovicmilena@gmail.com Location: UAE Number: 300+ Community leader: paunovicgagica91@gmail.com Location: Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam) Number: 300+ Community leader: scorpiondoors@yahoo.com Location: DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) Number: 1000+ Community leader: duroroncevic@28jun.org  Location: India Number: 50+ Community leader: j_jovic@yahoo.com MAIN CONCERNS - Visa regulations - Lack of health insurance/medicine - Housing - Financial issues - Communication with embassies FURTHER 28. JUN ACTION - We shared ...

Pursuing God in a Difficult Time – IOCC

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IOCC - 29/3/2020 Strength for the Journey. In these difficult times, we continue our journey toward Pascha with our fourth Lenten reflection. You offer the teachings of your God-given book, O wise John … it is a ladder from the earth unto Heaven that confers glory on the souls that ascend it and honor you faithfully. —Kontakion of ...

Rev. Nicholas Roth Appointed as Spiritual Formation Director of SVOTS

SVOTS - 29/3/2020 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rev. Nicholas Roth as its new spiritual formation director. Father Nicholas, an alumnus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary (’14), replaces the Seminary’s former spiritual formation director, Very Rev. David Mezynski, who stepped down earlier this year to move ...

Catholicos-Moopan Marthoma Paulose II – The Malankara Church will Offer Hospitals to Serve COVID-19 Patients

OCP News Service - 27/3/2020 Malankara-Kerala-India: His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas, Malankara Metropolitan, Moopan and Chief Custodian of the Malankara Nazaranieth and the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) has generously offered the Medical and paramedical institutions of the Malankara Church at the disposal of the ...

Russian Orthodox Church in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK)

Tariq Dennison - 27/3/2020 A Vidoe posted on Youtube on Apr 23, 2014 A quick look inside the Russian Orthodox church built by Kim Jong-Il in 2006, explained by a Korean priest who studied in Moscow. The church is surrounded by a gate near another monument written in Russian, and mostly serves the Russian expat community in ...