Romanian Patriarchate Calls for Faith, Temperance, and Solidarity in Face of Corona-virus

Basilica News Agency - 21/3/2020 Given Romania’s state of emergency due to the new coronavirus epidemic, the Romanian Patriarchate calls for responsibility, temperance, and solidarity. The Romanian Patriarchate urges all priests of the Romanian Orthodox Church to implement with realism, lucidity, and confidence the measures imposed by the state authorities, which temporarily affect the Church’s liturgical life. These ...

On the Occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the Pogrom on Kosovo and Metohia

Church of Serbia - 21/3/2020 17th of March 2020, is 15 years since from Kosovo and Metohija, in destructive attacks by Albanian extremists, 4,012 Serbs were expelled, most of them have not still returned to their homes. In a wave of violence in Kosovo and Metohija 19 people were then killed, eight of them Serbs, while 11 ...

Serbian Patriarch Receives Medical Team of Serbia

Church of Serbia - 21/3/2020 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej on March 17, 2020, received an expert team of Serbian physicians at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej, realizing the seriousness of the situation, with regard to the presence of the pandemic, will accept the advice of doctors, i.e., infectologists and ...

Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on COVID- 19

Church of Serbia - 21/3/2020 Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church has been closely and carefully following up the daily news and statements of those in charge of the Church, the State, and the medical profession about the increasing spread coronavirus infection that ...

Meeting of Patriarch Irinej with President Vucic Concerning Corona-virus

Church of Serbia - 21/3/2020 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, met with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, in Belgrade on 15 March 2020. (photo: predsednik.rs, video: Tanjug) We are in a special situation while facing a great problem, which is not only our problem but the problem of the whole world, ...

Missing Elderly Assyrian Woman Found Dead in Turkey

Hurmuz Diril and his wife Şimoni.

AINA - 21/3/2020 (AINA) -- The body of Şimoni Diril was found today in Turkey, 70 days after the elderly Assyrian couple vanished. The couple was kidnapped on January 11 from their village of Mehr, Kovankaya in the province of Sirnak. The body was discovered in a river near her village of Mehr. Her husband is still ...

A Special Message for Supporters & Donors of IOCC

IOCC - 21/3/2020 Dear Friends, In this challenging time, please know that all of us at IOCC are eternally grateful for all you have done for us over the last 28 years. We are fervently praying for the good health, courage, and faith of each one of you. We are committed to responsibly continuing our service to ...

SVOTS – D.Min. Webinar & Other Resources for Home

SVOTS - 21/3/2020 Now is an incredibly important time to remember that. We pray you are well and safe, and we sincerely thank you for your prayers for the Seminary community. This week I have somber news but also, thankfully, some happier things to share. Firstly, for the safety of the Seminary and broader community, we have enacted ...