Most of the Orthodox in the West are Romanian – Romania Ranks 3rd in the World in Terms of Orthodox Population

Basilica News Agency - Ștefana Totorcea -31/7/2020 Romania ranks 3rd in the world in terms of canonical Orthodox population, according to a review made by Matthew Namee from the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas. Another conclusion of his analysis is that most of the Christian Orthodox in the West are Romanian. The first three countries in ...

I will Continue to Strengthen the Stone Church and the Church in Everyone’s Soul, Suceava new Archbishop Calinic Promises at Enthronement Ceremony

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu-31/7/2020 Suceava’s new archbishop Calinic promised to continue to strengthen the stone church and the spiritual church in his diocese during a speech held at the enthronement ceremony on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Archbishop Calinic referred to the challenges brought by globalization and consumerism and assured his flock that he would meet their ...

Jonathan Jackson: My Journey to Orthodoxy Began with a Paschal Procession in Romania

Basilica News Agency - Gheorghe Anghel- 31/7/2020 In a new interview with the Romanian Orthodox magazine Lumea Credintei, the Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Jonathan Jackson spoke about his journey to Orthodoxy and his various artistic works dedicated to the glory of God, including the new award-winning documentary dedicated to St. Joseph the Hesychast. As Jackson revealed, his journey to ...

Patron Saint-day of the Church of Holy Archangel Gabriel in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - July 2020 On the occasion of church Patron Saint-day, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Archangel Gabriel in Belgrade on 26 July 2020. The Patriarch was concelebrated by the diocesan dean of Belgrade One protopresbyter-staurophore Dr Vladimir Vukasinovic, dean of the Faculty of Orthodox ...

The Orthodox Word – 327 Now Available in Print and Digital eEditions

St. Herman of Alaska Monastery - 31/7/2020 This issue of The Orthodox Word begins with a transcription of a weekly television talk given by Metropolitan Onuphry of Kyiv and All Ukraine, “Endure, Repent, and Pray!” In this talk, the wise archpastor speaks of the Covid-19 pandemic as a result of sin, and as a chastisement by ...

Syria to Construct ‘New Hagia Sophia’ Church with Support from Russia

OCP News Service - 29/7/2020 Damascus Syria: A new 'mini' Hagia Sophia Church will be Constructed in the Syrian Province of Hamma with support and help from the Russian Federation. The idea has been pitched by Mr Nabeul Al-Abdullah, who is the head of a pro-regime loyalist militia in Hamma who will equally contribute a piece of ...

National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference – 2020

Orthodox Servant Leaders - 28/7/2020 The National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference to be to held on September 18 and 19 of September 2020.  Fourth Annual National Advanced Leadership Conference (Online) Event: National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference Dates of Event: Sept 18-19, 2020 Where: Online event Sponsored by: Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative and St. Vladimir’s Seminary Who is ...

ROCOR – A Regular Session of the Synod of Bishops Convenes

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 27/7/2020 On Friday, July 24, 2020, the feast day of St Olga, Equal-to-the-Apostles, a videoconference of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia took place, chaired by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America ...

Meeting of His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka and Serbian President Vucic

Church of Serbia - 27/7/2020 The President of Serbia, Mr Aleksandar Vucic, visited the construction site of the Serbian and Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the Spiritual-cultural centre in Banja Luka, where he was welcomed by His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka on 23rd July 2020. President Vucic and a delegation of the Republic of  Serbia were ...

Meeting of Metropolitan Porfirije and President Milanovic

Church of Serbia - 27/7/2020 The President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr Zoran Milanovic, received His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, on July 23, 2020. President Milanovic and Metropolitan Porfirije discussed, among other things, about the position of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia, as well as the relations between the authorities of the Republic of ...

Russian President Decorated Bishop Antonije

Church of Serbia - 27/7/2020 The President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, decorated His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, head of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow, with the Order of Friendship. The decree, which was published on the Kremlin's website, says that the high decoration was awarded to Bishop Antonije for ...

35th Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral

Church of Serbia - 27/7/2020 52th anniversary of pastoral and 35th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral On 21st July 1968, on the feast of Holy Great-martyr Procopius of Caesarea, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral was ordained as hieromonk at the Monastery of St. Gerasimus of ...

‘A Better Time for Unity Than Today?’ – Personal Reflections on Hagia Sophia and Orthodox Unity

Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - OCP Articles - OCP News Service - 25/7/2020 The recent decades have been absolutely bad for Christianity, especially for Orthodox Christians. The lives of a large number of Orthodox Christian's are at stake across the world especially in places like Syria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, etc. In ...

OCP Publications Announces the Release of Christian Stewardship Book

OCP News Service - 25/7/2020 Available on Amazon and LuLu Books  OCP Publications is proud to launch a new book 'The Path to Oikonomia with Jesus Christ as Our Lighthouse' written by theologian and scholar Dr John G. Panagiotou. Rooted in the Biblical and Patristic faith tradition of Orthodox Christianity, this book explores the concept of Christian ...

Fourth Annual National Advanced Leadership Conference (Online)

SVOTS - 25/7/2020 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY]  Hone your ability to lead members of the Body of Christ in a struggling world. This fall, St. Vladimir’s Seminary is once again partnering with the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative (OCLI) to co-host the 4th Annual National Advanced Leadership Conference. The event is designed for lay and ordained and emerging ...

Patriarch Daniel’s 69th Birthday and the Diligence of ‘the Hands of God’s Merciful Love’

Basilica News Agency  - Aurelian Iftimiu - 24/7/2020 ‘Let us become the hands of God’s merciful love,’ is the advice that characterizes the 69 years of life, but especially the almost 13 years of patriarchal ministry of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. Under the stewardship of His Beatitude, the Romanian Orthodox Church has become the greatest philanthropist as ...

CROCEU on Hagia Sophia: The Effort to Erase its Ancient Christian Origins is Deplorable and Sangerous

Basilica News Agency - Ștefana Totorcea- 24/7/2020 The Committee of the Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Institutions (CROCEU) expressed its deep regret concerning Turkey’s unprecedented violation of the UNESCO rules by changing the status of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque. CROCEU has issued a statement in which it says the action violates historical ...

Remembering Fr. John Meyendorff

SVOTS - 24/7/2020 We remember our beloved Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (Feb. 17, 1926–July 22, 1992). There is so much that could be written about his legacy, but our academic dean, Dr Ionut Alexandru Tudorie—a Church historian like Fr. John—offers a fine summary of Fr. John’s immense contributions: Father John Meyendorff, former dean (1984-1992) and professor of patristics and Church ...

Day of Mourning for Hagia Sophia

Northeast American Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church - 24/7/2020 The Indian Orthodox Malankara Church joins the world in protesting the decision to make one of the most historic masterpieces of Christendom, into a mosque. Hagia Sophia has been a sacred place of significant importance for the Orthodox Church, especially the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The benevolence ...