Letter of Condolences on the Demise of Metropolitan Amfilohije from the Chairman of the OCP Society 

OCP News Service - 31/10/2020 Belgrade- Serbia: A letter of condolences on the demise of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral was sent to the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate from the desk of Mr George Jospeh - the Chairman of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society. A translation of the letter was submitted to the Metropolitanate ...

Memorial Prayer Rite for Metropolitan Amfilohije in the Cetinje Monastery

Church of Serbia - 31/10/2020 After his earthly remains had been transferred from the Clinical Centre of Montenegro to the Cetinje Monastery, a memorial service was held for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral. Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic with clergy performed the prayer rite. Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral. Source: ...

Reflections on the ‘Ethiopian Crisis’ by Fr Dr Jossi Jacob – Video

OCP News Service - 31/10/2020 An interview with Fr Dr Jossi Jacob - Principal of the St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS), Nagpur on the ethnic, political, and religious crisis in Ethiopia. Fr Dr Jossi Jaocb has an experience of more than 15 years in Ethiopia. He served as a faculty at the Holy Trinity Theological University ...

‘Thank you, beloved pilgrims. We regret other believers could not participate’ – Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 30/10/2020 Patriarch Daniel Tuesday warmly thanked the ‘beloved pilgrims’ for coming to the feast of Saint Demetrios the New and attending the divine services at the Patriarchal Cathedral with patience and ‘exemplary order’. ‘In the warmest way, we thank you, beloved pilgrims, who participated in the all-night vigil services, in the ...

When President Trump Questioned the Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria

OCP News Service - 30/10/2020 US President Donald Trump had a serious encounter on Christian Persecution with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in April 2018 while they met in the White House. “Why are you killing Christians?” asked President Trump and the critical question shocked Buhari, reports Gatestone Institute and Raymond Ibrahim. The incident was admitted ...

US Embassy in Chisinau congratulates Metropolis of Bessarabia for philanthropic work during pandemic

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -30/10/2020 The philanthropic work carried out by the Orthodox Metropolis of Bessarabia during the coronavirus pandemic was praised by the Embassy of the United States of America (USA) in Chisinau. Congratulations were conveyed by Robert Keane, Human Rights Officer at the US Embassy to the Republic of Moldova, during a virtual meeting ...

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral Reposed in the Lord

Church of Serbia - 30/10/2020 Archbishop of Cetinje, Metropolitan of Montenegro and  Exarch of the Holy Throne of Pec, Amfilohije, after having received the Holy Sacrament of Communion, reposed in the Lord in the Clinical Hospital Center of Montenegro, on Friday, October 30, 2020, at 8.20 am, on the eve of the feast of St. Peter ...

Two Separate Attacks With Perpetrators Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Shake France

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Sputniknews - 30/10/2020 Earlier in the day, media reported that shots were heard in the Notre-Dame district of central Nice at around 9 am. Police have confirmed that three people were killed and several others were injured in a knife attack in Nice. According to unconfirmed reports, a woman was beheaded, while a man was struck several ...

The Orthodox Word- 328 Now Available

St. Herman of Alaska Monastery - 30/10/2020 Click here to order the print edition, and click here to order the digital editon In This Issue: The Scriptural Explanations of Blessed Theophylact of Ochrid Blessed Theophylact served as archbishop of Ochrid and All Bulgaria during the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. His Explanation of the New Testament has served for centuries as one ...

Bishop Varlaam Reminds that Christianity is the Most Persecuted Religion in the World

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 28/10/2020 At the all-night vigil service held in honour of St. Demetrios the Myrrh-gusher, a great martyr of the 4th century, the Patriarchal Auxiliary Bishop Varlaam of Ploieşti spoke about the current persecutions against Christians and stressed that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. “Usually when we talk about ...

Basilica Media Center – 13 years of Journalism for the Church Celebrated in the Field, Among the Faithful

Basilica News Agency - 28/10/2020 The Basilica Media Center of the Romanian Patriarchate celebrates its 13th anniversary on October 27, on the feast of St Demetrius the New. This celebration always finds Church journalists at work. During the religious service, from the Patriarchate Hill, or from behind the computer screens, they report their whispered, yet firm “breaking ...

Completed Mosaics Unveiled in Belgrade’s St. Sava Cathedral

Church of Serbia - 28/10/2020 On Thursday, October 22, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and Serbian President Aleksandr Vučić visited St. Sava’s Cathedral in Belgrade to examine the newly-revealed mosaics. Last month, OrthoChristian reported that work on the cathedral’s unique and beautiful mosaics was completed. Now that most of the scaffolding in the church has been ...

Saint Petka of the Balkans, You are Glory and Praise of Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 28/10/2020 Saint Petka or Parascheva of the Balkans (Greek Παρασκευή - Friday) was an ascetic female saint of the 11th century. She was born in the town of Epibatos (today Selimpaşa) on the shore of the Sea of Marmara between Silivri and Constantinople in Thrace in the half of X century. She ...

His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Delivers a Speech at ICoHS’ Global Live Event

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 28/10/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III attended on Friday, 23 October, an online welcoming event to mark the second year of the foundation of the International Community of the Holy Sepulchre (ICoHS). ICoHS, which was created as a result of an initiative supported by the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem in ...

Oh, Lord! Church of Sweden to Produce New Post-Pandemic Book of ‘Gender-Neutral Hymns’

Sputniknews - Igor Kuznetsov - 28/10/2020 The new psalm book is expected to deal with pandemic anxiety and offer worshippers more “inclusive” hymns. The Church of Sweden has now begun to composing a new book of psalms, as the current one from 1986 is considered obsolete. Demands for more “inclusive” hymns have been made, alongside hymns dealing with ...

Quinquennial Anniversary of the Historic Meeting Between the OCP Delegation and Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

OCP News Service - 26/10/2020 Kerala-India: This year (2020), marks the 5th anniversary of the historic meeting between Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Society) delegation and His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch at Puthencruz, Malankara. OCP representation was the first-ever Pan-Orthodox delegation to meet Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, on 7th February 2015. OCP ...

President Trump’s Q&A on his Administration’s Efforts to Protect People of Faith Around the World

Whitehouse - 26/10/2020 President Trump’s Q&A on his Administration’s Efforts to Protect People of Faith Around the World.  1. Last week you gave reference to thanking God that you had COVID. What did you learn spiritually during your COVID experience? It was amazing to see so many great Americans who reached out and said they were praying for ...

OCP Research Associate Dr Romina Istratii Awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Dr Romina Istratii

OCP News Service - 26/10/2020 London-UK: Dr Romina Istratii - Associate Researcher Editor at the Center for Orthodox Studies (COS), an autonomous entity of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society has been awarded the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. An amount of £1,287,659 has been granted to Dr Istratii for the project titled “Bridging religious studies, gender & development ...

Webinar on ‘The Complex Role of Religion in Experience of Conjugal Abuse in Northern Ethiopia’

Cambridge Center for Christianity Worldwide - 25/10/2020 Dr Romina Istratti of SOAS will be delivering an online lecture on the topic 'MOVING BEYOND ASSUMPTIONS: THE COMPLEX ROLE OF RELIGION IN THE EXPERIENCE OF CONJUGAL ABUSE IN NORTHERN ETHIOPIA'. Date and Time - 27 October 2020, 16:30 - 27 October 2020, 18:00  TO REGISTER:  EMAIL DIRECTOR@CCCW.CAM.AC.UK Abstract of the Webinar In the ...

‘Archbishop of Cyprus May No Longer Be Mentioned in Diptychs’ – Metropolitan Hilarion

OCP News Service - 25/10/2020 Moscow-Russia: His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion - the Chairman of the DECR of the Moscow Patriarchate commented that Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus may no longer be mentioned in Diptychs by the Russian Orthodox Church. The comment was made in response to the statement made by Archbishop Chrysostomos II in which he ...