Bishop Joanikije: Let us renew ourselves spiritually and prepare for the great joy of the Nativity

Church of Serbia - 30/11/2020 His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and the administrator of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi on the feast of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 29, 2020. Source:  

Article on the ‘Resurgence of Romanian Orthodox Church’ Published in the Occidental World Magazine

OCP News Service - 30/11/2020 The article on the Resurgence of the Romanian Orthodox Church has been published in the 14th edition of the Occidental World Magazine. Written by George Alexander, the original article was initially published on the portal of the Center for Orthodox Studies of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society. It was also published ...

New Book – ‘Pilgrims Toward the Kingdom: The Beginnings of the International Orthodox Theological Association’

Colin Justin Grimmond - OCP News Service - 30/11/2020 Buy a copy from AMAZON HERE Price - 39.99 (dollars) Editor - Dr Paul L. Gavrilyuk Publisher: IOTA Publications Visit IOTA Portal here: IOTA's first volume, Pilgrims toward the Kingdom has just been released! The book is the first major statement of our Orthodox Republic of Letters. The volume includes contributions from the ...

OCP Delegate Anca Constenco Featured in ‘Lumina’ News Paper  

OCP News Service- 29/11/202 Bucharest-Romania: Anca Constenco Sirbu – Delegate of Bucharest and All Romania of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) and her husband Alex Costencowere featured in the Lumina News Paper of the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate. The feature was about the successful completion of the icon mosaic project as the Techirghiol Monastery in ...

‘The Kingdom of Mosaic Waters’ at the Techirghiol Monastery

Daniela Șontic - Translated by Anca Costenco (OCP Delegate of Bucarest and All Romania - OCP Articles - 29/11/2020 Read the Original article in Romanian on the portal of Lumina News Paper of the Romanian Orthodox Church A beautiful and unique merging of sacred art and the surrounding space of a church can be admired at the ...

Seven-day Memorial Service for Serbian Patriarch Irinej

Church of Serbia - 29/11/2020 His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesia served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and a seven-day memorial service for Serbian Patriarch Irinej of blessed repose on 27 November 2020. In the prayerful presence of the Patriarch's closest associates for many years, personal secretary subdeacon Dejan Nakic and subdeacon Vladimir Jelic, manager of the Patriarchal ...

REQUEST – CONCERNING THE ARMENIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN AZERBAIJAN

The graves of Armenian soldiers in Stepanakert. PIc-Wiki

Dr. Paul Manook - 29/11/2020 I JUST RECEIVED THIS LETTER FROM A FRIEND ... A REQUEST FOR ACTION CONCERNING THE ARMENIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN AZERBAIJAN… I know what it feels like…. And I feel for the families…. My brother Albert (Microbiologist lecturer at Basrah University) was a Prisoner of War in Iran for 22 years… (1981-2003). Albert ...

‘The Precarious Existence of Christians in Turkey Today ‘ Lecture by Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian of Oxford University

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 28/11/2020 ‘Challenges facing Christian communities in Turkey’ was the topic of a lecture by Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian (Oxford), hosted by Robert Reilly, director of the Westminster Institute, a national security think tank based in Virginia (USA), which was broadcast on 24 ...

His Holiness Karekin II – Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Met Refugees from Artsakh

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 28/11/2020 Many refugees from Artsakh, who had to leave their homes due to Azerbaijani occupation, have been accommodated under the auspices of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and dioceses of the Armenian Church in Armenia. Recently, His Holiness Karekin II ...

Statement of the Mother See of Holy Etchmidzain Over the Vandalization of the Armenian Church in Shushi

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 28/11/2020 ​We strongly condemn the vandalism done to Shushi St. John Mkrtich (Kanach Jam) church in Artsakh. The Actions of Azerbaijan shows the decades-long policy of this country to erase all traces of Armenian historical presence in the historical homeland of ...

Muslim Brotherhood would use a Biden Presidency to Advance “Congressional Jihad”

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 Dr. Ashraf Ramelah - Voice of the Copts - 26/11/2020 The 2020 American presidential election will be historically remembered as a unique election. A contested, undecided race is not new, but the media’s hype, backing and declaration for one candidate is unprecedented. Ultimately, the delay caused by the election investigation will be to expose the use ...

Ascension of the Lord Convent on the Mt of Olives celebrates the Icon of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear”

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 26/11/2020 On November 9/22, the feast of the icon of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear” is celebrated with great solemnity at the Convent of the Ascension of the Lord on the holy Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. ...

Romania – Authentic church calendars are not convertible into election material

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/11/2020 The Romanian Patriarchate was surprised to learn that during the election campaign a political entity printed, in order to offer citizens as electoral material, Christian-Orthodox calendars that contain not only a political logo, but also liturgical and typicon mistakes, omissions or erroneous inscriptions of some recently canonized Romanian saints ...

In brief: 10 things you need to know about the National Cathedral

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/11/2020 The need to build a National Cathedral in Bucharest was considered after the War of Independence and the proclamation of Romania as a Kingdom. King Carol I passed a law on this endeavour in 1884. The original place of the Cathedral was established by Patriarch Miron in 1929: at the base of ...

Saint Catherine’s Vision Patronal Feast Day and Thanksgiving 2020

SCV - 26/11/2020 Dearly Beloved, SCV Family and Friends, To say the least, 2020 has been filled with unprecedented events and developments. To those of our SCV Family and Friends who have experienced personal loss related to Covid-19, we extend our heartfelt condolences. Our lives may never be the same again. Nevertheless, as best as we are ...

Metropolitan Emeritus Petros of Axum Enters Eternal Rest  

OCP News Service - 25/11/2020 +Memory Eternal+ Athens-Greece: Former Metropolitan and Archbishop Petros - Greek Orthodox Archbishop Petros of Axum and All Ethiopia passed at the Asclepeion Hospital in Athen on the 24th of November 2020. The funeral of the late Prelate will take place at the Church of Panagia Marmariotissa, Chalandri, in Greece on the 26th ...

Statement of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon on Surge of COVID-19 Cases

Orthodox Church in America - SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 24/11/2020 To the Venerable Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, As you know, most parts of the world are currently experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States alone, there were over 184,000 ...

SVOTS Partners With Reconciliation Services For ‘Giving Tuesday’

SVOTS - 24/11/2020 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] In a Kansas City neighborhood that has suffered from generations of racism and poverty, Reconciliation Services offers an Orthodox Christian approach to healing. Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) plans to contribute to that healing mission. This Giving Tuesday, December 1, SVOTS is teaming up with Reconciliation Services and its executive ...

Chipped Away into Nonexistence: Armenia Surrounded by Islam

The ruins of Ani, Armenia’s capital, formerly known as “The City of 1001 Churches”

Raymond Ibrahim - 24/11/2020 “Peace” was recently achieved between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which had been fighting for nearly two months after the Christian nation agreed to cede its ancestral lands in Artsakh to its Muslim neighbor. From a temporal and myopic point of view, such a settlement may seem progressive; from a long point of view it is regressive ...

Archaeologist Claims to Have Found The Home Where Jesus Christ Spent His Early Days in Nazareth

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Sputniknews -  Max Gorbachev - 24/11/2020 The hypothesis was laid down in the book "The Sisters of Nazareth Convent: A Roman-period, Byzantine, and Crusader site in central Nazareth", set to be released on 26 November, and will talk about the most exciting discoveries made during the 80 years of archaeological work in the Israeli city. An ancient ...

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits the Metropolis of Atlanta

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta - 24/11/2020 On Friday evening and Saturday morning, (November 20-21, 2020), His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided over the Agripnia (Vigil) service and Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple, along with Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta at the Panagia Chapel at the Diakonia ...