The Annual Activity Report of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society – 2020 Now Available

OCP News Service - 31/12/2020 Wishing everyone a blessed Nativity and peaceful New Year! We are delighted to present to you the annual activity report of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society for the year 2020. We thank you all for the kind support and encouragement. Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE is a Pan-Orthodox Christian Society founded in 2007 and established ...

Christmas Gifts for Disabled Serbian Kids

  28.Jun NGO - 30/12/2020 Dear Friends, Our volunteers are working hard on our Christmas project, but they need your help! As in previous years, we want to provide underprivileged children parts of Serbia, Kosovo and Metohija, Republika Srpska, Krajina and Crna Gora with a little joy this Christmas. Unfortunately, many of the children grow up in poverty; they do ...

Nativity Message from Metropolitan-Primate Tikhon of OCA

OCA - 30/12/2020 To the Venerable Hierarchs, Esteemed Clergy, Reverend Monastics, and Beloved Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children in the Lord, on this the glorious and light-filled Feast of the Nativity in the Flesh of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, I greet you with the words that ...

Online Course on Eastern Orthodoxy at Erskine Theological Seminary by Prof. Dr. John G. Panagiotou

OCP News Service - 30/12/2020 South Carolina -USA: The Erskine Theological Seminary offers an Eastern Orthodoxy course online in Spring 2021 taught by Prof. Dr John G. Panagiotou. Founded in 1837, is an institution of graduate theological and pastoral education affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Dr John G. Panagiotou also serves as the head ...

The Orthodox Word – 329 Now Available in Print and Digital Editions

St. Herman of Alaska Monastery - 30/12/2020 Click here to order the print edition, and click here to order the digital edition. This issue of The Orthodox Word begins with the account of the life and witness for Christ of New Hieromartyr Alexander (Trapitsyn), archbishop of the Samara diocese of Russia. St. Alexander’s struggles on behalf of the Faith were not unlike those ...

Historic Armenian Church of Holy Trinity Converted to “Cultural Center” in Turkey

OCP News Service - 29/12/2020 Istanbul-Turkey: Christian Mesopotamia reports that the historic Armenian Orthodox Church of The Holy Trinity in South-Central Turkish City of Konya (one of the largest Churches in Turkey) has been converted to a Cultural Center. This is yet another desperate attempt by the authoritarian Erdogan regime to erase Christian religious and cultural ...

Patriarch Daniel explains connection between Flight into Egypt and birth of monasticism: Christ turns exile into a blessing

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu- 29/12/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel attended the Divine Liturgy at the historical chapel of his patriarchal residence on the Sunday after the Nativity of the Lord. His Beatitude explained the gospel passage’s spiritual meanings about the Flight of the Child Jesus into Egypt in his homily. Egypt, a country of idolatry and slavery, ...

Historic 500-Kilogram 17th-Century Church Bell Stolen in Sweden

Sputniknews -Igor Kuznetsov - 29/12/2020 According to Europol, the sale of stolen art and historical objects is the third-largest illegal market in Europe, its exact scope unknown. A church bell weighing about half a tonne has been stolen from the Bromma parish. The historical "Little Bell" at Bromma Church dates back to 1638 and rang out for locals for several ...

The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad leads divine services for St Herman’s Youth Conference of the Eastern American Diocese

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 29/12/2020 Despite the quarantine measures in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic, work with youth in the Eastern American Diocese is continuing wherever possible. For many years, the Diocese has hosted the traditional St. Herman Youth Conference on the ...

CHRISTMAS 2020 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLY BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 29/12/2020 “The Father was well pleased: the Word is become flesh, and the Virgin hath given birth unto God become man. A star is the herald; Magi worship; shepherds marvel; and creation doth rejoice.” (Troparion of Christmas praises)  Today, the Church celebrates festively in doxology and thanksgiving God’s condensation to man. Today, the Church preaches to its members ...

New Serbian Patriarch to be Elected on the 18th of February 2021

OCP News Service Belgrade-Serbia: The Office of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Church of Serbia has informed that the new Patriarch will be elected on 18th of February 2021. The declaration was made after the meeting of the Synod of Bishops which was held on 24th of December 2021. Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, is the ...

Bishop Stefan served the Holy Liturgy and the memorial service on the tomb of the Patriarch Irinej in the crypt of the Saint Sava Cathedral

Church of Serbia - 29/12/2020 His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade on 27 December 2020. At the end of the Liturgy, Bishop Stefan served the memorial service to the Patriarch of blessed repose and our father Irinej. In the Saint Sava house distribution of gifts ...

Nativity-New Year Message from the Chairman of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

OCP News Service - 28/12/2020 No: NAT-EC-28/12/2020 Dear Beloved, This holiday season I would like to express our appreciation for your continued support for the OCP Society. I take this opportunity to remember and pray for our brothers, and sisters who are suffering due to the pandemic, and persecution worldwide. May God have mercy upon everyone. Wishing you a ...

Parishes of the Ugandan Orthodox Church Shuts Down Amid Covid

Wanjala Immanuel - OCP News Service - 28/12/2020 Kampala -Uganda: Three parishes of the Ugandan Orthodox Church namely St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Namungoon, St. Sophia Orthodox Parish, Kibuye, Saalama Road, St. Catherine Orthodox Parish Vuumba, Luweero District were shut down amid rising COVID cases in the country. The closing down of the parishes came in effect in ...

“Grant freedom to our captive brothers and grace to the gathered people” – Bishop Hovakim Manukyan

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 28/12/2020 Dear Compatriots, In our prayers every Sunday during the Divine Liturgy, we ask God to “Grant freedom to our captive brothers and grace to the gathered people. Grant peace to those who have fallen asleep in Christ with holiness.” The deacon calls ...

Met. Seraphim Turns 51 as Bangalore Diocese Completes a Decade Amid Challenges

L J- Chief Editor – OCP News Service BENGALURU-INDIA: “Many more happy returns of the day, Thirumeni Appacha,” is a 15-minute YouTube video made by Deepthi Jiji Mathew, the talented artiste and spiritual daughter of His Grace Dr Met. Abraham Seraphim, Bangalore Diocese Metropolitan, as the youngest Bishop of Indian Orthodox Church turns 51, on December ...

Revived Kyiv Patriarchate Continue to ‘Expand’

OCP News Service - 25/12/2020 Kyiv-Ukraine: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC -KP) which was revived by Patriarch Filaret after a split from the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) continue to expand. It has been reported by various media outlets that several clergies of OCU have sympathised with Patriarch Filaret and his Kyiv Patriarchate. ...

The Armenian Patriarchate Withdraws Support for “Armadner”

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/12/2020 We herewith would like to inform you that the ties of the Armenian Patriarchate with the committee “Armadner” have ceased to exist. “Armadner” was established with the blessing of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in order to have Armenians of the young generation participate in strengthening ties with ...

The 30th Anniversary of Enthronement of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, PhD

Church of Serbia - 25/12/0202 The thirtieth anniversary of the enthronement of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, PhD, was marked on 23 December 2020.  At the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1989, hieromonk Irinej was elected as Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, with a title ...

OCP Representatives Speak at the Conference ‘In Defense of Christians in Africa’

OCP News Service - 24/12/2020 Moscow-Russia: Fr Dr Jossi Jacob (Chief of the Center for Orthodox Studies) and Donn George Varghese (Head of International Affairs) of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society spoke at the Conference 'In Defense of Christians in Africa', an initiative of the Russian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate, and the Russian Association for ...

Patriarch Daniel’s message to world Christian leaders: We are called to comfort the afflicted

Basilica News Agency - Sorin Ioniţe - 23/12/2020 According to the Romanian Orthodox tradition, on the occasion of the great church holidays, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, addresses an Irenic (peace) message to the Primates of Autocephalous and Autonomous Orthodox Churches. A similar message was sent to the leaders of other international Christian denominations and organizations. Read the ...