Catholicosate of Cilicia Declares 2021 as “the Year of Artsakh”

OCP News Service - 22/01/2021  Lebanon: Catholicos Aram I, the Primate of the Greater House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church has declared 2021 as “the year of Artsakh.” The declaration Encyclical was read in all parishes of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The declaration is in response to the recent atrocities committed by the Azerbaijani ...

The Third Volume of the Book “Words of Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria” Published

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OCP News Service - 22/01/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: On the occasion of the name day of the Patriarch Neophyte, the third volume of the book titled "Words of Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria" was published in the Bulgarian Language. The book was published by the Metropolis of Sofia, which also published the two previous volumes. The books consist of various quotes, ...

Prayer for Christian Unity held at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Warsaw

OCP News Service - 22/01/21 Warsaw-Poland: A prayer for Christian unity was held at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene in Warsaw, the Capital City of Poland (on the evening of the 2ist January 2021). Metropolitan of Warsaw and all of Poland presided over the prayer service. The sermon was delivered by Fr. ...

The Historic Spånga Church in Stockholm Attacked with Firebombs

OCP News Service - 22/01/21 Stockholm-Sweden: The historic 12th-century Spånga Evangelical Lutheran Church, located in suburbs of Stockholm was attacked by unidentified radical groups. Three firebombs were thrown at the Church on Wednesday night. They were thrown at the gate and windows of the Church. The Pastor of the Church Jerker Alsterlund commented that it was ...

It is unnatural and unworthy when we do not thank God for the gift of life and health: Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -22/1/21 “It is unnatural and unworthy when we do not thank God for the gift of life and health and the benefits received from Him and when we do not thank the benefactors who helped us in life in various difficult times,” Patriarch Daniel said during his sermon last ...

Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Novi Sad

Church of Serbia - 22/01/21 Bishop Irinej of Backa: Everything that the apostles of Christ testified - that is what St. John testified. In his person all the spiritual deeds, all the spiritual virtues of the greatest pleasures of God are united. On Tuesday, 20 January 2021, His Grace Irinej Bishop of Novi Sad and Backa  celebrated ...

Epiphany in Banja Luka

Church of Serbia - 22/01/21 The feast day of Epiphany was solemnly celebrated in Banja Luka. His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of priests and deacons of the Diocese of Banja Luka in the Cathedral church of Christ the Savior. The Epiphany procession, led by Bishop Jefrem, began ...

Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany (Timkat) – 2021

Menetasnot Desta (Delegate of the Horn of Africa and Head of Ethiopian Affairs) -OCP News Service - 20/01/2021 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church celebrates the annual commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ (worldwide)e in colourful public festivity for three consecutive days from 18th January to 20th January 2021. Celebrations also took place in ...

STOTS Sahayatra Orthodox Magazine Features “Agriculture Bill and Ethiopian Crisis”

OCP News Service - 20/01/2021 Download the Free PDF Copy of the Magazine here  The new edition (Volume 19 Issue 2) of the online edition of the Sahayatra Orthodox magazine is now available. You may also subscribe online and offline copies by visiting this link.  The Sahayatra magazine is from the publishing house of St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS), Nagpur. Fr ...

New Book “Patriarch Daniel & the Resurgence of the Romanian Orthodox Church” Launched Worldwide

OCP News Service - 19/01/2021 Buy from Amazon Global: A new book titled titled "Patriarch Daniel and The Resurgence of the Romanian Orthodox Church" from the house of OCP Publications is now available for purchase. Written by George Alexander (Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) and edited by Deacon Logan H. Polk (Chief Overseer of ...

Armenian Orthodox Christians in Jerusalem Celebrates Nativity (2021)

OCP News Service - 19/01/21 Jerusalem-Holy Land: The Armenian Orthodox Christian in the Holy Land celebrated the Nativity of Jesus Christ on the celebrated Nativity of Jesus Christ on the 18th of January 2021. The Armenian Church in Jerusalem follows the Old Julian calendar, whereas the rest of the Armenian Church follows the Julian calendar. His Beatitude ...

Conference on the Centennial of the Russian Church Abroad to Take Place in Serbia

OCP News Service - 19/01/21 A Conference on the  "Links between Times: Conclusions and Perspectives. On the Centennial of the Russian Church Abroad" will take place in Serbia on November 22–26, 2021.  For more details, please visit ROCOR Studies Portal Source: OCP News Service

When culture is inspired by worship, it opens up to eternity: Patriarch Daniel on National Culture Day

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu -19/01/21 In his message on Romania’s National Culture Day, Patriarch Daniel referred to the connection between worship and culture but also stressed the liturgical and cultural value of cemeteries. “When religious worship bore fruit in culture, it opened up to universality; and when the culture was inspired by worship, it opened ...

Metropolitan Porfirije: There will be Challenges, but we will Never Lose Faith that God is With Us

Church of Serbia - 19/01/21 From the first day, the Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb- Ljubljana was with the people who suffered terrible losses after a series of devastating earthquakes in Sisak, Glina and Petrinja, as well as the surrounding villages in Croatia. In these difficult days, once again, as he says, it has been shown that tragedies ...

The President of the Provincial Government Visited the Diocese of Srem

Church of Serbia - 19/1/21 Renovation of the Cathedral Church, the Patriarchal Palace and the Boarding School of the Theological Seminary His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Srem accompanied by the Rector of the Theological Seminary, archpriest Jovan Milanovic, the head of the Cathedral Church, and priest Dusko Maslaric, the Secretary of the Diocese, received Mr. Igor Mirovicć, ...

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Tigray – A Sheep Between the Hyenas

Menetasnot Desta (Delegate of the Horn of Africa and Head of Ethiopian Affairs) -OCP News Service - 17/01/21 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: The “great reformation” in the former ruling party Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), resulted in confrontations between the Tigray’s People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and others three ethnic-based member parties of the EPRDF (that collectively forms ...

“The Future of the Russian Orthodox Mission in India is Promising” – Fr. Clement Nehamaiyah

OCP News Service - 17/01/21 An exclusive interview with Fr. Clement Nehamaiyah of the Russian Orthodox Church in India.  Please provide us with your background. What motivated you to enter the Russian Orthodox Church? Well, I am the rector of the Life-Giving Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. In 2018, by the blessing of H.H. Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia I was appointed for this task. I am also looking after the Orthodox communities around Chandrapur and in Mumbai. The quest for the true faith ...

Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic Defends Postdoctoral Project at the School of Theology in Thessaloniki

Church of Serbia - 17/1/21 Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic defended his postdoctoral project on “The Contribution of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the Dialogue with Muslims (1920-2020)” at the School of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, under the scientific supervision of professor Dr. Angeliki Ziaka. The event took place on January 14, 2021. This postdoctoral ...

Saint Dositej the Confessor Celebrated

Church of Serbia - 17/1/2021 Saint Dositej was a man of love, who built bridges and who educated his faithful people to glorify God with their whole being and to love all people with their whole being, Metropolitan Porfirije said. The memory of Saint Dositej the Confessor of Zagreb was celebrated with gatherings in the Cathedral church ...

St. Basil the Great the ‘lion of Christ’ for Christian Philanthropy by Dr John G. Panagiotou

OCP News Service - 16/01/21 U.K- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain has featured theologian's article: St. Basil the Great the ‘lion of Christ’ for Christian Philanthropy by the renowned Eastern Orthodox theologian Dr John G. Panagiotou. Dr John is the author of the best selling  book "The Path to Oikonomia with Jesus Christ as ...