Bucharest Covid-19 hospital fire: Patriarch Daniel shares “paternal message of condolence and consolation” to families of victims

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 30/1/21 Patriarch Daniel expressed sorrow and condolences to the families of the persons who died in a blaze at a hospital in Bucharest being used to treat COVID-19 patients. At least four people have been killed in a blaze at a hospital in Bucharest being used to treat COVID-19 patients, just ...

Make a donation: Help the construction of the Orthodox Cathedral and Romanian Cultural Centre in Bălţi

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu  - 30/1/21 The Diocese of Bălţi still has to pay approximately 20,000 euros to take possession of the land on which it will build a cathedral and a Romanian cultural centre in the city. “The project is an investment, by faith, for the future of our Romanian nation, and, in essence, it ...

THE ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM PAYS MORE THAN $600,000 TO PROTECT JAFFA GATE PROPERTIES

Patriarachate of Jerusalem - 29/01/21 Upon the instructions of His Beatitude Theophilos III, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem deposited this morning the sum of two million and 100,000 Israeli shekels (more than $600,000) into the Israeli Jerusalem District Court, to cover the entire rent value of the Jaffa Gate’s Imperial Hotel. This ...

Archbishop Leo – A Signatory of the Petition Urging the Finnish Govt to Accede to the UN Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

OCP News Service - 29/01/21 Helsinki-Finland: Archbishop Leo of Helsinki and Finland and the Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church has become a signatory of the petition that urged the Finnish Parliament and Government to work for the accession of the Country into the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. The UN Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty entered into force on ...

The Famous Old Catholic Bishop and a Friend of the Serbian People, Hans Gerny passed away

Church of Serbia - 29/01/21 Retired Bishop of the Old Catholic Church in Switzerland, Dr. Hans Gerny, passed away on January 19, 2020, at the age of 84. The Old Catholic Church mourns its very deserving and dedicated pastor, who even after his retirement took an active part in church and public life. Bishop Hans Gerny studied ...

Saint Sava College, the first Serbian School in Australia, is Officially Open

Church of Serbia - 29/01/21 Thanking God, with the support of the entire Serbian community united around the project of vital importance for its spiritual and national being in Australia and New Zealand, the Saint Sava College was opened on January 27, 2021, on the feast day of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop and Enlightener. His ...

Saint Sava Day in Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 29/01/21 His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and the Administrator of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovci celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district, in Belgrade on 27 January 2021, on Saint Sava Day.  The Bishop was concelebrated by archpriest Nenad Jovanovic, presbyters Vladimir Levicanin, Dragan Sovljanski, Predrag ...

Romanian Patriarchate marks 162nd anniversary of Romanian Principalities’ Union

Basilica News Agency  - Aurelian Iftimiu - 28/01/21 Several ceremonies including a solemn Divine Liturgy, a Te Deum service and a wreath-laying ceremony were held Sunday on the Patriarchate’s Hill in Bucharest to mark the 162nd founding anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities. Attending the ceremonies, Patriarch Daniel spoke about the contribution of the Romanian Orthodox Church ...

Romanian Patriarchate blesses and supports communion of Romanians everywhere: Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 28/01/21 In a message occasioned by the 162nd anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel stressed that “the Romanian Patriarchate blesses and supports the communion of Romanians everywhere.” The message has three main topics including the declaration of 2021 as a Solemn Year of the pastoral ...

SCV to Contribute Seminar Tuition Fee to Charities: Register Today for “Living the Psalms” and “Living the Lord’s Prayer”

SCV - Presvytera Kyriaki FitzGerald, M.Div.,Ph.D - 28/1/21 Saint Catherine’s Vision Teleconferencing Seminars: "Living the Psalms" & "Living the Lord's Prayer" SCV be donating 100% of tuition monies received before Pascha  2021 to a charity that combats food insecurity, homelessness, domestic violence, and human trafficking. For this cycle, we have chosen F.O.C.U.S. of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, ...

“Teaching Biblical Languages Online” by Prof. Dr. John G. Panagiotou of the Erskine Theological Seminary

OCP News Service - 27/01/21 USA: Prof. Dr. John G. Panagiotou has contributed an article titled "Teaching Biblical Languages Online" ( page 24) in the Grace & Truth Magazine 'Pastoral Care: The Cure of Souls' (Winter 2021) which is an official publication of Erskine Theological Seminary. Dr John is the author of the best selling  book “The ...

SVOTS Launches “Year of Schmemann”

SVOTS - 27/01/21 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary has begun its year of honoring the legacy of former dean and renowned theologian Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann (1921-1983). The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of Fr. Alexander's birth. The "Year of Schmemann" celebrations kick off with the release of an unearthed recording of Schmemann. His words, captured decades ago—on a ...

Unearthed Recording of Fr Alexander Schmemann

SVOTS - 27/1/21 This year, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann (+1983), former dean and professor at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, renowned theologian, and prolific writer and speaker. As we begin our year of honoring his life and profound contributions to the Church, we are so pleased to share his voice with you. His ...

Name Day of Metropolitan Sawa of Poland 

OCP News Service - 26/1/21 Warsaw-Poland: His Beatitude Sawa - Archbishop of Warsaw and Metropolitan of All Poland celebrated his name day on the 25th of January 2021. Divine Liturgy was held at the Warsaw Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene. A thanksgiving service was also celebrated after the Divine Liturgy. Several faithful and various dignitaries ...

The 79th anniversary of the Novi Sad Pogrom was marked

Church of Serbia - 26/01/21 Bishop Irinej of Backa: The sublime Christian imperative is forgiveness. Memory is a sacred virtue, resentment is a sin. That is why we remember and pray for all the victims, and by forgiving we build up a better world and a better future for the Serbian people and for all other ...

Bishop Kirilo: Monastic communities are the light to the world

Church of Serbia - 26/01/2021 His Grace Bishop Kirilo of Buenos Aires and South-Central America officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Podmaine in Budva on 24 January 2021, on Sunday after Epiphany, on the feast day of Venerable Theodosius the Great.  Bishop Kirillo ordained a monk of this holy family, Josif into the rank ...

Armenian Church Erects New “Masyatsotn Diocese” in Ararat Region

OCP News Service - 21/01/21 Yerevan-Armenia: The Armenian Orthodox Church has erected a new diocese of Masyatsotn, in the Ararat Region, Armenia by separating Ararat Region from the Araratyan Pontifical Diocese. The new diocese will be headquartered in the town of Artashat. Bishop Gevorg Saroyan has been appointed as the primate of the newly established diocese. Established ...

Bishop Vertanes Abrahamyan Appointed Head of Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 21/01/21 Yerevan-Armenia: Bishop Vertanes Abrahamyan has been appointed as the Primate of the Diocese of Artsakh. Prior to the new appointment, the Primate served as the Head Chaplain of the Armed Forces of the Ministry of the Republic of Armenia. The Pontifical Order of appointment was issued by His Holiness Karekin II ...

Sexual Violence in Tigray: Another War Waged on Women and Girls?

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Special report by Dr Romina Istratii - OCP News Service - 24/01/2020 Sexual Violence in Tigray: Another War Waged on the "Bodies" of Women and Girls? Global: Reports about sexual violence being used in the military offensive in the Tigray region have been emerging on Twitter and other social media for some time now. However, the issue ...

How the Author of “The Law of God” Won Over an American Banker

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 24/01/21 This happened in the USA with Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy, author of the world-renowned book “The Law of God.” Fr Seraphim endured a great deal in his life. At the end of the 1930’s, his father was arrested, and Seraphim, ...