Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Celebrates 81st Birthday

OCP News Service - 28/2/21 Constantinople-Turkey: His All-Holiness Bartholomew - Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop of the Church of Constantinople is celebrating his 81st Birthday on the 29th of February 2021. Since 2nd November 1991, he is the 270th and current Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch. Many Years to His-All Holiness! Source: OCP News Service

“Spiritual health during the Pandemic” – Discussion held at the Bulgarian Clergy Conference

OCP News Service - 28/2/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: A conference with the participation of clergy from the Stara Zagora Spiritual District was held at the Metropolitan House in Stara Zagora. The Conference was opened with the inaugural address of Metropolitan Kyprian of Stara Zagora. The main topic of discussion was "spiritual health in a pandemic environment". Immunologist and Associate ...

Bishop Teodosije: Support for the Initiative of the President of Serbia to help the Survival of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija

Church of Serbia - 28/2/21 On the occasion of the statement of the President of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, at the meeting with the political representatives of our people in Kosovo and Metohija in Kursumlija, the Diocese of Raska and Prizren wholeheartedly welcomes the initiative of the President and the announcement that the state of Serbia ...

Patriarch Porfirije at the Orthodox Grammar School in Zagreb

Church of Serbia - 28/2/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, the administrator of the Diocese of Zagreb-Ljubljana, visited the Serbian Orthodox Grammar School Kantakuzina Katarina Brankovic in Zagreb on February 26, 2021. The patriarch visited the grammar school on the seventh day since he was enthroned on the throne of the Belgrade-Karlovci metropolitans and Serbian patriarchs in ...

Patriarch Porfirije Meets with President Vucic

Church of Serbia - 28/2/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch met with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic in the building of the Presidency of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade, on February 24, 2021. After the meeting with Patriarch Porfirije, President Aleksandar Vucic said that they discussed all important issues in the ...

Amnesty International Report on Axum Church Massacre in Tigray Region (Ethiopia) Published

OCP News Service - 26/2/21 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: Amnesty International has published a 25-page report on the Mass killing that took place in the compound of the historic Axum Church (the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion/Re-ese Adbarat Kidiste Kidusan Dingel Maryam Ts’iyon Maryam Ts'iyon) in the Tigray region. Download the report here Watch Webinar on “War ...

“Our Orthodox Unity is Our Daily Prayer” – Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

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OCP News Service - 26/2/21 Holy Land- Jerusalem - His Beatitude Theophilos III, the Patriarch of Jerusalem has sent an open letter to all Primates of the Eastern Orthodox Church in which he urged for the strengthening of Orthodox Christian Unity. Eastern Orthodox unity has been inevitably encountering significant challenges during the last few years, due to ...

Ruins of an Ancient Church Excavated in Eritrea

OCP News Service - 26/2/21 Asmara- Eritrea: According to a report published on the Portal of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, ruins of an ancient Church was unearthed in the Berik sub-region of the Maekel Regional Administration in Eritrea. The Chief Officer of the Patriarchal Museum, Dr Jospeh and other representatives of the Church explored the location on ...

Church Calls for Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of the “Political Crisis” in Armenia

OCP News Service - 26/2/21 Yerevan-Armenia: The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church has issued a statement regarding the current political crisis in the country between the government of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the Armed Forces. The statement reads: “The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, upon learning of the statement issued ...

A Voice for Our Time: Alexander Schmemann’s Radio Liberty Talks Published

SVOTS - 26/2/21 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Nearly ten years in the making, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press has released A Voice for Our Time: Radio Liberty Talks, Vol. 1, featuring an English translation of Fr. Alexander Schmemann’s broadcasts into the Soviet Union that began in 1953. PURCHASE A COPY HERE In his broadcasts on Radio Liberty, Fr. ...

Romanian Church Holy Synod Meets for First Time in 2021 : Urges Responsibility During Celebration of Holy Mysteries

Basilica News Service - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/2/21 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session at the Patriarchal Palace under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The Holy Synod elected by secret ballot the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nichifor Horia as Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Iasi. ...

Romanian Church’s Philanthropy Increases During Pandemic Year: EUR 38 Mln

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/2/21 On Tuesday, the National Church Council approved the General Activity Report of the Romanian Orthodox Church for 2020, entitled: “In the fight against the pandemic, the Church has intensified prayer, philanthropy and the protection of human health.” The Church invested 38 million euros to provide support in the pandemic ...

Watch Webinar on “War Violence and Domestic Violence in Tigray- Ethiopia” by Dr Romina Istratii

War violence and domestic violence: Understanding the relationship and linkages with forced migration and religious beliefs from Project dldl/ድልድል on Vimeo. OCP News Service - 26/2/21 SOAS-UK: Project dldl/ድልድል led by Dr Romina Istratii at SOAS delivered a webinar on war violence and domestic violence to inform humanitarian responses in Tigray, Ethiopia The webinar aimed to identify the ...

It Was Necessary to Show by Deeds How Important Philanthropy Is, Patriarch Daniel says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/2/21 The Romanian Orthodox Church marked the commemorative year of the Romanian philanthropists (2020) through concrete activities, said Patriarch Daniel in his opening remarks at the National Church Assembly’s meeting at the Patriarchate Palace on Wednesday. “We did not start with the history of philanthropists, but with the deeds of philanthropy, because ...

Metropolitan Nicolae: Romanians in America Want to Keep their Identity Through the Church

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/2/21 The generation of Romanians who emigrated overseas after 1990 “is the generation of Romanians who want to keep their Romanian identity through the Church,” said the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of the Two Americas in an interview with Lumina Newspaper. Therefore, “it is essential to continue to pray in Romanian, ...

The Metropolitan Laurus Synodal School of Liturgical Music Announces its Summer Session Schedule

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/2/21 The Metropolitan Laurus Synodal School of Liturgical Music (SSLM) is pleased to announce the 2021 dates of its annual summer session – July 18 to July 31, and that general registration is now open. Further information about registration ...

“Know My Church” – Children’s Illustrative Guidebook on the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church

OCP News Service - 25/2/21 Nagpur-India: Prepared by Fr Jobin Varghese & Dn Jaison John, a new illustrative guidebook for kids on the "Indian Orthodox Malankara Church is now available for purchase.  Get your copy from Amazon About the Book Children's illustrative guidebook on Indian Orthodox Church. This book is prepared and published under the auspices of the faculty ...

The Vatican Conference Promote Mary as “a Jewish, Christian and Muslim Woman” and a “Bridge” Between Roman Catholic and Islamic World

OCP News Service - 24/2/21 Vatican City: The Pontifical International Marian Academy (Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis/ PAMI) has begun promoting Mother Mary (Holy Theotokos) as a tool of reconciliation between Roman Catholicism and the Islamic world. The Marian Academy launched a webinar dialogue series on the 18th of February, 2021, titled "Mary, a model for faith ...

One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Bulgarian Church People’s Assembly in Constantinople 

OCP News Service - 24/02/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: The 23rd of February 2021 marked the 150th anniversary of the convening of the First Church-People's Council in 1871 in Constantinople. The First Church-People's Assembly, convened in Constantinople in 1871, was a memorable event in the socio-political life of the Revival of Bulgaria. The two major objectives of the gathering were ...

“Freedom and Responsibility as Viewed by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill” – Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk (International Hellenic University Online Seminar – 16th February 2021)

DECR Communication Service  - 24/2/21 "Freedom and Responsibility as Viewed by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill". Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (International Hellenic University online seminar, 16th February 2021). Your Eminence and Your Graces, All-honourable fathers, brothers and sisters, I wholeheartedly greet all of you, the organisers and participants ...

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije congratulated Novak Djokovic on his victory at the Australian Open

Church of Serbia - 24/02/21 On the occasion of another great success of tennis player Novak Djokovic, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch sent a greeting card with the following content: I congratulate our Novak Djokovic on his great victory at the Australian tournament, but also, even more, on his new feat. What he does is a top ...