Catholics-Mooppen Marthoma Paulose II Tests Covid Positive

His Holiness Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos-Mooppan, and Malankara Metropolitan)

OCP News Service – 23/2/21 Kottayam-Kerala-India: His Holiness Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos-Mooppan, and Malankara Metropolitan), has tested positive for Covid-19. Primate of the Malankara Church has been admitted to the St Gregorious Hospital at Parumala as part of the treatment. Reports state that the Catholicos is stable and he is currently presiding over the latest session of ...

Archbishop Varsanufie: The Church has Actively Contributed to Roma Liberation, Social Inclusion

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 23/2/21 The Church has actively contributed to Romani people’s liberation, and supports their social inclusion, the Archbishop of Râmnic said on Saturday, during a memorial service for the Roma who died in deportation and slavery. The event marked 165 years since the liberation of Roma in Romanian Principalities. Representatives of the Roma ...

Over 690 Indigenous People Baptized by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Amid Persecution

Menetasnot Desta - Delegate of Horn of Africa & Head of Ethiopian Affairs - OCP News Service - 22/2/21 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: St. Moses, the black, Ethiopian monk was one of the monastic fathers commemorated in ancient churches, especially in the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Even though he is one of the most famous Church ...

“Changing Attitude and Attaining God’s Grace!” by Emiliya Ahmadova

Emiliya Ahmadova - OCP Articles - 22/2/21 Humans are constantly chased after something. Yet, when they reach their destination or satisfy their desires, at times at the expense of others, they don’t find complete happiness or peace of mind. Sometimes the feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction stick to them. Destructive self-pride grows, turning into arrogance and ...

Serbian Orthodox Christian Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open – 2021

OCP News Service - 21/2/21 Australia: Novak Djokovic of Serbia earned his 18th Grand Slam title by beating (7-5 6-2 6-2) Daniil Medvedev of Russia at the Australian Open on 21st February 2021. Djokovic extended his own record by claiming the Australian Open title for the ninth time. “Before I am an athlete, I am an Orthodox ...

Orthodox Christian Awarded the Prestigious “Professor Margaret O’Gara Scholarship”

OCP News Service - 21/2/21 Canada: Andrew Youssef, a PhD student at the Faculty of Divinity of the Trinity College affiliated with the University of Toronto, has been awarded the prestigious Professor Margaret O’Gara Scholarship 2020-21. This award is granted to students whose research in the area of ecumenism and the study of schisms between the Christian ...

The Narva-Jõesuu Orthodox Church Destroyed by Fire Seeking Help for Restoration

OCP News Service - 20/2/21 Tallinn-Estonia: The parish Church of the icon of the Mother of God "Kazan" in the city of Narva-Jõesuu, Estonia was destroyed in a fire. The members are seeking help for the restoration of their Church building. The fire brigade arrived on time and prevented the complete destruction of the wooden church. However, ...

New Book “Patriarch Pavle – Saint of Our Time” to be Released in the Bulgarian Language

OCP News Service - 20/2/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: With the blessing of the Metropolitan of Lovchani Gavriil (Diocese of Lovchani), the new Bulgarian edition of the book titled "Patriarch Pavle - Saint of Our Time", authored by the French Orthodox theologian Prof. Jean-Claude Larcher is getting ready for release. The publication project is carried out with the assistance ...

Blessings from the Bulgarian Church on the 123rd Anniversary of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA) : Patriarch Meets General Director

OCP News Service - 20/2/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: On February 16, the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (the national news agency of Bulgari) marked 123 years since its establishment. The anniversary was marked with a festive water dedication at the National Press Club of the Agency at the invitation of the newly elected director Kiril Valchev, who assumed charge of ...

Polish Orthodox Church Initiates Training on “Personal Data Protection”

OCP News Service - 20/2/21 Warsaw-Poland: A training was held for the Diocesan Inspectors on "Personal Data Protection" was held, on the 18th of February 2021, at the Orthodox Culture Center in Warsaw. Fr. Prot. Dr Andrzej Lewczak, Chief Church Inspector for Personal Data Protection Chaired the training session. The trianing was attended by: Fr. Prot. ...

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel meets with President Klaus Iohannis

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 20/2/21 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church met with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting took place around 13:00 p.m. at the Patriarchal Residence. No public details were provided about the talks. “It was a normal visit at the beginning of the year, ...

Man sanctifies the place: How Romanians transformed a warehouse into a church in Italy

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 20/2/21 An Orthodox service was served for the first time in the Romanian Church in Montichiari, Italy, on Tuesday evening, February 9. Dean Rev. Gelu Porumb, the parish priest Gabriel Pandrea and several other clerics officiated the Lesser Sanctification of Waters and the Mystery of Unction, the Romanian Diocese of ...

His Holiness Porfirije, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch enthroned

Church of Serbia - 20/2/21 The bells of the Cathedral church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade rang at 11.25 am, indicating that the 46th head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Porfirije, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and the Serbian Patriarch was enthroned. PHOTO GALLERY 1 ,    PHOTO GALLERY 2 The solemn act of enthronement ...

The “Artsakh Outreach Project” of the Armenian Church Continue to Support People in Need

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 20/2/21 The Artsakh Outreach project, implemented by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and its dioceses, has to continue with the continuous fundraising efforts by Armenians worldwide. The aggression against Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and Armenia, launched by Azerbaijan, Turkey and international terrorist ...

Institute of Sacred Arts Launches “Luminous” Podcast

SVOTS - 20/2/21 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Listen in on conversations with inspired and inspiring people as The Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA) at St. Vladimir’s Seminary launches its new podcast, Luminous: Conversations on Sacred Arts. The first episode, "Music in the Natural World" with musician, author, and philosopher David Rothenberg is available now at instituteofsacredarts.com/luminous. Click here to listen. "Our tradition ...

Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb Elected New Serbian Patriarch

OCP News Service - 18/2/21 Belgrade-Serbia: Metropolitan Porfirije Perić of Zagreb and Ljubljana has been elected as the 46th Patriarch of the Serbian Church. Election results were declared on the even of 18th February 2021 at the end of the Holy Bishops Council that was held at the Saint Sava Cathedral. Metropolitan Porfirije was born "Prvoslav Perić" ...

Venerable Elder Mathew Proceeds to Choose the Name of the News Serbian Patriarch

OCP News Service - 18/2/21 Belgrade Serbia: The Orthodox Church Youtube Community channel reports that Venerable Elder Mathew, escorted by the Patriarchal subdeacons, has entered the Cathedral (Belgrade time 15:31) to choose the name of the new Serbian Patriarch (placed in sealed covers inside the Gospel book). Source: OCP News Service

A Prayerful Beginning to the Holy Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 18/2/21 Belgrade-Serbia: The Holy Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began with the Hierarchical Liturgy, presided by  Metropolitan Chrysostom of Dabro-Bosnia in the Memorial Church of Saint Sava in Vracar to elect the new Primate of the Church. An official press release will be issued after the election of the new ...

The Council of Bishops of the Serbian Church Begins at the Cathedral of Saint Sava

OCP News Service - 18/2/21 Belgrade-Serbia: The Holy Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church has begun with the  Hierarch'ial Liturgy, presided by the Metropolitan Chrysostom of Dabro-Bosnia at the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Vracar,  at 9 am Serbian time. The Council will elcet the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in due ...