Salary Denied to Ugandan Orthodox Priests Amid Growing Protest

Wanjala Immanuel - OCP News Service Kampala-Uganda: In the month of March, a deanery meeting was conceived under the leadership of Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga. Sister Sovaria who was responsible for building a convent at Kiyindi in Buikwe District was also present for the occasion. One of the important agendas in the meeting was that of the ...

Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist Upgraded to a Shrine

OCP News Service - 25/5/21 Jerusalem-Holy Land: The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Jerusalem Patriarchate held on 24th May 20201, has decided to upgrade the Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist to a shrine by the name 'Pilgrimage Holy Monastery of Theophany'. This monastery is located on the East Bank of the Jordan River Source: OCP News ...

THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEW WING OF THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE’S ARCHIVES BUILDING

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/5/21 On Monday 11/24 May 2021, after the meeting of the Holy and Sacred Synod, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, accompanied by the Members of the Synod, observed the Service of the Blessing of the Water at the new wing of the Patriarchate’s Archives building, which was funded by the ...

Announcement from the Metropolitan Laurus Memorial Synodal Liturgical Music Commission

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/05/21 After lengthy consultations with epidemiologists, the administration of the Synodal Liturgical Music Commission decided to hold its Summer 2021 session in person. Due to complications brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, this year the school will be held ...

“Father of Romanian autocephaly” Bishop Melchisedec Ștefănescu could be canonized in 2025

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/6/21 On the 129th anniversary of Bp. Melchisedec’s repose, His Eminence Archbishop Ioachim of Roman and Bacău spoke about the possibility of his canonization in 2025, noting that the file for his canonization is being prepared. “May God vouchsafe this painting [of Bp. Melchisedec] to become an icon,” Archbishop Ioachim said after ...

Patriarch Daniel: It is men’s duty to appreciate the humble work of women who serve the family and the Church

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/5/21 The Myrrh-bearing women are icons of courage and “serve in humility and silence the holy work of Christ,” Patriarch Daniel said Sunday, May 16, 2021. They, like today’s Christian women, “are present discreetly, without pretending to be always appreciated, but it is the duty of all men and the whole ...

Participate in the Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey by the Assembly of Canonical Bishops

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America - 25/5/21 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America is conducting a Mental Health Needs Assessment survey to determine what resources are most relevant for the Orthodox faithful in this country. The survey is not a self-assessment but rather seeking to gather ...

Patriarch Porfirije: The Lord invites us to participate in our own spiritual healing

Church of Serbia - 25/5/21 Patriarch Porfirije: Do you want to be healthy? With these words, the Lord wants to awaken in the soul of a sick person, but also of each of us, what is important and necessary for us to participate in our own recovery and healing. On the fourth Sunday after Easter, on the ...