Irish Activist Adi Patricia Roche Decorated with the Highest Award of the Belarusian Orthodox Church 

OCP News Service - 27/5/21 Minsk-Belarus: Adi Patricia Roche, the notable Irish anti-nuclear advocate has been decorated with the order of the St Kirill Turovskiy, the highest award of the Belarusian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. The award was virtually bestowed upon Roche by Metropolitan Veniamin, of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, and the head ...

The Ursi Romanian Orthodox Chapel Wins Europa Nostra Award for Cultural Heritage

OCP News Service - 27/5/21 Bucharest-Romania: The small wooden Orthodox chapel of Annunciation and the Archangel Michael located in Valcea county (Romania) was chosen as one of the winners of the European Heritage Awards (Europa Nostra Awards), 2021. The chapel was chosen as one of the winners under the conservation projects category. Constructed between 1757 and 1784, ...

Archbishop Ieronymos II Laments Schism in the Orthodox World : Hopes to Restore Communion

OCP News Service - 27/5/21 Athens-Greece: His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II, the Primate of the Church of Greece regrets the exiting schism in the Orthodox world that was formulated as a result of the granting of Ukrainian autocephaly by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. According to Sergei Gavrilov, the Chairman of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy (IOA), and State ...

Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church Convenes – May 2021

Church of Serbia - 27/5/21 Under the arches of the magnificent Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in the Vracar district on May 25, 2021, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, and with the participation of Their Eminences and Graces diocesan bishops, the working part of the session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops ...

Patriarch Porfirije: The essence of the Church as a Assembly is the Holy Liturgy in which we have shown unbreakable unity with Christ, but also unity among ourselves

Church of Serbia - 27/5/21 Christ is Risen! Your Eminences and Graces brothers hierarchs, brothers and sisters, the grace of the Holy Spirit gathered us today at the regular Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Councils and assemblies are a right but at the same time an obligation of us bishops. Of course, councils and councils are ...