The Armenian Church Welcomes Dialogue with PM Nikol Pashinyan

OCP News Service - 30/6/21 Yerevan-Armenia: In a statement released on the 22nd of June 2021, the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church has welcomed dialogue with the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The statement reads that "the Acting PM’s proposal to dialogue directed to the spiritual leaders of the Armenian Church is also welcome. The Mother See has ...

Steady Progress in the Construction of the New Hagia Sophia Church in Warsaw (Poland)

OCP News Service - 30/6/21 Warsaw-Poland: Metropolitan Sawa of Poland visited the Hagia Sophia Orthodox Church in the capital, and inspected the work in progress (polychrome on the northern wall of the nave). The main composition of the icon depicts the Incarnation of God. In the lower parts of the wall, there are icons of the ...

New Book ‘The Rila Monastery in Modern times (1944-2019) – Politics, Ideology, Faith’ Published

OCP News Service - 30/6/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: A new book titled "Rila Monastery in modern times (1944-2019) - Politics, ideology, faith" was released in the Bulgarian language at the press club of the Bulgarian News Agency on t28/621. The nook was released by Bishop of Adrianople Evlogiy, abbot of the Holy Monastery. The author of the book ...

Listen to ‘The Path to Oikonomia’ Podcast by Dr. John Panagiotou

OCLI – 30/6/21 USA: Rev. Dr. John Panagiotou, author of The Path to Oikonomia with Jesus Christ as Our Lighthouse, shares a powerful framework for stewardship that arises from the Old and New Testaments as well as patristic and liturgical writings. He discusses: "The love of money is the root of all evils" (1 Tim. 6:10) The difference between stewards and ...

OCP Delegate Dr. John G. Panagiotou Appointed Vice-President for Advancement & Development at Cummins Seminary

Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary - 30/6/2021 USA: The Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary Board of Trustees and President Dr. Julius Barnes have appointed Dr. John G. Panagiotou as Vice-President for Advancement & Development. Dr. Panagiotou is a full Professor of Church History and New Testament Greek at the seminary where he has taught and served for several ...

‘The Path to Oikonomia’ Trending Among the Top 100 in Two Categories of all Orthodox Christian Books

OCP News Service - 30/6/21 Purschase from Amazon USA: Since its publication in July 2020, the new book The Path to Oikonomia with Jesus Christ as Our Lighthouse written by OCP delegate Dr John G. Panagiotou has reached significant milestones on Amazon distribution. It reached #1 in the New Releases on Christian Orthodoxy category, #1 in the New ...

‘We also see Albanians as our brothers’ Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia

OCP News Service - 29/6/21 Belgrade-Serbia: During his visit to the Decani Monastery Patriarch Porfirije commented that "Every time we come to this land, we deeply know that we have returned to our homeland. This holy Gracanica testifies to that, Decani, the Pec Patriarchate and the Mother of God of Ljevis testify. So many shrines testify ...

Bishop Isihije solemnly enthroned on the throne of the Diocese of Valjevo

Church of Serbia - 29/6/21 At the magnificent liturgical gathering in the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Valjevo, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch solemnly introduced to the throne of the Diocese of Valjevo His Grace Bishop Isihije of Valjevo, to whom the Holy Assembly of Bishops entrusted the spiritual care of the people of ...

Romanian parish established in Ljubljana: Caring for Romanians everywhere is a moral duty, Patriarch Daniel says

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 29/6/21 Patriarch Daniel on Wednesday announced the establishment of a new parish for Romanians in the diaspora. The parish will be in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will be pastored by Father Pavel Goreanu, a former parish priest in Turin. “It is a right and a moral duty of us to ...

Patriarch John X of Antioch Calls for Unity with the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch

OCP News Service – 27/06/21 Lebanon: Patriarch John X of Antioch has urged unity with the Syriac Orthodox Church. The Primate of the Antiochian Greek Orthodox Church was speaking at the consecration ceremony of the Syriac Orthodox Archbishops in Lebanon (25/6/21). Patriarch said he was hopeful in evading obstacles to achieve unity with the Syriac Church. According ...

Three Archbishops Consecrated for the Syriac Orthodox Church

OCP News Service – 27/6/21 Lebanon: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated three new Archbishops on the 25th of June 201 at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. Rev. Raban Roger Youssef Akhrass was consecrated as Archbishop Sevarious Roger (Patriarchal Vicar for Syriac Studies), Very Rev. Raban Cyril Babi was consecrated as Archbishop Kurilose, Patriarchal Vicar for the ...

Take Part in the New SCV Survey on Orthodox Christian and Inter-Christian Marriages

SVC - 24/6/21 A survey on 'Orthodox Christian and Inter-Christian Marriages Cultivating Koinonia in the Home Church and Beyond' by Presvytera Maria Koulianos, a member of the  Saint Catherine's Vision.   The Survey links are provided below: SURVEY FOR THE FAITHFUL SURVEY FOR CLERGY Beginning in the late eighteenth century, Orthodox Christians have been establishing and nurturing parish communities throughout North ...

The 73rd Birthday of Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem

OCP News Service - 24/6/21 Jerusalem-Holy Land: His Beatitude Nourhan Manougian, the Patriarch-Archbishop of Jerusalem of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church celebrates his 73rd birthday on 24/6/21. He was elected as the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem on 24th January 2013 and was officially enthroned On June 4, 2013. Patriarch Nourhan Manougian has an honourary Doctorate in ...

Al Jazeera, France 24 Features the Armenian Church in Bangladesh and Its Hindu Caretaker

OCP News Service - 23/6/21 Global: Al Jazeera has published an article titled 'In Bangladesh’s empty Armenian church, a lone Hindu worshipper'. Meanwhile, France 24 has featured the same church in an article titled 'One God': Empty Armenian church's last worshipper in Bangladesh'. Both news channels have shed light on the life of Shankar Ghosh who ...

Raymond Ibrahim Speaks on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Media Biases

OCP News Service - 22/6/21 USA: An interview with Raymond Ibrahim by Fr. McTeigue was broadcasted on the portal of The Catholic Current.  A number of topics such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, biases of media, disregard for the persecution of Christians, Muslim immigration were discussed. Please listen to the interview by clicking here. Source: OCP News Service

Romanian Patriarchate’s journalists gather in prayer to the Most Holy Trinity on Pentecost Monday

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -22/6/21 The Basilica Media Centre of the Romanian Patriarchate marked its patronal feast on Pentecost Monday, on June 21, 2021, when the Church celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. On this occasion, His Grace Varlaam of Ploiești, patriarchal auxiliary bishop and coordinator of the Basilica Media Centre, presided over the ...

Patriarch Daniel urges parents, professors and priests to support students intensely at the end of a difficult school year

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 22/6/21 The Patriarch of Romania sent a message before the national examination and baccalaureate. Patriarch Daniel first addressed the young people to whom he stressed the importance of these exams for their development. He also urged parents, professors and priests in the parishes to support them more intensely at the ...

Patriarch Porfirije: How can world understand us if we are not a community initiated by the Holy Spirit

Church of Serbia - 22/6/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Russian church of Holy Trinity at Tasmajdan Parkm the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade on 21 June 2021, on Whit Monday.  During the Holy Liturgy, the Patriarch awarded a brother of the Holy Archangels Monastery in Kovilj ...

Tenth Anniversary of the Nowa Wola Foundation – Poland

OCP News Service - 21/6/21 Warsaw-Poland: On the 15th of June 2021, Archbishop Jacob of Białystok and Gdańsk, celebrated a thanksgiving service at the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in Nowa Wola. The service was held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Nowa Wola Foundation that manages Occupational Therapy ...

Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria Stable Amid False Rumors

OCP News Service - 21/6/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: The official portal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on 17/6/21 reports that Patriarch Neophyte was admitted to the hospital for a health check-up. The Primate is currently in stable condition. The Synod urged media and individuals to refrain from publishing unverified facts on the health of the Patriarch and not to ...

Countless Moldovans Benefit From Church Health Project 

OCP News Serice - 21/6/21 Chisinau -Moldova: Several hospitals and dozens of patients from disadvantaged social groups, especially the uninsured and immobilized in the Republic of Moldova, benefits from the free medical aid and support material from the charity project "Health for All" Project of the Moldovan Church. The project is managed by the Synodal Social Assistance ...