Fiftieth Anniversary of the Election and Enthronement of the Late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria

OCP News Service - 7/7/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: The 4th of July, 2021 marked 50 years since the election and enthronement of Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim. Patriarch Maxim was elected the head of the Bulgarian Church on the 4th of, 1971, following the demise of Patriarch Kiril of Bulgaria. Bulgarians consider Patriarch Maxim contributed a lot in strengthening Orthodox unity ...

Celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the Nizhny Novgorod Theological Seminary – Russia

OCP News Service - 7/7/21 Moscow-Russia: The 300th anniversary of the Nizhny Novgorod Theological Seminary was celebrated on the 4th of July 2021 under the leadership of Metropolitan Hilarion, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. Several bishops of the Russian Church, seminarians, priests and faithful took part in the celebration. ...

Russian Church Delivers Sputnik-V Vaccine to Lebanon

OCP News Service - 7/7/21 Beirut-Lebanon: The Russian Orthodox Church has delivered the ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine to the Antiochian Greek Orthodox Church. It was delivered with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and with the help of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Church. The handing over ceremony on the ...

Admissions Open at the Orthodox Theological Seminary in Warsaw and ChAT

OCP News Service - 7/7/21 Warsaw-Poland: Admissions are open for various programs at the Orthodox Theological Seminary in Warsaw and The Christian Academy of Theology in Warsaw (ChAT). Potential candidates seeking admission to the Orthodox Theological Seminary should submit the following documents: application for admission containing a brief justification for choosing the institution/SOP, completed personal questionnaire, which ...

Three Orthodox Churches Consecrated in Bulgaria

OCP News Service - 7/7/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: Three new Orthodox Churches were consecrated in different locations in Bulgaria. Metropolitan Kyprian of Stara Zagora consecrated the Church of the Ascension in the village of Opalchenets in Daskalovi Brothers Municipality on the 4th of July. Again on the 4th of July 2021, St. Petka the Bulgarian Orthodox Church was ...

Metropolitan Hilarion Urge Faithful to Get Vaccinated

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OCP News Service - 7/7/21 Moscow-Russia: 'Those who do not want to be vaccinated against coronavirus are committing sins that need prayers and repentance for life' stated Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church. “I now constantly face such situations when people come to the priest in order ...