Fourteen Years of Illegal Detention of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

OCP News Service - 1/8/21 Global: The first quarter of 2021 marked the 14th year of illegal detention of the Canonical Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea. His Holiness Abune Antonios is the 3rd Patriarch of the ancient Eritrean Orthodox Church. Detention- Under the supervision of the Afwerki regime, a secret session of the Holy Synod in January ...

The Orthodox Church Granted Permission to Build a Place of Worship in Sudan

OCP News Service - 1/8/21 Sudan: The Orthodox Church in the country has been granted permission to build a place of worship in its own land in Hay-Elrawda, Omdurman according to a CSW report. The permission was granted on 16h of July 2021. However, initially, the request was denied by the Urban Planning department citing that ...

Three New Books Published by the Armenian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 1/8/21 Yerevan-Armenia: Three new books were released at the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Library of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on the 24th of July 2021. The books are namely (1) The Church and Constitutional Culture, (2) Concordance of the Book of the Armenian Rules and (3) The Value Roots of ...

Valamo Orthodox Monks Sell Trees to Overcome Pandemic Crisis

OCP News Service - 1/8/21 Finland: The Orthodox Monks of the Valamo monastery (New Valamo/New Valaam) in Finland is selling forest trees to meet ends, reports New India Express. The monastery used to gain an annual income of $3.5 million. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the income of the monastery which in turn resulted in ...