Patriarch Daniel: All socio-medical care is of Christian origin : Church unites prayer with medical science

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 4/8/21 In last Sunday’s sermon, Patriarch Daniel recalled that the first medical institutions, both in Romania and Europe, were established by the Church. His Beatitude highlighted that the palliative care specific to the Church also involves prayer in addition to the medical act. “The first monastery hospitals (bolnițe), the first hospitals ...

Fr. Nicolae Lauruc – The New Vicar-Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Vicariate of the Romanian Patriarchate

OCP News Service - 4/8/21 Ukraine: Fr. Nicolae Lauruc has officially assumed the charge as the Vicar-head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Vicariate of the Romanian Patriarchate, reports Basilica News Agency. Fr. Laurus served his first Liturgy in his new office at the Orthodox Church in Ruscova, Maramures County, Romania. The Ukrainian Orthodox Vicariate is an autonomous administrative ...

The WWII Massacre of Serbia Spark Controversy in Montenegro

OCP News Service - 4/8/21 Montenegro - The resolution proposed in the Parliament of Montenegro to recognise two WWII era massacres of Serbs by the Nazis as 'genocide' has sparked controversy in the country, reports Balkan Insight. Criticisers fear that such a move is used to play political games and appease the Serbian community in Montenegro. ...

Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II Urge PM to Return the Ancha Icon of the Savior to the Georgian Church

OCP News Service - 4/8/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: In a recent letter Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II urged Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, and Culture Minister Tea Tsulukiani to return the Ancha Icon of the Savior to the Georgian Orthodox Church, reports Civi.ge. As of now, the icon is preserved at the Art Museum in the capital city of Tbilisi. ...

The Annual Bulgarian Iconographic Exhibition Opened at the Bachkovo Monastery

OCP News Service - 4/08/21 Southern Bulgaria: The annual exhibition of the Bulgarian Iconographic Association was opened at the Bachkovo Monastery on the 3rd of August 2021. The exhibition was opened by Bishop Zion (Abbot of the Monastery) in the presence of the participating painters, pilgrims and guests of the monastery. In his Opening Speech, Bishop spoke ...

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Bulgaria Received by Metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav

OCP News Service - 4/8/21 Varna-Bulgaria: Her Excellency Mrs Eleonora Mitrofanova, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Bulgaria and her delegation was received by Metropolitan John of Varna and Veliki Preslav on the 30th of July 2021. Both parties discussed mutual cooperation and dialogue between the nations, as well as between the Bulgarian ...

The ROCOR Synodal Summer School of Liturgical Music Held

OCP News Service - 4/8/21 New York-USA: The Synodal Summer School of Liturgical Music of the Russian Orthodox Chruch Outside Russia was held from the 18th to the 31st of July 20201 at the Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in New York. Vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan of the Eastern American Diocese presided over the thanksgiving service. The ...