‘Rocks’ Covered With Ceramic Tiles – Controversy Erupts at the Historic Virgin Mary Coptic Monastery in Egypt

OCP News Service - 11/8/21 Cairo-Egypt: Restoration work at the historic Virgin Mary Coptic Monastery in Egypt has sparked controversy. Many Coptic faithful have harshly criticised the covering of the floor of the ancient Monastery chapel with ceramic tiles. The monastery and its chapel underwent renovation last year and reopened on the 1st of August 2021. However, ...

The Orthodox Pastoral School Invites Application for Theology Programs (2021 Fall Semester)

OCP News Service - 11/8/21 USA: The Orthodox Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) has invited applications for various academic programs for the 2021 Fall Semester. More details can be found here Source: OCP News Service

‘An Extraordinary Experience of Holiness’: Pilgrimage Through Orthodox Ireland Successfully Concludes

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 11/8/21 The first pilgrimage through Ireland organised within our Diocese concluded successfully on Sunday, bringing to a close a full week of prayerful visits to sites associated with the numerous Orthodox Saints who have shone forth on the island ...