Armenian Christian Cemetery Demolished to Build Apartment in Van Province -Turkey

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Eastern Anatolia -Turkey: An Armenian Christian cemetery was demolished with bulldozers in Van province, reports stockholmcf.org. According to local sources, a new apartment complex will be built on the site. Local Armenians lent that many people search for the remains of their families who were either victims of forced evection or ...

Raisa Kwiatkowska Decorated with the Order of St. Mary Magdalene on Her 100th Birthday

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Warsaw-Poland: Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland showered a special blessing on Raisa Kwiatkowska on her 100th birthday at the St. Alexandra Church in Stanisławów. Raisa is a faithful of the Polish Orthodox Church. During the thanks giving ceremony, Metropolitan Sawa commented that "despite the complex experiences in human life there ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Winds Up Ukraine Visit

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Kiev-Ukraine: On the 24th of August 2021, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I departed to Constantinople from the Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Metropolitan Epiphanius, the head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) and high-level delegation accompanied the Patriarch to the airport. During his visit the Patriarch took part in several ...

Romanian Migrants Propagate Christian Faith to the World

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Bucharest- Romania: Ina recent statement Bishop Justin of Maramureş and Sătmar stated that “Romanians are the apostles of Christianity and the faith in a secularized Europe, which has abandoned Christian values and God”, reports Basilica News Agency. According to the Bishop "Romanians manifest and profess their faith wherever they are in ...

Two Orthodox Churches, Several Homes Destroyed and Hundreds Killed in Oromia (August 2021)

E.S.G - OCP News Service - 27/8/21 #Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Continue to Encounter Extreme Persecution in the Regional State of Oromia. Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: In an urgent Press release, on the 26th of August 2021, the Ethiopian Human Rights Council have disclosed two churches were burned down in Gidda Kirammu of East Welega Zone of the Oromia ...

In Memoriam: Fr. Dr. Abraham Oommen (Orthodox Christian Theologian and Author)

OCP News Service - 27/8/21 Malankara-Kerala-India: Fr. Dr Abraham Oommen, the renowned Orthodox Christian theologian, author and priest of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church has entered eternal rest on the 27th of August 2021. He was undergoing treatment for various health problems at St Gregorious Hospital, Parumala. He was serving as the Manager of Stephanos Mar ...