Over 44 Christians Butchered by Fulani Militants in Nigeria

OCP News Service - 30/9/21 Lagos-Nigeria: Radical Islamic Fulani militants have killed over 44 Christian on the 26th of September 2021 in Kaduna State, in Nigeria, reports persecution.org. Christians in Madamai, Abun and in Kachia districts were also attacked. A response form the government troops prevented further assault. Christians in Nigeria Continue to Encounter Severe Persecution In further ...

Mississauga To Construct Coptic Church and Cultural Center

OCP News Service - 30/9/21 Mississauga-Canada: A plan has been proposed by the St. Mark and St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church and the Erin Mills Development Corporation to build a new Coptic Church and Cultural center in Mississauga, Canada. The proposed project is on four-hectares of land to the South of Burnhamthorpe Road West. If materialized, this ...

Russian Archpriest Hails ‘Unity of Power and People’ As Reasons for Azerbaijan’s Victory in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

OCP News Service - 30/9/21 Baku-Azerbaijan: Archpriest Konstantin Pominov, the spokesperson of the Russian Orthodox Church in Baku stated that power and unity of people are the major factors for the victory of Azerbaijani forces in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War (44-day Second War between Armenian-Artsakh forces and Azerbaijani-Turkish forces from September to November 2020). "The victory in ...

‘Holding of Martyrs’ Bodies Violates the Principles of Christianity and International Law’ – Gaza’s Orthodox Priest

OCP News Service - 30/09/21 Gaza Strip-Palestine: "The holding of martyrs' bodies violates the principles of Christianity and international law, and it is a crime practiced by the occupation against the Palestinian people and the martyrs' families stated Father Elias Awad, reports Middleeastmonitor. He is the representative of the Orthodox Church to the conference on Israel's ...

Hungarian Government Decorates Bishop Irinej of Backa With the Order of Merit

OCP News Service - 30/09/21 Belgrade-Serbia: Bishop Irinej of Backa was decorated with the Hungarian order for historical reconciliation of the two peoples on the 28th of September 2021 at the Serbian Patriarchal residence in Belgrade. The role of Bishop Irinej Bulovic in the historical reconciliation of the Hungarian and Serbian people and his work on the ...

Round Table Conference on ‘The Role of the Orthodox Clergy and Believers in Saving the Jewish Population’ Held in Kiev

OCP News Service - 30/9/21 Kiev - Ukraine: A scientific round table conference on "the role of the Orthodox clergy and believers in saving the Jewish population from the Holocaust during World War II", was held in Kiev. The conference was dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy in Kyiv. Lectures and discussion were ...

The Official Liturgical Calendar of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church -2022 Now Available

OCP News Service - 30/9/21 Kiev-Ukraine: The official liturgical calendar of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church for the year 2022 has been published. Apart from the book format, The calendar is also available in wall poster, wall flip-flop, and pocket formats. The calendar consist important festival dates, names and details of saints, many other details regarding the Ukrainian ...

‘Church Calls All Young People to be Seekers, Recipients and Confessors of Christ’s Love for All People’ – Patriarch Daniel of Romania

OCP News Service - 20/9/21 Bucharest - Romania: In his blessing message ahead of the new academic year 2021-2022, Patriarch Daniel of Romania stated that "the young Romanian Orthodox everywhere, confessors of the faith in word and deed, lovers of prayer and action, are missionaries of the Church in today’s society, representing not only the future ...

Romanian, Greek and Bulgarian Orthodox Prelates Consecrate the Main Church of the Pantocrator Monastery in Vlaşca

OCP News Service - 29/9/21 Teleorman County - Romania: The main Church of the the Pantocrator Monastery in Drăgăneşti (Vlaşca, Teleorman County) was consecrated by sixteen Orthodox hierarchs from Romania, Greek and Bulgarian Orthodox Churches on the 27th of October 2021, reports Basilica News Agency. Metropolitan Teofan of Moldavia and Bukovina on behalf of Patriarch Daniel ...

New Book – ‘Patriarch Daniel: Rebuilding Orthodoxy in Romania’ Now Available

OCP News Service - 29/9/21 New York - USA: The SVS press of the St Vladimir Orthodox Seminary has released a new book titled 'Patriarch Daniel: Rebuilding Orthodoxy in Romania'. Edited by Chad Hatfield, this book is available in paperback ($23.00) and Kindle format ($15.25). Get a copy from Amazon  About the Book Few in the West realize that ...

Malankara Nasrani Association to Be Held in October -2021

OCP News Service - 29/9/21 Kottayam-Kerala-India: The Malankara Nasrani Association the apex administrative body and the supreme parliament of the of the Malankara Church (Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) will be convened on the 14th of October at Parumala. Malankara Association comprising the representatives of priests and the laity will ratify the election of the new Catholicos-Mooppan ...

Sayfo Monument Erected in Norrkoping (Sweden)

OCP News Service - 29/9/21 Norrkoping-Sweden: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II erected a new Sayfo monument in Norrkoping, Sweden on the 21st of September 2021. Syriac Orthodox Prelates, Lars Stjarnkvist, the Mayor of Norrkoping, Lars Adaktusson, former Member of the European Parliament, other dignitaries and aa large number faithful were present for the occasion. Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II ...

Armenian Martyrs of the 44-day Artsakh War Remembered

OCP News Service - 29/9/21 Yerevan-Armenia: A memorial service was served by the Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II for the martyrs soldiers of the 44-day Artsakh War at the St. Gayane Monastery on the 27th of September 2021. Prayers were observed for lasting peace in the Artsakh region, for the recovery of the wounded and safe return of ...

Episcopal Silver Jubilee Celebration of Mor Dioscorus Benjamin Atas Held

OCP News Service - 29/9/21 Stockholm-Sweden: Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch presided over the Episcopal Silver Jubilee of celebration of Mor Dioscorus Benjamin Atas, Metropolitan and Patriarchal Vicar of Sweden. Several faithful and prelates of the Syriac Orthodox Church gathered for the commemorative event that was held on the 19th of September 2021. Mor Dioscorus ...

‘The Full Responsibility for Undermining the Unity of the Orthodox Church Lies with Patriarch Bartholomew’ – Russian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Moscow-Russia: The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has slammed the visit of Patriarch Bartholomew to Ukraine as a gross violation of cannons. The Synod stated that “the ongoing anti-canonical actions of the Patriarch of Constantinople aimed at shattering the unity of Orthodoxy” According to the Synod, the Ecumenical Patriarch visited Ukraine, ...

Prisoner Baptized Into Orthodox Church in Moldova

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Chisinau-Moldova: A prisoner and detainee, at the custody of the Penitentiary no. 13-Chisinau, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. The baptism was held at the Church situated within the correctional institution. After the service, the priest offered a baptism certificate and a Bible. The baptism was preceded by three months of lasting ...

Enthronement of Bishop Metodije of Budimlje-Niksic Held

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Belgrade-Serbia: Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia presided over the consecration and enthronement of Bishop Metodije of Budimlje-Niksic at the the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi on the 25 September 2021. The Patriarch was assisted by several other Serbian prelates. A large number of Serbian faithful attended the ceremony. Source: OCP news Service

The 200th Anniversary of the Orthodox Church in Mielnik (Poland) Held

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Warsaw-Poland: The 200th Anniversary of the Polish Orthodox Church in Mielnik (Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God) was held on the 21st of September 2021. Bishop Warsonofiusz of Siemiatycze presided over the ceremony during the celebration. A sermon was delivered by Fr. Eugeniusz Chodakowski. Earlier a conference was held ...

Brunswick Civil War Roundtable to Discuss ‘Religious Faith of Abraham Lincoln’

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 North Carolina-USA: Author and historian George C. Rable will deliver a lecture on the religious faith of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States on the 5th of October Tuesday at the Hatch Auditorium, Caswell Beach, North Carolina as part of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table meeting. The discussion ...

Orthodox Christian Saadeh Al Shami Appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Beirut-Lebanon: Greek Orthodox Christian Saadeh Al Shami has been appointed as the new Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon. He is one of the 11 Christians who are part of the new Lebanese government led by Najib Mikati. Among the Christian Ministers, 5 are Moroanites, 2 are Greek Orthodox, and 2 are ...