Orthodox Christian Textbooks for 6th and 7th Graders Receives Approval from the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science

OCP News Service - 1/9/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: The School Documentation Directorate (Ministry of Education and Science) of the Bulgarian Government has approved Orthodox Christian textbooks for religious education for the 6th and 7th grade students. The textbooks are already printed and are distributed in primary and secondary schools, as well as in Bulgarian schools abroad. The textbooks are ...

Metropolitan Alexander of Latvia Urge Faithful to Follow the Advise of Health Care Institutions

OCP News Service - 1/9/21 Riga-Latvia: In his latest appeal (14th August 2021) Metropolitan Alexander of Riga and Latvia, the Primate of the Latvian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) urged the faithful to follow advise from the health care institutions to tackle COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Metropolitan the measures of epidemiological safety and sanitary control recommended by ...

The Armenian Orthodox Church in Malatya (Turkey) Opens for Worship After 106 years

OCP News Service - 01/09/2021 Malatya-Turkey: The Holy Trinity Armenian Orthodox Apostolic Church also known as 'Sourp Yerrortutyun' located in the Eastern province of Malatya in Turkey has opened its doors for worship after a gap of 106 years. The last service was held in 1915. This Church is under the canonical jurisdiction of the Armenian ...

Government Allocate Land to the Alexandrian Patriarchate in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital

OCP News Service - 1/9/21 Alexandria- Egypt: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has approved the allocation of land (nearly 6,000 square) to the Alexandrian Patriarchate in the new Egyptian administrative capital which is under construction since 2015 in the Cairo Metropolitanate. The Patriarchate will build a multicultural center which will welcome all people regardless of their ...

Metropolitan Seraphim Felicitates Fr Koshy and Artist Deepthi

L.J. Chief Editor, OCP News Service - 1/9/21 BENGALURU, India: Metropolitan Abraham Seraphim of Bangalore of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, was the chief celebrant at the 25th sacerdotal anniversary of Fr Koshy Thomas, Vicar, St Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Vijayanagar, Bengaluru. Dr Mar Seraphim also led the Holy Eucharist at the church on August 29 which was ...