Anglican Church in Wales Vote to Bless Same-Sex Marriages

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Wales-UK: In a historic move, the Anglican Church in Wales have voted to bless same-sex marriage. This move puts the Church in Wales in opposition with the Church of England, which forbid its clergy from blessing same sex union. The new step is part of the repentance of the attitude in the ...

Metropolitan John of Varna Bless New Ophthalmological Center

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Varna-Bulgaria: A new Ophthalmological Center was blessed by Metropolitan John of Varna on the 5th of September in Dobrichli city. The new center is part of the already existing Eye Clinics "St. Constantine and Helena" Nikolay Prodigy" in Burgas and Varna. The Center in Dobrich specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention ...

The Annual Liturgical Service at the Akdamar Armenian Orthodox Church Held

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Turkey: The one-time Liturgical service at the Akdamar Armenian Orthodox Church (Cathedral) of Holy Cross was held on the 6th of September 2021. Bishop Tatul Anusyan, the secretary-general of the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey lead the service together with other priests. A limited number of faithful attended the liturgy. Mehmet Emin ...

‘The Great Schism of 1054 May Repeat’ Warns Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Kiev- Ukraine: 'The Great Schism of 1054 may repeat', warned Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary and the Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Because of the creation of Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), the local Eastern Orthodox Churches remain divided. "On different sides of the barricades there will be Churches faithful ...

‘The West Seeks to Destroy Serbian Orthodox Church’ President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Belgrade- Serbia: 'The West seeks to destroy Serbian Orthodox Church just as Russian Church' stated President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia, according to a report by TASS news agency. The West is trying to destroy the Serbian Church in former Yugoslavia as well as the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine and some ...

‘Orthodox and Catholics are Not United in the Eucharist, But they are United in Belief in Christ’s Real Presence’ – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Budapest- Hungary: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev  of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the Extern Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate commented that Eastern Orthodox and Catholics are united in belief in Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist. According to the Metropolitan “the Catholics and the Orthodox are not united in the Eucharist, but they are ...

An Appeal on Climate Change by Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby

Pan-Orthodox Synod Blog - 8/9/21 Global: A mutual Appeal on Climate Change and the future of the world has been issued by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Pope Francis of Rome and Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury. For more than a year, we have all experienced the devastating effects of a global pandemic—all of us, whether poor or ...