Controversy Erupts in Georgia Over ‘Leaked’ Church Documents

OCP News Service - 15/9/21 Tbilisi-Georgia: A controversy has erupted in Georgian over the leaked 'Church documents' as a result of the State Security Spying. 'Some officer' working at the State Security Services has leaked several files containing classified information on numerous clergymen of the Georgian Orthodox Church. it has been reported that nearly 3,000 documents ...

Malankara Nasranis Celebrate 109th Anniversary of the Establishment of Catholicate in India

OCP News Service - 15/9/21 Kottayam-Kerala-India: The Nasrani faithful of the Malankara Church (Indian Orthodox Church) celebrates the 109th anniversary of the establishment of Catholicate in India (Malankara). The Catholicate was established on the 15th of September 1912 in a ceremony held at the St. Mary's Orthodox Church under the auspicious of Patriarch Abdedmassiah, Metropolitan Vattaserril ...

Georgian Ombudsman Charge Blogger, Orthodox Archpriest for Organizing Anti-Pride Rally

OCP News Service - 15/9/21 Tbilisi-Georgia: Archpriest Spiridon and blogger Zurab Makharadze have been identified by the Georgian ombudsman for propagating and organizing violence against LGBTQ activists and journalist in the country by Ombudsman Nino Lomjaria. Makharadze ultranationalist group which organized the anti-LGTBT (pride) rally on July 5. Archpriest Spiridon Tskipurishvili and his colleagues  were questioned ...

Bishop Justin of Hvosno Consecrated Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch

OCP News Service - 15/9/21 Belgrade-Serbia: Archimandrite Justin (Jeremic) was elevated as the Bishop of Hvosno and as the Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch at the St. Sava Saint Cathedral on the 12th of September 2021. The consecration ceremony was presided by Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia. "Dear Bishop Justin, today you have been elevated to the highest ...

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral Nominated For the State and National Registers of Historic Places

OCP News Service - 15/9/21 New York- USA: The St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America has been nominated to be included in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Originally constructed as an Episcopal parish Church, it was renamed as St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in 1920. Most of the ...

‘Many Christians have crucifixes or crosses on their neck, but no real relationship with Jesus’ Pope Francis of Rome

OCP News Service - 15/9/21 Presov-Slovakia: "Many Christians had crucifixes or crosses around their necks, on walls in their homes, in their cars and in their pockets but had no real relationship with Jesus" stated Pope Francis while speaking to over thirty thousand people in Presov, Slovakia on the 14th of September 2021, reports Reuters . The ...

‘We pray for all people and that Jasenovac never happens again to anyone, anywhere’ – Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia

OCP News Service - 15/9/21 Belgrade- Serbia: On the occasion of the 80 years since the creation of the Jasenovac camp system (the most monstrous death factory in Europe), Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia received three eminent personalities, namely President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia, Bishop Jovan of Slavonia and Dr. Dejan Ristic, the Director of the Museum ...