THE SERVICE OF THE AKATHIST HYMN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 18/4/21 On Friday afternoon, 3/16 April 2021 the Service of the Akathist with the four parts of the Salutations to our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary was held at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Hymn was recited during the Service of the Small Compline with the Canon of the Akathist. The ...

Patriarch Daniel bestows awards to Voroneţ Monastery’s nuns for missionary activities

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 18/4/21 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel welcomed the abbess of Voroneţ Monastery at his patriarchal residence on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Abbess Gabriela Platon came to Bucharest, accompanied by other sisters, to visit the exhibition dedicated to Voroneţ Monastery at the Romanian Academy’s Library. On this occasion, the Patriarch of Romania bestowed ...

The pandemic is a significant examination for us all, Transylvania Metropolitan says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 18/4/21 “This pandemic is a significant examination for all of us, in which the fear of death and the legal rigours of isolation must be overcome by trusting in God’s help,” His Eminence Metropolitan Laurenţiu of Transylvania said in an interview for a local publication. “Through this examination,” the Metropolitan explained, ...

The Renovation of the Cathedral Church in Zagreb Has Begun

Church of Serbia - 18/4/21 Preparations are underway for the beginning of works on the building of the Church Community On April 14, 2021, the first phase of works of the renovation of the Church of the Transfiguration in Zagreb began, which was severely damaged in last year's earthquake (March 22). Emergency rehabilitation is performed according to the ...

Bishop Joanikije: We cannot progress spiritually if we do not repent

Church of Serbia - 18/4/21 In Montenegro, we have a good clergy that the Church can be proud of, said Bishop Joanikije His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budva-Niksic and administrator of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the served with the clergy the Holy Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Cathedral church of Christ's Resurrection in Podgorica, ...

Register for the SVOTS 2021 Summer Music Institute (Online)

SVOTS - 18/4/21 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, enhance your craft and immerse yourself in hymns from the Slavic, Byzantine, Coptic, and Georgian chant traditions this June, at the 2021 St. Vladimir’s Seminary Summer Music Institute. The online event, themed “Unity in the Church through Song,” will take ...

IOCC Offers New Lenten Reflection

IOCC - 18/4/21 Baltimore, Md. (March 14, 2021) – Reflections for Great Lent, the latest publication from International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), is now available. In preparation for Pascha, the booklet offers encouragement along the journey to the Church’s greatest feast. The small booklet, now an annual tradition for IOCC, is designed to encourage Christians during the ...

School Textbooks on Orthodox Christianity Accepted for Evaluation by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science

OCP News Service - 14/4/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: The Ministry of Education and Science have started the second stage of evaluation and approval of the textbooks on Religion for 6th and 7th-grade school student in Bulgaria. The textbooks have been prepared and approved by the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. The new textbooks for 6th and 7th ...

The Orthodox Church will bring its specific contribution to the European common project: Fr. Sorin Șelaru about the “Conference on the Future of Europe”

Basilica News Agency - Gheorghe Anghel - 13/4/21 “The Orthodox Church is ready to be present at every level, open for dialogue, in order to express the needs and hopes of every faithful and to bring its specific contribution to the European common project”, Fr. Sorin Șelaru, Director of the Representation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to ...

Patriarch Porfirije: Let everything we do be imbued with faith in the Lord

Church of Serbia - 13/4/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the side chapel of Saint John the Theologian at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade on 11 April 2021, on the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent. (phоto gallery ). His Holiness Patriarch expressed great satisfaction and joy that ...

Serbian Patriarch receives Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija

Church of Serbia - 13/4/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received Dr. Petar Petkovic, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on April 8, 2021. The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church listened carefully to the analysis of the situation and issues ...

Patriarch Abuna Mathias thanks Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Church

Menetasnot Desta – Delegate of Horn of Africa & Head of Ethiopian Affairs – OCP News Service  - 11/4/21 Addis-Ababa-Ethiopia: His Holiness Patriarch Abuna Mathias of Ethiopia thanked His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox church for the prayers and support extended to the Ethiopian Church and her faithful during the time of intense persecution. ...

Lecture Series on “Artsakh Cultural and Spiritual Heritage Protection”

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 11/4/21 The Armenian Cultural and Spiritual heritage sites of Artsakh currently under Azerbaijani occupation are at risk of total annihilation. A short look at the numbers shows the cultural importance of these locations to Armenia. In the region, there are an estimated ...

Alleged Displacement of Orthodox Monks in Ethiopia

E. S. G. OCP News Service - 11/4/21 Addis-Ababa-Ethiopia: Reports are coming out that monks are being displaced from one of the significant hermetic centres in Ethiopia, Waldeba Monastery, due to the ongoing conflict in the region. The exact figures of the displaced have been clearly undisclosed yet. However, the report has become a contesting ground ...

Three Malankara Nasrani Orthodox Christians Among India’s 100 Richest People

OCP News Service - 9/4/21 New Delhi-India: Three Orthodox Christians (George Jacob Muthoot, George Thomas Muthoot and George Alexander Muthoot) are among the richest among 100 Indians according to the latest survey held by the Forbes Magazine (Indian raking - 26 and Wold ranking 2356). They have a net worth of $1.3 Billion equally. George Alexander ...

Pătrăuţi Monastery Reopens After 200 Years

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 8/4/21 Pătrăuţi Monastery was reopened after being abolished by the Habsburg Monarchy more than two centuries ago. On the Sunday of the Holy Cross, His Grace Assistant Bishop Damaschin of Dorna installed Mother Alexandra (Bădragan) as the new abbess of Pătrăuti-Elevation of the Cross Monastery. His Grace also celebrated the ...

Patriarch Daniel urges more communication and communion among Orthodox Students Association branches

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 8/4/21 After praying together at the Patriarchal Cathedral on Sunday, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel welcomed the representatives of the branches of the Romanian Orthodox Christian Students Association (ASCOR) at the Patriarchal Residence. Being informed about the agenda set by ASCOR members at their national meeting on Saturday, the Patriarch of Romania ...

Patriarch Porfirije: Our life is a cross, and the cross itself is a gift of God

Church of Serbia - 8/4/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy iin the church of Holy Apostle Mark in Belgrade, on 4 April 2021, on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross. The Patriarch was celebrated by the abbot of the Monastery of New Grachanica near Chicago Archimandrite Serafim (Baltic), archpriest Sreten ...

IOCC – Orthodox Service Leadership for Youth

IOCC - 8/4/21 IOCC’s Serv-X-Treme conferences this July are a chance for rising high-school seniors to learn and grow, alongside other service-minded Orthodox young adults from across the US. Participants explore Orthodox ideas of service, learn and worship together, and do hands-on service projects. “This was truly one of the most valuable things I have done in ...

St Vladimir’s Seminary Launches New Website

SVOTS - 8/4/21 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] The new website of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) has gone live with a fresh new look and loads of new, helpful features. Visit the New SVOTS.edu “The fresh and simplified design of the website will provide a welcoming and smooth experience for visitors hoping to learn about ...

Archbishop Abune Timotheos of Ethiopia Enters Eternal Rest

Menetasnot Desta – Delegate of Horn of Africa & Head of Ethiopian Affairs – OCP News Service - 6/4/21 Addis-Ababa-Ethiopia: Archbishop Abune Timotheos (PhD) entered eternal rest on the 5th of April, 2021. He was 83 years old. According to the Secretary of the Holy Synod, Abune Yoseph, His Grace departed at midnight on Megabit 27, 2013 ...