World Orthodox Primates 2020 – A Short Video Presentation

Tibin Chacko - 22/10/2020 'World Orthodox Primates 2020' (Eastern & Oriental Orthodox Autocephalous Churches), a short video presentation created by Tibin Chacko - Delegate of Malankara and the Indian Sub-Continent of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society). Source:

Archbishop Calinic calls human trafficking the ‘handcuffing in which others throw the weak, killing the soul’

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu -22/10/2020 During his Sunday homily, the Archbishop of Suceava and Radauti referred to human trafficking, calling it ‘an outrageous sin that cries to heaven,’ adding that it leads to spiritual death. ‘Spiritual death comes too often from the handcuffing in which other people throw away the weak. They steal their identity, ...

Church and Religious Art represent True cultural Landmarks: CultMin Gheorghiu

Basilica News Agency  -  Aurelian Iftimiu - 22/10/2020 ‘The Church and the religious art in Northeastern Romania represent true cultural landmarks that attract visitors from all over the world,’ Romania’s Minister of Culture Bogdan Gheorghiu wrote on Facebook, AGERPRES reports. The statement was made following a meeting of the minister with a delegation of the Archdiocese of ...

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III Joins Local Heads of the Churches to Discuss WCC Proposal

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/10/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III virtually joined 19 October fellow Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem and representatives of the World Council of Churches to discuss matters related to WCC and their regional office in Jerusalem (JIC). The meeting, which had to be carried out via Zoom following the general rules and restrictions ...

Pope Francis Expresses Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions

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Sputniknews - 22/10/2020 ROME (Sputnik) - Pope Francis has voiced his support for same-sex civil unions as, in his belief, all people regardless of their sexual orientation "have the right to a family." The pontiff shared his view in a new documentary "Francesco" by the US director Evgeny Afineevsky. The film premiered earlier in the day at ...

Patriarch Irinej and Minister Loncar called on Citizens to Respect Epidemiological Measures During Slava Celebrations

Church of Serbia - 22/10/2020 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and Dr. Zoran Loncar, Minister of Health in the Government of the Republic of Serbia,  called on all citizens of Serbia yesterday to adhere to anti-epidemic measures in the next period, and during slava celebrations, in order to preserve public health. At today's meeting at the Patriarchate, ...

Press Release of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

Church of Serbia - 22/10/2020 Today's X-ray of Metropolitan’s lungs showed a reduction of lung inflammation, allowing us to state that Metropolitan Amfilohije’s health condition has once again slightly improved compared to yesterday– the Clinical Center of Montenegro reported. Metropolitan Amfilohije’s recovery may seem to be proceeding slowly, but to the satisfaction of the medical team, it ...

High officials of Bosnia and Herzegovina and of Republika Srpska Visited the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla

Church of Serbia - 22/10/2020 His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla received the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Radovan Viskovic, on October 19, 2020, on the feast of the Holy Apostle Thomas. The reception was also attended by Minister of Communications ...

Wall Street Magazine: “Can Serbs determine the Course of the American Election?”

Snezana Dimitrijevic - 28.Jun NGO - 21/10/2020 Wall Street Magazine's cover story talks about the 750,000 Serbian-Americans in the United States who live in a number of key battleground states, including Arizona, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida and Pennsylvania and how their votes could prove pivotal in this close election. English Link: https://wsimag.com/economy-and-politics/63823-can-serbs-determine-the-course-of-the-american-election Srpski Link: https://www.kurir.rs/vesti/politika/3552113/srbi-odlucuju-tok-izbora-u-sad-naslovna-strana-vol-strita-ostavila-sve-bez-teksta-srbi-ne-zaboravljaju-sve-o-bajdenu-i-bombama The article brings up many issues including ...

‘SVOTS Is A Place That Makes You Believe In Orthodox Unity: I’m So Proud And Humbled To Work for St. Vladimir’s’ – Subdeacon Alexander (Pradeep) Hatcher

Interviewed by Donn George Varghese (Editor of International Affairs) - OCP Articles - 20/10/2020 A brief chat with Subdeacon Alexander (Pradeep) Hatcher, Director of Communications at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS). Subdeacon, please provide a briefing about you and the background you hail from? I was born into a Malankara Orthodox family in Spokane, Washington in the Northwest ...

SVOTS Press Release on the Demise of Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor)

SVOTS - 19/10/2020 In Memoriam: Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the repose of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) from 1977 until his retirement in 2002. His Beatitude fell asleep in the Lord October 19, 2020, in Canonsburg, PA ...

Former Primate of OCA – Metropolitan Theodosius Enters Eternal Rest 

OCP News Service - 19/10/2020 +Memory Eternal+ USA - The former head of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius, the retired Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All-America and Canada entered eternal rest on October 19, 2020, in Canonsburg, PA following an extended illness. Metropolitan Theodosius was the head of the OCA from 1977. The ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, Armenian Archbishop Armash Nalbandian Discuss ‘Corona Pandemic’

OCP News Service - 18/10/2020 Damascus-Syria: On 13th October 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Eminence Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus, at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma - Damascus. They spoke on the problems of the on-going COVID-19 and its impact on Churches and on the lives of the Orthodox ...

Three Decades of Archpastoral Ministry of Bishop Dositej

Church of Serbia - 18/10/2020 Bishop Dositej (Despo Motika) was born on the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, on October 14, 1949, in the village of Zagoni, Olovo Municipality near Sarajevo. His pious parents, father Nedjo and mother Rosa had a number of children. Grateful to God for this priceless ...

St Paisios of Neamt has founded a school of spirituality for whole Orthodoxy, Patriarch Daniel says during reliquary blessing service

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -18/10/2020 Patriarch Daniel on Thursday blessed a processional reliquary containing a fragment of the relics of St Paisios of Neamț, saying that the Saint founded a school of spirituality useful for the whole Orthodoxy. St. Paisios of Neamț (Velichkovsky) organized and guided monastic communities at Dragomirna, Secu and Neamț monasteries in Romania. ...

Armenian Orthodox Liturgical Service Held at the Church of Holy Sepulchre

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 18/10/2020 The Liturgical service of the Armenian Orthodox Apostolic Patriarchate was held at the Church of Holy Sepulchre (on 11/10/2020), located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Source:

THE FEAST OF SAINT ISAAC THE SYRIAC IN DOHA

Jerusalem Patriarachate - 18/10/2020 The Feast of Saint Isaac the Syriac, to whom the Cathedral in Doha is dedicated, was celebrated according to the ordained measures and instructions of the Ministry of Health of Qatar. For pastoral reasons, the Feast was moved to Friday. On Thursday, September 25/ October 8, 2020, Great Vespers and the Blessing of ...

“God, Please Accept Me” – Interview with SVOTS Coptic Seminarian Deacon Andrew Eskandar

SVOTS - 18/10/2020 Saint Vladimir’s Seminarian Deacon Andrew Eskandar was born and raised in Egypt until the age of thirteen when his parents decided to move with Dn. Andrew and his two sisters to America to offer their children a more stable future. Since then, Dn. Andrew has lived in Staten Island, NY, where he is ...

Romanian Actor Florin Piersic Recounts Being Miraculously Healed by St Paraskeva in His Childhood

Basilica News Agency  - Ștefana Totorcea - 15/10/2020 Romanian actor Florin Piersic told Doxologia.ro last Saturday how Saint Paraskeva of Iași miraculously healed him when he was a child, for his mother’s fervent prayers. The actor disclosed how attached he felt to the Church, his mother Vera being a priest’s sister.  The actor confessed he spent his childhood ...

Romanian Patriarchate Spokesperson demands respect for most of the good and faithful people of the country: Pilgrimage is the expression of responsible religious freedom

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 15/10/2020 The Romanian Patriarchate’s Spokesperson Vasile Bănescu commented on the decision to ban this year’s pilgrimage from Bucharest, on the patronal feast of the Patriarchal Cathedral. The spokesman reminded that the pilgrimage is a manifestation of religious freedom and that pilgrims and the Romanian Orthodox Church deserve more respect and ...

Order of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Bearer to the Serbian Army Guard

Church of Serbia - 15/10/2020 On October 12, 2020, on the feast of the Venerable Cyriacus the Hermit, Their Graces Bishops Arsenije of Nis, responsible for the Army of Serbia, and Stefan of Remezijana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the military chapel of St. George the Great Martyr at the ...