Catholicos-Moopan Marthoma Paulose II – The Malankara Church will Offer Hospitals to Serve COVID-19 Patients

OCP News Service - 27/3/2020 Malankara-Kerala-India: His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas, Malankara Metropolitan, Moopan and Chief Custodian of the Malankara Nazaranieth and the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) has generously offered the Medical and paramedical institutions of the Malankara Church at the disposal of the ...

Russian Orthodox Church in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK)

Tariq Dennison - 27/3/2020 A Vidoe posted on Youtube on Apr 23, 2014 A quick look inside the Russian Orthodox church built by Kim Jong-Il in 2006, explained by a Korean priest who studied in Moscow. The church is surrounded by a gate near another monument written in Russian, and mostly serves the Russian expat community in ...

STATEMENT OF THE THREE MAJOR COMMUNITIES FOR THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE REGARDING COVID-19

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/3/2020 On Friday, March 7/20, 2020, the Three Major Communities with the pilgrimage responsibility for the All-holy Shrines, namely the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Custody of the Holy Land of the Franciscans, and the Patriarchate of the Armenians in Jerusalem, released a Statement, specifying to the faithful Christians that the ...

Statement of Metropolitan Porfirije After the Earthquake in Zagreb

Church of Serbia - 25/3/2020 His Eminence Porfirije, Serbian Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana, issued the following statement: “None temptation comes alone.  At this moment, when the whole world is trying to cope with the coronavirus, Zagreb has experienced an earthquake this morning. As far as I know, there are no victims among our faithful, but there ...

Earthquake Damaged the Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral Church

Church of Serbia - 25/3/2020 In the powerful earthquake that struck Zagreb on March 22, 202, the capital city of Croatia, the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord at the Cvetni Trg (Flower Square) was also damaged. As deacon Dragan Radic, author of photographs of the destroyed church and buildings in the surrounding streets told the ...

‘Our Only Hope Remains in the Lord! God, Please Save Your People’ – Fr. Alexander Kurien

OCP News Service – Fr. Alexander Kurien - 25/3/2020 The Sweet Smoke of Prayer: Psalm 141 - “Let my prayer arise in Your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.” Let us sing, “Our God is greater, our God is stronger, Into the darkness, you shine, out of the ashes ...

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Announce Measures to Counter COVID-19

OCP News Service - Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - 24/3/2020 Edited by Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: The hierarchy of the Ethiopian Church has approved various measurements that will be implemented on an urgent basis, to prevent the expansion of COVID 19. Besides announcing daily Mihila (rogation prayers) for COVID 19 during the ...

Development Meets Theology: Contextualizing non-western Christian missions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

Decolonial Subversions - OCP News Service - 22/3/2020 Global: Download the details of the call for the new paper from Decolonial Subversions titled 'Development meets theology: Contextualising non-western Christian missions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East '. Editor: Dr. Romina Istratii Contributors: Academics and researchers, missionaries (female and male), Church leaders, clergy and FBO representatives Visit - Decolonial Subversions ...

ISSUE 131 OF THE GLASTONBURY REVIEW PUBLISHED

The British Orthodox Church - 27/3/2020 Issue No. 130 (March 2020) of the Glastonbury Review has just been published. This issue comprises 125 pages. The front cover reproduces a nineteenth-century print of St. Joseph of Arimathea’s Chapel at Glastonbury, whilst the back cover includes a modern photograph of St. Michael’s Tor at Glastonbury, as this issue ...

PSALM OF PROTECTION – RECITED BY PATRIARCH ABBA SERAPHIM

The Brtish Orthodox Church - 22/3/2020 The current coronavirus pandemic which began in China a few months back has now spread to most parts of the world and is causing deep disruption in society and much pain and grief among those who are afflicted by it, either through its contagion or by the illness and loss ...

Romanian Patriarchate Calls for Faith, Temperance, and Solidarity in Face of Corona-virus

Basilica News Agency - 21/3/2020 Given Romania’s state of emergency due to the new coronavirus epidemic, the Romanian Patriarchate calls for responsibility, temperance, and solidarity. The Romanian Patriarchate urges all priests of the Romanian Orthodox Church to implement with realism, lucidity, and confidence the measures imposed by the state authorities, which temporarily affect the Church’s liturgical life. These ...

On the Occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the Pogrom on Kosovo and Metohia

Church of Serbia - 21/3/2020 17th of March 2020, is 15 years since from Kosovo and Metohija, in destructive attacks by Albanian extremists, 4,012 Serbs were expelled, most of them have not still returned to their homes. In a wave of violence in Kosovo and Metohija 19 people were then killed, eight of them Serbs, while 11 ...

Serbian Patriarch Receives Medical Team of Serbia

Church of Serbia - 21/3/2020 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej on March 17, 2020, received an expert team of Serbian physicians at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej, realizing the seriousness of the situation, with regard to the presence of the pandemic, will accept the advice of doctors, i.e., infectologists and ...

Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on COVID- 19

Church of Serbia - 21/3/2020 Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church has been closely and carefully following up the daily news and statements of those in charge of the Church, the State, and the medical profession about the increasing spread coronavirus infection that ...

Meeting of Patriarch Irinej with President Vucic Concerning Corona-virus

Church of Serbia - 21/3/2020 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, met with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, in Belgrade on 15 March 2020. (photo: predsednik.rs, video: Tanjug) We are in a special situation while facing a great problem, which is not only our problem but the problem of the whole world, ...

Missing Elderly Assyrian Woman Found Dead in Turkey

Hurmuz Diril and his wife Şimoni.

AINA - 21/3/2020 (AINA) -- The body of Şimoni Diril was found today in Turkey, 70 days after the elderly Assyrian couple vanished. The couple was kidnapped on January 11 from their village of Mehr, Kovankaya in the province of Sirnak. The body was discovered in a river near her village of Mehr. Her husband is still ...

A Special Message for Supporters & Donors of IOCC

IOCC - 21/3/2020 Dear Friends, In this challenging time, please know that all of us at IOCC are eternally grateful for all you have done for us over the last 28 years. We are fervently praying for the good health, courage, and faith of each one of you. We are committed to responsibly continuing our service to ...

SVOTS – D.Min. Webinar & Other Resources for Home

SVOTS - 21/3/2020 Now is an incredibly important time to remember that. We pray you are well and safe, and we sincerely thank you for your prayers for the Seminary community. This week I have somber news but also, thankfully, some happier things to share. Firstly, for the safety of the Seminary and broader community, we have enacted ...

The State of Emergency is a Special State of Prevention of the Spread of the Epidemic, Not a State of Panic and Discouragement

Basilica News Agency - 18/3/2020 The Romanian Orthodox Church is gradually and responsibly adapting, depending on the evolution of the situation caused by the epidemic, as all the important institutions in the country do, respecting and promoting in the public space the recommendations of the state authorities. The Church is not only an institution of public utility ...

STATEMENT OF THE CHURCHES OF JERUSALEM FOR COVID-19 VIRUS

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 18/3/2020 A few days ago, the three Major Communities, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Custody of the Holy Land and the Patriarchate of the Armenians in Jerusalem published an announcement regarding the Nativity of the Basilica in Bethlehem for the reduction of COVID-19 virus transmission, and yesterday, March 1/14, 2020, all the ...