Armenian Church Erects New “Masyatsotn Diocese” in Ararat Region

OCP News Service - 21/01/21 Yerevan-Armenia: The Armenian Orthodox Church has erected a new diocese of Masyatsotn, in the Ararat Region, Armenia by separating Ararat Region from the Araratyan Pontifical Diocese. The new diocese will be headquartered in the town of Artashat. Bishop Gevorg Saroyan has been appointed as the primate of the newly established diocese. Established ...

Bishop Vertanes Abrahamyan Appointed Head of Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 21/01/21 Yerevan-Armenia: Bishop Vertanes Abrahamyan has been appointed as the Primate of the Diocese of Artsakh. Prior to the new appointment, the Primate served as the Head Chaplain of the Armed Forces of the Ministry of the Republic of Armenia. The Pontifical Order of appointment was issued by His Holiness Karekin II ...

Sexual Violence in Tigray: Another War Waged on Women and Girls?

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Special report by Dr Romina Istratii - OCP News Service - 24/01/2020 Sexual Violence in Tigray: Another War Waged on the "Bodies" of Women and Girls? Global: Reports about sexual violence being used in the military offensive in the Tigray region have been emerging on Twitter and other social media for some time now. However, the issue ...

How the Author of “The Law of God” Won Over an American Banker

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 24/01/21 This happened in the USA with Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy, author of the world-renowned book “The Law of God.” Fr Seraphim endured a great deal in his life. At the end of the 1930’s, his father was arrested, and Seraphim, ...

Statement from the Chancery of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia on Recent Events at Alexandrovskoye Podvorie in Jerusalem

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 24/01/2021 We in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia are greatly troubled by the situation of the Church of Blessed Grand Duke Alexander Nevsky, located at the so-called Alexander Compound in Jerusalem, and express our protest against the ...

Visit of the President of the Republic of Serbia to the Diocese of Sumadija and the City of Kragujevac

Church of Serbia -2401/21 His Eminence Bishop Jovan of Sumadija solemnly welcomed the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic in the first capital city of Kragujevac and the seat of the Diocese of Sumadija on January 22, 2021. The welcome was also attended by the clergy of the Diocese of Sumadija. President Vucic visited the ...

Kind Request from the Serbian Church to Help Earthquake Victims in Croatia

Church of Serbia - 24/01/21 Considering the catastrophic consequences caused by the earthquake in Croatia, showing solidarity with those who suffered, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church purposely opened an account with the bank Poštanska štedionica a.d. Beograd to which contributions can be made: local Serbian Dinar account: 200-3274971601759-51 foreign currency account: RS35200327497060198827 ...

Diocese of Raska and Prizren: Report from the Flooded Areas

Church of Serbia - 24/01/21 With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska and Prizren,  an opponent of Svetlana Stevic, who has been leading the diocesan charity organization "Mother of Nine Jugovic" and six soup kitchens, with the diocesan commission for damage assessment, visited parts of the diocese that are especially endangered by recent ...

Construction of Doha’s (Qatar) First Ethiopian Orthodox Church Begins

Menetasnot Desta (Delegate of the Horn of Africa and Head of Ethiopian Affairs) - OCP News Service - 24/01/21 Doha-Qatar: The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has commenced the construction of the first-ever Church building in Qatar. An agreement was signed between the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Al-Khalij Constructions in the presence of the ambassador's of Ethiopia and ...

Catholicosate of Cilicia Declares 2021 as “the Year of Artsakh”

OCP News Service - 22/01/2021  Lebanon: Catholicos Aram I, the Primate of the Greater House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church has declared 2021 as “the year of Artsakh.” The declaration Encyclical was read in all parishes of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The declaration is in response to the recent atrocities committed by the Azerbaijani ...

The Third Volume of the Book “Words of Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria” Published

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OCP News Service - 22/01/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: On the occasion of the name day of the Patriarch Neophyte, the third volume of the book titled "Words of Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria" was published in the Bulgarian Language. The book was published by the Metropolis of Sofia, which also published the two previous volumes. The books consist of various quotes, ...

Prayer for Christian Unity held at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Warsaw

OCP News Service - 22/01/21 Warsaw-Poland: A prayer for Christian unity was held at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene in Warsaw, the Capital City of Poland (on the evening of the 2ist January 2021). Metropolitan of Warsaw and all of Poland presided over the prayer service. The sermon was delivered by Fr. ...

The Historic Spånga Church in Stockholm Attacked with Firebombs

OCP News Service - 22/01/21 Stockholm-Sweden: The historic 12th-century Spånga Evangelical Lutheran Church, located in suburbs of Stockholm was attacked by unidentified radical groups. Three firebombs were thrown at the Church on Wednesday night. They were thrown at the gate and windows of the Church. The Pastor of the Church Jerker Alsterlund commented that it was ...

It is unnatural and unworthy when we do not thank God for the gift of life and health: Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -22/1/21 “It is unnatural and unworthy when we do not thank God for the gift of life and health and the benefits received from Him and when we do not thank the benefactors who helped us in life in various difficult times,” Patriarch Daniel said during his sermon last ...

Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist in Novi Sad

Church of Serbia - 22/01/21 Bishop Irinej of Backa: Everything that the apostles of Christ testified - that is what St. John testified. In his person all the spiritual deeds, all the spiritual virtues of the greatest pleasures of God are united. On Tuesday, 20 January 2021, His Grace Irinej Bishop of Novi Sad and Backa  celebrated ...

Epiphany in Banja Luka

Church of Serbia - 22/01/21 The feast day of Epiphany was solemnly celebrated in Banja Luka. His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of priests and deacons of the Diocese of Banja Luka in the Cathedral church of Christ the Savior. The Epiphany procession, led by Bishop Jefrem, began ...

Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany (Timkat) – 2021

Menetasnot Desta (Delegate of the Horn of Africa and Head of Ethiopian Affairs) -OCP News Service - 20/01/2021 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church celebrates the annual commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ (worldwide)e in colourful public festivity for three consecutive days from 18th January to 20th January 2021. Celebrations also took place in ...

STOTS Sahayatra Orthodox Magazine Features “Agriculture Bill and Ethiopian Crisis”

OCP News Service - 20/01/2021 Download the Free PDF Copy of the Magazine here  The new edition (Volume 19 Issue 2) of the online edition of the Sahayatra Orthodox magazine is now available. You may also subscribe online and offline copies by visiting this link.  The Sahayatra magazine is from the publishing house of St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS), Nagpur. Fr ...

New Book “Patriarch Daniel & the Resurgence of the Romanian Orthodox Church” Launched Worldwide

OCP News Service - 19/01/2021 Buy from Amazon Global: A new book titled titled "Patriarch Daniel and The Resurgence of the Romanian Orthodox Church" from the house of OCP Publications is now available for purchase. Written by George Alexander (Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) and edited by Deacon Logan H. Polk (Chief Overseer of ...

Armenian Orthodox Christians in Jerusalem Celebrates Nativity (2021)

OCP News Service - 19/01/21 Jerusalem-Holy Land: The Armenian Orthodox Christian in the Holy Land celebrated the Nativity of Jesus Christ on the celebrated Nativity of Jesus Christ on the 18th of January 2021. The Armenian Church in Jerusalem follows the Old Julian calendar, whereas the rest of the Armenian Church follows the Julian calendar. His Beatitude ...

Conference on the Centennial of the Russian Church Abroad to Take Place in Serbia

OCP News Service - 19/01/21 A Conference on the  "Links between Times: Conclusions and Perspectives. On the Centennial of the Russian Church Abroad" will take place in Serbia on November 22–26, 2021.  For more details, please visit ROCOR Studies Portal Source: OCP News Service