OCP Chancellor Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram Celebrates 50 Years in the Priesthood

OCP News Service - 25/5/2020 Global:  A declaration on the 50th anniversary of the Priesthood of Rt. Rev Chorbishop Dr. Kyrikaose Thottupuram of Chicago, the Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society. The declaration is by Mr. George Joseph- Chairman of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society. Chorbishop Kyrikaose Thottupuram was installed as the Chancellor of the ...

Why Constantinople Loathe to Resolve Conflict Between Antioch and Jerusalem?

The Throne of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in the Phanar. Pic Pinterest

Nadia Bazuk (Editor – Eastern Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 25/5/2020 The world is gradually beginning to return to a normal way of life. Shops, cafes, restaurants, and government offices are opening. Church life is also returning to its general course. It would seem that the pause and problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Metropolitan Seraphim Favors Syllabus to Train Orthodox Women : Sees Huge Scope in Lay Ministry

L.J - Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 25/5/2020 #Women’s role towards nurturing and bonding children on the wane #Bring back storytelling sessions among children, keep away mobile phones for kids #Calls for thinking from an Orthodox perspective, adopt a holistic approach #Developing lay leadership training program and lay ministry for men, women in the Church BENGALURU, India: Met. ...

By Decision of the Synod of Bishops, Protopresbyter Alexander Lebedeff is Granted a Lofty Award

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/5/2020 From the Editors: The Synod of Bishops, hearing the intercession of Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America on the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the priesthood of Protopresbyter Alexander Lebedeff, decreed to grant him a lofty award. ...

The Blind Man Becomes an Enlightener of Many – Patriarch Daniel Says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/5/2020 Patriarch Daniel focused his sermon on Sunday, May 24, on the way God can work through an invalid person, the blind man who became an enlightener of many, a teacher for us, and a confessor of Christ. ‘Sickness is not always a consequence of sin, but it can also be an ...

15 Immortal Quotes by Archbishop Pimen: Let us Take Care, But Do Not Worry

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/5/2020 Christian life means happiness, even in tribulations. We live our lives with much anxiety and much pain because of our sins according to God’s providence. God calls us to Him through both troubles and sorrows, because in this way we can become wise, we better understand the ...

30th Anniversary of the Consecration of Bishop Irinej of Backa

Church of Serbia - 25/5/2020 On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 it has been 30 years since the consecration of Bishop Irinej of Backa. At the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1989, hieromonk Irinej was elected as Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, with a title of Bishop of ...

The President with the Patriarch: Politics Interferes with the internal organization of the Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 25/5/2020 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, said after a meeting with President Aleksandar Vucic that it was clear that Milo Djukanovic’s plan was that in Montenegro there was no longer the Serbian Orthodox Church or Serbian Orthodox people. President Vucic points out that politics interferes with the internal Church organization and ...

In Unity, Without Division, Revealing the Hidden – A Petition to the Coptic Patriarchate

Change - 20/5/2020 - Mark Mansour  Click here to read and sign the Petition  Dear Coptic Brothers and sisters, As you may be aware His Holiness Pope Tawadros received a vast quantity of emails last year raising concern about the conduct and decisions Made By bishop Daniel. Some of those complaints raised extremely serious questions about loans, purchase, ...

Greek, Assyrian, Armenian Genocide Memorial Erected in Berlin

Ecumenical memorial for the victims of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians, in Berlin.

AINA - 20/5/2020 (AINA) -- An ecumenical memorial for the victims of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks, and Armenians has been erected in Berlin by The Association for the Promotion of an Ecumenical Memorial to Genocide Victims in the Ottoman Empire (FÖGG). The Turkish genocide targeted the Christian populations of the Ottoman Empire during World War ...

SVOTS Doctor of Ministry Program is Accepting Applicants

SVOTS - 20/5/2020 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Feeling a call to renew and take your ministry to the next level? Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Cohort and the deadline to apply has been extended to July 1, 2020. The D.Min. program provides clergy, chaplains, and other ...

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE PONTIANS’ GENOCIDE

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 20/5/2020 His Eminence Archbishop Aristovoulos of Madaba, who comes from Paslah town of the Archdiocese of Kologne, continuing his long-term tradition, asked and received the blessing by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and after midnight on Monday, 5th/18th to Tuesday 6th/19th May, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Sepulchre, ...

90-Year-old Archbishop Pimen of Suceava and Rădăuți Reposes in the Lord

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 20/5/2020 +Memory Eternal+ Archbishop Pimen of Suceava and Rădăuți reposed in the Lord on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the Matei Balș Infectious Diseases Institute in Bucharest following a second heart attack. The archbishop died at 0:50 a.m. The 90-year-old Romanian Archbishop was transported to Bucharest by helicopter on April 20 after testing ...

Solemn Welcome of Bishop Joanikije in Berane

Church of Serbia - 20/5/2020 In a magnificent gathering, in front of the Djurdjevi Stupovi monastery, people of the Vasojevic clan organized by themselves a welcoming party for His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic on Sunday evening, 17 May 2020. The faithful gathered in a great number, respect and love for their competent Bishop and Church, expressed ...

His Grace Joanikije: We Request Religious Freedom and Rule of Law and Order in the State

Church of Serbia - 20/5/2020 His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlye and Niksic, after having been released of detention together with his eight priests of the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Basil of Ostrog in Nikšić, blessed the faithful who were protesting against their detention in front of the State Prosecutor’s Office in Niksic. “First of all, I ...

Serbian Patriarch Celebrated in the Church of Saint George in Bezanija

Church of Serbia - 20/5/2020 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint George in Bezanija, in Belgrade, on 17 May 2020. The Patriarch was concelebrated by presbyters Vladimir Levicanin and Zelimir Prodanovic, as well as deacons Radomir Vrucinic and Darko Radovanovic. Source:  

“PLANNING REOPENING OF RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENTS – POST COVID-19” by Fr. Alexander J. Kurien

OCP News Service - Fr. Alexander J. Kurien- 18/5/2020 COVID-19 – WHERE ARE WE NOW? Around the globe, life has been profoundly disrupted by social distancing efforts aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic. Physical and social isolation has become the norm. Many of us have been personally impacted by deaths from COVID-19. COVID-19 related experiences will have ...

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: “Divine Compassion and Christ in the Everyday”

SCV - 17/5/2020 “Divine Compassion and Christ in the Everyday” - An SCV Outreach Ministry via Teleconferencing TIME-SENSITIVE ANNOUNCEMENT! Registration is Open for . . . “Living the Beatitudes: Everyday Encounters on the Spiritual Journey” Spring-Summer 2020 Session Beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020 SCV will be offering a nine-week series on the Beatitudes titled, “Living the Beatitudes: Everyday Encounters on the Spiritual ...

His Grace Joanikije – Bishop of Budimlye and Niksic, and Priests Released

Church of Serbia - 17/5/2020 16th of May 2020 - His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlye and Niksic, and eight priests of the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Basil of Ostrog in Nikšić have been realized around midnight after 72 hours spent in detention. It is expected that His Grace and the priests, after their release from detention, will ...

J o a n i k i j e

Church of Serbia - 17/5/2020 Our brother Joanikije thrown into a dungeon Made of concrete, so cramped that it’s impossible to straighten up. Still, he has stood straight in front of those who have imprisoned him, those who have dug their own tomb. The cross procession of St Basil of Ostrog Has made them disturbed, The cross procession - for St Basil veneration And the ...