‘The Full Responsibility for Undermining the Unity of the Orthodox Church Lies with Patriarch Bartholomew’ – Russian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Moscow-Russia: The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has slammed the visit of Patriarch Bartholomew to Ukraine as a gross violation of cannons. The Synod stated that “the ongoing anti-canonical actions of the Patriarch of Constantinople aimed at shattering the unity of Orthodoxy” According to the Synod, the Ecumenical Patriarch visited Ukraine, ...

Prisoner Baptized Into Orthodox Church in Moldova

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Chisinau-Moldova: A prisoner and detainee, at the custody of the Penitentiary no. 13-Chisinau, was baptized into the Orthodox Church. The baptism was held at the Church situated within the correctional institution. After the service, the priest offered a baptism certificate and a Bible. The baptism was preceded by three months of lasting ...

Enthronement of Bishop Metodije of Budimlje-Niksic Held

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Belgrade-Serbia: Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia presided over the consecration and enthronement of Bishop Metodije of Budimlje-Niksic at the the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi on the 25 September 2021. The Patriarch was assisted by several other Serbian prelates. A large number of Serbian faithful attended the ceremony. Source: OCP news Service

The 200th Anniversary of the Orthodox Church in Mielnik (Poland) Held

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Warsaw-Poland: The 200th Anniversary of the Polish Orthodox Church in Mielnik (Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God) was held on the 21st of September 2021. Bishop Warsonofiusz of Siemiatycze presided over the ceremony during the celebration. A sermon was delivered by Fr. Eugeniusz Chodakowski. Earlier a conference was held ...

Brunswick Civil War Roundtable to Discuss ‘Religious Faith of Abraham Lincoln’

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 North Carolina-USA: Author and historian George C. Rable will deliver a lecture on the religious faith of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States on the 5th of October Tuesday at the Hatch Auditorium, Caswell Beach, North Carolina as part of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table meeting. The discussion ...

Orthodox Christian Saadeh Al Shami Appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Beirut-Lebanon: Greek Orthodox Christian Saadeh Al Shami has been appointed as the new Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon. He is one of the 11 Christians who are part of the new Lebanese government led by Najib Mikati. Among the Christian Ministers, 5 are Moroanites, 2 are Greek Orthodox, and 2 are ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Worldwide Celebrate Meskel – 2021

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Global: Ethiopian Orthodox Christians living in different parts of the world celebrated the feast of the discovery of the True Cross, commonly known as Meskel on the 27th of September 2021. In Addis Ababa, the celebrations took place at Meskel square. Co-Patriarch Abune Mathias and Co-Patriarch Abune Merekorios presided over the glorious ...

Land Dispute Intensifies Between Palestinians and the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

OCP News Service - 26/9/21 Holy Land-Jerusalem: The land dispute between the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem and a group of Palestinians have intensified recently. A sensitive piece of land was converted as a parking lot in January as part of an agreement between the Patriarchate and the Jerusalem Municipality. This granted Jewish residents in the area ...

Trial Against Bishop Neophytos of Morphou Begins

OCP News Service - 26/9/21 Nicosia-Cyprus: Court trial against bishop Neophytos of Morphou of the Church of Cyprus began on the 24th of September 2021. Bishop Neophytos is being tried for violating Covid-19 measures. The trial began in his absence since the Bishop was not allowed inside the court for refusing to wear a mask. He ...

The Wooden Orthodox Church in Urși (Romania), Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (Cyprus) Wins European Heritage Award – 2021

OCP News Service - 26/9/21 Bucharest- Romania: The small wooden Orthodox chapel of Annunciation and the Archangel Michael located in Valcea county (Romania) won the Conservation Category and the Public Choice Awards. The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (Cyprus) won the best award for Dedicated Service to Heritage by Organisations & Individuals Category. The other winners are ...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Issues Apology, Meets Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades

OCP News Service - 26/9/21 New York - USA: Archbishop Elpidophoros, the primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of USA of the Ecumenical Patriarchate issued an apology over his attendance at the Opening Ceremony of the ‘Turkish’ Turkevi Center together with Turkish President Erdogan and others. His presence at the inaugural ceremony invited sharp criticisms from ...

Four-time Body Building Campion Cyril Radetsky Received by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem

OCP News Service - 25/9/21 Holy Land- Jerusalem: Cyril Radetsky, the four-time Body Building champion of Israel was received by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem. Radetsky represented the Russian-speaking flock Ashdod to the Patriarch. He spoke on the importance of building a parish for their own use. Archbishop Aristovoulos of Madaba and the parents of Radetsky were ...

Police Station Converted Into Orthodox Church in Stalham (UK)

OCP News Service - 25/9/21 Stalham - UK: The former police station on the Yarmouth Road in Stalham is being converted into an Orthodox Christian parish Church. St Fursey’s community of the Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchate in United Kingdom has built their new home in Stalham under the leadership of Fr Steven Weston, an Anglican convert to ...

The Name-Day Celebration of Metropolitan Daniel of Japan Held

OCP News Service - 24/5/21 Tokyo-Japan: The name day of Archbishop Daniel of Tokyo and Metropolitan of all japan was celebrated on the 12th of September at the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Tokyo. Special prayers were offered for the health of Metropolitan Daniel. Bishop Seraphim of Sendai and Bishop Seraphim of Tokyo congratulated the Metropolitan on his ...

OC Media: Persecutors Remain Silent on Child Abuse Allegations Against the Georgian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 24/9/21 Tbilisi- Georgia: OC Media in their article titled 'Georgian prosecutors silent on Church pedophilia allegation' by Tata Shoshiashvili states that Georgian persecutors remain silent on the child abuse allegations made against the Orthodox Church. The office of the Persecutor refused to comment on the status of the investigations against 12 priests ...

Pope Tawadros, Orthodox Delegation II Laud President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda

OCP News Service - 24/9/21 Kampala-Uganda: Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and the primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church lauded President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda for the support provided to the Church. The message of the Pope was delivered by a delegation of Orthodox Christian bishops (Eastern and Oriental) who were on a visit to the ...

The Roman Catholic Church in USA Raise Awareness Against Persecution of Christians in Africa

OCP News Service - 24/9/21 New York - USA: A Roman Catholic Mass was offered by Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the 9th of September to raise awareness against the persecution of Christians in Africa. Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Apostolic Nuncio, the Permanent Observer of the ...

Greek Orthodox Church in America Endorses Vaccination Against Covid-19

OCP News Service - 24/09/21 New York- USA: The recent session of the Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (Ecumenical Patriarchate) has issued a statement on Covid-19 Vaccination. The statement reads "the hierarchs unanimously affirmed that the Church not only permits vaccinations against diseases (i.e. polio, smallpox) but that She encourages Her Faithful, after ...

Looted Maqdala Artefacts Returned to Ethiopia

OCP News Service - 22/9/21 London-UK: The Maqdala Artefacts looted by the British during the Battle of Magdala (1868) has been retuned to Ethiopia. These artefacts were purchased by Tahir Shah via the Scheherazade Foundation to return them to Ethiopia. The artifacts were handed over to the Ethiopian ambassador Ambassador Teferi Melesse Desta on the 8th ...

Archbishop Elpidophoro’s Presence at the Opening Ceremony of the ‘Turkish’ Turkevi Center Invites Criticism

OCP News Service - 22/9/21 New York - USA: Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) attended the opening ceremony of the 'Turkish' Turkevi Center in New York. The ceremony was presided over by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey on the 20th of September 2021. Apart form being the ...