Compass Series 34 – Fr Rob Galea – The Singing Priest (Documentary)

Theodore Jones - 13/5/2020 Documentary - the singing priest Compass ABC TV May 10 Sunday 6.30 PM. Fr. Rob Galea chose to become a Priest after tumultuous adolescence in Malta. An accomplished musician, and X-Factor semi-finalist, he works from his parish in Bendigo and engages with young people around the world through song. Source:  

“The State of Pandemic Calls us to Transform Suffering into Hope and Isolation into a Desire for More Communion Among People.” Patriarch Daniel (Video Message))

Basilica News Agency - Iulian Dumitraşcu - 12/5/2020 Patriarch Daniel has addressed the faithful in a video message stressing that “the state of pandemic calls us to transform suffering into hope and isolation into a desire for more communion among people.” Please read the full text of the message below. The spiritual message in times of pandemic: full text The ...

Holy Fire has Descended in Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Basilica News Agency - Sorin Ioniţe - 20/4/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem entered the church a little after 1:00 PM, and after vesting and processing thrice around the Lord’s Tomb, he entered the Tomb itself at 1:45 PM. The Holy Light descended at about 1:50 PM, after only five minutes. Normally, after the Fire’s descent, the ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Publish Guidance to Combat COVID -19

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Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor of Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service - 2/4/2020 Addis- Ababa -Ethiopia: The standing Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has announced that due to the spread of the Coronavirus, all the faithful and most clergy shall limit their worship to their homes and that a bare minimum 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 ...

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 ...

PATRIARCH TEHOPHILOS: CONCRETE UNDERSTANDINGS WITH ANTIOCH OVER QATAR – OUR ORTHODOX UNITY IS MOST PRECIOUS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/2/2020 In the Holy Synod convened today, Friday 21 of February, by His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III various matters relating to the Patriarchate’s ministry were discussed, including the pending matter with the Patriarchate of Antioch relating to Qatar. It was asserted by Patriarch Theophilos that since the two Primates met together mid ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Denounces the ‘Oromia Orthodox Movement’ – Leaders Suspended

OCP News Service - Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator - OCP Amharic Service) - 20/2/2020 Addis Abab-Ethiopia: The emergency meeting of the holy synod of the Ethiopian Church discussed various key topics of interest. The holy synod will submit charges against three media agencies namely OBN, OMN, LTV to the Ethiopian broadcasting authority for various reasons. The ...

28 Jun NGO to Cater 6 Young Children Abandoned by their Parents

28 Jun NGO - 14/2/2020 We couldn't believe this story was true and we can't begin to comprehend how this can happen in a civilized country but, as confirmed by RTS, in Novi Kozjak six children live without their parents. Their mother abandoned them and their father is in prison. They are from three to 16 ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Announce Emergency Synod Session

Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) - 12/2/20120 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: On February 11, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Abune Yosef, General Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church issued a statement that was announced after a meeting of the Standing Synod of the Church. An emergency session of the full ...

Greek NGO: Church of Greece Recognized Ukrainian Autocephaly in Violation of the Law

Nadia Bazuk - Editor – Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs - OCP News Service - 24/1/2020 Greece: The Greek NGO Pan-Hellenic Orthodox Union is to appeal to the country’s Council of State claiming that the decision of the Church of Greece to recognize the Ukrainian autocephaly was taken in violation of Greek law, the Orthodoxos Typos reports. On October 12, 2019, the Council of Bishops of the Church of Greece convened an extraordinary meeting on recognizing the autocephaly granted to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.  At the meeting, it was decided to give Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and ...

Serbian Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical 2019

Church of Serbia - 6/1/2020 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2019 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy, ...

28. Jun Volunteers Deliver Christmas Gifts to Kids in Bajina Bašta

28. Jun NGO - 25/12/2019 We Fulfilled New Year's Wishes of 275 Children in Bajina Bašta! Our volunteers, Selena and Dragana, visited villages in the municipality of Bajina Bašta and handed out 275 gifts to fulfill every child's wish! The area is impoverished as only a small minority of parents hold full-time work, so the donation was most ...

OCU and UGCC in the Path of False and Dangerous Union

UOJ I Union of Orthodox Journalists - 4/12/2019 With the emergence of the OCU (orthodox Church in Ukraine created by the Ecumenical Patriarchate), communication of Phanariots and schismatics with the Uniates (Ukranian Greek Catholic Church -UGCC) and Roman Catholics has increased dramatically. Source:

Orthodox Metropolitans from Ukraine and Montenegro Con-celebrate Divine Liturgy

Orthodox Church - 1/12/2019 His High-Eminence Orthodox Metropolitan of Montenegro and Litoral Amphilochius and His High-Eminence Orthodox Metropolitan of Borispole Antony have concelebrated Divine Liturgy in the Cetinje's Monastery in Montenegro and confirmed the support of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Source:

Anti-Orthodox Attacks Reach Addis Ababa  

Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service - 27/11/2019 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia: According to sources from Addis Ababa, violent attacks have taken place at the Church of the Archangel St. Michael located in the Bole Sub-City of the Ethiopian capital. As it is customary throughout the country, the Church of ...

Romanian referee Alexandru Tudor shares moments of tension that brought him closer to God

Basilica News Agency - 26/11/2019 The former Romanian referee Alexandru Tudor spoke about the moments of tension in his carrier that brought him closer to God and shared his moral and religious beliefs during a show at the National Television (TVR) on Saturday night. He remembered a sign received from God through the intercessions of Saint John ...