Serbian Patriarch Porfirije: Let’s build unity!

Church of Serbia - 10/5/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Nikanor of Banat, in the Cathedral church in Vrsac, on 6 May 2021, on the feast day of Holy Great-martyr George. At the end of the Holy Liturgy, Bishop Nikanor greeted His Holiness and ...

The best photo in Croatia in 2020: Patriarch in a ruined temple

Church of Serbia - 10/05/21 The Patriarch said in the explanation of the award: "Natural forces, unlike human beings, do not choose their victims, neither by their social status nor by religion," On World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2021, the Croatian Journalists' Association awarded annual prizes for the best journalistic achievements in 2020. The Nikša Antonini Award for the ...

Vandalism in front of the church of St. Nicholas in Kotor

Church of Serbia - 10/5/21 Unprecedented desecration of the Kotor church of St. Nicholas on Easter On the night between May 2 and 3, 2021, at least four people insulted Popadija Ivana Krivokapic, the wife of the Kotor priest Nemanja Krivokapic, after she warned them of inappropriate behavior. Around four men from Kotor urinated at the front door ...

Prayer Service on the Anniversary of the Restoration of the Bulgarian Patriarchate

OCP News Service - 10/5/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: A prayer service will be held on May 10th, 2021 at the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on the 68th anniversary of the restoration of the Bulgarian Patriarchate. The Restoration of the Bulgarian Patriarchate took place on the same date in 1953 when the third Church-People's Assembly elected Metropolitan Kiril of Plovdiv ...

Lecture on ‘Christianity in Karabakh’ by Dr Hratch Tchilingirian

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 10/5/21 UK: An online lecture will be delivered by Dr Hratch Tchilingirian (Associate Faculty Member of Armenian Studies at the Oriental Institute of Oxford University) on the rich heritage of Armenian Christianity in Nagorno-Karabakh. For more information, please contact - info@armenianchurch.org.uk Source:

Legal Recognition Granted to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Greece

Menetasnot Desta – Delegate of Horn of Africa & Head of Ethiopian Affairs – OCP News Service  - 8/05/21 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia/Athen-Greece: The Government of Greece has issued legal recognition to the Ethiopian Orthodox in the country. The recognition was granted to the Ethiopian church for the first time in forty years of its presence in the ...

Largest Orthodox iconostasis: Romania’s National Cathedral sets world record

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 8/5/21 The Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral, also known as the National Cathedral, an Orthodox cathedral under construction in Bucharest, Romania, to serve as the patriarchal cathedral of the Romanian Orthodox Church, has a giant Orthodox iconostasis (23.8 meters length and 17.1 meters height and an area of 407 square meters), ...

National Cathedral architect details construction concept for “Church of churches in Romania”

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu - 8/5/21 The person who designed Romania’s National Cathedral, Architect Constantin Amâiei, spoke at Digi24 about the entire construction process, the concept, and what the Catedral will look like after completing the works. In a dialogue with Lucian Mîndruță, the architect mentioned that the project started as an idea over 130 ...

The Armenian Church Condemns the Barbaric Actions of the Azerbaijani Government Against the Armenian Cultural Heritage of Artsakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 8/5/21 The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin released a statement on May 5th condemning the barbaric actions of the Azerbaijani government against the Armenian cultural heritage of Artsakh The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin regretfully states that the barbaric actions implemented by Azerbaijan against the Armenian cultural heritage did not stop ...

Alleged Destruction of Orthodox Churches in Gondar by the Invading Sudanese Forces

E.S.G - OCP News Service - 07/05/21 Addis-Ababa Ethiopia: The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has become a target for internal and external forces again. Reports are coming out of Western Gondar that churches are being burned and destroyed by the invading Sudanese forces on top of the killing of civilians and local militias. Such atrocities were committed ...

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Training Orthodox Seminary Students and Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence

Project dldl/ድልድል - 6/5/21 Training Orthodox Seminary Students and Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence: Current Approaches & Lessons from around the World. Time: Thursday 13 May at 3:30 pm Ethiopian time.  Please register on Eventbrite. Background: The need to teach students in seminaries about marriage, family relations, gender issues and domestic violence has become recognised in recent decades and is ...

Majority of the Georgians Approve the Special Legal Status Granted to the Georgian Orthodox Church 

OCP News Service - 5/5/21 Tbilisi -Georgia: The majority of the Georgian people (62%) approve the special legal status Granted to the Georgian Orthodox Church, according to a recent survey by the Future of Georgia opinion poll. However 19% disagree, and 17% remain undecided on the special status of the Church. Around 80% of the people agreed ...

‘Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia is Under Attack’ Declared Levan Gachechiladze as Conservative Demonstration Draws Thousands to Tbilisi

OC-Media - Shota Kincha - 5/5/21 Thousands have gathered in Tbilisi for a protest organised by Gia ‘Utsnobi’ Gachechiladze, a former singer and prominent cultural figure. The formal goal of the event was to establish ‘the Day of Eternity of Georgia and Georgian People’, which coincided with the anniversary of the violent dispersal of anti-USSR demonstrations by the ...

The St George Leaning Cross Malankara Nasrani Church Featured on ArchDaily 

OCP News Service - 5/5/21 Cochin-Kerala-India: St George Orthodox Learning Cross Oath Church also known as Koonan Kurishu Church has been featured on the international ArchDaily portal. The Church is constructed in the region where the historic Leaning Cross Oath (Koonan Kurish Sathyam) by the Malankara Nasranis took place. It was against the imperial yoke of ...

Patriarch Porfirije with the homeless and sick children

Church of Serbia - 4/5/21 His Holiness Porfitije, the Serbian Patriarch,  spent the happiest holiday, Easter, first with the homeless with whom he had lunch together in the church soup kitchen, and after that, he distributed packages to sick children at the University Children's Clinic "Tirsova". Patriarch Porfirije at a festive lunch with the homeless (photo)  ...

Coptic Orthodox Church Backs Egyptian Government to Resolve Nile Dam Crisis

OCP News Service - 4/5/21 Cairo-Egypt: The Coptic Orthodox Church has issued a statement in support of the Egyptian Government to resolve the Nile Dam crisis. Pope Tawadros stated that “We support the political leadership’s efforts to find a comprehensive and just solution to the water crisis; one that guarantees the divine right to life for the ...

“Mama, We’re Hungry & Cold” — A Single Mother with Seven Daughters Needs Our Help

28 Jun NGO - 1/5/21 Ivana Tokin and her seven daughters were abandoned by their father and left to fend for themselves in a run-down house in a village by Vrsac. This means that Zeljana (16), Vojislava (14), Milica (13), Milana (13), Sanja (11), Tanja (8), Andjelija (5) and their mother must make ends meet on ...

Paschal-Easter Message from George Joseph – Chairman of the OCP Society – 2021

OCP News Service - 01/05/21 Christ is risen! Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ! Malankara-India: Jesus Christ, the second person in Holy Trinity, came down to earth, lived as a human, suffered for the sins of creations of past and future. The chosen sect of Jehovah, whom we call Jews, as a community, failed to realise Jesus ...

Patriarch Daniel: Pascha is Christ Himself, Prefigured in the Passover Lamb: Partaking of Him is the Provision for Eternal Life

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu - 1/5/21 The Passover of the new Law materializes in the Person of the Saviour Himself, who passes us on to eternal life, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said on Holy and Great Thursday. He also explained how the Last Supper reveals the mystery of Christ’s Cross and Resurrection: through it, ...

Patriarch Daniel’s Easter Message: “Man’s final destination is not the grave but the Kingdom of Heaven”

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 1/5/21 In a video message for Holy Pascha 2021, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel points to the final destination of man, namely the Kingdom of Heaven. His Beatitude also conveys best regards to Romanians everywhere, urging them to keep the Orthodox faith and the values of Romanian spirituality. Message by His Beatitude Patriarch ...

The Serbian Patriarchal Pascha Encyclical 2021

Church of Serbia - 1/5/21 The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2021 PORFIRIJE 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 ...