Romanian Orthodox Church Warns Against ‘Ideologized’ Sex Education

OCP News Service - 23/7/21 Bucharest-Romania: The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church has expressed its concerns over the recent attempts to implement mandatory sex education within the Romanian education systems, reports Basilica News Agency. The Synod also expressed its concerns over the EU Matic report on sexual and reproductive health and related rights. The Patriarchate ...

Romania Celebrates the 70th Birthday of Patriarch Daniel

OCP News Service - 22//7/21 Bucharest-Romania: Patriarch Daniel of Romania celebrated his 70th birthday on the 22nd July 2021. He was born on the 22 of July 1951, to Alexe and Stela Ciobotea in the county of Timiş, Romania. On his birthday Patriarch Daniel thanked and remembered his predecessors, especially the late Patriarch Teoctist of Romania ...

“Let’s help the Stara Zagora Complex Oncology Center” Campaign Launched in Bulgaria

OCP News Service - 22/7/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: A campaign titled "Let's help the Stara Zagora Complex Oncology Center" was officially launched on the 20th of July 2021. It is held under the patronage of Metropolitan Kyprian of Stara Zagora of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. The main goal is to purchase a device DAKO AS Link 48, which ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Commemorates the Victims of the Stara Zagora Massacre (1877)

OCP News Service - 22/7/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: On July 19 2021, The Bulgarian Orthodox Church honoured the memory of the victims of the Stara Zagora massacre in 1877. Several Orthodox Christians lost their lives in the massacre. The celebration began at the Holy Trinity Church, where about 2,500 Christians lost their lives in the terrible days of ruin. ...

The Latest Issue of the Bulgarian Orthodox “Church Gazette” Published (July 2021)

OCP News Service – 22/07/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: The latest edition of the “Church Gazette” published by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is now available. The issue consists of an interview with Metropolitan Kyprian of Stara Zagora about the importance of the Orthodox Music Festival, an interview with Dr. Maria Valchanova about internet technologies and human communication and other ...

Patriarch Theophilos III: The attack on Al-Aqsa Compound and its worshipers is a flagrant violation of the rights to exercise freedom of worship

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/7/21 His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem, affirmed that the Temple Mount – Al-Haram Al-Sharif and its’ Al-Aqsa Compound – is the exclusive right and property of Muslims, and that attacking this sacred place or the right of Muslims to freely pray there is an attack on ...

The Feast of the Discovery of the Relics of St. Gregory the Illuminator Celebrated at the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2021

OCP News Service- 22/7/21 Holy land-Jerusalem: The Feast day of the discovery of the relics of St. Gregory the Illuminator was celebrated at the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem on the 18th of July 2021 at the Church of St. Gregory, in the German Colony in Jerusalem. St. Gregory the Illuminator is the Patron Saint ...

WCC Recognizes IOCC as Specialized Ministry

IOCC - 21/7/21 Baltimore, Md. (July 20, 2021) – At the June 2021 meeting of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) was named a specialized ministry in a working relationship with the WCC, reflecting a shared commitment to service. Since its inception, IOCC has collaborated with the WCC ...

‘Suspicious’ Fire Destroys Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey (British Columbia)

OCP News Service - 21/7/21 BC-Canada: A suspicious fire has destroyed the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church located in Surrey, British Columbia, province in Canada. It was reported that the St George Church is the latest one destroyed by fire in recent weeks. Police stated that the St George Coptic Orthodox Church was already a target ...

The 7th Century St. Grigor Armenian Church Require Urgent Restoration – Hetq Report

OCP News Service - 21/7/21 Yerevan-Armenia: The 7th Centrya Armenian Chruch of St. Grigor located in the Aragatzotn Province of Armenia is in a dilapidated condition, reports hetq.am. The dome of the Church is no more in the sight. Events like baptism and weddings are celebrated in the Church regardless of its pitiful condition. In 2013 a ...

The Ministry of Emergency Situations Signs Agreement with the Belarusian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 21/7/21 Minsk-Belarus: The Ministry of Emergency Situation (rescue) of the Belarus government has signed an agreement with the Orthodox Church on the 19th of July 2021. The agreement was signed by Vadim Sinyavsky, the Minister for the Emergency Situations and Metropolitan Benjamin, the Primate of the Orthodox Church in Belarus. According to ...

The 2021 Annual Bulletin of the Bethany Orthodox School for Girls Now Available

OCP News Service - Dan Koski - 20/7/21 Global: The 2021 Annual Bulletin of the Bethany Orthodox School for Girls is now available for download. 2021 Bethany Orthodox School for Girls Annual Bulletin Managed by the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission of Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, the Bethany School for Girls is located on the Mount ...

National Monastic Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Convened

OCP News Service - 20/7/21 Kyiv-Ukraine: The National Conference (Congress) on Monasticism of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was held at the Holy Dormition Pochaiv Lavra. The conference began on the 15th of July 2021. The meeting was chaired by the Chairman of the Congress- Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshhorod and Chornobyl, Deputy Governor of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk ...

“Road of the Cross and Repentance” Procession Held in Chisinau

OCP News Service - 20/7/21 Chisinau-Moldova: The 18th 'Road of the Cross and Repentance' procession took place in various regions of the Capital city of Moldova on the occasion of the celebration of Stephen the Great (16-17 July 2021). The procession was attended by clergy and parishioners from the Archdioceses who fall under the direct canonical ...

Admissions Open for the Master’s Program in History and Culture of Religion at the State University of Moldova

OCP News Service - 20/7/21 Moldova: Admission to the master's program in History and Culture of Religions at the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the State University of Moldova is now open. Potential candidates holding a bachelor's degree in any stream can apply for the program Online submission of the application will be between July ...

Patriarch Porfirije Receives the Delegation of the Serbian Democratic Forum

Church of Serbia - 20/7/21 #The Patriarch expressed readiness to help and cooperate with the newly elected leadership of the Serbian Democratic Forum. His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received the delegation of the Serbian Democratic Forum which consisted of the newly elected President of this oldest non-government organization of the Serbs in Croatia Jelena Nestorovic, member ...

Update on the Progress of the Construction of the New Hagia Sophia Church in Warsaw (Poland)

OCP News Service - 19/7/21 Warsaw-Poland: On the 15tgh of July 2021, Metropolitan-Primate Sawa of Poland visited the Hagia Sophia Orthodox Church in the capital, and inspected the work in progress regarding the laying of stone floor in the central part of the temple, as well as on the balconies. Steady Progress in the Construction of the ...

Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II Urge Youth to Adhere to National and Spiritual Values

OCP News Service Yerevan-Armenia: Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II urged the youth to adhere to the Homeland, to the native land and the Holy Church, and also to Armenian national and spiritual values that have kept the nation strong and united. He was speaking to the members of the Student Council of the National Polytechnic University of Armenia ...

“Be Proud that We Live in Alexandria” – Pope Theodoros II of Alexandria

OCP News Service - 19/7/21 Alexandria-Egypt:  Pope Theodoros II of Alexandria praised the city of Alexandria by stating that "Alexandria is a city full of history and God loves her a lot because Alexander the Great took flour and drew its borders. Pigeons accompanied him to show that he will always be eternal and blessed. Alexandria ...

Kizhi Pogost Church Restored on the Russian Island of Kizhi

OCP News Service - 19/7/21 Moscow-Russia: The Church of the Transfiguration has been finally restored on the Russian Island of Kizhi. This remarkable Church topped with 22 domes, is said to be built (1714) without a single nail. However, the condition of the Church deteriorated over the years. There has been a lot of discussions between ...

Academic Conference on the Centennial of the Russian Church Abroad to be Held in November 2021

OCP News Service - 19/7/21 Belgrade-Serbia: An academic conference titled 'Links between Times: Conclusions and Perspectives - On the Centennial of the Russian Church Abroad' will be organized by the Archive of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Historical Studies Wing of the Russian Church Abroad from the 22nd of November 2021 to the 25th of ...