‘Christians and Jews Should Unite Against Anti-Semitism’ Pope Francis of Rome

OCP News Service - 13/09/21 Budapest- Hungary: Pope Francis of Rome urged Christians and Jews to take a strong stand against Anti-Semitism during his meeting with delegates of the Ecumenical Council of Hungarian Churches (MEOT) and Hungarian Jewish organisations in the Capital city of Hungary on the 12th of September 2021. "Only if we become roots of ...

Three Christians Punished Under Amended Iranian law

OCP News Service - 13/9/21 Tehran-Iran: Three Christian men have been punished under the newly amended Iranian law (Article 500), reports thealabamabaptist.org. According the report, Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi and Alireza Nour Mohammadi have received a maximum of 5 years imprisonment and a fine of US$1,600 each. They were punished for initiating 'propaganda' against Islam. Three ...

Caroline Baroness Cox Decorated with the Order of St. Sahak – St. Mesrop

OCP News Service - 13/9/21 Yerevan-Armenia: Baroness Cox, the cross-bench member of the British House of Lords and the founder Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust was decorated with the Order of St. Sahak – St. Mesrop by Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia on the 10th of September 2021. She was decorated with the award for her contribution for ...

9/11 Memorial Service Held at the Saint Nicholas Orthodox National Shrine

OCP News Service - 11/9/21 New York - USA: On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the remembrance of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a memorial service and lighting of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine were held. Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America led the ceremony. The National Shire is ...

‘Our People have Suffered the Consequences of the Violation of Freedom and Ethnic Hatred’ – Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia

OCP News Service - 11/9/21 Yerevan- Armenia: The two-day conference on 'International Religious Freedom and Peace' was half at the Ceremony Hall of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin in Yerevan, Armenia from the 9th of September to the 10th of September 2021. It was initiated by the Center of the Mother See and the Committee ...

Patriarch Kirill of Russia – the Only Religious World Leader Received by the President of China

OCP News Service - 10/9/21 Moscow- Russia: According to a recent report published by asianews.it, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian (primate of the Russian Orthodox Church) is the only world religious leader who have met the President of the People's Republic of China. This was mentioned in the report titled 'Moscow Patriarchate reaches out ...

Christians Face Increasing Persecution in Pakistan and Afghan

OCP News Service - 10/9/21 Islamabad-Pakistan: Media is busy talking about the situation of Christians in Afghan in the light of the new Taliban rule. However, Christians in neighboring Pakistan face severe persecution by the hands of Islamic radicals. Several private messages and Facebook posts claim that Christians in Pakistan face constant and severe persecution from ...

‘The Determining role of the Family and the Church in Educating Children and Young People Over Time is Well Known’ Patriarch Daniel of Romania

OCP News Service - 10/9/21 Bucharest- Romania: “In the context of the Romanian and European tradition, the determining role of the Family and the Church in educating children and young people over time is well known,” the Patriarch of Romania stated in his blessing message to the Romanian students, parents, teachers and professors everywhere ahead of ...

Romanian Orthodox Priest Decorated with ‘Award of Excellence’ by the Arad County Council

OCP News Service - 10/9/21 Bucharest-Romania: Fr Vlad-Sergiu Sandu of the Firiteaz Parish of the Romanian Orthodox Church has been presented with the 'Award of Excellence' by Arad County Council at the first edition of the Arad Administration Gala, reports Basilica News Agency. Iustin Cionca, the President of the Arad County Council presented the award to ...

First Ukrainian Archon of Ecumenical Patriarchate – Who is He?

Nadia Bazuk – (Editor of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Affairs) – OCP Articles – OCP News Service – 9/9/21 The Order of the Archons of St. Andrew the Apostle, which unites influential and wealthy laypeople, is one of the instruments of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, through which it lobbies its interests. During his visit to Kyiv, ...

Moldovan Church and AGIRoMd Partner to Launch National Educational Project “Spiritual Readings”

OCP News Service - 9/9/21 Moldova: The National Educational Project "Spiritual Readings" was recently launched by the Metropolitan Church of Moldova in partnership with the branch of the General Association of Romanian Teachers of the Republic of Moldova (AGIRoMd). The project is a pedagogical exercise for the support, capitalization and promotion of spiritual literature. The project aims ...

Watch Documentary Film About Metropolitan Nicholas – the Heavenly Patron of Kazakhstan

OCP News Service - 9/9/21 Alma-Ata-Kazakhstan: 'Metropolitan Nicholas - Prelate of Alma-Ata' is a short documentary film bout Nicholas (Mogilevsky) of Alma-Ata and Kazakhstan who was the first bishop of the Metropolis of Alma-Ata and Kazakhstan of the Russian Orthodox Church. Directed by V.L. Posadneva, the film the documentary film features unique archival video and photo ...

The Annual Monastic Conference of the Polish Orthodox Church Held

OCP News Service - 9/9/21 Warsaw - Poland: The annual meeting of superiors and representatives of monks and nuns of all ten religious units of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church was held on the 2nd September 2021 in in Zaleszany. The conference was chaired by Metropolitan-Primate Sawa of Warsaw and Poland. Archbishop of Bielsko Grzegorz of ...

Coptic Church Divided Over Fraud Allegations Against Bishop Daniel

OCP News Service - 9/9/21 Australia: Coptic faithful are divided over the accusation of financial fraud against Bishop Daniel of the Coptic Church (Diocese of Sydney and Affiliated Regions) . The Bishop has been removed from all spiritual administrative powers by Pope Tawadros II of Alexandra in response to the allegations. The Bishop is presently under ...

The 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Brotherhood of Orthodox Youth in Poland Held

OCP News Service - 9/9/21 Warsaw-Poland: A commemorative event dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Brotherhood of Orthodox Youth in Poland took place in Hajnówka on the 4th of September 2021. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by, Archbishop Gregory, and Bishop Andrzej at the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene. Metropolitan-Primate Sawa served a thanks giving service. On ...

Anglican Church in Wales Vote to Bless Same-Sex Marriages

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Wales-UK: In a historic move, the Anglican Church in Wales have voted to bless same-sex marriage. This move puts the Church in Wales in opposition with the Church of England, which forbid its clergy from blessing same sex union. The new step is part of the repentance of the attitude in the ...

Metropolitan John of Varna Bless New Ophthalmological Center

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Varna-Bulgaria: A new Ophthalmological Center was blessed by Metropolitan John of Varna on the 5th of September in Dobrichli city. The new center is part of the already existing Eye Clinics "St. Constantine and Helena" Nikolay Prodigy" in Burgas and Varna. The Center in Dobrich specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention ...

The Annual Liturgical Service at the Akdamar Armenian Orthodox Church Held

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Turkey: The one-time Liturgical service at the Akdamar Armenian Orthodox Church (Cathedral) of Holy Cross was held on the 6th of September 2021. Bishop Tatul Anusyan, the secretary-general of the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey lead the service together with other priests. A limited number of faithful attended the liturgy. Mehmet Emin ...

‘The Great Schism of 1054 May Repeat’ Warns Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Kiev- Ukraine: 'The Great Schism of 1054 may repeat', warned Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary and the Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Because of the creation of Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), the local Eastern Orthodox Churches remain divided. "On different sides of the barricades there will be Churches faithful ...

‘The West Seeks to Destroy Serbian Orthodox Church’ President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia

OCP News Service - 8/9/21 Belgrade- Serbia: 'The West seeks to destroy Serbian Orthodox Church just as Russian Church' stated President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia, according to a report by TASS news agency. The West is trying to destroy the Serbian Church in former Yugoslavia as well as the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine and some ...