Seven Bishops Ordained for the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria

Amir Ramzi (OCP Delegate of Alexandria and Egypt) - OCP News Service - 7/3/21 Cairo-Egypt: Seven new Bishops were ordained by Pope Tawadros II for the Coptic Orthodox Church on Sunday 7th of March 2021. A large number of faithful and Prelates took part in the consecration ceremony. The details of the newly ordained Prelates are ...

An Open Letter in Defense of the Good name of Armenia and Its People

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 7/3/21 On March 4, 2021, the following open letter appeared in various Israeli newspapers We the undersigned are Jewish and Israeli scholars in the field of Near and Middle Eastern studies. We are writing this open letter in defence of the honor and good name of a people and ...

Divine Liturgy before the Catafalque of Bishop Atanasije

Church of Serbia - 7/3/21 The Divine Liturgy was celebrated in front of the Trebinje Cathedral church from 10 am, after the served Matin and the funeral service of retired Bishop Atanasije of blessed repose.   The gathering was officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, with the concelebration of several bishops who also served during the ...

Nis: Library “Elder Nikanor of Chilandar” Opens

Church of Serbia - 7/3/21 With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis a library "Elder Nikanor of Chilandar" opened at the parish house of the church of the Resurrection of Christ within the Chilandar's metochion in Nis, on 4 March 2021. His Grace Bishop consecrated the premises of the Library with the concelebration of ...

Suceava’s priests officiate memorial service to mark one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in Romania

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 7/3/21 The victims of the coronavirus pandemic were remembered Wednesday at a Chapel of Saint John the New Monastery in Suceava. The Divine Liturgy and a memorial service were officiated by several clerics from the Archdiocese. “We prayed for all those who were killed by this virus, but especially for those ...

In the UK, priests work in IT, construction, engineering, deliveries, warehouses : Father Andrei works in deliveries

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -  7/3/21 Father Andrei Dosoftei, who is a priest in Scotland for Romanians in Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and surrounding areas, spoke about the clergy’s situation in British society at Romania’s National Television. “The first experience with the Scots was interesting. I remember going to a supermarket with my wife, people looking at ...

Online Symposium “Christian Historical and Cultural Heritage of the People Living in the Armenian Highlands and Adjacent Territories” Held

OCP News Service - 7/3/21 Yerevan-Armenia: An online Symposium titled "Christian Historical and Cultural Heritage of the People Living in the Armenian Highlands and its Adjacent Territories" was initiated by the Forum of Armenian Associations of Europe (Sweden), in collaboration with the Office on the Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of Artsakh of the Mother See of ...

Orthodox Christian Entrepreneur and Billionaire MG George Muthoot Passes Away

OCP News Service - 6/3/21 New Delhi-India: M G George Muthoot, Chairman of the Muthoot group and one of the leading Businessman in India passed away on 5th of March 2021, at the age of 72 in New Delhi. A faithful of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, he has served as the Lay-Trustee of the Church. He ...

The 8th Enthronement Anniversary of Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia

Menetasnot Desta – Delegate of Horn of Africa & Head of Ethiopian Affairs – OCP News Service - 6/3/21 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: His Holiness Abune Mathias celebrated the 8th anniversary of enthronement as the Patriarch of Ethiopia on March 3, 2021. Limited celebrations were held at the Patriarchate Hall with the participation of Prelates and faithful of ...

“Life Is a Gift from God that Shouldn’t be Wasted” by Emiliya Ahmadova

Emiliya Ahmadova – OCP Articles - 5/3/21 Life is a gift bestowed by God to us. Most people invest many years of their lives living in the past. For some, their days are filled with anxiety, anger or chasing after relationships that don’t last. Others eagerly trying to prove something to someone or impress. So the ...

“The Path to Independence was Won at the Cost of Thousands of Lives” – Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria

OCP News Service - 5/3/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: His Holiness  Neophyte -Patriarch of Bulgaria on the anniversary of the Day of the Liberation of Bulgaria (3/3/21) stated that "the path to independence was not easy, it was won at the cost of thousands of lives. Having always remembered this fact, we appreciate and preserve this sacred achievement. We ...

The Fourth Issue of the Bulgarian Orthodox “Church Gazette” Published

OCP News Service – 05/03/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: The second issue of the “Church Gazette” published by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is now available. The fourth issue pays special attention to the olemn consecration of the new "St. Procopius of Varna Varna apart from other regular columns. The construction of this Church lasted 12 years. The consecration of the Church ...

Press Release from the Office of the Serbian Patriarch

Church of Serbia - 05/03/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, to all from the Fatherland and from various parts of the world, who yesterday, as well as today, from the early morning hours, appeared in the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade, expressing prayerful care for his health, in this way fatherly thanks and fondly informs them that ...

Retired Bishop Atanasije (Jevtic) Reposed in the Lord

Church of Serbia - 5/3/21 Retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlye-Herzegovina reposed in the Lord Retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlye-Herzegovina reposed in the Lord at the Public Health Institution - Trebinje Hospital, on March 4, 2021, in the evening. The announcement of the funeral of the Bishop of blessed repose will be published later. Bishop, of immortal name, may his ...

Patriarch Daniel has 31 Years of Episcopal Ministry and 1 Main Priority: Spiritual Life

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 5/3/21 “The priorities are multiple, but, first of all, we must think about the spiritual life,” is the thought with which Patriarch Daniel came to the leadership of the Romanian Orthodox Church, a moment he already fulfilled 17 years of episcopal ministry. We mark today 31 years since Fr Daniel Ciobotea ...

Holy Trinity Cathedral Parish Publishing a Series of Lectures on the History of the Russian Church Abroad

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 3/3/21 Holy Trinity Cathedral parish in Toronto, Canada, making special pastoral efforts during the pandemic and overcoming various quarantine limitations via the internet, has posted its first Russian-language lectures as part of a series on YouTube. This series marks the ...

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije visited Jasenovac Monastery

Church of Serbia - 3/3/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, visited the Jasenovac Monastery on 28 February 2021. With the faithful people, clergy and monks, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch in the sacred family of the Jasenovac monastery was welcomed by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Slavonia. After the doxology in the church of the Holy ...

With humility about the Romanian Orthodox Church (OPINION)

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 3/3/21 An article signed by Ioan Vieru in Cotidianul highlights that “the Orthodox Church raises and preserves the voice of Romania in the framework of historical and cultural clarity, as no other institutional form can do.” The author considers that “every moment the candle of the Holy Church shines in the great ...

The Cypriot Orthodox Church Slams ‘El Diablo’ (“The Devil”) Song

OCP News Service - 3/3/21 Nicosia-Cyprus: The Synod of the Church of Cyprus has urged the government of Cyprus to halt the song titled "El Diablo" ("The Devil"), which has been chosen by the broadcaster CyBC to be performed in the Eurovision song contest. The song was performed by Greek singer Elena Tsagrinou. It was labelled as ...

The OCP Executive Council Urge Objective Investigation of War Crimes in Tigray (Statement)

OCP News Release – OCP News Service - 2/3/21 A statement from the Chairman on behalf of the Executive Council of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society urging an independent Investigation of War Crimes in Tigray. Dear All, In recent times, things are not overly rosy for the Christian population in Ethiopia. The recent massacre of innocent ...