Catholicos-Mooppan Marthoma Paulose II Laid to Rest at the Catholicate Palace

OCP News Service - 14/7/21 Kottayam-Kerala-India: The late Catholicos-Mooppan Marthoma Paulose II of Malankara was laid to rest at the Catholicate Palace on the 13th of July 2021 with full State honours. ‘The Demise of Catholicos-Mooppan Marthoma Paulose II Marks the End of An Era’ – OCP Spokesperson Funeral rites were performed under the leadership of the senior ...

Handing Over Ceremony of the Relics of Queen Saint Ketevan in Tiblisi

OCP News Service - 11/7/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: The External Affairs Minister of India, Dr Jaishankar handed over a part of the relics of the 17th century Saint Queen Ketevan to the Georgian government.  An official ceremony was organised by the Georgian Orthodox Church to receive the relics at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the Capital City on ...

India Hands Over the Relics of Orthodox Saint Queen Ketevan to Georgia

OCP News Service - 10/07/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: On behalf of the Government of India, the External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar handed over a part of the relics of the 17th century Saint Queen Ketevan to the Georgian authorities (David Zalkaliani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia) on the 9th of July 2021. The relic was handed ...

Feast of the Transfer of the relics of the Venerable Father Justin in Celije Monastery

Church of Serbia - 17/6/21 The feast of the Transfer of the Relics of the Venerable Father Justin was marked with a great liturgical celebration in Celije monastery, a shrine in which the newly proclaimed saint of the Serbian Orthodox Church and one of the most prominent Orthodox theologians of modern times had served for three ...

Bosnian Authorities Demolish Serbian Orthodox Church Built on Orlovic Family Property

OCP News Service - 8/6/21 Sarajevo - Bosnian, Herzegovinian- The Bosnian authorities demolished a Serbian Orthodox church that was built on land owned by a Bosniak woman named Fata Orlovic in the village of Konjevic Polje. The building was removed a star a 20-year legal battle. The Church building was considered illegal by the European Court ...

OCP Delegate Linto Paul Speaks at the IVANO-MGOCSM Environment Day Meet

OCP News Service - 6/6/21 Kerala-India: The IVANO-MGOCSM organized a talk on World Environment Day in association with the OCP Foundation and CSR Wing of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society on the 5th of June 2021. OCP delegate Linto Paul Jacob made a presentation on 'Introduction to Eco-spirituality'. OCP Delegate Linto Paul Presented a Paper on the ...

Help Rebuild The Homes of Two Wounded Soldiers in Artsakh

Tufenkian Foundation - 4/6/21 The Tufenkian Foundation is looking to raise $40,000 to support two wounded soldiers in Artsakh’s Martuni region as part of the Tufenkian Wounded Soldier Support Initiative. DONATE HERE Since the 2016 April War, the Tufenkian Foundation has been actively supporting wounded soldiers and their families. Focusing on the area of accessible housing, Tufenkian provided ...

Watch Now – DEFINITELY ENDANGERED Armenian Language As Intangible Cultural Heritage of Artsakh

Armenian Church UK - 1/6/21 Lecture by Dr. Jasmine of Dun-Tragut Centre for the study of the Christian East Armenian studies, Dept. of Biblical Studies and the Church History at the University of Salzburg Austria. Austrian Committee for the Preservation of the Armenian Cultural heritage in Artsakh and Azerbaijan. Source:

The Ursi Romanian Orthodox Chapel Wins Europa Nostra Award for Cultural Heritage

OCP News Service - 27/5/21 Bucharest-Romania: The small wooden Orthodox chapel of Annunciation and the Archangel Michael located in Valcea county (Romania) was chosen as one of the winners of the European Heritage Awards (Europa Nostra Awards), 2021. The chapel was chosen as one of the winners under the conservation projects category. Constructed between 1757 and 1784, ...

Watch Now: Christianity in Karabakh and Reinvention of History by Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian

Armenian Church UK - 17/5/21 Dr Hratch Tchilingirian: "Christianity in Karabakh and Azerbaijani Efforts at Rewriting History". This talk is divided into two main parts: first, an introduction and a discussion of the rich Christian heritage in Karabakh from the 4th to the 21st century (1:18 - 20:52); second, a discussion of the decades-long (20:53 - 31:35) ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Responds to the Harassment Committed by Coptic Monks at the Deir AL_Sultan Monastery

OCP News Service - 16/05/21 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: Archbishop Abune Aregawi, the head of the Foreign Affairs Department of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church responds to the spiritual harassment and violence committed by Coptic Monks during the Holy Week against the Ethiopian Orthodox faithful at the Deir AL_Sultan Monastery in Jerusalem. Source: OCP News Service

Watch Now : Training Orthodox Seminary Students & Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence

Training Orthodox Seminary Students & Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence: Current Approaches & Lessons from around the World from Project dldl/ድልድል on Vimeo. Project dldl/ድልድል - 16/5/21 Training Orthodox Seminary Students & Clergy to Respond to Domestic Violence: Current Approaches & Lessons from around the World. The need to teach students in seminaries about marriage, family relations, ...

Developments in the Church in Caucasus and the Involvement of the Ecumenical Patriarch

St. Andrew the Apostle Cathedral, main seat of the Abkhazian Orthodox Church. Pic - Wiki

Nadia Bazuk – (Editor of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Affairs) – OCP Articles – OCP News Service – 15/5/21 In early May, Patriarch Bartholomew, in an interview with the Georgian TV channel Formula said that the Patriarchate of Constantinople plays an exceptional role in the world Orthodoxy. According to the Phanar’s head, Constantinople is a “coordinating ...

SVOTS Online Summer Music Institute – Deadline to Sign Up is Near

SVOTS - 14/5/21 Time is running out to sign up for the Summer Music Institute! This June, join an incredible lineup of musical instructors including Anthony J. Maglione, Vladimir Morosan, John Michael Boyer, Tynan Davis, and Benedict and Talia Sheehan—to name but a few—at the online 2021 St. Vladimir’s Seminary Summer Music Institute, hosted by the Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA). Register today, or apply ...

The Silencing of the Patriarch is an Act of Repression

E.S - OCP News Service - 13/5/21 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: In a leaked video on May 7, which was recorded more than two weeks ago on April 26, by Dennis Wadley, Director of Bridges of Hope International, the Ethiopian Patriarch, His Holiness Abune Matthias, addressed the Ethiopian people who are in the country and in foreign lands. ...

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), ...

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)  ...

A Report by Dr Romina Istratii from Tigray (Ethiopia) in Collaboration with the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

SOAS University of London - 29/04/21 SOAS-UK: On 28 April 2021, Dr Romina Istratii delivered a talk to the Centre of World Christianity to share the experiences of project dldl/ድልድል in Ethiopia and while the conflict in Tigray is ongoing in collaboration with the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society). Dr Istratii presented the second working paper ...

‘The Path to Oikonomia’ – Book Presentation by Dr. John G. Panagiotou in the Garden at Pauline Books and Media in Charleston, South Carolina

Sr. Margaret Kerry, fsp - 24/4/21 'The Path to Oikonomia with Jesus Christ as Our Lighthouse: Christian Stewardship in the Scriptures and Church Fathers'. Book presentation by author Dr. John G. Panagiotou in the Garden at Pauline Books and Media in Charleston, South Carolina. Purchase a copy of the book from Amazon Global Source:

The Resurrection of the St. John Jacob Romanian Orthodox Monastery

St. John Jacob Romanian Orthodox Monastery - 22/4/21 "An amazing story of how fasting and praying really helps" The absolutely incredible story of the Saint John Jacob Romanian Orthodox Monastery goes back one century ago. Around 1917, Constantin Corlățeanu, feeling sombre because he had no news from his son Ștefan, who was fighting in the war abroad, ...