The Enthronement of Catholicos-Mooppan Marthoma Mathews III of Malankara Held

OCP News Service - 16/10/21 Parumala-Kerala-India: The enthronement of the new Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, His Holiness Marthoma Mathews III (Catholicos-Mooppan) was held at St Peters and St Pauls Church at Parumala on the 15th of October 2021. Metropolitan Kuriakose Cleemism the senior Prelate of the Church presided over the enthronement ceremony.  He ...

The City of Bucharest, Romania – ‘Neither Here Nor in Jerusalem’ – New Short Film on Orthodox Christianity in Bucharest

OCP News Service - 14/10/21 Bucharest-Romania: Cypritic-USA Orthodox Priest Fr Panayiotis Papageorgiou, and his son Efstratios Papageorgiou, has released a new video on Orthodox Christianity in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, reports Basilica.ro. This film is part of a series titled 'Neither Here Nor in Jerusalem' a series on Orthodox Christianity in Europe, broadcasted by Trisagion ...

Descendant of Tsars Marries in Russian Soil Since Bolshevik Revolution

OCP News Service - 3/10/21 St Petersburg-Russia: Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov married Victoria Romanovna Bettarini at the St Issac Cathedral in St Petersburg on the 2nd of October 2021. This was the first Royal wedding ceremony that took place on Russian soil since the revolution in 1917. The wedding was officiated by Russian Orthodox priests. The ...

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 ...

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 Face of God’- Orthodox Christian Documentary Film on Climate Change Now Available

OCP News Service - 6/9/21 New York - USA: A new documentary cinema titled 'The Face of God' written and directed by Fr. Kaleeg Hainsworth is now available. Produced by Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration, this documentary explore an Orthodox Christian perspective on ecology, theology, sanctity, and asceticism in relation to natural world and climate change. The ...

Patriarch Porfirije and Metropolitan Joanikije II Dropped Off by Helicopter for the Enthronement Ceremony

OCP News Service - 6/9/21 Cetinje-Montenegro: Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia and Metropolitan Joanikije II of Montenegro were dropped off by helicopter on the loan of the historic Cetinje and were rushed into the building by security officers for the enthronement ceremony of the latter. The enthronement ceremony of Bishops Joanikije II as the Metropolitan of Montenegro and ...

The Seventh Enthronement Annivessery of Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine Celebrated

OCP News Service - 18/8/21 Kyiv- Ukraine: The seventh enthronement anniversary of Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) was held in Kyiv on the 17th of August 2021. As part of the celebration, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the main square of the Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk ...

Christian Orphanage Destroyed by Islamic Jihadists in Nigeria

OCP News Service - 12/08/2021 Lagos-Nigeria: According to a recent report by Religious Freedom Coalition, a Christian orphanage in Plateau State was attacked and destroyed by the radical Muslim Fulani Herdsmen on the 2nd of August 2021. Fortunately the inmates and staff were evacuated before the second attack and are safe. The orphanage needs heavy repair ...

Over 35000 Faithful Attend the 1033rd Anniversary Celebration of the Baptism of Russia

OCP News Service - 29/7/21 Kyiv-Russia: Over 35000 Faithful took part in the 1033rd Anniversary celebration of the Baptism of Russia (Kievan Rus'). Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine together with representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches, the episcopate and the clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church led the Great Procession in the city of ...

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: