Blessings from the Bulgarian Church on the 123rd Anniversary of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA) : Patriarch Meets General Director

OCP News Service - 20/2/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: On February 16, the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (the national news agency of Bulgari) marked 123 years since its establishment. The anniversary was marked with a festive water dedication at the National Press Club of the Agency at the invitation of the newly elected director Kiril Valchev, who assumed charge of ...

Polish Orthodox Church Initiates Training on “Personal Data Protection”

OCP News Service - 20/2/21 Warsaw-Poland: A training was held for the Diocesan Inspectors on "Personal Data Protection" was held, on the 18th of February 2021, at the Orthodox Culture Center in Warsaw. Fr. Prot. Dr Andrzej Lewczak, Chief Church Inspector for Personal Data Protection Chaired the training session. The trianing was attended by: Fr. Prot. ...

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel meets with President Klaus Iohannis

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 20/2/21 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church met with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting took place around 13:00 p.m. at the Patriarchal Residence. No public details were provided about the talks. “It was a normal visit at the beginning of the year, ...

Man sanctifies the place: How Romanians transformed a warehouse into a church in Italy

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 20/2/21 An Orthodox service was served for the first time in the Romanian Church in Montichiari, Italy, on Tuesday evening, February 9. Dean Rev. Gelu Porumb, the parish priest Gabriel Pandrea and several other clerics officiated the Lesser Sanctification of Waters and the Mystery of Unction, the Romanian Diocese of ...

His Holiness Porfirije, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch enthroned

Church of Serbia - 20/2/21 The bells of the Cathedral church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade rang at 11.25 am, indicating that the 46th head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Porfirije, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and the Serbian Patriarch was enthroned. PHOTO GALLERY 1 ,    PHOTO GALLERY 2 The solemn act of enthronement ...

The “Artsakh Outreach Project” of the Armenian Church Continue to Support People in Need

Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland - 20/2/21 The Artsakh Outreach project, implemented by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and its dioceses, has to continue with the continuous fundraising efforts by Armenians worldwide. The aggression against Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and Armenia, launched by Azerbaijan, Turkey and international terrorist ...

Institute of Sacred Arts Launches “Luminous” Podcast

SVOTS - 20/2/21 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] Listen in on conversations with inspired and inspiring people as The Institute of Sacred Arts (ISA) at St. Vladimir’s Seminary launches its new podcast, Luminous: Conversations on Sacred Arts. The first episode, "Music in the Natural World" with musician, author, and philosopher David Rothenberg is available now at instituteofsacredarts.com/luminous. Click here to listen. "Our tradition ...

Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb Elected New Serbian Patriarch

OCP News Service - 18/2/21 Belgrade-Serbia: Metropolitan Porfirije Perić of Zagreb and Ljubljana has been elected as the 46th Patriarch of the Serbian Church. Election results were declared on the even of 18th February 2021 at the end of the Holy Bishops Council that was held at the Saint Sava Cathedral. Metropolitan Porfirije was born "Prvoslav Perić" ...

Venerable Elder Mathew Proceeds to Choose the Name of the News Serbian Patriarch

OCP News Service - 18/2/21 Belgrade Serbia: The Orthodox Church Youtube Community channel reports that Venerable Elder Mathew, escorted by the Patriarchal subdeacons, has entered the Cathedral (Belgrade time 15:31) to choose the name of the new Serbian Patriarch (placed in sealed covers inside the Gospel book). Source: OCP News Service

A Prayerful Beginning to the Holy Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 18/2/21 Belgrade-Serbia: The Holy Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church began with the Hierarchical Liturgy, presided by  Metropolitan Chrysostom of Dabro-Bosnia in the Memorial Church of Saint Sava in Vracar to elect the new Primate of the Church. An official press release will be issued after the election of the new ...

The Council of Bishops of the Serbian Church Begins at the Cathedral of Saint Sava

OCP News Service - 18/2/21 Belgrade-Serbia: The Holy Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church has begun with the  Hierarch'ial Liturgy, presided by the Metropolitan Chrysostom of Dabro-Bosnia at the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Vracar,  at 9 am Serbian time. The Council will elcet the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in due ...

Communique Regarding the Election of the New Serbian Patriarch

Church of Serbia - 18/2/21 The Holy Assembly of Bishops for the election of a new Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church will commence at the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral in the Vracar district at 9 a.m. with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which will be officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, chairman of the ...

Bishop Lavrentije (Trifunovic) Hospitalized

Church of Serbia - 18/1/21 His Grace Bishop Lavrentije (Trifunovic), competent Bishop of Sabac Diocese and the administrator of the Valjevo Diocese, was hospitalized in the morning today, at the Clinical Center of Serbia in Belgrade. Given this circumstance, tomorrow's meeting of the Holy Assembly of Bishops will be chaired by His Grace  Bishop Vasilije of Srem. The ...

THE FEAST OF SAINT SIMEON THE GOD-RECEIVER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 18/2/21 On Tuesday, 3/16 February 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of Saint Simeon the God-receiver. On this feast, the Church and especially the Church of Jerusalem commemorates the co-operation of Saint Simeon in the mission of God’s Providence for our salvation. Saint Simeon was a righteous and holy man, who lived on ...

The Coptic Orthodox Church Marks ‘Contemporary Martyrs Day’

Coptic Orthodox Church UK - Media and Communications Office - 18/2/21 The Coptic Orthodox Church marks ‘Contemporary Martyrs Day’, convened by HE Archbishop Angaelos, with Messages from His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, and His Holiness Pope Francis, and addresses by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Koch, Fiona Bruce MP, The Bishop of Truro, and a panel ...

The Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade Awarded the Sretenje Order of the first degree

Church of Serbia - 17/2/21 On the occasion of Statehood Day, the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic decorated the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade with the Sretenje Order of the first degree. On February 15, 2021, on the occasion of the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia, the President ...

Christian Fired From Job in Sweden for Refusing to Remove His Cross 

OCP News Service - 16/02/21 Sweden: Varldenidag reported that an Assyrian Christian lost his job since he refused to take off his Cross. 28-year-old George Tannouri lost his job because he did not want to take off the cross he was wearing around his neck. His company (Ingram Micro) believes that hanging objects are a security ...