Ukrainian Orthodox Church to Skip the Visit of Ecumenical Patriarch

OCP News Service - 29/7/21 Kyiv-Ukraine: Metropolitan Anthony of Borispol and Brovary, the Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), stated that there would be no representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at events attended by Patriarch Bartholomew. "We do not yet have an official program of the Turkish guest's stay (in Ukraine). But what we ...

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 ...

The Synod of Ecumenical Patriarchate to Discuss ‘the Significance of Medicine in the Fight Against the Pandemic’

OCP News Service - 28/7/21 Constantinople -Turkey: The next Synod of the Church of Constantinople will be held from the ist of to the 3rd of September 2021 at Phanar in Turkey. One of the key topics of discussion will be regarding the significant role played by medicines and vaccines in the fight against the pandemic. The ...

The Forty Seventh ‘Black Anniversary’ of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus Observed

OCP News Service - 28/7/21 Nicosia-Cyprus: The Church and Government of Cyprus observed the 47th 'Black Anniversary' of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus on the 20th July 2021. Special prayers were made by Archbishop Chrysostomos II at the Cathedral of Apostle Barnabaspresence of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis, the Speaker of ...

Lavrov Urge World Community For the Protection of Christians in Middle East and North Africa

OCP News Service - 27/7/21 Moscow - Russia: Sergei Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation has urged the world community to take constructive steps to protect Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. He was talking to the Rossiya-24 TV channel, reports TASS News Agency. Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate ...

The Destruction of Serbian Orthodox Churches in Kosovo – BIRN Report (July 2021)

OCP News Service - 27/7/21 Kosovo: The Balkan Insight has published a report on the pathetic conditions of the several Serbian Orthodox Churches in Kosovo. The article titled 'Enmity and Neglect Take Toll on Serb Churches in Kosovo' explains in detail the sad plight of Serbian Orthodox Churches in the Kosovo region. According to the report, several ...

Byzanfest Invites Submission of Short-films, Feature-lengths and Screenplays

OCP News Service - 27/7/21 USA: Byzanfest, invites submission for the 2021 Orthodox Film Festival. The festival is organised in collaboration with the St Katherine Orthodox university, California. Founded in 2014, Byzanfest is the international film festival of Orthodox Christian Cinema. It is the worlds only film festival exclusively dedicated to Orthodox Christian movies. Please visit the below ...

The Second Issue of the International Nikolai Studies Journal – Now Available

The Nicholai Studies Journal- OCP News Service – 26/7/2021 Belgrade-Serbia: The second issue of the Nicholai Studies Journal has been published. Digital copies can be accessed by visiting https://nicholaistudies.org/ The journal is available in English and in Serbian https://doi.org/10.46825/nicholaistudies/ns.2021.1. The Nicholai Studies: International Journal for Research of Theological and Ecclesiastical Contribution of Nicholai Velimirovich The Nicholai Studies ...

Moldovan Orthodox Church Launch “Help A Child Go To School” Campaign

OCP News Service - 26/7/21 Chisinau - Moldova: The Moldovan Orthodox Church has launched a Campaign to support disadvantaged children titled "Help a child to go to school" for the kids from socially vulnerable families in the country. The project will last from 15th of July 2021 to 31st of August 31, 2021. The Campaign is ...

Consecration of the Church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God (Kobylany) Held After Renovation

OCP News Service - 26/7/21 Warsaw-Poland: The consecration of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in Kobylany after the renovation was held on 18th July 2021. The parish church in Kobylany falls under the jurisdiction of the Terespol Deanery of the Diocese of Lublin-Chełm of the Polish Church. The consecration ceremony was performed ...

Orthodox Camp for Children Held at the Lopushan Monastery in Bulgaria

OCP News Service - 26/7/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: The second phase of the Orthodox children's camp held at the "St. John the Forerunner Lopushan Monastery of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has come to an end. Boys between the age of 17 and 14 were the participants of the camp. They also took part in the Holy Liturgy and ...

Serbian Patriarch receives Director of the Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and the Serbs in the region

Church of Serbia - 26/7/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received Director of the Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and the Serbs in the Region Mr. Arnaud Gouillon at the Patriarchate Palace in Belgrade on 21 July 2021. During the meeting with Director Gouillon, the primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church discussed projects that promote ...

Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood

OCP News Service - 25/7/21 Jerusalem-Holy Land: His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination on the 25th of July 25 2021. He was ordained a priest in 1971. Brief Biography From 1971 to 1972 His Beatitude was Vice Dean of the Armenian Theological Seminary. From 1972 to 1973 ...

An Online Session on ‘An Introduction to the Orthodox Christian World’ Held

OCP News Service - 25/7/21 Malankara-India: An online session titled 'An Introduction to the Orthodox Christian World' was delivered by Donn George Varghese (Director Dept. of Public Relations and Head of International Affairs of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society) on the 24th of July 2021, for the students and faculty of Chathanoor Sunday School District of the ...

Rift in Church of Cyprus Over Ukraine Deepens

OCP News Service - 25/7/21 Nicosia - Cyprus: The rift between Archbishop Chrysostom and seven bishops of the Holy Synod of Cyprotic Orthodox Church has further deepened over the recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU). Metropolitan Athanasius of Limassol, Neophyte of Morphia, Metropolitan Nikiforos of Kykkos, Metropolitan Isaiah of Tamasos, Bishop Nicholas of Amafunt, Bishop ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Visit USA and Cuba

OCP News Service - 25/7/21 Constantinople -Turkey: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will pay official visits to the United States of America in October 2021 and Cuba in November 2021. A special invitation was extended by the Cuban President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez to the Ecumenical Patriarch through the Cuban Ambassador in Turkey. The Patriarch will visit Havana on ...

The Vatican Owns More Than 5,000 Properties Worldwide- Report

OCP News Service - 25/7/21 Vatican City - Rome: The Vatican owns more than 5,000 properties states a new report. The Vatican for the first time revealed the details of its real estate holdings on the 26th of July 2021. Two documents were released on Saturday (1) a consolidated financial statement for 2020 for the Holy See ...

‘Saints of the British Isles Liturgical Project’ by the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe of ROCOR

OCP News Service - 25/07/21 UK: Saints of the British Isles Liturgical Project is managed by the Diocese of Great Britain and Western Europe of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia aims at publishing a central compendium of all liturgical texts for each of the Saints of the British Isles. The disease is seeking help from ...

Georgian Orthodox Church Slams TV Channels For ‘Aggressiveness’

OCP News Service - 24/7/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: The Georgian Orthodox Patriarchate slammed a number of TV channels stating that the Church has been under attack for a long time by certain forces. The Church also criticised foreign embassies, other organizations and political parties for propagating psychological violence, obstructing civil peace and attacks against the Church. The Church ...

Patriarch Daniel Decorated with the National Order of the Star by the President of Romania

OCP News Service - 24/7/21 Bucharest-Romania: President Klaus Iohannis of Romania decorated Patriarch Daniel of Romania with the National Order of the Star of Romania with the rank of Collar. The ceremony was held at the Cotroceni Palace on the 22nd of July 2021 on the birthday of Patriarch Daniel. During the award ceremony, the president congratulated ...