New Book – Women of the Catacombs: Memoirs of the Underground Orthodox Church in Stalin’s Russia

OCP News Service - 29/5/21 Purchase from Amazon here Global: Published by the Northern Illinois University Press, Women of the Catacombs provide a close analysis of the underground Orthodox Christian community and its priests in Russia during the Soviet era. The book is edited by Wallace L. Daniel with a preface by Archpriest Aleksandr Men. Roy R. Robson ...

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije Continues to Fight for the Rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Faithful People in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 29/5/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Zdravko Krivokapic, President of the Government of the Republic of Montenegro at the Serbian Patriarchate today, on 27 May 2021. The meeting was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, as well as Bishop Joanikije of ...

Irish Activist Adi Patricia Roche Decorated with the Highest Award of the Belarusian Orthodox Church 

OCP News Service - 27/5/21 Minsk-Belarus: Adi Patricia Roche, the notable Irish anti-nuclear advocate has been decorated with the order of the St Kirill Turovskiy, the highest award of the Belarusian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. The award was virtually bestowed upon Roche by Metropolitan Veniamin, of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, and the head ...

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, ...

Archbishop Ieronymos II Laments Schism in the Orthodox World : Hopes to Restore Communion

OCP News Service - 27/5/21 Athens-Greece: His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II, the Primate of the Church of Greece regrets the exiting schism in the Orthodox world that was formulated as a result of the granting of Ukrainian autocephaly by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. According to Sergei Gavrilov, the Chairman of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy (IOA), and State ...

Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church Convenes – May 2021

Church of Serbia - 27/5/21 Under the arches of the magnificent Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in the Vracar district on May 25, 2021, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, and with the participation of Their Eminences and Graces diocesan bishops, the working part of the session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops ...

Patriarch Porfirije: The essence of the Church as a Assembly is the Holy Liturgy in which we have shown unbreakable unity with Christ, but also unity among ourselves

Church of Serbia - 27/5/21 Christ is Risen! Your Eminences and Graces brothers hierarchs, brothers and sisters, the grace of the Holy Spirit gathered us today at the regular Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Councils and assemblies are a right but at the same time an obligation of us bishops. Of course, councils and councils are ...

Bangalore Diocese of the Malankara Church Donates 16000 Dollars For Poor Covid Patients

Deacon Job Sam Mathews - Bangalore Diocese of the Malankara Church - 26/5/21 Bengaluru-India: The Bangalore Diocese of the Malankara Church (Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) has become a role model by donating an amount of 12 Lakh rupees (16000 dollars) as a helping aid for the economically poor Covid infected Psychiatric patients of NIMHANS (National Institute ...

Salary Denied to Ugandan Orthodox Priests Amid Growing Protest

Wanjala Immanuel - OCP News Service Kampala-Uganda: In the month of March, a deanery meeting was conceived under the leadership of Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga. Sister Sovaria who was responsible for building a convent at Kiyindi in Buikwe District was also present for the occasion. One of the important agendas in the meeting was that of the ...

Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist Upgraded to a Shrine

OCP News Service - 25/5/21 Jerusalem-Holy Land: The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Jerusalem Patriarchate held on 24th May 20201, has decided to upgrade the Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist to a shrine by the name 'Pilgrimage Holy Monastery of Theophany'. This monastery is located on the East Bank of the Jordan River Source: OCP News ...

THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEW WING OF THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE’S ARCHIVES BUILDING

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/5/21 On Monday 11/24 May 2021, after the meeting of the Holy and Sacred Synod, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, accompanied by the Members of the Synod, observed the Service of the Blessing of the Water at the new wing of the Patriarchate’s Archives building, which was funded by the ...

Announcement from the Metropolitan Laurus Memorial Synodal Liturgical Music Commission

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/05/21 After lengthy consultations with epidemiologists, the administration of the Synodal Liturgical Music Commission decided to hold its Summer 2021 session in person. Due to complications brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, this year the school will be held ...

“Father of Romanian autocephaly” Bishop Melchisedec Ștefănescu could be canonized in 2025

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/6/21 On the 129th anniversary of Bp. Melchisedec’s repose, His Eminence Archbishop Ioachim of Roman and Bacău spoke about the possibility of his canonization in 2025, noting that the file for his canonization is being prepared. “May God vouchsafe this painting [of Bp. Melchisedec] to become an icon,” Archbishop Ioachim said after ...

Patriarch Daniel: It is men’s duty to appreciate the humble work of women who serve the family and the Church

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/5/21 The Myrrh-bearing women are icons of courage and “serve in humility and silence the holy work of Christ,” Patriarch Daniel said Sunday, May 16, 2021. They, like today’s Christian women, “are present discreetly, without pretending to be always appreciated, but it is the duty of all men and the whole ...

Participate in the Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey by the Assembly of Canonical Bishops

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America - 25/5/21 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America is conducting a Mental Health Needs Assessment survey to determine what resources are most relevant for the Orthodox faithful in this country. The survey is not a self-assessment but rather seeking to gather ...

Patriarch Porfirije: The Lord invites us to participate in our own spiritual healing

Church of Serbia - 25/5/21 Patriarch Porfirije: Do you want to be healthy? With these words, the Lord wants to awaken in the soul of a sick person, but also of each of us, what is important and necessary for us to participate in our own recovery and healing. On the fourth Sunday after Easter, on the ...

Announcement on the Annual Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation Lecture – Cyprus

OCP News Service - 22/5/21 Nicosia-Cyprus: The Annual Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation Lecture that was scheduled for May 27, 2021, in association with the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia in memory of Konstantinos Leventis is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The booklet of the lecture on the topic “The Cyprus Born Begetter of Desire: Ways of ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Fiathhful Ivan Mitzov Decorated with the Pro Cultura Minoritatum Hungarie Award

OCP News Service - 22/5/21 Budapest-Hungary: Mr. Ivan Mitzov, the trustee of St. Cyril and Methodius Bulgarian Orthodox church in Budapest was decorated with the 'Pro Cultura Minoritatum Hungarie' Award. He was given the award for his services to the Bulgarian Orthodox community in Hungary, and for his long-term work and contribution to the preservation of ...

Cooperation Between the Serbian Orthodox Church with the Ministry of Justice

Church of Serbia - 22/5/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch,  received  Maja Popovic, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on May 21, 2021. The meeting discussed further improvement of the cooperation of the Serbian Patriarchate with the Ministry of Justice. To that end, the need for additional affirmation ...

Patriarch Porfirije Opens the Memorial Room of the Late Patriarch Pavle in Rakovica Monastery

Church of Serbia - 22/6/21 Patriarch Porfirije: We follow the traces that Patriarch Pavle left us on the path that led our Church towards the living God, Christ our Savior, who is our faith and our hope and our love. Serbian Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose with his deeds obliged Serbs to remember him gladly and continue ...

Armenian Church of Canada and Canadian Council of Churches Submit Petition to PM Justin Trudeau for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Artsakh

OCP News Service - 22/5/21 Canada: A joint letter was submitted to the Canadian Prime Minister by the Armenian Diocese of Canada and co-signed by the members of the Canadian Council of Churches requesting the PM and the Government of Canada to take adequate measures in order to ensure security and for the preservation of Armenian ...