Briefing on ‘Persecution of Christians in Africa’ by OCP Secretary Published in Four Languages by I A O

OCP News Service - 17/8/21 Global: The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) has published a briefing on 'Persecution of Christians in Africa - A Brief Overview' by George Alexander, the acting secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society in their latest international bulletin (pages 91 and 92). The briefing is published in English, Greek, Russian and ...

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 ...

Christians in Africa Face Severe Persecution as Islamic State Seeks Resurgence

A special report by G A - OCP News Service - 18/5/21 Africa: Christians in Africa face severe persecution from various radical Islamic terrorist groups. One of the world's most destructive and dangerous terrorist groups ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) might be defeated in the Middle East. However, their affiliates are growing in various ...

Seven Bishops Ordained for the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria

Amir Ramzi (OCP Delegate of Alexandria and Egypt) - OCP News Service - 7/3/21 Cairo-Egypt: Seven new Bishops were ordained by Pope Tawadros II for the Coptic Orthodox Church on Sunday 7th of March 2021. A large number of faithful and Prelates took part in the consecration ceremony. The details of the newly ordained Prelates are ...

Construction of Doha’s (Qatar) First Ethiopian Orthodox Church Begins

Menetasnot Desta (Delegate of the Horn of Africa and Head of Ethiopian Affairs) - OCP News Service - 24/01/21 Doha-Qatar: The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has commenced the construction of the first-ever Church building in Qatar. An agreement was signed between the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Al-Khalij Constructions in the presence of the ambassador's of Ethiopia and ...

Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany (Timkat) – 2021

Menetasnot Desta (Delegate of the Horn of Africa and Head of Ethiopian Affairs) -OCP News Service - 20/01/2021 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church celebrates the annual commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ (worldwide)e in colourful public festivity for three consecutive days from 18th January to 20th January 2021. Celebrations also took place in ...

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Tigray – A Sheep Between the Hyenas

Menetasnot Desta (Delegate of the Horn of Africa and Head of Ethiopian Affairs) -OCP News Service - 17/01/21 Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: The “great reformation” in the former ruling party Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), resulted in confrontations between the Tigray’s People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and others three ethnic-based member parties of the EPRDF (that collectively forms ...

Webinar on Faith, Human Psychology and Domestic Violence: Some Ethnographic Insights

Eventbrite - 4/10/2020 Register for the upcoming webinar on 'Faith, Human Psychology and Domestic Violence: Some ethnographic Insights' by Dr Romina Istratii (SOAS University of London). REGISTER HERE Date And Time Thu, 15 October 2020 15:30 – 17:00 IST Add to Calendar This webinar will explore how do religious beliefs, human psychology and domestic violence intersect? About this Event How do religious beliefs, human ...

“We are not Happy with the Greek Orthodox Leadership, and Tribalism in Uganda, and in Africa. We Need Help” – Ugandan Orthodox Christians 

OCP News Service - 26/5/2020 An interview with Catechist Wanjala Emmanuel on the internal crisis in the Ugandan Orthodox Church. Interviewed by George Alexander, Secretary of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society.  Edited by L.J. Can you brief us a little about yourself? My name is Wanjala Emmanuel, thirty-seven years old and I am a Ugandan by Nationality. I ...

Development Meets Theology: Contextualizing non-western Christian missions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

Decolonial Subversions - OCP News Service - 22/3/2020 Global: Download the details of the call for the new paper from Decolonial Subversions titled 'Development meets theology: Contextualising non-western Christian missions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East '. Editor: Dr. Romina Istratii Contributors: Academics and researchers, missionaries (female and male), Church leaders, clergy and FBO representatives Visit - Decolonial Subversions ...

Christians Butchered in Nigeria and Burkina Faso

OCP News Service - 30/12/2019 Africa: The Islamic State in Nigeria killed eleven Christians in response to the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The killing took place in the north-eastern Borno State. A video was released on the 26th of December 2019. Under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari, the Preseindt of Nigeria, atrocities against ...

Patriarch Irinej: Let us Guard our Faith and Live in Love

Church of Serbia - 26/10/18 The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church told his compatriots in Africa: "Your Church is taking care of you. Save what is most important - Orthodox faith. Let's leave aside some of the things that may disturb our relations, but let us implement what is eternal - gift and blessing of ...

African King from Ivory Coast Baptized into the Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service - 8/6/18 Ivory Coast- One of the African King's from the Ivory Coast (Tribal King Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais of the Krou chieftains in Côte d’Ivoire) was received into the Orthodox Church by the name David on 7/6/18. The King was baptized at the Holy Monastic Republic of Mount Athos. The King traveled ...

Humanitarian Purposes Driven By Faith

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Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 2/2/18 President Trump’s move against refugees was not positively received by the American Orthodox Church, as stated by Laurie Goodstein in the New York Times. The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump signed an executive order to deport undocumented immigrants as well as turn away refugees. ...

556 baptized in Congo in two days

Orthochristian.com - 22/1/18  Another mass Baptism was celebrated recently in the Metropolis of Katanga (Congo), in the city of Kolwezi, uniting 556 people to the Body of Christ in the Holy Orthodox Church, reports Romfea. During a two-day official public holiday, all the catechumens of the city of Kolwezi, in the south of the country near the border of ...

The Malankara House consecrated in Ireland

Anish John - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church - 12/12/17 Ireland: Malankara House is a remarkable milestone for Indian Christians in Ireland and the whole of Indian Orthodox Malankara Church. The House was consecrated by His Grace Mar Themotheos Mathews- Metropolitan of UK, Europe and Africa of the Malankara Orthodox Church. The Malankara House accommodates: 1. St.Gregorios Oratory, ...

“We bear the responsibility of a watchman” – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán´s Speech on Christian Persecution

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Manfred K. Böhm -OCP News Service - 14/10/17 Full Text of the Speech here: Rüsselsheim - Germany : At a meeting on the International Consultation on Christian Persecution at Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary delivered a speech in which he called on all Christians to preserve and protect the persecuted Christian communities. “We bear the ...

Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Patriarchate of Pec and Dechani

Church of Serbia - 28/9/17 His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, visited the monasteries of the Pec Patriarchate and Dechani on Kosovo and Metochia on 26 September 2017. The Primates of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Serbian Orthodox Church were accompanied by Their Eminences ...

The Sanctuary Chapel for “Ark of the Covenant” Ethiopia Tour – May 2017

Bomani Tyehimba - September 2017 Bomani in Ethiopia on an incredible 7 city tour May 7-14, 2017. This journey includes Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela, Shashamene and Hawassa. Let’s start working more towards empowering and being a part of the growth of Africa. Source:

The Alexandrian Library opens its doors

Alexandrian Patriarchate - March 2017 On 22nd March 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Conference Centre of the Patriarchal Library within the Patriarchal Mansion, the Association of Alexandrian Scientists, who were visiting the Patriarchate for the first time. Present at the event were the Consul General of ...