Serbian Orthodox Bishop Nikanor of Banat Rejects Pope’s Easter Offer

June 2015 Read Original Serbian Version here:  Serbia: Not long ago, pope Francis said that all Christians should celebrate Easter on the same day. His Grace Nikanor  - Bishop of Banat  ( Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate) said that "When he (Pope) repents for everything what his predecessors have done and for producing schism in the Church, then we shall talk. What ...

Suspect in Kodiak cathedral attack in custody; donations being accepted

Fr. Innocent blesses cathedral interior before services on Thursday, June 11.

KODIAK, AK [OCA] - June 2015 A 21-year-old man apprehended leaving Holy Resurrection Cathedral here on the evening of Wednesday, June 10, 2015, has been charged with felony charges of Burglary II and three counts of Criminal Mischief III. The suspect allegedly broke a dozen windows and desecrated the altar and numerous interior appointments—including the skufia, wrought ...

Assyrian Bishop Mar Emmanuel Yosip of Canada Earns Doctorate from the University of Toronto

Assyrian Church of the East - June 2015 Congratulations to His Grace Mar Emmanuel Yosip, Bishop of Canada of the Assyrian Church of the East who this week received a PhD in Syriac Studies from the University of Toronto. His dissertation is entitled 'The Book of Resh Melle By Yohannan Bar Penkaye: An Introduction to the ...

Kodiak’s Holy Resurrection Cathedral vandalized

Kodiak

OCA- June 2015 At 8:19 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Archpriest Innocent Dresdow was startled to receive a call from Kodiak Police Dispatch.  Asked to meet police officers at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, he was told not to go into or near the church, as it was “an active crime scene.” “I arrived on ...

G.R.O.W. Women’s Ministry Conference Meets at St. Vladimir’s

Conference attendees with clergy and hierarchs

April- May 2015 On April 18, the annual One Day Conference for G.R.O.W. (God Renewing Orthodox Women) Ministry convened on the campus of St. Vladimir's Seminary in Yonkers, NY. This was the fourth diocesan conference hosted by G.R.O.W., the young women's ministry of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Women from Virginia ...

Palm Sunday Pilgrimage in Bucharest – 2015

On 4 April 2015, thousands of faithful and 750 priests participated in the traditional Palm Sunday pilgrimage unfolded in Bucharest. Blessing of the willow branches and beginning of the pilgrimage The pilgrimage began at Radu Voda Monastery, after the Vesper service celebrated at 14.30 hours in the church monastery of Bucharest founded by prince Radu. To end ...

Holy Synod of Bishops concludes spring session

Holy Synod

March 2015The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held its spring session at the Chancery here March 17-20, 2015.The session was chaired by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who in his opening remarks thanked the members of the Holy Synod, the Chancery staff, and those who facilitate the Church’s boards, committees, commissions ...

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury offer their support for the ‘When Left Behind’ appeal launched by His Grace Bishop Angaelos for the families of Coptic Christians brutally murdered in Libya in February 2015

Coptic Orthodox Church UK Media and Communications Office Coptic Orthodox Church (Europe) Media and Communications Office 6/3/15 London: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales wrote personal letters of condolence to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark, and His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church ...

Courses of the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Institute continue in Phoenix

Church of Serbia - 20/2/15 His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America and St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona are host to this year's St. Sebastian and St. Mardarije Ecclesial Orthodox Institute which is being held in cooperation with the Clergy Brotherhood of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It officially began on Monday with registration ...

Sunday of Last Judgement at the Patriarchal Cathedral

On 15 February 2015, the Orthodox Church is on the Sunday Awful Judgement. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral. Besides His Beatitude, His Grace Ieronim Sinaitul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch and His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest con-celebrated ...

Ordination of Priests at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest

On February 10, the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenia, the sacrament of ordination and consecration of priests was offered in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin during the celebration of Divine Liturgy. The celebrant was His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan; ...

Bishop Nicholas Delivers Schmemann Lecture on the Ministry of St. Raphael

Bishop Nicholas offers the Schmemann Lecture at St. Vladimir

On January 30, 2015, His Grace Bishop Nicholas engaged his audience in a fascinating historical look at "The Life and Ministry of St. Raphael of Brooklyn" during the 32nd Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), ...

The Holy Synod Elected The Titular Hierarch For The Vacancy Of Bishop Of The Diocese Of Covasna And Harghita

PS Andrei

On 5 and 6 February 2015, the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church is taking place at the Patriarchal Residence, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. On the first day, after opening the session, the meeting of the Holy Synod for the election of the new Bishop of the ...

Saint Sava Academy in Vukovar

Januray 2015 In the full hall of the Croatian House in Vukovar, the central Diocesan Saint Sava Academy was held on 25 January 2015. Beside the competent Bishop, His Grace Lukijan, monks and priests, the Academy was attended by many high guests from the social and cultural life of the Serbs of the Diocese of Osek-Polje and ...

Eparchial Assembly of the Archdiocese of Bucharest

Today, 22 January 2015, the working session of the Eparchial Assembly of the Archdiocese of Bucharest was held at the Patriarchal Residence. The meeting was chaired by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. His Grace Varlaam Ploiesteanul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, His Grace Ieronim Sinaitul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, and ...

The Patriarch of Romania Enthroned the New Metropolitan of Banat

On 28 December 2014, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania enthroned, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Timisoara, His Eminence John Selejan as Archbishop of Timisoara and Metropolitan of Banat. On 16 December 2014, the Holy Synod elected His Eminence John Selejan as Archbishop of Timisoara and Metropolitan of Banat as a result of the vacancy ...

Te Deum On The First Day Of The Year At The Romanian Patriarchate

January 2015 According to the typicon, on the first day of the year, after the Divine Liturgy a thanksgiving service was celebrated for all the boons received last year. The Te Deum service was celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral by His Grace Ieronim Sinaitul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, assisted by a group of priests and ...

Forty two Congolese baptized into Orthodox Church

January 2015 On  24 December 2014, His Grace Panteleimon Bishop of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon, performed the baptisms of forty-five newly enlightened Congolese of all ages, coming from the three Parish Communities in Pointe-Noire, in the outdoor baptistery in the Holy Cathedral Church of St Dimitrios which is under construction in the city. Addressing the newly baptised brothers ...

The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest

Bp Paul

CHICAGO, IL [OCA] - December 2014 Clergy and faithful from parishes across the Midwest gathered at historic Holy Trinity Cathedral here on the morning of Saturday, December 27, 2014 for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, during which Bishop-Elect Paul [Gassios] was consecrated to the Episcopacy as Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest. Bishop-elect Paul, who ...

The Holy Synod Elected The Titular Hierarchs For The Vacancies Of Metropolitan Of Banat And Archbishop Of Roman And Bacau

On 16 and 17 December 2014, the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church is held at the Patriarchal Residence under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarchal Daniel. On the first day, after opening the session, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel chaired the working session of the Holy Synod for electing the titular ...

The Divine Liturgy And Te Deum At The Romanian Patriarchate To Open The Holy Synod Session

On Tuesday, 16 December 2014), the Divine Liturgy and the Te Deum were celebrated before opening the working session of the Holy Synod. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Andrei Fagarasanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Sibiu, assisted by a group of priests and deacons. Then, His Grace has also celebrated the Te Deum ...