Patriarch Daniel sends condolences to Serbian Holy Synod after repose of Patriarch Irinej

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 21/11/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel expressed his ‘deep sorrow’ to the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church after the repose of Patriarch Irinej on Friday. Calling the Serbian Patriarch ‘a venerable and well-known personality of contemporary Orthodoxy,’ Patriarch Daniel prays for the rest of his soul among the righteous ‘in ...

Holy Synod of the Romanian Church Recommends Intensification of Activities Dedicated to Families

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 2/10/2020 During its working session on Tuesday, the Holy Synod recommended to the parishes of the Romanian Orthodox Church to intensify the activities dedicated to families. It urged the believers to cultivate Christian education and philanthropic spirit in their families and society through prayer and good deeds. Press release: New decisions ...

New Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church : Communique

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 22/7/2020 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session at the Patriarch Teoctist Aula Magna of the Palace of the Patriarchate, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. On July 11, 2020, the Metropolitan Synod of the Metropolis of Moldavia and ...

Statement of Russian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod Concerning Decision of Turkish Authorities to Change Status of Hagia Sophia

Patriarchia  - 19/7/2020 At its session held on July 16-17, 2020, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church adopted a statement concerning the decision of Turkey’s authorities to change the status of Hagia Sophia. The text of the statement is given below. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its profound regret over the ...

Serbian Patriarchal Appeal to Turkey Over Hagia Sophia

Church of Serbia - 14/7/2020 Appeal to Turkey There is hardly anyone in the civilised world not knowing of Hagia Sophia, a magnificent and unique church, at a time the most important church of the entire Christian world, both in the East and in the West. It is also generally known that Hagia Sophia was the Christian ...

OCP Chairman Express Solidarity with Serbian Orthodox Christians in Montenegro

OCP News Service - 16/5/2020 Kerala-India: The letter delivered from the desk of Mr. George Joseph (the Chairman of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society) to the Serbian Church in response to the alarming situation in Montenegro.  His Holiness Irinej Patriarch of Serbia Metropolitan Amfilohije Radović of Montenegro and the Littoral, and Venerable Members of the Bishops' Council Respected Your Holiness, His Grace Metropolitan Amfilohije and Venerable Members of the Holy Synod We ...

Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on COVID- 19

Church of Serbia - 21/3/2020 Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church has been closely and carefully following up the daily news and statements of those in charge of the Church, the State, and the medical profession about the increasing spread coronavirus infection that ...

Communique – Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Church of Serbia - 6/1/2020 Press Release While preparing to celebrate the radiant Feast of the Nativity of Christ, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, under presidency of His Holiness the Serbia Patriarch Irinej, held a session at the Patriarchal Court in Belgrade, on January 4, 2020, with participation of the hierarchs who ...

Serbian Church Slams ‘Proposed Law on Religion’ in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 27/12/2019 Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church As regards the latest developments in Montenegro relating to the announced adoption of the draft Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Legal Status of Religious Communities, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church hereby expresses its support ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Chairs Joint Session of the Holy Synod and the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church – First in a Hundred Years

Patriarchia.ru - 27/1`2/2019 On the 25th of December 2019, in the Red Hall of the Cathedral of Christ, the Saviour in Moscow, a joint session of the Holy Synod and the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The Primate of the ...

Ethiopian Church Announce Emergency Funds For Oromia Region   

Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - OCP News Service - 7/11/2019 Press release from the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Addis Ababa-Ethiopia - The press release was presented by the Co-Patriarch of the Church - His Holiness Abune Mathias. The press release acknowledged the Nobel Prize awarded to the Ethiopian Prime Minister ...

Russian Church to Stop Commemorating Greek Prelates Who Commemorate or Recognize Ukrainian Non-canonical Schismatics

Patriarchia.ru - 21/10/19 On 17th October 2019, during a session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, a statement was adopted concerning the situation that arose in the Greek Orthodox Church after it convened on 12th October 2019 the extraordinary Council of Hierarchs on the Ukrainian church issue (Minutes No. 125). Members of the Holy Synod of ...

Saint Sava’s Testament: 800th Anniversary of Autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church Celebrated in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 12/10/2019 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic respectively were awarded the Order of Saint Sava of the first degree by the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Serbian Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad ...

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarchate Slams Relentless Attack on Churches and the Faithful

The Church of St.Tekle Haimanot in South Gondar zone was recently gutted by fire.

Deacon Solomon Kibriye – Chief Editor of Ethiopian Affairs - OCP News Service - 6/9/19 Special Courtesy -  Archdeacon Tesfa Michael Willaims  Photo courtesy - Ethiopia: On Monday September 2, 2019, the Standing Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, in an emergency meeting, has called a plenary session of the Holy Synod on Thursday September 5th in ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Situation in Montenegro

Patriarchia.ru - 7/8/19 The statement was adopted at the session of the Holy Synod on July 9, 2019 (min. 71). The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses profound concern over the worsening situation with the dioceses of the Serbian Patriarchate in the territory of Montenegro where during several years the unity of Orthodoxy has been suffering from ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Montenegro

Church of Russia - 16/7/19 Russian Synod issues statement in support of persecuted Serbian Church in Montenegro The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its deep concern at the deterioration of the situation with the dioceses of the Serbian Patriarchate on the territory of Montenegro, where the unity of Orthodoxy has suffered for many years ...

Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East in Erbil – April 2019

Assyrian Church of the East - 14/5/19 On Monday 13 May 2019 the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East commenced its deliberations in the city of Ankawa, Erbil under the presidency of His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch and prelates of the Assyrian Church of the East. The commencement of the Synod was ...

“No Division within the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church” – Bishop Anba Suriel

Bishop Anba Suriel - 14/3/19 "We have read on social media concerning rumors that say that there is a division within the Holy Synod and that some bishops are plotting to overthrow His Holiness Pope Tawadros II. As a member of the Holy Synod, I have not heard of any such talk and it has no ...

THE VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF ROMANIA

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 30/11/8 From Thursday, November 13/29, 2018, to Saturday, November 18/ December 1, 2018, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos will be on a visit to Romania as a guest of His Beatitude the Patriarch of Romania Daniel, in order to officiate the co-celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the ...

The Official Response of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Concerning the Ethiopian Monastery of Deir El-Sultan

Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams  – (News Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)OCP News Service – 05/11/18 Special Courtesy –  Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)  As a result of the decisions made during the bi-annual plenary meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, on Monday the 29th of October, to respond to the situation ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/18 The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia communicates to the plenitude of her clergy and faithful, and to her fellow Orthodox Christians throughout the world, her profound sorrow at the uncanonical undertakings perpetrated ...