Malankara Nasranis Celebrate 109th Anniversary of the Establishment of Catholicate in India

OCP News Service - 15/9/21 Kottayam-Kerala-India: The Nasrani faithful of the Malankara Church (Indian Orthodox Church) celebrates the 109th anniversary of the establishment of Catholicate in India (Malankara). The Catholicate was established on the 15th of September 1912 in a ceremony held at the St. Mary's Orthodox Church under the auspicious of Patriarch Abdedmassiah, Metropolitan Vattaserril ...

Metropolitan Seraphim Felicitates Fr Koshy and Artist Deepthi

L.J. Chief Editor, OCP News Service - 1/9/21 BENGALURU, India: Metropolitan Abraham Seraphim of Bangalore of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, was the chief celebrant at the 25th sacerdotal anniversary of Fr Koshy Thomas, Vicar, St Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Vijayanagar, Bengaluru. Dr Mar Seraphim also led the Holy Eucharist at the church on August 29 which was ...

India Hands Over the Relics of Orthodox Saint Queen Ketevan to Georgia

OCP News Service - 10/07/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: On behalf of the Government of India, the External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar handed over a part of the relics of the 17th century Saint Queen Ketevan to the Georgian authorities (David Zalkaliani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia) on the 9th of July 2021. The relic was handed ...

“The Future of the Russian Orthodox Mission in India is Promising” – Fr. Clement Nehamaiyah

OCP News Service - 17/01/21 An exclusive interview with Fr. Clement Nehamaiyah of the Russian Orthodox Church in India.  Please provide us with your background. What motivated you to enter the Russian Orthodox Church? Well, I am the rector of the Life-Giving Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. In 2018, by the blessing of H.H. Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia I was appointed for this task. I am also looking after the Orthodox communities around Chandrapur and in Mumbai. The quest for the true faith ...

Catholicos-Moopan Releases ‘Legacy of a Plastic Surgeon’, a book on Dr Chona Thomas, and hails him as a ‘forerunner in diverse fields’

L.J - Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 16/01/21 KOTTAYAM, India: His Holiness Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos-Moopan, Malankara Metropolitan and the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, has hailed eminent plastic surgeon Dr Chona Thomas Kalluthundil’s contribution towards making a big impact as an Orthodox member and forerunner in diverse fields. “You have made a ...

‘Meltho 2021’, Bangalore Diocese Convention, from Feb 18-20 as Annual Calendar Released by Met. Seraphim

L J - Chief Editor – OCP News Service - 4/1/2020 BENGALURU, India: Metropolitan Abraham Seraphim of Bengaluru Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, has launched the Meltho calendar for 2021 at St Thomas Orthodox Mahaedavaka, Bangalore East, during the diocese assembly. The occasion also saw the 51st birthday celebrations of the Metropolitan on December 28 ...

Met. Yulios to Ordinate Fr Philipose to Monkhood on Nov 20

L.C- Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 12/11/2020 AHMEDABAD, India: HG Dr Geevarghese Yulios, Metropolitan, Ahmedabad Diocese & Assistant Metropolitan, Kunnamkulam Diocese, of Indian Orthodox Church, will lead the ordination ceremony of Fr Philipose Abraham (Fr Reju) to monastic life on Friday, November 20, 2020. The Holy Ordination to the order of monk or Dayaroyuso (Ramban) ceremony ...

Quinquennial Anniversary of the Historic Meeting Between the OCP Delegation and Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

OCP News Service - 26/10/2020 Kerala-India: This year (2020), marks the 5th anniversary of the historic meeting between Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Society) delegation and His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch at Puthencruz, Malankara. OCP representation was the first-ever Pan-Orthodox delegation to meet Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, on 7th February 2015. OCP ...

STOTS Offer Free Online Copies of ‘Sahayatra Orthodox’ Christian Magazine

STOTS - 5/10/2020  Download the Free PDF Copy of the Magazine here (Volume 19, Issue 1) The magazine of the St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur, India is now available for free download.  The quarterly magazine – SAHAYATRA published from St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur has been successfully enlightening its readers with thought-provoking insights since the last many ...

Men of God and Charity – Patriarch Daniel and Catholicos-Moopan Marthoma Paulose II

George Alexander - OCP Articles - (OCP News Service) - 8/9/2020 ‘Two continents, two ancient Christian Orthodox communities, two Christian leaders, two Men of God and Charity’. The approach of philanthropy by the primates of the Romanian and Indian Churches need not require a scientific analysis due to the plain and simple essence they practice in alms-giving. ...

Patriarch Irinej, Catholicos Marthoma Paulose II Celebrate Birthdays

OCP News Service - 30/8/2020 The Orthodox Christian Primates of the Serbia and India celebrate their birthdays during the last Quarter of August 2020. His Holiness Irinej – Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch celebrated the 90th birthday on the 28th of August 2020. He was officially positioned as the 45th ...

An Orthodox Christian Artist Sketches Metropolitan Yulios Using Coffee Art

L. J. Chief Editor – OCP News Service - 16/7/2020 BENGALURU, India: Coffee art has found a new patron in Deepthi Jiji Mathew, the talented artiste who is on a sketching spree of Indian Orthodox churches and its metropolitans. With timely encouragement from her spiritual father, HG Dr Abraham Seraphim, Deepthi has now completed a sketch of ...

Talented Artiste Deepthi Says Sketching Met. Seraphim’s Portrait Gave Her ‘Immense Joy’

L.J - Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 4/7/2020 BENGALURU, India: Deepthi Jiji Mathew, the spiritual daughter of HG Dr Abraham Seraphim, Bengaluru Diocese Metropolitan, Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church, could not have asked for more to boost her spirits. Young and talented Deepthi’s sketch of the young Metropolitan in black and white now shows up as ...

Metropolitan Seraphim Says Role of ‘Holy Spirit’ Crucial Towards Completing Holy Sacrament Ceremonies

L.J - Chief Editor – OCP News Service - 27/6/2020 #Reiterates call for dress code in church during Holy Liturgy #Banning or limit use of smartphones during sacramental services #Suggests youngsters take forward the role of God Father/Mothers BENGALURU, India: Bemoaning lack of necessary preparation during holy sacraments of service, HG Dr. Abraham Seraphim, Bengaluru Diocese Metropolitan, Indian (Malankara) ...

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Encyclical of the Great Lent – 2020

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 2/3/2020 We extend our apostolic benediction, benevolent prayers and greetings to our brethren, His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicos of India, and their Eminences the Metropolitans; our spiritual children: Very Reverend Corepiscopoi, Reverend priests, monks, nuns and deacons and the entire blessed Syriac Orthodox people throughout the world. May the divine ...

Tension in India’s Karnataka, as Hindu Organisations Oppose Installation of Statue of Christ

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Sputniknews - 15/1/2020 New Delhi (Sputnik): In 2008, Karnataka state had witnessed anti-Christian violence as many radical Hindu groups allegedly attacked Christian schools, homes, and churches. In 2011, reports on the attack were released which found, that it was pre-planned by the then ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state. Several Hindu nationalist organizations like ...

OCP ‘Petition on Eastern Catholics’ Forwarded to the Congregation for the Oriental Churches

OCP News Service - 12/12/2019 DOWNLOAD PCPCU Petition in PDF Format Global: Our Europen sources have informed that the petition filed by the Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society on the Eastern Catholic Rites in India has been forwarded to the Congregation for the Oriental Churches from the Office of Cardinal Kurt Koch – President of the Pontifical Council ...

Subramanian Swamy Slams Vatican For Gross Interference 

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OCP News Service - 6/12/2019 India: Subramanian Swamy, the senior politician, economist, and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) MP (Member of Parliament) slammed the Vatican for interfering in Indian affairs. Swamy is not happy with the fact that the Vatican still decides Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in India. Swamy tweeted that ' Large number of Social ...

Catholicos Officially Launch Book on ‘Malankara Church’ by Rohit Gupta

OCP News Service - 11/9/2019 Mount Abu- Rajasthan, India - His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas, Malankara Metropolitan, Moopan and Chief Custodian of the Malankara Nazaranieth and the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church officially launched the book titled ‘‘Malankara Orthodox Church – Everything About the Indian ...

OCP Secretariat Files Petition to the Vatican Over Eastern Catholic ‘Activities’ in India

OCP News Service – 3/7/19 DOWNLOAD PCPCU Petition in PDF Format Global: The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) has petitioned the Vatican over the ‘activities’ of the Eastern Catholic Uniate Rites in India. The petition consists of a number of important concerns over the 'aggressive ecclesiastical activities' of the two Uniate Rites. The Secretariat ...

‘Follow Christ’s Divine Vision’ – Stated Catholicos at the Launch of the Nagpur STOTS Silver Jubilee Celebrations

L C N - Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 26/6/19 KOTTAYAM, Kerala, India: ‘The foundation of a church is based upon the purity of life led by the clergy, their vision, purity, and knowledge and how it is imparted. They should follow and spread Christ’s divine vision amidst the present widespread use of social ...