The 200th Anniversary of the Orthodox Church in Mielnik (Poland) Held

OCP News Service - 28/9/21 Warsaw-Poland: The 200th Anniversary of the Polish Orthodox Church in Mielnik (Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God) was held on the 21st of September 2021. Bishop Warsonofiusz of Siemiatycze presided over the ceremony during the celebration. A sermon was delivered by Fr. Eugeniusz Chodakowski. Earlier a conference was held ...

‘Claims by Constantinople to Special Privileges, Special Powers in the Orthodox Church, are Akin to the Papal Powers in the Roman Catholic Church’ – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

OCP News Service - 21/9/21 Moscow-Russia: “In recent years, we have encountered with the Patriarch of Constantinople’s claims to special privileges, special powers in the Orthodox Church, which are akin to the papal powers in the Roman Catholic Church”, stated Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the External Relation Department of the Moscow Patriarchate. He ...

Patriarch Kirill of Russia – the Only Religious World Leader Received by the President of China

OCP News Service - 10/9/21 Moscow- Russia: According to a recent report published by asianews.it, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian (primate of the Russian Orthodox Church) is the only world religious leader who have met the President of the People's Republic of China. This was mentioned in the report titled 'Moscow Patriarchate reaches out ...

Tikhvin Icon Consecrated for the Orthodox Church of Kazakhstan

OCP News Service - 18/8/21 Kazakhstan: A unique copy of the famous Tikhvin Icon of the Holy Theotokos was Consecrated for the Orthodox Church of Kazakhstan. The icon is written by Alexey Kuznetsov and Elena Evsina. The consecration was held at the Tikhvin Assumption Monastery in Russia by Metropolitan Alexander, the head of the Orthodox Church ...

Orthodox Church of Kazakhstan Honours Diplomats of the Russian Federation

OCP News Service - 6/8/21 Nur-Sultan-Kazakhstan - As part of strengthening the relations between the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Orthodox Church of Kazakhstan, the head of the consular department, Boychuk Ruslan Aleksandrovich, was awarded the Yntaly Kyzmet Ushin order (for Diligent Service) and the second secretary of the ...

Smear War in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Nadia Bazuk – (Editor of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Affairs) – OCP Articles – OCP News Service - 15/2/21 A Metropolitan’s private correspondence leaked. The ongoing infighting in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) led to a leak of the private correspondence of Metropolitan Olexandr Drabinko – an "autocephalist" Bishop, originally under the omophorion of Metropolitan of ...

Seminar for religious teachers in Sremski Karlovci

Church of Serbia - 05/02/21 With the blessing of the Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Deanery of Srem-Karlovci organized a seminar for religious teachers in the diocesan deaneries of Srem-Karlovci, Podunavlje, and Ruma on January 30, 2021. The seminar was designed and led by the protopresbyter-staurophor Dragomir Sando, Ph.D., who is the coordinator for religious education for the ...

Press Release Regarding the Statements of Bishop Grigorije

Church of Serbia - 14/1/21 The faithful people and the public on general were in the previous festal days, otherwise tormented by the epidemic and the suffering of people and their property by the earthquake in the Banija region, additionally confused by some statements of Bishop Grogorije of Dusseldorf and Germany, which are exclusive of a ...

Pompeo’s Visit Confirms “Meddling” by the U.S. in the Internal Affairs of Orthodox Church in Ukraine 

OCP News Service - 8/1/21 Kyiv-Ukraine: On the 3rd of January U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo tweeted that the US government would make sure to gather more international support for the recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), which was created by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The tweet was published after a meeting between ...

Statement of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon on Surge of COVID-19 Cases

Orthodox Church in America - SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 24/11/2020 To the Venerable Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, As you know, most parts of the world are currently experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States alone, there were over 184,000 ...

‘SVOTS Is A Place That Makes You Believe In Orthodox Unity: I’m So Proud And Humbled To Work for St. Vladimir’s’ – Subdeacon Alexander (Pradeep) Hatcher

Interviewed by Donn George Varghese (Editor of International Affairs) - OCP Articles - 20/10/2020 A brief chat with Subdeacon Alexander (Pradeep) Hatcher, Director of Communications at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS). Subdeacon, please provide a briefing about you and the background you hail from? I was born into a Malankara Orthodox family in Spokane, Washington in the Northwest ...

Former Primate of OCA – Metropolitan Theodosius Enters Eternal Rest 

OCP News Service - 19/10/2020 +Memory Eternal+ USA - The former head of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius, the retired Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All-America and Canada entered eternal rest on October 19, 2020, in Canonsburg, PA following an extended illness. Metropolitan Theodosius was the head of the OCA from 1977. The ...

Special Prayers Offered for Armenian and Artsakh Forces by the Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service - 29/9/2020 Yerevan-Armenia: The Armenian Orthodox Church offered special prayers for the Armenian and Artsakh forces on September 27, in the St. Trdat Open Air Altar at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The prayer was offered in the context of the ongoing conflict in the region of  Nagorno-Karabakh between the Armenian and ...

The First Church Dedicated to the Martyrs of Jasenovac Consecrated

Church of Serbia - 14/9/2020 On Sunday, August 31/13 September 2020, when the Orthodox Church celebrates the Synaxis of Serbian Saints and the Memorial of the Martyrs of Jasenovac, in the Monastery of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, in Jasenovac, in the Diocese of Slavonia, the Serbian church dedicated to the Holy New Martyrs ...

Conversion of the Chora Orthodox Church into Mosque – Statement from George Joseph – Chairman of the OCP Society

OCP News Service - 22/8/2020 A Statement from George Joseph – Chairman of the OCP Society on the conversion of the Orthodox Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora into a mosque by the Turkish authorities.  The Chora Orthodox Church in Turkey Converted to Mosque The Chora Church -Museum is situated in the Edirnekapı quarter (district of Fatih) ...

Remembering Fr. John Meyendorff

SVOTS - 24/7/2020 We remember our beloved Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (Feb. 17, 1926–July 22, 1992). There is so much that could be written about his legacy, but our academic dean, Dr Ionut Alexandru Tudorie—a Church historian like Fr. John—offers a fine summary of Fr. John’s immense contributions: Father John Meyendorff, former dean (1984-1992) and professor of patristics and Church ...

Information on the OCU-UGCC Merger: a Trial Balloon or “Overton Window”?

The OCU and the UGCC are getting closer. Photo: UOJ

UOJ - Kirill Aleksandrov - 9/6/2020 The Foreign Policy Research Institute reported receiving a grant from the EU for a survey on the OCU-UGCC merger, which was like a bombshell. On June 3, 2020, the Foreign Policy Research Institute published a press release on its website reporting that the European Union had allocated a grant of 145,000 euros to ...

Press Release of the Episcopal Council of the Orthodox Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 15/5/2020 The Day of Miraculous Saint Basil of Ostrog – His glory and mercy! – is, for centuries now, a day of а great gathering of the people in Montenegro. During the previous decades, it was a celebration day of all religious kinds in the city of Nikšić gathering a large number ...

In Memoriam: Archpriest Paul Lazor

SVOTS - 10/5/2020 +Memory Eternal+ With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the repose of Archpriest Paul Lazor, an alumnus and former dean of students of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Father Paul fell asleep in the Lord at a hospital near his home of Tobyhanna, PA on May 9, 2020 ...

Free Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium and Georgian Scholarship Event

SVOTS - 14/2/2020 Hieromartyr Grigol Peradze of Georgia (1889-1942) was a profoundly gifted theologian, historian, and linguist who used his vast knowledge for the sake of others. He preached and published homilies, worked tirelessly to recover and preserve treasures of Georgian Orthodox history and culture, and imitated the Lord he so fervently pursued in his studies ...

Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) – A Brief Review of the Year – 2019

SCV - Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald - Cofounder and Executive Director - 25/1/2019 Over the past year, SCV has enjoyed incrementally, much progress!  Our website attests to a witness of service offered on behalf of the Church at the highest level of theological and spiritual accountability.  By God’s grace, since our inception, we have been striving ...