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 ...

THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM HONOURED FOR HIS ENDEAVOURS PROMOTING CHURCH UNITY – ANNOUNCES DECISION TO HOST PRIMATES IN JORDAN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/11/2019 21st November 2019, Moscow: His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem has been honoured for his dedication and ceaseless efforts in protection and support of unity of the Orthodox faith. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presented His Beatitude with the Patriarch Alexy II Prize at a ceremony in Moscow. ...

2020 St. Herman Calendar now available

St. Herman Monastery - 17/11/2019 St. Herman Calendar 2020 -  Dedicated to the Orthodox Church in Norway. The Orthodox (Julian, or “Old”) Calendar, with corresponding civil dates. A complete Calendar of Orthodox saints, Scripture readings, and fasting guidelines for every day of the year, together with a listing of uncanonized righteous ones of recent centuries. The 2020 St. ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE ANGLICAN MEETING “MAJMA” IN JORDAN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 12/11/2019 On Wednesday morning, October 24/ November 6, 2019, His Beatitude and our Father the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos addressed the Meeting “Majma” of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, which took place in Bristol Hotel in Amman, after the invitation and welcoming reception of the Most Reverend Bishop ...

Catholicos to Consecrate Renovated St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church in Salalah- Oman

L.C- Chief Editor - OCP News Service - 2/11/19 Catholicos to consecrate renovated St Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Salalah, on Jan 9, 10, 2020. SALALAH, Sultanate of Oman: HH Moran Mor Baselios Marthoma Paulose II - (Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan, Moopan and Chief Custodian of the Malankara Nasranis) ...

Orthodox Faithful, Prelates ‘Prepare For Martyrdom’ in Response to the Unending Riots in Ethiopia

Priests carrying the Tabots (Arks) during the funeral procession signifying that these are martyrs. Tabots are never moved from church altars except on Theophany (Timket) or of the feast day of the church. Photos - Zemedkun Bekele FB.

Deacon Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) – OCP News Service – 26/10/2019 Addis-Ababa- Ethiopia: Between Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, October 24th, protesters across Ethiopia’s Oromia Federal State launched violent attacks against non-Oromos residing in the state, killing at least 63 people, leaving around three hundred seriously wounded, and burned numerous homes and business ...

Schism As A Result Of Deception: Ending The Discussion On “Chekalin Ordinations” Of The “Orthodox Church Of Ukraine”

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Nadia Bazuk- Editor – Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 08/10/2019 English translation of the article about the alleged canonicity of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and its hierarchs. It was originally published by radonezh.ru. On August 25 this year, Director Dmitry Gorevoy of the Ukrainian website Cerkvarium stated (after last year's visit of Patriarch ...