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 ...

President Duterte Invites Russian Orthodox Missionaries To The Philippines 

Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Pic -Wiki

OCP News Service - 6/10/2019 “I’m planning to invite the Russian Orthodox missionaries to come to the Philippines so that we can look for a place where we can build the Orthodox Church. It was built many years ago by the Russians, 1922". - Duterte  Moscow-Russia- Rodrigo Duterte the President of the Philippines has extended an invitation ...

The Clergy crisis, Orthodox Disunity, And An Inspiring Journey

SVOTS - 4/10/19 This has to be one of the best interviews I have read for a long time. Alumnus and Seminary donor Fr. Seraphim Solof (’85) sat down with us and had a lot to say, some of it sobering, some of it hopeful, and some of it inspiring—and it’s all worth reading. Father Seraphim—whose wife, ...

Feast Day at the Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid

 Orthodox Archbishopric of Ohrid - The Serbian Patriarchate - 31/8/19 The Feast of Summer Passover, as it is called in the Orthodox Church, the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, is solemnly celebrated in all places of worship of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid. His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje John served the evening service ...

Remembering Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (+July 22, 1992)

SVOTS - 24/7/19 +Memory Eternal+ On this day, we remember our beloved Protopresbyter John Meyendorff (Feb. 17, 1926–July 22, 1992), dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary from 1984-1992, professor of church history from 1959-1992, prolific author, and a major voice in and for the Orthodox Christian community worldwide. Click here to listen to some of Fr. John’s sermons on patristics, ...

Increasing Influence of Uniate Greek Catholics in Ukraine

St. George's Uniate Greek Catholic Cathedral in Lviv. Pic- Wikipedia.

Nadia Bazuk - (Editor - Russian and Ukranian Orthodox Affairs) - OCP News Service - 18/7/19 Will the Schism in Orthodox Church of Ukraine Push the Country to Greek Catholics? The modern history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), the successor of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church formed by the Union of Brest of 1596, begins ...

Summer Resources to Contemplate the Contributions of Orthodox Women

SCV - 18/6/19 Proposal- Introductory Parameters for Ordained Orthodox Deaconesses, SCV March 25, 2019 SCV Volume III Flyer Book Release FINAL Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the “Signs of the Times (Free E-book) For summertime reflection, we are pleased to offer three Orthodox resources engaging a wide range of topics related to the contributions of women in the life of ...