‘Leaning Cross Oath’ was Crucial in Preserving the Existence of the Malankara Church – Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East

The historic event of ‘Leaning Cross Oath’ played the most important role and crucial role in preserving and protecting the very existence of the ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara, commented His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II  (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Malankara Metropolitan). The Catholicos stated that the historic event paved way for Malankara Nazranis to uphold their Thomasian (St. Thomas the Apostle of Christ) heritage. The Primate of the Church of Malankara (Orthodox Syrian Church of the East) was speaking at the 366th anniversary of the Oath of the at the Leaning Cross (at the Mattancherry St. George Orthodox Church, held on 3rd January 2019).

A Bulgarian hierarch speaks out regarding the Phanariot crisis in the Ukraine

Metropolitan Daniel of Vidin“I will answer you in the words of one of the archbishops of the canonical Church, with which he responded to the invitation of Patriarch Bartholomew to attend this assembly: I am firmly convinced and confess that I remain faithful to the One Orthodox Church, and my presence at this council contradicts the first Psalm of David, which reads as follows, “Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the pestilent. But his will is rather in the law of the Lord, and in His law will he meditate day and night.” What could be the outcome of a council that is convened in violation of the canonical order and involving persons outside the Church? In my opinion, this Council will not heal the division among the faithful people in Ukraine, but will deepen it. In this whole mournful situation there is a comforting thing – the desire of Orthodox people in this country to preserve the unity of the Holy Orthodox Church, and that this finds a response and support across the entire Orthodox world.” 

Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!

Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!
Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!
Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!
Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker Known for his abundant mercy and generosity for the poor!

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, the feast of Saint Nicholas of Myra joyfully began with a Moleben of thanksgiving, with festive Divine Liturgy on Sunday December 16, 2018.

Iraq makes Christmas Day an official nationwide holiday

Iraq makes Christmas Day an official nationwide holiday
Iraq makes Christmas Day an official nationwide holiday
Iraq makes Christmas Day an official nationwide holiday
Iraq makes Christmas Day an official nationwide holiday

Iraq has made Christmas Day a national holiday, its government confirmed this morning. The Iraqi Cabinet approved an amendment to its national holidays law which creates a new official one 'on the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ'.

Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS

Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS
Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS
Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS
Feast of St. Thomas, the apostle of India, the Patron Saint of STOTS

Feast of St. Thomas, the Patron Saint of the Seminary was celebrated on 20th and 21st of December 2018. The Perunnal Kodiyettu was done by His Grace Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan of Bangalore Diocese on 16th December 2018 after Holy Qurbana.