Why This Serbian Temple Is Eastern Europe’s Sagrada Família

On the descent into Belgrade, the St. Sava Temple protrudes from the top of Vračar Hill like the city’s crowning jewel. But its grand white marble and granite facade topped with copper domes contains a secret: The second largest Orthodox temple in the world is largely incomplete inside. With a story that rivals that of Barcelona’s famously incomplete Sagrada Família, Belgrade’s St. Sava Temple is an eternal work-in-progress—one that’s existed in various stages of creation for more than 100 years.

Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis

Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis
Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis
Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis
Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis

During the dialogue, the head of state mentioned the importance that Moldova attaches to the collaboration with the Holy See. Our country declares its adherence to the development of interreligious dialogue, strengthening partnership in the social, educational, medical and other spheres.

The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha

The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha
The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha
The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha
The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha

On Wednesday 1st November 2017, the dome of the elevated Holy Cathedral in Doha was concreted. The Holy Cathedral of St. Isaac and St. George has the architectural form of a cross-in-square Basilica with a dome, covering a total area of 634 m². The height of the dome is 17.50m., and it can accommodate 800 people.  By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the construction work is proceeding well, and by the prayers of the Saints we aim for the completion of the project within the next year.

Siberian Airline to name planes after saints

The Russian airline IrAero, based in Irkutsk and Omsk, has decided to name the planes of its new Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet after several great saints, including apostles and great Russian saints, reports aviaport.ru.

“Our air fleet has been replenished with nine Russian-made airplanes. Together with the Irkutsk Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, the names of nine saints were chosen,” a message from the airline’s press service reads. The nine planes were acquired in 2016 and 2017.

Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral

Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral
Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral
Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral
Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral

Yesterday evening (Thursday October 26) a historic agreement between the Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches was signed in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The ‘Dublin Agreement’ is the result of two years’ work by the Anglican Oriental–Orthodox International Commission on an agreed text on the Holy Spirit that will be linked to the mission of the Church.