Rest with your ancestors and among your people

Rest with your ancestors and among your people
Rest with your ancestors and among your people
Rest with your ancestors and among your people
Rest with your ancestors and among your people

Royal Family and Citizens of Serbia escort King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria and Prince Andrej from Belgrade to Oplenac

 His Grace Bishop Lukijan of Budim held the Divine Liturgy and the memorial service. After the service, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia made an address, and said that by this the great injustice has been justified, and that Their Majesties King Peter II, Queen Alexandra and Queen Maria and His Royal Highness  Prince Andrej will finally be put to rest with their great ancestors, beside the Great Karadjordje, and among their Serbian people.

Serbia honors King, Queens and Prince of blessed repose

Serbia honors King, Queens and Prince of blessed repose
Serbia honors King, Queens and Prince of blessed repose
Serbia honors King, Queens and Prince of blessed repose
Serbia honors King, Queens and Prince of blessed repose

The remains of King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria and Prince Andrej were escorted from the Royal chapel to the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel, where His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral officiated the memorial service

After the service, remains of Their Majesties and His Royal Highness were escorted from the Royal Chapel of Saint Andrew the First-Called to The Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel this morning.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy in Shanghai

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy in Shanghai
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy in Shanghai
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy in Shanghai
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy in Shanghai

On 15 May 2013, Wednesday of the second week after Pascha and commemoration day of the holy passion-bearers princes Boris and Gleb, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the building of the former cathedral of “The Helper of Sinners” icon of the Mother of God, which now houses a museum.

Children of the compatriots living in Shanghai gave a hospitable reception to His Holiness offering him bead and salt according to a Russian custom.
Celebrating with His Holiness were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR’ Bishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administrative Secretariat; archpriest Nikolay Balashov, DECR deputy chairman; archpriest Dionisiy Pozdnyayev, rector of Ss Peter and Paul church in Hongkong; archpriest Alexiy Kiselevich, rector of St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia church in Shanghai; and Rev. Michael Wang Quansheng and protodeacon Evangelos Lu Yaofu, the eldest retired clerics of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church living in Shanghai.

Cases of violence and discrimination against Christians in Libya

Cases of violence and discrimination against Christians in Libya

Statement of the Department for External Church Relations’ Communication Service

Some 100,000 Christians lived in Libya before 2011 when civil confrontation began. At present they number only a few thousands; cases of violence and discrimination against Christians are steadily on the rise.

150th anniversary of Constantine Cavafy's birth

150th anniversary of Constantine Cavafy's birth
150th anniversary of Constantine Cavafy's birth
150th anniversary of Constantine Cavafy's birth
150th anniversary of Constantine Cavafy's birth

On April 11, 2013, a four-day conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of Constantine Cavafy's birth commenced with a welcome and reading by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.