Pope meets with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

Pope Francis has met with the foreign minister of the Russian Orthodox Church ahead of a Nov. 25 visit to the Vatican by President Vladimir Putin.

The Vatican released no details of Tuesday’s meeting with Metropolitan Hilarion, in Rome for a Catholic-Orthodox conference on family values.

National Art Museum presents Orthodox exhibition

The Orthodox exhibition is dedicated to the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus.

 The image of Christ in iconography has never been so widely and fully represented in Belarus. 9 museums from Belarus, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine present two hundred images depicting the life of Jesus Christ from Nativity to Ascension.

The oldest of the Orthodox icons is the Russian one dated to the 15th century. It is represented by the State Tretyakov Gallery and the private museum of Russian Icons in Moscow. The Kiev’s icon dates back to 16th century. For the first time the exhibition features the Balkan region.

Appeal from Archbishop Selwanos Boutros for the safety of Christians in Saddad& Homs in Syria

To all international, humanitarian and religions organizations and institutions and to who have a humanitarian role in the world, To all people with good intentions in the world

I call for you today on behalves of all the innocent people including elders, women, children, young men and women trapped in an areas, where we can’t reach them nor can they reach us in Sadad and Alhafar. I appeal to the groups forbidding them from leaving sieged areas and to negotiate with them an evacuation in a safe way where they wouldn’t be harmed. Allowing them to move to Derattiah direction or in Homs direction where we will be waiting to receive them.

Alumni Association Honors Dean Emeritus

Alumni Association Honors Dean Emeritus
Alumni Association Honors Dean Emeritus
Alumni Association Honors Dean Emeritus
Alumni Association Honors Dean Emeritus

More than 70 family members, friends, parishioners of local churches, and alumni of St. Vladimir's turned out to honor Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Allison Park, PA, on Sunday, October 27, in celebration of "Father Tom's" 50th Anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. The event, which was sponsored by St. Vladimir's Seminary Alumni Association and hosted by the parish community at the cathedral, began with a Moleben of Thanksgiving served by Cathedral Dean The Very Rev. Michael Senyo, with choir responses led by The Very Rev. Thomas Soroka, rector of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKees Rocks, PA.

Patriarch Theodoros II visits Alexandrian Library

Patriarch Theodoros II visits Alexandrian Library
Patriarch Theodoros II visits Alexandrian Library
Patriarch Theodoros II visits Alexandrian Library
Patriarch Theodoros II visits Alexandrian Library

On 30th October 2013, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa went to the Library of Alexandria in order to receive in a function of particular honour, the second lot of restored and digitalized coded manuscripts, which are from the treasures of the Patriarchal library.