Patriarch Kirill on four years as Patriarch: a lot has been done, a lot remains to do

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia served a liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the fourth anniversary of his enthronement as patriarch.

“These four years were full of so many events that would be enough for forty years and even more,” the Patriarch said after the liturgy.

A lot was done by the entire church during his tenure as Patriarch.

“We are not summing up the results and we are not making any joyful reports on what we have done. We realize with humility that a lot has not been done yet. But we thank the Lord for these four years, for the joys and sorrows, but above all for the mercy that our Lord, the head of our Church, has given all of us,” Patriarch Kirill said.

Patriarch of Jerusalem: Address at the festive season celebration of the Jerusalem municipality

Holy City of Jerusalem, 30 January 2012

Mr. Mayor

Esteemed Members of the City Council,

Fellow Leaders of our Religious Ccommunities,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In this holiday season, our hearts and minds are turned to that great promise that forms the origin of the Abrahamic traditions. This is the promise of peace. Peace is the foundation of the name of Jerusalem itself and the promise of our very destiny as a city.

Bulgaria to Unveil New Orthodox Patriarch on February 24

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church will announce its new Patriarch on February 24, local clerics confirmed on Monday.

An election of delegates who will elect the church’s new Patriarch was held in January.

Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle

Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle
Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle
Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle
Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Institute for Schoolbooks and Teaching Aid published a capital work – “Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle”. Mr. Milovan Vitezovic is an editor and Mrs. Miljenka Vitezovic translated the book from Old Russian. The book was presented on 21 January 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.

The famous Orthodox monastery in Turkey will be converted into a mosque?

Greek church news agency “Amen” reported from Istanbul, which is located where the famous in the history of Orthodoxy Studion monastery goes from the Ministry of Culture of Turkey’s General Directorate of subordination Awqaf (religious property) and will be transformed from a branch of the museum “Hagia Sophia” in the existing mosque.

Studion monastery, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was founded in Constantinople in the middle of V century Patrick studio. The monastery played a prominent role in the history of Byzantine culture and spirituality. In the second half of the VII – VIII centuries of the first half of the monastery became a stronghold and center ikonopochitateley against heretics iconoclasts.