Confession is a God-given commandment, and it is one of the Sacraments of our Church. Confession is not a formal, habitual ("to be on the safe side", or, "in view of upcoming feast-days"), forced and unprepared act, springing from an isolated duty or obligation and for psychological relief only. Confession should always be combined with repentance. A Holy Mountain Elder used to say: "Many confess, but few repent!" (Elder Aemilianos of the Simonopetra Monastery, Mt. Athos)
Cathedral with five onion domes to be erected next to Eiffel Tower will include cultural centre and public garden
It is one of the most recognisable skylines in the world, featuring one of the most famous monuments.
On the banks of the river Seine, Gustave Eiffel's iron tower, the symbol of France, juts high above the 19th-century Haussmann buildings and the trees of the Champ de Mars park that surround it.
But all this is about to change if the Russians have their way.
As part of a charity initiative organized by Uniastrum Bank and the Bank of Cyprus, residents from the Volgograd region and Lukhovitsky district met with the Primate of the Cypriot Orthodox Church and Cyprus's first lady.
Moscow, Russia, March 26, 2011 --(PR.com)-- On March 9 Russian families met with Archbishop Chrysostomos II, head of the Church of Cyprus, at the Archbishop's Palace in Nicosia. Later that day they were welcomed at the Presidential Palace by the wife of the Cypriot President, Elsie Chiratou. On both occasions the families were visibly moved by the warmth of the reception, as well as by the words of support and encouragement offered.
With the blessing and on behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended the donor event for the suffered people of Japan.