On 2nd February 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Patriarchate, a group of around 140 pupils, together with their teachers, who traveled from the capital, Cairo, to convey their wishes on the day of the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord and the arrival of the New Year 2017.
Following up on a conversation between His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury during the patriarch’s visit to Lambeth Palace in November 2015, the Forum on Modern Slavery was held February 6-7 in Constantinople.
According to the site of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the forum brought together distinguished scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the negative phenomenon of modern slavery and the Church’s role in protecting human rights and dignity.
With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Etchmiadzin Choir of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary left for Russia on February 5, where they performed a concert program.
For the first time in sixty years, the discovery of a new Dead Sea Scroll cave was announced on Wednesday. Researchers from Hebrew University discovered the storage space in the cliffs west of Qumran over the Green Line in the West Bank, reports The Times of Israel.
The tiny island of Samoa, 2680 miles east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean, is looking to officially declare itself a Christian nation. Although the cover and preamble of the nation’s constitution already reference Christianity, the government wants to reference the faith in the body itself, reports CBN News.
On the feast-day of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus (Candlemas,) after the Gregorian calendar, Anglican Lord Bishop Richard Chartres of London with the solemn mass said farewell to the active service.
Starting with the 28th February he will be retired and he will hold only a duty of a chaplain of the Royal Court until election of his successor. Richard Chartres, who was born in 1947, is one of the most prominent personalities of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion in XX and XXI centuries. He is particularly well-known for his love towards the Orthodox Church and orientation to the Orthodox East, which corresponds to his traditionalist view of the world and the Church too.