On Tuesday September 28th /October 11th 2011, the secretary of the American Council in Jerusalem Mrs. Cheryl Igiri visited His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos
In this meeting His Beatitude and Mrs. Igiri discussed issues concerning the Holy Land as a sacred land for the three monotheistic religions and the Holy City of Jerusalem as “the center of the world” meaning a religious, cultural and educational center in the Middle East as well as worldwide.They also discussed the role of the Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem through the centuries in the Middle East and the importance of Its peacekeeping role nowadays.
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the first Christian Church of the Holy Land, fostered through the centuries interfaith dialogue based on equality and mutual respect as well as supported the indiscriminate cohabitation and cooperation of the Jewish, the Christians and the Muslims.
Continuing Its conciliatory and peacekeeping mission, the Patriarchate condemns the actions of desecration, which have recently been done by an individual whose identity remains unknown to the detriment and damage of the Christian and Muslim Cemetery in Ioppe.
Struggling with disease and terminal illness is part of the human condition, but dealing with suffering in a redemptive, Christian way presents a special challenge. To help our seminarians, neighboring clergy, health professionals, and friends better understand how to approach and manage human suffering, St. Vladimir's Seminary will offer a free seminar Friday, October 21, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., titled "Spiritual Issues in Suffering and Palliative Care."
Ways of the Lord: Perspectives on Sharing the Gospel of Christ by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and published by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is now available in an ebook edition through all major online resellers including Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble as well as the Archdiocese’s Orthodox Marketplace. This ebook edition of Ways of the Lord offers ease of access and reading using the latest features of Kindle, iPad, Nook, and Sony eBook Reader.
In Rio de Janeiro the 80th anniversary of the raising of the statue of the Christ Saviour with outstretched hands, agencies reported today.
This statue is the fifth biggest statue of Christ in the world and the symbol of the Olympic games which will be held in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
As part of University efforts to expand its renowned Medieval Institute, Notre Dame established an endowed chair in Byzantine Theology this fall, according to a Friday press release.
The position will focus on the theology of the Medieval Greek speaking Church and is named in honor of Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of America.