On 6th September 2013, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Grace Nikodimos, Bishop of Nitria and Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo, and His Grace Niphon Bishop of Babylonia and Hegumen of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of ST George, Old Cairo, traveled by road to the palatine city of Suez, which is situated within the jurisdiction of the Metropolis of Leontopolis. He was welcomed there by the local Metropolitan Gabriel, Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria, so that on the one hand they could ascertain from close up the situation regarding the Holy Church of ST Catherine following the recent events, and on the other to programme the necessary renovation works. His Beatitude then went on to visit the Holy Church of St George, as well as the Greek School and the Greek Cememtery in the city.
Source: Patriarchate of Alexandria
On 4th September 2013, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Ermopolis, met with the Primate of the Coptic Church Theodoros II, in Abbasiya, Cairo, where the See of the Coptic Patriarchate is situated. The meeting of the Primates took place within the framework of the collaboration of the Christian communities of Egypt, as it is reflected in the monthly scheduled meetings of the Council of Churches of Egypt, for the resolution of the nascent problems of the Christians in the country.
A Syrian Christian church representative in New York called on Friday for the world community to peacefully resolve the “endless war” in Syria, amid US talks of military intervention in the two-year civil war.
The entire world community needs “to sit down together and, through peaceful conversation, agree on a resolution instead of this endless war. That is my message,” Bishop Nicholas Ozone, who serves the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, whose patriarchal headquarters is in Damascus, told RIA Novosti.
Christians make up an estimated 10 percent of Syria’s mostly Muslim population. The country’s Orthodox Christians are represented by the Antiochian Orthodox Church, also known as the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch, and the Syriac Orthodox Church.
Evening worship last night marked the beginning of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) - 5774
The Editorial Board of the Information Service of the Serbian Patriarchate wishes its fellow citizens of the faith of the Covenant an abundance of divine blessings also in the New Year. May our fellow citizens feel happy and live in prosperity and every progress! We pray that every peace that comes from God, who is the Prince of Peace, dwells in the heart of each our fellow citizen of Abrahamic faith also during New Year 5774.
L'Shanah Tovah! L'Shanah Tovah U'Metuka!
(Otherwise, the feast of atonement and repentance, Yom Kipour, is celebrated this year on September 14th)
At the invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, His Beatitude John X Patriarch of Antioch and all the East participates in the conference "The challenges facing Arab Christians" in Amman - Jordan.