Museum of Sаint Matrona of Moscow to be founded at the Saint's birthplace

In the village of Sebino of the Kimovsk district of the Tula region, a museum of St. Matrona of Moscow, who was born there, is to be founded.

"Presently, a wooden house where the museum will be situated is being constructed. The new museum’s opening is scheduled for November 22--the saint's birthday," reported the regional government on Wednesday to Interfax.

The relics of St. Matrona are preserved at the Convent of Protection of the Mother of God in Moscow.

St. Matrona was born in 1885 in Tula province. She was not only absolutely blind from birth--she had no eyes at all--but the girl had a gift of spiritual vision. According to her life, from her early years she could not only see all the sins and crimes of people, but also their thoughts. She felt when a danger was near, and foresaw natural and public disasters. Through her prayers people were healed of their diseases and consolation in their sorrows.

Patriarch of Alexandria visits Suez

Patriarch of Alexandria visits Suez
Patriarch of Alexandria visits Suez
Patriarch of Alexandria visits Suez
Patriarch of Alexandria visits Suez

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

Patriarch of Alexandria and All East meet with Primate of the Coptic Church

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.

Syrian Church Representative in US Calls for End to Bloodshed

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.

Jewish New Year 5774

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)