His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew gave an audience yesterday Tuesday, Oct. 27, to the Orthodox Primates of the USA, most of whom were present the previous evening for the Ninth Annual Orthodox Prayer Service for the United Nations Community. Present at the audience were Archbishop Demetrios of America (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese); Metropolitan Philip (Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese); Metropolitan Christopher (Serbian Orthodox Archdiocese); Metropolitan Nicholas (Carpatho - Russian Diocese); Archbishop Nicolae (Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese); Metropolitan Jonah (Orthodox Church in America), Metropolitan Constantine (Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA); Bishop Ilia (Albanian Orthodox Diocese) and Archpriest Alexander Abramov (Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA). Archbishop Demetrios welcomed His All Holiness on behalf of the Primates.
On the occasion of the Patron Saint's Day of the church of St. Paraskeva on Chukarica, on Tuesday October 27, 2009, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia , His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral is serving the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at 9 A.M.
The vigil service is being served at 4 P.M.
We call the pious people to come to our church to mark the Patron Saint's Day.
Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's department for external church relations, visited the Stavrovouni Monastery of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross of Our Lord, the oldest monastery in Cyprus founded in the 4th century by the Holy Queen Helen Equal-to-the-Apostles.
He and his party were welcomed by the father superior, Archimandirte Athanasios and the brethren. After greeting them, Archbishop Hilarion venerated the monastery's main shrine - a particle of the Holy Cross. At the father superior's request, he signed the honorary visitors' book.
Patriarch Kirill’s message to the 5th Conference on Religions in Modern System of International Relations26. October 2009 - 12:24
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message to the 5th Conference on Religions in the Modern System of International Relations, which opened on 23 October 2009 at the department of international relations of St. Petersburg State University:
Vespers 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Divine Liturgy 8:00 am
A presentation by Fr. Aleksa Micich and discussion will follow the Divine Liturgy. Fr. Micich's talk will be entitled:
"The Use of Biological Agents in Modern Society"
The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in
Hermitage hosted a choir concert weekend on October 17-18. The St.
Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Choir from Hamilton, Ontario were
the honored guest choir. The Men's Choir "Kosovo" of Northeast Ohio
also participated in the concert.