The Moscow Patriarchate Representation at the European Council will conduct cultural events to represent traditions of the Orthodox Church to the western audience. The first of them - seminar on Basics of Orthodoxy - was conducted in the Moscow Patriarchate All Saints Church in Strasbourg. About sixty people attended it, Russian Church representative at the European Council and the church rector Hegumen Filaret (Bulekov) told Interfax-Religion on Friday.
Head of the Moscow Patriarchate Sourozh Diocese (Great Britain) Bishop Yelisey expressed his concerns with the London "No God" bus campaign. "Atheistic propaganda in London is especially painful for us, members of the Russian Orthodox Church. We have a unique experience of life in atheistic state and we can prove that true atheism is not as joyful as they try to present it," the Bishop told Interfax-Religion.
St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church of Metropolitan Washington D.C. is pleased to announce that they will be hosting their Second Annual Gala on February 28, 2009 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. All proceeds raised by this event will support the renovation and expansion of our church.
An exhibit of sacred art - "Arcanum Angelorum"("Mystery of the Angels") - with works by Guillermo Esparza, award-winning, internationally recognized American iconographer, painter, and sculptor, will be displayed in St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. The opening reception is on Thursday, February 26 from 6 to 9 pm and the show will run through July 31, 2009. The exhibit will commemorate the Bicentennial Celebration of the Cathedral located in the historic SoHo neighborhood in New York City and the restoration of the tabernacle of the church by the artist-in-residence, Guillermo Esparza. The exhibition will feature recent paintings of angels in oil, icons in egg tempera and gold, drawings, as well as sculptures and mural designs. The exhibit will take place in the undercroft of the Old Cathedral in the Holy Name Chapel, opposite 263 Mulberry Street.
The President of Fordham University, Fr. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. announced Tuesday Feb. 17, a Jaharis Family Foundation gift establishing the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture as part of the Orthodox Christian Studies Program of this renowned Roman-Catholic Jesuit University.