Message of His Eminence Seraphim Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria for St. Thomas’s Day

Your Eminence, beloved brother Milutin, in the name of His Beatitude Patriarch of Alexandria Theodoros the Second, priests and faithful of this metropolis, I would like to wish you a warm welcome and kindly ask for your prayers for the advancement of Orthodox Church in Africa and Serbia and for our Churches to continue to exist through their spiritual and missionary work. I would also like to use this opportunity to greet very reverend father Arsenije, abbot of monastery Kaona, which is well-known for monastic life.

Primate of the Orthodox Church in America gives audience to president of the International Foundation of the Unity of Orthodox

His Beatitude Jonah, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, received in audience on 26 October 2009, the president of the International Foundation of the Unity of Orthodox Nations, V. Alexeyev, and the Moscow Patriarchate representative to the Orthodox Church in America, Archimandrite Zacchaeus (Wood).

Celebration of St Paraskeva on Chukarica

Today has been formally celebrated a feast day dedicated to  Venerable Mother Paraskeva the Serbian with a Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church on Chukarica, which is devoted to this great Christian ascetic. The Holy Liturgy was served by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral with the concelebration of fifteen priests and seven deacons.

During the Holy Liturgy, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, Metropolitan Amfilohije ordained Jovan Lucic a presbyter, the previous deacon of this holy church. A great deal of faithful people gathered at the Holy Liturgy to celebrate in prayers Saint Paraskeva, our patroness and prayer before the Lord.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew meets Orthodox Primates of the USA

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.

Patron Saint's Day of church St Paraskeva on Chukarica


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 venerates old shrines in Cyprus

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.