Diocesan Days Gathering in Jackson, California

Source: www.westsrbdio.org

Relics of Saint Stephen of Piperi coated and placed in a new reliquary

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

Patron Saint's Day in Maribor

On Sunday of All Saints, Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Maribor with the concelebration of protohead Milenko Popovic, presbyter Sava Kosojevic parish priest and deacon Aleksandar Obradovic. The national TV of Slovenia for the first time had a live broadcast of the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy.

First Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs of North and Central America

The First the Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs of North and Central America opened on May 26, 2010 in New York.The convener of the Assembly was His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, acting as Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch.The Assembly is the result of the decision of the Fourth Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conference, which met in Chambésy Switzerland in June 2009.

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople completes his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church

On 31 May 2010, His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople completed his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church. During his ten-day visit the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Valamo Island, and Kronstadt. His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Laura of the Holy Trinity on Pentecost. They celebrated at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on the commemoration day of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Equal-to-the-Apostles. That same day Patriarch Bartholomew attended the opening of the Days of Slavonic Literature and Culture. During his visit, Patriarch Bartholomew met with the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, visited the churches in Moscow, including the representations of the Patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem.

The Primate of the Church of Constantinople venerated the precious relics of the founders of the Valamo Monastery, Ss. Sergius and Herman, and the holy sites of the monastery. He also visited the scetes of the Valamo Monastery of the Transfiguration.

While in Kronstadt, he visited the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and met with the wife of the Russian President Ms. Svetlana Medvedeva, who is a member of the guardianship board of the Cathedral.

Patriarch Bartholomew is willing to advance convening of the All-Orthodox Coucil

Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople thinks it necessary to advance convening of the All-Orthodox Council with the participation of all local Orthodox Churches. "We decided to facilitate the process of convening the holy and great Council of all Orthodox Churches," Patriarch Bartholomew said in an interview to Vesti 24 TV which was recorded Sunday in the Constantinovsky Palace in Strelna near St. Petersburg.

Patriarch Kirill: Russian and Constantinople Churches are coming closer together

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia states that relations between the Russian and Constantinople Churches are moving forward. "I am happy that every meeting brings us closer together," Patriarch stated on Saturday after the liturgy in St. Isaac's Cathedral in Saint-Petersburg served together with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.