Three Hierarchs Celebration in Holy Cross - Boston

Faculty and students from Hellenic Collegeand Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology celebrated the Feast of theThree Hierarchs on Friday January 30th with liturgical services and a specialsymposium on the theme of ‘Philanthropy.'

Elevation, ordinations, and awards mark Feast of Three Hierarchs

On January 30, 2009, during the celebration of the Feast of the Three Hierarchs, Ss. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom-the patrons of the St. Vladimir's Seminary campus chapel-two seminarians were ordained and two more received distinctive scholarship awards. Additionally, Protodeacon Kirill Sokolov, Associate Chancellor for Systems at the seminary, was elevated to the rank of Archdeacon by Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), and now serves as the archdeacon to His Beatitude in addition to his duties at the seminary.

30th Annual Greek Orthodox Festival

Your mouth is watering just thinking about it: Thin shavings of beautifully caramelized gyro meat finding comfort inside a warm, pillowy pita. Chunks of marinated lamb and pork souvlaki, charring as they rotate over open coals. The generous pouring of anise-flavored Ouzo and Greek wine, congregating with all the food to create a lusty, euphoric glow that radiates from your belly outward. You're an undeniable Greek food buff, all right. And this weekend, your time has come. The 30th Annual Greek Orthodox Festival is returning to Fort Lauderdale Friday through Sunday, bringing with it more sumptuous eats, live music, dancing, and games than you can shake a spanikopita at.

Greeting of the SOC to the newly elected Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

His Holiness
Patriarch KIRILL
of Moscow and All Russia
MOSCOW

YOUR HOLINESS,

We rejoice as the Local Council of the Holy Russian Orthodox Church indeed inspired by the Holy Spirit has chosen in Your person a worthy successor to Patriarch Alexy II of blessed repose and placed You on the throne of the glorious Moscow Patriarchate, that from the same You may radiate to those near and far.

On behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, our Holy Synod of Bishops and the entire episcopate, clergy, monastics and the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church, We congratulate You on Your election as Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, exclaiming: Axios!

Your beloved Holiness’ brother in Christ,

For His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia
Archbishop and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral
A m f i l o h i j e

President Tadic congratulates the newly elected Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Your Holiness, let me cordially congratulate You enthronement to the office of patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. I am convinced that you will successfully lead , by clever deeds ,through understanding and love the orthodox Russian people, developing good relations with the sister Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian people, which had in You, in the most difficult moments, always the faithful friend and spiritual patron.