Venerable St. Mary of Egypt

Venerable St. Mary of Egypt was born in 344 somewhere in Egypt and at the age of twelve ran away to the city of Alexandria where she lived an extremely dissolute life. According to her words, she was driven only"by an insatiable and an irrepressible passion". After seventeen years of this lifestyle, she travelled to Jerusalem by boat for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. She undertook the journey not for the religious reasons, but stating that she hoped to find in the pilgrim crowds at Jerusalem even more partners in her lust. She paid for her passage by offering her body to other pilgrims, and she continued her habitual lifestyle for a short time in Jerusalem.  

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) in two-day visit to Athenian Archbishopric

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate was in a two-day visit to the Athenian Archbishopric on April 9th and 10th, 2011.

Let's help the people of Japan

With the blessing and on behalf of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch,  His grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended the donor event for the suffered people of Japan.

Receptions in Serbian Patriarchate - on April 6 and 8, 2011

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received on April 6, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mrs Marina Jovicevic, Consul general of the Republic of Serbia in Herceg Novi, and Mrs. Vera Vukicevic, Consul general of the Republic of Serbia in Zurich.