Archbishop of Athens: We must appreciate and respect the divine creation

Admission of pressure on Archbishop Ieronymos not to recognize Church of UkraineArchbishop Ieronymos of Athens sent his message on the occasion of World Environment Day.

As he pointed out, our Holy Church always prays to God for the preservation and protection of the environment. He reminded us through the Holy Bible that, if the man wants to live in balance, peace and health in this world, he must respect and value the environment as a divine creation, not abuse this great gift of God, but demonstrate in practice his sincere gratitude.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will be in Cappadocia on June 20

Antidoron in a bag and bow instead of kiss, recommended by Ministry of Health of CyprusEcumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will be in Cappadocia on June 20, as part of his now established pilgrimage to the region for 20 years.

In particular, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, accompanied by archpriests from abroad and at home, and by members of the Patriarchal Court, will preside over the Vespers service on Saturday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Presentation of the Virgin Mary Holy Metropolitan Church in Anakou (Kaymaklı).

Churches are opened for the faithful in Constantinople

The faithful return to the churches of Constantinople and the rest of the Turkish Metropolises.

According to a statement issued by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, from next Saturday, June 6, the Holy Services will be held with the participation of the faithful, following the prescribed health care instructions (1.5 meters distance between the church members, use of antiseptics and a suitable face mask).

President Vucic visited Veliko Tarnovo, place of repose of Saint Sava

President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, accompanied by the Bulgarian Prime Minister Mr. Boyko Borisov, visited the church of Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste in Veliko Tarnovo, the place of repose of Saint Sava, the first Archbishop of Serbia.

“I am very proud and sincerely happy that Prime Minister Borisov arranged it for me to visit Veliko Tarnovo, this sacred place, when I see how our Bulgarian brothers keep memory of Saint Sava. For us, this is not only a proof of friendship and brotherly love, but  a proof of their commitment to an improvement of our mutual relations as well”, said President Vucic, who stressed that Saint Sava was the most important person in Serbian history, because he founded the autocephalous Serbian Orthodox Church in 1219.

Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village

Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village
Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village
Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village
Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village

The burial place and precious remains of a priest who was martyred by the communist authorities were recently discovered in a Ukrainian village within the Diocese of Alexandria of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.