Patriarchs John and Irinej visited Zicha Monastery

Patriarchs John and Irinej visited Zicha Monastery
Patriarchs John and Irinej visited Zicha Monastery
Patriarchs John and Irinej visited Zicha Monastery
Patriarchs John and Irinej visited Zicha Monastery

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East and His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, visited the Zicha monastery on 15 October 2018.

On the memory day of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, the monastery of Zica (dedicated to the Ascension of the Lord) had a great honor and joy to welcome Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East and Serbian Patriarch Irinej. A great gathering of people, clergy and monastics along with His Grace Bishop Diocesan Bishop Justin of Zica welcomed the high Church dignitaries on this historical day. They also witnessed  to a traditional Serbian hospitality.

Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church
Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church
Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church
Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the encroachment of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the Russian Church

With profound pain the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the report of the Patriarchate of Constantinople published on October 11, 2018, about the following decisions of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople:  confirming the intention ‘to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church; opening a ‘stauropegion’ of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Kiev; ‘restoring in the rank of bishop or priest’ the leaders of the Ukrainian schism and their followers and ‘returning their faithful to church communion’; ‘recalling the 1686 patent of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the transfer of the Metropolis of Kiev to the Moscow Patriarchate as its part.

Thousands flock to venerate Saint Parascheva’s relics in Iasi

Thousands flock to venerate Saint Parascheva’s relics in Iasi
Thousands flock to venerate Saint Parascheva’s relics in Iasi
Thousands flock to venerate Saint Parascheva’s relics in Iasi
Thousands flock to venerate Saint Parascheva’s relics in Iasi

Thousands of devotees flocked on Sunday to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Iasi to venerate the incorrupt body of Saint Parascheva the New, considered the Patron Saint of Moldavia, over the Divine Liturgy celebrated by 22 hierarchs on the Saint’s feast day.

Over 20,000 believers attended the Divine Liturgy, while other 11,000 queued to venerate the holy relics of Saints Parascheva and Catherine the Great Martyr, Doxologia reports.

Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in Saint Sava Cathedral

Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in Saint Sava Cathedral
Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in Saint Sava Cathedral
Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in Saint Sava Cathedral
Conciliar Patriarchal Liturgy in Saint Sava Cathedral

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East was awarded with the highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church – the Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree.

The feast-day of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, the 14th of October, 2018, was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Liturgy in the crypt of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in the Vracar district of the Serbian capital city, officiated by the Primates of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Patriarchate of Antioch: His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All East.

Greek Parliament awards Ecumenical Patriarch for his environmental work

The Greek Parliament and the Association of Constantinople awarded the Ecumenical Bartholomew for his multifaceted contribution to environmental protection, during a ceremony held at the Megaron Mousikis in Athens.

The ceremony took place in the ‘Christos Lambrakis’ hall in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the political class as well as Church leaders among others.