Relics of martyred Queen Ketevan arrive in Georgia

A piece of the relics of holy Great Martyr Queen Ketevan arrived in Tbilisi from India yesterday. The reliquary was greeted at the Tbilisi airport by His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II as well as clergy and faithful of various churches, reports Blagovest-Info.

Alexandrian Patriarch Theodoros II awarded by President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic with the order of Great Cross of Apostle Mark. A high state order handed in to Patriarch Theodoros II.

Alexandrian Patriarch Theodoros II awarded by President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic with the order of Great Cross of Apostle Mark. A high state order handed in to Patriarch Theodoros II.
Alexandrian Patriarch Theodoros II awarded by President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic with the order of Great Cross of Apostle Mark. A high state order handed in to Patriarch Theodoros II.
Alexandrian Patriarch Theodoros II awarded by President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic with the order of Great Cross of Apostle Mark. A high state order handed in to Patriarch Theodoros II.
Alexandrian Patriarch Theodoros II awarded by President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic with the order of Great Cross of Apostle Mark. A high state order handed in to Patriarch Theodoros II.

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic received in audience His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, who was paying an official visit to Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church.

In a cordial and friendly conversation with Patriarchs of Alexandria and of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Theodoros II and His Holiness Irinej, President Vucic thanked for the great contribution which during his decade-long missionary work Patriarch Theodoros II had provided towards the development and consolidation of the peaceful cooperation among countries and peoples. He drew attention to the great importance that the Serbian Orthodox Church had had throught the history and emphasized readiness of the Serbian state to support completion of works at the St. Sava Cathedral in Belgrade.

Ancient icons stolen over a century ago found during school repairs in Kuban

Three ancient icons, presumably stolen around 120 years ago, were discovered during repairs to a children’s art school in Kuban, in the southern Russian federal district of Krasnodar Krai, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs representative Irina Volk reported to Interfax-Religion.

17,000+ benefit from Romanian Church’s “Table of Joy” social program in 2016

The Romanian Patriarchate currently operates a series of social programs through which hot food and food supplies are distributed to the needy. Within the framework of this national program “Table of Joy,” 17,048 people received necessary assistance in 2016 alone, reports the patriarchate’s Basilica News Agency.

The Table of Joy program is implemented in 24 dioceses by 178 social-philanthropic institutions. In 2009, the total value of the products offered totaled 4,426,281 euros ($6 million).