Altar dedicated to St. John (Maximovitch) consecrated at Romanian monastery

Altar dedicated to St. John (Maximovitch) consecrated at Romanian monastery
Altar dedicated to St. John (Maximovitch) consecrated at Romanian monastery
Altar dedicated to St. John (Maximovitch) consecrated at Romanian monastery
Altar dedicated to St. John (Maximovitch) consecrated at Romanian monastery

St. John (Maximovitch), the great wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, is one of the most beloved saints of Russia and America, and his veneration has spread throughout the entire Orthodox world. Churches and monasteries have been dedicated to him in Greece and Ukraine, for example, and now a new altar has been recently dedicated in his honor in Romania.

84,000 signatures gathered for revival of Moscow monastery destroyed by communists

The community of the Moscow Strastnoy (Passion) Monastery held a festive prayer meeting at Pushkin Square on Tuesday, and a procession around the historical territory of the Strastnoy Monastery, destroyed by the atheist soviets in 1937.

The event was dedicated to the 360th anniversary of the founding of the holy monastery, for the restoration of which Orthodox activists have gathered more than 84,000 signatures, reports the Synodal Department for Monasteries and Monasticism of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Monument to Royal Martyrs consecrated on 595th anniversary of miraculous Godenov Cross

Monument to Royal Martyrs consecrated on 595th anniversary of miraculous Godenov Cross
Monument to Royal Martyrs consecrated on 595th anniversary of miraculous Godenov Cross
Monument to Royal Martyrs consecrated on 595th anniversary of miraculous Godenov Cross
Monument to Royal Martyrs consecrated on 595th anniversary of miraculous Godenov Cross

The 595th anniversary of the appearance of one of the most famous miracle-working crosses, the Godenov Cross, was festively celebrated on Monday in the courtyard of the St. John Chrysostom podvoriye in the village of Godenovo, halfway between Moscow and Yaroslavl, of the St. Nicholas Convent in Pereslavl-Zalessky.  

Greek and Russian hierarchs and faithful come together to celebrate St. Luke of Simferopol

Greek and Russian hierarchs and faithful come together to celebrate St. Luke of Simferopol
Greek and Russian hierarchs and faithful come together to celebrate St. Luke of Simferopol
Greek and Russian hierarchs and faithful come together to celebrate St. Luke of Simferopol
Greek and Russian hierarchs and faithful come together to celebrate St. Luke of Simferopol

A delegation from the Greek Orthodox Church jointed its Russian brothers and sisters in Crimea on Monday, participating in the celebrations in honor of St. Luke of Simferopol, the Blessed Surgeon, who is widely venerated in Greece, reports the site of the Diocese of Crimea.

Fire broke out on Mt. Athos near Hilandar Monastery

A fire broke out yesterday afternoon in a forested area of Mt. Athos near the Serbian Hilandar Monastery, reports Romfea. Ten men in five firetrucks rushed to the scene to begin putting out the fire, and two firefighting aircraft were also being used. According to vimaortodoxias.gr, the fire was in a low-vegetation area near the Kathisma of St. Basil and was quickly brought under control. Several men also went out on foot to put out the small remaining areas of fire.