Completion of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit to Morocco

Completion of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit to Morocco
Completion of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit to Morocco
Completion of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit to Morocco
Completion of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit to Morocco

The visit of His Most Holiness the Bartholomaios , the Ecumenical Patriarch to the city of in Marrakech in Morocco, which tookmplace from the 3rd – 5th November 2017, as part of the 10th international Meeting of the "World Policy Conference " organized by the French IFRIS Institute, has been completed.

HB Anastasios about The Church of Albania: The terrible trials made it look like desolate land

Difficulties of Confessing the Orthodox Faith during Communism in Albania and the importance of religious freedom today

“For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake” (Phil. 1:29).

Survey shows 64% of Russians trust Orthodox Church

More than half of Russians trust in the Russian Orthodox Church, according to data from a recent survey from the Public Opinion Foundation, reports RIA-Novosti.

According to the survey, 64% of respondents consider themselves Orthodox, 8% Muslim, and 22% consider themselves unbelievers. Overall, 64% trust the Russian Orthodox Church, while 19% expressed their distrust. 51% expressed trust for Patriarch Kirill, and 21% distrust. In addition, 69% of respondents said their attitude towards the Russian Church has not changed in recent years, while 12% said their attitude has either improved or worsened.

A Green Attica for a Sustainable Environment

Preserving the Planet and Protecting Its People

June 5-8, 2018
The Saronic Islands, Attica, Greece

This international ecological symposium organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Regional Prefecture of Attiki will convene theologians and scientists, political and business leaders, as well as activists and journalists from all over the world. Participants will explore the pressing environmental problems of the region and its islands, examining the connections between ecology and economy, particularly in the context of pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

His Beatitude Chrysostomos II celebrates his name day

On 13 November 2017 His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus, celebrates his name day.

He was born in Tala village, Paphos. At the age of 10 he lost his father and two years later, after finishing his elementary education, he joined the monastery of Ayios Neophytos in Paphos. He also attended Paphos Gymnasium, graduating in 1963. On 3 November, of the same year, he was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Trimithounda, Georgios.