Mass baptism celebrated in Congo River

Mass baptism celebrated in Congo River
Mass baptism celebrated in Congo River
Mass baptism celebrated in Congo River
Mass baptism celebrated in Congo River

Several Congolese catechumens were recently received into the holy Orthodox Church in a mass Baptism ceremony on the banks of the Congo River. The holy Sacrament was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon of Brazzaville and Gabon of the Alexandrian Orthodox Church on Saturday on the border between the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports Romfea.

Met. Onuphry visits, greets orphans with Paschal joy

Met. Onuphry visits, greets orphans with Paschal joy
Met. Onuphry visits, greets orphans with Paschal joy
Met. Onuphry visits, greets orphans with Paschal joy
Met. Onuphry visits, greets orphans with Paschal joy

Following the Sunday Divine Liturgy at the Holy Ascension Banchensky Monastery yesterday, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine visited the children’s treatment-rehabilitation center “Faith, Hope, and Love,” to greet the orphans cared for by the monastery with the Paschal joy of the Risen Lord, reports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Telephone Conversation between the President of the Russian Federation and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

On the evening of Holy Tuesday, April 3, 2018, His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, who is currently visiting Ankara, spoke over the telephone with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and expressed his gratitude for the congratulatory wishes he received on the occasion of his reelection as President of the Russian Federation.

Thousands attend Paschal midnight service in Bucharest: ‘This feast gives a meaning to the whole existence’

Thousands attend Paschal midnight service in Bucharest: ‘This feast gives a meaning to the whole existence’
Thousands attend Paschal midnight service in Bucharest: ‘This feast gives a meaning to the whole existence’
Thousands attend Paschal midnight service in Bucharest: ‘This feast gives a meaning to the whole existence’
Thousands attend Paschal midnight service in Bucharest: ‘This feast gives a meaning to the whole existence’

Thousands attended the Paschal midnight service officiated by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel Saturday night in Bucharest.

Concelebrants for the service were His Grace Varlaam of Ploiesti, assistant bishop to the patriarch, and His Grace Timotei of Prahova, assistant bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest.

Monument to Protection of Mother of God consecrated in Ukrainian Cossack city on Annunciation

A monument to the Holy Protection of the Mother of God was consecrated on the feast of Annunciation in the city of Krivoy Rog, 250 miles southwest of Kiev. The monument is especially appropriate given that the Theotokos is the patroness of the Cossacks, whose traditions permeate the region.

The 13-ft. sculpture of the Mother of God is made of bronze and mounted on a 13-ft. pedestal, reports First City.