The 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference begins

The 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference begins
The 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference begins
The 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference begins
The 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference begins

On October 11, 2015, the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference was opened at the Orthodox Center of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambesy near Geneva. It is chaired by Metropolitan John of Pergamon, Patriarchate of Constantinople.

His Grace Metropolitan Jeremiah of Switzerland officiated the Holy Liturgy in the church of Saint Paul the Apostle. He was concelebrated by representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches. The working session began on Monday, October 12th, 2015. By the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops, the Serbian Orthodox Church is represented at this conference by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa and protopresbyter Gajo Gajic.

Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa

Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa
Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa
Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa
Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa

On Saturday 3rd October 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the start of the new Parliamentary Period of the plenary session of the Pan-African Parliament.

Church opens new center for work with deaf and hearing-impaired people in Moscow

On October 4, 2015, a new social and missionary center for work with deaf and hearing-impaired people was opened at the Church of All Saints of Russia in the Novokosino district of eastern Moscow, reports Patriarchia.ru. A Divine Liturgy with sign language interpretation was celebrated at the church in Novokosino on that day. The service was headed by Bishop Panteleimon (Shatov) of Orekhovo-Zuyevo, chairman of the Synodal Department for the Church Charity and Social Ministry. From that day on every Saturday Divine Liturgies at this church will be accompanied with sign language interpretation.

The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history

The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history
The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history
The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history
The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history

Kizlyar, Dagestan (or Daghestan: an autonomous republic in SW Russia, on western shore of the Caspian Sea), October 3, 2015

On October 2, 2015, in the town of Kizlyar of the Dagestan Republic, Bishop Varlaam of Makhachkala and Grozny headed the procession of the Cross from the St. Nicholas Church to the St. George’s Cathedral; it was timed to coincide with the 1000th anniversary of repose of Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, and the 280th anniversary of the city’s foundation, reports the Makhachkala Diocese’s official website.

A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage

A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage
A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage
A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage
A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage

A monument titled “Reunification,” dedicated to the reestablishment of unity within the Local Russian Orthodox Church was unveiled on September 30, 2015, at Kursk-Root Hermitage in Russia.