‘Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace’, an International meeting in Assisi

‘Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace’, an International meeting in Assisi
‘Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace’, an International meeting in Assisi
‘Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace’, an International meeting in Assisi
‘Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace’, an International meeting in Assisi

On October 27, 2011, a day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world was held in Assisi, Italy, under the motto ‘Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace’.

Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross

Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross
Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross
Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross
Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, accompanied by Their Graces Bishops Hrizostom of Zica, Irinej of Backa, Jovan of Sumadija and Andrej of Remesiana and deacon Aleksandar Sekulic, ends today its first peaceful visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate afther the election and the introduction to the throne of the Serbian Patriarchs.

20th anniversary of election and enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew

20th anniversary of election and enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew
20th anniversary of election and enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew
20th anniversary of election and enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew
20th anniversary of election and enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew

On 22 October 2011, the great archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne,
Athenagoros celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St.
George the Victorious in the Phanar to mark the 20th anniversary of the election
and enthronement of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg

300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg
300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg
300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg
300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg

300 thousands of people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin when the shrine stayed in St.Petersburg, head of Andrew the First-Called Foundation press service Alexander Gatilin said.

Fear of Radical Islam in Syria

Fear of Radical Islam in Syria

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim Friday added its voice to that of the Maronite Patriarch Boutros Bechara Rahi, expressing his concern about the possible arrival of the "Salafis" (radical islamists) to power in Syria. 

Patriarch Ignatius, who gave an interview to radio VDL, said that today Christians of Syria are free and united. The Patriarch emphasized that his concern related to possible changes in Syria. The head of the Antiochian Orthodox Church said that he would like to see the status to be preserved as it was in last thirty years, when nothing had not been committed against the Christians.