Celebration of the First and Second Finding of the Venerable Head of St John the Baptist on the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem

Celebration of the First and Second Finding of the Venerable Head of St John the Baptist on the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem
Celebration of the First and Second Finding of the Venerable Head of St John the Baptist on the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem
Celebration of the First and Second Finding of the Venerable Head of St John the Baptist on the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem
Celebration of the First and Second Finding of the Venerable Head of St John the Baptist on the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the feast day of the Chapel of the Finding of the Venerable Head of St John the Baptist was celebrated at Ascension Convent on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy at Convent of Protecting Veil of the Mother of God on the 2nd Sunday of Lent

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy at Convent of Protecting Veil of the Mother of God on the 2nd Sunday of Lent
Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy at Convent of Protecting Veil of the Mother of God on the 2nd Sunday of Lent
Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy at Convent of Protecting Veil of the Mother of God on the 2nd Sunday of Lent
Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy at Convent of Protecting Veil of the Mother of God on the 2nd Sunday of Lent

On 8 March 2015, the 2nd Sunday of Lent, the commemoration day of St Gregory Palamas the Archbishop of Thessalonica and the feast of the finding of the holy relics of the Blessed Matrona of Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Stavropegic Convent of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Moscow. This year marks the 380th anniversary of the foundation of the convent and the 20th anniversary of its revival.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits refugee camp

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits refugee camp
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits refugee camp
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits refugee camp
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits refugee camp

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited refugees from Iraq on the northeast Turkish border of Yalova, near the east coast of the Sea of Marmara. Over the last two years, some 700 refugees – mostly of Syro-Jacobite and Chaldean background – are living in accommodations rented by the Syro-Jacobites of Istanbul. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was received by the Archbishop of Istanbul and Ankara, His Eminence Mor Filüksinos Yusuf Çetin.

Chinese version of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk's book "The Sacrament of Faith" comes out

The Chinese version of Metropolitan Hilarion’s book ‘The Sacrament of Faith’ has come out. It has been prepared by the Orthodox Brotherhood of Ss Peter and Paul in Hong Kong. The translation was made by Ling Seng, a young expert in Russian language and literature who studies at the extramural department of Khabarovsk Seminary.

The book has been published by the China Orthodox Press publishers. It will be available for the Chinese reader in the format of traditional hieroglyphs both in paper and in electronic writing at the publishers’ shop.

Metropolitan Hilarion’s book ‘The Sacrament of Faith’ first came out in 1996. Its Russian edition has been republished nine times. The latest, tenth, edition translated into Chinese was published by the Moscow Patriarchate Publishers in 2013. The book is translated into the English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Greek, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian, Romanian, Finnish, Swedish and Japanese languages.

Archbishop of America Demetrios crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge with President Barack Obama

 Archbishop Demetrios of America, together with President Barack Obama and other major civic and religious leaders, walked today, March 7, 2015, the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

On March 15, 1965, Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America had come here and participated in the March on Selma, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Upon his arrival to Selma, Archbishop Demetrios noted, "It is truly a blessing to travel to Selma to pay tribute to the legacy of both Dr. King and Archbishop Iakovos. The promotion and protection of civil rights transcends politics since the ability to determine one`s future is a God-given blessing."