New church of St. Paisios the Athonite consecrated in Syria

New church of St. Paisios the Athonite consecrated in Syria
New church of St. Paisios the Athonite consecrated in Syria
New church of St. Paisios the Athonite consecrated in Syria
New church of St. Paisios the Athonite consecrated in Syria

A new church dedicated to St. Paisios the Athonite was consecrated in Syria on July 11, on the eve of his feast. The church is located in the Monastery of the Lifegiving Spring of the Theotokos in the Syrian province of Latakia, reports Romfea.

Memory Eternal! + Metropolitan Paul Saliba of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines

Memory Eternal! Metropolitan Paul Saliba of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines

In the hope of resurrection and eternal life, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and all the East announces the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Paul (Saliba) of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. He fell asleep in the Lord on the morning of July 1, 2017, at the age of 77.

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph fondly recalls Metropolitan Paul as a gifted administrator over the decades they knew each other both in the Middle East and North America. Like Sayidna Joseph, Sayidna Paul received whole congregations from different Christian denominations, especially in the Philippines in recent years, into Holy Orthodoxy.

On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit

On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit
On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit
On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit
On commemoration day of St. Sergius of Radonezh Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius monastery’s church of the Holy Spirit

On July 18, 2017, when the Church honours the memory of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in the St. Sergius Monastery of the Holy Trinity.

Feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Capernaum

Feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Capernaum
Feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Capernaum
Feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Capernaum
Feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Capernaum

On Wednesday, 29th June/12th July 2017, the memory of the Holy glorious and leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul was celebrated by the Patriarchate at their Holy Monastery at the North-west shore of the Sea of Tiberias.

3D panoramas of Russian holy places available online

3D panoramas of Russian holy places available online
3D panoramas of Russian holy places available online
3D panoramas of Russian holy places available online
3D panoramas of Russian holy places available online

Vladimir Eshtokin, photographer for the online Orthodox journal “Foma,” has created a new site of 3D panoramas of various Orthodox holy sites in Moscow and other cities and villages of Russia.