On Monday, 30 November 2015, the solemn Orthodox funeral service was celebrated in Darwin for a Russian Royal who died alone on 27 September 2015 in the Australian Northern Territory town of Katherine. His family was trying to find him just days before they learned he was dead.
On November 24, 2015, the presentation of the book ‘A Servant of God’ devoted to the life and work of His Holiness Iliya II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, took place at the St. Tikhon Orthodox University of the Humanities (STOUH). It was a follow-up of the presentation of this book which took place on October 16 in Tbilisi.
The Moscow Patriarchate develops much more rapidly if compared to other religious organizations in Russia, renowned religious expert Roman Silantyev said.
“Every year our Church becomes more powerful and plays more important role in our society. Today the Russian Orthodox Church is the most rapidly growing religious organization in Russia: for the last ten years the number of its legal entities has grown for 25%,” Silantyev said in his interview with the Russkaya Planetawebsite.
On Sunday, the 9th/22nd of November 2015, the feast day of St. Nektarios the wonder-worker and Archbishop of Pentapolis, the Patriarchate celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem.
On the occasion of this fortunate event a Doxology was celebrated at the katholikon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection, led by His Beatitude. Co-officiating were Hagiotaphite Primates and Hieromonks, members of the Arabic-speaking flock, and pilgrims, in the presence of Mr Georgios Zacharoudiakis, the Greek Consul-General to Jerusalem.
At the conclusion of the Doxology, the concelebrants returned to the Patriarchate where His Eminence Aristarchos, Archbishop of Constantina, addressed the Patriarch on behalf of the Holy and Sacred Synod.
Belarusian journalists finished the work on a new pro-life movie called “Athos – pro-life! The legacy of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos”. The first copy of a movie created by Artem Mahakeev and Matvey Rodov was given as a present to a First Lady of Serbia during her visiting of a cathedral church in Minsk.