3rd July Orthodox Church community in Sydney, which split from the Patriarchate of Constantinople Australian Archdiocese, and which for years was under the jurisdiction of the schismatic so called "Old Calendarists" church of true Orthodox Christians," has decided to return to the bosom of the Mother-Church. For that 78.5% parishioners voted , reported web portal Amen.
On the celebration regarding 40 years since the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Maksim of Bulgaria, the Serbian Orthodox Church was represented by His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan.
This year's "Pavlia" has finished with a vesper service at the altar of St. Paul the Apostle in Veria. On the eve of the Day of Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles, in the church with their names in Veria, the Vesper service was served by Metropolitan George of Accra, the representative of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.
Orthodox Christians will continue to call things moral and immoral, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, said at the Russian-Italian conference entitled "Economy Needs Ethical Regulators" held in Moscow.
"Everything that concerns people, everything that affects their life and daily bread, the wellbeing of their families, and the future of their society, is naturally an area of concern for believers, the Church," he said.
The priest said he and "the entire Christian tradition" disagree with the people who say that "it is not the responsibility of the Church and believers to speak about economics and that economics is an area restricted to economists and those who take an active part in economic processes on the level of the elite."
According to the research of Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, in last 111 years he religious landscape of sub-Saharan Africa has changed dramatically. As of 1900, both Muslims and Christians were relatively small minorities in the region. The vast majority of people practiced traditional African religions, while adherents of Christianity and Islam combined made up less than a quarter of the population.