Mobile chapel of St. Elijah consecrated for Belarusian soldiers

The first mobile chapel in honor of the prophet St. Elijah was consecrated on June 7 for the soldiers of the 38th Division Assault Brigade in Brest, Belarus. The rite of consecration was celebrated by Archbishop John of Brest and Kobryn before the beginning of the international Belarusian-Russian-Serbian “Slavic Brotherhood 2017” tactical training, reports the site of the Brest Diocese.

Bishop Irinej offers condolences on repose of Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago

His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Diocese of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church sent a letter to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expressing his condolences and offering prayers for the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of the Archdiocesan Metropolis of Chicago. Metropolitan Iakovos (89) fell asleep in the Lord on Friday evening, June 2, 2017 at Chicago's Weiss Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. A detailed tribute and biography of the late Metropolitan, who has overseen the Metropolis of Chicago since May 1, 1979, is available on the web site of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof

The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof

On Friday, 27th May/ 9th June 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received at the Patriarchate Fr. Nikolai Balasof, Dean Priest of the Moscow Patriarchate and associate of His Beatitude the Patriarch of Moscow Cyril.

His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost

His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost
His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost
His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost
His Beatitude John X presides over the Divine Liturgy of Pentecost

His Beatitude John X the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the east has assured that the Church of Antioch in which the disciples were first called, christians, is the church of the children of peace and non- violence. It is the church of staying in homeland despite all difficulties and calamities.

Bishop Nicholas Baalbaki is the new Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies

The Holy Orthodox Antiochian Synod has elected in its eighth extraordinary session held at Balamand, and presided by His Beatitude John X, his grace bishop Nicholas Baalbaki as Metropolitan to the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies to succeed the late Metropolitan Elia Saliba. It is worth mentioning that the first nomination to the vacant position had occurred by the Archdiocese’s convention consisting of clergy and laymen. The convention had introduced 6 candidates to the Holy Synod from whom the Holy Synod elected the new Metropolitan to Hama.