In Notre Damme Orthodox All Night Vigil served on the Eve of the feast day of St. Dionysius the Areopagite

The Orthodox All night vigil was served on October 9, in the church of Notre Dame, on the occasion of St. Dionysius, the first Parisian bishop, who is honoured by both the Orthodox and the Catholics.

The solemn service was held by the head of the Diocese of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in France, Metropolitan Emanuel of Gaul.

The Saint Dionysius the Areopagite - holy martyr, one of the seventy apostles. He was Athenian aristocrate, who was converted to Christianity by Saint Paul the Apostle during the significant speech in the Athenian areopagus.

Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova

Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova
Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova
Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova
Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia paid his primatial visit to Moldova on October 8-10, 2011.

Over 70 lost old icons given to the Church

Over 70 antique icons that had been taken out of the Russia following the revolution and during WWII were handed over today by patron Sergei Shmakov as a gift to the Russian Orthodox Church. This charitable act was part of a project blessed by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. It took the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Avdeev, and the businessman-patron many trips abroad over the course of a year to find these unique examples of Russian iconography.

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny

On 2 October 2011, the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, consecrated the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny and officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the newly consecrated church.

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome
Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome
Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome
Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome

On September 28, 2011, the commemoration day of the Holy Protomartyr Nicetas, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome. The service was organized with the support of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.