On Sunday, August 11, 2013, His All-Holiness visited the second session of Paidopoli, a children's Summer Camp program of the Ecumenical Patriarchate that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year on Proti Island. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the Paraklesis Service at the historic Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of the Transfiguration. Afterward, at a reception prepared in the monastery's courtyard, Ms. Maria Apostolidou, president of the camp committee, thanked the Ecumenical Patriarch for his support. There followed a play and musical performances by the children attending the camp. Among those in attendance were Metropolitans Irenaios of Myriophyton and Peristasis as well as Elpidophoros of Bursa, members of the camp's Board of Directors, together with local volunteers and visitors from Greece and abroad.
On Monday, the 23rh of July/5th of August 2013, His Beatitude Theophilos, Our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, was visited by the Patriarchal Commissioner in Bethlehem, Archbishop of Jordan, Theophylaktos, accompanied by select members of the Arab-speaking Community of Bethlehem (Rum Orthodox). At the meeting, He was informed about the completion of necessary works and preparations for the foundation of a Spiritual Center near the pilgrimage site of Bethlehem. The center aims to offer religious, Christian, linguistic and technical information mostly intended for the youth of the Bethlehem congregation.
The Church of Holy Royal Martyrs in the town of Hua Hin in Thailand will be the seventh Orthodox Church in the country. For nearly 15 years of Orthodoxy in the country this is more than little.
Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, told the Golos Rossii radio station about the building of the Church and development of Orthodoxy in Thailand.
Russian Orthodox Church sends money to Patriarchate of Antioch to help people affected by armed conflict in Syria8. August 2013 - 10:41
The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for Church Charity and Social Service transferred 1,320,407 $ to the bank account of the Patriarchate of Antioch in the beginning of August 2013. The money was collected at the Russian Orthodox churches with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to help people affected by the military hostilities in Syria.
On Sunday, August 4, 2013, His All-Holiness presided over the Paraklesis Service at the monastery of St. George Karypi on the Princes' Island of Antigoni (Burgazada). The sermon was offered by Archimandrite Kyrillos Syki, a priest of the Metropolis of Didymoteichon, Orestias and Souflion.