On the first Sunday of the Lent, on the Orthodoxy Sunday, the Patriarch of Romanian celebrated the Divine Liturgy, assisted by a group of priests and deacons. To end with the Divine Liturgy, the 21 years of hierarchism of the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church were emphasised. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel was ordained bishop on the Orthodoxy Sunday, on 4 March 1990, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Timisoara, by His Eminence Nestor, Metropolitan of Olteniei, His Eminence Nicolae, Metropolitan of Banat and by His Eminence Timotei, Archbishop of Arad.
A week-long inter-Orthodox consultation with the aim of studying the Faith and Order document "The Nature and Mission of the Church" began its work on Thursday 3 March in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. The aim of the consultation is to offer distinctly Orthodox insights as part of a world-wide discussion of the doctrine of the Church, or "ecclesiology". The gathering is hosted by the Orthodox Church of Cyprus.
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit met with Archbishop Chrysostomos II of the Church of Cyprus and the president of Cyprus, Dr Demetris Christofias, in separate meetings Thursday in Nicosia.
As survivors begin to piece back their lives in the New Zealand city of Christchurch following a 6.3 magnitude quake that struck on February 22, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of New Zealand has initiated efforts to provide assistance to those who have lost homes and places of work. The death toll in Christchurch stands at 148, but authorities expect it to rise to near 200.
On February 14, 2011, Saint Nicholas Church and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Manhattan against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as well as other agencies and individuals, in order to foster the rebuilding at Ground Zero of the only house of worship destroyed by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.