Patriarch Kirill to again lead celebrations of 1,000th anniversary of Russian presence on Athos

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia plans to visit Athos in spring 2016, when the 1,000th anniversary of Russian presence on Athos is set to be celebrated.

"I hope His Holiness will visit Athos in 2016. I think it will most likely happen in spring. Of course, we will try to mark this wonderful date well," head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, told reporters in Moscow on Thursday, responding to a question from Interfax-Religion.

St. George of Drama Has Been Entered into the Calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church

At the end of the solemn meeting of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, in the presence of His Eminence Pavlos, Metropolitan of Drama, the Holy Synod decided to add St. George (Karslides) the New Confessor of Drama to the calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church.

In the historical parekklesion (chapel) of the Great Martyr St. George of the Patriarchal residence an icon and a reliquary containing a fragment of the holy relics of St. George are sheltered, offered by His Eminence Metropolitan Pavlos of Drama on July 20, 2010 on the occasion of the birthday of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel and of the re-consecration of the historical parekklesion.

Georgian archbishop says, investigations prove that the relics of St. Maximus the Confessor are in Georgia

  With the blessing of His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia the Fifth International Theological Conference was held in Tbilisi. This year scientists, researchers, and Church figures from Serbia, Greece, Russia, the UK and Australia took part in the conference which was dedicated to the life and activity of St. Maximus the Confessor (c. 580-c. 662; feast: August 13/26).

100th birthday of Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah of St. Panteleimon Monastery is Celebrated on Mt. Athos

  The All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy were celebrated on October 21 and 22 at the Church of the Intercession at the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos by Metropolitan Yevlogy of Vladimir and Suzdal, Metropolitan Sergy of Ternopol and Kremenets, Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk and Bishop Nil of Murom and Vyazniki.

100th birthday of Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah of St. Panteleimon Monastery is Celebrated on Mt. Athos

  Са благословом Његове Светости Католикос-Патријарха грузијског Илије II у Тбилисију је одржана Пета међународна богословска конференција. Ове године научници, истраживачи и црквени великодостојници из Србије, Грчке, Русије, Велике Британије и Аустралије учествовали су у конференцији која је посвећена животу и активностима Св. Максима Исповедника (око 580. – око 620.; празник: 13/26. августа).