On Wednesday, April 13, clergy and faithful gathered at the administrative center of the Eastern American Diocese in Howell, NJ, to prayerfully commemorate the 40th anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Averky (Taushev) of Syracuse & Holy Trinity, a distinguished hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, theologian and church author, and longtime rector of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY.
The Western American Diocese Will Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of Saint John the Wonderworker18. April 2016 - 14:47
“Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants” (Leviticus 25:10).
The Western American Diocese is announces the 50th Anniversary from the repose of our Father among the Saints JOHN Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker from June 30 to July 2, 2016.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion is scheduled to preside over the solemn Divine Services in honor of Saint John’s memory, accompanied by the members of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, other hierarchs and local and guest clergy.
Please pray for OCMC’s newest missionaries Fr. Paul and Pres. Katerina Patitsas who are currently serving at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Auckland, New Zealand. Through your support that can further answer their call to share the Faith with the people of New Zealand and throughout the islands of Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa!
Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral attended the enthronement of Metropolitan Nicholas of Apollonia and Fier at the Cathedral of Saint George in Fier, Albania, on 16 April 2016 as well as the enthronement of the new Metropolitan in Elbasan, Anthony.
Metropolitan Nicholas has been a Vicar Bishop of Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, who performed the rite of enthronement with the concelebration of the members of the Synod of the Orthodox Church in Albania.
On Wednesday, the 31st of March/13th of April 2016, the President of Israel, Mr Reuven Rivlin, met with the Heads of Jerusalem Churches as representatives of Christians within the State of Israel.
At the meeting, that took place at the Presidential Palace, an interesting discussion took place between the Heads of Churches and President Rivlin on incidents of fanatic violence committed by extreme religious and political individuals and groups, both locally and internationally, an on ways of combatting them.