First Orthodox abbess enthroned in Fiji

For the first few years of its existence, the Monastery of the Dormition in Saweni, Fiji had no official spiritual head. However, as the “Pacific Islands Greek Orthodox Church” Facebook group reports, Abbess Gerontissa Melani has been officially installed as the abbess of the monastery.

The convent, which sits near the coast in the northwestern Lautoka area of the main island, is under the jurisdiction of the Metropolis of New Zealand of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The enthronement was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochius of New Zealand, the Basilica News Agency reports.

The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem

The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem
The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem
The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem
The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem

On Friday February 3/16, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Simeon the God-receiver, who held in his holy arms our Lord Who was brought to the Temple according to the Law when He was forty days old. The feast was held at the Holy Monastery of St. Simeon where his tomb lies, at the Katamon district of West Jerusalem.

Women killed at Dagestan church to be buried on church grounds as having received martyric deaths

The five women, Vera, Lyudmila, Nadezhda, Irina, and Vera, who were shot and killed outside of the Cathedral of St. George in the city of Kizlyar, in the Russian Dagestan Republic on Sunday will be buried on the territory of the church, the acting head of Dagestan Vladimir Vasiliev said at a meeting with Kizlyar city administration yesterday, reports Interfax-Religion.

The Patriarch of Alexandria visits Sudan

The Patriarch of Alexandria visits Sudan
The Patriarch of Alexandria visits Sudan
The Patriarch of Alexandria visits Sudan
The Patriarch of Alexandria visits Sudan

On 14th February 2018, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Eminence Nicodemus Metropolitan of Memphis and Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo, arrived in Khartoum, capital of Sudan.

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with King of Jordan

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with King of Jordan
Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with King of Jordan
Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with King of Jordan
Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with King of Jordan

On 15 February 2018, at the Throne Hall of the Patriarchal Chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.