Solemn celebrations of the Nativity of Christ took place on Mt. Athos

The brethren of the Russian St. Panteleimon’s Monastery on Mt. Athos celebrated the radiant feast of the Nativity of Christ with a solemn Liturgy on the night of January 6/7, reports the Afonit.info portal.

This feast on Holy Mount Athos, “abode of the Mother of God”, is honored with a special love and reverence from the most ancient times.

The Feast of Epiphany at the Phanar

The Feast of Epiphany at the Phanar
The Feast of Epiphany at the Phanar
The Feast of Epiphany at the Phanar
The Feast of Epiphany at the Phanar

On Tuesday, January, 06, 2015, His All-Holiness presided over the concelebration of the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Epiphany and Service of the Great Blessing of the Waters, together with Elder Metropolitan Constantine of Nicea, Metropolitans Joseph of Proikonnisos, Meliton of Philadelphia, Demetrios of Sevasteia, Athenagoras of Kydonies, Maximos of Selyvria and Amphilochios of Adrianopolis.

Proclamation Of the Solemn Year Of The Parish And Monastery Mission at the Romanian Patriarchate

On the first day of the year, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church officially proclaimed the year 2015 as Solemn year of the parish and monastery mission today and as Commemorative year of Saint John Chrysostom and of the great shepherds of souls in the eparchies of the Romanian Patriarchate.

His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon

His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon
His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon
His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon
His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon

On Friday, January 2, 2015, His All-Holiness Bartholomew I attended a luncheon hosted by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul to honor the leaders of non-Muslim minorities living in Turkey.

Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church

Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church
Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church
Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church
Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church

On December 5, 2014 during the Divine Liturgy in the lower church of the Transfiguration Cathedral, Metropolitan Ignaty of Khabarovsk and Amur ordained an off campus [distance learning] student, Anatoly Kung (Kung Cheung Ming, 龔長明) to the diaconate.