The blessing and the inauguration of the social canteen for the faithful with low material possibilities, for eldery persons, for the ill and solitary were performed on Saturday, 14 November 2015, in the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Ioan of Banat at the Romanian Orthodox Parish “Iosefin” in Timişoara, as the official web site of Metropolis of Banat informs.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Sunday inaugurated a new church and Orthodox cultural center in Alanya, a district of popular vacation resort Antalya. The church comes at a time as more Russian and Ukrainian tourists flock to the seaside town both as tourists and residents. Bartholomew presided over a mass at the opening of the church.
On Thursday the 30th of October/12th of November 2015, a group of 30 Greek pilgrims from the island of Thera and Ioannina, led by the Most Reverend Epiphanios, Metropolitan of Thera, Amorgos and Islands, visited the Patriarchate. They were accompanied by Archimandrite Christoforos Karamolengos.
The Antiochian Village is a spiritual revelation. There are facilities where the faithful will be able to stay in for some days, praying, contemplating, learning, mixing with others, etc.… it is the church in the world.
On the sixth anniversary of the death of Serbian Patriarch of blessed memory Paul, on 15 November 2015, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Liturgy at the Rakovica Monastery.
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis concelebrated. After the Liturgy the panichida was served at the grave of Patriarch Pavle.