Thousands of believers join the all-Ukrainian cross procession at Pochaev Lavra

In the morning of July 9 right after a prayer service at the Dormition Cathedral the all-Ukrainian procession of the cross started from the Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra, reports the information and education department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC MP).

First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy

First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy
First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy
First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy
First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy

Goliath’s death is described in gruesome detail in the Bible, but how the Philistine champion would have been laid to rest has been a mystery. Scientists now say an extraordinary find may lay that giant enigma, much like the biblical villain, to rest.

Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope

Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope
Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope
Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope
Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope

On the two days of 21st and 22nd May 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, continued his many days of pastoral and missionary journey to provinces of the Throne in South Africa, and arrived in the city of Durban, of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope, where he was warmly welcomed by the local Metropolitan Sergios and the entire Hellenic Community.

Saint Vitus Day solemnly celebrated at Lazarica Church in the Zvezdara district

Saint Vitus Day solemnly celebrated at Lazarica Church in the Zvezdara district
Saint Vitus Day solemnly celebrated at Lazarica Church in the Zvezdara district
Saint Vitus Day solemnly celebrated at Lazarica Church in the Zvezdara district
Saint Vitus Day solemnly celebrated at Lazarica Church in the Zvezdara district

The church patron-day of Great Martyr Prince Lazar of Serbia was celebrated solemnly inthe church of St. Greatmartyr Prince Lazar in the Zvezdara district of Belgrade.

On Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 5 p.m.  the Vesper service was performed by presbyter Srecko Bogicevic, parish priest of Lazarica. At 8 p.m. the All-night Vigil service was celebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Dragoslav Stikic, principal of the Lazarica church, in the presence of His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch. At midnight presbyter Srecko Bogicevic officiated the Holy Liturgy.

The feast of the Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate

The feast of the Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate
The feast of the Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate
The feast of the Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate
The feast of the Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate

On Monday, the 14th/27th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the Prophet Elisha at the Monastery dedicated to his name in Jericho, near the sycamore tree where Zacchaeus the tax collector had climbed to see the Lord “because he was short”.