Tonsure of a new monk at The Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The monk’s tonsure of the novice and helper of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Basil took place at the Pentecost chapel in the Patriarchate on Thursday afternoon, July 19/ August 1, 2019. The tonsure was performed by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos at the presence of Geronda Sacristan Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis, Geronda Secretary-General Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archbishop Methodios of Tabor, Archbishop Demetrios of Lydda and Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis and other Hagiotaphite Fathers, the Archimandrites Bartholomew and Nectarios, and the ministering Fathers of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Metropolitan of Kananga at the construction of the Annunciation Church in Bilomba

The Metropolitan of Kananga at the construction of the Annunciation Church in Bilomba
The Metropolitan of Kananga at the construction of the Annunciation Church in Bilomba
The Metropolitan of Kananga at the construction of the Annunciation Church in Bilomba
The Metropolitan of Kananga at the construction of the Annunciation Church in Bilomba

On Thursday, August 8, Metropolitan Theodosius of Kananga, with his missionary escort and after a laborious journey, arrived in the village of Bilomba to oversee the construction of the Church of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary. This Holy Church is built with the blessings of Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and all Africa.

Memorial service for the late Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus at the Metropolis of Nairobi

Metropolitan Makarios of Nairobi celebrated with pomp the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Transfiguration on the outskirts of Nairobi, in Kamagoo.  At the end of the Divine Liturgy, the Metropolitan held the annual memorial service for Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus. In his speech, the Metropolitan referred to the role and the great contribution of the late with the establishment of the Patriarchal School that really serves the pastoral functions and the missionary needs of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa.

Restoration work completed at St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. Sinai

Many years of restoration work at the ancient St. Catherine’s Monastery, carried out under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, have been completed.

During the project, the territory surrounding the monastery was landscaped, the roads leading to the monastery and to Mount Moses were repaired, larger parking spaces for buses were created, and an electronic security system was installed, reports Romfea.

Visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch to the new Mayor of Silivri

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, accompanied by Metropolitans Emmanuel of France and Maximos of Silivri, and Dimitar Atanasov, advisor and legal counsel of the Great Church of Christ, paid a courtesy visit today, August 7, to the new Mayor of Silivri, Volkan Yilmaz. In the afternoon, the Ecumenical Patriarch officiated at the liturgy of the Theotokion of the Small Paraklesis held in the Holy Chapel of the Holy Unmercenaries, in the Nursing Home of Valoukli (Balikli) Charities. The Ecumenical Patriarch then served a Trisagion for the soul of the late Metropolitan Panteleimon of Tyroloi and Serention, who died today at the age of 90.