New church consecrated on spot of arrested Romanovs' disembarkation in Ekaterinburg

A new church in Ekaterinburg dedicated to the Port Arthur Icon of the Mother of God was consecrated on its patronal feast today by Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhoturye, reports the diocesan website. As online journal Foma notes, the church was built on the site where Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their daughter Grand Duchess Maria, who were under arrest, first got off the train in Ekaterinburg in April 1918. The rest of their children were brought to the city later in May.

Foundation of Russian-Serbian Church In Republika Srpska to be consecrated on centenary of Romanov martyrdom

Construction on a Russian-Serbian church is beginning in the city of Banja Luka in Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), which will be executed in the Russian ecclesiastical architectural style. According to Bishop Ephraim of Banja Luka, the foundation of the new church is planned to be consecrated on July 17, 2018, the centenary of the martyrdom of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family, reports pravoslavie.ru.

The Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord at the Jerusalem Patriarchate

The Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord at the Jerusalem Patriarchate
The Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord at the Jerusalem Patriarchate
The Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord at the Jerusalem Patriarchate
The Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord at the Jerusalem Patriarchate

On Saturday, 6th/19th August 2017, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord was celebrated at the Patriarchate.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State

On 22 August 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State

DECR Chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR) with the Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin who is on an official visit to Russia at the invitation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs.