Festal celebrations for the 27th anniversary since the enthronement of Archbishop Anastasios

Festal celebrations for the 27th anniversary since the enthronement of Archbishop Anastasios
Festal celebrations for the 27th anniversary since the enthronement of Archbishop Anastasios
Festal celebrations for the 27th anniversary since the enthronement of Archbishop Anastasios
Festal celebrations for the 27th anniversary since the enthronement of Archbishop Anastasios

With the participation of six Archpriests, many priests and a crowd of people, the 27th anniversary of the enthronement of the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Albania was celebrated on Friday, August 2, at the Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral of Tirana. 

This event is a starting point for the rebuilding, rebirth and reestablishment of the Church in the neighboring country.

Katerini welcomed the Relics of St. Dionysius of Olympus

Katerini welcomed the Relics of St. Dionysius of Olympus
Katerini welcomed the Relics of St. Dionysius of Olympus
Katerini welcomed the Relics of St. Dionysius of Olympus
Katerini welcomed the Relics of St. Dionysius of Olympus

According to an old custom, a fragment of the remains of Saint Dionysius, Patron Saint and Curator of all Pieria, was transferred for the 15th of August from the homonymous monastery of Olympus to Katerini. 

Specifically, on Thursday, August 1, in the central park of the city, the reception of the Holy Relics was held in the presence of the Clergy and the People, led by Metropolitan Bartholomew of Smyrna. Then a liturgical procession was formed to the Church of Virgin Mary Pantanassa. There the relic was placed next to the icon of Panagia Odigitria.

The feast of Prophet Elijah at The Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Friday July 20/ August 2, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of Prophet Elijah the Thesbite in his historic Holy Monastery, which is located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, near the ancient Monastery of Theotokos’ Seat.

On this feast the Church projects Prophet Elijah as a person full of strong and extreme zeal for the name of God, for which reason God graced him with the Divine power so that he was able to work many miracles and perform signs, as recorded in the books of Kings in the Old Testament and in St. James Epistle in the New Testament.

Ecumenical Patriarch: We must display strong spiritual resistance against hatred and violence

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expresses his revulsion and deep shock at the murderous US shootings at El Paso, Texas, which killed 20 and injured twenty six fellow citizens, but also at the bloody attack in Dayton, Ohio, which killed and injured many of our fellow citizens.  Patriarch Bartholomew said he strongly condemns all acts of hatred, be it racial, religious or social, but also any form of violence and fundamentalism, wherever they may come from.

Ecumenical Patriarch will visit Mount Athos in October

On Saturday, August 3, a Delegation of the Holy Community of Mount Athos, consisting of Monk Nikodemos Lavriotis, Monk Nikodemos Agiopavlitis and Hieromonk Sisois Xenofontinos, had a cooperation with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, so as to schedule the visit by Bartholomew to Mount Athos, 19-22 October.

On Saturday, October 19, the Ecumenical Patriarch will arrive at Xenophontos Monastery, his first stop on Mount Athos. At the Arsanas (a small port that only the monks have the access) of the Monastery there shall take place the official welcome of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew by the Abbot, the Holy Primates and the Representatives of the 20 Athonite Holy Monasteries.