The Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem visits the Patriarchate

The Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem visits the Patriarchate
The Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem visits the Patriarchate
The Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem visits the Patriarchate
The Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem visits the Patriarchate

On the morning of Saturday, the 3rd/16th of July 2016, the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem, Mr Fouad Twal, accompanied by two clerics, visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of his retirement after eight years in the position of Patriarch at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, first established in 1845.

The Gathering of the Apostles in Tiberias (2016)

On Wednesday, the 30th of June/13th of July 2016, the Patriarchate observed the feast of the Gathering of the Twelve Apostles at the Monastery dedicated to them in Tiberias, on the west coast of the Tiberian Sea.

15th Russian-German Forum of Civil Societies “Petersburg Dialogue”

The 15th Russian-German Forum of Civil Societies “Petersburg Dialogue” was held on July 14-15, 2016, in St. Petersburg, under the theme “Russia and Germany in Face of Global Challenges”.

Participating in the event were representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, including Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and cochairman of the Churches in Europe working group; Archpriest Sergiy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for the far-abroad; Hieromonk Ioann Kopeikin, pro-rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies; Archpriest Constantine Golovatsky, head of the St. Petersburg diocesan youth department; Rev. Antony Borisov, pro-rector of Moscow Theological Academy and Seminary; Rev. Iliya Kosykh, head of the DECR Communication Service; V. Kipshidze, deputy head of the Department for Church-Society and Mass Media Relations; S. Ochkanov, DECR secretariat for the far-abroad; and F. Champion, DECR secretariat for inter-Christian relations.

Victims of the terror act commemorated at St. Nicholas’s in Nice

On July 17, 2016, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese, who came to Nice in connection with the tragic events, which took place in the city on the night of July 15, celebrated the Sunday Divine Liturgy and after it a requiem service for the victims of the barbaric terrorist act committed in the city.

More Than 2000 Young People Expected To Participate In The International Orthodox Youth Meeting In Bucharest

More than 2,000 Orthodox people from all over the world are expected to participate in the International Orthodox Youth Meeting. The event organised by the Archdiocese of Bucharest in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate will be hosted in Bucharest city.

Given the fact that the year 2016 was declared by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church as the Solemn year of the religious education of the Christian Orthodox Youth, with the blessing of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, the International Orthodox Youth Meeting will take place in Bucharest (1-4 September 2016).