Archbishop Simon of Łódź and Poznań reposes in the Lord

His Eminence Archbishop Simon (Romańczuk) of Łódź and Poznań of the Polish Orthodox Church reposed in the Lord yesterday morning, June 28, 2017, reports the site of the Polish Church. The late Archbishop Simon was born on August 12, 1936, in Gusczewina near Hajnówka. In 1955, he graduated from high school and began teaching in Bielsko Podlaski and then began studying philology in Minsk. After returning to Poland, he was a teacher of Russian, Belarusian, and Latin in school in Michałowo. In 1965, he began studying at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw, where he earned a doctorate for his thesis “Orthodoxy in the Literary Output of Dostoyevsky.” On February 11, 1970, he was tonsured as a monastic. He was ordained to the diaconate four days later, and as a priest another seven days later.

Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça

Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça
Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça
Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça
Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça

On June 8, through the Blessing of Water Service, the ceremony of the inauguration of Platon High School in Korça took place. This school is part of our Church's educational system. The service was celebrated by the Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, His Beatitude Anastasios, who was assisted by the Metropolitan of Korça, His Eminence Joan and the Metropolitan of Amantia, His Eminence Nathanail. 

Monk’s tonsure at The Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Monk’s tonsure at The Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Monk’s tonsure at The Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Monk’s tonsure at The Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Monk’s tonsure at The Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Tuesday morning, 31st May/13th June 2017, the tonsure of the novice and graduate of the Patriarchal School of the Holy Zion Panayiotis Xenakis took place at the Chapel of the Holy Pentecost in the Patriarchate.

His Grace Bishop Ignacio Samaan and Rev. Archimandrite Fady Rabbat two patriarchal vicars

His Beatitude John X has designated His Grace Bishop Ignacio Samaan patriarchal vicar to Venezuella and the Islands of the Caribbean Sea and Rev. Archimandrite Fady Rabbat patriarchal vicar too, to Mexico and Central America, after the widowhood of the Archdiocese of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and the Islands of the Caribbean Sea, because of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Antonio Chedraou.

The visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem to Constantinople and Cappadocia

The visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem to Constantinople and Cappadocia
The visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem to Constantinople and Cappadocia
The visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem to Constantinople and Cappadocia
The visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem to Constantinople and Cappadocia

The visit of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos at the Ecumenical Patriarchate and later on to Cappadocia began on Friday, 3rd/ 16th June 2017. His Beatitude was invited by the All-Holy Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos for this visit, as the latter has undertaken pilgrimage tours to Churches and Holy Monasteries of our nation which have been deserted since the exchange of populations in 1922.