Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village

Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village
Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village
Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village
Relics of priest martyred in 1919 rediscovered in Ukrainian village

The burial place and precious remains of a priest who was martyred by the communist authorities were recently discovered in a Ukrainian village within the Diocese of Alexandria of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

1500 years of Georgian Monasticism—St. Shio-Mgvime Monastery

1500 years of Georgian Monasticism—St. Shio-Mgvime Monastery
1500 years of Georgian Monasticism—St. Shio-Mgvime Monastery
1500 years of Georgian Monasticism—St. Shio-Mgvime Monastery
1500 years of Georgian Monasticism—St. Shio-Mgvime Monastery

On May 9/22, the Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of Syrian-Antiochian St. Shio of Mgvime the Anchorite (sixth century),1 one of the founders of Georgian monasticism. Like the first monks of Kievan Rus’, the Christian anchorites (hermits) of Transcaucasia secluded themselves in caves, and St. Shio of Mgvime or St. Shio of the Caves (as Mgvime means cave in Georgian) became one of the pillars of the faith of Iberia (ancient Georgia, a Portion of the Mother of God)2.

Ascension of Our Lord - Patron Saint-day of the Serbian capital

The City of Belgrade marked its Patron Saint-day (slava) - Ascension of Our Lord with the Patriarchal Liturgy

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Ascension of Our Lord with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Vaja Jovic, archpriest Dejan Jakovljevic, presbyterс Predrag Timotijevic and Slavisa Popovic, protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon Bosko Savic on 28 May 2020.

Leadership of Assembly of Bishops Appeals for Equitable Treatment of Religion in Reopening of States

Today, the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America met via video conference and determined that a direct appeal to several Governors be made to insist on the equitable treatment of religion in the reopening of certain States.

Desecration of Orthodox church in Pontus

A Greek Orthodox church has been at the mercy of sacrilegious people in the village of Hasera (Yesildere), in the Argyroupolis area of ​​Pontus. The case was brought to light by the pro-Kurdish HDP MP of Armenian descent, Garo Paylan, who also asked a question to Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.