Orthodox Churches

Celebrations to honour Prince Vladimir in St. Catherine’s in Rome

  On July 28, 2015, the Russian Orthodox Church commemorated the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles. This year the Church also marks the millennium of the demise of the Baptist of Rus’.

On the eve of the feast, Matins with the Polyeleos was celebrated at the church of the Holy Protomartyr Catherine in Rome and on the feast day itself the rector of the church Archimandrite Anthony (Sevryuk), secretary of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Rome, and Hieromonk Athanasy (Potapov) celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the lower church dedicated to Ss Constantine and Helen Equal-to-the-Apostles.

Baptizer of Rus’ commemorated on Phuket Island

On July 28, 2015, the commemoration day of St Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles, the millennium of his repose was marked in Thailand.

In accordance with the clergy’s joint decision, the celebrations took place at the Parish of the Life-Giving Trinity on Phuket Island. All-Night Vigil celebrated on the eve of the feast was followed on the feast day itself by the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand. He was assisted by the clergy of the ROC Representation serving in several churches in Thailand and Cambodia.

Their Beatitudes Patriarch of Alexandria and Archbishop of Cyprus at the Patriarchate

Their Beatitudes Patriarch of Alexandria and  Archbishop of Cyprus at the Patriarchate
Their Beatitudes Patriarch of Alexandria and  Archbishop of Cyprus at the Patriarchate
Their Beatitudes Patriarch of Alexandria and  Archbishop of Cyprus at the Patriarchate
Their Beatitudes Patriarch of Alexandria and  Archbishop of Cyprus at the Patriarchate

On Tuesday the 15th/28th of July 2015, their Beatitudes, Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, visited the Patriarchate. They had traveled from Cyprus, accompanied by Protopresbyter, Mr Athenodoros Papaevryviadous.

Albanian Orthodox bishop visits the Conception Convent in Moscow

On July 27, 2015, Bishop Nathaniel of Amantia, who came to Moscow as a member of the delegation of the Albanian Orthodox Church for the celebrations dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of repose of the Holy Prince Vladimir, visited the Moscow Stavropegic Convent in honor of the Conception of the Virgin Mary by St. Anne. The hierarch with those who accompanied him were received by Abbess Juliana (Kaleda) with sisters. The mother-abbess took him round the cathedral and arranged tours of the underground temples and the museum of the history of the convent, along with the Church in honor of the Descend of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and the Dormition “cave” Church.

Relics of Holy Prince Vladimir to arrive for large-scale celebrations in Belgorod

The large-scale celebrations dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of repose of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, will be held in the Russian city of Belgorod on August 1, reports the Synodal Information Department. As is generally known, wishing to fortify the state boundaries, St. Vladimir founded a number of walled cities, and Belgorod became the most important of them.  

Nun of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate murdered in Kiev

Sister Alevtina, a nun of Florovsky Convent in Kiev, was found murdered in her apartment on Wednesday, Interfax-Religion was told at the Union of Christian Orthodox Brotherhoods of Ukraine.

"We know that she went to her city apartment to wash and change before undergoing a surgical operation [there is no hot water in the convent at present]. However, later her nephew found the nun's body with her hands tied and traces of torture," a spokesman said.