Orthodox Churches

First Maasai priest in Tanzania

First Maasai priest in Tanzania
First Maasai priest in Tanzania
First Maasai priest in Tanzania
First Maasai priest in Tanzania

On Sunday, October 4, 2020, Metropolitan Demetrius оf Irinoupolis presided over the Holz Liturgy at St. Perskevi Church in Dar es Salaam, capital of Tanzania.

The Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and the Commemoration of Saint Basil in Jerusalem

The Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and the Commemoration of Saint Basil in Jerusalem
The Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and the Commemoration of Saint Basil in Jerusalem
The Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and the Commemoration of Saint Basil in Jerusalem
The Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and the Commemoration of Saint Basil in Jerusalem

Early at dawn on Thursday, 1/14 January 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the circumcision of the Lord in the flesh and the commemoration of Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, with Matins and the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and a Procession as ‘Parresia’, according to the Status Quo.

Saint Stephen’s feast in Jerusalem

Saint Stephen’s feast in Jerusalem
Saint Stephen’s feast in Jerusalem
Saint Stephen’s feast in Jerusalem
Saint Stephen’s feast in Jerusalem

On Saturday, 27 December 2020/ 9 January 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen.

Christmas in Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Christmas in Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Christmas in Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Christmas in Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Christmas in Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Thursday, 25 December 2020 / 7 January 2021, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of Christ at the place of Christ’s Nativity in the flesh, in Bethlehem, according to the Typikon Order of the Church and the Status Quo.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York celebrates Nativity services at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign”

Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York celebrates Nativity services at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign”
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York celebrates Nativity services at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign”
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York celebrates Nativity services at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign”
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York celebrates Nativity services at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign”

Festal services for the Nativity of Christ were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On Wednesday evening, January 6, 2021, an all-night vigil was officiated by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, co-served by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan – and on Thursday, January 7, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated Divine Liturgy, co-served by Bishop Nicholas, as well as cathedral clergy: Cathedral Dean Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Archpriest Edward Chervinsky, Protodeacon Nicolas Mokhoff, and Hierodeacon Panteleimon (Jigalin). The Synodal choir sang marvelously under the direction of conductor Vadim S. Gan.