Orthodox Churches

Metropolitan Onuphry consecrates Kiev’s oldest wooden church on feast of Meeting of the Lord

Yesterday, on the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine celebrated the Divine Liturgy and consecration of the Church of the Great Martyr Demetrios of Thessalonica in the Zhuliany neighborhood of Kiev, the oldest surviving wooden church in Kiev, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Kiev churches to raise money for children with cancer on feast of Meeting of the Lord

Tomorrow, on the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord and International Childhood Cancer Day, churches of the Central Vicariate of Kiev and other churches will hold a one-day charity event called “The Meeting Candle,” to raise funds for the treatment of children with cancer, reports Orthodox Life.

Wonderworking icon to visit Moscow train stations for prayers for travelers

Annual prayers for peace and the safety of travelers will be held at Moscow train stations next Monday before the wonderworking Softener of Evil Hearts Icon of the Mother of God, reports the journal Foma.

The prayer process will begin with a moleben in the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God Chapel at Moscow’s Kazansky Train Station on Monday morning, the press service of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media reported today.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna

On 11 February 2018, Sunday of the Last Judgment, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in the capital of Austria. Concelebrating with the archpastor were Archbishop Antony of Vienna and Budapest, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad; Archpriest Vladimir Tyshchuk, rector of the church; Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations; Protodeacon Viktor Shilovsky, secretary of the diocese of Vienna and Austria, and clergy of the diocese.

Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)

Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)
Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)
Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)
Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)

On February 7, 2018, the feast day of Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky), Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Trapeznaya Church of SS Antony and Theodosius in Uspensky Kievo-Pechersk Lavra, as reported by the Informational-Educational Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Gospel of Mark fully translated into endangered Chulym language

The Gospel of Mark has been fully translated into the Chulym language, which is in danger of completely disappearing, reports the site of the Diocese of Tomsk of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Representatives of the small indigenous Chulym people of Siberia of Turkic origin, whose name comes from the Chulym River (a tributary of the Ob), mainly live in the Teguldet region of the central Russian Tomsk Province. According to a 2010 census, the number of Chulyms living in Russia does not exceed 360. The Chulym ethnic group was formed in the 13th-14th centuries and was later largely assimilated by the Khakas and Russians.

Fr Makarios of Simonopetra launches new book on ‘Mystagogy of Great Lent’ in Paris

Hieromonk Makarios of Simonopetra launched Saturday his latest volume entitled Mystagogie du Grand Carême. Essai de théologie du temps liturgique (Mystagogy of Great Lent. A theological essay on liturgical time). Attending the event was His Eminence Iosif, Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Western and Southern Europe.