Orthodox Churches

Bishop Nicholas Baalbaki is the new Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies

The Holy Orthodox Antiochian Synod has elected in its eighth extraordinary session held at Balamand, and presided by His Beatitude John X, his grace bishop Nicholas Baalbaki as Metropolitan to the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies to succeed the late Metropolitan Elia Saliba. It is worth mentioning that the first nomination to the vacant position had occurred by the Archdiocese’s convention consisting of clergy and laymen. The convention had introduced 6 candidates to the Holy Synod from whom the Holy Synod elected the new Metropolitan to Hama.

Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde

Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde
Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde
Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde
Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde

У суботу, 28. маја / 10. јуна 2017. године, Његово Блаженство Патријарх јерусалимски г. Теофил учинио је пастирску посету православној заједници арапског града Здеинде у северној Израелу, у крају Акре. Ова заједница има цркву Светог Патрика, Епископа Прусе. У овој цркви је Божанска Литургија одслужена на празник Оданија Педесетнице, а у част Светог Патрика, који се иначе прославља 19. маја.

Prokopis Pavlopoulos President of the Hellenic Republic at the Phanar

On Monday, May 22, 2017, His Excellency Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic, made an official visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, accompanied by His Excellency Terence Quick, Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Loukakis, Ambassador to Turkey, and Evangelos Sekeris, Consul General in Istanbul. The President was in Turkey for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Summit.

Brilliant inauguration of the new reception hall of The Holy Church of The Annunciation in Alexandria

Brilliant inauguration of the new reception hall of The Holy Church of The Annunciation in Alexandria
Brilliant inauguration of the new reception hall of The Holy Church of The Annunciation in Alexandria
Brilliant inauguration of the new reception hall of The Holy Church of The Annunciation in Alexandria
Brilliant inauguration of the new reception hall of The Holy Church of The Annunciation in Alexandria

On Sunday 28th May 2017, commemoration of the 318 God-bearing Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated at the beautiful Holy Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos of the Hellenic Community in Alexandria.

Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh

Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh
Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh
Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh
Cathedral Slava in Pittsburgh

On Sunday, June 4th, Holy Trinity Cathedral of Pittsburgh welcomed His Grace Bishop Irinej to help celebrate its patronal feast day of Pentecost.  

Following the procession around the outside of the church, the Slavski kolach and koljivo were blessed.  Kumovi were Ray and Shirley Popovich. Following Divine Liturgy, a luncheon followed at Salvatore’s Events and Catering where this year’s five high school graduates and two college graduates were honored.