Orthodox Churches

Greece Slams Quran Reading in Istanbul's Orthodox Christian Cathedral

Света Софија (црква Свете Премудрости у Цариграду) је грчка православна патријарашка црква из 6. столећа, која је касније у историји претворена царску џамију, а сад је музеј, Ayasofya Muzesi. Турски медији су известили прошле недеље да је председник Ердоган изјавио да ће се у Светој Софији свакодневно читати из Курана за време трајања рамазанског поста.

„Осуђујемо најаву турских власти да се у Светој Софији чита из Корана за  време Рамазана“, каже се у саопштењу Министарства спољних послова, тим пре што се то чини  у споменику који је на листи светског културног наслеђа. „Овакви чинови су несхватљиви и показују недостатак поштовања и непостојање везе са стварношћу. Поред тога, такве радње нису у складу са савременим демократским и секуларним друштвима,“ истакло је ово грчко Министарство.

Metropolitan Arsenios, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Austria and Hungary, in Belgrade

Metropolitan Arsenios, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Austria and Hungary, in Belgrade
Metropolitan Arsenios, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Austria and Hungary, in Belgrade
Metropolitan Arsenios, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Austria and Hungary, in Belgrade
Metropolitan Arsenios, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Austria and Hungary, in Belgrade

On Sunday, 5 June 2016, when we listen to the Gospel’s story of the Blind Man, with the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, Metropolitan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate His Eminence Arsenios (Kardamakis) from Vienna, President of the Council of Bishops’ Conference for Austria and Director for Orthodox Religious Education in Austria, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral of Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

He was concelebrated by Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Dragomir Sando, Very Revd. Fathers Panayotis Karatasios and Dimitris Kasapis, Presbyter Vladimir Vranic, chief of the Office of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch, as well as by Protodeacon Radomir Percevic.

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway visits Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Arne Sanes Bjornstad, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 27 May 2016.

Petition Against School Board Take Over of Church Property

The community of Ss. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church in Oakville, Ontario has been shaken by the alarming news that all ten acres of their parish church is going to be taken away by the Halton District School Board for the purpose of building a high school.

The community of Ss. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church, the spiritual, cultural, and social gathering place for over 750 families in Oakville has been at their current location since 1980.

Commemoration Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker celebrated in Bari

 Commemoration Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker celebrated in Bari
 Commemoration Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker celebrated in Bari
 Commemoration Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker celebrated in Bari
 Commemoration Day of St Nicholas the Wonderworker celebrated in Bari

On 22 May 2016, the feast of translation of the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra in Lycia to Bari, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Italy, participated in the divine service at the Basilica of St Nicholas in Bari.

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens receives Honorary Doctorate from Thessaloniki’s School of Pastoral and Social Theology

The School of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki decided Wednesday, 18 May 2016, to award an Honorary Degree to His Beatitude Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, Romfea.gr reports.

We quote the decision of the School of Theology: