of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church
to the Orthodox people and to all people of good will
To God, "the Father of mercies and all comfort," we address a hymn of thanksgiving and praise for having enabled us to gather during the week of Pentecost (18-26 June 2016) on Crete, where the Apostle Paul and his disciple Titus preached the Gospel in the early years of the life of the Church. We give thanks to the Triune God who was well pleased that in one accord we should bring to a conclusion the work of the Holy and Great Council that was convoked by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch. Bartholomew by the common will of their Beatitudes the Primates of the local Orthodox Autocephalous Churches.
More Than 2000 Young People Expected To Participate In The International Orthodox Youth Meeting In Bucharest18. July 2016 - 15:12
More than 2,000 Orthodox people from all over the world are expected to participate in the International Orthodox Youth Meeting. The event organised by the Archdiocese of Bucharest in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate will be hosted in Bucharest city.
Given the fact that the year 2016 was declared by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church as the Solemn year of the religious education of the Christian Orthodox Youth, with the blessing of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, the International Orthodox Youth Meeting will take place in Bucharest (1-4 September 2016).
On July 13, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Serbian Ambassador to Russia S. Terzic. Present at the meeting was A. Khoshev, DECR secretariat for inter-Orthodox relations.
The Minister of Culture of the Crimea Arina Novoselskaya has said she will take the restoration of the fourteenth-century Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in the village of Kudrino of the Crimea’s Bakhchysarai region under her control, reports Interfax-Religion with reference to the press service of the regional Ministry of Culture.
On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow14. July 2016 - 13:20
On 12 July 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Church of Ss Peter and Paul on Yauza in Moscow.
In the morning of July 9 right after a prayer service at the Dormition Cathedral the all-Ukrainian procession of the cross started from the Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra, reports the information and education department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC MP).