Orthodox Churches

Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada

Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada
Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada
Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada
Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada

On August 6, during the patronal feast of the Church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God in Jackson Point, Ontario, Canada, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, the foundation stone of a future chapel in honor of the holy Royal Martyrs was blessed, according to the parish website.

New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria

New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria

On 7th August 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed with particular joy a new African member of the Clergy to the Patriarchal See. He is Fr. Athanasios Kayembe, who through the past nine years served as a Priest at the Church of St Athanasios in Ano Kypseli, a Dependency of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, beside His Eminence George, Metropolitan of Guinea, Representative of the Alexandrian Primate in Athens.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over devastating earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, over the devastating earthquake in southwestern China.

His Excellency Mr. Xi JINPING
President of the People’s Republic of China

Orthodox Seminary of St. Andrew begins work in Guatemala

A new seminary program has begun training eager candidates in Guatemala, where the Orthodox Church is rapidly growing, missionary to Guatemala and Mexico Jesse Brandow writes on his Facebook page.

The program aims to educate leaders of all types in the Church, whether clerical or lay, and features instruction on-site and via Skype.

The commemoration of the Divine Transfiguration in Port Said, Egypt

The commemoration of the Divine Transfiguration in Port Said, Egypt
The commemoration of the Divine Transfiguration in Port Said, Egypt
The commemoration of the Divine Transfiguration in Port Said, Egypt
The commemoration of the Divine Transfiguration in Port Said, Egypt

On 6th August 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, traveled north-eastern Egypt, North of the Suez Canal, to the coastal city of Port Said, See of the Holy Metropolis of Pilousion, to celebrate the feast of the majestic, enormous historic Holy Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour in the city.

Meeting between Minister of Immigration of Egypt and Patriarch of Alexandria

Meeting between Minister of Immigration of Egypt and Patriarch of Alexandria
Meeting between Minister of Immigration of Egypt and Patriarch of Alexandria
Meeting between Minister of Immigration of Egypt and Patriarch of Alexandria
Meeting between Minister of Immigration of Egypt and Patriarch of Alexandria

On 3rd August 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Patriarchal Monastery of St George, in Old Cairo, the Minister of Immigration and Egyptians of the Diaspora, Ambassador Mrs. Nabila Makram Nodel Saied, who expressed the wish to meet him.