Orthodox Churches

Proclamation Of the Solemn Year Of The Parish And Monastery Mission at the Romanian Patriarchate

On the first day of the year, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church officially proclaimed the year 2015 as Solemn year of the parish and monastery mission today and as Commemorative year of Saint John Chrysostom and of the great shepherds of souls in the eparchies of the Romanian Patriarchate.

His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon

His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon
His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon
His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon
His All-Holiness attends non-Muslim minorities luncheon

On Friday, January 2, 2015, His All-Holiness Bartholomew I attended a luncheon hosted by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul to honor the leaders of non-Muslim minorities living in Turkey.

Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church

Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church
Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church
Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church
Student from Hong Kong at Khabarovsk Seminary is ordained to the diaconate for the Chinese Orthodox Church

On December 5, 2014 during the Divine Liturgy in the lower church of the Transfiguration Cathedral, Metropolitan Ignaty of Khabarovsk and Amur ordained an off campus [distance learning] student, Anatoly Kung (Kung Cheung Ming, 龔長明) to the diaconate.

New Year at the Patriarchate of Alexandria

New Year at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
New Year at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
New Year at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
New Year at the Patriarchate of Alexandria

On 31 December His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa welcomed to his private office, according to custom, His Eminence Gabriel, Metropolitan of Leontopolis, Patriarchl Vicar of Alexandria, His Grace Meletios Bishop of Naukratis, Hegumen of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria, and the Clergy of the Patriarchate and the Holy Archdiocese of Alexandria, who sang festive songs and offered their festal wishes. He then listened to carols and received wishes for the new year of Salvation 2015 from the African Students of the “St Athanasios” Patriarchal Academy, as well as the staff of the Patriarchate. His Beatitude gave gifts and blessings to them all.

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Popes of Alexandria exchange Nativity and New Year Greetings

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Popes of Alexandria exchange Nativity and New Year Greetings
Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Popes of Alexandria exchange Nativity and New Year Greetings
Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Popes of Alexandria exchange Nativity and New Year Greetings
Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Popes of Alexandria exchange Nativity and New Year Greetings

THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE GOD-MAN IN CAIRO

On the day of the Nativity of the God Man, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa conducted the Divine Liturgy of the Nativity of Christ at the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Nicholas in Cairo, together with His Eminence Metropolitan Nikodimos of Memphis, Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo, His Grace Chrysostomos Bishop of Berenice, the Exarch of the Church of Russia Fr. Viktor Kulanga and the clergy of the Throne.

Patriarch Ilia II: “God is with us. These words are written in the Bible”

On the occasion of the 37th anniversary of his patriarchal enthronment, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia together with the Holy Synod members celebrated a festal Liturgy at the Patriarchal Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the city of Mtskheta, which earlier this year the Georgian Orthodox Church declared as the “Holy City”.

During his sermon Ilia II said the following: “God is with us. These words are written in the Bible. During my enthronement (as Patriarch of Georgia) on December 25, 1977, I had a feeling that God was with us. I sensed and saw how impoverished Georgia and our Church then were. At the same time I felt that the Lord was very close to us and He really was near us. So, over a stretch of 37 years I never was in despair. I always had only hope. Because I saw the mercy of God, saw the grace that has been poured out on Georgia.