Orthodox Churches

Sumy Diocese of Ukrainian Church raises $40,000 for children with cancer

More than $40,000 (1.07 million Ukrainian hryvnia) was raised this year in the 9th annual “Bright Deeds for the Bright Day” charity event of the Sumy Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The proceeds benefit children with cancer and will be transferred to the Department of Oncology and Nematology of the Sumy Regional Children’s Hospital, reports the site of the Sumy Diocese.

20,000-strong Paschal procession in Ekaterinburg

The Orthodox faithful of Ekaterinburg gathered in a cross procession on the feast of holy Pascha, carrying the joy of the risen Lord throughout the city. The prayerful procession, led by His Eminence Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhotursky, His Grace Bishop Methody of Kamensk and Kamyshlov, and His Grace Bishop Evgeny of Nizhny Tagil and Nevyansk, began at Holy Trinity Cathedral and ended at the construction site of the future St. Catherine’s Cathedral, reports the site of the Ekaterinburg Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Bilateral meeting between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Metropolitan Sawa of Poland

As part of his three-day visit to Poland, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with the Primate of the Polish Orthodox Church in Warsaw on Bright Friday, May 3, 2019.After joining the March of the Living, an event that takes place every year to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, the Ecumenical Patriarch was welcomed at the university chapel of Sts Cyril and Methodius, where a Doxology was officiated.

Archbishop Demetrios of America resigns

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios on Saturday officially tendered his resignation in writing during a meeting in Constantinople with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.The 91-year-old Archbishop’s resignation will be considered by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at its next session on Thursday, May 9, when it is expected to discuss the matter of succession to the Throne of the Archdiocese of America.

Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles

Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles
Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles
Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles
Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles

The Orthodox Christian faithful in Seychelles celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday 28th April at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort, in a service held by Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Sergios Janosevic, which marks the 10 year anniversary of the parish’s establishment in Seychelles. The parish is part of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa and is overseen by the Archbishop of Tanzania and Seychelles, Metropolitan Demetrios (Zacharegkas) of Irinopolis.

New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign

New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign
New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign
New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign
New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign

On Saturday night and early Sunday morning, April 27-28, Paschal celebrations were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, led by Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.