Orthodox Churches

Trabzon’s vandalized Vazelon Monastery to be restored after years of neglect

A restoration project for the Vazelon Monastery, located in the Maçka district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon, is underway after the ancient site fell into ruins due to neglect, vandalism and treasure hunters’ raids.

The exact foundation date of the monastery in uncertain, though some researchers think the foundation of the monastery could be between A.D. 270-317. The monastery was restored by Emperor Justinianus in 565 and has undergone numerous repairs and restoration processes prior to the present day.

Terrorist attack committed at metropolis headquarters in Thessaloniki

Terrorist attack committed at metropolis headquarters in Thessaloniki
Terrorist attack committed at metropolis headquarters in Thessaloniki
Terrorist attack committed at metropolis headquarters in Thessaloniki
Terrorist attack committed at metropolis headquarters in Thessaloniki

A homemade incendiary device exploded on Tuesday night near the entrance to the building of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in the Neapolis District of Thessaloniki, reports thestival.gr.

First Liturgy in 500 years celebrated near Crimean cave church

First Liturgy in 500 years celebrated near Crimean cave church
First Liturgy in 500 years celebrated near Crimean cave church
First Liturgy in 500 years celebrated near Crimean cave church
First Liturgy in 500 years celebrated near Crimean cave church

On the second Sunday of Great Lent, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the site of an ancient Crimean cave monastery for the first time in 500 years, reports the Diocese of Simferopol and Crimea.  

Moscow authorities announce competition for repair of Christ the Savior Cathedral

Construction work will soon be underway on Moscow’s iconic Christ the Savior Cathedral. A competition for reconstruction work on the cathedral has been announced. City authorities are taking bids to perform contracting work on the repair of the church’s stylobate and balustrade, reports RIA-Novosti.

Holy Trinity Monastery will mark the tenth anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Laurus

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the tenth anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Laurus of blessed memory, Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, will prayerfully mark the date with Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts followed by a pannikhida at the crypt of the former Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan will lead the services. The greeting of the hierarch will take place at 11 am at the monastery church.