Orthodox Churches

Historical Inaguration of the Cathedral of St. Dimitrius in Pointe – Noire

The inauguration of the Holy Cathedral of St Dimitrius in Pointe-Noire was held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 by Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa. Metropolitan Panteleimon of Brazzaville and Gabon, Bishop Theodore of Babylon, and a number of believers participated.

Patriarchal Exarch for Southeast Asia celebrates Liturgy in the capital of Cambodia

On 15 February 2019, the Feast of the Meeting of our Lord Jesus Christ, Metropolitan Sergy of Singapore and Southeast Asia, Patriarchal Exarch for Southeast Asia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer in Phnom Penh during his archpastoral visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Alexandrian Patriarch arrives in Pointe-Noire

Alexandrian Patriarch arrives in Pointe-Noire
Alexandrian Patriarch arrives in Pointe-Noire
Alexandrian Patriarch arrives in Pointe-Noire
Alexandrian Patriarch arrives in Pointe-Noire

On 16th February 2019 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Eminence Panteleimon Metropolitan of Brazzaville and Gabon and His Grace Theodoros Bishop of Babylonos, arrived by air in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo.

At the Augustino Neto International Airport His Beatitude was welcomed by His Excellency Mr. Alexandre Honoré Paka, the Clergy, the Senior military and civil authorities of the city and crowds of faithful.

The Primate of the Patriarchate of Alexandria then immediately went to the Parish Community of St Fotini in the Mpaka district where a Doxology was sung, following which he was addressed by the Chairman of the Parish Community Mr. Armand Michel Massa. His Beatitude gave the Chairman an award from the Patriarchal Throne for his multiple benefits to the Parish.

In the evening His Beatitude officiated at the Great Vespers of the Inauguration at the Holy Cathedral of St Dimitrios in Pointe-Noire, having first placed the holy relics on Holy Altar which was to be inaugurated.

The second day of His Beatitude the Patriarch’s presence in the Congo ended with a visit to the Diocese of the Holy Metropolis of Brazzaville and to the adjacent “Voice of Orthodoxy 96,8 FM” Radio Station and then to the residence of His Excellency the Governor of Pointe-Noire, for dinner.

Source: Patriarchate of Alexandria

The President of Georgia visited an Orthodox church in Paris

On February 17, 2019, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Church Saint Nino in Paris. It was attended by President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili, on the occasion of her official visit to France.

The eparchy of Saint Nino has been part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and of the metropolis of France for ninety years. When welcoming and congratulating the president, Metropolitan Emmanuel pointed out that her father was one of the founders of the parish.
Salome Zurabishvili thanked the bishop and the parish for their warm welcome and their enthusiasm at the visit.

Source: Orthodoxie.com

Alexandrian Patriarchate in Congo-Brazzavile

Alexandrian Patriarchate in Congo-Brazzavile
Alexandrian Patriarchate in Congo-Brazzavile
Alexandrian Patriarchate in Congo-Brazzavile
Alexandrian Patriarchate in Congo-Brazzavile

On 15th February 2019 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Grace Theodoros Bishop of Babylonos, Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George in Old Cairo, arrived in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo, as part of his official visit to the country and t the Local Church (15th – 19th February 2019).