Orthodox Churches

Greek Orthodox Church honors retiring Metropolitan

Greek Orthodox Church honors retiring Metropolitan

Metropolitan Maximos, the Metropolitan of Pittsburgh, was recognized at a reception held to honor his retirement, at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, were among the honored guests.

Bulgarian Church marks Repose of St. pious Alexander Nevsky

Bulgarian Church marks Repose of St. pious Alexander Nevsky
Bulgarian Church marks Repose of St. pious Alexander Nevsky
Bulgarian Church marks Repose of St. pious Alexander Nevsky
Bulgarian Church marks Repose of St. pious Alexander Nevsky

The Bulgarian Church  marked on November 23, 2011 the feast dedicated to the Repose of  pious St.  Alexander Nevsky - both saintly Soldier-Prince, political leader of Russia and an example to all Orthodox people belonging to  faith, heart and life of the one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Srpska visits the Patriarchate

On Saturday, October 30th / November 12th 2011, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Autonomous Republic of Srpska, in the frame of the wider Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Miroslav Milovanović, accompanied by one of his counsels, under the Manager of the Office of Srpska in Israel Mr. Ariel Livne and by the Special Advisor of the Delegation of this country to Israel Mr. Aleksandar Nikolić, visited the Patriarchate.

A 70 member group of students from the Republic of Srpska visited the Patriarchate

On Monday, November 7th a group of seventy young people from the Republic of Srpska, accompanied by the Minister of Family Youth and Sport of the above mentioned country Mrs. Nada Tesanovic and by the advisor of the Delegation of this country in Israel Mr. Alexander Nicolic visited the Patriarchate.


They were cordially welcomed by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos.

The Patriarch Of Romania Varnished The Exhibition Of Old Books And Liturgical Objects At Cotroceni Museum

On 16 November 2011, the exhibition of old books and liturgical objects dating from the 17th – 18th centuries was varnished: “For the benefit of the Christian People” – Culture and Spirituality in Wallachia. The items have been selected from the collections of the Romanian Patriarchate and of Cotroceni Museum and displayed for the first time in a museum space.

Representatives of state authorities and public circles and ambassadors of foreign states congratulate the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church on his 65th birthday

A grand reception marking Patriarch Kirill’s 65th birthday took place at the refectory chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in the evening of 21 November 2011.

Before the reception, many guests congratulated the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Throne Hall of the Patriarchal Chambers, among them Vladimir Kozhin, head of the department of presidential affairs; Valentina Matviyenko, chairman of the Federation Council; Boris Gryzlov, speaker of the State Duma; Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin; Vladimir Churov, chairman of the Central Election Commission; ministers of the federal government, deputies of the State Duma, ambassadors of foreign states accredited in Moscow, mass media leaders, businessmen, and representatives of scientific, cultural and public organizations, press Office of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia reports.