Orthodox Churches

Abbots of Vatopedi, Xenophontos Athonite Monasteries to attend enthronement of Ukrainian schismatic with Pat. Bartholomew

As OrthoChristian reported yesterday, two abbots from Mt. Athos will be accompanying Patriarch Bartholomew to the enthronement of “Metropolitan” Epiphany Dumenko, the head of the new Ukrainian schismatic group, on February 3 in Kiev.

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrives in Moscow

His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived in Moscow on January 30, 2019.

The delegation accompanying His Beatitude consists of Archbishop George of Michalovce and Koshice, Archbishop Michail of Prague, Archimandrite Seraphim (Shemyatovsky), rector of the metochion of the Orthodox Church of the Czezh Lands and Slovakia in Moscow, Archpriest Nikolai Lischenyuk, rector of the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Karlovy Vary, Hieromonk Aleksandr (Galushko), secretary of the metochion of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia in Moscow, and archdeacon Maksim (Durila), a cleric of the diocese of Prešov.

Primate of the Orthodox Church in America arrives in Moscow

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada arrived in Moscow on January 30, 2019. Meeting His Beatitude at Sheremetyevo airport were Metropolitan Ignaty of Vologda and Kirillov, Bishop Matfei of Sourozh, Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations, and Mr. Dmitry Petrovsky, a DECR staff member.

Stolen fresco fragments welcomed home

Archbishop Chrysostomos said on Friday that the Cyprus Church would spare no expense or effort to make sure stolen icons from Cypriot churches would be returned to where they belong, after receiving from Transport Minister, VassilikiAnastasiadou, four fragments of religious frescoes removed from churches in the north following the 1974 invasion.

Bishop of Czech and Slovak Church concelebrates with hierarchs of canonical Ukrainian Church in Kiev Caves

Bishop of Czech and Slovak Church concelebrates with hierarchs of canonical Ukrainian Church in Kiev Caves
Bishop of Czech and Slovak Church concelebrates with hierarchs of canonical Ukrainian Church in Kiev Caves
Bishop of Czech and Slovak Church concelebrates with hierarchs of canonical Ukrainian Church in Kiev Caves
Bishop of Czech and Slovak Church concelebrates with hierarchs of canonical Ukrainian Church in Kiev Caves

In a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia dated October 11, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia expressed his unwavering position in regard to the ongoing gross interference of the state authorities in the internal life of the Church in Ukraine, noting that the Orthodox world recognizes only the Ukrainian Church headed by Met. Onuphry.