Orthodox Churches

The Patriarch of Alexandria in Cyprus

The Patriarch of Alexandria in Cyprus
The Patriarch of Alexandria in Cyprus
The Patriarch of Alexandria in Cyprus
The Patriarch of Alexandria in Cyprus

On 23rd February 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa arrived in Cyprus, following an official invitation from His Beatitude Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Cyprus, on the occasion of the 4oth anniversary since his elevation to the rank of Bishop, by his election on 25th February 1978 as Metropolitan of Paphos.

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

On 25 February 2018, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the commemoration day of the Iberian icon of the Mother of God and of St. Alexius, Metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow and All Russia the Wonderworker, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Liturgy of St Basil the Great and the Office of the Triumph of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.

First Orthodox abbess enthroned in Fiji

For the first few years of its existence, the Monastery of the Dormition in Saweni, Fiji had no official spiritual head. However, as the “Pacific Islands Greek Orthodox Church” Facebook group reports, Abbess Gerontissa Melani has been officially installed as the abbess of the monastery.

The convent, which sits near the coast in the northwestern Lautoka area of the main island, is under the jurisdiction of the Metropolis of New Zealand of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The enthronement was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochius of New Zealand, the Basilica News Agency reports.

The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem

The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem
The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem
The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem
The Feast of St. Simeon the God-Receiver in Jerusalem

On Friday February 3/16, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Simeon the God-receiver, who held in his holy arms our Lord Who was brought to the Temple according to the Law when He was forty days old. The feast was held at the Holy Monastery of St. Simeon where his tomb lies, at the Katamon district of West Jerusalem.

Women killed at Dagestan church to be buried on church grounds as having received martyric deaths

The five women, Vera, Lyudmila, Nadezhda, Irina, and Vera, who were shot and killed outside of the Cathedral of St. George in the city of Kizlyar, in the Russian Dagestan Republic on Sunday will be buried on the territory of the church, the acting head of Dagestan Vladimir Vasiliev said at a meeting with Kizlyar city administration yesterday, reports Interfax-Religion.