Orthodox Churches

St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation will help accomplish building of Orthodox church in Tallinn

St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation will help accomplish building of Orthodox church in Tallinn

A little more than 3 million euro is needed to accomplish the building of an Orthodox church in Tallinn, major part of the sum will be granted by St.Andrew the First-Called Foundation, press service of the Estonian capital mayor office told Interfax.

Such decision was at a conference with city mayor Edgar Savisaar and the Foundation delegation headed by its first vice-president Mikhail Yakushev.

300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg

300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg
300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg
300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg
300 thousand people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin in St.Petersburg

300 thousands of people venerated the Belt of the Holy Virgin when the shrine stayed in St.Petersburg, head of Andrew the First-Called Foundation press service Alexander Gatilin said.

Fear of Radical Islam in Syria

Fear of Radical Islam in Syria

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim Friday added its voice to that of the Maronite Patriarch Boutros Bechara Rahi, expressing his concern about the possible arrival of the "Salafis" (radical islamists) to power in Syria. 

Patriarch Ignatius, who gave an interview to radio VDL, said that today Christians of Syria are free and united. The Patriarch emphasized that his concern related to possible changes in Syria. The head of the Antiochian Orthodox Church said that he would like to see the status to be preserved as it was in last thirty years, when nothing had not been committed against the Christians.

Saint Andrew the Apostle in Bucharest, on the Joy Hill

Saint Andrew the Apostle in Bucharest, on the Joy Hill
Saint Andrew the Apostle in Bucharest, on the Joy Hill
Saint Andrew the Apostle in Bucharest, on the Joy Hill
Saint Andrew the Apostle in Bucharest, on the Joy Hill

The Holy Head of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Protector of Romania was brought this morning from Patras – Greece, to Bucharest by a delegation of the Hellenic Orthodox Church led by His Eminence Metropolitan Chrisostom of Patras.

Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross

Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross
Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross
Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross
Ecumenical Patriarch: Serbian Church knows to oppose to injustice and force with Sacrifice and Power of Cross

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, accompanied by Their Graces Bishops Hrizostom of Zica, Irinej of Backa, Jovan of Sumadija and Andrej of Remesiana and deacon Aleksandar Sekulic, ends today its first peaceful visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate afther the election and the introduction to the throne of the Serbian Patriarchs.

Metropolitan Hilarion attends the blessing of crosses of the new Armenian cathedral in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion attends the blessing of crosses of the new Armenian cathedral in Moscow
Metropolitan Hilarion attends the blessing of crosses of the new Armenian cathedral in Moscow
Metropolitan Hilarion attends the blessing of crosses of the new Armenian cathedral in Moscow
Metropolitan Hilarion attends the blessing of crosses of the new Armenian cathedral in Moscow

On 23 October 2011, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), attended the blessing and anointing of crosses of the new Armenian Cathedral of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord in Moscow at the invitation of Bishop Ezras Nersisyan, head of the New Nakhichevan and Russia diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.