Orthodox Churches

Archbishop Demetrios of America honored in Cyprus

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America was ceremoniously awarded the Gold Medal of the Apostle Barnabas by the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus at the Church of Agia Sophia in Strovolos yesterday, reports the site of the Church of Cyprus.

Russian Orthodox bishop attends meeting of the Lord Mayor of London with representatives of religious communities

On February 8, 2018, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh attended reception for archbishops and bishops of London given by the Lord Mayor of London Charles Bowman at Mansion House, his official residence.

Administrator of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany meets with Ambassador of Russia to Germany

On February 9, 2018, Archbishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany, met with H.E. Sergei Nechayev, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Federal Republic of Germany.

They were joined at the meeting, which took place at the Russian Embassy in Berlin, by Archpriest Mikhail Divakov, secretary of the diocese, and Rev. Yevgeny Murzin of the diocesan information department.

Patronal feast celebrated at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Representation in Damascus

On 11 February 2018, Sunday of the Last Judgment and commemoration day of the translation of the relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-Bearer, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Representation in Damascus, consecrated in honour of this saint, first bishop of Antioch. Officiating at the divine service was Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of the Great Antioch and All the East.

Monks from the Coptic Church learning Greek

On 5th February 2018, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa visited the old Averof Girls School adjacent to the Patriarchal Mansion, in which the Hellenic Culture Foundation of Alexandria is housed temporarily.

Establishment of Theological Academy in South Africa

Establishment of Theological Academy in South Africa
Establishment of Theological Academy in South Africa
Establishment of Theological Academy in South Africa
Establishment of Theological Academy in South Africa

On Monday 29th January, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, together with His Eminence Damaskinos Metropolitan of Johannesburg and Pretoria, went to the Greek-English Educational Institute “Saheti”, which is attended by 1300 pupils at all levels, receiving Greek Orthodox Education.

Archbishop Damianos of Mt. Sinai in hospital after accident in monastery

His Eminence Archbishop Damiaos of Sinai, Pharan, and Raitho, and Abbot of St. Catherine’s Monastery has been in the hospital for over a week following an accident inside the monastery on January 29, Romfea reports.

The archbishop fell in an elevator shaft in the monastery from a height of 13 feet. The Egyptian government immediately sent a military helicopter to carry His Eminence to the Al-Galaa military hospital in Cairo, where he is still being treated. The hierarch, who has been archbishop since 1973, is recovering well.