Orthodox Churches

Pope Theodoros II visits the renovated Hospital of the Patriarchate in Heliopolis

  On 15 January 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Eminence Nicodimos Metropolitan of Memphis, the Chairman of the Hellenic Community of Cairo Mr. Christos Kavalis and the Very Reverend Archimandrite Michael Zakis, visited the renovated Hospital of the Patriarchate in Heliopolis in Cairo.

His Beatitude inspected the renovated patient wards, blessed the new technological equipment of the Hospital, particularly those for cardiac incidents and in conclusion, congratulated the Director, the doctors and the nursing staff, wishing them all the best for the new year.

Source: ОСР

Fire broke at Capernaum Monastery

At the dawn of Wednesday the 1st/14th of January 2015, fire broke out in three rooms opposite the Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul in the Monastery of Capernaum. The fire was caused by a short circuit.

Because of the fire spread, three rooms, two of which served as candle making workshops, were completely ruined.

Patriarch John X of Antioch Visits Kuwait : Congratulates His Highness Amir on UN honoring

Patriarch John X of Antioch Visits Kuwait : Congratulates His Highness Amir on UN honoring
Patriarch John X of Antioch Visits Kuwait : Congratulates His Highness Amir on UN honoring
Patriarch John X of Antioch Visits Kuwait : Congratulates His Highness Amir on UN honoring
Patriarch John X of Antioch Visits Kuwait : Congratulates His Highness Amir on UN honoring

Primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch Patriarch John X Yazigi congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for naming him a “Humanitarian Leader” and Kuwait as a “Humanitarian Center” by the UN.

HALKI SUMMIT II on Theology, Ecology and the Word to be held in June 2015

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Halki Summit is a gathering of activists, scientists, journalists, business leaders, theologians, and academics engaging and working across intellectual boundaries to bring the global environmental discussion to a new and richer place. At the heart of that discussion is the belief that no effort can be successful without a fundamental change in values as manifested in ethics, spirituality, and religion.

Lightning destroys historic church in Crete

The small church of Holy Cross in Crete has been damaged by lightning. The church is located at the  plateau of Strouboulas, just south of the Stroumboulas elongated mountain range, which resembles a volcanic cone when seen from Heraklion.

via enikos.gr – Society: Lightning destroys historic church in Crete – PHOTOS.

Source: OCP

Archimandrite Irenaios Avramides Elected as Auxiliary Bishop of France

At the proposal of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, unanimously elected Archimandrite Irenaios Avramides of the Metropolis of France as its new Auxiliary Bishop to serve under His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France with the title Bishop of Rhegion.

At the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the 13th of January, 2015
From the Chief Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod

Source: OCP