The Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus, met on Thursday morning, on November 24, 2011, to elect a new Metropolitan of Kyrenia. Following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John, the Synod elected Archimandrite Chrysostomos Kykkotis as the new Metropolitan of Kyrenia.
The chirotony of the Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Kyrenia will be on Saturday morning, on December 10, at the Panagia Pallouriotissa Church and the enthronement will be at 4 pm of that day at the Church of St. Barnabas in Kokkinotrimithia.
Following the election , Archimandrite Chrysostomos Kykkotis, in his first news statement, expressed the confidence in the Holy Synod and thanked the people of Kyrenia for the confidence shown to him saying that he would do his best the for Metropolis of Kyrenia.
The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Celebrates Divine Liturgy at St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Paris25. November 2011 - 9:08
On Sunday, November, 20, 2011, the anniversary of the issuance of Holy Patriarch Tikhon’s historic Ukase No. 362 and the birthday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the invitation of His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Koman, Exarch of Russian Orthodox Churches of the Constantinople Patriarchate in Western Europe, at St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Paris, France. His Eminence was joined by Archbishop Gabriel himself, His Grace Bishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe and a host of clergymen of the Exarchate, the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Church Abroad.
Metropolitan Maximos, the Metropolitan of Pittsburgh, was recognized at a reception held to honor his retirement, at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.
Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, were among the honored guests.
The Bulgarian Church marked on November 23, 2011 the feast dedicated to the Repose of pious St. Alexander Nevsky - both saintly Soldier-Prince, political leader of Russia and an example to all Orthodox people belonging to faith, heart and life of the one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.