Orthodox Churches

Primates and representatives of seven Local Orthodox Churches meet in the Moscow Kremlin

Primates and representatives of seven Local Orthodox Churches meet in the Moscow Kremlin
Primates and representatives of seven Local Orthodox Churches meet in the Moscow Kremlin
Primates and representatives of seven Local Orthodox Churches meet in the Moscow Kremlin
Primates and representatives of seven Local Orthodox Churches meet in the Moscow Kremlin

On November 21, 2011, the Primates of the Russian, Georgian, Polish Orthodox Churches, of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia and representatives of the Church of Antioch, the Romanian and Bulgarian Orthodox Churches met at the patriarchal residence in the Moscow Kremlin. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia chaired the meeting. /Communique/

Ecumenical Patriarch served the Liturgy In Hierapolis, Where the Apostle Philip Was Martyred

Ecumenical Patriarch served the Liturgy In Hierapolis, Where the Apostle Philip Was Martyred

On 14 November 2011, which was the feast of the Apostle Philip, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the ancient octagonal church built over the martyrdom site of the Holy Apostle Philip in Hierapolis. 

This was the first time the Ecumenical Patriarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy at this important Christian shrine, and has special significance since the recent discovery by Italian archaeologist Francesco D’ Andria of the tomb of the Apostle Philip next to this church. When the tomb was discovered this past summer, the Italian archaeologist visited the Ecumenical Patriarch at the Phanar to inform him of the find. It was then that the Ecumenical Patriarch organized this pilgrimage and Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Holy Apostle. 

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

Church of Holy Trinity on Thailand

Church of Holy Trinity on Thailand

On November 7, archimandrite Oleg (Cerepanjin) accompanied by a few parishioners visited the island of Phuket, where a construction of the Orthodox church iof Holy Trinity is being finished, the official website of the Orthodox Church of Thailand reports.

Because of the vigorous flood, which is still happening, the deadline for the end of the construction works has been postponed.

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon

On 15 November 2011, the last day of his official visit to the Patriarchate of Antioch, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Balamand Monastery of the Dormition of Our Lady.

Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut

Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut
Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut
Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut
Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut

On November 14, 2011, in the course of his official visit to the Patriarchate of Antioch, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited St. George’s Cathedral in Beirut. There was a multitude of the faithful – Orthodox Arabs and people from the Russian diaspora in Lebanon.