Orthodox Churches

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.

Holly Synod Church of Greece: Letter to The President of the European Commission

Letter to HE The President of the European Commission Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso Esq/ Prot. no 5933/2634, Athens, October 13, 2011

To HE The President of the European Commission Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso Esq. Cc : HE The President of the European Council Mr Herman Van Rompuy Esq. HE The President of the European Parliament Mr Jerzy Buzek Esq.

“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;
in honour preferring one another” (Romans 12:10)

Patriarch Daniel Celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral

Patriarch Daniel Celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral
Patriarch Daniel Celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral
Patriarch Daniel Celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral
Patriarch Daniel Celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral

Today, 23 October 2011, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, celebrated the Divine Liturgy, assisted by a group of priests and deacons, in the presence of hundreds of faithful.