Orthodox Churches

Letter to the newly elected Metroplitan Gerasimos of Petra

Letter to the newly elected Metroplitan Gerasimos of Petra
Letter to the newly elected Metroplitan Gerasimos of Petra
Letter to the newly elected Metroplitan Gerasimos of Petra
Letter to the newly elected Metroplitan Gerasimos of Petra

On the morning of 8th December 2015, have received with great joy and emotion the news of the worthy election of Archimandrite Gerasimos Marmatakis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Agarathos, as the new Metropolitan of Petra and Herronisos, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa communicated with him and sent him a letter, expressing his warm congratulations.

Saint Martyr Philotheia celebrated at Curtea de Argeş

Saint Martyr Philotheia celebrated at Curtea de Argeş
Saint Martyr Philotheia celebrated at Curtea de Argeş
Saint Martyr Philotheia celebrated at Curtea de Argeş
Saint Martyr Philotheia celebrated at Curtea de Argeş

On the Feast of St Martyr Philotheia, 07 December 2015, the Divine Liturgy was concelebrated at the Archdiocesan Cathedral in Curtea de Argeş by His Eminence Calinic, Archbishop of Argeș and Muscel, His Grace Visarion, Bishop of Tulcea, and His Grace Paisie of Lugoj, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Timişoara, surrounded by an assembly of priests and deacons, as the official website of the Archdiocese informs (eparhiaargesului.ro).

The first ambulance service in the Romanian Patriarchate was inaugurated in Bistrița

The first ambulance service of the Archdiocese of Vad, Feleac and Cluj was inaugurated on Tuesday, 08 December 2015, in Bistrița city, as Renașterea Radio informs. The unique project of the Romanian Patriarchate was founded by the Orthodox Philanthropy Association, and will provide transportation for the ill persons, who are not in a critical state, as Rev Fr. Marius Pintican, the president of the Association, explained: “We try to perfect the activity of our medical services in Bistrița-Năsăud County, through the medical services that we have been carrying out for two years. The service will serve the patients, who do not require specialized care, it will specifically support people who intent to be hospitalized and do not require intense medical supervision”.

Patriarch Daniel has received an Honorary Doctorate from Titu Maiorescu University

Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest has awarded on Thursday, 10 December 2015, the honorary doctorate degree to His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, for the exceptional contribution to the development of the Church and assuming her role and importance in the life of today’s society.

Patronal Feast Day of the Church of „Saint Nicholas” – Ghica in Bucharest

Patronal Feast Day of the Church of „Saint Nicholas” – Ghica in Bucharest
Patronal Feast Day of the Church of „Saint Nicholas” – Ghica in Bucharest
Patronal Feast Day of the Church of „Saint Nicholas” – Ghica in Bucharest
Patronal Feast Day of the Church of „Saint Nicholas” – Ghica in Bucharest

Today, 6 December 2015, the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Hierarch Nicholas. On this day, the church of “Saint Nicholas” – Ghica, university chapel in Bucharest, whose patron saint is Saint Nicholas, celebrated its patronal feast day.

Laying of the foundation stone of a new Orthodox Cathedral in Warsaw

Laying of the foundation stone of a new Orthodox Cathedral in Warsaw
Laying of the foundation stone of a new Orthodox Cathedral in Warsaw
Laying of the foundation stone of a new Orthodox Cathedral in Warsaw
Laying of the foundation stone of a new Orthodox Cathedral in Warsaw

According to a press release published on the official website of the Orthodox Church of Poland, His Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, will preside the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of St Sophia, the Wisdom of God Cathedral in Warsaw, on 05 December 2015.

The Primate of the Russian Church Abroad Sends Greetings to Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine on the 25th Anniversary of His Hierarchal Service

To Your Beatitude, Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine

Your Beatitude, Dear Vladyko! Embracing Your Beatitude with holy love, we joyfully congratulate you on behalf of the episcopacy, clergy and the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia on the twenty-fifth year of your episcopal consecration. Today, surrounded by the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign,” the uncorrupt holy, miracle-working relics of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco and other holy icons and relics of the Russian Church Abroad, we humbly and in genuine earnesty pray for the prosperity of all of God’s Churches, and with a pure heart commemorate the name of Your Beatitude at divine services, lifting up fervent prayers for the flock entrusted to you. From the depths of our souls, we beseech the Chief Pastor, Christ, to extend your life for many years for the good of the Church, “rightly teaching the Word of Truth,” that you continue to show your flock the path to peace, renewal and salvation.