On 31st May 2015, the Sunday of Pentecost, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated at Matins, performed the inauguration of the newly-built Holy Church of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Andoharanofotsy area of Madagascar and then conducted the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in the Church which was filled with the faithful, especially children holding the flags of Greece and Madagascar and following with interest the inauguration of the Church.
On 30th May 2015, the second day of his visit to the Holy Metropolis of Madagascar, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa visited Andoharanofotsy, where in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of Egypt and the Mayor of the city, he inaugurated the new girls orphanage which will house 200 poor and orphaned children.
On Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of May, the clergy and brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY celebrated the great feast of Holy Pentecost – the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Leading the All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening and the Divine Liturgy and Great Vespers on Sunday morning was His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah (former Primate of Orthodox Church in America).
The last and oldest cleric of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church, Priest Michael Wang Quansheng, has reposed in the Lord, report the sources from his close circle. He served as a priest for more than fifty years.
Russian parliament members and public figures attend divine service at the church of Russian Orthodox Church Damascus Representation4. June 2015 - 11:55
On May 28, 2015, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Damascus Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church. Celebrated by Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, the service was attended by the delegation of Russian parliament members and public figures who had brought humanitarian aid consisting of food stuffs and medicines to the country suffering from war. Among the worshippers were staff members of the Russia embassy and a few parishioners who could not evacuate and had to stay in the capital.
Bishop Innokenty of Ussuriysk, a vicar of the Vladivostok diocese, paid an archpastoral visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from May 29 to June 1. He donated an icon of Grand Prince Vladimir to the Russian Orthodox church of the Holy Trinity in Pyongyang with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the occasion of the celebration of St. Vladimir’s demise.