Orthodox Churches

Five years since death of Metropolitan Arsenios of Plovdiv

Five years since death of Metropolitan Arsenios of Plovdiv

Yesterday there was five years since the death of Metropolitan Arsenios of Plovdiv. On this occasion His Grace Metropolitan Nikolai of Plovdiv served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy for the repose of his soul and the commemoration to Bishop Arsenios of blessed repose in Cathedral church of the Ascension of the Most Holy Mother of God in Plovdiv where many people gathered.

Patriarch Kirill’s message to Patriarch Shenouda III of the Coptic Church

Patriarch Kirill’s message to Patriarch Shenouda III of the Coptic Church

In connection with new attacks against Christians in Egypt, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message to Shenouda III, the Pope and Patriarch of the Coptic Church:

To: His Holiness SHENOUDA III
Pope of Alexandria and
Patriarch of the Throne of St. Mark in All Africa and the Middle East

Festival of Religious Music in Moscow

Festival of Religious Music in Moscow

The Festival of Religious Music will begin at the Moscow Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God on 14 October, the feast day of the Intercession of the Mother of God. The opening is timed to coincide with the feast that enjoys a special esteem in Russia and with the commemoration day of St. Romanos the Melodus, a patron of singers and of the art of religious music.

The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate

The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate
The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate
The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate
The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate

On Friday, September 24th / October 7th 2011, the feast of St. Thekla the Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles was solemnly celebrated at the Patriarchate.

Church Choir Branko of Nis in The Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Church Choir Branko of Nis in The Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Church Choir Branko of Nis in The Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Church Choir Branko of Nis in The Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Church Choir Branko of Nis in The Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Saturday, September 25th / October 8th  2011, two large groups of pilgrims from Serbia one with eighty members and another with forty members constituting  the Church Choir Branko of Nis in Serbia and a forty-member group from Thessaloniki visited the Patriarchate.