Parliamentaries from 30 countries take part in the prayer service on the site where Paul the Apostle preached in Athens4. July 2013 - 15:23
His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronimos II of Athens and All Greece has headed a prayer service dedicated to the feast of St. Paul the Apostle (according to the Gregorian calendar) on Holy Pnyx hill in front of the Acropolis of Athens. Present were representatives of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. The Holy Apostles Peter and Paul are commemorated in the Church of Greece on June 30.
The Church of All Saints has been consecrated on grounds of the Russian spaceport (cosmodrome) of Plesetsk in the Arkhangelsk region. With the blessing of Metropolitan Daniel of Arkhangelsk and Kholmogory, the consecration of the Church was performed by the Dean of the Mirninsk district, Archpriest ArtemyEnke, reports the website of the Diocese of Arkhangelsk and Kholmogory.
The Church's foundation stone was placed on July 23, 2011. In less than two years, using funds from the officer personnel and the unit veterans, the Church was built, the cross erected, and the interior adorned.
On the evening of Wednesday, the 13th/26th of June 2013, the newly-enthroned and elected Archbishop of Canterbury under the Anglican Church, His Grace Mr Justin Welby, accompanied by His Grace the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem, Mr Suheil Dawani, and associates of his Church, visited the Patriarchate.
On the Sunday of Pentecost, 23rdJune 2013, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa,officiated at Orthros, and conducted the Divine Liturgy and the Vespers of Kneeling at the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Nicholas in Cairo, together with the new Bishop Leonid of Argentina and South America of the Russian Church, who till recently was Exarch of the Moscow Patriarchate in Cairo), as well as with His Grace Nikodimos Bishop of Nitria Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo and Niphon of Babylonia, Hegumen of the Holy Monastery of St George in Old Cairo.
On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, His All-Holiness received Mrs. DragicaNikolić, wife of TomislavNikolić, President of Serbia, together with her entourage and representatives from the Consulate General of Serbia in Istanbul.
On June 23, 2013, Sunday of Pentecost, His All-Holiness presided over the concelebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George with several Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Throne. Others in attendance included Archbishop Nektarios of Anthidon, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Mr. AthanasiosAstrakas, Greek Consul in Istanbul, and the senior students of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, accompanied by their Professor Timothy Patitsas. Following the Divine Liturgy, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the ("Kneeling") Great Vespers for the Feast of the Holy Spirit.