Orthodox Churches

Resolutions of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, November 13, 2018

The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which gathered in the Holy Dormition-Kiev Caves Lavra on November 13, 2018, having heard His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine on the challenges that have arisen recently before the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, adopted the following:

1. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is canonical and recognized by the Local Orthodox Churches, fulfilling its service to God and the people of Ukraine, fundamentally supports the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is present in all regions of Ukraine and unites both those territories controlled and those not controlled by Ukrainian authorities, experiencing all the joys and sufferings together with its people.

Relics of St John Chrysostom carried in procession at National Cathedral Chapel

Relics of St John Chrysostom carried in procession at National Cathedral Chapel
Relics of St John Chrysostom carried in procession at National Cathedral Chapel
Relics of St John Chrysostom carried in procession at National Cathedral Chapel
Relics of St John Chrysostom carried in procession at National Cathedral Chapel

The reliquary containing a particle of the holy relics of Saint John Chrysostom was carried in procession around the National Cathedral’s Chapel on Monday evening, Nov. 12, during the All-night Vigil in honor of the Saint.

A New Men’s Monastery for the British Isles and Ireland

His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan of the British Isles and Ireland has established a new men’s cenobitic brotherhood within the Antiochian Patriarchate.

The Brotherhood of the Glorious Apostles Peter and Paul has been blessed to inhabit the Monastery of St Antony and St Cuthbert, reports

Erection of an Orthodox School in the Most Impoverished Neighborhood of the Planet

Erection of an Orthodox School in the Most Impoverished Neighborhood of the Planet
Erection of an Orthodox School in the Most Impoverished Neighborhood of the Planet
Erection of an Orthodox School in the Most Impoverished Neighborhood of the Planet
Erection of an Orthodox School in the Most Impoverished Neighborhood of the Planet

On the afternoon of Saturday 10th November 2018, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, laid the foundation stone for the building of an Orthodox Primary School in the most impoverished neighbourhood of the planet in the slum areas of Crew Bay in the heart of the capital of Sierra Leone, where the Patriarch is on a five-day visit.

The Patriarch of Alexandria in the Land of Blood Diamonds

The Patriarch of Alexandria in the Land of Blood Diamonds
The Patriarch of Alexandria in the Land of Blood Diamonds
The Patriarch of Alexandria in the Land of Blood Diamonds
The Patriarch of Alexandria in the Land of Blood Diamonds

Late on the afternoon of Thursday 8th November 2018, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Arica arrived in the country of the blood diamonds, Sierra Leone, accompanied by Archimandrite Athanasios Kayembe. At the airport His Beatitude was welcomed by the local Metropolitan His Eminence George of Guinea, the Ambassador of Egypt, the Chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of Guinea Fr. Themistocles Adamopoulos, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Holy Clergy of Sierra Leone.

12th enthronement anniversary of Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus

On 12 November 2018 His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus, celebrates the 12th enthronement anniversary.

He was born in Tala village, Paphos. At the age of 10 he lost his father and two years later, after finishing his elementary education, he joined the monastery of Ayios Neophytos in Paphos. He also attended Paphos Gymnasium, graduating in 1963. On 3 November, of the same year, he was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Trimithounda, Georgios.

Divine services to be celebrated at the historical church in Istanbul

Divine services to be celebrated at the historical church in Istanbul
Divine services to be celebrated at the historical church in Istanbul
Divine services to be celebrated at the historical church in Istanbul
Divine services to be celebrated at the historical church in Istanbul

On 11 November 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Church of Ss. Constantine and Helen the Equal-to-the-Apostles, located in the territory of the summer residence of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Istanbul, by Rev. Georgy Sergeyev, appointed acting rector of the church by the decree of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill.