On September 11, 2001, life was forever changed for Americans when terrorists plowed two planes into the World Trade Center, a third into the Pentagon, and downed another in a rural Pennsylvania field. Over 3000 innocent people lost their lives. In New York, terror rained from the sky, as each plane’s impact produced infernos of flame and ash and smoke. The tiny Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church which stood in the shadow of the World Trade Center’s twin towers was the only house of worship destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Action to protect life starts soon at the Patriarshy Most in Moscow and will last for several weeks.
Special lanterns are to be installed in frames of the action and each lantern will be switched on each time when a new child is born in Russia, organizers of the meeting told Interfax-Religion
On one little accessible mountain peak near Lake Sut-Hol in the southern Siberian republic of Tuva, His Eminence Archbishop Jonathan of Abakan and Kyzyl, along with a group of clergymen and laypeople, raised and consecrated a cross, reports the website of the Abakan-Kyzyl diocese.
"Jesus Christ, King of Glory," reads the inscription in the Tuva language.
Tuva's main religions are Buddhism, Orthodox Christianity, and shamanism.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the biggest in the Far East Orthodox church - Trinity Cathedral in Magadan.
In an interview in the Serbian newspaper Politika published on 31 August 2011 with the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk questions of inter-Orthodox and inter-Christian relations, the topic of the Church’s witness to the contemporary world and the situation in the region of Kosovo were touched upon.
How do you envisage the resolution of problems in relations between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the government of Montenegro?
The role of Orthodoxy in the life of Montenegrin society has always been great. Today Montenegro is an independent state; eighty percent of its inhabitants confess Orthodoxy.
The first two Russian Orthodox clerics have arrived August 31, 2011, in Nice to serve at St. Nicholas' Cathedral in the French city, which was handed over to the Moscow-based Russian Orthodox Church in May this year. "The priest and deacon have instructions to take up the administration of the church after obtaining the keys and documents," the Korsun Diocese, which governs the French parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate, said in a statement.