Orthodox Churches

Paris skyline to be remodelled by Russian Orthodox church

Cathedral with five onion domes to be erected next to Eiffel Tower will include cultural centre and public garden

It is one of the most recognisable skylines in the world, featuring one of the most famous monuments.

On the banks of the river Seine, Gustave Eiffel's iron tower, the symbol of France, juts high above the 19th-century Haussmann buildings and the trees of the Champ de Mars park that surround it.

But all this is about to change if the Russians have their way.

Russian Families Hit by Summer Wildfires Enjoy a Week in Cyprus

As part of a charity initiative organized by Uniastrum Bank and the Bank of Cyprus, residents from the Volgograd region and Lukhovitsky district met with the Primate of the Cypriot Orthodox Church and Cyprus's first lady.

Moscow, Russia, March 26, 2011 --(PR.com)-- On March 9 Russian families met with Archbishop Chrysostomos II, head of the Church of Cyprus, at the Archbishop's Palace in Nicosia. Later that day they were welcomed at the Presidential Palace by the wife of the Cypriot President, Elsie Chiratou. On both occasions the families were visibly moved by the warmth of the reception, as well as by the words of support and encouragement offered.

June 17-19, 2011 Women's Conference at St. Vladimir's Seminary

Dear Friends of St. Vladimir's Seminary, please join us June 1719, 2011 for our summer conference: Women Disciples of the Lord. Through talks, panels, and a wide array of workshops, participants will explore and articulate the Christ-centered context out of which lay, and especially women's, ministries are to be expressed. Come and listen to women pursuing Gospel-bearing vocations in the Church and parish, home, and society; and take advantage of this opportunity to help our parishes and Churches foster women's and lay vocations.

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) in two-day visit to Athenian Archbishopric

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate was in a two-day visit to the Athenian Archbishopric on April 9th and 10th, 2011.

News from Orthodox Church in Japan

According to the fourth report from Bishop Seraphim, the website was updated - http://www.orthodox-jp.com/westjapan. Still aftershocks continues. Especially Magnitude 7 earthquake on April 7 added damages on the damaged. The specialist says this kind of aftershock may repeat one year. And two persons were found in dead: Andrei YONESATO Kimiyosi, Moisei NAKAGAWA Iyoji. Peter ENDO Iwao, died from earthquake shock. Missing persons: SATO Eigo, YAMAMOTO Michiko (not yet baptized), Feodosii YONESATO, Matronа YOKOTA Michiko are still not found. Please add them in your prayer.