Orthodox Churches

Russian Orthodox Church fundraised over $780,000 for Serbia

The Moscow Patriarchate transferred money to the Serbian Orthodox Church to help victims of the flood.“In response to my call to all faithful children of our Church, we held a fundraising to support victims in Serbia.

The collected means in amount of 27 million rubles (which makes over $780,000 – IF) have already been transferred to the special account of the Serbian Orthodox Church,” the patriarchal message to Patriarch Irinej of Serbia reads.

Holy Synod to elect new Ukrainian Orthodox Church leader on August 13

The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church made the decision to elect its new leader on August 13

The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church made the decision to elect its new leader on August 13.

“The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met on July 7 under the chairmanship of the Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan See Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, and made the decision to call the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Bishops Assembly in Kiev on August 13, 2014,” the Ukrainian Orthodox Church said on its website.

Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine reposes in the Lord

The head of the Ukranian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and all Ukraine reposed in the Lord on 5 July 2014. 

The entirety of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Orthodox world mourns the loss of His Beatitude Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine. His Beatitude reposed early in the morning on July 5 at the age of 79 after months of a serious illness. Metropolitan Vladimir especially has ties to the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA as he presided along with then Bishop Clement of Serpukhov and Bishop Makary (Svistun +2007) at the Great Consecration of Three Saints Church in Garfield NJ in July of 1984.

The Locum Tenens of the Kiev Metropolis, His Eminence Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina will fulfill the duties of Church Primate until a new primate is elected. 

Mayor of Barcelona promises to help in building Orthodox church there

The Russian Consulate and the Annunciation community of the Corsun Diocese asked Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias to allot a piece of land for building a church.

Ecumenical Patriarch Visits Athens and Cappadocia

Ecumenical Patriarch Visits Athens and Cappadocia
Ecumenical Patriarch Visits Athens and Cappadocia
Ecumenical Patriarch Visits Athens and Cappadocia
Ecumenical Patriarch Visits Athens and Cappadocia

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, His All-Holiness traveled to Greece, where he attended and offered the keynote address at an academic conference held at the historic Herod Atticus Amphitheater at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens.

The Ecumenical Patriarch was invited to officially open the environmental conference organized by the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. Among those in attendance were many hierarchs and local representatives of the political, academic, professional, and business communities. His All-Holiness was welcomed and introduced by the President of the Biomedical Research Foundation, Archon Gregorios Skalkeas. Together with the occasional festivities of Greece’s assumption of the presidency of the European Union, the conference was the primary purpose of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit.

Monument to Tsar and Passion-bearer Nicolas II to be unveiled in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A monument to the Holy Russian Tsar and Passion-Bearer Nicolas II was to be unveiled in Bosnia and Herzegovina, reports Sedmitza.ru, citing the SRBIN INFO agency.

The monument was to be unveiled on June 21, 2014, in Banja Luka on the initiative of the Serbian Republic’s (Bosnia and Herzegovina) president, the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, the St. Basil the Great Charitable Foundation, and the Russian Military Historical Society.