Orthodox Churches

Church of Royal Martyrs being built in Thailand

The Church of Holy Royal Martyrs in the town of Hua Hin in Thailand will be the seventh Orthodox Church in the country. For nearly 15 years of Orthodoxy in the country this is more than little.

Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand, told the Golos Rossii radio station about the building of the Church and development of Orthodoxy in Thailand.

Russian Orthodox Church sends money to Patriarchate of Antioch to help people affected by armed conflict in Syria

The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for Church Charity and Social Service transferred 1,320,407 $ to the bank account of the Patriarchate of Antioch in the beginning of August 2013. The money was collected at the Russian Orthodox churches with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to help people affected by the military hostilities in Syria.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at St. George Karypi

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at St. George Karypi
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at St. George Karypi
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at St. George Karypi
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at St. George Karypi

On Sunday, August 4, 2013, His All-Holiness presided over the Paraklesis Service at the monastery of St. George Karypi on the Princes' Island of Antigoni (Burgazada). The sermon was offered by Archimandrite Kyrillos Syki, a priest of the Metropolis of Didymoteichon, Orestias and Souflion.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

On 29 July 2013, Mr. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus, met with the Primates and heads of the delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches, who came to Minsk for the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia. The meeting took place in the White Hall of the Church of All Saints. The Cross of St Andrew the First Called Apostle was brought to the Church of All Saints the day before and will stay there till August 2.

Taking part in the meeting were His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa; His Beatitude Patriarch Theofilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine; His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia; His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia; His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of New Justiniana and All Cyprus; His Beatitude Metropolitan Sava of Warsaw and All Poland; His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada; hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches, who came for the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia; and members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus; Metropolitan Yuvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Vladimir of Chișinău and All Moldova; Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, head of the metropolitan area in the Republic of Kazakhstan; Metropolitan Vikentiy of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, head of the metropolitan area in Central Asia; Metropolitan Varsonofiy of Saransk and Mordovia, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate; and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.

Cross of Holy Apostle Andrew in Minsk

In the evening hours on 28 July 2013, the cross of Saint Andrew, on the occasion of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia, arrived with the special train in Minsk along with primates and representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches.

Primates and representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches traveled by special train to Minsk

The primates and the representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches came to Minsk traveling by a special train from Moscow, on the occasion of the celebrations of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia which happened in Kiev and Minsk. 

This train had a special passenger car-church in which was the cross of Holy Apostle Andrew. This cross was brought from the Greek town of Patras to the Russian Orthodox Church on the occasion of the great jubilee. During the trip to Kiev His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia held several important official meetings with representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches.