Orthodox Churches

Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church visits Mt. Athos

  On 4 November 2015, the feast day of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine arrived in the Russian monastery of St. Panteleimon on the Holy Mountain of Athos.

Head of the State and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church open ‘Orthodox Russia’ exhibition in Moscow

Head of the State and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church open ‘Orthodox Russia’ exhibition in Moscow
Head of the State and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church open ‘Orthodox Russia’ exhibition in Moscow
Head of the State and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church open ‘Orthodox Russia’ exhibition in Moscow
Head of the State and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church open ‘Orthodox Russia’ exhibition in Moscow

On 4 November 2015, the feast day of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God and the Day of National Unity, President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia led the opening of the 14th Public Forum and Exhibition this year called ‘Orthodox Russia. My History. From Great Upheavals to the Great Victory’ organized by the Patriarchal Council for Culture with support of the Moscow City Government.

Exhibition: Moscow - The Holy Land of the Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich and Grand Duchess Elisabeth Fedorovna

The exhibition Moscow - The Holy Land of the Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich and Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna opened on November 2, 2015 at the State Historical Museum in Moscow.

The exhibition is a joint project of the Elisabeth Sergius Educational Society, State Historical Museum and State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Condolatory Message of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej

To His Beatitude
Patriarch of Romania
Kyr Daniel
Bucharest

 

Your Beatitude,

Beloved brother and concelebrant before the Throne of the Lord!

On behalf of the pleroma of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and on Our own behalf, We ask You to accept the expressions of Our brotherly and prayerful condolences on the occasion of the accident with fire in Bucharest on 31 October 2015, in which 27 young people lost their lives.

We pray to the Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ to grant the rest to the souls of the newly departed young persons in this accident, and to their parents and their relatives may He grant consolation in their pain.

Your Beatitude’s in the Risen Lord Christ brother and concelebrant,

 

Serbian Patriarch IRINEJ

130th Anniversary of Autocephaly of the Romanian Orthodox Church

The address of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, delivered on Wednesday, 28 October 2015, at Cotroceni Palace, at the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Klaus Werner Iohannis, President of Romania, on the 130th anniversary since the acknowledgement of the autocephaly of the Romanian Orthodox Church and the 90th anniversary since her elevation to the rank of Patriarchate:

Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria Offers Condolences to Russia Over Recent Tragic Accident

Patriarch Neophyte of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church offered his condolences over the tragic plane crash in which hundreds of Russian citizens lost their lives in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday.

An official letter sent by the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church reads, as follows: “On this mournful day, when the clergy and the nation prayed for the peace of the soul of Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria at his grave in Troyan, we were deeply sorrowed to hear the tragic news about the death of 224 Russian citizens in a plane crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.