The 2nd International Theological Patristic Conference ‘St. Simeon the New Theologian and his Spiritual Heritage’ opened in Moscow on December 11, 2014. The Conference is sponsored by the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies and the National Research Nuclear University MEPhi (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute).
His Grace Innocentios, Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda, officiated the Holy Baptism of 126 new faithfuls of the community of Kaziba, Rwabutazi, and Gashongora.
Patriarchate of Georgia has released a special statement which reads the following:
‘’The fact of exploding the Sakdrisi gold field has caused our great concern. We cannot understand how the Culture ministry has issued permission to destroy the cultural monument while scientists and civil society were against it.’’
The Catholicos – Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia asked the country’s commercial banks to not evict from their houses those people, who could not pay their mortgage loans, at least during the winter season, reports The Christian Telegraph in reference to Interfax-Religion.
“I have concerns about those in need, who have taken loans, and banks are now evicting them from their homes. I want to ask the heads of all banks to not do that at least in the winter season,” said Ilia-II during his sermon.
In Corfu, western Greece, arrived at 11:00 am today Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who responded to the invitation of Archbishop Nektarios of Corfu, Paxos and Diapontia Islands to visit the island as part of the celebration of its patron saint, St. Spyridon, on this coming Friday, December 12.
On 7 December 2014, after the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Cathedral of Three Saint Doctors in Paris, Bishop Nestor of Korsun handed over to Baron Tiesenhausen an award from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia – the Order of the Holy and Right-believing Prince Daniel of Moscow, 2nd class.