On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Metropolitan Ireneos of Myriophyton and Peristasis presided over the Divine Liturgy together with the parish priest Archimandrite Agathangelos, Patriarchal Deacon Nephon, and Deacon Stephen from Romania for the commemoration of the Feast of St. Theodore the New Martyr of Byzantium at the Dormition of the Theotokos Koumariotissa Church in Nihori.
From February 14 to June 3 the all-Ukrainian Cross procession with a particle of the Holy and Life-giving Cross of the Lord and relics of Saints Constantine and Helen, Equals-to-the-Apostles, has been passing through towns of the Ukraine. The prayer procession is devoted to the 1700th anniversary of promulgation of the edict of Milan by Emperor Constantine and will be visiting 51 Ukrainian towns.
The Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the enthronement of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of the Great Antioch of All the East.
The Cypriot people will never agree to a spurious solution but will continue to struggle for their historical inalienable rights, Archbishop Chrysostomos has said.
His Beatitude was commenting on an editorial published in the Financial Times which linked the present financial crisis facing the island with moves to revitalise relations between the European Union and Turkey.
Тhe Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, today on 15 February 2013, elected three episcopal candidates for the patriarchal throne.
These candidates are: Metropolitan Neophyte of Ruse, Metropolitan Galaktion of Stara Zagora and Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech.
His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa is paying a missionary visit tto Tanzania and Burundi from 15th to 27th February 2013.