Orthodox Churches

The Feast of the Translation of the relics of St. Savvas The Sanctified in the Holy Land

The Feast of the Translation of the relics of St. Savvas The Sanctified in the Holy Land
The Feast of the Translation of the relics of St. Savvas The Sanctified in the Holy Land
The Feast of the Translation of the relics of St. Savvas The Sanctified in the Holy Land
The Feast of the Translation of the relics of St. Savvas The Sanctified in the Holy Land

On Thursday, 13th/26th October 2017, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the translation of the relic of our Father among the Saints Savvas the Sanctified in his Holy Lavra. This feast has been established in the Church of Jerusalem since 1965, when on 13th/26th October of that year, the holy relic of St. Savvas was returned from Venice, where it had been transferred by the Crusaders.

Patriarch Ilia proposes building Seminary where relics of St. Maximus The Confessor repose

According to His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia, he has spent a lot of time contemplating the idea of building a seminary and hotel in Lechkumi in northwestern Georgia, where the relics of St. Maximus the Confessor are kept, to help increase the number of foreign visitors coming to the area to venerate the holy places and objects, reports pia.ge.

“There are few spiritual figures who have left such an indelible trace on the Christian world as has St. Maximus the Confessor,” His Holiness stated on the “Public Broadcaster” show.

Four Primates of Autocephalous Orthodox Churches concelebrate the Divine Liturgy on the feast of St Demetrius the New

Four Primates of Autocephalous Orthodox Churches concelebrate the Divine Liturgy on the feast of St Demetrius the New
Four Primates of Autocephalous Orthodox Churches concelebrate the Divine Liturgy on the feast of St Demetrius the New
Four Primates of Autocephalous Orthodox Churches concelebrate the Divine Liturgy on the feast of St Demetrius the New
Four Primates of Autocephalous Orthodox Churches concelebrate the Divine Liturgy on the feast of St Demetrius the New

Friday morning thousands of believers prayerfully honoured Saint Demetrius the New, Protector of Bucharest and of the Patriarchal Cathedral.

His Beatitude Russian Patriarch Kirill presided over the festive Divine Liturgy in the celebration of Their Beatitudes Patriarch Daniel of Romania, Archbishop Anastasios of Albania and Metropolitan Rastislav of Czech Lands and Slovakia.

The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (Missia) Celebrates 170 Years In Jerusalem

The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (Missia) Celebrates 170 Years In Jerusalem
The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (Missia) Celebrates 170 Years In Jerusalem
The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (Missia) Celebrates 170 Years In Jerusalem
The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (Missia) Celebrates 170 Years In Jerusalem

On Friday 7th /20th October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received the Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate, consisting of Metropolitans, Hieromonks, monks and laity, on the occasion of the 170th foundation anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (MISSIA) in Jerusalem. The Holy Nunneries of Oreini, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Hebron, Tavitha and others, belong to this Spiritual Mission.

This Mission was warmly received by His Beatitude, who referred to the brotherly relations between the Moscow and Jerusalem Patriarchates, recalling the days when He was a deacon to the memorable Patriarch of Jerusalem Benedict and He also served the memorable Patriarch of Moscow Poimena, as a guest in His Patriarchal residence in the Mount of Olives. Congratulating them on the celebration of this event, His Beatitude said that this is important for the Church of Russia and Missia, but also for the Christian Community in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, which over the centuries has been pastored by the Jerusalem Patriarchate, which represents all Orthodox Churches and all Orthodox Christians.

Translation of Gospel into endangered Chulym language begins in Tomsk

At the initiative of the Missionary Department of the Tomsk Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, work has commenced on a translation of the New Testament into the Chulym language. The first two chapters of the Gospel of Mark have been translated by department head Fr. Alexei Samsonov, Fr. John Fontosh of the village of Teguldet, and native-Chulym speaker Vasily Gabov, reports patriarchia.ru.

“Apostoli” mission serves more than 2,500 needy in Greece

The charitable organization “Apostoli” of the holy Archdiocese of Athens of the Greek Orthodox Church, together with the Masoutis supermarket chain, is continuing its program of offering parcels of food to economically vulnerable families in the border area of Thrace and Ioannina. 2,764 people have benefited from mission in October so far, offering relief to hundreds of Greek households, reports Romfea.

Royal Couple attends Patriarchal Liturgy

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy officiated by His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch at the Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Potomac, Maryland near Washington, DC.

The Patriarch is on a visit to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America which includes nine Dioceses containing over 275 cathedrals, churches, and missions throughout the United States and Canada.