Orthodox Churches

Cross to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Victory Day to be set up in a Russian monastery in Germany

Commemorative cross-monument dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War will be set up and consecrated on May 6 in a Russian Monastery in Gotschendorf (Germany).

“Easter was celebrated on May 6, the Day of St. George in 1945, and seventy years after, on this day, a commemorative cross to all our warriors will be set up in the territory of a former Reich marshal Goring’s guest country house, where an Orthodox monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church starts its living today” press service of the Berlin Diocese told Interfax-Religion on Wednesday.

A virtual tour of Orthodox churches in Estonia is now available

The Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has announced the launch of a project that enables internet users to take a virtual tour of Orthodox churches of Estonia.

Copy of the Iveron Icon is brought to Australia from Mt. Athos

Copy of the Iveron Icon is brought to Australia from Mt. Athos
Copy of the Iveron Icon is brought to Australia from Mt. Athos
Copy of the Iveron Icon is brought to Australia from Mt. Athos
Copy of the Iveron Icon is brought to Australia from Mt. Athos

With the blessing of Archbishop Stylianos of Australia a copy of the wonder-working Iveron (“the Portaitissa”) Icon of Holy Theotokos has been brought to the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Melbourne, Australia, reports AgionOros.ru.

Saint Tamara's church in Adygea celebrates its Patrons feast

Saint Tamara's church in Adygea celebrates its Patrons feast
Saint Tamara's church in Adygea celebrates its Patrons feast
Saint Tamara's church in Adygea celebrates its Patrons feast
Saint Tamara's church in Adygea celebrates its Patrons feast

Construction of the Church in honor of the Holy Right-Believing Queen Tamara of Georgia (+ 1207, feast: May 14 and the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women) has begun in Maikop. Maikop is the capital of Adygea—an autonomous republic in the Northwest Caucasus in Southwestern Russia, with a largely Muslim population.

Patriarch of Jerusalem welcomes deans of Anglican Church

On the morning of Tuesday the 8th/21st of April 2015, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem welcomed a group of fifty Deans of the Anglican Church. The Deans were accompanied by their spouses and Dean Hosam of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem.

The members of the group had visited the Holy Land in order to gain knowledge of the city and work towards improving the position of Christians in the Holy Land.
In the context of this visit, His Beatitude spoke of the Holy Shrines, the Church of the Resurrection, the Basilica of Bethlehem and other shrines as providing an indestructible roof of protection for Christians and a wall safeguarding their Christian identity and residence in their paternal homes.

Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes one and a half million faithful

Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes one and a half million faithful
Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes one and a half million faithful
Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes one and a half million faithful
Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes one and a half million faithful

The canonization of one and a half million Armenians, victims of the persecution unleashed against the Christian population of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century, took place in Echmiadzin, the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It was part of the commemoration of the centenary of those tragic events. The canonization was led by the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I. During the ceremony, icons of the Armenian Church’s new martyrs were consecrated.