Orthodox Churches

Russia’s State Duma deputies visit Belgrade Representation of Russian Orthodox Church

On May 5, 2014, a group of Russia’s State Duma deputies led by I. Melnikov visited the Belgrade Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church. At the church of the Holy Trinity, its rector, Archpriest Vitalij Tarasjev, conducted the requiem service for the Russian soldiers who died in action during World War I.

After that, Father Vitalij introduced the guests to the history of the Representation and the spiritual life of the Russian church community in the Serbian capital city.

King of Bahrain receives Patriarch of Antioch

His Majesty, king of Bahrain, receives H​is Beatitude John X in a private meeting

His Majesty, king Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifa, with many officials in the kingdom, received at his royal palace in Manamah His Beatitude John X Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.

His Beatitude was accompanied by His Eminence Isaac (Barakat) Metropolitan of Germany and Central Europe, and His Grace Efraim (Maalouli) the patriarchal vicar.

The Princess of Romania visits the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Wednesday the 17th/30th of April 2014, Princess Margareta of Romania, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, and HRH Prince Radu, visited the Patriarchate.

These highly esteemed visitors were warmly received by His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, and Hagiotaphite Fathers.

The prince couple reported how happy and touched they were for being received by the Patriarch of the Mother of Churches during the period of the resurrection, and that they had already been received by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Patriarchate of Alexandria, the Patriarchate of Serbia and the Patriarchate of Georgia.

Archbishop of Finland in an official visit to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Archbishop of Finland in an official visit to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Archbishop of Finland in an official visit to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Archbishop of Finland in an official visit to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Archbishop of Finland in an official visit to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Tuesday the 16th/29th of April 2014, His Eminence, Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland visited the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, accompanied by three clerics, a nun and a subdeacon.

Earlier on the same day, the Archbishop of Finland was welcomed at Ben Gurion Airport by the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias; His Eminence Theophylaktos, Archbishop of Jordan, and the Director of the Christian Affairs Department at the Israeli Ministry of Religious Affairs, Mr Cesar Margie.

At 6:00 pm of the same day, the Archbishop of Finland was officially welcomed at David’s Gate by the representative of the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Patriarchal Commissioner Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias, and Hagiotaphite Fathers. Also present were representatives of the Christian Churches in Jerusalem, Mr Cesar Margie, the Finnish Ambassador to Israel, Mrs Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, and a crowd of Orthodox people.

The Orthodox Clinic of Annunciation in Albania to offer High Level Service for Ophthalmology Surgery

The Foundation “The Orthodox Clinics of Annunciation” – Ophthalmology and ENT Clinic
New Services of the Ophthalmology Surgery

- Interventions Are Performed of a High Level and with Modern Techniques -

Recently, at the Ophthalmology and ENT Clinic of the Foundation “The Orthodox Clinics of Annunciation”, began operating the service of ophthalmology surgery. In the surgery room are performed interventions with contemporary techniques as in other developed countries.

IOCS to organize Conference on the life and work of Metropolitan John Zizioulas

Metropolitan John Zizioulas, Lord Rowan Williams, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and Revd Dr Bogdan Bucur in one-day IOCS Conference (14 June 2014)

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge is delighted to announce a very important one-day conference on 14 June 2014 celebrating the life and work of world-renowned Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon.

Bearing the title ‘On Eschatology Today’, the conference will take place at Westcott House in Cambridge and will bring together four extremely distinguished speakers. Besides Metropolitan John himself, the Institute will be honoured to also welcome Lord Rowan Williams, Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia and Revd Dr Bogdan Bucur of Duquesne University (USA). The main conference organiser is Revd Dr Liviu Barbu, Visiting Lecturer and Distance Learning Tutor for our Institute.

Reliquary with a portion of the Girdle of Holy Theotokos brought to Kazakhstan

On April 30, 2014, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a reliquary with a portion of the Holy Cincture (Belt) of the Mother of God was brought to Kazakhstan from the Moscow Church of Holy Prophet Elijah in Obydensky lane, reports Patriarchia.ru.

Rector of St. Elijah Church in Moscow Archpriest Maxim Shevtsov is accompanying the relic.