Orthodox Churches

The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof

The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the dean priest Nikolai Balasof

On Friday, 27th May/ 9th June 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received at the Patriarchate Fr. Nikolai Balasof, Dean Priest of the Moscow Patriarchate and associate of His Beatitude the Patriarch of Moscow Cyril.

Met. Hilarion: The Church has never belittled the role of women

Talk of discrimination against women in the Church is unfounded, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of the Department for External Church Relations stated on Thursday at a meeting of the diplomatic club of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Interfax-Religion reports. “Sometimes in regards to the Orthodox Church, especially from a liberal Protestant perspective, accusations are voiced that we do not value women highly enough, that we preserve a patriarchal order, in that all of our priests and bishops are men, the patriarch is a man, while in some Protestant confessions this has all changed,” Met. Hilarion noted.

Meanwhile, according to the metropolitan, as in nature so in the Church there exists fatherhood and motherhood, and accordingly there are ministries “which are reserved for men, and those which are reserved only for women, and those which can be done by either.”

The feast of The Samaritan woman Sunday at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The feast of The Samaritan woman Sunday at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The feast of The Samaritan woman Sunday at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The feast of The Samaritan woman Sunday at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The feast of The Samaritan woman Sunday at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Sunday, 1st/14th May 2017, the Samaritan  woman Sunday, according to the book of Pentecostarion, the Jerusalem Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the meeting of the Samaritan woman with the Lord, at the town of Sychar in the Samaria district, at the place of that meeting, Jacob’s well, and her conversation with the Lord, with the revelation that was made to her that He is the Christ, and the water He would give her is the water that brings eternal life, and whoever drinks it will never thirst in the ages to come, according to the vivid narrative of the Evangelist John (John 4:4-42).

The Trisagion prayer for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Elia (Saliba)

The Trisagion prayer for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Elia (Saliba)
The Trisagion prayer for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Elia (Saliba)
The Trisagion prayer for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Elia (Saliba)
The Trisagion prayer for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Elia (Saliba)

His Beatitude John X the Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch performed the Trisagion prayer for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Elia (Saliba), at the end of the Divine Liturgy, at Balamand.

Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother

Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother
Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother
Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother
Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother

n an atmosphere of intense emotion and in the presence of hundreds of faithful from Alexandria, Cairo and many other areas in Egypt, the forty day memorial service for the late Cleopatra Horeftaki, Mother of Hs Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, took place on Sunday 14th May 2017 in the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria, Egypt.

Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania

Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania
Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania
Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania
Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania

On Saturday 29th April, the eve of the Enthronement of His Grace Agathonikos Bishop of Arusha and Central Tanzania, with the blessing of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa and in the presence of His Eminence Dimitrios Metropolitan of Irinopolis, Caretaker of the Diocese, a group of visitors from the Holy Metropolis of Kitros and Katerini, comprising the Very Reverend Archimandrite Maximos Kyritsis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St Dionysios in Olympus, the Very Reverend Archimandrite Barnabas Leontiadis, Chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of Kitros, the Reverend Protopresbyter Fr. Angelos Giannikis and the Archdeacon Fr. Panteleimon Tsarapatsanis as well as Monk Marcellus from the Holy Monastery of St Anthony in Arizona, America, in the Missionary Centre of Kidamal in the Iriga district, group baptism took place in the outdoor baptistery of the Holy Church of St Andronikos and Athanasia.