Orthodox Churches

Fortieth Anniversary of the Repose of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus

Fortieth Anniversary of the Repose of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus
Fortieth Anniversary of the Repose of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus
Fortieth Anniversary of the Repose of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus
Fortieth Anniversary of the Repose of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus

The Orthodox Church of Cyprus commemorated the Fortieth Anniversary of the late lamented Archbishop Makarios III (13th of August 11913 to 3rd of August 1977) on the 3rd of August 2017. Archbishop Makarios III was the first President of Cyprus. The commemorative Liturgical celebrations were held at Kykkos Monastery.

The Feast Of Prophet Elijah at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The Feast Of Prophet Elijah at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast Of Prophet Elijah at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast Of Prophet Elijah at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast Of Prophet Elijah at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Wednesday, 20th July/2nd August the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of Prophet Elijah the Thesbite, at the Holy Monastery bearing his name, which is located midway between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, near the archaeological site of the ancient Monastery of Theotokos’ Kathisma.

The Cadets of Greek Naval Academy at the Patriarchate of Alexandria

The Cadets of Greek Naval Academy at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
The Cadets of Greek Naval Academy at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
The Cadets of Greek Naval Academy at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
The Cadets of Greek Naval Academy at the Patriarchate of Alexandria

On 24th July 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Patriarchal See in the presence of His Eminence Narkissos Metropolitan of Accra, Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria, the students of the Naval Cadet Academy of the Greek Navy, as part of their annual summer educational voyage, which is taking place these days in Alexandria.

“Memory eternal” of the Patriarch of the Blessed memory

“Memory eternal” of the Patriarch of the Blessed memory
“Memory eternal” of the Patriarch of the Blessed memory
“Memory eternal” of the Patriarch of the Blessed memory
“Memory eternal” of the Patriarch of the Blessed memory

On 23rd July 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated at the Service of Orthros and the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria.

President Dodon of Moldova visits Mt. Athos

President Dodon of Moldova visits Mt. Athos
President Dodon of Moldova visits Mt. Athos
President Dodon of Moldova visits Mt. Athos
President Dodon of Moldova visits Mt. Athos

Moldovan head of state Igor Dodon began a 3-day pilgrimage to Mt. Athos on Tuesday. President Dodon arrived by conventional ferry with friends and colleagues, choosing to travel as a simple pilgrim without protection and VIP escorts, reports Russian Athos. Preliminary arrangements have been made for Athonite sacred objects to visit Moldova next year during the trip.

Renovated Church of Transfiguration in Kizhi Park to hold first service on patronal feast 2020

The restoration of the Church of the Transfiguration of the Kizhi Pogost (church courtyard), which is part of the Kizhi Park museum-reserve ensemble on Lake Onega in Russia’s Republic of Karelia, is set for completion by 2020, according to museum director Elena Bogdanova. The first service is planned for August 19, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, the church’s patronal feast day, reports the Russian Ministry of Culture.