Orthodox Churches

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

In the evening of 4 December 2017, at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence, the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, met with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Primates and heads of the delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches who had come to Moscow to take part in the celebrations marking the centenary of the restoration of the Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church.

Taking part in the meeting were His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania, His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania, His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada, Metropolitan Theodore of Akhaltsikhe and Tao-Klarjeti – head of the delegation of the Georgian Orthodox Church, and Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech – head of the delegation of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

Feast of the new martyr Saint Philoumenos the Hagiotaphite

Feast of the new martyr Saint Philoumenos the Hagiotaphite
Feast of the new martyr Saint Philoumenos the Hagiotaphite
Feast of the new martyr Saint Philoumenos the Hagiotaphite
Feast of the new martyr Saint Philoumenos the Hagiotaphite

On Wednesday 16th/29th November 2017 the feast of the New Martyr St. Philoumenos was celebrated at Jacob’s Well in Nablus of Samaria.

As known, the canonized by the Church of Jerusalem Saint in 2009, had joined the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood since his early childhood, and was ministering as the Hegoumen of Jacob’s well when he suffered a martyr’s death by the hands of an irreverent man in 1979.

Patriarch Theodoros: “My heart beat in Odessa”

Patriarch Theodoros: “My heart beat in Odessa”
Patriarch Theodoros: “My heart beat in Odessa”
Patriarch Theodoros: “My heart beat in Odessa”
Patriarch Theodoros: “My heart beat in Odessa”

On Sunday 3rd December 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa visited the Dependency of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in Moscow, where he attended the Church service at the Holy Church of All Saints.

Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the centenary of enthronement of St. Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow

Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the centenary of enthronement of St. Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow
Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the centenary of enthronement of St. Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow
Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the centenary of enthronement of St. Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow
Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the centenary of enthronement of St. Tikhon the Patriarch of Moscow

On 4 December 2017, the feast day of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, the centenary of enthronement of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.

Installed in the centre of the church was the shrine with the holy relics of the Holy Patriarch Tikhon, which had been brought there from the Donskoy Monastery on November 29, the first day of work of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church arrives in Moscow

On 1 December 2017, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania arrived in Moscow to take part in the celebrations marking the centenary of the restoration of Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church was met at the airport by Metropolitan Nikodim of Chelyabinsk and Zlatoust, Bishop Flavian of Cherepovets and Belozersk, Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations, and Hierodeacon Grigory (Sokolov), DECR staff member.

Anti-orthodox book In Albania calls saints and clergy “Demons in Cassocks”

Orthodox Christians in Albania were shocked and insulted by a presentation that took place during a recent book fair in the capital city of Tirana. The book that was unveiled, Demons in Cassocks, depicts Albania’s most beloved saint Kosmas of Aetolia, as well as the current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, reports AgionOros.