On 29 September 2016, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrived in Baku to take part in the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum. He was met at the local airport by Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan; Rev. Dimitry Safonov, DECR secretary for interreligious relations; Mr. A.V. Barkov, counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Azerbaijan; and Mr. D. Imamaliyev, counselor of Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Russia.
Moscow: Hundreds of Orthodox believers with impaired hearing attended the first-ever Russian Orthodox liturgy accompanied by sign language interpretation at the Church of All Saints Whose Light Shone Forth in the Russian Land in Moscow’s Novokosino district, Sunday.
The liturgy was led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia.
750 school bags and supplies offered by the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău at the beginning of the school year28. September 2016 - 14:11
At the beginning of the school year, 15 September 2016, the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău offered 5,300 packages of school supplies and sweets, and 750 school bags and supplies to several students coming from financially fragile families, but also to students with good school results from Bacău, Roman, Moineşti, Oneşti, Sascut and Buhuşi.
The Diocese of Giurgiu opened an Orthodox Kindergarten, the official diocesan website informs.
His Grace Ambrozie, Bishop of Giurgiu, visited Thursday, 15 September 2016, together with the administrative vicar, Archimandrite Teodor Serban, the Orthodox Kindergarten Little Angels of the Diocese of Giurgiu.
Hundreds of faithful were present at the Divine Liturgy officiated Tuesday, 27 September 2016, in Bucharest, on the feast of Hieromartyr Saint Anthimos the Ivirite. His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all East, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, and Metropolitan John of Rustavi, representative of the Patriarch of Georgia, concelebrated.
The Belarusian Orthodox Church is not a rival of the state but a reliable and constructive foothold for it, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus said at the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church on 22 September, BelTA has learned.
“I want all people of the republic to understand that the Belarusian Orthodox Church is not a rival of the state but a secure and constructive foothold for the state and society,” the Metropolitan said.
In his words, the Church is focused on creation. Priests ask God to protect peace, accord, and tranquility in the country so that people could live and work peacefully.