Orthodox Churches

Thira Diocese of Greek Church condemns commercial profanation of its churches

Following the Europe-wide controversy over German supermarket chain Lidl’s decision to use photos of famous Greek Orthodox churches with crosses removed in the advertising and packaging of its “Eridanous” line of Greek food, and a number of other provocations, including the filming of a rap video in one church, the Thira Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church, to which the famous Santorini churches belong, has released a condemnatory response, ortodoxia.info reports.

Heads of Churches of Jerusalem accomodate the National Council of Churches of Christ from USA

At noon on 31st August / 13th September 2017, the Heads of Churches of Jerusalem under His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos offered a meal to the delegates of the National Council of the Churches of Christ USA (NCC) at the Note Dame Hotel, by the New Gate.

During lunch, the Heads of Churches briefed the guests on the current situation at the Old City of Jerusalem, which has always been separated in four quarters, the Christian, Judaic, Muslim and Armenian ones, and on the attempts of extreme Israeli settlers to change this Status Quo, as it happens with the illegal contracts of the Jaffa Gate Hotels and the recent unjust decision of the Israeli Court for them.

The Feast of Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner John

The Feast of Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner John
The Feast of Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner John
The Feast of Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner John
The Feast of Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner John

On Monday, 29th August/ 11th September 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of  the beheading of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner John at his Holy Monastery, located opposite the Church of the Resurrection, at a short distance to the south west, at the Christian district of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Metropolitan Hilarion’s book “The Lamb of God” presented in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion’s book “The Lamb of God” presented in Moscow
Metropolitan Hilarion’s book “The Lamb of God” presented in Moscow
Metropolitan Hilarion’s book “The Lamb of God” presented in Moscow
Metropolitan Hilarion’s book “The Lamb of God” presented in Moscow

On 11 September 2017, the presentation of the book “The Lamb of God” by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, rector of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, took place at the Medvedkovo bookstore. It is the fifth book in the six-volume series “Jesus Christ. Life and Teaching.”

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in consecration of cathedral in Bulgarian Ruse

Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in consecration of cathedral in Bulgarian Ruse
Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in consecration of cathedral in Bulgarian Ruse
Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in consecration of cathedral in Bulgarian Ruse
Hierarch of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in consecration of cathedral in Bulgarian Ruse

Sunday, September 10, 2017 – The Grand Consecration of the Cathedral of All Saints took place in the city of Ruse, Bulgaria. The consecration was presided over by Metropolitan Naum of Ruse. He was assisted by Metropolitan Longin of Saratov and Volsk and bishops and clergy from the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Metropolia of Western and Central Europe, the Metropolia of Sofia and the Metropolia of Ruse. Among the concelebrants was Archpriest Vladislav Tsypin, professor at Moscow Theological Academy.

100,000 process in honor of St. Alexander Nevsky with miraculous Panagia Soumela icon

100,000 process in honor of St. Alexander Nevsky with miraculous Panagia Soumela icon
100,000 process in honor of St. Alexander Nevsky with miraculous Panagia Soumela icon
100,000 process in honor of St. Alexander Nevsky with miraculous Panagia Soumela icon
100,000 process in honor of St. Alexander Nevsky with miraculous Panagia Soumela icon

Nearly 100,000 faithful took part in a cross procession today in St. Petersburg in honor of today’s feast of the Translation of the Relics of St. Alexander Nevsky, which are kept in the city’s St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra, reports RIA-Novosti.