Orthodox Churches

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.

Beheading of the Forerunner in Alexandria

Beheading of the Forerunner in Alexandria
Beheading of the Forerunner in Alexandria
Beheading of the Forerunner in Alexandria
Beheading of the Forerunner in Alexandria

On 29th August 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, officiated during the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Beheading of John the Forerunner, at the renovated historic Church of the same name, in the old “Kotsieios” Greek Hospital in Alexandria. Many faithful who venerate the Baptist, attended the Divine Liturgy.

16th anniversary of 9/11 terror attack in the United States was marked by requiem service at the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America

On the 11th of September 2017, which marked the 16th anniversary of the dreadful terror attack in the United States that had killed almost three thousand people, a requiem service was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Great Martyr Catherine In-the-Fields, the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America.

Construction underway on Russian rehab center’s church of St. Paisios

Construction underway on Russian rehab center’s church of St. Paisios
Construction underway on Russian rehab center’s church of St. Paisios
Construction underway on Russian rehab center’s church of St. Paisios
Construction underway on Russian rehab center’s church of St. Paisios

With the blessing of the administrator of the Skhakhty Diocese His Grace Bishop Simon (Morozov), the construction of a modular church in honor of the modern ascetic of piety St. Paisios the Athonite began on April 4, 2016 on the territory of a Shakhty drug rehabilitation center, reports AgionOros.

Archbishop Theophan of Berlin and Germany reposes in the Lord

The ruling hierarch of Berlin and Germany of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Theophan, departed in the Lord today, in his 64th year of life, reports Igumen Daniel Irbits, the archbishop’s secretary and abbot of St. George Monastery in Hetzendorf, on his Facebook page.

“It’s hard for me to gather my thoughts now; it pains me to write these lines… Today at 3:00 PM, after a prolonged illness, our Archbishop Theophan of Berlin and Germany departed to the Lord… Please pray!” Fr. Daniel announced on social media.