Orthodox Churches

Moscow Patriarchate to translate services to sign language and set up infrastructure for disabled people in its churches

The Moscow Patriarchate starts realizing a complex program of spiritual care for handicapped people.

It is supposed to set up an infrastructure for disabled people: to provide comfortable access to those who move in wheelchairs, make shape relief icons, tactile schemes, walks for blind people on the floor, and translation for deaf and blind, press service of the Synodal Department for Church Charities and Social Service reports.

Saint Basil Academy to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Saint Basil Academy will celebrate its 70th Anniversary, June 21, 2014, in its magnificent campus by the Hudson River, in Garrison, NY.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will lead the celebration. Dr. Steven Gounardes is the chairman for this special 70th Celebration and Mike Emanuel, FOX News chief congressional correspondent will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Fraternal talk between Primates of the Russian and Bulgarian Orthodox Churches

 On 27 May, 2014, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, had a talk with His Holiness Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, who on an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.

Delegation of Bulgarian Orthodox Church visits Sretensky monastery in Moscow

On May 25, 2014, His Holiness Neophyte of Bulgaria, while on a peace visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited the Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow.

His Holiness and his large party were welcomed to the monastery by its father superior, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), who introduced his high guests to the history of the Sretensky Monastery. Then Patriarch Neophyte proceeded to the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Vladimir and venerated the relics of the Holy Martyr Hilarion (Troitsky) in it.

Prayer Service of Thanksgiving at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

 His Holiness Pope Francis and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew participate in the Prayer Service of Thanksgiving at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America were also present in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher with other bishops of the Patriarchal Delegation. Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew venerated the Stone of Unction where Jesus was anointed before burial after which they participated in the Prayer Service of  Thanksgiving.

Jerusalem Meeting of Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will convene at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem to commemorate a meeting in the Holy Land held fifty years ago by their predecessors, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI.