Orthodox in Greece protest play glorifying the devil

About 100 Orthodox Christians gathered outside the Aristotelian Theater in Thessaloniki last night in protest of a staging of the play “The Hour of the Devil,” which depicts a discussion between a young woman and a personable devil, reports The Associated Press. According to Newsflare, the show, an adaptation of a story by Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa, glorifies and depicts the Devil as Christ’s brother, and mocks the Holy Cross, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Theotokos.

Patriarch Kirill to bring relics of Saint Seraphim to Romania

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will attend this year’s celebrations in honor of St. Demetrius the New, the protector of Bucharest. As a special blessing, he will bring with him a particle of the relics of the inestimable St. Seraphim of Sarov, reports the Basilica News Agency.

Meeting Of The President Of The Arabic Republic Of Egypt With The Patriarch Of Alexandria

On 3rd October 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa accompanied by His Eminence Narcissus, Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria , met with His Excellency the President of the Arabic Republic of Egypt Mr Abdel Fatah al Sisi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo.

Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb

Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb
Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb
Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb
Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburb

Two side altars in the Church of the Great Martyr Demetrios of Thessaloniki in the Athens suburb of AgiosDimitrios in the Attica region, one of which is dedicated to the great elders of our times Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios, were consecrated on Sunday, reports AgionOros.

Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities

Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities
Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities
Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities
Ukrainian believers process on feast of Protection despite ban from authorities

Thousands of Orthodox faithful in the northeastern city of Sumy, Ukraine held a procession on the feast of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God, despite that the executive committee of the city council had formally banned the procession, and the holding of the Divine Liturgy on the place of the destroyed Church of the Holy Protection, reports the Education-Information Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.