Delegation of Ecumenical Patriarchate visits Patriarchate of Antioch

Metropolitan Emmanuel of France is in Lebanon since last Wednesday, in a series of meetings with the religious authorities of the country, along with Metropolitan Amphilochios of Adrianople.

Patriarch Ioannis of Antioch welcomed the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, accompanied by the Metropolitan Siluan of Mount Lebanon (Batroun) and the Bishop Constantine of Chrysoupolis.

Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy and memorial service for victims of the NATO aggression

Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy and memorial service for victims of the NATO aggression
Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy and memorial service for victims of the NATO aggression
Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy and memorial service for victims of the NATO aggression
Patriarch Irinej officiated Liturgy and memorial service for victims of the NATO aggression

On the second Sunday of Lent, 24 March 2019, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles in Nis with the concelebration of the Diocesan Bishop, His Grace Arsenije of Nis.

After the Divine Liturgy, the memorial service (panichida) for all those who had lost their lives during the inhumane NATO aggression in 1999 was served. The Cathedral church was full with the faithful.

Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Phanar

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, the Sunday of Orthodoxy and First Sunday of Great Lent, His All-Holiness solemnly concelebrated the Divine Liturgy together with Metropolitans Elder Dimitrios of the Princes’ Islands, Augustinos of Germany, Germanos of Tranoupolis, Sotirios of Toronto, Makarios of Aneon, Eugenios of Rethymno and Avlopotamos, Amphilochios of Ganou and Chora, Damaskinos of Kydonia and Apokoronos, Nathanael of Kos and Nisyros, Constantine of Singapore, and Chrysostomos of Symi. During the Liturgy, the Patriarch ordained Mr. Dimitrios Nikiforos to the Diaconate, giving him the name Aetius.

Metropolitan Porfirije received by Croatian Prime Minister Plenkovic

Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana visited the President of the Government of Republic of Croatia Mr. Andrej Plenkovic at Banski Dvori in Zagreb on 18 March 2019.

Prime Minister Plenkovic and Metropolitan Porfirije expressed a desire to continue dialogue and partnership between representatives of the Government and State institutions with representatives of Churches and religious communities in Croatia.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna

With the participation of a multitude of believers, the Sunday of Orthodoxy was celebrated in Smyrna, in the historic church of Agios Voukolos and Agios Polycarpos, after the authorities’ consent to the request of the Metropolis and the Orthodox Community of Smyrna.