Russia: Patriarch Kirill leads first-ever Russian Orthodox liturgy with sign language

Moscow: Hundreds of Orthodox believers with impaired hearing attended the first-ever Russian Orthodox liturgy accompanied by sign language interpretation at the Church of All Saints Whose Light Shone Forth in the Russian Land in Moscow’s Novokosino district, Sunday.

The liturgy was led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia.

Source: Mospat.ru

750 school bags and supplies offered by the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău at the beginning of the school year

At the beginning of the school year, 15 September 2016, the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău offered 5,300 packages of school supplies and sweets, and 750 school bags and supplies to several students coming from financially fragile families, but also to students with good school results from Bacău, Roman, Moineşti, Oneşti, Sascut and Buhuşi.

Orthodox Kindergarten opened in Giurgiu

The Diocese of Giurgiu opened an Orthodox Kindergarten, the official diocesan website informs.

His Grace Ambrozie, Bishop of Giurgiu, visited Thursday, 15 September 2016, together with the administrative vicar, Archimandrite Teodor Serban, the Orthodox Kindergarten Little Angels of the Diocese of Giurgiu.

Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite

Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite
Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite
Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite
Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite

Hundreds of faithful were present at the Divine Liturgy officiated Tuesday, 27 September 2016, in Bucharest, on the feast of Hieromartyr Saint Anthimos the Ivirite. His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all East, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, and Metropolitan John of Rustavi, representative of the Patriarch of Georgia, concelebrated.

Metropolitan Pavel: Belarusian Orthodox Church is a reliable foothold for the state

The Belarusian Orthodox Church is not a rival of the state but a reliable and constructive foothold for it, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus said at the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church on 22 September, BelTA has learned.

“I want all people of the republic to understand that the Belarusian Orthodox Church is not a rival of the state but a secure and constructive foothold for the state and society,” the Metropolitan said.

In his words, the Church is focused on creation. Priests ask God to protect peace, accord, and tranquility in the country so that people could live and work peacefully.