New administrator of Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy arrives at his workplace

August 11, 2017 – the newly appointed administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy, Bishop Matfey of Bogorodsk, arrived in Rome.

At the airport, His Grace was met by the head of the Moscow Patriarchate office for institutions abroad and former administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy Bishop Atoniy of Zvenigorod, and the ecclesiarch of the patriarchal church of the Holy Martyr Catherine in Rome, Hieromonk Ambrose.

Work being finished on Athonite church dedicated to St. Paisios

Work is nearing completion on the first church to be dedicated to St. Paisios the Hagiorite on Mt. Athos, reports Russian Athos.The church is being built in the kellia of the Resurrection of Christ in Kapsala on Mt. Athos, which was created at the blessing of St. Paisios himself.

Work on the church began in June 2016, soon after the canonization of St. Paisios. The walls and dome have been erected, and the interior work is under way. It is expected to be completed in just a few months. The monastic brotherhood hopes to have the new church consecrated some time between autumn of this year and June of 2018.

Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada

Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada
Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada
Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada
Foundation stone of future chapel in honor of Royal Martyrs blessed in Canada

On August 6, during the patronal feast of the Church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God in Jackson Point, Ontario, Canada, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, the foundation stone of a future chapel in honor of the holy Royal Martyrs was blessed, according to the parish website.

New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria

New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria
New member of the staff at the Patriarchate of Alexandria

On 7th August 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed with particular joy a new African member of the Clergy to the Patriarchal See. He is Fr. Athanasios Kayembe, who through the past nine years served as a Priest at the Church of St Athanasios in Ano Kypseli, a Dependency of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, beside His Eminence George, Metropolitan of Guinea, Representative of the Alexandrian Primate in Athens.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over devastating earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, over the devastating earthquake in southwestern China.

His Excellency Mr. Xi JINPING
President of the People’s Republic of China