Patriarch Kirill pays tribute to the defenders of the Brest Fortress

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the ‘The Hero Brest Fortress’ in the night of June 21, which marks the 74th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated memorial service in commemoration of the defenders of the Brest Fortress and all those fallen in the Great Patriotic War. The service was celebrated at St. Nicholas Church, the historical garrison cathedral located in the fortress.

Patriarch of Jerusalem confers titles on Remli Graduates

Patriarch of Jerusalem confers titles on Remli Graduates
Patriarch of Jerusalem confers titles on Remli Graduates
Patriarch of Jerusalem confers titles on Remli Graduates
Patriarch of Jerusalem confers titles on Remli Graduates

On the evening of Saturday, the 31st of May/13th of June 2015, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem visited the town of Remli, the ancient Arimathea. He was accompanied by Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and Protopresbyter Issa Mousleh, the Patriarchate’s liaison with Arabic-speaking Mass Media.

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Anastasiades visits the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

  У недељу 14. јуна 2015. године Његово Превасходство Председник Републике Кипра г. Никос Анастијадес посетио је Јерусалимску Патријаршију. У његовој пратњи били су његова жена и сарадници. Гђа Андри Анастасијадис учествовала је у Божанској Литургији у цркви Васкрсења Господњег којом је началствовао Његово Високопреосвештенство Архиепископ таворски Методије.

Resurrection of faith in Tonga Islands

All Hail! (Matt. 28: 1)

It was the first word of the Risen Christ to the Myrrh-bearing women: a joyous message addressed to the troubled and afflicted by sin humanity—a message that is then delivered by the Apostles to the faithful of all time.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;” (II Thess. 5: 16-18)

Before the coming of Christ, humankind lived under sin, which is a cause of sorrow.

Faith in Christ and His Resurrection is a source of eternal joy and gladness. The preaching of the Gospel is indicative of its worldwide scope and conveys a universal message to all the nations. Total salvation is acquired through the Sacrament of the Holy Baptism “in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church”, the Orthodox and rightly dividing the word of truth.

Representatives of Orthodox Churches meet in Brussels to discuss new initiatives for defending traditional understanding of the family

Heads of Orthodox Churches’ representations to the European Union met in Brussels for a working meeting with the participation of the secretary-general of the European Federation of Catholic Families Associations, Anna Maria Hildingsson.

The aim of the meeting initiated by the Romanian Church Representation was to exchange opinions on the report ‘On the European Union’s Strategy for Equality of Women and Men Post 2015’ adopted by the European Parliament. The resolution on this report adopted on June 9, 2015, though not obligatory for implementation, constitutes a serious attempt to exert political pressure on European countries with the aim to destroy the traditional notions of marriage and family and to legalize surrogate motherhood and abortion.