The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin

The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin
The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin
The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin
The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin

On Sunday afternoon, 17th/30th April 2017, after the festal Liturgy at the Holy Church of the Annunciation in Amman, Jordan, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos visited the Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Spring in Dibin, which is one-hour drive from Amman.  The Spiritual Father of the Monastery is Archimandrite Christophoros and Nun Eirinaia is the Abbess.

Patriarch Ilia II baptizes another 1,173 children

This past Sunday the holy Myrrhbearing Women were celebrated in all Orthodox churches throughout the world, and on the day of these holy women who became the first witnesses and heralds of the Lord’s Resurrection, more than 1,000 Georgian children were united to the risen Lord in the holy Sacrament of Baptism, reports Romfea. The latest in the regular mass Baptisms was celebrated in Tbilisi’s Holy Trinity Cathedral by His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II. 1,173 children were baptized on Sunday, while over 800 were baptized at the previous celebration on the feast of Theophany in January. The patriarch blessed all of his new Godchildren, giving each one a baptismal cross.

The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate

The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate
The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate
The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate
The bells of St George pealed joyfully for The Ecumenical Patriarch’s welcome by The Alexandrian Primate

On Friday 28th April 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, gave a warm welcome to His Holiness the Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomaios I, at the Holy Monastery of St George in Old Cairo.

The Ecumenical Patriarch is visiting Egypt, because of his participation in the deliberations of the International Peace Conference, of the Al-Azhar Foundation.

For centenary of revolution Church calls to immortalize those who suffered for faith in Soviet years

Especially in this year of the centenary of the tragic Russian revolution, it is necessary to venerate the memory of and erect monuments to the New Martyrs persecuted for the Faith in the atheist Soviet years, and name streets in their honor, believes the head of Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), reports Interfax-Religion.

Thomas Sunday at the Church of the Resurrection

Thomas Sunday at the Church of the Resurrection
Thomas Sunday at the Church of the Resurrection
Thomas Sunday at the Church of the Resurrection
Thomas Sunday at the Church of the Resurrection

On Sunday, 10th/23rd April 2017, the event of the Lord’s touching by Thomas the Apostle was observed by the Patriarchate according to the Typikon of the Church order and the rules of worship, at the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection. On this feast the Church commemorates that on the eighth day after the Resurrection “when the doors were closed” the Lord came “while all the disciples were assembled within” and “Thomas was with them” and he saw the Lord and the signs of the nails in His hands and His pierced side and was convinced and said “My Lord and my God” (John 20:24-29).