Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother

Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother
Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother
Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother
Moving moments in Alexandria at the forty day memorial of the Patriarch`s mother

n an atmosphere of intense emotion and in the presence of hundreds of faithful from Alexandria, Cairo and many other areas in Egypt, the forty day memorial service for the late Cleopatra Horeftaki, Mother of Hs Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, took place on Sunday 14th May 2017 in the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria, Egypt.

Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania

Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania
Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania
Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania
Entronement ceremony of Bishop of Arousa and Central Tanzania

On Saturday 29th April, the eve of the Enthronement of His Grace Agathonikos Bishop of Arusha and Central Tanzania, with the blessing of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa and in the presence of His Eminence Dimitrios Metropolitan of Irinopolis, Caretaker of the Diocese, a group of visitors from the Holy Metropolis of Kitros and Katerini, comprising the Very Reverend Archimandrite Maximos Kyritsis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St Dionysios in Olympus, the Very Reverend Archimandrite Barnabas Leontiadis, Chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of Kitros, the Reverend Protopresbyter Fr. Angelos Giannikis and the Archdeacon Fr. Panteleimon Tsarapatsanis as well as Monk Marcellus from the Holy Monastery of St Anthony in Arizona, America, in the Missionary Centre of Kidamal in the Iriga district, group baptism took place in the outdoor baptistery of the Holy Church of St Andronikos and Athanasia.

Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city

Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city
Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city
Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city
Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city

A piece of the relics of the great St. Nicholas the Wonderworker are to arrive in Russia today from the St. Nichoals Catholic Cathedral in Bari, Italy, where his relics have been kept since 1087.

The relic will be ceremoniously greeted in Moscow by the ringing of the bells in the city's more than 600 churches, reports RIA-Novosti. This is a unique event, as previously reported, in that for the 930 years that his relics have been kept at the Catholic basilica in Bari, Italy, they have never left the city. Every year, hundreds of Russian pilgrims and Orthodox believers from around the world travel to Bari to venerate the honorable relics of the great bishop and wonderworking saint. Thanks to the upcoming visitation of his relics, even more faithful will have the opportunity to venerate them.

The bells of the National Cathedral have arrived in Romania

The bells of the National Cathedral have arrived this morning in Romania, being brought from the Grassmayr Bell Foundry in Innsbruck, Austria. On every one of the six bells are engraved the coat of arms of the Romanian Patriarchate, the countenance of the Romanian Patriarch, the Patriarchal Cross, and the following inscription: Blessing of Patriarch Daniel of Romania for the National Cathedral – Centenary 1918-2018. The bells will be installed during this year. The first of the six bells of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral was cast on 11 November 2016 and the other five were molded on 21 april 2017. The bells cast in Innsbruck, Austria, have a 15-year warranty and a lifetime of over 400 years.

Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary

 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary
 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary
 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary
 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on April 30th, 2017, the St. George North Canton community hosted a series of events in support of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, beginning first with an alumni gathering in their Event Center lounge sponsored by St. George Slava kumovi Ken and Jeanine Kozak.

Surrounded by elegant decorations, priests came from parishes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to enjoy fellowship and share stories from their days at seminary.  The lounge opened for a general reception one-hour later with other clergy and laity joining the St. Vladimir’s alums for pre-banquet fellowship and hospitality offered by the parish kumovi.