35th Anniversary of hierarchal service of Archbishop Mark

Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany Will Prayerfully Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his Episcopal Consecration at Buchendorf’s Convent

OnMonday, November 30, 2015, HisEminenceArchbishopMarkofBerlinandGermany will prayerfully celebrate the 35th anniversary of his episcopal consecration at Holy Grand Duchess Elizabeth Convent in the Bavarian city of Buchendorf by celebrating Divine Liturgy at 4 am. He will perform the all-night vigil the evening before.

Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany Will Prayerfully Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his Episcopal Consecration at Buchendorf’s Convent

On Monday, November 30, 2015, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany will prayerfully celebrate the 35th anniversary of his episcopal consecration at Holy Grand Duchess Elizabeth Convent in the Bavarian city of Buchendorf by celebrating Divine Liturgy at 4 am. He will perform the all-night vigil the evening before.

The Feast of St. George the Greatmartyr in Lydda (Lod)

The Feast of St. George the Greatmartyr in Lydda (Lod)
The Feast of St. George the Greatmartyr in Lydda (Lod)
The Feast of St. George the Greatmartyr in Lydda (Lod)
The Feast of St. George the Greatmartyr in Lydda (Lod)

On Monday, the 3rd/16th of November 2015, the Patriarchate commemorated the translation of the relics of St George the Great Martyr and Trophy Bearer, and the inauguration of the church dedicated to his name in Lydda (Lod) in the 4th c. AD.

Patriarch Kirill and Moscow Mayor visit Patriarchal Metochion of the Holy Martyrs of Chernigov in Moscow

On November 18, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin visited the Patriarchal Metochion of the Holy Martyrs of Chernigov in Moscow.

The architectural compound of the metochion, a monument of the 14th-15th centuries and object of cultural heritage of federal significance, was restored for the centenary of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles and the 600th anniversary of the metochion.

Statement of the Antiochian Archdiocese on the Terrorist Attacks against the People of Beirut and Paris

It is with extreme sadness that His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph and the hierarchs, clergy, and faithful of the Antiochian Archdiocese offer our prayers and condolences to the families of all of the victims of the horrific terrorist attacks that were perpetrated last week against the people of Beirut and Paris. We ask our gracious and merciful Lord to bestow healing upon the victims who were injured, repose of soul for those whose lives were taken, and some measure of comfort to the families of the victims. We pray to God that He will soften the hearts of those who inflict pain and suffering and that He will grant to the world the peace that can only come from above.