Concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir is performed in Rome

Concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir is performed in Rome
Concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir is performed in Rome
Concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir is performed in Rome
Concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir is performed in Rome

On 11 December 2016, a concert performed by the Moscow Synodal Choir conducted by the honoured artist of Russia Alexei Puzakov and the Sistine Chapel Choir conducted by Mons. Massimo Palombella was performed at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs in Rome. The concert prepared by the Joint Working Group for cultural cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy See with support of the St. Gregory the Theologian Foundation and Bank Intesa was dedicated to the 80th birthday of Pope Francis and timed to the patronal feast of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr in Rome and held as a part of the Russian Art Festival titled ‘Russia – Italy. Through Centuries’ which is taking place in Rome from December 9 to 14.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk celebrate on patronal feast at the Church of St. Catherine in Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk celebrate on patronal feast at the Church of St. Catherine in Rome
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk celebrate on patronal feast at the Church of St. Catherine in Rome
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk celebrate on patronal feast at the Church of St. Catherine in Rome
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk celebrate on patronal feast at the Church of St. Catherine in Rome

On 11 December 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, rector of the Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr and administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Italy celebrated Divine Liturgy.

Assembly of Bishops releases updated map of US bishops, parishes

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America recently released an updated map, titled Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the USA.  The map indicates the locations, names and jurisdictions of all active Orthodox Christian bishops in the US and the total number of Orthodox parishes in each county.

Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir

Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir
Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir
Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir
Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir

On the afternoon of the 14th/27th of November 2016, a music event performed by the Choir of St James the Brother of God Cathedral and “Branko” Choir of the Patriarchate of Serbia took place in the auditorium of Notre Dame Hotel, near the New Gate. The event was hosted by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government

Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government

Today, 1st December 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, paid a courtesy visit to the Maximou Mansion in Athens, to His Excellency the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Alexis Tsipras.