The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Sunday, the 14th/27th of September 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the glorious Elevation of the Holy Cross.

The feast commemorates the elevation, in the year 326 AD – upon the ceremony of the Inauguration of the Church of the Resurrection – of the Lord’s Cross, found by Archbishop Makarios of the Church of Jerusalem and Empress Helen. On that day, the crowd that gathered to see the elevated cross had exclaimed “Kyrie eleison” [Lord have mercy] several times.

Russian Military Participation in Syria Should Bring Peace to Region - Patriarch Kirill

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed hope that Russia's participation in the Syrian conflict will bring peace to the region.

"The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision to use armed forces to defend the people of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. We believe this decision will bring peace and justice closer to this ancient land," the patriarch said in a statement quoted by the press service for the Synodal Information Department on Wednesday.

The Patriarch of Alexandria in Armenia

The Patriarch of Alexandria in Armenia
The Patriarch of Alexandria in Armenia
The Patriarch of Alexandria in Armenia
The Patriarch of Alexandria in Armenia

His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by the Reverend Protopresbyter Athinodoros Papaevripiades, Exarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in Cyprus, went to Erevan in Armenia from 25th to the 30th September 2015, by invitation of His Beatitude the High Catholikos Patriarch of all Armenians, Karekin II, to attend the events marking the 100th anniversary of the Genocide of the Armenians.

OCMC inaugurates clinic outreach in Guatemala

OCMC inaugurates clinic outreach in Guatemala
OCMC inaugurates clinic outreach in Guatemala
OCMC inaugurates clinic outreach in Guatemala
OCMC inaugurates clinic outreach in Guatemala

After one year of planning, building, equipping and hectic last-minute preparations, the Father Andres Giron Clinic in Aguacate, Guatemala began operations on August 20, 2015.

The 8th anniversary of the enthronement as Romanian Patriarch of His Beatitude Daniel

His Beatitude Daniel celebrates on Wednesday, 30 September 2015, the 8th anniversary of the enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (30 September 2007).

The Romanian Patriarch will officiate at the Divine Liturgy, from 09:30, in the Patriarchal Cathedral, assisted by hierarchs, members of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, priests and deacons.