The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School

The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School

On Thursday evening, 16th/29th June 2017, the graduation ceremony of the School leaving certificates of the Arab-speaking Greek-Orthodox Community of Remla Graduates took place at the School reception hall.

24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome

24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome
24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome
24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome
24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome

On 26-27 June 2017, the 24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy held its working sessions in Rome, Italy. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, took part in this international forum.

The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Tuesday, 14th/27th June 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the Holy Prophet Elisha at the Holy Monastery named after him in Jericho, where Zacchaeus’ sycamore tree stands. The Holy Prophet Elisha was Prophet Elijah’s student, and he was called to the order of the Prophets by God, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen, he responded to God’s invitation and sacrificed his oxen, offered them as food to the people and followed Prophet Elijah. 

Archbishop Simon of Łódź and Poznań reposes in the Lord

His Eminence Archbishop Simon (Romańczuk) of Łódź and Poznań of the Polish Orthodox Church reposed in the Lord yesterday morning, June 28, 2017, reports the site of the Polish Church. The late Archbishop Simon was born on August 12, 1936, in Gusczewina near Hajnówka. In 1955, he graduated from high school and began teaching in Bielsko Podlaski and then began studying philology in Minsk. After returning to Poland, he was a teacher of Russian, Belarusian, and Latin in school in Michałowo. In 1965, he began studying at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw, where he earned a doctorate for his thesis “Orthodoxy in the Literary Output of Dostoyevsky.” On February 11, 1970, he was tonsured as a monastic. He was ordained to the diaconate four days later, and as a priest another seven days later.

Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça

Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça
Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça
Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça
Inauguration of Platon High School in Korça

On June 8, through the Blessing of Water Service, the ceremony of the inauguration of Platon High School in Korça took place. This school is part of our Church's educational system. The service was celebrated by the Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, His Beatitude Anastasios, who was assisted by the Metropolitan of Korça, His Eminence Joan and the Metropolitan of Amantia, His Eminence Nathanail.