Patriarch Kirill’s statement on disturbances in Cairo

Patriarch Kirill’s statement on disturbances in Cairo

In his statement published below, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses support for the suffering Egyptian Christians.

‘The Russian Orthodox Church has followed the developments in Egypt with concern and bitterness. Blood has been spilt and Christian churches have been destroyed again. There is another manifestation of growing intolerance towards Christians and their legal and physical vulnerability in the Egyptian society.

Patriarch Kirill’s message to Patriarch Shenouda III of the Coptic Church

Patriarch Kirill’s message to Patriarch Shenouda III of the Coptic Church

In connection with new attacks against Christians in Egypt, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message to Shenouda III, the Pope and Patriarch of the Coptic Church:

To: His Holiness SHENOUDA III
Pope of Alexandria and
Patriarch of the Throne of St. Mark in All Africa and the Middle East

Festival of Religious Music in Moscow

Festival of Religious Music in Moscow

The Festival of Religious Music will begin at the Moscow Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God on 14 October, the feast day of the Intercession of the Mother of God. The opening is timed to coincide with the feast that enjoys a special esteem in Russia and with the commemoration day of St. Romanos the Melodus, a patron of singers and of the art of religious music.

The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate

The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate
The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate
The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate
The feast of St. Thekla at the Jerusalem Patriarchate

On Friday, September 24th / October 7th 2011, the feast of St. Thekla the Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles was solemnly celebrated at the Patriarchate.

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem condemns the desecration of the cemeteries in Ioppe

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem condemns the desecration of the cemeteries in Ioppe

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the first Christian Church of the Holy Land, fostered through the centuries interfaith dialogue based on equality and mutual respect as well as supported the indiscriminate cohabitation and cooperation of the Jewish, the Christians and the Muslims.

Continuing Its conciliatory and peacekeeping mission, the Patriarchate condemns the actions of desecration, which have recently been done by an individual whose identity remains unknown to the detriment and damage of the Christian and Muslim Cemetery in Ioppe.