Translation of Gospel into endangered Chulym language begins in Tomsk

At the initiative of the Missionary Department of the Tomsk Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, work has commenced on a translation of the New Testament into the Chulym language. The first two chapters of the Gospel of Mark have been translated by department head Fr. Alexei Samsonov, Fr. John Fontosh of the village of Teguldet, and native-Chulym speaker Vasily Gabov, reports patriarchia.ru.

“Apostoli” mission serves more than 2,500 needy in Greece

The charitable organization “Apostoli” of the holy Archdiocese of Athens of the Greek Orthodox Church, together with the Masoutis supermarket chain, is continuing its program of offering parcels of food to economically vulnerable families in the border area of Thrace and Ioannina. 2,764 people have benefited from mission in October so far, offering relief to hundreds of Greek households, reports Romfea.

Royal Couple attends Patriarchal Liturgy

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy officiated by His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch at the Saints Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Potomac, Maryland near Washington, DC.

The Patriarch is on a visit to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America which includes nine Dioceses containing over 275 cathedrals, churches, and missions throughout the United States and Canada.

Presentation of the album: “Patriarchate of Alexandria: Ten years (2006-2016) since the inauguration of the Patriarchal Mansion”

Presentation of the album: “Patriarchate of Alexandria: Ten years (2006-2016) since the inauguration of the Patriarchal Mansion”
Presentation of the album: “Patriarchate of Alexandria: Ten years (2006-2016) since the inauguration of the Patriarchal Mansion”
Presentation of the album: “Patriarchate of Alexandria: Ten years (2006-2016) since the inauguration of the Patriarchal Mansion”
Presentation of the album: “Patriarchate of Alexandria: Ten years (2006-2016) since the inauguration of the Patriarchal Mansion”

With the blessing and in the presence of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, in the afternoon of 16th October 2017, in the full central function hall of the Patriarchal Mansion, the presentation of the album, titled:

1,000-strong mass infant Baptism to be celebrated in Bulgaria

1,000 infants will be united to the Body of Christ through the Sacrament of holy Baptism tomorrow in cities throughout Bulgaria, reports the site of the Bulgarian Patriarchate.

The mass Baptism is part of the national campaign “Do It For Bulgaria,” in support of birthgivin, to help shift the tide of the nation’s rapidly declining birth rate. Bulgaria is currently experiencing the most extreme population decline in the world, due to a combination of post-communist emigration, high death rates, and low birth rates. Population statistics project a 30% decrease, from 7.2 million to just over 5 million, by 2060, reports The Washington Post.