The Patriarch Ilia II Wishes Happy Nativity and New Year

His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, and Metropolitan of Abkhazeti and Bichvinta Ilia II wished the parish forthcoming Happy Nativity and New Year. The Patriarch talked about the human mind during His Sunday preach. As His Holiness states, according to the scientists human mind does not depend on physical body, "Our mind depends on our soul. Human mind shall permanently be trained, thus needed thinking and reading books. Some people drive to despair, but we shall remember that the outcome always exists. A man shall always do whatever he likes to do. Idleness deaden our mind and weaken or spiritual strength" stated the Patriarch.

Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated at the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Savvas

On 5th January 2010 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated at the Service of the Great Hours, Great Vespers and the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Savvas the Sanctified.

 

Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey visits the Phanar

On Monday, January 3, 2011, His All Holiness met at the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the Hon. Bülent Arınç, State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey. Mr. Arınç is also the former House Speaker of the Turkish Parliament (2002-2007). The Deputy Prime Minister held private conversations with the Ecumenical Patriarch, attended a reception with leading representatives of the Greek community and its institutions in Turkey, and addressed the media with the Patriarch.

Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia

Christmas Message
of His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia
to the Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics and all the Faithful Children
of the Russian Orthodox Church
Your Eminences the archpastors, honourable fathers,
venerable monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters!

On this present light-bearing night we again spiritually relive the joy of the world's finding of its Saviour. Again in our thoughts we gaze upon the Son of the Living God who lies in a manger of the cave of Bethlehem. Again we hear in our hearts the voice of the angels giving praise to the Creator and Redeemer: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men' (Lk. 2:14).

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church appoint a new administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s dioceses in Western Europe

On 24 December 2010, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held in Moscow under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, considered the matter of the Korsun diocese that unites parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in France, Spain, Switzerland, and Portugal.