Archdiocese of Western Europe to elect two vicar bishops after being blocked by Constantinople for many years

The Archdiocese of Russian Churches in Western Europe, which largely voted to follow its hierarch, His Eminence Archbishop John of Dubna, into the Moscow Patriarchate recently, is already experiencing the fruits of this new life.

Yesterday, Abp. John, who was unceremoniously released from the Patriarchate of Constantinople without warning and soon thereafter received by the Russian Church, published an address to his flock, announcing the upcoming Archbishop’s Council and General Assembly of the Archdiocese and the election of two vicar bishops.

Metropolitan Onuphry leads celebration of 25th anniversary of canonization of St. Kuksha of Odessa

Metropolitan Onuphry leads celebration of 25th anniversary of canonization of St. Kuksha of Odessa
Metropolitan Onuphry leads celebration of 25th anniversary of canonization of St. Kuksha of Odessa
Metropolitan Onuphry leads celebration of 25th anniversary of canonization of St. Kuksha of Odessa
Metropolitan Onuphry leads celebration of 25th anniversary of canonization of St. Kuksha of Odessa

St. Kuksha of Odessa is a beloved 20th-century saint of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church who labored in asceticism on the Holy Mountain, in the Holy Land, in the Kiev Caves Lavra, the Pochaev Lavra, and elsewhere in Ukraine. He was canonized by the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Church in 1995.

Belarusian Exarchate celebrates 30th anniversary with open-air Liturgy

Belarusian Exarchate celebrates 30th anniversary with open-air Liturgy
Belarusian Exarchate celebrates 30th anniversary with open-air Liturgy
Belarusian Exarchate celebrates 30th anniversary with open-air Liturgy
Belarusian Exarchate celebrates 30th anniversary with open-air Liturgy

The 30th anniversary of the Belarusian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church was celebrated with a grand open-air Liturgy in Minsk on Sunday, September 29. The Exarchate was created at the 1989 session of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Patriarchate in Russia.

Theological Education in Focus at Orthodoxy in America Lecture

The theologians of tomorrow must be prepared to respond to ever-shifting contexts while contributing to the “ongoing symphony” of theology, a leading scholar told attendees at Fordham’s annual Orthodoxy in America lecture.

Waiting for the ‘Patriarch of the Nation’ to arrive in Belgium to celebrate the 50th anniversary

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will attend in November the celebrations on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Metropolis of Belgium and the Exarchate of the Netherlands and Luxembourg by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

The festal program will begin on November 5, in the presence of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. On the first day of celebrations, the Ecological Symposium will be held and there will be visits to temples in the Netherlands.