Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew goes to Sweden

The Ecumenical Patriarch will attend worship events on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding and operation of this Eparchy, as planned.

During his stay in Sweden, the Ecumenical Patriarch is scheduled to meet with Carl XVI Gustaf King of Sweden, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Parliament Speaker Andreas Norlen, as well as with the Lutheran Roman Catholic and ancient Eastern churches representatives.

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch celebrates his name day

On the Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all East, celebrates his name day.

His Beatitude John X was born in 1955 in the city of Lattakia, Syria. His father Mounah Yazigi was from Lattakia, a teacher of the Arabic language. His mother Rosa Moussi is from Tripoli, Lebanon. They gave birth to four children – two boys and two girls.

Mass Baptism Of Gypsy Children Celebrated In Ukraine

Mass Baptism Of Gypsy Children Celebrated In Ukraine
Mass Baptism Of Gypsy Children Celebrated In Ukraine
Mass Baptism Of Gypsy Children Celebrated In Ukraine
Mass Baptism Of Gypsy Children Celebrated In Ukraine

More than 30 Gypsy children were baptized in a mass celebration in the Mukachevo Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Sunday, September 22.

Greek Hierarch Organizing Event On Dangers Of Yoga

“Yoga is not an exercise, but an act of worship,” teaches His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Argolis of the Greek Orthodox Church, who is holding an event next Sunday to warn people about the dangers of Far Eastern spirituality.

“When we have repentance in church, whether it be a small confession or a big one, we don’t do it for fitness reasons. We make a confession to God. This is the same thing that people do during yoga, which is what we are trying to explain”, says Metropolitan Nektarios, reports Greek City Times.

Chapel consecrated on site of 2018 mall fire in Kemerovo, Russia

On March 25, a fire broke out at the Winter Cherry shopping center in Kemerovo, Russia, that tragically left more than 60 day dead, including more than 40 children. A day of mourning was declared in Russia, and condolences poured in from the fraternal Orthodox Churches around the world.