Bishop Irinej attends Fordham Founder’s Dinner

Bishop Irinej attends Fordham Founder’s Dinner
Bishop Irinej attends Fordham Founder’s Dinner
Bishop Irinej attends Fordham Founder’s Dinner
Bishop Irinej attends Fordham Founder’s Dinner

New York City’s eminent Fordham University brought together its founders, scholars and biggest benefactors on monday, march 25, 2019 for Fordham’s signature annual fundraising event: the 18th annual Fordham Founder’s Dinner. The gala raised nearly $2.6 million for the Founder’s Undergraduate Scholarship Fund—the second highest amount in Founder’s history.

More than 1,000 alumni and friends of Fordham attended the black-tie affair at the New York Hilton Midtown—a new venue for the dinner and a hotel that has hosted every U.S. president since John F. Kennedy. Among the many Orthodox Christian dignitaries were His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese), and His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America (Serbian Orthodox Church), a member of the Advisory Council of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham. Also present were the Co-Directors of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Professors of Theology, Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou,  Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, and Dr. George Demacopoulos, Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies.

The Patriarch of Alexandria decorated the Ambassador of Ukraine to Egypt

The Patriarch of Alexandria decorated the Ambassador of Ukraine to Egypt
The Patriarch of Alexandria decorated the Ambassador of Ukraine to Egypt
The Patriarch of Alexandria decorated the Ambassador of Ukraine to Egypt
The Patriarch of Alexandria decorated the Ambassador of Ukraine to Egypt

Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa celebrated Ambassador of Ukraine to Egypt, Hennadil Latii, with the Medal of the Supreme Commander of the Order of the Leo of Alexandria.

Historic inauguration of church in Casablanca, Morocco

Historic inauguration of church in Casablanca, Morocco
Historic inauguration of church in Casablanca, Morocco
Historic inauguration of church in Casablanca, Morocco
Historic inauguration of church in Casablanca, Morocco

On Sunday, March 24, the inauguration of the Holy Church of the Annunciation of the Greek community in Casablanca, Morocco, was held, by decision of Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa.

Tonsure of Ryassaphore-monk Ioann at St. Herman Monastery, Platina

Tonsure of Ryassaphore-monk Ioann at St. Herman Monastery, Platina
Tonsure of Ryassaphore-monk Ioann at St. Herman Monastery, Platina
Tonsure of Ryassaphore-monk Ioann at St. Herman Monastery, Platina
Tonsure of Ryassaphore-monk Ioann at St. Herman Monastery, Platina

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 4/17, 2019, Novice Andrew was tonsured as a ryassaphore monk at the St. Herman Monastery. A family of friends and pilgrims — Deacon Ignatius, Diaconissa Xenia, Lydia, Ioan, and Silouan Strange — came from St. Gabriel’s Orthodox Church (OCA) near Ashland, Oregon, in order to attend the service. The tonsure took place before the Epistle and Gospel reading during the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, which was celebrated by Abbot Damascene, Hieromonk Paisius, and Deacon Ignatius.

Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Phanar

Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Phanar
Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Phanar
Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Phanar
Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Phanar

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, the Sunday of Orthodoxy and First Sunday of Great Lent, His All-Holiness solemnly concelebrated the Divine Liturgy together with Metropolitans Elder Dimitrios of the Princes’ Islands, Augustinos of Germany, Germanos of Tranoupolis, Sotirios of Toronto, Makarios of Aneon, Eugenios of Rethymno and Avlopotamos, Amphilochios of Ganou and Chora, Damaskinos of Kydonia and Apokoronos, Nathanael of Kos and Nisyros, Constantine of Singapore, and Chrysostomos of Symi. During the Liturgy, the Patriarch ordained Mr. Dimitrios Nikiforos to the Diaconate, giving him the name Aetius.