Valaam Monastery breeding peacocks

Valaam Monastery breeding peacocks
Valaam Monastery breeding peacocks
Valaam Monastery breeding peacocks
Valaam Monastery breeding peacocks

Valaam Monastery in the Russian north is now busy raising and breeding peacocks, according to the monastery’s page on the social network Vkontakte.

Greek villager builds chapel of St. Paisios inside oak tree

Greek villager builds chapel of St. Paisios inside oak tree
Greek villager builds chapel of St. Paisios inside oak tree
Greek villager builds chapel of St. Paisios inside oak tree
Greek villager builds chapel of St. Paisios inside oak tree

A 300-year-old oak tree has been saved from destruction by a pious Greek villager who decided to build a chapel to St. Paisios the Athonite inside its trunk, reports kontranews.gr.

The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School

The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School
The Patriarch of Jerusalem awards the school Leaving certificates to the graduates of the Community of Remla School

On Thursday evening, 16th/29th June 2017, the graduation ceremony of the School leaving certificates of the Arab-speaking Greek-Orthodox Community of Remla Graduates took place at the School reception hall.

24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome

24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome
24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome
24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome
24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy convened in Rome

On 26-27 June 2017, the 24th General Assembly of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy held its working sessions in Rome, Italy. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, took part in this international forum.

The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The Feast of Holy Prophet Elisha at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Tuesday, 14th/27th June 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the Holy Prophet Elisha at the Holy Monastery named after him in Jericho, where Zacchaeus’ sycamore tree stands. The Holy Prophet Elisha was Prophet Elijah’s student, and he was called to the order of the Prophets by God, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen, he responded to God’s invitation and sacrificed his oxen, offered them as food to the people and followed Prophet Elijah.