Monument to Protection of Mother of God consecrated in Ukrainian Cossack city on Annunciation

A monument to the Holy Protection of the Mother of God was consecrated on the feast of Annunciation in the city of Krivoy Rog, 250 miles southwest of Kiev. The monument is especially appropriate given that the Theotokos is the patroness of the Cossacks, whose traditions permeate the region.

The 13-ft. sculpture of the Mother of God is made of bronze and mounted on a 13-ft. pedestal, reports First City.

Georgian patriarch calls for legislation to help families with several children

In his Paschal epistle, His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia pointed to the country’s need to create an “anti-abortion attitude” and to supply help from the state for families with many children, reports News-Georgia.

The Georgian Church is seriously concerned about the demographic situation in the country. Clergy regularly speak about the need for active measures for improving the situation, and many openly advocate for the prohibition of abortion at the legislative level.

The Feast of Pascha in Jerusalem

The Feast of Pascha in Jerusalem
The Feast of Pascha in Jerusalem
The Feast of Pascha in Jerusalem
The Feast of Pascha in Jerusalem

On Holy Saturday night, March 25/April 8, 2018, at 23.00 (Church time) the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood under His Beatitude and our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos left the Patriarchate in procession towards the All-holy Church of the Resurrection.

Paschal Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine

Christ is Risen!

With these sacred words I congratulate you all, archpastors and pastors, pious monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters, with our greatest Christian feast of the glorious Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ.

Having completed the labor of our salvation on Earth, the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ, as True Man, descended into Hell in His soul through His voluntary death on the Cross, to grant the joy of salvation to those who had already completed their earthly journey and were languishing in the cold darkness of Hell, painfully awaiting that blessed day when salvation would come to the world; and that great day has come.

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Easter Message 2018: The Gospel of Resurrection resounds in a world-Golgotha of social injustice

The gospel of the Resurrection resounds today in a society replete with social injustice and reduction of the human person, in a world that resembles a Golgotha of refugees with myriads of innocent children, says Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in this year’s Easter Message.