The Patrijarch of Alexandria at The Sinai Dependency in Cairo

The Patrijarch of Alexandria at The Sinai Dependency in Cairo
The Patrijarch of Alexandria at The Sinai Dependency in Cairo
The Patrijarch of Alexandria at The Sinai Dependency in Cairo
The Patrijarch of Alexandria at The Sinai Dependency in Cairo

On Sunday 26th March 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, on the occasion of the Feast of S John of the “Ladder”, visited the Sinai Dependency in Cairo, where he officiated at the Divine Liturgy. His Beatitude was accompanied by His Grace Theodoros, Bishop of Babylonos and Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo.

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with LWF Vice President

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with LWF Vice President
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with LWF Vice President
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with LWF Vice President
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with LWF Vice President

On 30 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations and rector of the Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, met with Bishop Frank Otfried July, vice president of the Lutheran World Federation.

Holy Trinity hosts Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Seminar

Holy Trinity hosts Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Seminar
Holy Trinity hosts Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Seminar
Holy Trinity hosts Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Seminar
Holy Trinity hosts Pan-Orthodox Vespers and Seminar

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on Sunday, March 26, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church on Racoon Rd hosted a Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers, bringing together clergy from the Serbian Eastern Diocese Cleveland Deanery and members of the Youngstown Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood. 

In front of a completely full congregation, the clergy prayerful moved from the light-colored vestments donned for Sunday’s resurrectional service and back into the royal-purple reserved for solemn Lenten prayers.  Following the dismissal, all in attendance gathered for a wonderful meal in the parish hall.

Greater Philadelphia Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers

Greater Philadelphia Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers
Greater Philadelphia Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers
Greater Philadelphia Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers
Greater Philadelphia Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers

The Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of Greater Philadelphia and faithful gathered together at St. Mark Orthodox Church (OCA), for Lenten Vespers on the Sunday of St. John Climacus.

Celebrating clergy were: Fr. Stephen Hut nick (Sts. Peter and Paul Ukranian Orthodox Church, president of the Clergy Brotherhood), Fr. Martin Browne (St. Mark Orthodox Church), Fr. Gerald Polanski (St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church), Fr. Hal Dudash (ret., attached to Sts. Peter and Paul Albanian Orthodox Church), Fr. Victor Gorodenchyk (St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral), Fr. Nicholas Dellerman (Sts. Peter and Paul Albanian Orthodox Church), Fr. Emmanuel Pratsinakis (ret., St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church), Fr. Mark Kozak (Holy Assumption Orthodox Church), Fr. Milorad Orlic (St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church), and Protodeacon Gregory Moser (St. Mark Orthodox Church. Present were Fr. Vincent Savarino (St. Archangel Michael Russian Orthodox Church)  and Protodeacon George Zlatkowski (St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral).

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus

On March 27, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus, at the Archdiocese of Cyprus in Nicosia. Metropolitan Hilarion conveyed to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus warm greetings from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. He also thanked His Beatitude Chrysostomos for his pastoral care for numerous Russian-speaking faithful residing in Cyprus, a testimony of which is the opening of a new Russian church dedicated to St. Andrew and All Russian Saints at the town of Episcopi.