Archbishop Demetrios of America resigns

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios on Saturday officially tendered his resignation in writing during a meeting in Constantinople with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.The 91-year-old Archbishop’s resignation will be considered by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at its next session on Thursday, May 9, when it is expected to discuss the matter of succession to the Throne of the Archdiocese of America.

Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles

Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles
Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles
Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles
Orthodox Easter celebrations: 10th anniversary of the Orthodox community in Seychelles

The Orthodox Christian faithful in Seychelles celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday 28th April at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort, in a service held by Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Sergios Janosevic, which marks the 10 year anniversary of the parish’s establishment in Seychelles. The parish is part of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa and is overseen by the Archbishop of Tanzania and Seychelles, Metropolitan Demetrios (Zacharegkas) of Irinopolis.

New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign

New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign
New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign
New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign
New York City: Pascha in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign

On Saturday night and early Sunday morning, April 27-28, Paschal celebrations were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, led by Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.

“Patriarch Bartholomew Does Not Respect The Sacred Canons”: 12 Athonite Elders Address The Sacred Community In Defense Of The Canonical Ukrainian Church

The consequences of the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s creation of a new schismatic church in Ukraine and the granting of autocephaly to it continue to reverberate throughout the entire Orthodox world, and the monastic enclave of Mt. Athos is no exception. The issue has divided the monasteries, some of which have accepted and concelebrated with the visiting representatives of the new “church,” and some of which categorically reject them as schismatics.

Thousands flood Bucharest to remember Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem

Thousands of clergy and believers lined the streets of Bucharest to remember Christ’s glorious Entry into Jerusalem but also to profess their faith publicly during the annual Palm Sunday procession on Saturday afternoon.

The worshipers walked from Radu Voda Monastery where palm branches and willow branches were blessed during a short service officiated by the Assistant Bishop to the Bucharest Archdiocese, His Grace Timotei of Prahova.