New Greek Metropolitan of Chicago consecrated

The vacant See of Chicago of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOARCH) was officially filled on Saturday, with the consecration of Archimandrite Nathanael (Symeonides) to the episcopate at the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral on Saturday.

The Feast of St. Gerasimus at the Patriarchate

The Feast of St. Gerasimus at the Patriarchate
The Feast of St. Gerasimus at the Patriarchate
The Feast of St. Gerasimus at the Patriarchate
The Feast of St. Gerasimus at the Patriarchate

On Saturday March 4/17, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Gerasimus of the Jordan at his Holy Monastery in the valley of Jordan on the west bank of the river near Jericho.

Russians make up majority of pilgrims to Mt. Athos

Russians make up 60% of pilgrims visiting the monasteries of Mt. Athos in Greece, reports Interfax-Tourism with reference to the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism and the Greek Ministry of Tourism.

“Besides beach vacations in the high summer season, Russian tourists actively visit Greek churches and holy sites as part of religious tourism. According to the Ministry of Tourism of Greece, 60% of pilgrims to the monasteries of Mt. Athos are citizens of Russia,” the statement reads.

1,800-mile, 4-month procession in honor of Royal Martyrs begins today

A cross procession in memory of the murder of the Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas II and his family began in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov today. The procession will wind its way through various Russian cities and holy sites, arriving in Ekaterinburg to celebrate the centenary of the family’s martyrdom, which took place on July 4/17, 1918, reports the official site of the city of Pskov.

Books by Patriarch Kirill to be presented in Paris

On March 18, 2018, a presentation of books by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, published by the Moscow Patriarchate Publishers, will take place at the amphitheatre of the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center in Paris.

During the event, which will be held with a blessing of Bishop Nestor of Korsun, new volumes of the Collected Works of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the series ‘A Word to Those Who Are Near and Who Are Far’ (Series IV, v. 1, 2) will be presented. The volumes include the Primate’s homilies, speeches and addresses made during his trips over Russia and countries near and far abroad.