Thursday, August 6, 2009

Estonian Orthodox Church(MP) appoints new Bishop

August 6, 2009 News

TALLINN – The Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate celebrates the appointment of Archimandrite Lazar as its new Bishop of Narva. He was consecrated as Bishop by His Holiness Patriarch Kiril and assisted by His Eminence Metropolitan Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia, as assisted by several other Bishops, at the Cathedral of Christ […]

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60 $ Million stolen from Ethiopian Orthodox Church Account

August 6, 2009 News

A member of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church revealed that at least 60 Million birr is missing from the church’s account. The member, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, told local journalists this financial issue is one of the sources of recent dispute inside the church leadership. Since […]

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Church roof collapse kills Orthodox Priest

August 6, 2009 News

A Romanian-Orthodox priest and another man have died after a church roof collapsed, Berlin police reported on Wednesday. Several church members were working on the gabled roof on Tuesday evening when an interior wall caved in, burying the two victims around 7 pm, police said. The 49-year-old priest and an unidentified 36-year-old man both died […]

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Anniversary of Operation Storm Marked

August 6, 2009 News

BELGRADE — Today marks the 14th anniversary since a Croat military onslaught on the country’s Serb area of Krajina that ended in the murder of more than 2,000 people. The attack, known as Operation Storm, also saw over 200,000 Serbs driven out of Croatia as refugees. The Veritas center for documentation and information says that […]

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Patriarch Kirill’s Visit to Ukraine Completed

August 6, 2009 News

On August 5 the 10-day visit of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church to Ukraine was completed. Seeing off the Patriarch at the airport of Rivne were His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Archbishop Varfolomiy of Rivne and Ostroh, hierarchs and clergymen of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Governor of the …

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Commemoration of 450th anniversary of bringing the Pochayiv Icon of the Mother of God to Volyn

August 6, 2009 News

On August 5, 2009, on the commemoration of the Icon of the Mother of God of Pochayiv, the unprecedented number of pilgrims arrived from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. The Divine Liturgy was conducted by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in concelebration of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir, hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox …

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Patriarch Comments on Situation in Rivne

August 6, 2009 News

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill commented on the situation with the delayed visit to West Ukrainian city of Rivne , which he finally visited on Monday in spite of the persistent recommendations of the Ukrainian authorities, having been informed in Kyiv how the people were waiting for him on Sunday. In his talks […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Conferred On the Order of the 450th Anniversary of Bringing the Pochayiv Icon to Volyn

August 6, 2009 News

The Order of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church dedicated to the memorable date – 450 years of bringing the Pochayiv Icon of the Mother of God to Volyn was conferred on the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church after the Divine Liturgy by His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir. On Wednesday, August 5, when the Orthodox Church venerates […]

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His Holiness Launched Appeal to Holy Rus and Europe

August 6, 2009 News

In his word after the Divine Liturgy His Holiness Patriarch Kirill reminded of the model of the soviet society and its consequences: “We know what the attempts of organizing wealthy, happy and even fair life without God. We remember how the great country, sparing no effort, wasting human resources and the resources given by God, […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: “in spite of many difficulties and divisions, the people stands firmly in Orthodoxy and pray fervently to God”

August 6, 2009 News

On August 5, 2009, upon completion of the Divine Liturgy at the Dormition Pochayiv Lavra the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in his conversation with the journalists shared impressions of the pastoral visit to Ukraine. “The people keep ardent faith in their hearts”, His Holiness underscored, “and in spite of many difficulties and divisions, […]

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