14TH CENTURY FRESCO PIECED TOGETHER FROM DEBRIS TO BE RETURNED TO NOVGOROD’S ST. SOPHIA CATHEDRAL

Pravoslavie.ru - 17/1/17 The fourteenth century ”Mother of God Enthroned” fresco, restored from its various parts, is to be returned to St. Sophia’s Cathedral in the Novgorod Kremlin, reports TASS. The uniqueness of the fresco’s restoration, according to Novgorod museum-reserve director Natalia Grigorieva, consists in that experts gathered its pieces literally from debris, covered in seventeenth century ...

CONSTANTINOPLE METROPOLITANS MET WITH “KIEV PATRIARCHATE” SCHISMATICS

Pravoslavie.ru - 17/1/17 On January 12, 2017, representatives of the schismatic and unrecognized “Kiev Patriarchate” met with members of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Patriarch Bartholomew’s official Phanar residence, according to the schismatics’ site. General Secretary of the Holy Synod Metropolitan Bartholomew of Smyrna and Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, members of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s ...

TU-154 VICTIMS DR. LIZA, LIEUTENANT GENERAL VALERY KHALILOV, OTHERS BURIED IN MOSCOW

Pravoslavie.ru - 17/1/17 On December 25, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Tu-154 plane from Moscow crashed into the Black Sea shortly after refueling near Sochi, on its way to Syria. Unfortunately, all ninety-two people aboard died in the crash, including eight crew members, sixty-four musicians of the Alexandrov Ensemble who were going to offer a New Year’s concert ...

Saint Dositej of Zagreb

Church of Serbia - 17/1/17 Eighty Years of Indo–Serbian Orthodox Relations & Saint Dositej Vasić of Zagreb Metropolitan Dositej was born in Belgrade in 1887. He took Master of Theology from Kiev Religious Academy in 1904. He spent two years at the University of Berlin studying theological and philosophical science followed by philosophy studies at Leipzig. From ...

Christ’s Nativity in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid

Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid - Serbian Patriarchate - 17/1/17 On the feast-day of the Nativity of Christ His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan celebrated in the Stauropegial monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Nizepolje, Bitola. His Grace Bishop of Polog-Kumanovo and Locum Tenens of Debar-Kicevo Joakim celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Kumanovo, while His ...