His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Says the October Revolution Was Caused by the Spiritual Degradation of the People

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 28/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia says that the basis for the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution was the loss of spiritual values within the people of the nation. “The events of 1917 and the dramatic consequences that ...

Te Deum Service and Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Honour of the Founders of the Union of 1859

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - January 2017 The events dedicated to the 158th anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities (1859) began Tuesday morning with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. Next, His Grace Varlaam of Ploiești, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, officiated Jan. 24 a Te Deum service ...

Sacred Heritage: Orthodox Shrines in Russia’s Karelia

Sputniknews - 28/1/17 Photos-© SPUTNIK/ ILYA TIMIN The Republic of Karelia is a popular destination not only for traditional tourism and recreation, but also for pilgrimages, too. One can find many monasteries and holy places here in this peaceful land of swamps and forests. Among the pilgrims, Karelia is considered a place you should definitely visit. Here ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS’ ADDRESS AT THE TOWN HALL OF JERUSALEM

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 28/1/17 On Wednesday evening 12th/25th January 2017, a reception by the Mayoralty of Jerusalem took place at the Town Hall, on the occasion of the Civic New Year 2017. At this reception, the Mayor of Jerusalem Mr. Nir Barkat addressed the guests, Leaders of the Christian Churches of Jerusalem or their representatives, ...

Serbian Royals Honored in NYC

Church of Serbia - January 2017 On Thursday, January 17th, 2017 His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America hosted a gathering in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth, who was visiting from Belgrade, together with the Executive Officer of the Princess’ Serbian Foundation, Mr Dragan Babic. Joining them were her nephew, His Royal Highness Prince Dimitri, ...

Serbian Prime Minister Vucic visits the church of All Saints in Minsk

Church of Serbia - 28/1/19 President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic visited the church of All Saints in Minsk on 27 January 2017, where he talked with the clergy, which presented to him a big icon of John the Baptist - the gift for the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade.  Serbian Prime ...

Reception in Honor of the Diplomatic Body in Syria

Syriac Orthodox Church - 28/1/7 On the occasion of the new year 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II invited their Excellencies the Ambassadors, Charge d’Affaires and Diplomatic Representatives to a Formal Reception at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. The reception was attended by their Excellencies: Mario Cardinal Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, and the ambassadors ...

Inauguration of a Sayfo Monument in Detroit – Michigan

Syriac Orthodox Church - 28/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated a Sayfo Monument in commemoration of the Syriac Genocide at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Detroit – Michigan. The ceremony was attended by His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Eastern USA as well as the clergy and the Board ...