Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria Performs first Consecration of Deaconesses

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - February 2017 On the feast of the Saint and Great Martyr Theodore of Tyre, 17 February 2016, the day on which His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa celebrates his name day, a festive Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Holy Church of St Nicholas, ...

Daughter of renowned theologian Dumitru Stăniloae reposes in the Lord

Lidia Stăniloae reposes in the Lord

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 23/2/17 Memory Eternal!!! Lidia Stăniloae, 83, daughter of the renowned Romanian Theologian Rev. Dumitru Stăniloae, reposed in the Lord on Friday morning, 17 February 2017. The funeral service will take place Wednesday at noon, at Cernica Monastery. Lidia Stăniloae was born in Sibiu on 8 October 1933. She was the daughter of ...

Patriarch Daniel of Romania urges support for the traditional family

Traditional Family

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 23/2/17 Family as the foundation of human society is ever at the centre of the Church’s pastoral and social mission. Patriarch Daniel of Romania has supported consistently and vocally those traditional families struggling to cope with the multiple challenges and crises of modern society. The family is in a fragile and difficult ...

Poland: Metropolitan Sawa consecrates renovated church of Supraśl Monastery

  Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency  - 23/2/17 His Beatitude Sawa, Metropolitan of Warsaw and all Poland, consecrated Sunday the renovated church of St John the Theologian in Supraśl Lavra, orthodox.pl reports. In accordance with Church Tradition, a particle of the relics of the local Saint Gabriel of Białystok, martyred at the age of six in 1690 in ...

Danish MP wants immigrants to celebrate Christmas to become ‘Danes’

RT.com - February 2017 The Danish People’s Party has sparked outrage after calling for immigrants and refugees to celebrate Christmas and other Christian festivals if they wish to call themselves “Danish.” Main #government support #party says that #immigrants need to understand #Christianity to be #Danishhttps://t.co/zoWqFFw5la#Regulation#DKpic.twitter.com/SbLLCs9kla — AZ Nordic News (@AZ_Nordic_News) February 17, 2017 According to the right-wing party’s spokesperson, ...

DR. LIZA POSTHUMOUSLY GIVEN RUSSIAN RED CROSS’S HIGHEST AWARD

Pravoslavie.ru - 23/2/17 The Russian Red Cross has decided to posthumously award Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka, “Dr. Liza,” the beloved doctor and founder of the charitable “Fair Aid” Foundation, who died in the Tu-154 plane crash near Sochi on December 25 last year. The chairman of the organization Raisa Lukuttsova announced that Dr. Liza would be given the ...