The Ethiopian Patriarch Visits the Landslide Victims

Eotcmk.org - March-April 2017 His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot, comforted victims of the landslide at Koshe landfill site, in Kolfe Keranyo sub city, on March 19, 2017. While visiting the victims, His Holiness expressed his sadness over the tragic loss of lives and ...

The Feast of Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus

Eotcmk.org - March- April 2017 Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus was entitled “the Star of the desert” and “the Head of Anchorites” Abune Gebre Menfes Qidus [means the salve of the Holy Spirit] was born on Tahisas 29 in 829 E.C; his date of birth and conception coincided with the day of His GOD, JESUS CHRIST. His father’s ...

HIS BEATITUDE’S THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM NAME DAY (2017)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March- April 2017 On Saturday, 12th/25th March 2017, the Name Day of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos was celebrated (transferred from Wednesday) by the Patriarchate. His Beatitude bears the name of one of the Holy Forty Martyrs of the lake of Sabastia in Pontus, who celebrate on 9th ...

Bishop Joanikije celebrated Liturgy in Prijepolje

Church of Russia - March - April 2017 His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic, in the capacity of an administrator of the Diocese of Mileseva, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral Church of St. Basil of Ostrog in Prijepolje on 26 March 2017. Priests and monks of the Diocese of Mileseva and Budimlje-Niksic concelebrated. His Grace ...

Serbian Patriarch received Permanent Coordinator of UN in Serbia

Church of Serbia - 1/4/17 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mrs. Karl Rabbi Hershey, United Nations Permanent Coordinator in Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 30 March 2017. The High Representative of the United Nations Ms. Hershey expressed sincere gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the warm and friendly reception ...

Holy Sacrament of Confession at the Serbian Patriarchate Chapel

Church of Serbia - 1/4/17 His Grace Arsenije, Vicar Bishop of Toplica, officiated the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the Patriarchal Chapel of St. Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher in Belgrade. In prayerful presence of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenej, the Bishop of Toplica celebrated with Archpriest-Stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, Presbyter Vukasin Milicevic, protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon ...

Monastic assembly from the Metropolitanate of Montenegro-Littoral

Church of Serbia - 1/4/17 An assembly of male monasticism from the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral was held in the Cetinje monastery on 29 March 2017. The assembly began with the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts officiated by Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije. Besides the monks, the Liturgy ...

Venerable Alexis the Man of God

Church of Serbia - March-April 2017 Saint Alexis was born at Rome into the family of the pious and poverty-loving Euphemianus and Aglais. The couple was childless for a long time and constantly prayed the Lord to grant them a child. And the Lord consoled the couple with the birth of their son Alexis. At six years ...

The Catholicos of All Armenians Conveyed His Blessings to the Newly Elected Locum Tenens of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - April 2017 On March 30, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Supreme Spiritual Council meeting was held, during which they considered the recent developments concerning the Patriarchal Locum Tenens election in the Armenian ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Chairman of the OSCE Election Observation Mission

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - March- April 2017 On March 30, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Ignacio Sanchez Amor, Chairman of the short-term Election Observation Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He was accompanied by ...

Scientologists Profited From $53 Million in ‘Donations’ Made in Russia in Years

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Sputniknews - April 2017 The Church of Scientology could have extracted about 3 billion rubles (over $53 million) in donations made to its Moscow and St. Petersburg branches, Russian media report. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) conducted a search at a branch office of the Church of Scientology in the Moscow ...

‘People of Alaska’: Does the US State Preserve Russian Traditions? (PHOTOS)

Sputniknews - 1/4/17 March 30, 2017, marks the 150th anniversary since Russia sold Alaska to the United States. Today, local residents hardly speak Russian and do not remember the customs and traditions of their former homeland. "Privet!" says a small wooden plaque at the side of the highway in Russian. The following text is written in English: ...