Patriarchs of Antioch Meets in Balamand

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 5/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X at his residence in Balamand. His Holiness wished His Beatitude a good health and recovery. He also presented his condolences in the name of the Syriac Orthodox Church to His Beatitude and the sister Greek Orthodox Church ...

Requiem Service Offered in Holy Etchmiadzin for Heroes of the April 2016 War in Artsakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 5/4/17 On April 2, the Sunday of Advent, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; presided over a requiem service offered for the brave heroes of the 2016 April War in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh). The service was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin at the ...

HH Karekin II Sends Condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Kiril I

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 5/4/17 On April 3, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; has sent letters of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and to His Holiness Kiril I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; over the explosion that occurred on the subway in St. Petersburg. On behalf of ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Casts His Vote in the National Parliamentary Elections

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 5/4/17 On the morning of April 2, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; accompanied by members of the Brotherhood of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, visited the 14/11 precinct of Vagharsapat where he cast his vote in the national Parliamentary elections being held in the ...

ST. PETERSBURG DIOCESE WILL PRAY FOR METRO VICTIMS FOR FORTY DAYS

Pravoslavie.ru - 5/4/17 With the blessing of Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, all churches and monasteries of the diocese will offer up prayers for the repose of the souls of those who perished in yesterday’s explosion in the St. Petersburg metro, and for the speedy recovery of the wounded, reports the diocesan site. According to ...

MASS BAPTISM OF FOREIGNERS AND MIGRANTS IN PHTHIOTIS – GREECE

Pravoslavie.ru - 5/4/17 The Phthiotis Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church has baptized thirteen graduates of its diocesan catechetical school for foreigners and migrants, reports Romfea. The service of illumination and union with Christ was celebrated by Metropolitan Nicholas of Phthiotis in the presence of friends and family of the newly-baptized, in the Church of St. ...

Explore Russian Old Believers’ Village 150 Years After Alaska Purchase by US

Sputniknews - 5/4/17 Sputnik takes you on a tour through a village of Russian Old Believers on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, where, 150 years after the US purchase, people still speak Russian, dress in national clothing and go to Orthodox church. ANCHORAGE (Sputnik), Tatyana Lukyanova — Perhaps the only way to preserve one’s culture in the ...