Twenty-Six Years since the Canonical Revival of the Albanian Orthodox Church

The Albanian Orthodox Church - June- July 2018 On June 24, 1992, His Beatitude Anastasios was elected as the Head of our Church by the Ecumenical Patriarchate On June 24, 1992, after the advent of democracy in Albania, the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected Metropolitan Anastasius, as the first archbishop of the Orthodox Church. Such a choice marked the ...

His Beatitude Anastasios celebrates his 88th birthday

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Church of Serbia - Basilica.ro - 7/11/17 The current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church celebrated on 4 November 2017 his 88th birthday. His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, was born on November 4, 1929, in Piraeus, Greece. Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) Professor of History of Religions (1972-92) and Dean of the Theological Faculty of ...

ALBANIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE HANDS ORTHODOX CHURCH OVER FOR CATHOLIC MASS

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Orthochristian.com - 24/10/17 Labovë, Albania - The Holy Synod of the Albanian Orthodox Church released a statement on Saturday regarding an incident that occurred the today before with an Orthodox church in the southern Albanian village of Labovë. As the hierarchs learned only through a Facebook post, the Albanian Ministry of Culture gave the famous Dormition Church over to a ...

Inauguration of the Rapuni 3 & 4 Hydro Power Station – A Contribution to the Ongoing Work of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

The Albanian Orthodox Church - August 2016 On August 2, 2016, the inauguration of the Rapuni 3 & 4 Hydro Power Station was held in the area of Elbasan. This hydropower project conducted by the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania is a major beneficial investment in the energy sector of the country. The project was initiated ...

Delirium of Slander against the Albanian Orthodox Church

The Albanian Orthodox Church - March-April 2016 Amongst various paradoxes occurring in our country, here comes one related to a Tetovo resident of Muslim origin, Mr. Arben Llala, who offers to give lectures of Canon Law as well as guidelines to the Orthodox Church of Albania. With pathological obsession and through cunning lies, he distorts events ...

Request for the Return of Churches, Monasteries and Sacred Objects

Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania - March 2016 Photos that show young girls, advertising wedding dresses on the despotic throne, or in front of the Beautiful Gate and iconostasis icons, specifically inside the historic Orthodox churches of Berati and Elbasan are a great insult to the Orthodox Church. This is obviously a sacrilege and an insult of religious ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL SENDS MESSAGE TO ARCHBISHOP ANASTASIOS OF TIRANA AND ALL ALBANIA REGARDING THE DESTRUCTION OF ORTHODOX CHURCH IN DHËRMI VILLAGE

October 2015 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a letter to the Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania, concerning the destruction of the Church of St Athanasius in the village of Dhërmi and the attack on Rev. Christos Pappas, a cleric of the ...

Albanian Orthodox Church Unveils Revamped Website

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OCP News Service - 27/4/15 Visit Website HERE: The Albanian Orthodox Church has unveiled their newly redesigned website. The website includes improved design, far more details. It has three language choices of Albanian, Greek and English. Majority of the information posted are in Albanian language. We expect that there will be minor English version of news items ...

Archbishop Anastasios of Albania receives the President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia

The Albanian Orthodox Church - April 2015 In the connection with an official visit to our country on April 2, 2015, the President of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov was received at the headquarter of the Holy Synod, in Tirana, by the Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, Anastasios. The warm and friendly meeting continued for more than ...

First Volume of SYNAXSARION Published in Albania

The Albanian Orthodox Church - March 2015 You can now find at the Orthodox churches’ stores across the country the most recent edition of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania - SYNAXSARION, the Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church, Volume I, September and October. It contains an explanatory introduction and a preface by Archbishop Anastasios, ...

Memorial Service on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Repose of Metropolitan Theophan Noli

Albanian Orthodox Church - March 2015 After the Divine Liturgy, the 50th anniversary of the repose of His Eminence Theophan Noli (13 March 1965) was commemorated in a festive atmosphere. The memorial service was led by the Bishop of Apollonia, His Grace Nicholas. Then, the participants took part in the ceremony of placing the sign with ...

Albanian Orthodox Church protest Government’s decision to tear down fences of the “Resurrection of Christ” Cathedral

THE ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH OF ALBANIA - Marc h 2015 PROTEST The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania protests the Government's decision to tear down the fences of the "Resurrection of Christ" Cathedral Church in the center of Tirana. This action jeopardizes the safety of this holy place, where people of diverse ages come, and in particular, many ...

Aid Donated Again by Albanian Orthodox Students and Believers

The Albanian Orthodox Church - February-March 2015 On the 21st of February, to the emergency warehouses in Tirana, aid was donated in the form of food and clothing for the residents of the flooded areas in the south of the country. They were collected by the believers of Tirana and Durrës, and from the students of ...

Albanian Orthodox Church Provides Aid to Flood Victims

February 2015 The massive rainfalls at the beginning of February caused flooding in many parts of Albania. The area most affected was Southern Albania which belongs to the Metropolis of Berati, Vlora and Kanina. Many villages in the cities of Vlora, Fier and Berat were affected by these floods, bringing huge economic damages to the inhabitants. ...

Fellowship of Orthodox Intellectuals in Albania

The Albanian Orthodox Church - January-February 2015 Three Hierarchs – the Great Ecumenical Teachers of our Church On Thursday afternoon, January 29th, the Cultural Center in the Complex of the "Resurrection of Christ" Cathedral in Tirana exhibited a special liveliness. Hundreds of the capital’s Orthodox intellectuals gathered in an activity of Fellowship, that aims at a deeper ...

The Celebration of Christmas in Tirana – Albania – 2014

  The Albanian Orthodox Church - January 2015 The Divine Liturgy was led by the Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, His Beatitude Anastasios, assisted by the members of the Holy Synod: the Bishop of Apollonia Nicholas, the Bishop of Kruja Anthony, the Bishop of Amantias Nathaniel and the Bishop of Bylis Asti, the General Secretary ...

First Generation of the Students Graduated from the School of Byzantine Music in Albania

December 2014 - Theodhor Peci - Albanian Orthodox Church The Byzantine Music School is now a wonderful reality. It represents not only the resurrection of a millennial tradition, but also a qualitative step in preparing chanters with extensive knowledge of Byzantine music, as well as music in general. Sunday the 16th of November was a historic ...

Albanian Orthodox Church continue to offer Soup Kitchen to people in need

Albanian Orthodox Church Deacon Nikolla Kodheli October 2014 The Church is lead by the words of Christ’s in her teaching and works. Having always in mind that Christ himself taught us to love and serve everyone, and especially those in need, our Church in January 2005 opened, specifically for this purpose, the "Service of Love" Soup Kitchen. The ...

Albanian Orthodox Church Projects empower Women through Sustainable Economic Initiatives

Albanian Orthodox Church October 2014 The construction of the Greenhouses are Completed for the Beneficiaries of the Project, "Empowering the Women through Sustainable Economic Initiatives" in the Municipality of Shushicë, Elbasan.  Twenty  women, residents of the municipality of Shushica, have completed the construction of the greenhouses that were the final phase of the project funded by USAID and Assist ...

The Honoring of St. Cosmas is an Ancient Tradition for Albanians

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The Albanian Orthodox Church - August 2014 After attacking Archbishop Anastasios, after attacking the people that work for the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, after spreading all sorts of slander and lies about the Orthodox canons and statutes, after defaming the history of faith, it is now the turn of our saints. Specifically, most recently the ...

The Summer Day Camps for Children Continue in Different Location of Albania

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The Albanian Orthodox Church - August  2014 Summer day camps for children are being held in different locations of the country. Children participate 4-5 hours per day in these camps. The program of the camp is very rich and the children learn many important and beautiful things. The students of the Theological Academy, with the blessing of the ...