New Book of Archbishop Anastasios – “The Rebuilding of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania” (1991-2012)

February 2014 The Albanian Orthodox Church On 13 February 2014, in the afternoon, in the reception hall of the Complex of the Holy Synod, near the new cathedral "Resurrection of Christ", was held the promotion of new book of the Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, His Beatitude, Prof. Dr. Anastasios "The Rebuilding of the Orthodox ...

Albanian Orthodox Calendars 2014

January 2014 For weeks now the Church calendars of 2014 have been on sale. On the cover they have a fresco from the new Cathedral "Resurrection of Christ" in Tirana . The large calendar is accompanied by text with the most recent data on "22 years of Creative Effort", which succinctly relates the wonderful way our Church ...

Archbishop Anastasios to Receive an “Honorary Doctorate” from Fordham University

Albanian Orthodox Church - January 2014 Fordham University in New York City, America, will confer an Honorary "Doctorate of Humane Letters" on the Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania, Anastasios. The official ceremony of the conferral of the "Honorary Doctorate" will take place in the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 January, 2014, at the University’s "Rose Hill ...

Orthodox Youth Participates in the initiative, “Let’s Clean Albania in One Day”

Albanian Orthodox Church - December 2013 The Orthodox Youth of Albania on the 2nd November 2013 joined the initiative of Green Line Albanian, "Let’s Clean Albania in One Day”, based upon the voluntary work of citizens of our country. About 220 young people from the Orthodox Dioceses of Tirana, Berat, Korça, and from the ecclesiastical schools, ...

The Book, “Selections from the Masterpieces of St. John Chrysostom” published

The Albanian Orthodox Church - 18/12/13 The newest edition of our Church, "Selections from the Masterpieces of St. John Chrysostom", translated by Prof. S. Papahristo, and prepared for the press by Mr. Gaqo Bushaka has been published. St. John Chrysostom, the great hierarch of our Church (IV century)," is one of those giant luminaries who shines unceasingly ...

The Mobilization of the Orthodox Youth with the Motto “Environment, our Common Home”

The Albanian Orthodox Church - November 2013 Stephanos Ritsi On Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th 2013, a group of young people gathered at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Tirana for a meeting hosted by the Church’s office Diakonia Agapes. Representatives from the youth groups of different cities and villages and the Orthodox Theological Academy, ...

A Significant Blow was Dealt to the Theft and Trafficking of the Holy Objects of the Orthodox Churches

The Albanian Orthodox Church - November 2013 The Interior Ministry reported through a press announcement on the progress in the fight against illicit trafficking by the Directorate of the Police of the District of Tirana, thanks to well-organized, investigative work that enabled the finalization of the operation "Icons", wherein a collection of stolen icons and paintings ...

The President of Greece Mr. Karolos Papoulias visited Archbishop Anastasios

The Albanian Orthodox Church - November 2013 On the day of his official visit in our country, 3 November 2013, the President of Greece, Mr. Karolos Papoulias visited the Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albanian, His Beatitude Ansatsios in afternoon. The reception was organized at the Holy Synod Center. Greetings were exchanged, and the Archbishop Anastasios ...

The New School Year Began at the Byzantine Music School

The Albanian Orthodox Church - October 2013 The Byzantine Music School opened its doors to new students for the second year on October 1st, when the church celebrates the three saints of the Psaltic Arts, St. John Koukouzeli from Durrës, St. Romano Melodios and St. Gregory Domestic. The school year began with the service of the ...

Children camps held in Kosovo

The Albanian Orthodox Church Seoptember 2013 The cooperation established between the Orthodox Albanian youth and young people from Kosovo who came to Albania in 1999 has followed a particular tradition over the years. Apart from the camps, which are of both an educational and fun nature, for the children of the Kosovar families a close cooperation has ...

Putin to discuss interests of Christian Orthodox communities in different countries

24/7/13 Moscow, July 24, Interfax – President Vladimir Putin on July 25 will meet Patriarch Kirill and representatives of local Orthodox Churches who arrived in Moscow for the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus. The Kremlin press service reported on Wednesday that the format of the meeting is very unique. “For the first time ...

The Anniversary of the Canonical Restoration of Albanian Orthodox Church Celebrated

Thoma Dhima – June 2013 21 years ago, His Beatitude, Prof. Dr. Anastasi, was elected as Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and all Albania. Monday, June 24, on the feast of the Holy Spirit and Nativity of St. John the Baptist, at the new Cathedral "Resurrection of Christ in Tirana", was also celebrated the 21-th anniversary of the ...

The Orthodox Church Participates in “Marriage Week”

  The Albanian Orthodox Church February 2013 As the Orthodox Clergy and believers of Elbasan we are following with much  concern and are shocked by the ongoing pressure that is being exercised on our  Orthodox community, and we cannot remain silent in the face of this situation,  which is continuing to deteriorate. After the damage to the Onufri  frescoes ...

The Synodical Archierarchical Divine Liturgy on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Independence in Tirana

The Albanian Orthodox Church -November 2012 Following the tradition of the Orthodox Church to commemorate the blessed event of liberation from 500 years of occupation and the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, today, November 28th, a festive Archierarchical Divine Liturgy was held in the "Resurrection of Christ" Cathedral of Tirana. This Liturgy was co-celebrated ...

Scientific Symposium at “LOGOS” University

Luljeta Pjetri - November 2012 Albanian Orthodox Church The entire Orthodox Christian community in Albania is living in an atmosphere of celebration for 100 years of Independence. In this context, the "LOGOS" University in Tirana organized a scientific symposium regarding the prominent Albanian patriots who brought a new era to the Albanian nation. The raising of ...

“XIV to XX Century Iconographic Exhibit,” Opens at the National Gallery of Art

Albanian Orthodox Church 16/11/2012 Exhibition : October 13th to 29th of November 2012 On Wednesday, October 13th, an "Iconographic Exhibition," with icons found and authenticated to be from Albania during the XIV-XX centuries opened at the Gallery of Arts in Tirana. In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Albanian Independence, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of ...

New Building for the “Spirit of Love” School, in Gjirokastra

The Albanian Orthodox Church 22/10/2012 The students and teachers of the grades 1-9 "Spirit of Love" Greek-Albanian School in Gjirokastra had a pleasant surprise at the beginning of the Church and school year -- a modern new building. It was the latest contribution of Archbishop Anastasios for the Orthodox Community of that city in the area ...

The School of Byzantine Music Opened for the First Time in Tirana

Kristi Xhaferri The Albanian Orthodox Church 22/10/2012 On October first, with the blessing and support of Archbishop Anastasios, and after many efforts and prayers, the School of Byzantine Music opened for the first time at the Thavor Complex in Tirana. Among the staff of the School present were Archimandrite Justin Anthimiadhi, Mr. Theodhor Peci who is also ...

Church School Begins Classes and “Protagonists” Gymnasium in Tirana Opens for the First Time

The Albanian Orthodox Church Isidor Koti September 2012 The first day of school began on September 10th with the enthusiasm of the students and the mobilization of the teachers. According to the information that we have received from the directors of these schools, we learned that the staff has worked hard to adapt to a contemporary teaching program, ...

The New Ecclesiastical Year Began with Prayer and Hope

September 2012 Albanian Orthodox Church The Orthodox Church celebrated on September 1st the beginning of the Indiction (Indicio) or the beginning of the New Ecclesiastical Year. The New Ecclesiastical Year has as a goal to remind the faithful of the teaching of the Gospel and the main events of the Christian history over the course of ...

Gjirokastër: The Feast of the Metamorphosis of Christ was Celebrated on August 6th

The Albanian Orthodox Church 28/8/2012 The feast of August 6th, metamorphosis of Christ, is one of the major events that is celebrated in our Church and as such, this feast, with all the majesty that it merits, was celebrated in the Metropolis of Gjirokastra. Particularly, in the church that bears the name of this special day, which ...