THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

 The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August 2018 On Tuesday August 15/28, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Dormition of Theotokos at her Tomb in Gethsemane. For this Feast the Church teaches that the Theotokos slept in the Lord in a natural death, but she was taken up in heaven both in soul and body, and was placed ...

Patriarch of Romania: The Holy Angels reflect God’s glory and proclaim it to humans

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - November 2016 All angels are full of light; all heavenly bodiless powers are full of light; but this light comes from God’s glory, the Patriarch of Romania said to the faithful present in the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest, on the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, celebrated Tuesday, ...

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Church of Serbia- July 2016 Among the Church's feasts, there are three in honor of God's saint which in their significance stand out from the others devoted to the saints and are numbered among the great feasts of the Church of Christ. These feasts glorify the economy of God for our salvation. These three feasts are the ...

THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA GIVES COURAGE AND HOPE TO THE POOR CHRISTIANS OF NORTHERN UGANDA

November 2015 Also Read- FOUNDATION OF A MONASTERY IN UGANDA BY THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA: INAUGURATION OF NEW CHURCH AND ORDINATION OF A DEACON IN KAMPALA BY THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA: On Wednesday 4th November 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, continuing his Missionary journey to the rough region of Gulu ...

FEAST AT THE CHAPEL OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem On Tuesday, the 12th/25th of August 2015, a Divine Liturgy was held at the Chapel of the Annunciation of the Dormition of Theotokos, within the Galili Viri Monastery, where according to tradition, the Theotokos received the message of her Dormition by the Archangel Gabriel. Theotokos was especially fond of this site and ...

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

July 2015 Among the Church's feasts, there are three in honor of God's saint which in their significance stand out from the others devoted to the saints and are numbered among the great feasts of the Church of Christ. These feasts glorify the economy of God for our salvation. These three feasts are the Nativity of St. ...

The Patriarch Of Romania At The Dedication Day Of The Princely Church – The Old Court

On 25 March 2015, the church of Saint Anton of the Old Court – patriarchal chapel – celebrates its historical dedication day. This day was established by the founders of this church, Prince Mircea and Lady Chiajna, when they built it in 1559. One day before the dedication day, on 24 March 2015, His Beatitude ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and representatives of Local Orthodox Churches celebrate Divine Service at Representation of Orthodox Church of Antioch in Moscow on feast day of the Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel

On 26 July 2014, feast day of the Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Representation of the Patriarchate of Antioch, the Church of St. Gabriel the Archangel. Concelebrating with him were Metropolitan Niphon of Filippopolis, rector ...

The Annunciation of the Most Holy Mother of God

April 2014 The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the earliest Christian feasts, and was already being celebrated in the fourth century. There is a painting of the Annunciation in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome dating from the second century. The Council of Toledo in 656 mentions the Feast, and the Council in Trullo ...

Egypt pope ‘sorry’ Muslims hurt by bishop’s Koran Comments

27/9/2010 CAIRO — The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church said on Sunday he regretted the fact that Muslims were offended by the comments of a senior bishop who cast doubt on the authenticity of some verses in the Koran. "I'm very sorry that the feelings of our Muslim brethren have been hurt," a visibly moved Pope ...

Encyclical for The Feast of the Annunciation and Day of Greek Independence March 25, 2009

To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the entire Greek Orthodox Family ...