Statement by the President and the First Lady of the United States on the Occasion of Orthodox Christian Easter

www.whitehouse.gov - May 2016 Michelle and I extend our best wishes to members of the Orthodox Christian community here in America and around the world as they observe Holy Friday and the Feast of the Resurrection. For Orthodox Christians, this is a time to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, to rejoice in the victory of the Resurrection ...

Belarusian Orthodox Christian Journalists to Present a New Pro-Life Movie

Nadezhda Filipchik - Reported for OCP News Service -23/11/15 Belarus: Belarusian journalists finished the work on a new pro-life movie called “Athos – pro-life! The legacy of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos”. The first copy of a movie created by Artem Mahakeev and Matvey Rodov was given as a present to a First Lady of Serbia ...

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attends Orthodox Nativity Liturgy at Bethlehem

8/1/14 Nation.Ik President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the birth place of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem yesterday and attended the Liturgy of the Christmas Eve at the Church of the Nativity. First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa and Palestinian President Dr. Mahmoud Abbas also attended the Liturgy along with the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III. The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem ...

Russian First Lady seen actively promoting Orthodox Church

Paul Goble 5/10/2011 Svetlana Medvedeva, Russia’s first lady, currently plays an active role in promoting the spread of the values of the Russian Orthodox Church not only in Russian society at large but in the Russian elite in particular, according to members of the Orthodox clergy who have known her for nearly 20 year. In the current issue ...

The Pontiff of All Armenians Receives the First Lady of Russian Federation

On May 5, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Svetlana Medvedeva, First Lady of the Russian Federation. She was accompanied by Rita Sargsian, First Lady of the Republic of Armenia.His Holiness welcomed Mrs. Medvedeva to the center of Armenian spiritual life, reflecting on the long-standing friendship between the ...