Patron Saint-day of Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade

May 2015 His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica served the Vigil service on the eve of the feast day, on  Saturday, May 9th, 2015. On the feast-day itself His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Australia-New Zealand and Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar of Serbian ...

Spiritual Support to Families Project Holds Training Forum at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

March 2015 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Christian Education Center (CEC) of the Mother See held a training forum from March 23 – 25 as part of the Spiritual Support to Families project. The forum was held in Tsakhkadzor with the the participation of clergy ...

Celebration of the Greek National Day in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 23/3/15 On the occasion of the Greek National Day, the Liberation Day from Turkish yoke, and in remembrance of Greek liberation uprisings in1821, His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar  Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, officiated Hierarchal Liturgy in the chapel of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gusher at the Serbian Patriarchate yesterday on ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Chairman of State Agency for Religious Affairs of Georgia

On March 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Zaza Vashakmadze, Chairman of State Agency for Religious Affairs of Georgia, and his delegation. They were accompanied by Vardan Astsatryan, Director of the Republic of Armenia Department of National Minorities and Department ...

Recognition to Bishop Jovan of Nis

Church of Serbia On Sunday, March 1st, 2015, in the solemn hall of the Saint Sava Centre in Nis, Serbia, a regular session of the Association of creators of the city of Nis was held, during which His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis was proclaimed a member of honour of this Association. The ceremony was opened ...

Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

28/2/15 A regular meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin from February 24 through 26, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, with the attendance of the general members. The first session was opened with the Lord’s Prayer and remarks by ...

The Meeting of the Lord and the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbi

Church of Serbia - 21/2/15 The feast day of the Meeting of the Lord and the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia also this 2015 was solemnly celebrated in the historical place of Orasac, from where more than two centuries ago the uprising of the Serbian people and the creation of the Serbian statehood began. The ...

Courses of the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Institute continue in Phoenix

Church of Serbia - 20/2/15 His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America and St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona are host to this year's St. Sebastian and St. Mardarije Ecclesial Orthodox Institute which is being held in cooperation with the Clergy Brotherhood of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It officially began on Monday with registration ...

Bishop Antonije visits Archbishop Jovan

11/2/15 His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch and the dean of the Representation of the Serbian Patriarchate in Moscow, on behalf of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, visited yesterday His Beatitude Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, who is staying at  the Novodevichy Monastery in St. Petersburg for medical treatment.  Source:  

Catholicos of All Armenians Issues Statement on Gyumri Massacre

January 2015 On January 16, the Monastic Council of the Mother See and bishops from Armenia, met in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadizn, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. They discussed the horrific crime that took place in Gyumri days before, the concerns of the people, ...

Minister of Culture of the Government of Serbia at Grachanica Monastery

December 2014 Minister of Culture of the Government of Serbia Mr. Ivan Tasovac visited the Grachanica Monastery where he met His Grace Bishop Theodosius of Raska-Prizren on 12 December 2014. Bishop Theodosius and Minister Tasovac discussed some actual topics, especially conditions and protection of the Serbian cultural heritage on Kosovo and Metohija. Minister Tasovac visited monasteries of ...

Centenary of the Kolubara Battle in WW1

On Sunday, December 14th, 2014, when our Holy Church celebrated prophet Nahum and Saint Philaret the Merciful, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus officiated the Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop John of Shumadia, as well as of the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and the Diocese of Shumadia, at the church ...

Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Human Rights Day 2014

Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom on Human Rights Day 2014 10 December 2 014 As the world marks human rights day and celebrates the freedom that is experienced by many, it remains the responsibility of us all, especially those in positions of influence, to advocate for ...

70 years since suffering of Serbian Royal officers in the Osnabrück camp

December - 2014 - Church of Serbia His Grace Bishop Sergije of Middle Europe visited Osnabrück, Germany, on 5 November 2014, on the 70th anniversary of suffering of Serbian officers in the then camp being bombed by allies. On the feast-day of Saint Amphilochius of Iconium His Grace Bishop Sergije of Middle Europe officiated the Holy Liturgy ...

Prayerful gathering in memory of 100th anniversary of the Battle of Kolubara

On Monday, 4th November 2014 His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica officiated the solemn Liturgy in honour of the 100th anniversary of the famous Battle of Kolubara. The Bishop was concelebrated by protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Dragomir Sando, chairman of the Committee for religious education of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac; five military chaplains, serving in military units in ...

The People of Kursk Bid Farewell to the Miracle-Working Icon of the Mother of God

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ROCOR - October 2014 On October 4, 2014, His Eminence Metropolitan German of Kursk and Rylsk, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, His Grace Bishop Veniamin of Zheleznogorsk and Lgovsk and His Grace Bishop Paisy of Shchigrovsk and Manturovsk officiated at Divine Liturgy and performed a moleben at Kursk’s Znamensky Cathedral before the ...

Ordinations of Orthodox priest and deacon held for the first time in Uganda

September - October 2014 On Sunday, September 14, the feast of the Elevation of the Precious Cross, thousands of newly-illumined and catechumens of the Orthodox Church gathered in the new Orthodox community in Kaziba village, Kirehe region of the Eastern province of Rwanda. This was a historical day, because during the Divine Liturgy the first ordinations of ...

More than 200 people convert to Orthodox Church in Rwanda : Another 2000 to follow

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Report by George August 2014 Alexandrian Patriarchate More Photos here: Rwanda: His Grace Bishop Innokentios of Bujumbura ( ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda), visited new converts and Clergy men from the Diocese of Burundi and Rwanda.  Baptism ceremony was held  in Nyamazi river located in Kirehe District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda on 17 August 2014, where ...

Statement by Bishop Anba Suriel on the the Horrific Genocide of Christians in the Middle East

2/8/14 Statement from His Grace Bishop Suriel of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Diocese Of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions. The world watches in silence as the last Christians are expelled from Mosul, Iraq in one of the most merciless and barbaric acts of genocide we have seen in the 21st Century. Mosul, the cradle of Christianity in Iraq since ...

Bishop Angaelos Testimony at US Congressional Hearing Human Rights Abuses in Egypt – Video

July 2014 His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom testified at a Congressional Hearing on ‘Human Rights Abuses in Egypt’ in Washington DC on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. Source: