Vidovdan Address of Saint Nikolaj Velimirovic and Saint Lazar the Great Martyr of Kosovo

On June 28th,s 1916, now Sainted Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović addressed a congregation gathered at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  Gentlemen and friends, I am coming from Serbia, from European “midnight”. There is no ray of light, not a single trace. All the light went from the ground to the ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS OFFICIATES THE DIVINE LITURGY IN EKATERINGURG OF RUSSIA

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 11/12/17 His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated the Divine Liturgy at the chapel of St. Catherine in the Holy Church of The Holy Trinity in Ekaterinburg of Russia, according to the calendar of the Russian Orthodox Church on Thursday 24th November/7th December 2017. His Beatitude officiated this Divine Liturgy at the ...

PRIMATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH VISITS MT. ATHOS

On 4 November 2015, the feast day of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine arrived in the Russian monastery of St. Panteleimon on the Holy Mountain of Athos. The brethren met the Metropolitan at the gates; he proceeded to the main church and venerated the ...

Feast of the Great Martyr and Healer Saint Panteleimon

August 2015 This Saint, who had Nicomedia as his homeland, was the son of Eustorgius and Eubula. His father was an idolater, but his mother was a Christian from her ancestors. It was through her that he was instructed in piety, and still later, he was catechized in the Faith of Christ by Saint Hermolaus (see ...

Greatmartyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George

May 2015 The Holy Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer, was a native of Cappadocia (a district in Asia Minor), and he grew up in a deeply believing Christian family. His father was martyred for Christ when George was still a child. His mother, owning lands in Palestine, moved there with her son and raised him in ...

Feast Of Saint Great Martyr George At The Historical Chapel Of The Patriarchal Residence

On 23 April 2015, the Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Great Martyr George. On this holiday, the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence celebrated one of its protectors, Saint Great Martyr George. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest, assisted by a group of priests and ...

The Feast day of Saint Triphon in Karlovac

Church of Serbia - 17/2/15 On the feast day of Great Martyr Trifun, on 14 February 2015, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Fotije of Dalmatia, Sergije of Middle Europe and Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac at the Cathedral church in Karlovac. The clergy of the ...

Georgia celebrates its National Holiday—St. George’s (Giorgob) Day

On November 23 the Georgian Orthodox Church celebrated the St. George’s (Giorgob) Day. Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer is venerated as patron-saint of the Georgian people and is particularly loved in Georgia. On this day His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia celebrated a festal service at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. The Georgian president and prime ...

Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Asks Us To Preach His Love

Church of Romania - November 2014 On the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, the pericope of Saint Luke 8:26-39 was read at the Divine Liturgy which refers to the Healing of the demon-possessed man in the region of Gerasenes. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a sermon during the religious service celebrated in ...

Hirotesia as Iconom Stavrofor in the Historical Chapel of the Romanian Patriarchal Residence

September 2014 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romanian awarded the distinction of iconom stavrofor to three priests of the Archdiocese of Bucharest in the historical chapel of Saint Great Martyr George of the Patriarchal Residence: Rev Eparchial Counsellor Costinel Ailoaiei from Cemeteries Department; monuments and funeral constructions; Rev. Eparchial Counsellor Atanasie Barna from the Cultural and ...

All trials and troubles can be overcome if we entrust ourselves to the help of God

On 10 August 2014, the Orthodox Church is on the 9th Sunday after Pentecost. His Beatitude delivered a speech after the Divine Liturgy at the chapel of the Patriarchal Residence dedicated to Saint Great Martyr George, in which he explained the significance of the Evangelical Pericope of Saint Matthew, 14:22-34, which presents us the walking on ...

Patriarchal blessing for the community of Cernica Monastery

  On 23 April 2014, hundreds of faithful of Ilfov county attended the historical celebration of Cernica Monastery, Saint Great Martyr George. The saint patron’s service was celebrated by a group of priests and deacons, servant clergy of the monastery. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania was in the middle of the faithful and spoke about the ...

Haghia Sophia: The First Great Martyr of Christian Art and Architecture, by Nikolaos Manginas

Istanbul, Turkey 9/2/2013 It all started with the Church of Haghia Sophia in Nicaea. Then Haghia Sophia in Trabzon. Both of these glorious Byzantine churches – which functioned for many decades as museums – have now been turned into mosques, a harsh reminder of their forced conversion centuries ago. And this in accordance with recent sudden ...

Feast of Saint George at the Patriarchal Residence

Romanian Church On 23 April, the Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Great Martyr George, the Victory Bearer who is the protector of the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence. In the sermon delivered within the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the historical chapel, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel emphasised the model to be followed that Saint Great Martyr George gives ...

Re-consecration of the Church of the Annunciation and Saint Martyr Ecaterina of Giulesti district of Bucharest

On 25 November 2012, hundreds of faithful attended the re-consecration of the church of the “Annunciation” and of “Saint Martyr Ecaterina” situated in Giulesti district of Bucharest. The religious service was celebrated by the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church assisted by a group of priests and deacons. To end with, His Beatitude appreciated the efforts made ...

The Church is the space where the earth meets the heaven

25/9/2012 On 23 September 2012, the 18th Sunday after the Pentecost, the fragment from Luke, chapter 5, lines 1-11, presenting the wonderful fishing on the Galilee Sea was read in all the Orthodox churches. In the sermon delivered at the Chapel of the Patriarchal Residence with Saint Great Martyr George, Saint Daniel the Prophet, and Saint ...

The Patriarch of Romania at the Celebration of the Saint Patron’s Day of Techirghiol Monastery

28/7/2012 On Friday, 27 July 2012, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania was present at the celebration of the saint patron day of Saint Maria – Techirghiol, patriarchal stavropighia. In the sermon delivered, the Patriarch of Romania showed that Saint Great Martyr Pantelimon represents a model of mercy and kindness for all those who suffer. His Beatitude has ...

Church Ranks for Three Military Priests

On 28 June 2012, three military priests of Bucharest garrison were awarded the rank of iconom stavrofor. The religious service was celebrated by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, in the chapel of the Patriarchal Residence with Saint Great Martyr George as saint patron. The Patriarch of Romanian emphasised in the sermon ...

Slava of St. George church in Prizren

Serbian Church 7/5/2012 In Prizren the church slava was solemnly celebrated in Prizren yesterday in the church of St. George the Great Martyr. The joy of the festivity was even greater, because the feast of St. George was also slava of Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren who led the Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of 14 priests and ...

Feast of Saint George at the Patriarchal Residence

On 23 April, the Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Great Martyr George, the Trophy-bearer. On this day, the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence dresses feast vestments because it celebrates its protector, Saint George. Saint Daniel the Prophet and Saint Pious Parascheva are also saint patrons of the patriarchal chapel. The feast began around 09.00 hours ...

The Patriarch of Romania Consecrated the New Seat of the National Library

On 22 April 2012, Sunday of Saint Thomas, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church consecrated the new seat of the National Library of Romania, in 22 Unirii Ave., Bucharest. After the consecration service, the Patriarch of Romania delivered a blessing message entitled The National Library – a means of conserving and communicating ...