CONCERT DEVOTED TO PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY’S 175TH BIRTHDAY AND 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY IN GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR HELD AT CHURCH OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR

On May 10, 2015, after the liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the concert given at the church square. It was devoted to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s 175th birthday and the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Present ...

CROSS-MONUMENT IS BLESSED IN THE ORTHODOX MONASTERY IN GOTSCHENDORF ON THE EVE OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT VICTORY

On 6 May 2015, the dedication day of the Monastery of St. George in Gotschendorf, Germany, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany officiated at the Divine Liturgy in concelebration with Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan. This was the first Liturgy celebrated in the Church of St. George the Victorious which is being constructed in the ...

SCHEDULE OF WEEKDAY SERVICES FOR GREAT LENT IN JERUSALEM

THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE - 4/3/15 TIMINGS VARY ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Monastic Church of Sts Constantine and Helen: MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY: Matins, the Hours and Vespers: 5:00 am. Great Compline: 2:30 pm. FRIDAY: Matins, the Hours and Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: 5:00 am. Salutations: 2:30 pm. On the Horrendous Golgotha: WEDENSDAY : Matins, the Hours, Divine Liturgy of the ...

THE SERVICE OF THE GREAT COMPLINE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On the evening of Lent Monday, the 10th/23rd of February 2015, the service of the Great Compline was held at the monastic church of Sts Constantine and Helen. The service will be officiated every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the duration of the Great Lent, until Holy Wednesday, by the serving hieromonk. Patriarch Theophilos ...

THE GREAT LENT – A Week by Week Meaning

Rev. George Mastrantonis - February 2015 THE INSTITUTE OF LENT There are institutes and symbols adopted by nations, churches or groups of men which represent certain ideals accumulated in the past. These institutes, that is precepts recognized as authoritative, and symbols represent the thoughts and feelings of those who created or adopted them and put in them ...

PATRIARCH OF GREAT ANTIOCH AND ALL THE EAST ARRIVES IN MOSCOW

February 18, 2015 – His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East arrived in Moscow. The delegation accompanying the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch consists of Bishop Athanasios of Nineveh, Archimandrite Parthenios (Allati), Archdeacon Gerasimos (Kabbas). His Beatitude party also includes Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of ...

THE FEAST OF ST PANTELEIMON THE GREAT MARTYR AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

  August 2014 On Saturday, the 27th of July/9th of August 2014, the Patriarchate commemorated St Panteleimon, the great martyr and healer, in the Church dedicated to him, which lies in the Christian quarter, between the Patriarchate and David’s Gate. The chapel is one of the twenty chapels of the Patriarchate in the Old City. It used to ...

THE FEAST OF ST PROKOPIOS THE GREAT MARTYR AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 2014 On Monday, the 8th/21st of July 2014, the feast of the great martyr Prokopios was celebrated at the Patriarchate. Originally a persecutor of Christians, Prokopios went on to preach Christ after believing in a vision. He suffered a martyr’s death in 303 AD, in Caesaria, Palestine. The feast was observed at the chapel dedicated to his ...

THE NEW CONSUL GENERAL OF GREAT BRITAIN TO JERUSALEM VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

February 2014 On Wednesday, the 23rd of January/5th of February 2014, the new Consul General of the United Kingdom to Jerusalem, Mr Alastair McPhail, visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of his appointment. Mr McPhail was received by His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers. To Mr McPhail’s statement that ...

THE FEAST OF ST EFTHYMIOS THE GREAT

February 2014 On Sunday, the 20th of January/2nd of February 2014, the memory of our Father, Efthymios the Great, was celebrated by the Jerusalem Patriarchate. I. In Jerusalem In the Monastery dedicated to the name of Hosios Efthymios, in the Christian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, the services of Vespers and Matins were led by the Elder ...

GRANTING OF THE NATIONAL DECORATION OF THE ORDER OF “MANUEL AMADOR GUERRERO” IN THE TRADE OF GREAT CROSS TO H.B. THEOPHILOS III PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

Holy City of Jerusalem, 27 of June 2012 Granting of the National Decoration of the Order of “Manuel Amador Guerrero” in the grade of “Great Cross” to His Most Godly Beatitude, the Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine, Syria, Arabia, beyond the Jordan River, Cana of Galilee, and Holy Zion, THEOPHILUS III “Good Morning, ...

For Russian Orthodox Church, cross ban in workplace is a form of totalitarianism

Nina Achmatova 03/27/2012 RUSSIA - GREAT BRITAIN Metropolitan Hilarion criticises the decision of the British government to defend ban on religious symbols in the workplace before Strasbourg court. Russian priest says one of her parishioners was fired for wearing a cross that was not visible. Moscow (AsiaNews) - The Moscow Patriarchate deplores the ban in Great Britain on wearing ...