The First Orthodox Grammar School in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Church of Serbia - 18/12/17 On 13 January 2017, in a hall of the Saint Sava Parish House in Srpska Varos in town Brcko, Republic of Srpska, there was held a meeting of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla with representatives of the Brcko District authorities, headed by Mayor Mr. Sinisa Milic, as well as with representatives of ...

Bishop Joanikije celebrated Liturgy in Prijepolje

Church of Russia - March - April 2017 His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic, in the capacity of an administrator of the Diocese of Mileseva, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral Church of St. Basil of Ostrog in Prijepolje on 26 March 2017. Priests and monks of the Diocese of Mileseva and Budimlje-Niksic concelebrated. His Grace ...

Beginning of celebrations of the 700th anniversary of Monastery Krupa

Church of Serbia - 30/3/17 Bishop Fotije: Orthodoxy has deep roots in Dalmatia His Grace Bishop of Dalmatian Fotije celebrated on 26 March 2017 the Divine Liturgy at the monastery Krupa, whereby celebration of seven centuries of the existence of this shrine commenced. The joyful event was enhanced by cantors from the monastery Kovilj in Serbia. The ...

The Blessing of the Cross in Nashville

Church of Serbia - 5/3/17 On Cheese-Fare Sunday, February 26, on the holy day of St. Simeon Mirotocivi, and with the blessing of His Grace Bishop of New Grancancia and Midwest Diocese Longin, parish priest Fr. Aleksandar Vujkovic blessed the cross which will be placed atop the newly constructed cupola of the church sanctuary. The liturgy with ...

Christ’s Nativity in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid

Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid - Serbian Patriarchate - 17/1/17 On the feast-day of the Nativity of Christ His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan celebrated in the Stauropegial monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Nizepolje, Bitola. His Grace Bishop of Polog-Kumanovo and Locum Tenens of Debar-Kicevo Joakim celebrated the Holy Liturgy in Kumanovo, while His ...

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 ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Consecrated the St. Anna Church in Yerevan

On April 30, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and with the presence of Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia; and Mrs. Rita Sargsyan, the solemn consecration service of the newly built St. Anna Church, was held. The new Yerevan church is adjacent ...

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 ...

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 ...

Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Brutal Murder of Coptic Christians in Libya

17/2/15 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom following the brutal murder of Coptic Christians in Libya It is with deep feelings of sorrow and pain that we received confirmation earlier this evening of the brutal murder of Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of Daesh ...

Ordination of Priests at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest

On February 10, the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenia, the sacrament of ordination and consecration of priests was offered in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin during the celebration of Divine Liturgy. The celebrant was His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan; ...

Great Theological Symposium in Trebinje

Church of Serbia - February 2015 Under the auspices of the Orthodox Diocese of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral, the second annual Symposion "Theology in Public Life” was held in Trebinje on February 6-7. This significant conference was opened by welcome speeches of His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Roman Catholic Bishop of Dubrovnik Monsignor Mate Uzinic and ...

Divine Liturgy and Awards Service Dedicated to the 23rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Armenian Army

On January 25, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin for the 23rd Anniversary of the founding of the Armenian Army, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. The celebrant ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Armenian Church Youth Center Opens in Gyumri

December 2014 On December 4, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians departed for the Diocese of Shirak, where he conducted the opening of the Youth Center in Gyumri. It is the eighth Youth Center now operating under the auspices of the Mother See and the Armenian General Benevolent Union. The center ...

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 ...

Bishop Longin marks 15 years as Diocesan Bishop

Church of Serbia - October 2014 “Today the Virgin stands in the midst of the Church and with choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us. Angels and bishops worship, apostles and prophets rejoice together, since for our sake she prays to the pre-eternal God.” [Kondak] On October 14, 2014, the feast of the Protection ...

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 ...

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 ...