Metropolitan Hilarion: the Mother of God always comes to our aid and always hears our prayers

On April 7, 2014, the Day of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady and the  anniversary of the demise of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia,  Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s  department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St.  John Chrysostom at the church of ...

The Annunciation of the Most Holy Mother of God

April 2014 The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the earliest Christian feasts, and was already being celebrated in the fourth century. There is a painting of the Annunciation in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome dating from the second century. The Council of Toledo in 656 mentions the Feast, and the Council in Trullo ...

Chapel of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God at the Military Academy consecrated

Serbian Church - 26/3/14 The adoption of the Law on the Serbian Armed Forces in December 2007 provided conditions that religious services could be organized within the Serbian Armed Forces. That move was supported by all traditional Churches and religious communities. The Government of Serbia passed a decree on the introduction of religious services in the ...

Patriarch Irinej consecrated the chapel at the Military Academy

Janaury 2014 On the feast day of Holy Martyrs Ermyl and Stratonicus His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch consecrated a chapel dedicated to the Protection of Our Most Holy Mother of God at the Military Academy in Belgrade. On this occasion His Holiness presented the diocesan gramatas to Major General Mladen Vuruna, the head of the Military Academy; ...

Brcko: Thousands of believers in Theophany procession

January 2015 His Grace Bishop Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Brcko on the Theophany feast day. After the Holy Liturgy His Grace Bishop performed the rite of Great blessing of  waters and led a magnificent procession from the Cathedral church of Brcko  to the picnic place ...

The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple to Monastery of Pakra

December 2013 On the feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Ulpiana, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch – administrator of the Diocese of Slavonia, with the concelebration of all clergymen of the Diocese of Slavonia celebrated Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Pakra, which observes this feast as ...

Bulgarian Christians Celebrate Nativity of Mary

The icon of Virgin Mary at Bulgaria

8/9/13 Sunday, September 8, Bulgarian Orthodox Christians celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Theotokos, or Holy Mother of Christ. One of the most renowned Bulgarian monasteries, the Nativity of Mary Rozhen Monastery celebrates its temple holiday. Festivities started with a holy mass and church procession fronted by the miracle working icon of Virgin Mary ...

Bishop warns of “toughest times” for Serbs since 2004 pogrom

TANJUG - 25/1/13 BELGRADE -- A SPC bishop based in Kosovo has said that the position of the Serb people in Kosovo and Metohija (KiM) has not been this difficult ever since March 2004. Ethnic Albanians at that time organized widespread attacks on Serbs, their property, and holy places. “Eight full years have passed since the horrible event, ...

On the Feast of the Entry of Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple of Jerusalem, His Eminence Vladimir celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Nativity of Christ Cathedral

Moldova Orthodox Church 6/12/2012 Truly grand and solemn was the celebration of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, when numerous believers rejoined in prayer, along with His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir and the clergy of the Chisinau Cathedral of the Nativity of the Lord, at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. The Mother of ...

‘God Condemns Pussy Riot,’ Church Official Says

26/6/2012 Moscow Times Russian Orthodox church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin said God told him in a divine revelation that he condemns members of female punk band Pussy Riot for their scandalous performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral. "I am convinced that God condemns what they've done. I'm convinced that this sin will be punished in this life and the ...

Upon blessing by Metropolitan Dimitri the II Homemade Wine Festival was held in Batumi on 3rd May 2009.

Georgian Orthodox Church Applicants could bring their taste samples during 2 months. The testing commission included famous winemakers throughout Georgia. The commission worked for two days to reveal the best wines out of 130 samples.Winners were awarded prizes and money by Government of Adjara, the Ministry of Education, culture and Sport of Adjara; the Chamber ...

Orthodox Church to help Challenging Obesity

Minsk, April 6, Interfax - The growing number of people suffering from obesity is a direct consequence of society's secularism, the Priest Alexander Pronin, a cleric in the Joy of All, Who Sorrow Holy Mother Icon Orthodox church in Minsk said.Due to secularization, people get primary joy not from their communication with God, but ...

XVII Century Bethany Holy Mother Virgin’s Icon Will Be Brought from National Art Museum to Kashueti Church

Georgian Orthodox Church XVII century Bethany Holy Mother Virgin’s icon will be brought from the National Art Museum to Kashueti Church. The clergy and the parish will gather at the National Art Museum in order to organize a festive rally from the museum to church. There will be held a praying after the rally ...