ANOTHER 1,000 CHILDREN BAPTIZED BY PATRIARCH ILIA OF GEORGIA

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Orthochristian.com - 27/4/18 The Georgian people have again expressed their great love of and trust in His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia, bringing more than 1,000 children to be baptized and become the primate’s Godchildren in a mass ceremony. This 53rd such mass Baptism took place on Sunday at Tbilisi’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, with more than 1,000 ...

PATRIARCH ILIA CELEBRATES 50TH MASS BAPTISM

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Orthochristian.com - 24/9/17 On September 21, the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholics Ilia II of Georgia celebrated his 50th mass Baptism, reports the site of the Georgian Orthodox Church. His Holiness again became Godfather to more than 600 newly-baptized children during the service held at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi. The patriarch ...

RIGHT HAND OF GRAND DUCHESS ELIZABETH THE NEW MARTYR ARRIVES IN ST. PETERSBURG FROM NYC

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Pravoslavie.ru - May 2017 A reliquary with the right hand of the holy New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna arrived in St. Petersburg today. The reliquary, which also contains relics of the holy New Martyr Nun Barbara, was brought from the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York ...

PATRIARCH ILIA II BAPTIZES ANOTHER 1,173 CHILDREN

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Pravoslavie.ru - 3/5/17 This past Sunday the holy Myrrhbearing Women were celebrated in all Orthodox churches throughout the world, and on the day of these holy women who became the first witnesses and heralds of the Lord’s Resurrection, more than 1,000 Georgian children were united to the risen Lord in the holy Sacrament of Baptism, reports ...

RUSSIAN ORTHODOX SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL CENTER OPENS UP IN PARIS

TASS - 21/7/16 The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural center in Paris held its inaugural opening on Wednesday. The center, which was under construction since 2014, was built on the Branly embankment, in the historic center of the French capital. The opening was attended by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, as well as Russia’s Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky ...

PROFILE OF ABUNE MATHIAS – PATRIARCH ELECT OF ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

1/3/13 Abune Mathias was born Aba Teklemariam Asrat in 1934 Ethiopian calendar (1940/41 European calendar) in Tigray region, Agame awraja, Sebuha wereda. He attained basic literacy in the traditional schooling service of the church under Kesis Weldegerima. He was ordained as deacon in 1948 (1954/55 European calendar) by Abune Markos, the then Archbishop of Eritrea province. Following that, he ...

Patriarch Abune Paulose will be laid to rest on Thursday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa

17/8/2012 OCP Exclusive Addis Ababa: It has been reported that the final resting place of the deceased Patriarch Abune Paulose will be at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. The funeral will be held on Thursday 23rd of August 2012. The Divine Liturgy will begin by 6 am and funeral rites are expected to start by 9 am. Delegations from ...

Head of Georgian Church Meets Ivanishvili

Patriarch Ilia II in his residence shows Bidzina Ivanishvili and his wife Ekaterine Khvedelidze a new, large triptych-type icon. Photo: Ivanishvili’s press office.

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi 25/12/2011 Head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia II, met on December 24 in the Patriarchate with billionaire philanthropist Bidzina Ivanishvili for the second time since the latter went into the politics. “I will tell you briefly about developments since our last meeting [in November],” Ivanishvili, who came to the Patriarchate together with ...

Boston’s Holy Trinity Cathedral Celebrates Centennial

Orthodox Church in America BOSTON, MA [OCA] -- On the weekend of the Great Feast of Pentecost -- May 22-23, 2010 -- the faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral here celebrated their patronal feast and centennial year. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, concelebrated the Pentecost Divine Liturgy and Kneeling Vespers with His Grace, Bishop Nikon of Boston and ...