RUSSIAN CHURCH BEGINS TO PREPARE HOLY CHRISM

Pravoslavie.ru - 26/3/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg and Ladoga began the rite for preparing holy chrism in the Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God in the patriarchal residence in Moscow. Vladyka celebrated the Rite of Blessing of Water, read ...

The Celebration of Theophany – The Blessing of the Holy Water in Albania 2015

January 2015 A celebration full of light of the Holy Water, despite the low temperatures - Theophany, the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the baptism in the Jordan, is the feast of the renewal of all the creation. Therefore it was celebrated joyously and full of light by the Orthodox believers throughout our country, despite ...

Eve Of The Feast Of The Baptism Of The Lord At The Patriarchal Cathedral

On 5 January 2015, the servant priests of the Patriarchal Cathedral of Bucharest announced the Baptism of the Lord to His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church and blessed the rooms of the Patriarchal Residence with Great Holy Water. According to the tradition of the Orthodox Church on this day the priests go to ...

Epiphany at the Romanian Patriarchate

On 6th January 2013, the Orthodox Christians celebrated the Baptism of the Lord. Also named “Epiphany”, “Appearance of the Lord” or “Teofany”, the feast reminds the moment when Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was baptised by Saint John the Prophet, in the water of the River Jordan. Hundreds of faithful attended the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal ...

Israel, Christians Negotiate The Price Of Holy Water

ANTHONY KUHN -6 /12/2012 One of the holiest sites in Christendom has also been one of the most contested. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem lies on the site where Jesus Christ is said to have been crucified and buried. Multiple Christian denominations share the church uneasily, and clerics sometimes come to blows over the most ...

Ethiopians Trade Holy Water for AIDS Drugs

7/3/2012 ENTOTO, Ethiopia—Cast out from her family, Tigist arrived at Ethiopia's Entoto Mountain believing that a spring here welled with holy water that would rid her body of HIV. Joining 4,000 other squatters seeking the same cure, the young woman reluctantly also started taking antiretroviral pills. Gaining strength, she married an HIV-positive man, Melaku, and started a ...

New Excavations and Search for Holy Water At Orthodox Church in Ayvalik

By Stella Tsolakidou 16/1/2012 New archaeological excavations are being conducted at the Orthodox Church of Faneromeni in Ayvalik, a district of Balekisir, under the auspices of the Municipality and the Turkish Ministry of Culture. The findings of the excavations at the centre of the Kasibasa neighborhood are being eagerly anticipated by the local people, and not only them. ...