A FILM ABOUT HOLY HIERARCH LUKE OF THE CRIMEA TO BE RELEASED

Pravoslavie- April 2015 On April 30, 2015, the film, Curing Fear, will be released, based on the history of life of the outstanding surgeon, scientist, and Holy Hierarch Luke, Archbishop of Simferopol and the Crimea, reports the Rossiyskaya Gazeta Russian newspaper. He was born Valentin Felixovich Voyno-Yasenetsky (1877-1961, his feast-day is June 11). He was a brilliant ...

SUNDAY OF THOMAS AT THE PATRIARCHATE (PARRHESIA AT THE HOLY SEPULCHER)

On the 6th/19th of April 2015, the first Sunday after Easter (Antipascha) or Sunday of St Thomas, the Patriarchate celebrated the appearance of the Resurrected Lord to His disciples in the Cenacle, eight days after His Resurrection, when Thomas believed and said “My Lord and God” (John 20, 26-31). On the eve of the feast On the ...

GREEK GOVERNMENT TO ALLOCATE 1.3 MILLION EURO TO HOLY MOUNT ATHOS

Pravoslavie.ru - April 2015 According to the Government Gazette (Greece), the Greek Ministerial Council has approved the amount of annual aid to monasteries on Mt. Athos, assigned in accordance with article No. 2 of the law No. 1166/1981, “On institution of annual grants to holy monasteries of the Holy Mountain.” The decision was made several days after a ...

CELEBRATIONS OF HOLY PASCHA IN PAKISTAN

Fr. Joseph Farooq - April 2015 With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan HILARION, Archbishop of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, on April 12, 2015, the ROCOR faithful in Pakistan joyfully participated in the Paschal Divine Liturgy. The congregation was given the chance to prepare themselves during ...

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY, HOLY FIRE TO BE DELIVERED TO SERBIA

Pravoslavie.ru On April 10, 2015, an official delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church headed by Bishop Jovan of Slavonia will depart for Jerusalem to bring the Holy Fire to Serbia. The Serbian delegation will participate together with a delegation from Russia in the prayer before the descent of Holy Fire. According to a tradition of many years, the ...

RECENT DECISIONS OF THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE’S HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD

On Saturday the 15th/28th of March 2015, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened under the presidency of Patriarch Theophilos to discuss issues of interest to the Patriarchate. One of these decisions was the approval to found two housing settlements, one in the city of Bethlehem, on land of the Patriarchate, and one in the adjacent town ...

MEETING OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

April 1, 2015 – The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met for a regular session in the Synodal Hall of the Kiev Laura of the Caves. It was chaired by His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine. On the eve of the session, Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and Crimea celebrated the Divine Liturgy ...

Mother See of the Armenian Orthodox Church Announces Holy Week Schedule

March 2015 The Mother See is pleased to announce this year’s schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services. All services will be held in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. We encourage our faithful world-wide to participate in the services leading up to the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Armenian communities throughout the world ...

PRIMATE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CELEBRATES AT ST. DANIEL MONASTERY IN MOSCOW ON THE COMMEMORATION DAY OF THE HOLY PRINCE

On 17 March 2015, Tuesday of the fourth week of Lent and the commemoration day of the Right-Believing Prince Daniel of Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Vespers and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Cathedral of the Trinity of the Danilov stavropegic Monastery, Moscow. Among those concelebrating were ...

PROTEST OF THE TREE COMMUNITIES AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF THE AEDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER

February 2015 His Excellency Mr. Avigdor Lieberman The Minister of Foreign Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs State of Israel Dear Mr. Minister, The 17 of February, 2015, Israel police attached to the David sub Station of the Jerusalem Police suddenly effected entry into the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre and took it upon themselves to force closure ...

AT HOLY CROSS MONASTERY FARMING BRINGS COMMUNITY CLOSER TO GOD

The Fund for Assistance - ROCOR - February 2015 You helped the brotherhood find a new way of preaching the Gospel… through their garden Our favorite example of your generosity is the expanding farm at Holy Cross Monastery. Thanks to your kind help, the brethren are now able to supply nearly 75% of own vegetables and 90% of ...

ST SIMEON COMMEMORATED IN HOLY MONASTERY OF KATAMONAS

On Monday, the 3rd/16th of February 2015, the feast of St Simeon the Receiver of the Lord was observed at the Monastery dedicated to him in Katamonas, West Jerusalem. The tomb and partial relics of St Simeon are kept in this historical Monastery of the Patriarchate, granted to it by the Metropolis of Zatar, Croatia, three ...

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF HOZEVA

On Wednesday, the 8th/21st of January 2015, two days after the Epiphany, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Monastery of Hozeva to commemorate its proprietors, Sts John and George the Hozevites. The two hosioi had played a significant role in the history of the Monastery: in the 5th c. AD, St John arrived here from ...

ROUND-TABLE CONFERENCE ON ‘THE HERITAGE OF HOLY RUS’ AND CHALLENGES OF THE MODERN WORLD’

On 22 January 2015, the round-table conference on ‘The Heritage of Holy Rus’ and Challenges of the Modern World’ took place at the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Co-chairing the Conference, which was hold as a part of the 3rd Christmas parliamentary meetings within the 23rd International Christmas Readings, were ...

THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS AT THE HOLY METROPOLIS OF MEMPHIS

On Friday 28 December 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated at Orthros and conducted the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy at the celebrating Church of the Theotokos in Heliopolis, Cairo, on the Feast of the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos as well as the feast of the Holy ...

HOLY UNCTION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On the afternoon of Monday, the 23rd of December 2014/5th of January 2015, the day before Christmas Eve, the Sacrament of the Holy Unction was administered at the Monastic Church of Sts Constantine and Helen. This holy Sacrament, preparing the faithful for the feast of Christmas, was led by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and had ...

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Sunday, the 15th/28th of December 2014, namely the Sunday of the Forefathers, the memory of the ancestors, according to the flesh, of our Lord Jesus Christ, was celebrated at the Patriarchate. Patriarch Abraham was the first to receive the Lord’s promise that “in his seed all the nations shall be blessed”. The feast was ...

Pontifical Encyclical on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

December 2014 KAREKIN II, SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST, BY THE MERCY OF GOD AND THE WILL OF THE NATION CHIEF BISHOP AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS, SUPREME PATRIARCH OF THE PAN-NATIONAL PREEMINENT ARARATIAN SEE THE APOSTOLIC MOTHER CHURCH OF UNIVERSAL HOLY ETCHMIADZIN. CHRIST-BEQUEATHED GREETINGS OF LOVE AND PONTIFICAL BLESSINGS TO THE CATHOLICIOSATE OF THE GREAT HOUSE OF CILICIA, TO THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATES OF HOLY ...

CHRISTMAS BAZAR IN HOLY ARCHBISHOPRIC OF QATAR

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - December 2014  During this period leading to Christmas day, the Holy Archbishopric of Qatar offered its polyglot flock the opportunity to participate in a Bazar of Christmas Gifts. The event was enriched by performances based on various local traditions, on Friday, the 21st of November 2014 (New Calendar). The event was honoured by ...

HOLY SYNOD OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA HELD : METROPOLITANS ELECTED

On 26 November 2014, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa convened at an appointed Session under the Chairmanship of His Beatitude Theodoros II, in the Board Room of the Holy Synod. Prior to the Session a Divine Liturgy was served at the Patriarchal Chapel of Ss Theodori. The meeting began immediately ...