Trump to Take Oath of Office on Lincoln’s Bible at Inauguration Ceremony

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Sputniknews - 18/1/17 US President-elect Donald Trump will use the Bible from President Abraham Lincoln's inauguration as well as his own bible when he takes the presidential oath of office on January 20, Trump's transition team said in a press release on Tuesday. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The release noted Trump's Bible was given to him by his mother when he ...

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Russian Embassy in the capital of Jamaica

On 22 May 2011, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and the commemoration day of the translation of the relics of St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Jamaica. In ...

Patriarch writes from Istanbul to support preserving Hellenic Hill in JP

By Matt Rocheleau, Town Correspondent 26/4/2011 An effort to save a 12.5-acre undeveloped Boston oasis has received a significant blessing from a religious leader nearly 5,000 miles away who was described by 60 Minutes as “one of the world's most important Christian leaders, second only to the pope.” In February, the Jamaica Plain-based Community Caring Institute wrote the ...

Jamaica Plain group asks Orthodox archbishop to save land overlooking Jamaica Pond

By Joseph Leahy, Globe Correspondent A group of Jamaica Plain residents is reaching out to the Archbishop of Constantinople, the official head of the Eastern Orthodox Church based in Istanbul, in an effort to save a wooded hill overlooking Jamaica Pond from development. The Community Caring Institute (CCI) has instigated a letter-writing campaign beseeching Ecumenical Patriarch ...