Patriarch Kirill prays for Andrey Karlov’s repose

Vestnik Kavkaza - 21/12/16 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has expressed condolences on the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, Interfax-Religion reports. “God destined me to know the late ambassador personally. I vouch that Andrey Karlov performed his high diplomatic duty, tried to act in accordance with his patriotic and religious beliefs,” the Russian ...

A DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN KOREA (NCCK) VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

October-November 2015 On Saturday, the 11th/25th of October 2015, a delegation of the National Council of Churches in Korea, consisting of twenty Koreans, visited the Patriarchate on the encouragement of Metropolitan Ambrose of Korea. Patriarch Theophilos welcomed the head of the delegation, who addressed His Beatitude in Korean, on behalf of all, expressing their joy for visiting ...

OFFICIAL CANCELLATION OF POSTCARD DEPICTING ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE CAPITAL OF DPRK TAKES PLACE IN MOSCOW

On 15 August 2015, a ceremony of the official cancellation of a postcard depicting the Moscow Patriarchate’s Church of the Holy Trinity in Pyongyang took place at the “Rossica” Philatelic Academic Club. The event was timed to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japanese invaders during World War II. Taking part in the ...

Five joyful and hopeful events on the course of Orthodox testimony in Korea

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  Athanasia D. Kontogiannakopoulou - Jan- April 2015 The ordination of the new presbyter of our Church in Korea, Fr. Antony Lim. Liturgy was celebrated at St. Nicholas Cathedral Church in Seoul during the Divine Liturgy of Christmas 2014. During the distribution of the blessed bread from the newly ordained priest, the flock had the opportunity to receive ...

700th anniversary of the birth of St Sergius of Radonezh celebrated in North Korea

October 2014 With the blessing of Bishop Innokenty of Ussuriysk, rector of the Church of the Dormition in Vladivostok, an icon of St Sergius of Radonezh with a particle of his holy relics was brought from Vladivostok to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Pyongyang. At the invitation of the Orthodox Committee of the Democratic ...

A high-level Russian delegation visited an Orthodox church in Pyongyang

English translation by Katherine Ilachinski - May 2014 The Russian delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister on Monday visited the temple of the Holy Trinity in the south of Pyongyang. PYONGYANG. Based in North Korea on a three-day visit, the Russian delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister - Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri ...

The Existential Elephant in the ‘Christian Persecution’ Room

  Raymond Ibrahim - 17/1/14 CBN News Open Doors USA recently released its widely cited 2014 World Watch List—a report that highlights and ranks the 50 worst nations around the globe persecuting Christians. The one glaring fact that emerges from this report is that the overwhelming majority of Christian persecution around the world today is being committed at the hands of Muslims ...

World Council of Churches assembly gets underway in Korea

2/11/13 [Anglican Communion News Service] The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) opened on Wednesday 30 October in Busan, Republic of Korea under the themeGod of life, lead us to justice and peace. The opening service of common prayer on the first day of the Assembly honoured diverse faith traditions from around the world. ...

5th anniversary of the consecration of Trinity Church marked in Pyongyang

16.08.2011 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a Russian Orthodox Church delegation led by Archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s office for institutions abroad, visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for celebrations marking the 5th anniversary of the consecration of the Trinity Church in ...

Celebrations marking 110 years of Orthodoxy in Korea held in Seoul

Korean Orthodox Church On 29-30 May 2010 celebrations dedicated to 110 anniversary of Orthodoxy in Korea were held in Seoul. The festivities were organized by the Korean metropolia of the Constantinopolitan Patriarchate. With the blessing of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, a delegation from Russian Orthodox Church headed by the Archbishop Veniamin ...