Antioch, Romania and Georgia united in liturgical prayers : Saint Anthimos the Ivirite honoured in Bucharest

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 Hundreds of faithful were present at the Divine Liturgy officiated Tuesday, 27 September 2016, in Bucharest, on the feast of Hieromartyr Saint Anthimos the Ivirite. His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all East, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, and Metropolitan John of Rustavi, representative of ...

HALKI SUMMIT II: RECONCILING SACREDNESS AND BEAUTY

June 2015 - OMHKSEA THEOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND THE ARTS - Reconciling Sacredness and Beauty by Rev.John Chryssavgis. When medieval scholars maintained in their “tale of two truths” that science was called to observe the “Book of Nature” while religion was reflected in the “Book of Scripture,” they were struggling with a longstanding debate regarding the inconsistency between science ...

Statement from the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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April 2015 In response to various inaccurate, false and misleading publications on the Internet in relation to the deliberations in Chambésy, Geneva, of the convening Special Inter-Orthodox Committee for the review and editing of the Documents for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which is to take place with God’s grace, the Chairman ...

Bulgaria: Citywide cross procession marks Family Day in Varna

November 2014 Residents of the Bulgarian port city of Varna have celebrated Christian Family Day with a procession of the cross, carrying copies of two wonder-working icons: “The Queen of All” (“Pantanassa”) Icon of the Mother of God from the Vatopedi Monastery on Holy Mount Athos and the Moldovan Icon of Holy Great Martyr George the ...

Consecration of Metropolitan Amphilochios of Adrianopolis

Ecumenical Patriarchate - October 2014 On Saturday morning, October 18, 2014, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George for the consecration of Metropolitan Amphilochios of Adrianopolis. Metropolitan Amphilochios has been appointed to serve as the new Director of the Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Athens, following the elevation of ...

IOCS to organize Conference on the life and work of Metropolitan John Zizioulas

Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge - 5/6/14 Click here for more details: Metropolitan John Zizioulas, Lord Rowan Williams, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and Revd Dr Bogdan Bucur in one-day IOCS Conference (14 June 2014) The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge is delighted to announce a very important one-day conference on 14 June 2014 celebrating the life and work ...

Preparatory commission at Patriarchate of Constantinople

On March 4, the preparatory commission began its work at the Patriarchate of Constantinople. It was chaired by Metropolitan John of Pergamon and attended by hierarchs from Patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Georgian, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, the Churches of Cyprus, Greece, Albania and Poland. In his first speech of greetings, Metropolitan Hilarion said: “I would like ...

The International Conference in Honor of the Metropolitan of Pergamon John Zizioulas Concludes

10/11/2011 From 28-30 October, the Volos Academy for Theological Studies held the first international conference and honorary event entitled "Metropolitan of Pergamon John Zizioulas: Person, Eucharist, and the Kingdom of God in Orthodox and Ecumenical Perspective." The conference, as well as the entire honorary event, were broadcast live on the internet TV channel intv.gr . In the ...

The Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission

24/2/2011 On 22 February 2011, the Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission, convened to consider the agenda of the Pan-Orthodox Council, began its work at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambesy, Switzerland. The last session took place in December 2009. The results of the Commission’s work should be submitted to the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference. The ...

In Memoriam: His Eminence, Metropolitan John of Nicaea, Former Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland

TURKU, FINLAND [OCA] -- His Eminence, Metropolitan John of Nicaea, retired former Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland, fell asleep in the Lord here on July 1, 2010 A convert to Orthodox Christianity, Metropolitan John served as the Primate of the Autonomous Finnish Church from 1987 until his voluntary resignation in 2001, at which time he ...