CROSS-MONUMENT IS BLESSED IN THE ORTHODOX MONASTERY IN GOTSCHENDORF ON THE EVE OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT VICTORY

On 6 May 2015, the dedication day of the Monastery of St. George in Gotschendorf, Germany, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany officiated at the Divine Liturgy in concelebration with Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan. This was the first Liturgy celebrated in the Church of St. George the Victorious which is being constructed in the ...

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 ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION VISITS VATOPEDI MONASTERY AND RUSSIAN XILOURGOU SKETE

In the evening of March 11, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who was visiting Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, arrived in the Vatopedi Monastery. During Grand Compline, Metropolitan Hilarion was praying together with the brethren of ...

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 ...

FIRE BROKE OUT AT CAPERNAUM MONASTERY

Jerusalem At the dawn of Wednesday the 1st/14th of January 2015, fire broke out in three rooms opposite the Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul in the Monastery of Capernaum. The fire was caused by a short circuit. Because of the fire spread, three rooms, two of which served as candle making workshops, were completely ruined. The ...

One day after first graffiti new extremist graffiti on the gates of Decani Monastery – Bishop Teodosije requests the barbed wire fence

October 2014 - Serbian Orthodox Church of Kosovo 13th October 2014 NEW GRAFFITI ON THE GATES OF VISOKI DEČANI MONASTERY - BISHOP TEODOSIJE REQUESTS BARBED WIRE PROTECTION AROUND THE MONASTERY One day after the publishing of the news on the extremist graffiti in the area of Visoki Dečani Monastery the monks noticed new graffiti (UCK, ISIS, AKSH) on ...

BYZANTINE MONASTERY DISCOVERED IN ISRAEL

24/9/14 Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of a Byzantine-era compound near Jerusalem. They believed it is to have once been a monastery and includes an oil press, wine press and mosaics. An archaeological survey conducted on foot along the hills south of the town of Bet Shemesh brought to light remarkable finds. During the survey ...

ROC HOLY SYNOD SESSION AT ST. DANIEL MONASTERY IN MOSCOW

July 2014 On July 25, 2014, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its regular session at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. Before the session, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and members of the Holy Synod proceeded to the patriarchal Chapel of All Saints Who Shone Forth in ...

GLORIOUS CONCELEBRATION AT THE HOLY MONASTERY OF NEW VALAMO

Alexandrian Patriarchate - Finnish Orthodox Church - June -July 2014 On Sunday 29th June 2014, a glorious Festal Con-Celebration was conducted at the Church of the Holy Monastery of the Trqansfiguration of the Saviour New Valamo, conducted by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, con-celebrated by His Eminence Leon, Archbishop ...

PATRIARCH NEOPHYTE OF BULGARIA VISITS SRETENSKY MONASTERY IN MOSCOW

On May 25, 2014, His Holiness Neophyte of Bulgaria, while on a peace visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited the Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow. His Holiness and his large party were welcomed to the monastery by its father superior, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), who introduced his high guests to the history of the Sretensky Monastery. ...

FAMOUS SERBIAN MONASTERY RECEIVING THREATS

Decani - May 2014Abbot of the Visoki Decani Monastery in Kosovo and Metohija Archimandrite Sava Janjic has informed media representatives that an unidentified person is threatening to destroy the monastery in the next several days, reports Kosovsky Dnevnik. According to Archimandrite Sava, the Kosovo police have reported that an unidentified man presenting himself as the ...

THE FEAST OF THE HYPAPANTE OF THE LORD AT THE HOLY MONASTERY OF SEYDA NAYA

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 2014 On Saturday the 2nd/15th of February 2014, the feast of the Hypapante (Encounter) of the Lord was celebrated at the Convent of Our Lady Seyda Naya which lies opposite the Hanke Mosque in the Christian quarter, in the vicinity of the Patriarchate, home to approximately twenty-five nuns. The Vespers, Matins and Divine Liturgy ...

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF HOZEVA

Jerusalem Patriarchate  On Tuesday the 8th/21st of January 2014, the feast of the Holy Monastery of Hozeva was celebrated. The Monastery is one of the most ancient in Palestine; it lies on the slope of the torrent of Horrath which, passing through Jericho, flows into the Dead Sea. On the footsteps of the first ascetics, Promon, Aias, Zenon and ...

SYRIAN OPPOSITIONISTS PLUNDER AND DESTROY AN ANCIENT ORTHODOX MONASTERY

15/5/13 Damascus: Armed extremists who are fighting on the side of oppositionist units in in Syria have attacked the ancient Orthodox Monastery of Holy Prophet Elias near the town of Al-Qusayr situated 20 kilometers from the Syrian-Lebanese border, reports the ITAR-TASS agency with a reference to the Syrian state news agency. The gunmen have devastated this Christian ...

FEAST OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF ST SAVVAS THE SANCTIFIED IN ALEXANDRIA

On 4th December 2012 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated and preached the homily during Great Vespers at the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Savvas the Sanctified, Patron Saint of Alexandria, together with His Eminence Metropolitan Savvas of Accra and His Grace Panteleimon, Bishop of Brazzaville and Gabon. On ...

Fire extinguished – rain fell after the procession and the moleben

LATEST NEWS: Sunday, August 12, 2012 (8 a.m.) - THE FIRE ON MOUNT ATHOS PUT OUT. THE HILANDAR MONASTERY SAVED. Last night at 10.48 p.m. of local time on Mount Athos a heavy rain began. According to reports of eyewitnesses, a real downpour happened. The Most Holy Theotokos, the Comforter of sadness, not burned ...