Orthodox Autocephalous Church

Archbishop Anastasios Receives Albanian Citizenship after 25 Years of Service

January 2, 2018 Featured
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Albanian Orthodox Church – January 2017 In a letter delivered on December 24th 2017, His Excellency Mr. Ilir Meta, President of the Republic of Albania, offered his heartfelt congratulations to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and all Albania who was granted Albanian citizenship by presidential decree no. 10700/22.12.2017. The letter was handed to […]

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Twenty-Five Years Since June 24, 1992 – The Day of the Canonical Revival of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

July 16, 2017 Featured
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The Albanian Orthodox Church – June – July 2017 Election of Archbishop Anastasios: A Remarkable Day of the Resurrection of Faith after the Atheistic Darkness Although formal freedom was already restored to the country, the beginning of the 1990s was a dramatic time period for the Community of the Orthodox faithful in Albania. There was […]

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Church Raized from the ruins-Interview of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania with Genc Mlloja, Albanian Daily News

January 29, 2017 Featured News
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The Albanian Orthodox Church – 29/1/17 Interview of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania with Genc Mlloja, Albanian Daily News.  It was the beginning of 1991 when His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana. Durres and All Albania was appointed to be Patriarchal Exarch in Albania. In an exclusive interview with Albanian […]

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Inauguration of the Rapuni 3 & 4 Hydro Power Station – A Contribution to the Ongoing Work of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

August 9, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – August 2016 On August 2, 2016, the inauguration of the Rapuni 3 & 4 Hydro Power Station was held in the area of Elbasan. This hydropower project conducted by the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania is a major beneficial investment in the energy sector of the country. The project was […]

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Request for the Return of Churches, Monasteries and Sacred Objects

March 17, 2016 Featured News

Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania – March 2016 Photos that show young girls, advertising wedding dresses on the despotic throne, or in front of the Beautiful Gate and iconostasis icons, specifically inside the historic Orthodox churches of Berati and Elbasan are a great insult to the Orthodox Church. This is obviously a sacrilege and an insult […]

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The Orthodox Autocephalous Church Of Albania To the Director of “Gazeta Shqiptare” (Albanian Newspaper) An Answer to a Shameless Slander

March 4, 2016 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – February- March 2016 Each new press release of Mr. Nikolla Marku and of the group of people which motivates him, is as much delirious in kind as the previous statements made by him. In his last statement, which was published in your newspaper (“Gazeta Shqiptare”, 2.23.2016) and broadcasted by several […]

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A New Public Protest on the Demolition of the Church of St. Athanasius in Dhermi – Albania

September 12, 2015 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – September 2015 Official government institutions across the country have declared that the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania did not complain about the events concerning the demolition of the Church of St. Athanasius in Dhermi. The truth is that the Church has already issued three public announcement-protests: the first two on […]

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The Orthodox Church of St. Athanasius destroyed in Albania

August 31, 2015 Featured News

Press Release – August 2015 Press Release 26.08.2015 – The Orthodox church of St. Athanasius was destroyed, Dhermi (Drymades), Himara. On August 26, 2015, before dawn at around 4 o’clock in the morning, in order not to confront the residents of Dhermi in Himara, the Orthodox church of St. Athanasius was secretly and insidiously destroyed […]

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The 28th International Meeting for Peace to be held in Tirana – Albania – September 2015

March 3, 2015 Featured News

The Press Office of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania  February-March 2015 In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the end of the last war in the Balkans, the Community of Sant’ Egidio, in cooperation with the Episcopal Conference of Albania, the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania and the Albanian Government will promote “The 28th […]

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Training for Teachers from Kosovo and Albania

February 23, 2015 Featured News

Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania – 23/2/15 How to teach students with special needs This was the theme that gathered 50 teachers from Kosovo (28) and Albania (22), in a training organized by the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, on February 6th to 8th, in the city of Durrës. The teachers came to this training […]

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The Assembly of the Orthodox Youth Association of Albania was held

December 28, 2014 Featured News

December 2014 – The Albanian Orthodox Church About 380 young people, ages 18-30 years old, gathered on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Cultural Center of the “Resurrection of Christ” Cathedral, in Tirana. The representatives of youth groups from different cities of the country came together for the further development and strengthening of the Orthodox […]

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The Fellowship of Orthodox Intellectuals’ Assembly Held in Tirana

October 21, 2014 Featured News

The Fellowship of Orthodox Intellectuals’ Assembly Was Held – October 2014 ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH OF ALBANIA The Assembly of the Fellowship of Albanian Orthodox Intellectuals, comprised of over 400 higher education graduates and active members of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, coming from different cities throughout the country, gathered on Saturday, October 11, in […]

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Conference with the Orthodox Clergy Wives of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

October 14, 2014 Featured News

October 2014 Eighty wives of priests and deacons, of the Archdiocese and three metropolis of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, attended the three-day conference, divided into two groups, on the 1st to 3rd and 3rd to 5th October in the Myrrh Bearing Women Skete – New Monastery of St. Vlash, Durrës. The theme of […]

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The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania Participates in the Summer Day Fair in the City of Elbasan, 12 – 14 March 2014

March 27, 2014 News

March 2014 Orthodox Church in Elbasan participated in the three-day fair (12 to 14 March 2014) organized by the City Hall. This fair aimed the disclosure and the presentation of social, educational, cultural and trade activities. In the city of Elbasan for many years now is celebrated the Summer Day, on March 14, which characterizes […]

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Activities of the Office “Diakonia Agapes” Eastern European Day

March 3, 2014 Featured News

A lbanian Orthodox Church Oltiana Ndroqi – March 2014 The 26th edition of the Eastern European Day, held on 25th of January 2014, by HEKS, a Swiss humanitarian organization, invited five non-governmental organizations from the Eastern Europe, to present different social services they provide for marginalized population. The main topic of this event was the […]

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New Book of Archbishop Anastasios – “The Rebuilding of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania” (1991-2012)

February 18, 2014 Featured News

February 2014 The Albanian Orthodox Church On 13 February 2014, in the afternoon, in the reception hall of the Complex of the Holy Synod, near the new cathedral “Resurrection of Christ”, was held the promotion of new book of the Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, His Beatitude, Prof. Dr. Anastasios “The Rebuilding of […]

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The Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Archbishop Anastasios

August 9, 2012 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church 9/8/2012 Another Historic Anniversary for the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania On August 2nd in the new “Resurrection of Christ” Cathedral in the capital, the celebration took place of the 20th anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude, Archbishop Anastasios; one of the most significant moments in the path of the […]

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Two New Bishops in the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

February 9, 2012 Featured News

January 2012 The Albanian Orthodox Church Following the proposal of the Clergy-Laity Council, as defined in the new statute of our Church, on Thursday, January 19, 2012, in its meeting, the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania elected two new bishops. With these two elevations the Holy Synod of the Autocephalous Orthodox […]

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The Position of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, on the Draft of the Law for Pre-university Education

January 27, 2011 News

11/1/2011 The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania examined carefully the draft of the law “for the Pre-University System of Education in the Republic of Albania” and in its response directed to the Ministry of Education expressed thoughts and concerns about the religious issues addressed in it. The opinion expressed by the relevant bodies of the […]

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Hindus laud Albania Orthodox Autocephalous Church for strong stand on Environment

January 22, 2009 News

Hindus have praised Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania for promoting “respect towards the environment” and calling over-exploitation and contempt towards nature an “unforgivable abuse”. Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, applauded Archbishop His Beatitude Anastasios’s powerful stand in this regard: “…cultivation of a religious conscience, with evident interest in […]

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