TERRORIST ATTACK COMMITTED AT METROPOLIS HEADQUARTERS IN THESSALONIKI

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Orthochristian.com - 11/3/18 A homemade incendiary device exploded on Tuesday night near the entrance to the building of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in the Neapolis District of Thessaloniki, reports thestival.gr. A local resident reports hearing four loud bangs at around 3:30 in the morning. The explosion damaged the entrance to the metropolis building. A team of eight firefighters ...

TURKEY AGAIN PROVOKES INTERNAT’L COMMUNITY WITH READING OF KORAN IN AGIA SOPHIA ON TELEVISION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/17 Turkey has again provoked the international community with a reading of the Koran in Agia Sophia that was broadcast on Turkish state television, reports Romfea. The new provocation came on Wednesday evening, when the head of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez held a prayer and read the Koran in the ancient ...

THOUSANDS OF FAITHFUL HONOR MEMORY OF ST. JOHN THE RUSSIAN IN GREECE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 30/5/17 On May 26 and 27, in the village of New Prokopion on the island of Evia, Greece, in the Church of St. John the Russian, where his incorrupt relics are kept, thousands of faithful from all over Greece and throughout the Orthodox world attended celebrations in honor of the great ascetic, reports AgionOros. Despite ...

MET. IRINEJ OF BAČKA: “I TOLD THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH NOT TO LEAD THE CHURCH INTO A NEW SCHISM”

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Pravoslavie.ru - 18/5/17 Photo: Romfea.gr Metropolitan Irinej of Bačka of the Serbian Orthodox Church has expressed his dismay and disappointment over meetings between representatives of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Phanar in Constantinople, Romfea reports. In a meeting with Archbishop Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol, Met. Irinej stated that he had told the ...

PATRIARCH ILIA II BAPTIZES ANOTHER 1,173 CHILDREN

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Pravoslavie.ru - 3/5/17 This past Sunday the holy Myrrhbearing Women were celebrated in all Orthodox churches throughout the world, and on the day of these holy women who became the first witnesses and heralds of the Lord’s Resurrection, more than 1,000 Georgian children were united to the risen Lord in the holy Sacrament of Baptism, reports ...

MASS BAPTISM OF FOREIGNERS AND MIGRANTS IN PHTHIOTIS – GREECE

Pravoslavie.ru - 5/4/17 The Phthiotis Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church has baptized thirteen graduates of its diocesan catechetical school for foreigners and migrants, reports Romfea. The service of illumination and union with Christ was celebrated by Metropolitan Nicholas of Phthiotis in the presence of friends and family of the newly-baptized, in the Church of St. ...

ARCHBISHOP OF CRETE DOING WELL AFTER HOSPITALIZATION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 9/2/17 The Self-governing Orthodox Church of Crete -(Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) Archbishop Irineos of Crete was transferred to the hospital yesterday after a fainting spell. Thankfully, as Romfea reports, the archbishop is feeling well and in good health. His Eminence felt unwell during a funeral and was taken to the hospital. This is the second such incident ...