DECR REPRESENTATIVES MEETS WITH PRESS COUNSELORS OF THE EMBASSIES OF ARAB STATES IN MOSCOW

On 27 April 2015, representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) met with press counselors of the Embassies of Arab states in Moscow. Taking part in the meeting were Revd. Dimitry Safonov, head of the section for interreligious contacts; Revd. Iliya Kosykh, head of the communication service; deacon Feodor Shulga of the ...

Schedule of Press Conferences November 29-30 at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 28, 2014 CONTACT: Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Press Officer Phone: +905314388990 E-mail: JChryssavg@aol.com Rev. Nephon Tsimalis, English Office E-mail: patriarchate.english@gmail.com SCHEDULED PRESS CONFERENCES November 28, 2014, at 20:00, by His Eminence Elder Metropolitan John of Pergamon and His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa November 29, 2014, at 20:00, co-chaired by Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office, ...

The Consecration of the new “Resurrection of Christ” Cathedral in Tirana

31/5/14 THE ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH OF ALBANIA PRESS RELEASE The Consecration of the new “Resurrection of Christ” Cathedral in Tirana On Sunday, June 1st, 2014 the new “Resurrection of Christ” Cathedral in Tirana will be consecrated by His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, together with Their Beatitudes, the Patriarchs Theophilos of Jerusalem, Irenej of Serbia, Daniel of Romania, ...

I.A.O. to host Conference on ‘Christianity – Orthodoxy and the Media in Modern World’

Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy - I.A.O. Conference Christianity - Orthodoxy and the Media in the modern world-Thessaloniki, 12 – 15 May 2014 PRESS RELEASE - May 2014 Click here for more details: The works of the international conference organized by the International Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) on the subject “Christianity – Orthodoxy and the Media in the modern world” ...

President of the Greek Parliament on a Visit to the Romanian Patriarchate

On 15 October 2013, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel received Mr. Evanghelos Meimarkis, President of the Greek Parliament, who is paying an official to Romania, accompanied by a Greek Parliamentary delegation. His Excellency Grigorios Vassiloconstandakis, Ambassador of the Greek Republic in Bucharest was also present. The President of the Greek Parliament thanked for reception and underlined the ...

A Manipulation that Does Not Honour BBC Television Station

9/8/13 In regard to the documentary entitled “Although it is the poorest country of the EU, a church is built in Romania every three days”, presented by the BBC on 3 August 2013, and taken over with no critical discrimination whatsoever by some Romanian mass media means, the Romanian Patriarchate explains: The construction of new places of ...

The Romanian Patriarchate Supports the European Civic Initiative Entitled ”One of Us”

24/6/13 The Romanian Patriarchate supports the European civic initiative entitled “One of Us” designed to raise the level of juridical protection of the dignity, right to life and integrity of every human being ever since conception in the European Union. “One of Us” civic initiative asks the European Union to cease the financing of the activities concerning the destruction of the ...

The Romanian Patriarchate Supports the European Civic Initiative Entitled “One of Us”

21/5/13 The Romanian Patriarchate supports the European civic initiative entitled “One of Us” designed to raise the level of juridical protection of the dignity, right to life and integrity of every human being ever since conception in the European Union. “One of Us” civic initiative asks the European Union to cease the financing of the activities concerning ...

Second Annual St. Andrew’s Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception

Aphoridte - 18/12/12 PRESS RELEASE Second Annual St. Andrew’s Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception Washington, DC – On November 29th, 2012, Congressman John Sarbanes convened the second annual St. Andrew’s Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception on Capitol Hill. The Reception, which was held in the Rayburn House Office Building, was hosted by Senator Ben Cardin and ...

Thousands of Bulgarians pay last respects to their patriarch

8/11/2012 -  BY VESELIN TOSHKOV, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOFIA, Bulgaria - Thousands of mourners waited for hours on Thursday to pay their respects to the late Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Maxim at a church in Sofia. Maxim's body remained on display in an open coffin at the St. Nedelya Church, and a memorial service was held on Thursday ...

PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE VENERABLE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN CYPRUS

3/9/2012 On the morning of Monday 3rd September 2012,the Venerable Primates of the Churches in the Middle East, namely His Beatitude Theodoros Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, His Beatitude Theophilos Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine and His Beatitude Chrysostomos Archbishop New Justinia and All Cyprus, hosted a Press Conference at the Holy ...

AID FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY SNOW AND SEVERE COLD

5/2/2012 In this time of severe cold weather in most regions of the country, the Romanian Patriarchate urges the clergy and faithful from parishes and monasteries to help, together with the departments of social assistance of the eparchies and with the local authorities, the homeless persons, street children, lonely old people and poor families with many ...

EXPLANATION

26/1/2012 THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE ROMANIAN PATRIARCHATE explains: Because some media channels interpreted the pastoral appeal of the Romanian Patriarchate to prayer, dialogue and cooperation as a partisan political attitude, we remind the fact that the Church wants to be a permanent factor of social peace, not of fighting because only if we are together we ...

Egypt’s Christians celebrate Christmas Amid Fears

Christians at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo celebrated Christmas amid tight security and calls for national unity.

By Sarah El Deeb ASSOCIATED PRESS 8/1/2012 CAIRO - Egypt’s Christians yesterday celebrated their first Christmas after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, amid tight security and a display of national unity to allay fears of the growing power of Islamists. The Coptic Orthodox celebration follows an escalation in violence against the minority, an estimated 10 percent of ...

Relics of Saint Andrew the Apostle at the chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation

29/11/2011 THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE ROMANIAN PATRIARCHATE, informs us: Because the protector of the new Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation is Saint Andrew the Apostle, on 29 November 2011, 16.00 hours, a particle of the holy relics of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Protector of Romania, kept in the historical Chapel of the Patriarchal Residence, will be ...

The Church Urges to Discernment and Wisdom When Using Internet

29/11/2011 THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE ROMANIAN PATRIARCHATE, informs us: Taking into account the application of the Ministry for Communications and Informational Society addressed to the Romanian Patriarchate to support the extension of the Internet network all over the country, we declare the following: The Romanian Patriarchate appreciates the efforts of the public authorities for facilitating the ...

PASTORAL AND SOCIAL PROGRAMME IN TIME OF CRISIS

strong>THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE ROMANIAN PATRIARCHATE informs us: During the weekly working session of 17 June 2010, held in the Synodal Room of the Patriarchal Residence under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Standing Meeting of the Church National Council decided that the Romanian Patriarchate should present a pastoral and social programme in ...