10th anniversary of ministry and the name-day of Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostom

Church of Serbia- 15/11/16 On Sunday, 13 November 2016, His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostom of Cyprus celebrateд the 10th anniversary of his fruitful archpastoral ministry and the name-day. On the eve of the feast-day of Saint John Chrysostom, on 12 November 2016, a festal Vesper service was celebrated in the church of St. Sophia in Strovolos in the ...

Secrets of the Hagia Sophia – Healing Powers, Mysterious Mosaics and Holy Relics

Hagia Sophia at dusk

  STEVE ANDREWS - http://www.ancient-origins.net/ - May 2015 The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has a very long history. It has survived earthquakes, religious power struggles, and has been a church (basilica), a mosque and is now a museum. It is known as the Ayasofya in Turkish, and was dedicated to the Wisdom of God, the Logos. There were ...

Part of the holy relics of Saint Sophia of Slutsk (Belarus) returned to her native town

Belorussian Orthodox Church - April 2015 Nadezhda Filipchik News Prepared for OCP Media Network Belarus:  On the 1st of April the part of the holy relics of Sophia of Slutsk – her holy foot – was brought to the native town of this Belarusian saint. This historical event should help a lot in the development of the new ...

The great church

Dean Kalimniou- 12/12/13 "Solomon, I have surpassed you." Emperor Justinian One of my chief sources of pride derives from the fact that my family's origins lie in Tralles, modern day Aydin, home of the great Modern Greek writer, Dido Sotiriou and of course, Anthemius, one of the architects of possibly one of the most important architectural masterpieces ...

Saint Sophia Under Siege

New York, NY 11/21/2013 Dear Brother Archons, Only days out from the Second Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Berlin, and we see just how close the dangers are to the Mother Church of Constantinople. As reported in Hurriyet Daily News today, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç spoke unabashedly of his hope to see Istanbul’s “Hagia ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks Day of Saint Sophia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love

Nikola PETKOV  - 17/9/13 Sofia. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks the Day of Saint Sophia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love. This is also the holiday of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, which is named after the Holy Wisdom of God and connected also with Saint Sophia and her three daughters. A liturgy is to be held ...