Constantinople Patriarchate to Seek Help from Local Orthodox Churches?

Jelena Rakocevic (Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs) – OCP News Service - 3/9/18 The hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from all over the world meet for the Synaxis (meeting) in Istanbul from September (1-3). It marked the beginning of the new 7527th Year of the Byzantine Church calendar. “We Believe in the Power of Dialogue” Ecumenical ...

The Consecration of Bishop Isihije of Mohacs

Church of Serbia - 27/6/18 Serbian Patriarch Irinej celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the Holy Sacrament of consecration of Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic) as  Bishop of Mohacs, Vicar Bishop of the Backa Diocesan Bishop Irinej, at the Cathedral chuch of Novi Sad on Sunday, 24 June 2018. His Holiness was concelebrated by His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of ...

Promotion of the “Serbian Manuscripts in Slovakia”

Church of Serbia - 18/11/17 The present publication on the Serbian manuscripts in Slovakia is a result of the work of a scientific commission of the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate.  All the known Serbian medieval manuscripts located in Slovakia are exposed and scientifically described in this book. The promotion was opened and moderated by Mrs. Silvia ...

Russian Church has 180 million faithful; 36,000 churches; 1,000 monasteries; 56 seminaries—pat. Kirill

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OrthoChristian.com - 1/11/17 On an official visit to the Romanian Orthodox Church last week, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke of the rebirth of Orthodoxy in both Russia and Romania, following the fall of communism in both countries. According to the primate, the number of faithful included in the flock of the Russian ...

International Orthodox Chaplains’ Association supports chaplains of canonical Ukrainian Church

Church of Serbia - 11/3/17 The statement of the Third International Conference of Orthodox Military Chaplains, held October 17-21, 2016 by the Orthodox Ordinariate of the Polish army in Warsaw, was published on March 8 on the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for Relations with the Armed Forces. The statement expressed approval and support ...

Metropolitan Rastislav of Czech Lands and Slovakia on first irenic visit to Constantinople

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www.basilica.ro - May 2016 Metropolitan Rastislav began Friday, 13 May 2016, his first irenic visit to the Orthodox Church of Constantinople, as Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, the Press Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate reported. The official reception of the delegation of the Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia took place ...

Group of Iraqi Christian Refugees Accepted by Slovakia Returns Home

www.sputniknews.com - May 2016 Being resettled in Slovakia under the government program a group of Iraqi Christian refugees finally returned home, local media reported Wednesday. PRAGUE (Sputnik) — A group of Iraqi Christian refugees, resettled in Slovakia under the government program, returned home, local media reported Wednesday. As many as 21 Iraqi refugees, primarily the elder people, were ...

Communiqué of the Ecumenical Patriarchate regarding the restoration of unity in the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

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16/1/15 The Holy and Sacred Synod further continued its deliberations today, January 14, 2016, chaired by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. During this session, it was unanimously decided that, for the sake of restoring unity, Metropolitan Rastislav of Presov be recognized as Primate of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, on the following ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH DOUBTS PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL POSSIBLE IN CURRENT SITUATION

Interfax-Religion - December 2015 Chairman of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk is cautious about prospects for convening a pan-Orthodox Council. "There are doubts about the very possibility of a pan-Orthodox Council being held at a time when some of the Orthodox Churches are in a state of unsettled conflict, and the leader ...

PATRIARCH KIRILL AND MOSCOW MAYOR SERGEI SOBYANIN TAKE PART IN 4TH INTERREGIONAL FESTIVAL OF SLAVIC ART “RUSSIAN FIELD”

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin take part in 4th Interregional Festival of Slavic Art “Russian Field”

On 26 July 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the 4th Interregional Festival of Slavic Art “Russian Field,” organized at the Tsaritsyno Palace and Park Ensemble in Moscow. This year the Festival is dedicated to the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles. In Tsaritsyno, the Primate of the ...

His Holiness Karekin II Receives the newly appointed Ambassador of Slovakia to the Republic of Armenia

On March 6, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Peter Priputenin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to the Republic of Armenia (residence in Moscow). Congratulating the Ambassador, His Holiness expressed confidence that due to its activity the relations between the two ...

Representatives of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia concelebrate with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius

On Bright Thursday, 24 April 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius. The concelebrants included Archbishop Jurai of Michalovce and Košice, the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, and archimandrite Serafim (Shemyatovsky), ...

DECR chairman receives new representative of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

On April 10, 2014, a meeting took place between Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, and the newly appointed rector of the Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, Archimandrite Seraphim Shemyatovsky, who has come to serve in Moscow from Czechia. On March ...

The Patriarchate of Constantinople Does Not Recognize the Election of the New Head of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

The main reason is canonical violations during elections. April 2, 2014. PRAVMIR. The Patriarchate of Constantinople has issued an  official statement on the election of the new head of the Orthodox Church of the  Czech Lands and Slovakia The communiqué, in part, states: 1. The Patriarchate of Constantinople does not recognize the election of the  new head of ...

New Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia Enthroned

10/2/14 Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in enthronement of the new Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia. The enthronement of His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav, the new Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, took place at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Prešov on ...

Archbishop Rostislav of Prešov Elected as the Metropolitan Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

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OCP News Service 12/1/14 Europe: The extraordinary Synod held on 11th Januray 2014, has elected Archbishop  Rostislav of Prešov as the new head of  the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia. Forty nine delegates attended where 87% of the votes were made in favor of Archbishop Rostislav. Archbishop Rostislav also served as the Locum Tenens of ...

Ecumenical Patriarch expresses support to Cyprus

June 2013 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed his unwavering support to Cyprus, wishing that the country will soon overcome the financial difficulties it is currently facing. According to an official press release, Bartholomew met with Cyprus Ambassador in Bratislava Marios Kountourides, during an official visit he paid to Slovakia. The meeting took place after an invitation extended by the ...

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia Retires

14/3/13 On April 12, 2013, the Moscow Patriarchate received an official communication regarding the session of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia that met that day. It reports that at that meeting His Beatitude, Christopher, Archbishop of Prague and Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, petitioned for dismissal from ...

Slovakian Armenians already have Armenian Church

YEREVAN, JANUARY 31, ARMENPRESS: Slovakian Armenians already have Armenian Church. As Armenpress was informed from press secretariat of Forum of Armenian Associations of Europe, thanks to efforts of President of Armenian community in Slovakia Ashot Grigoryan, leadership of Slovakian Catholic Church allocated one of Bratislava’s ancient churches for using it as Armenian Church during 99 ...

The Patriarch of Romania and Primate of the Czech Lands and Slovakia at Agapia Monastery

  15/10/2012 On 14 October 2012, in the afternoon, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church and His Beatitude Hristofor, Primate Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia visited Agapia Monastery, county of Neamt. The two Primates were accompanied by His Eminence Teofan, Metropolitan of Moldova and Bucovina and by His Grace Ioachim Bacauanul, Assistant ...