The Monastery of Agios Pavlos (St Paul)

Holy Monastery of Vatopedi – The Orthodox Christian Monastic Republic of Mount Athos – December 2016 The monastery was founded shortly before 980 and was called St Paul’s or Xeropotamou. The founder seems to have been the prominent monk Paul, who also founded the Monastery of St Nicephoros, also, and still, known as Xeropotamou. In the ...

CONSECRATION OF ST GEORGE CHURCH IN PEKI’IN – NORTHERN ISRAEL

  The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 3/12/16 On Saturday, the 13th/26th of November 2016, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, performed the consecration ceremony for St George the Great Martyr Church of the Rum Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community in the town of Peki’in, Northern Israel, that falls under the Bishopric of Acre. Built over recent years, the Church was decorated on ...

Feast of the Great Martyr Saint George

EOTCMK.org - November 2016 Saint George is one of the honored martyrs in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church, wherein he is referred to as the "Chief of Martyrs". The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church commemorates his feast on the 23th of every month. Furthermore, his major feast days per year are; his martyrdom on the 23rd of Mizia ...

The Concord of Orthodox Youth Begins

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - July 2016 On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the Korenny Pilgrim Center near the Kursk-Root Hermitage in Russia hosted the opening of the 9th International Concord of Orthodox Youth. The main focus of this conference will be the celebration of ...

Coptic Christian Priest killed in ‘hail of bullets’ outside Egyptian Church

www.rt.com - June-July 2016 A Coptic Christian priest has been killed in “a hail of bullets” outside The Church of the Martyr of St George in Sinai, Egypt. While details remain vague at this stage, it’s reported that Raphael Musa was shot dead while returning from prayers outside El-Arish, according to a spokesman. Father Paul Halim, a spokesperson for the ...

GEORGIAN ICON DONATED TO THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate- June 2016 On Saturday, the 29th of May/11th of June, a group of Georgian pilgrims visited the Patriarchate. Among them was iconographer Teymouraz Jamarije and the donator, Teymouraz Kambolava, who offered the Patriarchate an icon of St Nina, St Nikolas and St George the Trophy-Bearer. His Beatitude thanked them for the donation and reciprocated with ...

PATRIARCH CALLS ON SERBS TO STAY IN KOSOVO

In Serbia - Prizren - May 2016 Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Sunday called on Kosovo-Metohija Serbs to remain in the province, urging its displaced population to return. Following a liturgy he served in St George’s Cathedral in Prizren, Kosovo-Metohija, he said that “Kosovo will remain ours if we carry it in our souls.” The patriarch ...

THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA MEETS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT

On 17th May 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa had an official meeting in Cairo with His Excellency Mr. Ibrahim Mehleb, Prime Minister of the Arabic Republic of Egypt. During the meeting the Patriarch expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the interest shown by the Prime Minister in the ...

THE FEAST OF ST GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR IN ACCRA – PTOLEMAIS

On Saturday, the 25th of April/8th of May 2015, the Patriarchate observed the feast of St George the Trophy-Bearer at the Monastery dedicated to his name in the city of Accra- Ancient Ptolemais of Northern Israel. The Accra-Ptolemais Bishopric includes twelve Greek Orthodox Arab-speaking Communities. Patriarch Theophilos was welcomed to the city by the Hegoumen, Archimandrite Philotheos, ...

Greatmartyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George

May 2015 The Holy Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer, was a native of Cappadocia (a district in Asia Minor), and he grew up in a deeply believing Christian family. His father was martyred for Christ when George was still a child. His mother, owning lands in Palestine, moved there with her son and raised him in ...

THE FEAST OF ST GEORGE OBSERVED IN JERUSALEM AND BEIT JALA

Jerusalem On Sunday, the 3rd/16th of November 2014, the translation of the relics of St George the Great Martyr and Trophy Bearer was celebrated mostly in Lydda, and also in the Monasteries dedicated to his name in Jerusalem and in the village of Beit-Jala. Α. In Jerusalem. At St George Monastery, known as St George of the ...

SUNDAY OF PENTECOST IN TUNIS

Patriarchate of Alexandria - June 2014 Pentecost was celebrated with splendor at the Holy Metropolitan Church of St George in Tunis, conducted by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, together with His Eminence Nikodimos, Metropolitan of Memphis and the local Metropolitan Alexios of Carthage. Present also were the Greek Ambassador ...

Egypt: Restoration of the Monastery of St. George in Old Cairo

May - June 2014 The major restoration of the historic Greek Orthodox monastery of Saint George in Old Cairo is at its final stage. The monastery is a unique Rotunda in the Middle Eastern, which was a project carried out with the blessing of the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Theodore II. According to Greek news, ...

Sermon on St George the great Martyr by Archbishop Savva

May 2014 Archbishop Savva of Australia and New Zealand “Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth” (Psalms 119:142) In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is this Divine righteousness and truth that we will discuss, beloved in the Lord brothers and sisters. By God’s mercy, I ...

Lenten Services at the Patriarchal Church of St George

Ecumenical Patriarcate - March 2014 The Daily Lenten Services at the Patriarchal Church of St. George are as follows: Daily Lenten Services Monday: Orthros, Hours, Vespers 8.00 Great Compline 16.30 Tuesday: Orthros, Hours, Vespers 8.00 Great Compline 16.30 Wednesday: Orthros, Hours, Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 8.00 Great Compline 16.30 Thursday: Orthros, Hours, Vespers 8.00 Great Compline 16.30 Friday: ...

Open House Tonight: Ethiopian Orthodox Church

7/12/13 The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Debre Ganet Immanuel Cathedral, is inviting residenrs to come and have a look at the beautiful hand-painted Ethiopian Orthodox Church Icons this evening [Dec 6] from 5.30pm to 9.00pm at their location on 16 Old Military Road in St George’s. This open house coincides with tonight’s National Trust Christmas Walkabout in ...

Foolhardy churches that inspire

BY REHANA ROSSOUW - 20/11/13 WE TRIED not to stare at the Ethiopian embassy official who processed our visa applications, but it was impossible not to ask questions about her face. Her forehead, cheeks and neck were garlanded in tattooed blue crosses. At a monastery on Lake Tana, a female monk displayed the same markings. She ...

Norwich Syrian Orthodox Christians celebrate St George

18/5/13 Norfolk members of one of the oldest Christian denominations in the world – the Syrian Orthodox Church - celebrated the feast St George, a major festival in their yearly calendar at the weekend (May 12). Mike Wiltshire reports. The congregation is one of an increasing number of vibrant ethnic churches in Norwich, despite the fact that ...

Two Armenian churches shortlisted as Europe’s most threatened archaeological sites and landmarks

18/4/13 YEREVAN, APRIL 18, ARMENPRESS: Church of St Peter and St Paul in Aragatsotn, Armenia and St George Armenian Church in Turkey  have been shortlisted as Europe's most threatened archaeological sites and landmarks for a rescue mission by heritage body Europa Nostra, reports Armenpress referring to The Guardian. A total of 14 archaeological sites, religious buildings, historic city ...

Coptic church building destroyed

18/1/13 A building in a village south west of Cairo housing a reception hall and nursery was destroyed yesterday by a mob following a rumour that it was a church. According to Watani Newspaper, around 5,000 Islamist extremists armed with hammers axes and old electricity poles descended on the building in Fanous Village in Tamia District and ...