Professors from Greek Aristotle’s University Undertake Restoration Project of Theological School of Halki

Stella Tsolakidou 22/12/2011 The Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki is taking an active part in reviving the Theological School of Halki in Istanbul. This trend has been supported by 30 professors of the Greek University, who will provide the Ecumenical Patriarchate with their knowledge and know-how (in terms of research and study) in order to propose alternative ...

New Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria Enthroned

Stella Tsolakidou 7/12/2011 Bishop Arsenios was enthroned Metropolitan of Austria and Exarch of Hungary and Mid-Europe at the historical Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Vienna on Sunday, December 4. The newly appointed Metropolitan expressed his will and hopes to carry on the remarkable work of his predecessor Michael as well as preserving and continuing transmitting ...

Greek Patriarch of Alexandria Pays Historic Visit to St. Catherine Monastery at Mount Sinai

Stella Tsolakidou 28/11/2011 76 years after the then Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa His Beatitude Meletios Metaxakis had visited the historic Holy Monastery of St. Catherine at Mount Sinai in Cairo, Theodoros II Primate of the Second Throne Church visited the Monastery on the day of his 57th birthday. The evensong doxology was attended by members ...

State Historical Museum of Moscow Hosts Mount Athos Photo Exhibit

Stella Tsolakidou 10/11/2011 The new exhibition hall of the State Historical Museum in Moscow hosts an exhibition of 240 photographs from Mount Athos taken from the archive of the Simonapetra Monastery. In cooperation with the Greek Monastery, the Russian Geographical Society and the Narodnoye Predpriyatie Foundation have organized this exhibition presenting to the Russian public photos depicting ...

Unity Agreement Between Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and NSW Community to be Finalized

Stella Tsolakidou 5/11/2011 After the October 28 joint celebrations, the ecclesiastical unity agreement between the Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is scheduled to be consummated on coming Sunday. Last Sunday, the NSW Community had been invited to attend and join the “Oxi” Day celebrations organized by the Inter-communal ...

Greeks in Hungary Celebrate National “Oxi” Day

Stella Tsolakidou 31/10/2011 Within a very emotionally tense atmosphere due to the recent loss of Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria and Exarch of Hungary Michael, Greeks residing in Budapest celebrated the national “Oxi” Day Anniversary with laurel wreaths, ecclesiastic blessings and a gala. Tributes were paid at the Monument of Hellenism in front of the Greek Orthodox Church ...

Greek Orthodox Community Divided Over Metropolitan Isaiah’s Decision

Stella Tsolakidou 29/10/2011 After the October 24 meeting of Greek Orthodox parishioners regarding their Church leader’s decision to split the Salt Lake City community into two parishes, the outraged parishioners decided to sue Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver — the Greek Orthodox leader for a 12-state region including Utah — for his decision to disregard both the ...

Greek Orthodox Church in Adelaide Open Again

Stella Tsolakidou 22/10/2011 The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Thebarto, Adelaide, is fully functional again after all work on noise abatement has been completed with the financial support of the Australian government. The church had to close down for four months (May 17 to October 2) because the renovations were necessary for the church and the ...

Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria Michael Passes Away

Stella Tsolakidou 19/10/2011 Metropolitan Michael of Austria and Exarch of Hungary and Mid-Europe passed away at the age of 65 after losing the fight against cancer. The Metropolitan was born in Athens on November 22, 1946 and He was elected as Assistant Bishop of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Austria in 1985, to be elevated in 1991 to the ...

St. Nicholas Greek-Orthodox Church To Be Rebuild at the WTC

Governor Cuomo signs an agreement with the Port Authority and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Stella Tsolakidou 14/10/0211 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America officially signed an agreement today on rebuilding the church of St. Nicholas, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he, joined by Port Authority Executive Director Chris ...

Orthodox Churches of Long Island Unite to Fight Hunger

Stella Tsolakidou 13/10/2011 The three biggest Greek Orthodox churches in Long Island invite the public to join the 2nd Annual Church World Service (CWS) Nassau County CROP Hunger Walk this Saturday, October the 15th, one day before World Food day. Everyone willing to join the Hunger Walk should write their name down by 10.a.m. at Eisenhower Park, Field ...

Pastoral Visit of Patriarch Theodoros II to Zimbabwe

Stella Tsolakidou 12/10/2011 On Monday the 10thof October 2011, His Beatitude Theodoros II Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa visited the St George Missionary Centre in Marondera, 75 km from the capital of zimbabwe, Harare. “Clear signs are imprinted here of the contribution of Greeks who gave of what they had to the missionary effort of the Second ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets with U.S. Congressmen

Stella Tsolakidou 3/10/2011 “We don’t believe in the clash of civilizations”, stressed the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his meeting with two members of the U.S. Congress at the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Congressmen Steve King from Iowa and Wally Herger from California, accompanied by the Consul General of the US Embassy in Istanbul Mr. Scott Kilner, their assistant ...