Letter to Archbishop Elpidophoros Following the Meeting with OCL Representatives

OCL - 21/8/19 August 14, 2019 Eve of the Dormition of the Theotokos His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America 8-10 East 79th Street New York, New York 10075-0106 Your Eminence: We greatly appreciate the privilege of meeting with you on July 31st, so early in your ministry to the Church and its people here in America. We all ...

The First Meeting of the Inter-Council Presence of 2016 Takes Place in Moscow

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - April 2016 On April 1, 2016, Sretensky Monastery in Moscow hosted the first meeting of the Inter-Council Presence of the year, chaired by His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, to discuss Church law. A document titled “Church Law Violations ...

Visit of Delegation from the Syrian National Socialist Party to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate  - March 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation of the Syrian National Socialist Party at the Patriarchate Headquarters in Bab Touma, Damascus. The delegation included: Mr. Bashar Yaziji, Vice President of the Political Office, Mr. Michel Mofti, Member of the Political Office and the Party’s High Council, Mr. Abdallah Al-Rashed, ...

Vice President of ROCOR Synodal Youth Department Lectures at St Tikhon’s University

May 2015 On May 1st father Andrey Sommer, Senior Priest of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York and Vice President of the Synodal Youth Department of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, met our students, and hold them a lesson about the role of St. Vladimir in the life of Russian ...

Greeks and Assyrians Laud Genocide Legislation By Armenia’s Parliament

http://armenpress.am - 11/2/15 The representatives of the Greek and Assyrian communities consider the initiative of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia of adopting a declaration, condemning the genocide of the Greeks and Assyrians, to be very important. On February 10 the Chairman of the Ilios Greek Community NGO Slava Rafaelidis emphasized that they had learnt about ...

Saint Paisios about Orthodox Missions

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January 2015 I was blessed to meet Saint Paisios, quite early, when he moved in Panagouda cell of St. Panteleimon Skete. The Elder through his ascetic struggles was given the divine gift of comforting people. When we found him out, he provided us with spiritual support and consolation. With our spiritual companionship, we enjoyed trekking on ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Vice President of Uruguay

On December 9 in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians received Mr. Danilo Astori; Vice President of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, and his delegation. At the meeting the Catholicos of All Armenians expressed satisfaction for the development and strengthening of Armenian- Uruguay relations. His ...

US Vice President Biden visits Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Sunday, November 23, 2014, His All-Holiness welcomed the Honorable United States Vice President Joseph Biden to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. This is the second official visit of Vice President Biden to the Phanar, following his first visit which took place on December 3, 2011. Source:  

First Vice President of the Government of Serbia visits Banjska Monastery

March 2014 The first Vice President of the Government of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic visited Banjska Monastery and talked with Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren. First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic announced yesterday, after having visited the monastery of Banjská near Zvečan, that the dialogue of Belgrade with the provisional authorities in Pristina would continue between 13 and ...

The 7th International Youth Forum “Faith and Deeds” is Held in Moscow

1/6/13 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow hosted the 7th International Youth Forum “Faith and Deeds” on May 25, 2013. Its organizers were the Synodal Department on Youth Affairs jointly with the “Georgievsky” Union of Orthodox Youth. His Holiness welcomed the conference participants. Almost a ...

Public Appeal to State Authorities of Serbia

Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dacic, President of the Government of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, First Vice President of the Government of Serbia Belgrade - 9/4/13   Esteemed  Mr. President, Еsteemed Mr. Prime Minister, Еsteemed Mr. First Vice President of the Government, In this, for both Serbia and the Serbian people very difficult and crucial – and ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received the President of the German Bundestag

On March 6, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All  Armenians received Mr. Wolfgang Thierse, Deputy President of the German Bundestag (Parliament). The Deputy President and his delegation were accompanied by Hermine Nikhogosyan, Vice President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. During the meeting His Holiness expressed his appreciation for ...

Archbishop Demetrios to Deliver Benediction at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon

Anastasios Papapostolou - 10/1/2013 His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has been invited to offer the benediction at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon following the Inaugural ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol on January 21, 2013. The invitation was extended by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), which also ...

Biden urges Arab leaders to allow free speech

12/3/11 Ecumenical Patriarch Welcomes Vice President Biden to the Phanar His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew welcomed the Hon. Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States to the Sacred See of St. Andrew, First-called of the Apostles. The historical first visit of a sitting Vice President of the United States took place on Saturday, December 3, ...

Armenian Pontiff Receives Vice President of the European People’s Party

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 27/4/2011 On April 27, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Mr. Jaime Mayor Oreja, Vice President of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) of the European Parliament. His Holiness expressed his satisfaction for the developing cooperation and mutual ties between the Institutions of the European Union and ...

President Obama Welcomes Archbishop, Hosts March 25 Celebration at the White House

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama welcomed Archbishop Demetrios of America and the Greek-American Orthodox community to the White House yesterday and hosted a celebration and reception for March 25th, the 188th Anniversary of the start of the Greek War for Independence of 1821. The President received the Archbishop in private and along with Vice-President ...