556 baptized in Congo in two days

Orthochristian.com - 22/1/18  Another mass Baptism was celebrated recently in the Metropolis of Katanga (Congo), in the city of Kolwezi, uniting 556 people to the Body of Christ in the Holy Orthodox Church, reports Romfea. During a two-day official public holiday, all the catechumens of the city of Kolwezi, in the south of the country near the border of ...

THE GATHERING OF STS JOACHIM AND ANNA, PARENTS OF THE VIRGIN MARY

Jerusalem Patriarchate - September 2016 On Thursday, the 9th/22nd of September 2016, the Patriarchate commemorated the Gathering of the Holy  Parents of Theotokos, Sts Joachim and Anne, at the Monastery dedicated to their name, on the site of their house, adjacent to the city walls and Lions Gate or St Stephens Gate. By “Gathering” we mean ...

THE FEAST OF PALESTINE SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - July 2016 On Sunday, the 20th of June/3rd of July 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the saints who had lived and died in Palestine, namely saints of the Old and New Testament, Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Preachers, Evangelists, both eponymous and anonymous. The feast has been set for the ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE FOURTH STASIS OF THE SALUTATIONS IN HAIFA

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - April 2016 On Friday, the 26th of March/8th of April 2016, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, led the Fourth Stasis of the Salutations of Theotokos at the Rum Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community of Haifa, wherein stands a church dedicated to the Prophet Elias, on the slope of Mount Carmel. Co-officiating were the former Metropolitan ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM LIGHTS UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE IN NAZARETH

On the evening of Sunday, the 30th of November/13th of December 2015, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Most Reverend Joachim, Metropolitan of former Zambia, arrived in Nazareth, Galilee. There, in the town square, Patriarch Theophilos lit up the Christmas tree, extending wishes for a happy New Year. Attending the ceremony were Metropolitan ...

PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA AND ALL AFRICA ANNOUNCEMENT

On 15th September 2015, at the See of the Patriarchate, following an invitation from His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria, an Internal Holy Synod was convened at which Their Eminences Metropolitan Nicholas of Ermopolis, Metropolitan Gabriel of Leontopolis, Metropolitan Nikodemos of Memphis and Metropolitan Niphon of Plousion participated to deliberate current issues, ...

Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa-Activities

On 10th January 2009, His Beatitude TheodorosII, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa blessed the Vasilopitta of the historic Society of Greek Academics “Ptolemaios I” of Alexandria. The following day, 11th January 2009, he officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria ...