Archbishop Anastasios of Albania honored with 2020 Klaus Hemmerle Award

Basilica News Agency - 18/2/2020 The Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, His Beatitude Anastasios, was honored on Friday in Aachen, Germany with the international award Klaus Hemmerle for 2020, for his contribution to the rapprochement and peaceful coexistence of communities with different cultural and religious backgrounds. The awards ceremony was held at the emblematic Aachen ...

Romfilatelia: Postage stamp issue dedicated to Saint Nectarios of Aegina

Basilica News Agency - 18/2/2020 Romfilatelia introduced into circulation on Friday, February 14, a new postage stamp issue entitled 100 years since the repose of Saint Nectarios of Aegina. Saint Nectarios was born in 1846, in the Thracian Silivria (locality near Constantinople), from a poor but god-fearing parents, Dimos and Maria Kefalas receiving the name of Anastasios at baptism. At the age of ...

THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM DELEGATION VISITS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH AHEAD OF AMMAN FRATERNAL GATHERING

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 18/2/2020 A high-level delegation formally representing the Patriarchate of Jerusalem was commissioned by H.B. Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, to meet with His All Holiness Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, to further explain the importance of the fraternal gathering scheduled to be held in Amman, Jordan later on this month ...

Bishop Armash Thanks President Bashar Assad and the Syrian Parliament

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OCP News Service - 18/2/2020 Damascus-Syria: Bishop Armash Nalbandian of Damascus of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church sent a letter to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressing the gratitude of the Syrian-Armenian Community for the Syrian Parliament's official adoption of the resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide. Last week, the Parliament of the Syrian Arab Republic (People's ...

First Ethiopian Orthodox Church to be Built in the United Arab Emirates

Menetasnot Desta – Chief Administrator of the OCP Amharic Service - 18/2/2020 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: The leadership of the United Arab Emirates has graciously granted permission to construct the first-ever Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the country. The official announcement was issued by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abyi Ahmed on 14th February 2020 during his official ...

The Serbian Patriarch Met with the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk

Church of Serbia - 18/2/2020 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on February  17, 2020. The reception was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Their Graces Bishops ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej attends the festivity on the occasion of the National Day of Serbia

Church of Serbia - 18/2/2020 President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić awarded decorations to deserving individuals and institutions on the occasion of the National Day of Serbia. The decorated are meritorious individuals, institutions and associations in the fields of culture, medicine, business, sports, science, diplomacy. President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić congratulated the ...

Spas TV reports on the Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference at Nativity of the Mother of God Cathedral in London

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 18/2/2020 Spas TV reports on the Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference at Nativity of the Mother of God Cathedral in London On January 23-26, 2020, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First ...