Romanian Actor Florin Piersic Recounts Being Miraculously Healed by St Paraskeva in His Childhood

Basilica News Agency  - Ștefana Totorcea - 15/10/2020 Romanian actor Florin Piersic told Doxologia.ro last Saturday how Saint Paraskeva of Iași miraculously healed him when he was a child, for his mother’s fervent prayers. The actor disclosed how attached he felt to the Church, his mother Vera being a priest’s sister.  The actor confessed he spent his childhood ...

Romanian Patriarchate Spokesperson demands respect for most of the good and faithful people of the country: Pilgrimage is the expression of responsible religious freedom

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 15/10/2020 The Romanian Patriarchate’s Spokesperson Vasile Bănescu commented on the decision to ban this year’s pilgrimage from Bucharest, on the patronal feast of the Patriarchal Cathedral. The spokesman reminded that the pilgrimage is a manifestation of religious freedom and that pilgrims and the Romanian Orthodox Church deserve more respect and ...

Order of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Bearer to the Serbian Army Guard

Church of Serbia - 15/10/2020 On October 12, 2020, on the feast of the Venerable Cyriacus the Hermit, Their Graces Bishops Arsenije of Nis, responsible for the Army of Serbia, and Stefan of Remezijana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the military chapel of St. George the Great Martyr at the ...

Serbian Patriarch Celebrated in the Cathedral Church

Church of Serbia - 15/10/2020 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade on October 10, 2020, on Ven. Cyriacus’ All Souls’ Day. In the prayerful presence of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Canada, the Patriarch was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor Petar Lukic, presbyter Slavisa Popovic and archdeacon Damjan Bozic. The ...

Patron Saint-day of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 15/10/2020 On the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the side chapel of  Saint John the Theologian within the Faculty on 9 October 2020.  (phоto gallery). Source:  

Statement from the ROCOR Chancery of the Synod of Bishops on the Armed Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 15/10/2020 On today’s feast day of Holy Hieromartyr Gregory, Illuminator of Great Armenia, we fervently pray to God and His saint for the peaceful populace of Nagorno-Karabakh. We deeply grieve for the great losses among the civil population, the destruction ...

Swedish Pupil Banned From Wearing Cross in School Photo While Muslims Allowed to Keep Their Veils

Sputniknews - Igor Kuznetsov - 15/10/2020 The incident has been reported to the Discrimination Ombudsman and condemned as an example of “tone deafness” against religion and double standards. A 15-year-old student was not allowed to wear a cross when posing for a group photo in a Swedish school earlier this autumn. Other students, however, were allowed to ...

Church of Sweden Decides to Apologise to Sami People for Abuse, Forced Baptism

Sputniknews - Igor Kuznetsov - 15/10/2020 In Scandinavia, the indigenous Sami people have long experienced forced assimilation policies and were seen by the authorities as a "backward" and "primitive" people in need of being civilised. The Church of Sweden has decided to apologise to the indigenous Sami people for what it has called "historical abuses", such as forced baptism ...