Bishop Varlaam Reminds that Christianity is the Most Persecuted Religion in the World

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 28/10/2020 At the all-night vigil service held in honour of St. Demetrios the Myrrh-gusher, a great martyr of the 4th century, the Patriarchal Auxiliary Bishop Varlaam of Ploieşti spoke about the current persecutions against Christians and stressed that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. “Usually when we talk about ...

Basilica Media Center – 13 years of Journalism for the Church Celebrated in the Field, Among the Faithful

Basilica News Agency - 28/10/2020 The Basilica Media Center of the Romanian Patriarchate celebrates its 13th anniversary on October 27, on the feast of St Demetrius the New. This celebration always finds Church journalists at work. During the religious service, from the Patriarchate Hill, or from behind the computer screens, they report their whispered, yet firm “breaking ...

Completed Mosaics Unveiled in Belgrade’s St. Sava Cathedral

Church of Serbia - 28/10/2020 On Thursday, October 22, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and Serbian President Aleksandr Vučić visited St. Sava’s Cathedral in Belgrade to examine the newly-revealed mosaics. Last month, OrthoChristian reported that work on the cathedral’s unique and beautiful mosaics was completed. Now that most of the scaffolding in the church has been ...

Saint Petka of the Balkans, You are Glory and Praise of Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 28/10/2020 Saint Petka or Parascheva of the Balkans (Greek Παρασκευή - Friday) was an ascetic female saint of the 11th century. She was born in the town of Epibatos (today Selimpaşa) on the shore of the Sea of Marmara between Silivri and Constantinople in Thrace in the half of X century. She ...

His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Delivers a Speech at ICoHS’ Global Live Event

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 28/10/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III attended on Friday, 23 October, an online welcoming event to mark the second year of the foundation of the International Community of the Holy Sepulchre (ICoHS). ICoHS, which was created as a result of an initiative supported by the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem in ...

Oh, Lord! Church of Sweden to Produce New Post-Pandemic Book of ‘Gender-Neutral Hymns’

Sputniknews - Igor Kuznetsov - 28/10/2020 The new psalm book is expected to deal with pandemic anxiety and offer worshippers more “inclusive” hymns. The Church of Sweden has now begun to composing a new book of psalms, as the current one from 1986 is considered obsolete. Demands for more “inclusive” hymns have been made, alongside hymns dealing with ...