A Decline in the Membership of the Finnish Orthodox Church 

OCP News Service - 10/1/2021 Helsinki-Finland: A report published by the Finnish Orthodox Church States that there has been a steady decline in its membership. The membership has reduced by a  total of 588 faithful. According to the report, at the end of 2020, the Church had a total of 58,311 members. More than half of them ...

THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THEOTOKOS AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

Patriarachate of Jerusalem - 10/1/2020 On Friday, 26 December 2020/ 8 January 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Synaxis of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. As ‘synaxis’ we mean the gathering of the faithful in order to honour especially the Mother of God, for her contribution to our salvation, which is the ...

Factbox: Church and Romanian Diaspora today

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 10/1/2021 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church declared 2021 a Solemn Year of the pastoral care of Romanians outside Romania. Why is pastoral care of the diaspora so important and under what conditions does it take place? The term diaspora refers to members of an ethnic group who ...

Patriarch Daniel awards Patriarchate’s diploma, medal to 27 COVID hospital units in Bucharest Archdiocese

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 10/1/2021 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel ended the Commemorative Year of the Romanian Orthodox Philanthropists by signing, on the last day of the year, diplomas of merit for 27 public and private medical units in Bucharest and Ilfov and Prahova counties, which treat COVID-19 patients. The gesture of the Patriarch of ...