ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ATTENDANCE AT THE CEREMONY OF THE HOLY LIGHT

Jerusalm Patriarachate - 1/5/21 The website of the Patriarchate announces that those of the children of our Arabic-speaking flock from Jerusalem and the occupied territories, Priests, Commissioners and faithful who wish to attend the Holy Light Ceremony on Holy Saturday, must arrive this day between 9.00 and 10.00 am at the New Gate and from there ...

Holy and Great Friday at the Cathedral Church of Holy Archangel Michael

Church of Serbia - 1/5/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Vesper service and the Epitaphion service in the Cathedral church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade on Holy and Great Friday, 30 April 2021.  The Patriarch was concelebrated by Archimandrite Serafim (Baltic), protopresbyter-staurophors Branko Topalovic and Djuro Skocic, archpriest Slavisa Popovic, hieromonk Sava ...

Patriarch John X of Antioch Expressed Gratitude to Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Church, the Russian People and the Russian Federation

OCP News Service - 1/5/21 Damascus-Syria: Patriarch John X of Antioch of an All-East, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch expressed his gratitude to Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Church, the Russian People and the Russian Federation for the help given to Syria during the civil war and internal crisis. The Patriarch of Antioch stated, ...

A Report by Dr Romina Istratii from Tigray (Ethiopia) in Collaboration with the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

SOAS University of London - 29/04/21 SOAS-UK: On 28 April 2021, Dr Romina Istratii delivered a talk to the Centre of World Christianity to share the experiences of project dldl/ድልድል in Ethiopia and while the conflict in Tigray is ongoing in collaboration with the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society). Dr Istratii presented the second working paper ...

Bible Heroes Take Over Your Smartphone

Herosbibletrivia - 27/04/21 Heroes 2, a videogame app, is bringing the message of the Gospel to younger generations. For more information visit: https://www.heroesbibletrivia.org/en/  To download the app (iOS and Android) visit your favourite app store or follow this link:  https://www.heroesbibletrivia.org/en/download.html  On March 25 Hope Channel released Heroes 2: The Bible Trivia Game, a free videogame app designed to share ...

Monastic tonsures at Russian Gethsemane

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 26/04/21 On the evening of Thursday, April 2/15, 2021, at the Convent of St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles, in Gethsemane, Jerusalem, four sisters were tonsured. During the singing of “The Embrace of the Father,” which marks the return of the Prodigal ...

Palm Sunday Celebrated at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2021

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 26/4/21 On Palm Sunday, 12/25 April 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the triumphant entry of the Lord in Jerusalem after the Resurrection of Lazarus, when the children of the Jews were crying out loud, “Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord” and had ...

Patriarch Daniel points to St George as “icon of faith, courage and manhood”: He teaches us to love the Church not only in good times

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/4/21 April 23, 2021, marked the patronal feast of the historical chapel at the patriarchal residence in Bucharest. At the end of the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Archimandrite Paisie Teodorescu, patriarchal vicar, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel presented the life and sufferings of Saint George, whom he called “an icon of strong ...

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije celebrates the Holy Liturgy in Nis on Lazarus’ Saturday

Church of Serbia - 26/4/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Ilarion of Timok and Arsenije of Nis, in the Cathedral church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in Nis, on April 24, 2021, on Lazarus' Saturday.  Among concelebrants also were: protopresbyter-staurophor ...

Return of the sculpture “Sima Igumanov with orphans”

Church of Serbia - 26/4/21 Patriarch Porfirije: Endowment is one of the greatest virtues of many sons of the Serbian Orthodox people. The Prizren Seminary is maintained with funds provided by the Sima Igumanov Endowment, and 300 pupils and students from Kosovo and Metohija have received scholarships. - After the erection of the monument to Stefan Nemanja ...

The Serbian Patriarch opens the Museum of the Church Antiquities of the Diocese of Nis

Church of Serbia - 26/4/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, ceremoniously opened a newly formed Museum of Church Antiquities of the Diocese of Nis in the presence of His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis, and distinguished guests, during his first official visit to the Diocese of Nis, on April 23, 2021. On behalf of the Ministry ...

Holy New Martyrs of Jasenovac in the light of the Resurrection

Church of Serbia - 26/4/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch opened an exhibition of works by the nun Marija (Antic) from the monastery of St. John the Baptist in Jasenovac at the History Museum of Serbia, which was organized to mark the Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, genocide and other victims of ...

106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

OCP News Service – 24/4/21 Visit the Armenian National Institute for more information. Global: Armenians worldwide marks the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide (one of the biggest crime against humanity) on 24th April 2021. Armenian Genocide was one of the worst crimes against humanity, committed by the Ottoman Turks against the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire during the. ...

‘The Path to Oikonomia’ – Book Presentation by Dr. John G. Panagiotou in the Garden at Pauline Books and Media in Charleston, South Carolina

Sr. Margaret Kerry, fsp - 24/4/21 'The Path to Oikonomia with Jesus Christ as Our Lighthouse: Christian Stewardship in the Scriptures and Church Fathers'. Book presentation by author Dr. John G. Panagiotou in the Garden at Pauline Books and Media in Charleston, South Carolina. Purchase a copy of the book from Amazon Global Source:

New book explores continuity of dialogue between theology, philosophy and science in Romania

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 23/04/21 Basilica Publishing House of the Romanian Patriarchate included a valuable collection of studies written by Romanian scholars in English on the relationship between theology, philosophy and science. The new book entitled “The Relationship between Theology, Philosophy, and Science: an Eastern Christian Perspective” includes articles signed by prof. Adrian Lemeni, Archdeacon ...

Patriarch Daniel: Christ overturns the logic of worldly thinking / Honour derives not from personal ambition

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 23/4/21 Patriarch Daniel recalled on Sunday the lesson that Christ taught His disciples when He received the request of the apostles James and John to hold worldly positions and pointed out that the Saviour had overturned the selfish logic of worldly thinking; a type of logic encountered even today in ...

ISIS Executes Coptic Christian in Sinai, Egypt

OCP News Service - 23/4/21 Cairo-Egypt: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the notorious Islamic terrorist group beheaded 62-year-old Nabil Habashi Salama, a Coptic Christian. Nabil was kidnapped five months, hence it is not sure when the beheading took place. Nabil was a Coptic Orthodox faithful and was instrumental in building the only church in Bir ...

TIMETABLE OF SERVICES AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE DURING THE HOLY WEEK

Jerusalem Patriarachate - 23/4/21 From April 12/25 to April 20/May 3, 2021  Lazarus Saturday Patriarchal Vespers: 15:00 Palm Sunday Patriarchal Divine Liturgy: 08:00 Service of the Bridegroom: 18:15 Holy and Great Monday Pre-sanctified Liturgy at the Horrendous Golgotha: 08:45 Service of the Bridegroom: 18:15 Holy and Great Tuesday Pre-sanctified Liturgy at the Horrendous Golgotha: 09:00 Service of the Bridegroom: 18:15  Holy and Great Wednesday Pre-sanctified Liturgy at the Horrendous ...

Bishop Vasilije of Srem served in Fenek Monastery

Church of Serbia - 23/04/21 On the 5th Sunday of Easter Lent, 18 April 2021, Bishop Vasilije of Srem officiated the solemn Liturgy in the Fenek Monastery. The Bishop was concelebrated by Archimandrite of Fenek Makarije, Diocesan dean of Zemun archpriest Strahinja Golijan, parish priest of Batajnica protonamesnik Radoje Vesic, parish priest of Dobanovac presbyter Bojan Vesic, ...

The Resurrection of the St. John Jacob Romanian Orthodox Monastery

St. John Jacob Romanian Orthodox Monastery - 22/4/21 "An amazing story of how fasting and praying really helps" The absolutely incredible story of the Saint John Jacob Romanian Orthodox Monastery goes back one century ago. Around 1917, Constantin Corlățeanu, feeling sombre because he had no news from his son Ștefan, who was fighting in the war abroad, ...