“The Patriarchate Is not Responsible for the Death of the Journalist” Georgian Orthodox Spokesperson  

OCP News Service - 14/7/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: Archpriest Andria Jagmaidze, Head of the Public Relations Department of the Georgian Orthodox Church stated that the Patriarchate is not responsible for the death of the Priveli TV Cameraman Aleksandre (Lekso). The Church does not encourage violence stated the Archpriest. He also added that the Orthodox priest who took part ...

Handing Over Ceremony of the Relics of Queen Saint Ketevan in Tiblisi

OCP News Service - 11/7/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: The External Affairs Minister of India, Dr Jaishankar handed over a part of the relics of the 17th century Saint Queen Ketevan to the Georgian government.  An official ceremony was organised by the Georgian Orthodox Church to receive the relics at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the Capital City on ...

India Hands Over the Relics of Orthodox Saint Queen Ketevan to Georgia

OCP News Service - 10/07/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: On behalf of the Government of India, the External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar handed over a part of the relics of the 17th century Saint Queen Ketevan to the Georgian authorities (David Zalkaliani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia) on the 9th of July 2021. The relic was handed ...

Orthodox Clergy and Right Wing Activists Attack LGBT Offices in Georgia

OCP News Service - 9/7/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: The organisers of the Pride March in Georgia cancelled their activities as a result of attacks by Georgian Orthodox Clergy and Righ Wing Activists. According to a 24 France report, the protesters damaged the offices of several LGBT organisations in Tiblisi as well as attacked journalists. However, the organisers of ...

Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia Discuss Cultural Preservation in Georgia

OCP News Service - 15/6/21 Tbilisi-Georgia: Philip Reeker, the Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs had a meeting with the Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of all Georgia on the 11th of June 2021. Both parties spoke about the efforts put forward by the U.S. in preserving cultural heritage and monuments in Georgia, ...

Mike Pompeo Meets Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia

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OCP News Service - 20/11/2020 Tbilisi- Georgia: Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of States was received by His Holiness Ilia II the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia on 18th of November, 2020 at the headquarters of the Church of Georgia in the capital city of Tbilisi. Pompeo expressed his great pleasure in meeting the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox ...

The US Embassy Helps Preserving the Iconic Jvari Orthodox Monastery in Georgia

OCP News Service - 11/11/2020 Tiblisi-Georgia: The maintenance and preservation of the sixth-century Jvari Georgian Orthodox monastery near Mtskheta in eastern Georgia have been catered by the Embassy of the United States of America. The monastery is a certified World Heritage site by UNESCO. The US Embassy in Georgia has pumped in more than $500,000 for preserving various structures of ...

President of the Parliament of Georgia visits Serbian Patriarch

Church of Serbia - 3/4/19 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 29 March 2019. The audience was attended by His Excellency Ioseb Nanobashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to Athens and Belgrade, members of the Parliament of Georgia Mr. Goga Gulordava, Zakaria Kurtsnashvili, Mr. Giorgi Totladze, Mr. David Bakradze, ...

The Ancient Malankara Church Establish Congregations in Georgia and France

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OCP News Service - 19/12/18 Europe: The Ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara has opened new congregations in the Eastern European nation of Georgia and the West European Nation of France. Metropolitan Mathew Mar Timotheus (of the U.K. and Europe Disocese) celebrated Divine Liturgy at one of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Churches in Georgia. A few weeks back, ...

ORTHODOX PRIMATES OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR TRAGEDY IN KEMEROVO SHOPPING CENTER

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Orthochristian.com - 2/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has received condolences from several primates of fraternal Local Orthodox Churches for the tragic fire that occurred in a mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, leaving 64 dead, including 41 children, and another 44 injured, according to the official numbers. Several letters have ...

International Conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” in the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 6/11/17 On October 31, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; an international conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” was held in the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The conference was organized through the initiative of the ...

THE PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - July 2017 On Monday afternoon, 11th/24th July 2017, the Prime Minister of Georgia, His Excellency Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the Ambassador of Georgia in Israel and the Ambassador of Israel in Georgia among other associates of his. The Georgian Prime Minister ...

$370,000 ALLOCATED TO RESTORE GEORGIAN KATSKHI MONASTERY

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Pravoslavie.ru - 2/2/17 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Georgia has recently decided to allocate 1 million lari ($370,000) to a comprehensive restoration project at the Nativity of the Savior Monastery in the village of Katskhi, 125 miles northwest of Tbilisi. The project includes the construction of an outdoor terrace, the restoration and veneering of the ...

GEORGIA’S TSILKANI MOTHER OF GOD COMPLEX GIVEN STATUS OF CULTURAL MONUMENT OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 26/1/17 The Tsilkani Mother of God architectural complex, in the ancient Orthodox nation of Georgia, has been granted the status of an immovable monument of culture of national significance. The assignment was initiated by the Ministry of Culture and the monument’s preservers, and accepted by Georgian authorities, reports Blagovest. The complex currently serves as the ...

PATRIARCH ILIA OF GEORGIA BECOMES GODFATHER TO 800 CHILDREN

Pravoslavie.ru - 22/1/17 The feast of Theophany is one of the twelve great feasts of the Orthodox liturgical year, celebrated with great fervency and pious traditions throughout the Orthodox world. In recent years the ancient Orthodox nation of Georgia has added its own unique celebration. It first took place on January 19, 2008, and again this year ...

‘Eastern Orthodox & Oriental Orthodox Dialogue’ New Book from the Volos Academy

OCP News Service - 18/11/16 Order From Amazon ($27.00) www.amazon.com/Dialogue-between-Orthodox-Oriental-Churches/dp/6188126452/ Order from http://ekdotikidimitriados.org/ For ordering the book, also contact Helene Moursa Email: ekdotiki.dimitriados@acadamia.org Volos Academy Publications +30 2421 093553 Visit Volos Academy Fb Page here: Volos Academy Publication Fb Page here: Global: The Volos Theological Academy in Greece has launched a new book titled 'The Dialogue between Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches'. The book is edited ...

TBILISI HONORS MEMORY OF 100,000 GEORGIAN MARTYRS

Pravoslavie.ru - 17/11/16 Thousands of believers gathered on Metekhi Bridge in the center of the Georgian capital on the day of commemoration of the 100,000 Georgian martyrs slain by the Khwarezmians in Tbilisi in 1227. A Moleben was served on the bridge, reports Sputnik-Georgia. “Today is a special day. Today is the day of the memory of the ...

Patriarch John X of Antioch: St Anthimos represents a loving icon, under which gather the faithful of the Churches in Romania, Georgia and Antioch

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - October 2016 On the feast of Saint Anthimos the Ivirite (Iberian), 27 September 2016, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch, presided over the Divine Liturgy officiated in an outdoor altar, next to the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, and Metropolitan John of ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Ambassador of Georgia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On September 23th, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Giorgi Saganelidze, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia. Welcoming the newly appointed Ambassador, His Holiness reflected on the long-standing friendly relations ...

Antioch, Romania and Georgia united in liturgical prayers : Saint Anthimos the Ivirite honoured in Bucharest

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 Hundreds of faithful were present at the Divine Liturgy officiated Tuesday, 27 September 2016, in Bucharest, on the feast of Hieromartyr Saint Anthimos the Ivirite. His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all East, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, and Metropolitan John of Rustavi, representative of ...