THE FEAST OF ST SPYRIDON AT THE PATRIARCHATE

December 2013 On Wednesday the 12th/25th of December 2013, the feast of St Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Trimythous, was celebrated by the Patriarchate in the Monastery which bears his name and lies on the inside of the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem, near the Gate of Damascus. His Eminence Dorotheos, Archbishop of Avila, led ...

HIS BEATITUDE IN ISMAILIA FOR THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE HOLY CHURCH OF ST MINAS

On Sunday 10th November 2013, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, was in Ismailia, See of the Holy Metropolis of Leontopolis, to officiate at the prayer functions in honour and memory of the Great Martyr St Minas the Wonderworker, Patron Saint of the canal city, in the Holy Metropolitan ...

Sinai’s St. Catherine’s Starves, Monastery Shuts Down

Father Paolos, a member of St. Catherine's Monastery's Holy Council, walks out of the farm for an interview with Al-Monitor on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. He has been living in the monastery since 1972. (photo by Mohannad Sabry)

Mohannad Sabry for Al-Monitor - 5/9/13 ST. CATHERINE'S — In the Sinai city of St. Catherine, a few thousand people and around 800 camels have been left struggling since the first week of July, when Egyptian security authorities ordered the total shutdown of the town's 1,500-year-old monastery. Bedouin residents of the mountainous area were forced to ...

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE PUBLISHED IN THE NANAI LANGUAGE

11/12/12 At the request of Metropolitan Ignatius of Khabarovsk and Amur Diocese the Institute for Bible Translation IBT has released a new edition of the Gospel of Luke in Nanai language accompanied by a parallel Russian Synodal translation, reports the IBT website. In the preface to the new edition the head of the Priamurskaya Archdiocese Native Nations ...

FEAST OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF ST SAVVAS THE SANCTIFIED IN ALEXANDRIA

On 4th December 2012 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated and preached the homily during Great Vespers at the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Savvas the Sanctified, Patron Saint of Alexandria, together with His Eminence Metropolitan Savvas of Accra and His Grace Panteleimon, Bishop of Brazzaville and Gabon. On ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I HONORS CHRIS BOHJALIAN WITH THE INSIGNIA OF ST. MESROB MASHDOTZ

On Monday 3 December, His Holiness Aram I sponsored a special evening to inaugurate the publication of Chris Bohjalian’s The Sand Castle Girls. The two speakers of the evening were Dr. Ayda Ekmekji, Head of the Department of Arts and Sciences of Haigazian University, and the Lebanese author, Mishel Ma’ayki. Dr. Ekmekji spoke of the importance of ...

ST. SAVA

27/1/2012 On January 27, the Serbian Orthodox Church celebrates the Day of St. Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop. Wherever they live, the Serbs spend this whole week organizing events and festive gatherings to celebrate this extraordinary man who made his mark on history and culture of the Serbian people and paved the way for future generations. ...

HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I PRESIDES OVER 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. GREGORY CHURCH OF SAN FRANCISCO

10/21/2011 SAN FRANCISCO, ANTELIAS - On Friday, October 21, 2011, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I arrived in San Francisco where he presided over the 45th anniversary banquet of St. Gregory Church, conveyed his message and blessings to the community and students of Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan School, met with the California Lieutenant Governor, and the Mayor of San ...

THE FEAST OF ST. THEKLA AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

09/10/2011 On Friday, September 24th / October 7th 2011, the feast of St. Thekla the Protomartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles was solemnly celebrated at the Patriarchate. The feast was held at the chapel named after the Saint to Her honor inside the Central Monastery of the Fathers of the Holy Sepulcher to the west of the Monastic Church ...

PRIEST MIROSLAV POPADIC’S TESTIMONY TO THE DEVASTATION OF THE CHURCH OF ST NIKOLA IN PRISTINA

17/3/2011 The Church of St Nicholas in Pristina was among the many sanctities of the Serbian Orthodox Church set on fire by Kosovo Albanians in March 2004. Priest Miroslav Popadić, who had his office in that very church at the time, remembers that well. On March 17, around midnight, I heard a noise, went out and saw ...

FEAST OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF ST SAVVAS THE SANCTIFIED IN ALEXANDRIA

05/12/2010 Alexandrian Patriarchate On 4th December 2010 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, officiated and preached the homily at the Great Vespers of the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Savvas the Sanctified , Patron Saint of Alexandria. On the 5th Decemebr His Beatitude conducted the Divine Liturgy at the above-named Church. The ...

ST. NERSĒS THE GRACIOUS AND CHURCH UNITY

ST. NERSĒS THE GRACIOUS AND CHURCH UNITY - A New book in English by His Holiness Aram I Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia Because of its unique political, cultural and ethnic environment, the Cilician period of Armenian history presented the Armenian people with new horizons, perspectives, opportunities and concerns. The impact of this pluralist environment can ...