Orthodox communities in Portugal will make this Camino de Santiago walking pilgrimage for the eleventh time. It will involve pilgrims not only from Portugal but also other countries. At present, the pilgrims group include believers from Spain, Russia and Ukraine.
This year, the walking pilgrimage will begin after the Divine Liturgy to be celebrated on July 15 at Portugal’s Valenca do Minho, with the participation of pilgrims groups from Lisbon and Port, Tomsk and Moscow (Russia), Nikolaev (Ukraine) and Soto Grande (Spain).
Visitors at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's exhibition, "Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures" in Forth Worth, Texas, will be able to view the largest Dead Scroll fragments to ever be placed on public display starting July 12.
"The chance to view portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls usually requires an overseas trip to a Near East nation, such as Israel or Jordan," said Bruce McCoy, the exhibition director.
On June 17, 2012, the Standing Committee of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches met in Pinang, Malaysia. The Committee consists of 30 persons representing Local Orthodox Churches, the Roman Catholic Church and various Protestant denominations.
In the course of its work to last till June 23 the Standing Committee will sum up the work it has carried out for the last six years and consider the documents on ecclesiology and morality. It will also review the progress made in the work on the draft document on sources of authority in the Church, which had been initiated by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her diamond jubilee, the 60th anniversary of ascension to the throne, and together with her celebrates the whole Commonwealth, in which also lives a large number of Orthodox Christian Serbs.
As the spiritual leader of the Serbian Orthodox Christians living in Australia and New Zealand, His Grace Bishop Irinej on behalf of all the faithful congratulated Her Majesty, stressing our joy that Her Majesty is both our Sovereign and Godmother to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic of Serbia.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met today in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade with Monsignor Orlando Antonini, Apostolic Nuncio.