Russian Patriarch urges church presence in social networks

Russian Patriarch urges church presence in social networks

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Saturday lamented a high number of antichurch internet posts and said the Russian Orthodox Church he leads should be present in social networks to tell the truth to its audience.

“Blogs and social networks give us new opportunities for the Christian mission” at a time when the Church comes under attacks more often than before, the patriarch said. “Not to be present there means to display our helplessness and lack of care for the salvation of our brothers.”

Patriarch Kirill on four years as Patriarch: a lot has been done, a lot remains to do

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia served a liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the fourth anniversary of his enthronement as patriarch.

“These four years were full of so many events that would be enough for forty years and even more,” the Patriarch said after the liturgy.

A lot was done by the entire church during his tenure as Patriarch.

“We are not summing up the results and we are not making any joyful reports on what we have done. We realize with humility that a lot has not been done yet. But we thank the Lord for these four years, for the joys and sorrows, but above all for the mercy that our Lord, the head of our Church, has given all of us,” Patriarch Kirill said.

Patriarch of Jerusalem: Address at the festive season celebration of the Jerusalem municipality

Holy City of Jerusalem, 30 January 2012

Mr. Mayor

Esteemed Members of the City Council,

Fellow Leaders of our Religious Ccommunities,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In this holiday season, our hearts and minds are turned to that great promise that forms the origin of the Abrahamic traditions. This is the promise of peace. Peace is the foundation of the name of Jerusalem itself and the promise of our very destiny as a city.

Bulgaria to Unveil New Orthodox Patriarch on February 24

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church will announce its new Patriarch on February 24, local clerics confirmed on Monday.

An election of delegates who will elect the church’s new Patriarch was held in January.

Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle

Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle
Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle
Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle
Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Institute for Schoolbooks and Teaching Aid published a capital work – “Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle”. Mr. Milovan Vitezovic is an editor and Mrs. Miljenka Vitezovic translated the book from Old Russian. The book was presented on 21 January 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.