Assembly of Bishops releases updated map of US bishops, parishes

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America recently released an updated map, titled Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the USA.  The map indicates the locations, names and jurisdictions of all active Orthodox Christian bishops in the US and the total number of Orthodox parishes in each county.

Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir

Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir
Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir
Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir
Music event by Saint James Choir and Branko Serbian Choir

On the afternoon of the 14th/27th of November 2016, a music event performed by the Choir of St James the Brother of God Cathedral and “Branko” Choir of the Patriarchate of Serbia took place in the auditorium of Notre Dame Hotel, near the New Gate. The event was hosted by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government

Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria meets with Prime Minister of Greece and members of Hellenic Government

Today, 1st December 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, paid a courtesy visit to the Maximou Mansion in Athens, to His Excellency the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Alexis Tsipras.

The feast of Patriarchal church of St. Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria

The feast of Patriarchal church of St. Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria
The feast of Patriarchal church of St. Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria
The feast of Patriarchal church of St. Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria
The feast of Patriarchal church of St. Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria

On Sunday 4th December 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated and preached the homily during Great Vespers at the celebrating Holy Patriarchal Church of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria, together with His Eminence Narcissos Metropolitan of Accra, Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria, Clergy of the Patriarchate, the Honourable Consul General of Greece in Alexandria Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis, the representative of the Hellenic Community, associations and Societies from the community. During the Patriarchal Vespers, a piece of the relics of the Venerable Savvas the Sanctified which are kept at the Holy Monastery, were placed for veneration.

All-terrain vehicle donated for mission work in Russian tundra

A floating, all-terrain “Trekol” vehicle is set to arrive in Russia’s Komi Republic by early 2017, reports the site of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The vehicle was given to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on his seventieth birthday which was celebrated in November, and is being handed over to the Vorkuta diocese, located 1,000 miles northeast of Moscow, where it is needed for mission work in remote areas of the republic, especially among reindeer herding camps.