Orthodox Kindergarten opened in Giurgiu

The Diocese of Giurgiu opened an Orthodox Kindergarten, the official diocesan website informs.

His Grace Ambrozie, Bishop of Giurgiu, visited Thursday, 15 September 2016, together with the administrative vicar, Archimandrite Teodor Serban, the Orthodox Kindergarten Little Angels of the Diocese of Giurgiu.

Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite

Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite
Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite
Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite
Antioch, Romania and Georgia celebrated together Saint Anthimos the Ivirite

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 the Patriarch of Georgia, concelebrated.

Metropolitan Pavel: Belarusian Orthodox Church is a reliable foothold for the state

The Belarusian Orthodox Church is not a rival of the state but a reliable and constructive foothold for it, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus said at the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church on 22 September, BelTA has learned.

“I want all people of the republic to understand that the Belarusian Orthodox Church is not a rival of the state but a secure and constructive foothold for the state and society,” the Metropolitan said.

In his words, the Church is focused on creation. Priests ask God to protect peace, accord, and tranquility in the country so that people could live and work peacefully.

Visits to Patriarch of Alexandria by the Ambassador of Israel and the US Consul General

Visits to Patriarch of Alexandria by the Ambassador of Israel and the US Consul General
Visits to Patriarch of Alexandria by the Ambassador of Israel and the US Consul General
Visits to Patriarch of Alexandria by the Ambassador of Israel and the US Consul General
Visits to Patriarch of Alexandria by the Ambassador of Israel and the US Consul General

On 21st September 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, received at the Patriarchal See the visit of Hs Excellency the Ambassador of Israel to Egypt Mr. David Govrin with his staff, as part of his visit to the city of Alexandria.

Russian chapel consecrated at Syrian airbase

The St. George chapel was consecrated with Patriarch Kirill's blessing at the Khmeimim Syrian airbase where Russian air forces are based, the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church reported on Thursday.