Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery

Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery
Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery
Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery
Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery

After celebrating the Divine Liturgy yesterday at the Holy Ascension Monastery in Banchensk in southwestern Ukraine, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine visited the children of the monastery’s medical rehabilitation center “Faith, Hope, and Love” and orphanage in the village of Molitsa, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Christmas Eve in Jerusalem

Christmas Eve in Jerusalem
Christmas Eve in Jerusalem
Christmas Eve in Jerusalem
Christmas Eve in Jerusalem

The celebration of Christmas Eve began on Saturday morning December 24, 2017/ January 6, 2018, according to the Church Order and the Status Quo of the Patriarchate.

Christmas Feast in Jerusalem

Christmas Feast in Jerusalem
Christmas Feast in Jerusalem
Christmas Feast in Jerusalem
Christmas Feast in Jerusalem

The Feast of Christ’s Nativity was celebrated by the Patriarchate according to the tradition and order at the Basilica of the Nativity and the God-receiving Cave in the town of Bethlehem, on Sunday December 25, 2017/ January 7, 2018.

Visit of His Beatitude Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, His All-Holiness received His Beatitude Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria together with the members of his entourage—various metropolitans and clergy of the Church of Bulgaria—at the Ecumenical Patriarchate, during His Beatitude’s visit for the reopening of the newly renovated Church of St. Stephen in the Phanar District.

The Feast of Theophany at the Phanar

The Feast of Theophany at the Phanar
The Feast of Theophany at the Phanar
The Feast of Theophany at the Phanar
The Feast of Theophany at the Phanar

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, His All-Holiness celebrated the Divine Liturgy together with members of the Holy and Sacred Synod on the occasion of the Feast of Theophany at the Patriarchal Church of St. George. Among the numerous faithful in attendance were His Excellency John Amanatidis, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Hellenic Republic, His Excellency Evangelos Sekeris, Consul General of the Hellenic Republic to Istanbul, and the Honorable Oleksandr Gaman, Consul General of Ukraine to Istanbul. Following the Divine Liturgy, the Ecumenical Patriarch led the traditional blessing of the waters and the throwing of the cross into the Golden Horn.