St. Petersburg restoration specialists offer to help China restore its Orthodox Churches

Restoration specialists in St. Petersburg are ready, willing and able to help restore the Orthodox churches of Shanghai built by Russian emigrants in the early 20th century, reports TASS Russian news agency. TASS received this information from Xenia Cherepanova, the head of the press service Committee for state control, use, and preservation of cultural and historical monuments.

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Orthodox Church emphatically declares that it does not promote, protect or sanction participation in such reprehensible acts of hatred, racism, and discrimination, and proclaims that such beliefs and behaviors have no place in any community based in respect for the law and faith in a loving God.

Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos

Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos

On 7-12 August 2017, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church made a pilgrimage to Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Relics of Queen Ketevan will be in Georgia for six months

The relics of Georgia’s saint, Queen Ketevan, will be in Georgia for a half-year according to an agreement reached after long negotiations between representatives from Georgia and India. Georgia is hosting exhibitions and international conferences dedicated to the holy martyr Queen Ketevan, reports Georgia Online.

The Ministry of Culture and Preservation of Monuments and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, with the participation of the Georgian Patriarchate, will be providing transportation for the holy martyr’s relics to various regions of Georgia, and organizing exhibitions and international conferences.

The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg

The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg
The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg
The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg
The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg

On August 13, 2017, the eve of the feast of the Procession of the Honorable and Live-Giving Cross of the Lord, the “Savior” Cross procession took place, reports Religare.ru with information from Patriarchia.ru.