Ecumenical Patriarch served the Liturgy In Hierapolis, Where the Apostle Philip Was Martyred

Ecumenical Patriarch served the Liturgy In Hierapolis, Where the Apostle Philip Was Martyred

On 14 November 2011, which was the feast of the Apostle Philip, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the ancient octagonal church built over the martyrdom site of the Holy Apostle Philip in Hierapolis. 

This was the first time the Ecumenical Patriarch celebrated the Divine Liturgy at this important Christian shrine, and has special significance since the recent discovery by Italian archaeologist Francesco D’ Andria of the tomb of the Apostle Philip next to this church. When the tomb was discovered this past summer, the Italian archaeologist visited the Ecumenical Patriarch at the Phanar to inform him of the find. It was then that the Ecumenical Patriarch organized this pilgrimage and Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Holy Apostle. 

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Balamand Monastery in Lebanon

On 15 November 2011, the last day of his official visit to the Patriarchate of Antioch, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Balamand Monastery of the Dormition of Our Lady.

Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut

Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut
Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut
Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut
Patriarch Kirill celebrates thanksgiving at St. George’s in Beirut

On November 14, 2011, in the course of his official visit to the Patriarchate of Antioch, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited St. George’s Cathedral in Beirut. There was a multitude of the faithful – Orthodox Arabs and people from the Russian diaspora in Lebanon.

Antiochian and Russian Orthodox Churches celebrate at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Damascus

Antiochian and Russian Orthodox Churches celebrate at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Damascus
Antiochian and Russian Orthodox Churches celebrate at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Damascus
Antiochian and Russian Orthodox Churches celebrate at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Damascus
Antiochian and Russian Orthodox Churches celebrate at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Damascus

On 13 November 2011, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius of Antioch and All the East officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Assumption in the capital of Syria. The service was celebrated in the Arabic and Church Slavonic languages.

St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation will help accomplish building of Orthodox church in Tallinn

St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation will help accomplish building of Orthodox church in Tallinn

A little more than 3 million euro is needed to accomplish the building of an Orthodox church in Tallinn, major part of the sum will be granted by St.Andrew the First-Called Foundation, press service of the Estonian capital mayor office told Interfax.

Such decision was at a conference with city mayor Edgar Savisaar and the Foundation delegation headed by its first vice-president Mikhail Yakushev.