Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara

On 18 September 2016, the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who had arrived in Italy to take part in the 14th session of the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and in compliance with the decision of the Holy Synod, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Pescara. Concelebrating with Metropolitan Hilarion were archpriest Vyacheslav Safonov, rector of the church, and priest Alexy Dikarev, DECR staff member. Among those praying at the service were numerous faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church from Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and other countries, who are living in and near Pescara.

The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest

The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest
The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest
The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest
The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest

The Holy Cross and St Basil the Great Church in Bucharest began the manifestations for its dedication day, on the eve of the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, 13 September 2016.

The Romanian Orthodox Church contributes to the restoration of schools

Considering there are many schools in Romania in urgent need for help in order to be restored and equipped, so as to properly carry out class hours, the Romanian Orthodox Church engages in solving this difficult situation.

Thus, at the proposal of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Standing Church National Council, during its session held Thursday, 15 September 2016, recommended to all dioceses of the Romanian Patriarchate to contribute concretely, through deaneries, parishes and monasteries, and in cooperation with local city halls and school inspectorates, by providing building materials, volunteer work and financial aid in order to renovate and equip the schools that cannot currently function properly.

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Zagreb

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Zagreb
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Zagreb
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Zagreb
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Zagreb

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, today, on 9 September 2016.

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch was welcomed by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa and Jovan of Slavonia, and  the Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Zagreb Mrs. Eleni Gerokostopoulou at the runway of the Zagreb airport.

Jasenovac, Pakrac – 10 September 2016

Jasenovac, Pakrac – 10 September 2016
Jasenovac, Pakrac – 10 September 2016
Jasenovac, Pakrac – 10 September 2016
Jasenovac, Pakrac – 10 September 2016

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: New Martyrs of Jasenovac are heroes and saints of the entire Orthodoxy

Be under the shade of Serbian martyrs, that tree of blessed Serbs, Ecumenical Patriarch said and called upon Orthodox Serbs to follow the path of their forefathers, heroes and saints. Only in this way, he said, you are about to receive the wreath of glory that is borne by numerous victims of Jasenovac of the Nazi totalitarism from the Second World War many times. Patriarch Bartholomew called upon the faithful never to forget their martyrs, who cannot be a cause for revenge but for peace.