The Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church canonized Catholicos Patriarch Anthony II of Georgia. The date of his prayerful remembrance will be December 21 (January 3 according to Julian Calendar). Patriarch Anthony (Bagrationi 1762-1827) finished the Seminary in Tbilisi where he also became a monk 1782. In the presence of the Russian empress Catherine II, in 1784 in Tsarskoye Selo he was chirotonized as the Bishop of Ninotsmindski and in 1788 after the death of Catholicos-Patriarch Anthony I of All Georgia, he was elected as the new Patriarch when he was 25. He was buried in the Annunciation Church in Nizhny Novgorod. (
On Friday, July 15, 2011, by invitation of the Moscow Historical Enlightenment Society “Russian America,” Archimandrite Zacchaeus, Representative of the Orthodox Church in America to the Moscow Patriarchate, participated in events held in honor of the 270th Anniversary of the discovery of Russian America (Alaska) by Navigator-Explorers V.I. Bering and A.I. Chirikov.
On this day, 1561, the construction of the the Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat, known also as the cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed was finished. The Cathedral, built on the order of tzar Ivan the Terrible, was a witness of many great historical changes in Russia and remained a symbol of the Russian capital. 450 years agon, on this day the St. Basil's Cathedral was consecrated, erected on the order of tzar Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. According to the legend, tzar ordered to dig out eyes of the constructors of the cathedral, Borma and Postnik, so they could never build such a beautiful temple.
The All Orthodox Bishopric conference for the British Isles was founded on June 21, 2010 on the founding assembly in London and it consisted of all canonical diocesan bishops of the Orthodox Churches under which jurisdiction are Great Britain and Ireland. Sinde then, this conference meets two times a year, and within the same there are three chambers: theologic, shepard and educational in which questions of life and the mission of the Orthodox Church on the British Isles is are discussed.
3rd July Orthodox Church community in Sydney, which split from the Patriarchate of Constantinople Australian Archdiocese, and which for years was under the jurisdiction of the schismatic so called "Old Calendarists" church of true Orthodox Christians," has decided to return to the bosom of the Mother-Church. For that 78.5% parishioners voted , reported web portal Amen.