Saint Basil Academy to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Saint Basil Academy will celebrate its 70th Anniversary, June 21, 2014, in its magnificent campus by the Hudson River, in Garrison, NY.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will lead the celebration. Dr. Steven Gounardes is the chairman for this special 70th Celebration and Mike Emanuel, FOX News chief congressional correspondent will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Fraternal talk between Primates of the Russian and Bulgarian Orthodox Churches

 On 27 May, 2014, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, had a talk with His Holiness Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, who on an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.

Patriarch Kirill addresses the Serbian people with words of condolence and support

On May 21, 2014, during his meeting with the TV program “Word of a Pastor” team, which took place at the working Patriarchal residence in Chisty Lane in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made a special address to the Serbian people in connection with the large-scale floods in this country, reports the Synodal Information Department.

“I would like to address our Serbian brothers as well as the Russian people with a special word in connection with the terrible cataclysm that befell the Serbian people and Serbia.

Delegation of Bulgarian Orthodox Church visits Sretensky monastery in Moscow

On May 25, 2014, His Holiness Neophyte of Bulgaria, while on a peace visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited the Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow.

His Holiness and his large party were welcomed to the monastery by its father superior, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), who introduced his high guests to the history of the Sretensky Monastery. Then Patriarch Neophyte proceeded to the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Vladimir and venerated the relics of the Holy Martyr Hilarion (Troitsky) in it.

Prayer Service of Thanksgiving at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

 His Holiness Pope Francis and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew participate in the Prayer Service of Thanksgiving at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America were also present in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher with other bishops of the Patriarchal Delegation. Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew venerated the Stone of Unction where Jesus was anointed before burial after which they participated in the Prayer Service of  Thanksgiving.