Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna

On 11 February 2018, Sunday of the Last Judgment, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in the capital of Austria. Concelebrating with the archpastor were Archbishop Antony of Vienna and Budapest, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad; Archpriest Vladimir Tyshchuk, rector of the church; Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations; Protodeacon Viktor Shilovsky, secretary of the diocese of Vienna and Austria, and clergy of the diocese.

Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)

Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)
Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)
Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)
Representatives of the Russian Church Abroad participate in the centennial celebrations of the martyrdom of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)

On February 7, 2018, the feast day of Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky), Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Trapeznaya Church of SS Antony and Theodosius in Uspensky Kievo-Pechersk Lavra, as reported by the Informational-Educational Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Gospel of Mark fully translated into endangered Chulym language

The Gospel of Mark has been fully translated into the Chulym language, which is in danger of completely disappearing, reports the site of the Diocese of Tomsk of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Representatives of the small indigenous Chulym people of Siberia of Turkic origin, whose name comes from the Chulym River (a tributary of the Ob), mainly live in the Teguldet region of the central Russian Tomsk Province. According to a 2010 census, the number of Chulyms living in Russia does not exceed 360. The Chulym ethnic group was formed in the 13th-14th centuries and was later largely assimilated by the Khakas and Russians.

Fr Makarios of Simonopetra launches new book on ‘Mystagogy of Great Lent’ in Paris

Hieromonk Makarios of Simonopetra launched Saturday his latest volume entitled Mystagogie du Grand Carême. Essai de théologie du temps liturgique (Mystagogy of Great Lent. A theological essay on liturgical time). Attending the event was His Eminence Iosif, Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Western and Southern Europe.

Patriarch John of Antioch: Churches are restored in Syria despite the war

In an interview with Russia’s international news agency RIA, His Beatitude John, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, speaks about the current situation in Syria and the restoration of the country’s places of worship.

He points out that both the terrorist acts and the war in Syria have no ties to “any particular religion or people.” In Syria “both churches and mosques are destroyed. Both Christians and Muslims die.”