Theodoros II conducted memorial prayers for Petros VII

Theodoros II conducted memorial prayers for Petros VII
Theodoros II conducted memorial prayers for Petros VII
Theodoros II conducted memorial prayers for Petros VII
Theodoros II conducted memorial prayers for Petros VII

On 11th September 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated during the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria and conducted the Memorial Prayers for his predecessor of blessed memory, Patriarch Petros VII, the members of his patriarchal entourage and the crew of the helicopter, on the completion of ten years since the fateful accident which occurred near Agion Oros, on 11th September 2004.

Feast of the Holy Cross at the Phanar

Feast of the Holy Cross at the Phanar
Feast of the Holy Cross at the Phanar
Feast of the Holy Cross at the Phanar
Feast of the Holy Cross at the Phanar

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy celebrating the great feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, together with Metropolitans Kyrillos of Imvros and Tenedos, Theoleptos of Ikonion, Andreas of Arkalochori, Kastelli and Viannos, Stefanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos, Elpidophoros of Bursa, Athenagoras of Kydonies and Maximos of Selyvria. Also serving as the official celebrant was Archimandrite Bartholomew Samaras, Chief Secretary of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Holy and Synod.

Video Message By His All-Holiness To The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

Vodeo message by By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
To the Assembly of of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
(Dallas, September 16-18, 2014)

Venerable brother hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America,

It is deeply moving for us to join you in spirit and in prayer as you commence the deliberations of your meeting.

Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Church of Cyprus

Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Church of Cyprus
Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Church of Cyprus
Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Church of Cyprus
Patriarch of Jerusalem visits Church of Cyprus

On Saturday, the 17th/30th of August 2014, His Beatitude, Archbishop Theophilos of Jerusalem, arrived in Cyprus accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, His Eminence Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and the Reverend Archdeacon Evlogios.

His Beatitude was welcomed at Larnaca airport by His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus and the Exarch of the Holy Sepulcher in Cyprus, Metropolitan Timotheos of Vostroi, accompanied by Hierodeacon f. Christodoulos.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania

On 5 September 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, began his pilgrimage to Romania with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Accompanying Metropolitan Hilarion on his visit are archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations, and Mr. Alexander Yershov, assistant to the DECR chairman.