Book of Daniel published in Adyghe language

The academic-research Institute for Bible Translation has published the Old Testament Book of Daniel in the Adyghe language, reports patriarchia.ru. Adyghe, also known as West Circassian, is one of two official languages of the Russian Republic of Adygea in southern Russia. There are about 300,000 speakers of the language worldwide.

Vladimir Putin visits Konevsky Monastery

Vladimir Putin visits Konevsky Monastery
Vladimir Putin visits Konevsky Monastery
Vladimir Putin visits Konevsky Monastery
Vladimir Putin visits Konevsky Monastery

During his visit to Konevets Island on Lake Ladoga, Vladimir Putin was briefed on the large-scale project to restore the Konevsky Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery and met with representatives of the Vyborg Diocese.

Monument to St. Vladimir installed on Valaam

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, a monument to the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, the Baptizer of Russia has been installed on Valaam Island, reports Russian Gazette.

The installation of the monument was initiated by the head of the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation and the head of a large air-craft company from Zaporozhye, Ukraine. They have worked together in the past to install a monument to St. Andrew four years ago, and a monument to the Most Holy Theotokos last year on the territory of the Valaam Monastery.

The bronze monument to St. Vladimir was made in the workshop of the famous sculptor Andrei Klykova and installed on a granite pedestal.

Patriarch Ilia of Georgia to baptize another 600 children

The 49th mass Baptism to be celebrated by His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II of Georgia will take place today, reports Sputnik-Georgia.

Today’s feast of the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, known as “Svetitskhovloba,” is a greatly loved feast in Georgia, celebrated twice a year on July 13 and October 14. The October feast has been declared a national holiday. Georgia’s famous Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the historic town of Mtskheta, Georgia is named in honor of the Twelve Apostles.

Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Patronal feast celebrated at the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church

On 12 July 2017, commemoration day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, the Moscow Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church – the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul on Yauza – celebrated its patronal feast.

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Niphon of Philippopolis, representative of the Patriarchate of Antioch to the Moscow Patriarchate, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul.