Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany meets with President of German Catholic Bishops’ Conference Cardinal Reinhard Marx

On September 7, 2016, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany met with the President of the German Bishops’ Conference Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, in Munich.

They discussed the results of the meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis, which took place on February 12, 2016, in Havana, and underscored the need for close cooperation and development of contacts between the Diocese of Berlin and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Archbishop Feofan spoke about the present state of the dialogue between the German Bishops’ Conference and the Russian Orthodox Church, which has been maintained for several years as joint theological conversations. The latest talks, which are co-chaired by His Eminence Feofan, took place in June 2016 in St. Petersburg.

Patriarch of Alexandria at the Palace of the King of Jordan

Patriarch of Alexandria at the Palace of the King of Jordan
Patriarch of Alexandria at the Palace of the King of Jordan
Patriarch of Alexandria at the Palace of the King of Jordan
Patriarch of Alexandria at the Palace of the King of Jordan

On 7th September 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, together with the other Primates of the Churches of the Middle East, was welcomed at the Palace of the Hashemite Kingdom in Amman, Jordan, by the King of Jordan His Majesty Abdellah Ben Al.

Return of the Icon of Theotokos to the Dependency in Gethsemane

Return of the Icon of Theotokos to the Dependency in Gethsemane
Return of the Icon of Theotokos to the Dependency in Gethsemane
Return of the Icon of Theotokos to the Dependency in Gethsemane
Return of the Icon of Theotokos to the Dependency in Gethsemane

On the morning of Monday, the 23rd of August/5th of September 2016, day of the Apodosis [Leavetaking] of the Dormition of Theotokos, the icon of the Dormition was ritually returned from the Tomb of the Mother of God in Gethsemane – wherein it was kept since the 12th/25th of August 2016 – to the Dependency of Gethsemane opposite the Church of the Resurrection.

John X in Jordan to participate in the general assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches

His Beatitude arrived in Amman to participate in the general assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches.

His Beatitude had departed to Amman, through Beirut. Just before departing, he visited H.E. Metropolitan  Elias (Aoude),of Beirut and dependencies, at the center of the bishopric, who accompanied him to the airport.

Patriarch of Jerusalem addresses "Restoration, Conservation of religious monuments and sites of veneration" event

Patriarch of Jerusalem addresses "Restoration, Conservation  of religious monuments and sites of veneration" event
Patriarch of Jerusalem addresses "Restoration, Conservation  of religious monuments and sites of veneration" event
Patriarch of Jerusalem addresses "Restoration, Conservation  of religious monuments and sites of veneration" event
Patriarch of Jerusalem addresses "Restoration, Conservation  of religious monuments and sites of veneration" event

On the afternoon of Wednesday, the 17th/31st of August 2016, an event entitled “Restoration, Conservation of Religious Monuments and Sites of Veneration” was hosted by Metropolitan Timotheos of Bostra at the Exarchate of the Holy Sepulchre in Nicosia, organized by Professor A. Moropoulou, project co-ordinator for the restoration of the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre.