Episcopal Liturgy at the Ruins of a 5th Century Byzantine Church in the Israeli City Ashdod (Ancient Coastal Azotos)

Episcopal Liturgy at the Ruins of a 5th Century Byzantine Church in the Israeli City Ashdod (Ancient Coastal Azotos)
Episcopal Liturgy at the Ruins of a 5th Century Byzantine Church in the Israeli City Ashdod (Ancient Coastal Azotos)
Episcopal Liturgy at the Ruins of a 5th Century Byzantine Church in the Israeli City Ashdod (Ancient Coastal Azotos)
Episcopal Liturgy at the Ruins of a 5th Century Byzantine Church in the Israeli City Ashdod (Ancient Coastal Azotos)

Around 1921, at the beginning of work at a construction site in a neighbourhood of south Azotos (present Ashdod), the digging machine uncovered mosaics of an old Byzantine Holy Church, with the result that the Archaeological Service of Israel intervened and prohibited the continuation of the works.

The anniversary of the Baptism of Russia was celebrated in Kiev

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine served the Divine Liturgy on the square in front of the Dormition Cathedral church in Kiev on July 28, 2021, on the day of memory of the Holy Apostolic Prince Vladimir, on the occasion of the 1033rd anniversary of the Baptism of Russia.

The hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church served with guests from the Patriarchate of Antioch, the Serbian Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church of the Czech lands and Slovakia.

Celebration of the Feast day of the Baptism of Russia in Kiev

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine officiated the traditional rite of thanksgiving at the monument to the Holy Prince Vladimir, the Baptist of Russia, on Vladimirskaya Gora in Kiev, on July 27, 2021.

Representatives of the Patriarchate of Antioch, the Serbian Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church of the Czech lands and Slovakia, bishops, clergy and monks from all dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and tens of thousands of Orthodox believers took part in the service.

The Feast of Saint Procopius in Jerusalem

The Feast of Saint Procopius in Jerusalem
The Feast of Saint Procopius in Jerusalem
The Feast of Saint Procopius in Jerusalem
The Feast of Saint Procopius in Jerusalem

On Wednesday 8/21 July 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the holy glorious Procopius the great martyr. On this day the Church commemorates that Saint Procopius was from Caesarea of Palestine and lived during the reign of Diocletian around AD 303. He served as a Duke in Alexandria, a former persecutor of Christians, who was called to Christ by a vision of a crystal Cross and a voice saying: “I am the crucified Jesus, the Son of God”.

Visit tо the Grace Center in the monastery of St. George in Wadi Al-Nasara

Visit tо the Grace Center in the monastery of St. George in Wadi Al-Nasara
Visit tо the Grace Center in the monastery of St. George in Wadi Al-Nasara
Visit tо the Grace Center in the monastery of St. George in Wadi Al-Nasara
Visit tо the Grace Center in the monastery of St. George in Wadi Al-Nasara

His Beatitute Patriarch John X paid a visit to the Grace Center in the monastery of St. George Al-Homeyra in Wadi Al-Nasara, where He visited its various departments and was informed about the ongoing restoration and renovation works.