The Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Georgia has recently decided to allocate 1 million lari ($370,000) to a comprehensive restoration project at the Nativity of the Savior Monastery in the village of Katskhi, 125 miles northwest of Tbilisi.
On 7th January 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, performed the Inauguration and officiated at the Divine Liturgy, in the recently renovated historic Church of the Forerunner, within the once glorious "Kotsikeios” Hellenic Hospital in Alexandria, the largest in the Middle East.
Students of Theology from Bucharest celebrated Monday their protector saints, the Three Holy Hierarchs. His Grace Varlaam of Ploieşti, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Saint Catherine chapel of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Bucharest.
The Netherland’s Hermitage Amsterdam museum will be running the exhibition “1917. Romanovs & Revolution. The End of Monarchy” from February 4 to 17, featuring a number of the last royal family’s personal items, and one of the murder weapons used to martyr Tsar Nicholas II and his family. This will be the only showing of the exhibition in Western Europe.
President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic visited the church of All Saints in Minsk on 27 January 2017, where he talked with the clergy, which presented to him a big icon of John the Baptist - the gift for the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade.
Serbian Prime Minister gave an icon of the Three-handed Theotokos as a gift to the church in MInsk.