Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Each conceived human being should have the right to life by law

At a request of Ms. E. Gracheva, presenter of the Church and the World program, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk commented on the discussion held in the Church on the need to provide by law the right of unborn children.This topic was discussed in particular at the plenary session of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church held in May 26-28 in Moscow. It adopted a draft document “On the Immunity of the life of a human being since the conception”. A paper on this theme was presented to the plenary session by Metropolitan Hilarion. Later on, the draft will be submitted to the Bishops’ Council.

Children’s Day in the Archdiocese of Bucharest

Patriarch Daniel sent on Monday consistent gifts for 280 children from the Archdiocese of Bucharest. Beneficiaries were the 40 children who receive social support at the eparchy’s “St Sophia” Day Care Center and the children of clerics who serve in rural parishes of the second and third category. “I wish to send a message of gratitude for the gifts and also of appreciation for all who dedicate time or resources to the center’s children, offering them small surprises, guidance and support,” declared Laura Irimia, center coordinator.

The Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen in Jerusalem

The Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen in Jerusalem
The Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen in Jerusalem
The Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen in Jerusalem
The Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen in Jerusalem

On Thursday, 21 May / 3 June 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Holy glorious God-crowned Sovereigns and Equal to the Apostles, Constantine and Helen.

The feast of The Sunday of teh Samaritan Woman

The feast of The Sunday of teh Samaritan Woman
The feast of The Sunday of teh Samaritan Woman
The feast of The Sunday of teh Samaritan Woman
The feast of The Sunday of teh Samaritan Woman

On Sunday, 17/30 May 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman at the shrine of Jacob’s well in Nablus of Samaria.

The feast of The Apperance of the sign of The Cross in the heavens in Jerusalem

The feast of The Apperance of the sign of The Cross in the heavens in Jerusalem
The feast of The Apperance of the sign of The Cross in the heavens in Jerusalem
The feast of The Apperance of the sign of The Cross in the heavens in Jerusalem
The feast of The Apperance of the sign of The Cross in the heavens in Jerusalem

On Thursday 7/20 May 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the appearance of the sign of the Cross in the heavens. On this feast, the Church, and especially the Church of Jerusalem commemorates that on 7 May in the year 351, the sign of the Cross appeared in dazzling light, radiating more than the sun rays, and was visible from the Horrendous Golgotha to the Mount of Olives. All the inhabitants of Jerusalem saw it and came out from their houses.