Orthodox Churches

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Orthodox Church emphatically declares that it does not promote, protect or sanction participation in such reprehensible acts of hatred, racism, and discrimination, and proclaims that such beliefs and behaviors have no place in any community based in respect for the law and faith in a loving God.

Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos

Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos
Metropolitan Sergy of Barnaul and Altai leads celebrations on patronal feast of Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos

On 7-12 August 2017, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church made a pilgrimage to Mount Athos with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Relics of Queen Ketevan will be in Georgia for six months

The relics of Georgia’s saint, Queen Ketevan, will be in Georgia for a half-year according to an agreement reached after long negotiations between representatives from Georgia and India. Georgia is hosting exhibitions and international conferences dedicated to the holy martyr Queen Ketevan, reports Georgia Online.

The Ministry of Culture and Preservation of Monuments and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, with the participation of the Georgian Patriarchate, will be providing transportation for the holy martyr’s relics to various regions of Georgia, and organizing exhibitions and international conferences.

The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg

The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg
The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg
The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg
The “Savior” Cross procession held in St. Petersburg

On August 13, 2017, the eve of the feast of the Procession of the Honorable and Live-Giving Cross of the Lord, the “Savior” Cross procession took place, reports Religare.ru with information from Patriarchia.ru.

New administrator of Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy arrives at his workplace

August 11, 2017 – the newly appointed administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy, Bishop Matfey of Bogorodsk, arrived in Rome.

At the airport, His Grace was met by the head of the Moscow Patriarchate office for institutions abroad and former administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Italy Bishop Atoniy of Zvenigorod, and the ecclesiarch of the patriarchal church of the Holy Martyr Catherine in Rome, Hieromonk Ambrose.

Work being finished on Athonite church dedicated to St. Paisios

Work is nearing completion on the first church to be dedicated to St. Paisios the Hagiorite on Mt. Athos, reports Russian Athos.The church is being built in the kellia of the Resurrection of Christ in Kapsala on Mt. Athos, which was created at the blessing of St. Paisios himself.

Work on the church began in June 2016, soon after the canonization of St. Paisios. The walls and dome have been erected, and the interior work is under way. It is expected to be completed in just a few months. The monastic brotherhood hopes to have the new church consecrated some time between autumn of this year and June of 2018.