Orthodox Churches

Fraternal conversation between Patriarch Kirill and the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria

Fraternal conversation between Patriarch Kirill and the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria
Fraternal conversation between Patriarch Kirill and the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria
Fraternal conversation between Patriarch Kirill and the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria
Fraternal conversation between Patriarch Kirill and the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria

On August 28, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria. The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria was accompanied by Bishop Meletios of Naukratis.

Patriarchal Message for the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Day for the Protection of the Natural Environment

August- September 2015
Prot. No. 851

+ BARTHOLOMEW
By God’s Mercy
Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome
and Ecumenical Patriarch

To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy
From the Creator, Sustainer and Governor of All Creation
Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

“All of creation is renewed by the Holy Spirit, returning to its original state.” (Anavathmoi, First Tone)
“Blessed are you, Lord, who alone daily renew the work of your hands.” (Basil the Great)

The Orthodox Church of St. Athanasius destroyed in Albania

On August 26, 2015, before dawn at around 4 o’clock in the morning, in order not to confront the residents of Dhermi in Himara, the Orthodox church of St. Athanasius was secretly and insidiously destroyed by construction inspection forces which were brought from other areas of the country.

It was dejecting and offensive to see the Holy Gospel, the Icons and the sacred objects buried under the rubble. This act reminds us of the desecration at St. Mary’s Church in Permet, where the holy objects were thrown into a garbage truck.

Feast at the chapel of the Annunciation of the Dormition of Theotokos

Feast at the chapel of the Annunciation of the Dormition of Theotokos
Feast at the chapel of the Annunciation of the Dormition of Theotokos
Feast at the chapel of the Annunciation of the Dormition of Theotokos
Feast at the chapel of the Annunciation of the Dormition of Theotokos

On Tuesday, the 12th/25th of August 2015, a Divine Liturgy was held at the Chapel of the Annunciation of the Dormition of Theotokos, within the Galili Viri Monastery, where according to tradition, the Theotokos received the message of her Dormition by the Archangel Gabriel.

The icon of the Theotokos carried to Gethsemane

The icon of the Theotokos carried to Gethsemane
The icon of the Theotokos carried to Gethsemane
The icon of the Theotokos carried to Gethsemane
The icon of the Theotokos carried to Gethsemane

Before dawn on the morning of Tuesday the 12th/25th of August 2015, a procession began of the icon of the Dormition of Theotokos, from the Dependency of Gethsemane opposite the Church of the Resurrection, to the Tomb of the Mother of God in Gethseman.

The procession was preceded by a Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Resurrection and the aforementioned Dependency.

Orthodox monastery in New South Wales celebrates its patronal feast

Orthodox monastery in New South Wales celebrates its patronal feast
Orthodox monastery in New South Wales celebrates its patronal feast
Orthodox monastery in New South Wales celebrates its patronal feast
Orthodox monastery in New South Wales celebrates its patronal feast

On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, the feast of Transfiguration of the Lord, His Grace Bishop George (Schaefer) of Canberra, Vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), headed the celebrations of the patronal feast of the Holy Transfiguration’s Monastery, situated in Bombala in New South Wales (Southeastern Australia), at the foot of the Snowy Mountains, reports the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.