Orthodox Churches

Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Phanar

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, the Sunday of Orthodoxy and First Sunday of Great Lent, His All-Holiness solemnly concelebrated the Divine Liturgy together with Metropolitans Elder Dimitrios of the Princes’ Islands, Augustinos of Germany, Germanos of Tranoupolis, Sotirios of Toronto, Makarios of Aneon, Eugenios of Rethymno and Avlopotamos, Amphilochios of Ganou and Chora, Damaskinos of Kydonia and Apokoronos, Nathanael of Kos and Nisyros, Constantine of Singapore, and Chrysostomos of Symi. During the Liturgy, the Patriarch ordained Mr. Dimitrios Nikiforos to the Diaconate, giving him the name Aetius.

Metropolitan Porfirije received by Croatian Prime Minister Plenkovic

Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana visited the President of the Government of Republic of Croatia Mr. Andrej Plenkovic at Banski Dvori in Zagreb on 18 March 2019.

Prime Minister Plenkovic and Metropolitan Porfirije expressed a desire to continue dialogue and partnership between representatives of the Government and State institutions with representatives of Churches and religious communities in Croatia.

The working sessions of the Hierarchy Synod have begun

The working sessions of the extraordinary session of the Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece, under the presidency of Archbishop Ieronymos, began today, Tuesday, March 19.

The working sessions commenced after the service of the Divine Liturgy in the Katholikon of Pammegiston Taxiarchon of the Petraki Monastery, led by Metropolitan Ieronymos of Larissa.

Thousands participate in processions throughout Ukraine on Sunday of Orthodoxy

Thousands participate in processions throughout Ukraine on Sunday of Orthodoxy
Thousands participate in processions throughout Ukraine on Sunday of Orthodoxy
Thousands participate in processions throughout Ukraine on Sunday of Orthodoxy
Thousands participate in processions throughout Ukraine on Sunday of Orthodoxy

The hierarchs, clergy, monastics, and faithful of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church were out in force yesterday, sanctifying the streets of their cities and towns with cross processions in honor of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, when the Church commemorates the great triumph over the iconoclasts and proclaims the truth of the one Orthodox Church.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Smyrna

With the participation of a multitude of believers, the Sunday of Orthodoxy was celebrated in Smyrna, in the historic church of Agios Voukolos and Agios Polycarpos, after the authorities’ consent to the request of the Metropolis and the Orthodox Community of Smyrna.

The Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Sunday March 4/17, 2019, the Sunday of Orthodoxy was celebrate by the Patriarchate at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

On this First Sunday of the Holy and Great Lent, the Church celebrates the triumph of the Restoration of the holy Icons by the Emperor Mihail and his mother St. Theodora and by the Patriarch St. Methodios the Confessor, after one a half centuries of persecution and destruction of the icons by the iconoclasts.

Celebration of Sunday of Orthodoxy in South Australia

The Sunday of Orthodoxy was celebrated this year as well at the Greek Orthodox Community and Parish of Prophet Elias, at Norwood, South Australia.

In the morning, the Divine Liturgy and the Matins of Saint Basil the Great, at the Holy Church of Prophet Elias Norwood, was held by father Stavros Psaromatis.