Orthodox Churches

Christmas celebration in Santiago de Chile

Christmas celebration in Santiago de Chile
Christmas celebration in Santiago de Chile
Christmas celebration in Santiago de Chile
Christmas celebration in Santiago de Chile

The seventh time since the foundation of the parish of Saint Nicholas of Zhicha in Santiago de Chile the Nativity of Christ was solemnly celebrated. The  solemnity took place in the church of the Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God under the auspices of the Patriarchate of Antioch, where otherwise this international Orthodox community celebrates all the services and performs other parish activities.

Toliara bishop ordained

Toliara bishop ordained
Toliara bishop ordained
Toliara bishop ordained
Toliara bishop ordained

Bishop Prodromos of Toliara and South Madagascar was ordained to the episcopate Sunday in a service presided over by Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and All Africa and attended by the Greek deputy foreign minister responsible for religious affairs, Markos Bolaris.

Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country

Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country
Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country
Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country
Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country

Thousands of faithful throughout the country celebrated Theophany in their local churches and by singing the hymn "When you, O Lord, were baptized in Jordan..." headed towards the rivers where the cross would be thrown. The very low temperatures did not prevent many young people from diving into the icy waters to capture the cross and receive its blessing.

Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church

Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church
Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church
Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church
Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church

Његова His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen in Vozdovac on 13 January 2019. 

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

On January 10, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land made with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Patriarchate of Jerusalem to meet with His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine.

A Unique Christmas in New York City

A Unique Christmas in New York City
A Unique Christmas in New York City
A Unique Christmas in New York City
A Unique Christmas in New York City

On Monday the 7th of January 2019, the Great Feast of the Nativity according to the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, festal services were held in New York City’s Russian Orthodox Synodal Cathedral of the Sign.

Since the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral burned down in 2016, New York City’s Serbian Orthodox community prayerfully celebrated Christ’s Nativity for a third time in the Russian Cathedral of the Sign. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) celebrated Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral. Concelebrating with the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad were Their Graces, Bishop Irinej of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, ROCOR Eastern American Diocesan vicar.

Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

The Orthodox Christian denomination in Seychelles celebrated Christmas Day yesterday with a mass at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay hotel.

Many Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day on or around January 7 annually to remember the birth of Jesus Christ as per the Julian calendar which pre-dates the Georgian calendar.