Orthodox Churches

Dedication feast of St. Nicholas church in Zemun

On the feast of the Translation of the Relics of Saint Nicholas of Myra, on May 22, 2020, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presided over the Holy Archhierarchal Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church (18th C.) in Zemun, Belgrade.

The Serbian Patriarch was concelebrated by abbot of the Tuman monastery, Archimandrite Dimitrije; archpriest staurophor Djordje Knezevic, hieromonk Petar of Tuman, priests Vukasin Teofilovic, Andjelko Doder and Ivan Faranov, as well as  archdeacon Stevan Rapajic and deacon Hadzi Dragan S. Tanasijevic.

Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen at Halki seminary

The feast of Saints Constantine and Helen is of special importance for the Halki seminary. On this day, Metropolitan Konstantinos of Stavroupolis celebrated his name day, who was the first Dean and Professor of Philosophy at the seminary.

Divine Liturgy for Saints Constantine and Helen at Ecumenical Patriarchate

Divine Liturgy for Saints Constantine and Helen at Ecumenical Patriarchate
Divine Liturgy for Saints Constantine and Helen at Ecumenical Patriarchate
Divine Liturgy for Saints Constantine and Helen at Ecumenical Patriarchate
Divine Liturgy for Saints Constantine and Helen at Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the Divine Liturgy this morning at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Saint Georgios on the Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen.

The Divine Liturgy took place behind closed doors without the participation of faithful due to the COVID-19 restrictive measures.

The Feast of the Samaritan Woman at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Sunday of the Samaritan Woman according to the Book of Pentecostarion, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the event when the Samaritan Woman met the Lord by Jacob’s well in Nablus of Samaria. There, on the pretext of drinking water, the Lord revealed to her that He is the Living Water which brings eternal life, and that He is Christ the Messiah (John ch.4).

Corriere della sera: The accusations of Turkish magazine against the Ecumenical Patriarch are idiocy and insanity

“The accusations of a Turkish pamphlet against Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Rabbi of Constantinople and Armenian high priests of supporting the former imam Fethullah Gülen” are described as “a result of idiocy and insanity” by Corriere della Sera analyst Antonio Ferrari, as the online edition of the Italian newspaper highlights.