Orthodox Churches

Serbian ambassador visits Department for External Church Relations

On July 13, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Serbian Ambassador to Russia S. Terzic. Present at the meeting was A. Khoshev, DECR secretariat for inter-Orthodox relations.

Fourteenth-century church to be restored in the Crimea

The Minister of Culture of the Crimea Arina Novoselskaya has said she will take the restoration of the fourteenth-century Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in the village of Kudrino of the Crimea’s Bakhchysarai region under her control, reports Interfax-Religion with reference to the press service of the regional Ministry of Culture.

On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow

On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow
On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow
On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow
On commemoration day of Ss Peter and Paul Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Represenation of Serbian Church in Moscow

On 12 July 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church,  the Church of Ss Peter and Paul on Yauza in Moscow.

Thousands of believers join the all-Ukrainian cross procession at Pochaev Lavra

In the morning of July 9 right after a prayer service at the Dormition Cathedral the all-Ukrainian procession of the cross started from the Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra, reports the information and education department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC MP).

First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy

First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy
First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy
First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy
First-ever Philistine cemetery found, offers unique glimpse of Israelites’ biblical enemy

Goliath’s death is described in gruesome detail in the Bible, but how the Philistine champion would have been laid to rest has been a mystery. Scientists now say an extraordinary find may lay that giant enigma, much like the biblical villain, to rest.

Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope

Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope
Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope
Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope
Patriarch of Alexandria with the Hellenes of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope

On the two days of 21st and 22nd May 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, continued his many days of pastoral and missionary journey to provinces of the Throne in South Africa, and arrived in the city of Durban, of the Holy Metropolis of Good Hope, where he was warmly welcomed by the local Metropolitan Sergios and the entire Hellenic Community.