Orthodox Churches

556 baptized in Congo in two days

556 baptized in Congo in two days
556 baptized in Congo in two days
556 baptized in Congo in two days
556 baptized in Congo in two days

Another mass Baptism was celebrated recently in the Metropolis of Katanga (Congo), in the city of Kolwezi, uniting 556 people to the Body of Christ in the Holy Orthodox Church, reports Romfea.

Улица на Кипру добила име по руском митрополиту Никодиму (Ротову)

2018 marks 40 years from the repose of the well-known hierarch of the 20th century Metropolitan Nikodim of Leningrad and Novgorod. Representatives of the Russian-language parish of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Limassol, Cyprus addressed the municipal authorities with an initiative to rename in honor of Met. Nikodim the street on which their church is being built, reports the site of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Feast of St. Melani celebrated in Jerusalem

The Feast of St. Melani celebrated in Jerusalem
The Feast of St. Melani celebrated in Jerusalem
The Feast of St. Melani celebrated in Jerusalem
The Feast of St. Melani celebrated in Jerusalem

The commemoration of Saint Melani from Rome was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the underground chapel dedicated to her, in the Nunnery of Megali Panagia adjacent to the south-west side of the  Hagiotaphites’ Central Monastery, on December 31, 2017/ January 13, 2018.

Cyprus state and Church gift land to Georgian Church for massive monastery complex

The government of Cyprus and the Church under the headship of His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos have made the joint and unprecedented decision to gift a large plot of land to the Georgian Orthodox Church for use for a large-scale monastery complex, reports Agenda.ge.

According to the Georgian news site, the 15,000-sq.-yd. complex in Agia Marina in central Cyprus will be the largest monastic complex of the Georgian Church anywhere in Europe.

The feast of St. Stephen the Archdeacon celebrated at the Patriarchate

The feast of St. Stephen the Archdeacon celebrated at the Patriarchate
The feast of St. Stephen the Archdeacon celebrated at the Patriarchate
The feast of St. Stephen the Archdeacon celebrated at the Patriarchate
The feast of St. Stephen the Archdeacon celebrated at the Patriarchate

The commemoration of St. Stephen the Archdeacon and First Martyr was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the place of his stoning in Gethsemane valley, south-west of the Theotokos’ Tomb, on Tuesday December 27, 2017/ January 9, 2018.

Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery

Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery
Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery
Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery
Met. Onuphry of Kiev visits, brings Christmas gifts to sick and orphaned children at monastery

After celebrating the Divine Liturgy yesterday at the Holy Ascension Monastery in Banchensk in southwestern Ukraine, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine visited the children of the monastery’s medical rehabilitation center “Faith, Hope, and Love” and orphanage in the village of Molitsa, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Christmas Feast in Jerusalem

Christmas Feast in Jerusalem
Christmas Feast in Jerusalem
Christmas Feast in Jerusalem
Christmas Feast in Jerusalem

The Feast of Christ’s Nativity was celebrated by the Patriarchate according to the tradition and order at the Basilica of the Nativity and the God-receiving Cave in the town of Bethlehem, on Sunday December 25, 2017/ January 7, 2018.