Orthodox Churches

HB Anastasios about The Church of Albania: The terrible trials made it look like desolate land

Difficulties of Confessing the Orthodox Faith during Communism in Albania and the importance of religious freedom today

“For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake” (Phil. 1:29).

Survey shows 64% of Russians trust Orthodox Church

More than half of Russians trust in the Russian Orthodox Church, according to data from a recent survey from the Public Opinion Foundation, reports RIA-Novosti.

According to the survey, 64% of respondents consider themselves Orthodox, 8% Muslim, and 22% consider themselves unbelievers. Overall, 64% trust the Russian Orthodox Church, while 19% expressed their distrust. 51% expressed trust for Patriarch Kirill, and 21% distrust. In addition, 69% of respondents said their attitude towards the Russian Church has not changed in recent years, while 12% said their attitude has either improved or worsened.

A Green Attica for a Sustainable Environment

Preserving the Planet and Protecting Its People

June 5-8, 2018
The Saronic Islands, Attica, Greece

This international ecological symposium organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Regional Prefecture of Attiki will convene theologians and scientists, political and business leaders, as well as activists and journalists from all over the world. Participants will explore the pressing environmental problems of the region and its islands, examining the connections between ecology and economy, particularly in the context of pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

His Beatitude Chrysostomos II celebrates his name day

On 13 November 2017 His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus, celebrates his name day.

He was born in Tala village, Paphos. At the age of 10 he lost his father and two years later, after finishing his elementary education, he joined the monastery of Ayios Neophytos in Paphos. He also attended Paphos Gymnasium, graduating in 1963. On 3 November, of the same year, he was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Trimithounda, Georgios.

Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community

Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community
Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community
Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community
Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity hosted the Annual Prayer Service for the United Nations Community presided by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and sponsored together by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches.

Their Eminences Archbishop Demetrios and His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian of the Armenian Church of America, chairmen of the respective Conferences addressed the prayerful assemblage. His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America represented the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Sts. Innocent of Moscow and Nicholas of Japan conference held in Russian embassy in Japan

Sts. Innocent of Moscow and Nicholas of Japan conference held in Russian embassy in Japan
Sts. Innocent of Moscow and Nicholas of Japan conference held in Russian embassy in Japan
Sts. Innocent of Moscow and Nicholas of Japan conference held in Russian embassy in Japan
Sts. Innocent of Moscow and Nicholas of Japan conference held in Russian embassy in Japan

A conference was held yesterday in the Russian embassy in Japan dedicated to the great Russian missionary saints Innocent of Moscow and Nicholas of Japan. The international academic conference “Sts. Nicholas of Japan and Innocent of Moscow: The Culture of the Peoples of Russia, Japan, and America” is dedicated to the 220th anniversary of the birth of St. Innocent the metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna, and apostle to Siberia and America, the spiritual mentor of the Equal-to-the-Apostles Nicholas of Japan.