Orthodox Churches

Russian chapel consecrated at Syrian airbase

The St. George chapel was consecrated with Patriarch Kirill's blessing at the Khmeimim Syrian airbase where Russian air forces are based, the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church reported on Thursday.

Saint George Kolo Slava Celebration

The St. George Kolo, the Circle of Serbian Sisters, works throughout the year to benefit the parish. Every Sunday the Kolo hosts a coffee hour for parishioners and visitors in attendance.

The Kolo prepares meals for the festal programs during the year including St.Sava Day, Vidovdan, Healthcare Day and the Kolo Slava. The Kolo makes rolls throughout the year as a means of fundraising.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Pescara

On 18 September 2016, the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who had arrived in Italy to take part in the 14th session of the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and in compliance with the decision of the Holy Synod, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Pescara. Concelebrating with Metropolitan Hilarion were archpriest Vyacheslav Safonov, rector of the church, and priest Alexy Dikarev, DECR staff member. Among those praying at the service were numerous faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church from Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and other countries, who are living in and near Pescara.

The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest

The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest
The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest
The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest
The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest

The Holy Cross and St Basil the Great Church in Bucharest began the manifestations for its dedication day, on the eve of the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, 13 September 2016.

The Romanian Orthodox Church contributes to the restoration of schools

Considering there are many schools in Romania in urgent need for help in order to be restored and equipped, so as to properly carry out class hours, the Romanian Orthodox Church engages in solving this difficult situation.

Thus, at the proposal of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Standing Church National Council, during its session held Thursday, 15 September 2016, recommended to all dioceses of the Romanian Patriarchate to contribute concretely, through deaneries, parishes and monasteries, and in cooperation with local city halls and school inspectorates, by providing building materials, volunteer work and financial aid in order to renovate and equip the schools that cannot currently function properly.

9 Years since the election of His Beatitude Daniel as Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church

Monday, 12 September 2016, His Beatitude Daniel celebrated nine years since his election as Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church. On 12 September 2007, His Beatitude was elected by the Church Electoral College, as Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, and Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, and enthroned on 30 September 2007.