Orthodox Churches

City of Alexander the Great celebrated Epiphany

City of Alexander the Great celebrated Epiphany
City of Alexander the Great celebrated Epiphany
City of Alexander the Great celebrated Epiphany
City of Alexander the Great celebrated Epiphany

On 6th January 2018, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, together with His Eminence Narcissus, Metropolitan of Accra and Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria, officiated during Orthros, conducted the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy and the Service of the Greater Sanctification at the Community Parish of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Alexandria, in the presence of His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Mr. Terence Quick, the Honorable Consul General of Greece in Alexandria Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis, representatives of the Greek Community, the Cypriot Brotherhood, Greek Associations and agents of the Great City as well as crowds of Christians.

Patriarchal Library of Alexandria welcomes the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Patriarchal Library of Alexandria welcomes the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Patriarchal Library of Alexandria welcomes the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Patriarchal Library of Alexandria welcomes the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Patriarchal Library of Alexandria welcomes the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

On 3rd January 2018, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Patriarchal Mansion the Director of the Βibliotheca Alexandrina, the new Library of Alexandria, Dr. Mostafa El Feki, accompanied by the Deputy Chairlady of the Institute and a seventeen person group of Department Heads of all the Departments of the famous Library.

Orthodox Christians in Seychelles celebrate Christmas

While the rest of the country is recovering from the seasonal festivities, the Orthodox Christians in Seychelles celebrated their Christmas with a Holy Liturgy held at the Berjaya Bay Resort yesterday.

The delay in celebrations is caused by the fact that the Orthodox Church follows the Julian calendar, instead of the widely used Gregory calendar which other Christian churches have adopted.

Nativity Message of The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill

NATIVITY MESSAGE of
The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns, and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

Beloved in the Lord archpastors, all-honourable presbyters and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters!

Orthodox volunteers send 28 tons of aid to Svyatogorsk Lavra in time to help Donetsk refugees for Nativity

Orthodox volunteers send 28 tons of aid to Svyatogorsk Lavra in time to help Donetsk refugees for Nativity
Orthodox volunteers send 28 tons of aid to Svyatogorsk Lavra in time to help Donetsk refugees for Nativity
Orthodox volunteers send 28 tons of aid to Svyatogorsk Lavra in time to help Donetsk refugees for Nativity
Orthodox volunteers send 28 tons of aid to Svyatogorsk Lavra in time to help Donetsk refugees for Nativity

More than 28 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered from the Chernivtsi Diocese in Western Ukraine to the Holy Dormition Svytagorsk Lavra in Donetsk on December 29, just in time for New Year’s and Nativity celebrations, reports the Lavra’s website.

Hundreds of Ukrainian faithful greet New Year before relics of St. Amphilochius of Pochaev

Hundreds of Ukrainian faithful greet New Year before relics of St. Amphilochius of Pochaev
Hundreds of Ukrainian faithful greet New Year before relics of St. Amphilochius of Pochaev
Hundreds of Ukrainian faithful greet New Year before relics of St. Amphilochius of Pochaev
Hundreds of Ukrainian faithful greet New Year before relics of St. Amphilochius of Pochaev

On January 1, the day of commemoration of the venerable Amphilochius of Pochaev (1894-1971), a festive Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Holy Dormition-Pochaev Lavra, reports site of the monastery. Thus, hundreds of the faithful had the opportunity to greet the new year before the incorrupt relics of the great saint.

Bright and Cheerful Celebration of Christmas in Tirana

Bright and Cheerful Celebration of Christmas in Tirana
Bright and Cheerful Celebration of Christmas in Tirana
Bright and Cheerful Celebration of Christmas in Tirana
Bright and Cheerful Celebration of Christmas in Tirana

The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ as an innocent child is the greatest witness of God's love for us. Therefore, this festive day filled with joy and light makes up one of the most beautiful celebrations of our Church, on which plenty of Orthodox faithful but also other religious believers gather together to celebrate. The Divine Liturgy, in Tirana, was celebrated at the "Resurrection of Christ" Cathedral and presided over by Archbishop Anastasios, who was assisted by His Grace Nathanail, Metropolitan of Amantia, Bishop Asti of Bylis and the clergy of the city.