Orthodox Churches

Celebrations marking commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh begin in the Holy Trinity and St Sergius Laura

Celebrations marking commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh begin in the Holy Trinity and St Sergius Laura
Celebrations marking commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh begin in the Holy Trinity and St Sergius Laura
Celebrations marking commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh begin in the Holy Trinity and St Sergius Laura
Celebrations marking commemoration day of St Sergius of Radonezh begin in the Holy Trinity and St Sergius Laura

On 7 October 2015, the celebrations marking the blessed demise of St Sergius, Hegumen of Radonezh and Wonderworker of All Russia, began in the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Small Vespers and read the Akathist to St Sergius in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Among those who were concelebrating with the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church were Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, head of the Central Asia metropolitan area; Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate; Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch for all Belarus; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate; Archbishop Yevgeny of Vereya, chairman of the Education Committee, rector of the Moscow theological schools; Archbishop Feognost of Sergiyev Posad, abbot of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius Laura, chairman of the Synodal Department for Monasteries and Monasticism; Bishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Administrative Secretariat; Bishop Savva of Voskresensk, abbot of the Novospassky Stavropegic Monastery; Archimandrite Alexy (Polikarpov), abbot of St Daniel’s Stavropegic Monastery; Archimandrite Porfiry (Shutov), abbot of the Holy Transfiguration Stavropegic Monastery in Solovki; and other clergymen.

Archaeologist Discovers Early Byzantine Basilica In "Frankish Quarter" of Medieval Bulgarian Capital Tarnovgrad

An Early Byzantine Christian basilica has been discovered during archaeological excavations the city of Veliko Tarnovo in Northern Bulgaria, southeast of the fortress wall of the Tsarevets Hill Fortress, in the so called Frenkhisar, or the “Frankish Quarter”, of Tarnovgrad, the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396 AD).

The ruins of the previously unknown Christian temple from the early period of the Byzantine Empirehave been found by the team of Prof. Hitko Vachev from the Veliko Tarnovo Regional Museum of History.

Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa

Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa
Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa
Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa
Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Germiston, South Africa

On Saturday 3rd October 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the start of the new Parliamentary Period of the plenary session of the Pan-African Parliament.

Church opens new center for work with deaf and hearing-impaired people in Moscow

On October 4, 2015, a new social and missionary center for work with deaf and hearing-impaired people was opened at the Church of All Saints of Russia in the Novokosino district of eastern Moscow, reports Patriarchia.ru. A Divine Liturgy with sign language interpretation was celebrated at the church in Novokosino on that day. The service was headed by Bishop Panteleimon (Shatov) of Orekhovo-Zuyevo, chairman of the Synodal Department for the Church Charity and Social Ministry. From that day on every Saturday Divine Liturgies at this church will be accompanied with sign language interpretation.

The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history

The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history
The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history
The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history
The first Cross procession in Dagestan in modern history

Kizlyar, Dagestan (or Daghestan: an autonomous republic in SW Russia, on western shore of the Caspian Sea), October 3, 2015

On October 2, 2015, in the town of Kizlyar of the Dagestan Republic, Bishop Varlaam of Makhachkala and Grozny headed the procession of the Cross from the St. Nicholas Church to the St. George’s Cathedral; it was timed to coincide with the 1000th anniversary of repose of Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, and the 280th anniversary of the city’s foundation, reports the Makhachkala Diocese’s official website.

A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage

A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage
A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage
A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage
A Monument to the Reestablishment of Unity Within the Local Russian Orthodox Church is Unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage

A monument titled “Reunification,” dedicated to the reestablishment of unity within the Local Russian Orthodox Church was unveiled on September 30, 2015, at Kursk-Root Hermitage in Russia.