With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Kiril, on November 24 in the church of St. Clemet of Ohrid the vesper service was served by Bishop Jovan of Glavinica and priest Petar Dimitrov with the concelebration of deacon Miroslav Encev.
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates on November 25 a remembrace of St. Clement of Ohrid. This is one of the disciples of the Saints brothers St. Cyrill and Methodius who created the Slav literacy and who are protectors of Europe. After the death of St. Methodius in 885, St. Clement was expelled with other students from Moravia and came to Bulgaria. Tsar Boris I recieved them and gave them to learn priests in old Bulgarian language. St. Clemet founded the educational school in Ohrid which was considered one of the first Slav university. During seven years 3500 students finished it. Later, Tsar Symeon ordained St. Clemet a bishop.
Today, 25 November 2011, the parish of Saint Great Martyr Mercurie of Titan district of Bucharest celebrated its protector. On the occasion of the celebration of the saint patron of this holy place of worship, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel officiated the Divine Liturgy assisted by a group of priests and deacons, in the presence of hundreds of faithful who had come to worship Saint Martyr Mercurie.
The Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus, met on Thursday morning, on November 24, 2011, to elect a new Metropolitan of Kyrenia. Following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John, the Synod elected Archimandrite Chrysostomos Kykkotis as the new Metropolitan of Kyrenia.
The chirotony of the Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Kyrenia will be on Saturday morning, on December 10, at the Panagia Pallouriotissa Church and the enthronement will be at 4 pm of that day at the Church of St. Barnabas in Kokkinotrimithia.
Following the election , Archimandrite Chrysostomos Kykkotis, in his first news statement, expressed the confidence in the Holy Synod and thanked the people of Kyrenia for the confidence shown to him saying that he would do his best the for Metropolis of Kyrenia.
The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Celebrates Divine Liturgy at St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Paris25. November 2011 - 10:08
On Sunday, November, 20, 2011, the anniversary of the issuance of Holy Patriarch Tikhon’s historic Ukase No. 362 and the birthday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the invitation of His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Koman, Exarch of Russian Orthodox Churches of the Constantinople Patriarchate in Western Europe, at St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Paris, France. His Eminence was joined by Archbishop Gabriel himself, His Grace Bishop Michael of Geneva and Western Europe and a host of clergymen of the Exarchate, the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Church Abroad.