Orthodox Churches

Digitalization of Libraries in Ecumenical Patriarchate Under the Aegis of HTO

Greek HTO and Cosmote company have undertaken the work of digitalization and documentation of Libraries in the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Theological School of Halki.

The chairman and chief executive of HTO, Michalis Tsamaz visited the Ecumenical Patriarch in Constantinople in order to give information about the contribution of HTO to digitalization of libraries in Patriarchate, using modern methods of analysis and access to the digitalized material.

A working team consisting of analysts, consultants, and engineers will be responsible for the creation of an information infrastructure for digitalization and documentation of written cultural documents in Patriarchate and Theological School.

Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova

Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova
Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova
Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova
Patriarch Kirill has visited Moldova

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia paid his primatial visit to Moldova on October 8-10, 2011.

Over 70 lost old icons given to the Church

Over 70 antique icons that had been taken out of the Russia following the revolution and during WWII were handed over today by patron Sergei Shmakov as a gift to the Russian Orthodox Church. This charitable act was part of a project blessed by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. It took the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Avdeev, and the businessman-patron many trips abroad over the course of a year to find these unique examples of Russian iconography.

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny
Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrates Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny

On 2 October 2011, the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, consecrated the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the Ascension Monastery in Bancheny and officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the newly consecrated church.

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome
Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome
Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome
Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome

On September 28, 2011, the commemoration day of the Holy Protomartyr Nicetas, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome. The service was organized with the support of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Archbishop:Turkey destroys religious heritage in occupied Cyprus

Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II has indicted Turkey for the destruction of holy sites in the northern Turkish occupied areas of the island, calling on the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Georgia, Elias, to assist in any way possible and to exert pressure on the matter in the international arena.

The Archbishop, who paid an official visit to the Orthodox Church of Georgia, at the invitation of Patriarch Elias, was speaking at a concelebrating ceremony on Sunday in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi.