3rd July Orthodox Church community in Sydney, which split from the Patriarchate of Constantinople Australian Archdiocese, and which for years was under the jurisdiction of the schismatic so called "Old Calendarists" church of true Orthodox Christians," has decided to return to the bosom of the Mother-Church. For that 78.5% parishioners voted , reported web portal Amen.
On the celebration regarding 40 years since the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Maksim of Bulgaria, the Serbian Orthodox Church was represented by His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan.
The All Orthodox Bishopric conference for the British Isles was founded on June 21, 2010 on the founding assembly in London and it consisted of all canonical diocesan bishops of the Orthodox Churches under which jurisdiction are Great Britain and Ireland. Sinde then, this conference meets two times a year, and within the same there are three chambers: theologic, shepard and educational in which questions of life and the mission of the Orthodox Church on the British Isles is are discussed.
This year's "Pavlia" has finished with a vesper service at the altar of St. Paul the Apostle in Veria. On the eve of the Day of Sts. Peter and Paul the Apostles, in the church with their names in Veria, the Vesper service was served by Metropolitan George of Accra, the representative of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.
Orthodox Christians will continue to call things moral and immoral, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, said at the Russian-Italian conference entitled "Economy Needs Ethical Regulators" held in Moscow.
"Everything that concerns people, everything that affects their life and daily bread, the wellbeing of their families, and the future of their society, is naturally an area of concern for believers, the Church," he said.
The priest said he and "the entire Christian tradition" disagree with the people who say that "it is not the responsibility of the Church and believers to speak about economics and that economics is an area restricted to economists and those who take an active part in economic processes on the level of the elite."
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill urged European religious leaders to make collective efforts to pursue the revival of Christianity within the continent.
"The Russian Orthodox Church proposes that European Christian communities unite to become partners of the states and European civil community in pursuing the revival of tangible connection between the human rights concept and the pan-European spiritual heritage," the Patriarch said at the Moscow meeting of the European Council of Religious Leaders.
According to him, only economic and political ties in Europe cannot be "a sustainable basis for the well-being of European community" and existing social values of human rights and rule of law and democracy may remain just "the forms which are unlikely to benefit in the conditions of moral relativism and sometimes may even cause harm."