Orthodox Churches

Volunteers to restore 30 churches in Pskov with presidential grant

Thirty churches in the Pskov Province will soon be renovated as part of the Russian Church’s volunteer project “Our Ancient Churches.” The necessary equipment will be purchased with funds from a presidential grant, said Alexander Shepelev, a representative of the Andrei Bogolyubsky Foundation, at a press conference last week, reports Pskov Newsfeed.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Mr. Franklin Graham, President of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Mr. Franklin Graham, President of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Mr. Franklin Graham, President of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Mr. Franklin Graham, President of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Mr. Franklin Graham, President of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

On 3 March 2019, at the residence of the Church of ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, who had arrived in Moscow on a visit.

Ukrainian hierarch calls prodigal defector bishop to return to Father’s house in the Church

His Eminence Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol has written a heartfelt letter to the former Metropolitan of Vinnitsa Simeon Shostatsky, who departed from the Church of Christ when he attended the scandalous “unification council” on December 15 and joined the schismatic body created there. Invoking the Gospel parable of the prodigal son, Met. Luke calls upon the former hierarch to come to himself and return to his father’s house.

Tallest memorial cross in Russia, 160 ft. high, consecrated in Krasnoyarsk

Tallest memorial cross in Russia, 160 ft. high, consecrated in Krasnoyarsk
Tallest memorial cross in Russia, 160 ft. high, consecrated in Krasnoyarsk
Tallest memorial cross in Russia, 160 ft. high, consecrated in Krasnoyarsk
Tallest memorial cross in Russia, 160 ft. high, consecrated in Krasnoyarsk

His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon of Krasnoyarsk and Achinsk celebrated the rite of consecration of the tallest memorial cross in Russia on Drokino Mountain at the border of Krasnoyarsk with the Emelianovsky Region today, reports the press service of the Krasnoyarsk Diocese.

Bishop Agathangelos of Fanari: Saint Cecilia is the bridge between the Orthodox and Catholic Church

Members of the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece and the Family Support Center of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens (KESO) held a three-day visit to Rome and the Vatican on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

The delegation was led by Bishop Agathangelos of Fanari, who is also the Director of the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece, and KESO Chief Executive Officer Mary Pini.

Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria at Kananga of Congo

Yesterday, February 22, the Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa visited Kananga of Congo. The Patriarch arrived at the city accompanied by the Holy Archbishops Nikolaos of Amathundos, Meletius of Katanga, Nikiforos of Kinshasa, and Theodosius of Kananga.

He attended the doxology at Saint Andreas Cathedral, while Metropolitan Nikiforos of Kinshasa addressed the Patriarch, by recalling the beginning of the mission, citing all the missionaries who set out the foundations of the Orthodox Church at Kananga and all over Kasai.

Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte’s 6th enthronement anniversary

Sunday, February 24, His Beatitude Patriarch Neophyte celebrates his 6th enthronement anniversary as Primate of Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

Patriarch Neophyte (Bulgarian: Патриарх Неофит, secular name Simeon Nikolov Dimitrov; born 15 October 1945, Sofia) is the current head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church from 24 February 2013. Prior to his election, he was the Metropolitan of Ruse.