Orthodox Churches

Delegation of pilgrims from North American Archdiocese of Antioch on a visit to St. Petersburg

Delegation of pilgrims from North American Archdiocese of Antioch on a visit to St. Petersburg
Delegation of pilgrims from North American Archdiocese of Antioch on a visit to St. Petersburg
Delegation of pilgrims from North American Archdiocese of Antioch on a visit to St. Petersburg
Delegation of pilgrims from North American Archdiocese of Antioch on a visit to St. Petersburg

On May 19, 2019, the fourth Sunday after Pascha, Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in the St. Alexander Nevsky Laura. Among his concelebrants were the head of the Archdiocese of Antioch in North America, Archbishop Joseph of New York and Metropolitan of All North America, who came to the northern capital city with a group of pilgrims; Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; Bishop Nazary of Kronstadt, rector of the laura, and its brethren; Archpriest Sergiy Kuksevich, secretary of the diocesan administration and other clergy.

Festive vesper of Sts. Constantine and Helen

With great brilliance today, Monday, May 20, the Great Festive Vesper of Saints Constantine and Helen was celebrated at the homonymous church in Kolonos.

Bishop Chrysostomos of Evripos officiated at the vesper, accompanied by the Head of the church, Archimandrite Isidoros Bairaktaris, the other priests of the temple and clergy of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens.

Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev celebrates Liturgy in the Lord’s Tomb

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the primate of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, loved and respected throughout the entire Orthodox Church, had the honor of celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the Tomb of the Lord in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Sunday.

Met. Onuphry is currently on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where he was joyfully greeted by pilgrims:

Enthronement of Bishop Prodromos of Toliara and South Madagascar

With the participation of ecclesiastical communities and the clergy from all over Madagascar, the enthronement of the first Bishop of Toliara and Southern Madagascar, Prodromos, took place in the Holy Temple of the Annunciation of the Virgin at the Missionary Center of Toliara.

The Patriarch of Antioch at the funeral of Maronite Patriarch Sfeir

On Sunday, May 12, the Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir reposed in the Lord, at the age of 98. The funeral and the burial of the late Maronite Patriarch took place on Thursday, May 16, 2019, in the Church of the Maronite Patriarchate of Bkerké in Lebanon.

The Patriarch of Alexandria in Central Tanzania

The Patriarch of Alexandria in Central Tanzania
The Patriarch of Alexandria in Central Tanzania
The Patriarch of Alexandria in Central Tanzania
The Patriarch of Alexandria in Central Tanzania

Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa arrived at Dar es Salaam, accompanied by Archim. Nicodemus Totkas, Chief Secretary of the Patriarchate, where Metropolitan Dimitrios of Irinoupolis, the Egyptian Ambassador to Tanzania, the President and members of the Greek Community of Tanzania welcomed them.

Ukrainian schismatic activists seize canonical priest’s house in Volyn (+ VIDEO)

The violent and belligerent behavior of Ukrainian schismatic-nationalists with new reports of forceful church seizures and attacks on the clergy and faithful of the canonical Ukrainian Church coming out nearly every day.

In one of the latest such attacks, the supporters of the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” seized the home of Fr. Nazary Filipovich, the rector of St. Nicholas Church in the village of Skobelka in the Volyn Province, and dismantled the room where his faithful parishioners gathered to pray and receive the Sacraments.