Orthodox Churches

Communiqué from Ecumenical Patriarchate

According to its established schedule, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, under the chairmanship of His All-Holiness, will be comprised of the following venerable hierarchs for the six-month period of 01.03.2017 – 31.08.2017:

The feast of The Boiled Wheat Miracle in Jerusalem

The feast of The Boiled Wheat Miracle in Jerusalem
The feast of The Boiled Wheat Miracle in Jerusalem
The feast of The Boiled Wheat Miracle in Jerusalem
The feast of The Boiled Wheat Miracle in Jerusalem

On Saturday of the first week of Great Lent, the memory of the miracle of the boiled wheat by St. Theodore Tyron the Great Martyr was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the Holy Monastery dedicated to him, which is on the west side of the Patriarchate towards the New Gate, inside the Wall of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles

Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles
Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles
Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles
Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Los Angeles

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity (Psalm 133: 1).

The Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs on the west coast, His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco and the West, Orthodox Chruch in American (OCA); His Grace Bishop Maxim, Bishop of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America; and His Grace Bishop Apostolos, Bishop of Medeia, Auxiliary Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, together with clergy and the faithful from all jurisdictions, celebrated the Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vesper Service on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the Holy Virgin Mary OCA Cathedral in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia

Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia
Sunday of Orthodoxy in Philadelphia

Orthodoxy Clergy Brotherhood of Greater Philadelphia Celebrates Sunday of Orthodoxy

On Sunday March 5th, 2017, the Orthodox clergy and faithful of greater Philadelphia gathered in Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Wilmington DE., to celebrate Vespers in commemoration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Our honored guest was His Grace, Rt. Rev. Bishop Thomas of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic. In his homily, His Grace emphasized that each of us is a living icon, and the importance of frequent and fervent partaking of the Holy Eucharist for us to become ever more godly living icons.

Last cleric of Beijing Mission reposes in the Lord

The last clergyman of the Orthodox mission in Beijing, Protodeacon Evangel Lu, passed away on March 5 in Shanghai following a long illness, reports Fr. Dionysius Pozdnyaev, a Russian priest serving at the Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Tung Chung, Hong Kong.

Patriarch John X of Antioch undergoes eye surgery

According to a statement on the Antiochian Patriarchate’s Facebook page, dated March 2, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch recently underwent surgery on his left eye, completing earlier treatment. In October 2015, His Beatitude fell while entering the Holy Monastery of the Panagia of Evros in Marki, Alexadroupoli, breaking his glasses and injuring his eye. At that time he underwent surgery at the University Hospital of Alexandroupoli.