On 6th November 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, who was in Kampala, the capital of Uganda and See of the Holy Metropolis of Kampala and All Uganda, made pastoral visits to the Missionary Centres and Parishes of the city and the surrounding districts.
On 8th November 2015, the last day of the Patriarchal Pastoral visit to the Holy Metropolis of Kampala and All Uganda, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, inaugurated the Holy Church of St Sophia in Kampala, and then conducted the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, together with His Eminence Jonas of Kampala, Narkissos of Nubia and His Grace Innocent of Burundi and Rwanda.
Thousands of faithful gathered on Thursday evening, 05 November 2015, at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest, together with His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, to pray for peace and unity, and to intercede for those who have passed away to the Lord and for the healing of those in hospitals, after the tragic accident which took place last week in Bucharest.
On 9 November 2015, the Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, arrived in Russia on an official visit at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. It is the first visit of His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II to the Russian Orthodox Church since his election to the Patriarchal Throne in March 2014.
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem participates in the Executive Committee of the Middle East Council Of Churches, In Cairo10. November 2015 - 14:46
Between Tuesday the 21st of October/3rd of November and 22nd of October/4th of November 2015, the Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) convened in Cairo.
The Cuban Revolution overthrew the Batista regime on January 1st 1959. During Fidel Castro’s 49 year reign as Cuban Prime Minister and then President, there had not been any new churches in Cuba.
“A Beacon in Havana” is a short documentary that examines how the Saint Nicholas of Myra Greek Orthodox Church in Havana, Cuba came to be. The documentary looks into the role of the Church in Cuban society and Greek Orthodoxy in Cuba today.
St. Nicholas was actually built in 1950 as the St. Helen and Constantine Church. However, it never functioned as a church until 54 years later. In January 2004 the Church was renamed as the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and became the first functioning Greek Orthodox Church in Cuba.