Orthodox Churches

Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city

Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city
Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city
Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city
Moscow to greet relics of St. Nicholas today with ringing of church bells throughout city

A piece of the relics of the great St. Nicholas the Wonderworker are to arrive in Russia today from the St. Nichoals Catholic Cathedral in Bari, Italy, where his relics have been kept since 1087.

The relic will be ceremoniously greeted in Moscow by the ringing of the bells in the city's more than 600 churches, reports RIA-Novosti. This is a unique event, as previously reported, in that for the 930 years that his relics have been kept at the Catholic basilica in Bari, Italy, they have never left the city. Every year, hundreds of Russian pilgrims and Orthodox believers from around the world travel to Bari to venerate the honorable relics of the great bishop and wonderworking saint. Thanks to the upcoming visitation of his relics, even more faithful will have the opportunity to venerate them.

The bells of the National Cathedral have arrived in Romania

The bells of the National Cathedral have arrived this morning in Romania, being brought from the Grassmayr Bell Foundry in Innsbruck, Austria. On every one of the six bells are engraved the coat of arms of the Romanian Patriarchate, the countenance of the Romanian Patriarch, the Patriarchal Cross, and the following inscription: Blessing of Patriarch Daniel of Romania for the National Cathedral – Centenary 1918-2018. The bells will be installed during this year. The first of the six bells of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral was cast on 11 November 2016 and the other five were molded on 21 april 2017. The bells cast in Innsbruck, Austria, have a 15-year warranty and a lifetime of over 400 years.

Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary

 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary
 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary
 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary
 Fundraising Banquet in Support of St. Vladimir's Seminary

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Irinej, on April 30th, 2017, the St. George North Canton community hosted a series of events in support of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, beginning first with an alumni gathering in their Event Center lounge sponsored by St. George Slava kumovi Ken and Jeanine Kozak.

Surrounded by elegant decorations, priests came from parishes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to enjoy fellowship and share stories from their days at seminary.  The lounge opened for a general reception one-hour later with other clergy and laity joining the St. Vladimir’s alums for pre-banquet fellowship and hospitality offered by the parish kumovi.

The pastoral visit of Patriarch of Jerusalem in Jordan

The pastoral visit of Patriarch of Jerusalem in Jordan
The pastoral visit of Patriarch of Jerusalem in Jordan
The pastoral visit of Patriarch of Jerusalem in Jordan
The pastoral visit of Patriarch of Jerusalem in Jordan

On Sunday, 17th/30th April 2017, the Myrrh-bearers Sunday, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Church of the Annunciation in the area of Abdali of Amman in Jordan.

The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin

The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin
The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin
The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin
The Patriarch of Jerusalem places The Foundation Stone of the cultural centre in Dibin

On Sunday afternoon, 17th/30th April 2017, after the festal Liturgy at the Holy Church of the Annunciation in Amman, Jordan, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos visited the Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Spring in Dibin, which is one-hour drive from Amman.  The Spiritual Father of the Monastery is Archimandrite Christophoros and Nun Eirinaia is the Abbess.

Patriarch Ilia II baptizes another 1,173 children

This past Sunday the holy Myrrhbearing Women were celebrated in all Orthodox churches throughout the world, and on the day of these holy women who became the first witnesses and heralds of the Lord’s Resurrection, more than 1,000 Georgian children were united to the risen Lord in the holy Sacrament of Baptism, reports Romfea. The latest in the regular mass Baptisms was celebrated in Tbilisi’s Holy Trinity Cathedral by His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II. 1,173 children were baptized on Sunday, while over 800 were baptized at the previous celebration on the feast of Theophany in January. The patriarch blessed all of his new Godchildren, giving each one a baptismal cross.