Orthodox Churches

Thousands of Greeks venerate Belt of the Theotokos

Thousands of Greeks venerate Belt of the Theotokos
Thousands of Greeks venerate Belt of the Theotokos
Thousands of Greeks venerate Belt of the Theotokos
Thousands of Greeks venerate Belt of the Theotokos

Thousands of faithful in the city of Patras greeted a relic of the Athonite monastery of Vatopedi, the Belt of the Theotokos, reports Agion Oros.  

Molotov cocktails hurled at church of Moscow patriarchate in Ukraine

Unknown persons have thrown Molotov cocktails at a church of the Moscow patriarchate in Pavlograd, in central Ukraine’s Dnepropetrovsk region, the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church said on Nov. 7.

"The unknown persons set on fire the St. Cyril and Methodius church in Pavlograd of the Dnepropetrovsk eparchy. The attackers hurled three Molotov cocktails at the church premises - two at the church and another one at the altar," the statement said.

Monument to Prince Vladimir opened on Day of People’s Unity in Moscow

Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened a monument to the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, the Baptizer of Russia, on Borovitskaya Square, reports the president’s website.  

Celebration of the Feast of St. John Kochurov at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral

Celebration of the Feast of St. John Kochurov at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral
Celebration of the Feast of St. John Kochurov at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral
Celebration of the Feast of St. John Kochurov at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral
Celebration of the Feast of St. John Kochurov at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Cathedral

 The early years of the 20th century witnessed the rise of a unique Chicago ecclesiastical landmark — Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, designed by noted architect Louis Henry Sullivan. Collaborating with Sullivan in the cathedral’s construction was the parish’s rector, Father John Kochurov, who had been assigned to serve Chicago’s Orthodox Christian community in 1895. Consecrated in 1903, the completed edifice drew much attention at the time, being the first example of Byzantine and Russian architecture and iconography in the US Heartland.

Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church
Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church
Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church
Patriarch Kirill chairs a meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

On October 31, 2016, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church met at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. It was chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Russian Orthodox Bishop Andrey visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

Russian Orthodox Bishop Andrey visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
Russian Orthodox Bishop Andrey visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
Russian Orthodox Bishop Andrey visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
Russian Orthodox Bishop Andrey visited Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade

On Sunday, 30 October 2016, on the feast-day of Holy Prophet Hosea and Saint Andrew of Crete, with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Andrey of Rososhan and Ostrogosh celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the crypt of  Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade, with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Antony of Moravica,  dean of the Representation of the Serbian Patriarchate to Moscow, and His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, Vicar Bishop of  the Serbian Patriarch and the principal of the Saint Sava Cathedral.

Bishop Antony of Moravica, dean of the Representation of the Serbian Patriarchate to the Patriarchate of Moscow, accompanied the high guest from Russia while visiting Serbia. On behalf of the Serbian Patriarch, Bishop Arsenije delivered a welcome address.  The church choir Mokranjac under the guidance of Miss Milica Tisma sang responses.