Orthodox Churches

Finnish Orthodox Church to honor exemplary mothers

Since 1994, the Finnish Orthodox Church under the Ecumenical Patriarchate has celebrated the achievements of the mothers among its flock. Mothers who have served the work of the Church in various ways, by educating, guiding, supporting and participating are annually awarded. All of the recipients are women who have their Orthodox faith at the center of their lives.

More Ukrainian churches robbed in first weeks of 2018 than previous half-year

According to statistics brought forth by the secretary of the Kiev Diocese for the city of Kiev of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Archpriest Viktor Ivaschuk, more churches of the canonical Ukrainian Church have been robbed in the first weeks of 2018 than in the previous half-year.

Children saved from abortion baptized in Vladivostok

The holy Sacrament of Baptism was recently celebrated in Vladivostok for several children whose lives had been saved from abortion, reports the site of the Vladivostok Diocese.

The holy rite was celebrated by Fr. Vadim Rodin in the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, a memorial for departed sailors, for three children who were mercifully saved from the horror of abortion thanks to the efforts of the Cradle Center for the Protection of Motherhood which works with women in crisis pregnancies, as well as the efforts of psychologists working at various women’s clinics.

St John the Baptist Cathedral marks the 70th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York

St John the Baptist Cathedral marks the 70th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York
St John the Baptist Cathedral marks the 70th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York
St John the Baptist Cathedral marks the 70th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York
St John the Baptist Cathedral marks the 70th birthday of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York

On Sunday, January 28, 2018, the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, visited St John the Baptist Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY.

DECR representatives take part in event devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day

DECR representatives take part in event devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day
DECR representatives take part in event devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day
DECR representatives take part in event devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day
DECR representatives take part in event devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day

A commemoration ceremony took place at the Jewish Museum and the Center of Tolerance in Moscow, devoted to the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust and the complete lifting of the siege of Leningrad.

Greek Orthodox Church established in Abu Dhabi

The Saint Elias Greek Orthodox Cathedral was inaugurated in Abu Dhabi on Saturday by the Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, and in the presence of Patriarch John X Yazigi, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, The National reports.

Russian ambassador in Syria visits Russian Orthodox Church representation in Damascus

January 26, 2018, the commemoration day of St. Jacob the Bishop of Nisibis, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Damascus representation. It was presided over by Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East.

Praying together of the parishioners of the church were Russian ambassador in Syria A. Kinschak and staff members of the Russian embassy in the country.