Orthodox Churches

New women’s shelter opens in Kurgan Diocese of Russian Church

New women’s shelter opens in Kurgan Diocese of Russian Church
New women’s shelter opens in Kurgan Diocese of Russian Church
New women’s shelter opens in Kurgan Diocese of Russian Church
New women’s shelter opens in Kurgan Diocese of Russian Church

The Russian Orthodox Church opened its 59th women’s crisis center in the city of Kurgan on February 7. The opening ceremony was led by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of Kurgan and Belozerskoe under the banner of the diocesan social project “House of Mercy Center for the Protection of Family, Motherhood, and Childhood,” reports the diocesan website.

Bulgarian Orthodox Church calls for abortion ban, compulsory religion in schools, no sex education

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, has called for a complete rewrite of the government’s National Strategy for the Child 2019-2030, urging a ban on terminations of pregnancy, for religion to be a compulsory subject in schools, no sex education, The Sofia Globe reports.

Patriarch Bartholomew, Greek Prime Minister in joint call for reopening of Halki seminary

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday expressed their shared hope that the Halki Orthodox seminary, which was shut down by Turkish authorities in 1971, will soon reopen.

Tsipras thanked Ecumenical Vartholomeos for the tour of the school (high school and seminary) where he went from the island of Imvros at the age of 15 to train for the priesthood, in.gr reports.

Arch. Hieronymos II of Athens celebrates 11 Years since his election as head of the Greek Orthodox Church

On 7 February 2019, His Beatitude Hieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece celebrates 11 Years since his election as head of the Greek Orthodox Church.

His Beatitude Hieronymos II born Ioannis Liapis in Oinofyta, Boeotia, in 1938, is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy and of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Athens and holds degrees in Archaeology, Byzantine Studies and Theology.

Patriarch of Jerusalem meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury

Patriarch of Jerusalem meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury
Patriarch of Jerusalem meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury
Patriarch of Jerusalem meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury
Patriarch of Jerusalem meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury

On Tuesday afternoon, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos held a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury Most Reverend Justin Welby and his associates, and with the Most Reverend Archbishop and Head of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem Mr. Suheil Dawani, at the seat of the Anglican Church in Amman of Jordan on the occasion of the administrative reforms of the Anglican Church in the Middle East region.

More than 500 Tanzanians receive holy Baptism

More than 500 Tanzanians receive holy Baptism
More than 500 Tanzanians receive holy Baptism
More than 500 Tanzanians receive holy Baptism
More than 500 Tanzanians receive holy Baptism

A great spiritual event occurred in the life of the Orthodox Church in Africa recently, as more than 500 Tanzanians were baptized into Christ.

Appointment of new Director of the Private Patriarchal Office iN Alexandria

On 2 nd February 20919, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated during Orthros and the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas in Alexandria, for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord.

Before the dismissal of the Divine Eucharist, the Alexandrian Primate performed the consecration of the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nikodemus Totkas, a seconded member of the clergy of the Holy Metropolis of Dimitriados and Almyrou, making him Director of the Private Patriarchal Office, awarding him the Patriarchal Certificate of Appointment, welcoming him to the Patriarchal Court and wishing him a good and productive ministry at the See of the Patriarchate.