Orthodox Churches

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Slovenia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Damjan Bergant, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 16 September 2020.

Patriarch Irinej talked with President Vucic

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met with President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, on September 14, 2020.

In an open conversation President Vucic informed the Patriarch about the negotiations on Kosovo and Metochia that had been held in Washington and Brussels at the beginning of the month, as well as about the talks with some world statesmen. They also considered the position of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metochia, in Montenegro, Croatia, Republic of Srpska, but also in other areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Special attention was paid to the announcement of a number of ambitious projects for the sake of the future of Serbia.

Consecration of Church of St. Cosmas and St. Damian in Ipswich

Consecration of Church of St. Cosmas and St. Damian in Ipswich
Consecration of Church of St. Cosmas and St. Damian in Ipswich
Consecration of Church of St. Cosmas and St. Damian in Ipswich
Consecration of Church of St. Cosmas and St. Damian in Ipswich

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira presided over Matins, the Service of the Consecration of a Church and the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Cosmas and St. Damian in Ipswich.

The new Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem visits the Patriarchate

On Thursday, August 21/September 3, 2020, the New Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem, Vlioras visited the Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on the occasion of the undertaking of his new duties. Vlioras was accompanied by the Vice Consul Christina Zacharioudaki.  On this visit Vlioras informed Patriarch Theophilos on his intention to continue the established cooperation of the Greek Consulate of Jerusalem with the Patriarchate and asked His blessing and guidance for the accomplishment of this aim.

Archbishop Elpidophoros: We are building Saint Nicholas for those who perished on 9/11

Archbishop Elpidophoros: We are building Saint Nicholas for those who perished on 9/11Today marks 19 years since the terrorist attacks on the “Twin Towers” in New York.

On Liberty Street, opposite the south tower of the World Trade Center, was the Greek Orthodox Shrine of Saint Nicholas. It was the only religious site destroyed by the 9/11 attacks.