Orthodox Churches

Relics of St. Filofteia of Argeş, “protectress of Romania,” Taken in Procession for First Time in 73 Years

Carrying on a centuries-old Orthodox tradition of religious processions in times of suffering and need, the relics of St. Filofteia of Argeş, known as the “Protectress of Romania,” were carried in procession throughout Argeş County on Wednesday, April 22, with prayers to end the coronavirus pandemic.

Greek Alternate Foreign Minister message on 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Today, Friday, alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis stressed the need to keep the memory of the past alive, in a message to mark the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

“Today, we honour the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a human and historical tragedy that we must never forget,” Varvitsiotis posted on his Twitter account.

Patriarch of Alexandria: In the name of true God, Christians and Muslims, united like brothers, take courage

Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa conveyed his warmest wishes to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the occasion of the start of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims.

“I would like to send my heartfelt wishes from the patriarchal holy monastery of St. George to all our brothers and sisters, to all who live in the blessed country of Egypt, as the holy period of Ramadan begins at dawn,” the Primate of Alexandria said and wished them “to have the blessing of the mercifull and great God. May they have God’s blessing in their daily prayers and in the exaltation of their hearts to the true God.”

Unknown when the temples will reopen for the faithful in Greece

It is still unknown when the temples will be opened for the faithful, according to Education Minister Niki Kerameus.

Speaking on ANT1 TV about the return of pupils to schools and the continuation of the school year, the minister was asked if there is a provision for churches.

Consecration ceremony of St. Catherine’s Chapel by Patriarch of Alexandria

Consecration ceremony of St. Catherine’s Chapel by Patriarch of Alexandria
Consecration ceremony of St. Catherine’s Chapel by Patriarch of Alexandria
Consecration ceremony of St. Catherine’s Chapel by Patriarch of Alexandria
Consecration ceremony of St. Catherine’s Chapel by Patriarch of Alexandria

Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa unveiled the bust of Abbot Agathangelos at the Holy Monastery of St. George in Old Cairo, marking the 50th anniversary of his death.