Orthodox Churches

Presidium of the Russian Orthodox Church Inter-Council Presence holds its session

On 29 January 2015, a plenary session of the Inter-Council Presence opened in the Hall of Church Councils at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

The session began with the prayer said by archpriest Vladimir Divakov, the Patriarch’s secretary.

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church addressed the members of the Inter-Council Presence, calling them to active discussion. He underscored the important role played by this advisory body in assisting the church governance and said:

Metropolitan Hilarion blesses construction site of future students’ compound of Moscow Conservatoire

Metropolitan Hilarion blesses construction site of future students’ compound of Moscow Conservatoire
Metropolitan Hilarion blesses construction site of future students’ compound of Moscow Conservatoire
Metropolitan Hilarion blesses construction site of future students’ compound of Moscow Conservatoire
Metropolitan Hilarion blesses construction site of future students’ compound of Moscow Conservatoire

On January 27, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion, in his capacity of member of the Board of Patrons of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire, blessed the construction site of the MSC modern campus. The ceremony of the laying of a symbolic capsule with a message to the posterity took place in anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the renowned school.

The Feast of the Holy Monastery of Hozeva

The Feast of the Holy Monastery of Hozeva
The Feast of the Holy Monastery of Hozeva
The Feast of the Holy Monastery of Hozeva
The Feast of the Holy Monastery of Hozeva

On Wednesday, the 8th/21st of January 2015, two days after the Epiphany, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Monastery of Hozeva to commemorate its proprietors, Sts John and George the Hozevites.

His Beatitude Archbishop of Cyprus visits the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

His Beatitude Archbishop of Cyprus visits the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
His Beatitude Archbishop of Cyprus visits the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
His Beatitude Archbishop of Cyprus visits the Patriarchate of Jerusalem
His Beatitude Archbishop of Cyprus visits the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On the afternoon of Monday the 13th/26th of January 2015, His Beatitude Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Cyprus, while in Tel Aviv for affairs pertaining to the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus, extended His visit so as to venerate at the Church of the Resurrection.

In Georgia miracles are occurring from The Myrrh-streaming Icon Of St. Gabriel (Urgebadze)

In Georgia many believers are rejoicing at the miracles occurring from the myrrh-streaming icon of Blessed Gabriel, “the Fool-for-Christ”, that belongs to a family in Tbilisi. Numerous people have been healed from this icon, as relates the “Postscript” program on the Rustavi 2 TV channel.

The icon of St. Gabriel First began streaming myrrh seven months ago. It was shown to Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II who confirmed this.

Over the last two months, twelve more icons and photographs of elder Gabriel began shedding myrrh in the family which possesses this relic.

Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

The 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings under the theme ‘Prince Vladimir. Rus’s Civilizational Choice’ were opened in a solemn ceremony at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The ceremony and the plenary session were led by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.