Orthodox Churches

Relics of St. Herodion of Iloezersk believed to have been found near Vologda

It is believed that the relics of St. Herodion (Irodion) of Iloezersk have been discovered in the Vologda region, near the village of Popovo, during excavations at the Church of Nativity of the Theotokos, reports Tsargrad. Archaeological work was conducted for more than a month at the request of the Cherepovets and BIlozersk Diocese. According to the local newspaper “Belozerye,” excavations were conducted at the place indicated in "The Life of the Monk Irodion".

Monument to Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas and Tsarevich Alexey consecrated in Novosibirsk

On Sunday, the day before the 99th anniversary of the brutal murder of the holy Royal Martyrs which the Church celebrates today July 17, a monument to Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexey was consecrated on the territory of the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Novosibirsk, according to the site of the Novosibirsk Diocese.

The entire square in front of the cathedral was filled with Orthodox Christians. People were also gathered across the street for the youth cross procession, dedicated to the holy Right-Believing Peter and Febronia and the Day of Family, Love, and Loyalty, which was to begin in the city immediately after the consecration of the monument.

More than 60,000 take part in Royal Procession in honor of Romanovs

More than 60,000 take part in Royal Procession in honor of Romanovs
More than 60,000 take part in Royal Procession in honor of Romanovs
More than 60,000 take part in Royal Procession in honor of Romanovs
More than 60,000 take part in Royal Procession in honor of Romanovs

In the night of July 16-17, on the anniversary of the killing of the holy Royal Martyrs, the penitential Royal Procession was held in Ekaterinburg from the place of their killing to the place where their remains were hidden, where today stands a monastery in honor of the holy Royal Martyrs, reports the site of the Ekaterinburg Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Twenty-five years Since the Election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania

Twenty-five years Since the Election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania
Twenty-five years Since the Election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania
Twenty-five years Since the Election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania
Twenty-five years Since the Election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania

Panegyric Divine Liturgy Celebrated at the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana. 

Today, on June 24, 2017, a Panegyric Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the election of His Beatitude Anastasios, as Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The members of the Holy Synod concelebrated the liturgy: His Eminence Ignat, the Metropolitan of Berat, His Eminence Dhimitri, Metropolitan of Gjirokastra, His Eminence Nikolla, Metropolitan of Apollonia and Fier, His Eminence Andoni, Metropolitan of Elbasan and Shpati, His Eminence Nathanail, Metropolitan of Amantia as well as other clergy ordained by Archbishop Anastasios during this time period.

Book of Daniel published in Adyghe language

The academic-research Institute for Bible Translation has published the Old Testament Book of Daniel in the Adyghe language, reports patriarchia.ru. Adyghe, also known as West Circassian, is one of two official languages of the Russian Republic of Adygea in southern Russia. There are about 300,000 speakers of the language worldwide.

Archbishop Anastasios as Guest of Honor on the Anniversary of the University of Athens

Archbishop Anastasios as Guest of Honor on the Anniversary of the University of Athens
Archbishop Anastasios as Guest of Honor on the Anniversary of the University of Athens
Archbishop Anastasios as Guest of Honor on the Anniversary of the University of Athens
Archbishop Anastasios as Guest of Honor on the Anniversary of the University of Athens

In the framework of the activities organized by the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, on occasion of 180th anniversary of its foundation, His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania was invited as honorary lecturer.