Orthodox Churches

Mobile chapel of St. Elijah consecrated for Belarusian soldiers

The first mobile chapel in honor of the prophet St. Elijah was consecrated on June 7 for the soldiers of the 38th Division Assault Brigade in Brest, Belarus. The rite of consecration was celebrated by Archbishop John of Brest and Kobryn before the beginning of the international Belarusian-Russian-Serbian “Slavic Brotherhood 2017” tactical training, reports the site of the Brest Diocese.

Bishop Irinej offers condolences on repose of Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago

His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Diocese of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church sent a letter to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expressing his condolences and offering prayers for the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of the Archdiocesan Metropolis of Chicago. Metropolitan Iakovos (89) fell asleep in the Lord on Friday evening, June 2, 2017 at Chicago's Weiss Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. A detailed tribute and biography of the late Metropolitan, who has overseen the Metropolis of Chicago since May 1, 1979, is available on the web site of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Bishop Nicholas Baalbaki is the new Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies

The Holy Orthodox Antiochian Synod has elected in its eighth extraordinary session held at Balamand, and presided by His Beatitude John X, his grace bishop Nicholas Baalbaki as Metropolitan to the Archdiocese of Hama and Dependencies to succeed the late Metropolitan Elia Saliba. It is worth mentioning that the first nomination to the vacant position had occurred by the Archdiocese’s convention consisting of clergy and laymen. The convention had introduced 6 candidates to the Holy Synod from whom the Holy Synod elected the new Metropolitan to Hama.

Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde

Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde
Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde
Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde
Pastoral visit of The Patriarch of Jerusalem in Zdeinde

У суботу, 28. маја / 10. јуна 2017. године, Његово Блаженство Патријарх јерусалимски г. Теофил учинио је пастирску посету православној заједници арапског града Здеинде у северној Израелу, у крају Акре. Ова заједница има цркву Светог Патрика, Епископа Прусе. У овој цркви је Божанска Литургија одслужена на празник Оданија Педесетнице, а у част Светог Патрика, који се иначе прославља 19. маја.

Prokopis Pavlopoulos President of the Hellenic Republic at the Phanar

On Monday, May 22, 2017, His Excellency Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic, made an official visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, accompanied by His Excellency Terence Quick, Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Loukakis, Ambassador to Turkey, and Evangelos Sekeris, Consul General in Istanbul. The President was in Turkey for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Summit.