Orthodox Churches

Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country

Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country
Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country
Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country
Bright Celebration of Holy Theophany throughout the Country

Thousands of faithful throughout the country celebrated Theophany in their local churches and by singing the hymn "When you, O Lord, were baptized in Jordan..." headed towards the rivers where the cross would be thrown. The very low temperatures did not prevent many young people from diving into the icy waters to capture the cross and receive its blessing.

Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church

Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church
Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church
Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church
Patriarch Irinej served in the Vozdovac church

Његова His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen in Vozdovac on 13 January 2019. 

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

On January 10, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land made with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Patriarchate of Jerusalem to meet with His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine.

A Unique Christmas in New York City

A Unique Christmas in New York City
A Unique Christmas in New York City
A Unique Christmas in New York City
A Unique Christmas in New York City

On Monday the 7th of January 2019, the Great Feast of the Nativity according to the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, festal services were held in New York City’s Russian Orthodox Synodal Cathedral of the Sign.

Since the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral burned down in 2016, New York City’s Serbian Orthodox community prayerfully celebrated Christ’s Nativity for a third time in the Russian Cathedral of the Sign. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) celebrated Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral. Concelebrating with the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad were Their Graces, Bishop Irinej of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, ROCOR Eastern American Diocesan vicar.

Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

The Orthodox Christian denomination in Seychelles celebrated Christmas Day yesterday with a mass at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay hotel.

Many Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day on or around January 7 annually to remember the birth of Jesus Christ as per the Julian calendar which pre-dates the Georgian calendar.

Old Calendar Nativity should be public holiday, says mayor of Estonian capital

In his congratulations to Orthodox Christians on January 6, Tallinn mayor Taavi Aas said he believes that January 7, Old Calendar Nativity, should be celebrated as a public holiday in Estonia, reports the site of the Tallinn city administration.

“January 7, or the first day of Nativity on the Orthodox calendar should be a day off and a public holiday because the Orthodox want to spend their feast day honorably,” the capital city mayor said.

Visit by Clergy of the Coptic Church to the Patriarchate of Alexandria

On 3rd January 2019, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa welcomed to the See of the Patriarchate a group of seventy-five clergy from the Coptic Church of Alexandria, headed by the Representative of the Coptic Patriarch in Alexandria, Bishop Pavlos, who were paying their very first visit to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate.