Orthodox Churches

Lost wonderworking icon of Savior possibly found in Yaroslavl

An icon of Christ the Savior found in the storerooms of the Yaroslavl Art Museum will be sent to the State Research Institute of Restoration for examination. It is possible that it is the wonderworking icon from the Church of Christ the Savior of Sts. Cyril and Athanasius Monastery in Yaroslavl that saved the city from plague in 1612, when Minin and Pozharsky formed a militia in the city, reports regnum.ru.

The head of the Department of Ancient Russian Art of the Yaroslavl Art Museum Viktoria Gorshkova said that the protocol describing the preservation of the wonderworking icon in 1930, taken from the monastery, was found in the archives of the restoration workshops.

Royal Martyrs’ favorite dishes prepared for Ekaterinburg Lenten festival

The IV Annual Lenten Cuisine festival was held on Saturday in the in the Ural Center for Design Development in Ekaterinburg. The event is always well-received by the Ekaterinburg festival, and this year’s event was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Tsar Nicholas II and the theme “Lenten Dishes of the Royal Table,” which included the Royal Martyrs’ favorite dishes, reports the Ekaterinburg Diocese.

View original 1590 tomos of foundation of Moscow Patriarchate

A photograph of the May 8, 1590 tomos of the Council of Constantinople on the foundation of the Russian Orthodox Church as a patriarchate has been published online by the channel “Athonite Herald” on Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging service.

Lehigh Valley Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood Celebrate Sunday of St. John Climacus

Lehigh Valley Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood Celebrate Sunday of St. John Climacus
Lehigh Valley Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood Celebrate Sunday of St. John Climacus
Lehigh Valley Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood Celebrate Sunday of St. John Climacus
Lehigh Valley Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood Celebrate Sunday of St. John Climacus

On Sunday afternoon, March 18th 2018, the Orthodox clergy and faithful of the Lehigh Valley gathered at St. Paul’s Antiochian Orthodox church in Emmaus PA., for Lenten Vespers on the Sunday of St. John Climacus.

Serving with Fr. Andrew Damick, the rector of St. Paul’s, were Fr. Matthew Joyner (St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox church, Bethlehem PA.), Fr. Anthony Perkins (St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox church, Allentown PA.), Fr. Theodore Petrides (Holy Cross Greek Orthodox church, Strausburg, PA.), Fr. James Manson (ret.,St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox church, Bethlehem PA.) and Fr. Michael Kon (Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese).

Church Services Timetable for the Holy Week at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine & Helen

Church Services Timetable for the Holy Week at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine & Helen

From March 19/ April 1, to March 27/April 9 2018

 Palm Sunday;

Vespers at 3:30 pm
Service of the Bridegroom at 6:15 pm

Holy and Great Monday;

The Hours and the Pre-sanctified Liturgy at 6.30 am

Great Compline at 3:30 pm

Service of the Bridegroom at 6:15 pm

Holy and Great Tuesday;

The Hours and the Pre-sanctified Liturgy at 6.30 am

Great Compline at 3:30 pm

Service of the Bridegroom at 6:15 pm

 Holy and Great Wednesday;

The Hours and the Pre-sanctified Liturgy at 6.30 am

Small Compline – Holy Unction at 5:00 pm

Holy and Great Thursday;

Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 4:30 am

Service of the Passion at 6:15 pm

 Holy and Great Friday;

Royal Hours at 8.00 am

Service of the Epitaph at 6:30 pm

Holy and Great Saturday;

The Hours and the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 8:00 am

Holy Pascha;

Matins & D. Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at 0:50 am – after midnight

 Monday, after the Day of Pascha;

Divine Liturgy at 8:00 am

The Typikon Keeper of the Monastic Church

Archimandrite Alexios

Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Georgian villagers fighting construction of casino next to church

Residents of the village of Sarpi in the Adjara Region of Georgia are outraged by the construction of a casino next to the village’s Orthodox church that is already underway. “Give up this godless venture!” the Orthodox faithful are insisting, reports Blagovest-Info.

The local Orthodox population of the village, which sits on the border of Georgia of Turkey, have appealed to local authorities to prevent this blasphemous arrangement. “The church is a holy place, and we mustn’t allow the building of a ‘house of sin’ next to a church,” the faithful assert.

Iconostasis for unique Moscow church being carved out of 300-year-old oak tree

A unique church is under construction in northern Moscow as part of the “200” church-building program. The wooden Church of the 12 Apostles, being built by hand according to traditional methods, will be adorned with an even more unique iconostasis that is being carved out of a 300-year-old oak tree from the territory of Donskoy Monastery, reports the press service of State Duma Deputy Vladimir Resin, the curator of the “200” program.