Orthodox Churches

Russian New Martyrs and Confessors exhibition opens in Rome

An exhibition detailing the historical path of the Russian Orthodox Church during the times of the atheistic persecutions of Soviets through the prism of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church has opened in the Lateran Palace in Rome.

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of a truly tragic page in the history of the Russian Orthodox Church: the execution of the Holy Martyr Emperor Nicholas II and his family, as well as the beginning of the persecution of the Russian Church by the Bolsheviks.

Procession with wonderworking Kursk Root Icon to mark 400th anniversary in June

This year will mark a major milestone for the miraculous Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God. The icon regularly resides in New York, but it returns to Kursk, Russia every year for the consolation of the faithful, who participate in a procession with the icon by the thousands. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the holy procession. The procession, to be held on June 8, will go from the Znamenny Monastery in Kursk to the Kursk Root-Nativity of the Mother of God Hermitage.

Stefan Djoric graduates with SVOTS Class of 2018

Stefan Djoric graduates with SVOTS Class of 2018
Stefan Djoric graduates with SVOTS Class of 2018
Stefan Djoric graduates with SVOTS Class of 2018
Stefan Djoric graduates with SVOTS Class of 2018

At its Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 19, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) conferred degrees upon twenty graduates, including thirteen Master of Divinity, five Master of Arts, and two Master of Theology students, and also awarded three honorary doctorates.

Address of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the Faithful on the Possibility of Granting a Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

To the bishops, clergy, monastics, and laity
concerning the initiative for the “granting of a tomos of autocephaly
to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine”

The Council of the Estonian Orthodox Church has elected a new Primate

The Council of the Estonian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (apcmp) on Tuesday elected rector of the Moscow theological schools the new Primate.

Chapter apcmp became Evgeny, Archbishop of verey, vicar of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, the Chairman of the education Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church, rector of Moscow theological schools. The former head apcmp Cornelius was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan of Tallinn and all Estonia in November 2000. He died 19 APR 94-m to year of life. The election of a new Primate were held in the Church of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn for 40 days after the death of Cornelius.

Primate of Serbian Church completes his visit to Moscow

On 25 May 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia completed his visit to Moscow.

The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was accompanied on his visit by Bishop Irinej of Bačka; Archimandrite Isihije (Rogič), abbot of the Kovilj Monastery, Bishop elect of Mohač; Deacon Aleksandar Prascevič, head of the Patriarchal Office; and Mr. Dejan Nakič, personal secretary to the Patriarch and director of the Belgrade archdiocesan workshop.

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visits Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visits Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow
Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visits Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow
Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visits Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow
Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visits Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow

In the evening of 24 May 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visited the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul at Yauza Gates – the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow. His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Irinej of Backa; Archimandrite Isihije (Rogic), abbot of the Kovilj Monastery, Bishop elect of Mohac; Deacon Aleksandar Prascevic, head of the Patriarchal Office; and Mr. Dejan Nakic, personal secretary to the Patriarch.

Meeting His Holiness Patriarch Irinej were Bishop Antonije of Moravica and clerics of the church. Among those who arrived at the Representation to greet the high guest were Metropolitan Niphon of Philippopolis, rector of the Representation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch in Moscow; Bishop Paisy of Schigry and Manturovo; Bishop Andrei of Rossosh and Ostrogozhsk; Bishop Ioann of Domodedovo; Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, DECR vice-chairman; and Archimandrite Seraphim (Shemyatovsky), rector of the Representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia in Moscow.