Bishop Sahak Mashalian Elected New Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople

The delegates of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople in Turkey elected Bishop Sahak Mashalian as the 85th Archbishop-Patriarch of Constantinople. The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople is one of the regional Sees within the Armenian Church. The Patriarchate of Constantinople recognizes the Primacy of the Mother of Holy Etchmiadzin.

Decisions of 18th meeting of Orthodox Bishops’ Conference of Benelux (CEOB)

The Orthodox Bishops’ Conference of Benelux (CEOB) met at the seat of the Metropolis of Belgium in Brussels on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, chaired by Metropolitan Athinagoras of Belgium. Bishop Markos (Patriarchate of Romania) and Bishop Dositheus (Patriarchate of Georgia) also participated in the meeting.

Byzantine chant joins UNESCO list on intangible cultural heritage

UNESCO has inscribed Byzantine chant in Cyprus and Greece on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, In Cyprus reported.

The decision was taken by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting in Bogota which inscribed one more element on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and nine elements on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Woman in the Bible: International Scientific Conference in Athens

An international scientific conference with a very interesting theme is organized by the Hellenic Bible Society in Athens, today Friday and tomorrow, Saturday. It is entitled “Woman in the Bible” and expected to shed light on the many aspects of a timeless and important subject.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej received in audience principals of Belgrade schools

Serbian Patriarch Irinej received in audience principals of Belgrade schools
Serbian Patriarch Irinej received in audience principals of Belgrade schools
Serbian Patriarch Irinej received in audience principals of Belgrade schools
Serbian Patriarch Irinej received in audience principals of Belgrade schools

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, hosted a reception for principals of elementary and secondary schools in the territory of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 12 December 2019.

The festive reception began with Lord's Prayer sung by a choir of students from the Faculty of Theology of the University of Belgrade, whereupon the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church held a welcome speech.