Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade

Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade
Patron Saint-day of the Russian Holy Trinity church in Belgrade

On Whit Monday, when is also the Patron Saint-Day of the Russian Holy Trinity church, the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 17 June 2019 at 9 am the bells of the Russian church of Holy Trinity marked the beginning of the solemn Liturgy.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of the host archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev, the dean of the church of Holy Trinity; and clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac: protopresbyter-staurophor Trajan Kojic, head of the church of Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark; and NIkola Trajkovic, the dean of the Saint Petka church on Cukarica; archpriest Nebojsa Topolic, the dean of the church of the Mother of God in Zemun; military chaplain Sasa Sovilj, the dean of the side-chapel of Saint Luke of Simpheropolis at the Military Medical Academy; as well as presbyter Ivan Delic from the DIocese of Banat.

Patriarch of Romania consecrates St Spyridon Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest

Patriarch of Romania consecrates St Spyridon Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest
Patriarch of Romania consecrates St Spyridon Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest
Patriarch of Romania consecrates St Spyridon Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest
Patriarch of Romania consecrates St Spyridon Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania on Whit Monday, June 17, consecrated St Spyridon’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest following extensive restoration works.

Archbishop Anastasios handed the diplomas to the graduates of the Theological Academy

At the graduation ceremony of the students of the Theological Academy, operating by the Orthodox Church of Albania in Durres, Archbishop Anastasios handed the diplomas.

In the event there also participated Metropolitan Nikolaos of Appolonia and Fieri, Metropolitan Antonios of Elbasan and Bishop Astios of Vilida, as well as the teaching staff.

Orthodox Church of Ukraine: Filaret has no right to convene a local council

An announcement on the Autocephaly of the Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the intention to “convene the Local Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Patriarchate of Kiev” was published today, Friday 14, by the Press Office of the Autocephalous Church of Ukraine.

In the aforementioned announcement, it is explicably clarified that “the local Ukrainian Orthodox Church has the complete status of Autocephaly, that is, full administrative independence. It is not “a Metropolis of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and does not belong to it, maintaining the same prayer and communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate as the other local churches”.

Completion of the restoration project of the Episcopal Basilica in Plovdiv

Ambassadors from 19 countries, together with the Mayor of Plovdiv, Ivan Totev, spoke about the mosaics of the Episcopal Basilica of Plovdiv (Philippopolis), which has been restored in the framework of the excavation, restoration and presentation of the Roman mosaics, supported by the “America for Bulgaria” Foundation.