Archbishop Ieronymos officially invited the Ecumenical Patriarch to Athens

Bishop Symeon of Thespies, the Protosyncellos of the Archdiocese of Athens, visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate on April 17. He was received by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to whom he gave the invitation of the Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens to visit Greece and preside at the dedication of Saint Porphyrios center for Gerontology and Social Support in Dilesi, Central Greece, on May 23, in the presence of Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the President of the Hellenic Republic.

Bishop Irinej Joyfully Leads The Faithful In Worship At St. Sava In McKeesport

Bishop Irinej Joyfully Leads The Faithful In Worship At St. Sava In McKeesport
Bishop Irinej Joyfully Leads The Faithful In Worship At St. Sava In McKeesport
Bishop Irinej Joyfully Leads The Faithful In Worship At St. Sava In McKeesport
Bishop Irinej Joyfully Leads The Faithful In Worship At St. Sava In McKeesport

On March 31st, the 3rd Sunday Of Great and Holy Lent, The Sunday of the Cross, His Grace, Bishop Irinej, took the time out of his busy schedule to make his first-ever visit to our Parish.  He was welcomed by our beloved Prota Stevo Rocknage. 

1,600 glasses and eye exam equipment donated to Orthodox clinic in Guatemalan village

The village of Aguacate, near the Mexico border in Guatemala, became home to first-ever Orthodox medical clinic in Guatemala, and possibly in all of Central America, in 2015. Most of the residents of the village joined the Orthodox Church in 2010, along with more than 100 other communities throughout the country.

Romanian Church opens addiction therapy center at monastery

The Romanian Orthodox Church opened and blessed a new addiction therapy center on Saturday, located at the Holy Annunciation Monastery in Tisa-Silvestri in northeast Romania.

The Life-Giving Spring center, intended for treatment of both alcohol and drug addictions, operates at the monastery as part of the Siloam Socio-Medical Association. The complex was blessed by His Eminence Archbishop Joachim of Bacău, reports the Basilica News Agency.

Bishop Alexander of Vevey delivers a lecture on the meaning of Great Lent at the Nicholas Association of Orthodox Students at Fribourg University

Members and friends of the Nicholas Association of Orthodox Students at Fribourg University in Switzerland welcomed the visit of His Grace Bishop Alexander of Vevey, Vicar of the Western European Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, who delivered a lecture on the importance of Great Lent. The talk was held on April 2, 2019, at an event called “Philokalia Evening,” and began with a prayer to St Nicholas at the student chapel in the Salezianum dormitory. Among the attendees were Profesttor Barbara Hallensleben, Director of the Center for Eastern Church Studies; Fr Guido Vergauwen, Rector Emeritus of Fribourg University; Priest Jean Ciurin, the Association’s Dean; Mr Gabriel Solomon, icon-painter from Romania; and Stefan Constantinescu, President of the Association, along with a multitude of university students of various confessions.