His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia’s Prayer on Nativity for the Coming Year

For the first time, we are seeing His Holiness Ilia’s Nativity Epistle for this year, which is not only profound Orthodox teaching but a powerful prayer for all. Before the end of Christmastide, we would like to present it to our readers.

Most Eminent Hierarchs, Reverend Fathers, Deacons, Monks and Nuns, Authorities of our Government, members of the Holy Orthodox Church of Georgia, Residents of Iberia and our compatriots who are now living in the countries beyond our land.

Bulgarian Church to celebrate 800th anniversary of Ivanovo rock-hewn churches

Bulgarian Church to celebrate 800th anniversary of Ivanovo rock-hewn churches
Bulgarian Church to celebrate 800th anniversary of Ivanovo rock-hewn churches
Bulgarian Church to celebrate 800th anniversary of Ivanovo rock-hewn churches
Bulgarian Church to celebrate 800th anniversary of Ivanovo rock-hewn churches

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is preparing to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the rock-hewn churches in Ivanovo, in the north-central Ruse Province, this year and next.

Ukrainian dioceses hold events in defense of unborn children on feast of Holy Innocents

On January 11, the feast of the 14,000 Holy Infants murdered by Herod, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church held prayer services and events against the grave sin of abortion in several of its dioceses.

In particular, the rector of the Kiev Theological Academy His Grace Bishop Sylvester of Belgorod served a moleben before the relics of one of the Holy Infants, which are preserved in the Far Caves of the Holy Dormition-Kiev Caves Lavra. The service was celebrated at the Lavra’s Church of the Conception of St. Anna, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Romanian Patriarch meets with representatives of Orthodox Students Association

The Patriarch of Romania on January 12, 2020, welcomed the representatives of the Romanian Orthodox Christian Students Association (ASCOR) following a meeting of the association’s national council held at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Bucharest. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel congratulated the ASCOR members and encouraged them to continue their ‘rich and dynamic’ activities.

Archbishop of Athens met Ambassador of Palestine and Archbishop of Sinai

The Ambassador of Palestine to Greece, Marwan Toubassi, visited Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece this afternoon.

The ambassador wished the Archbishop a Happy New Year and conveyed the wishes of the president of Palestine. They discussed various issues, such as the situation in the Middle East as well as the good relations between the two peoples.

Marwan Toubassi handed a letter from the Palestinian president to the Archbishop, which contained New Year’s wishes.

Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, Faran and Raitho then visited the Archbishop.

Source: Orthodoxtimes.com