For the first time since 2010, Divine Liturgy at Panagia Soumela on August 15th

On Saturday, August 15, 2020, the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at the Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Trabzon, Pontus.  The Liturgy on the great Mother of God feast will be performed by Metropolitans Stefanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos, Maximos of Selyvria and Ioannis of Zambia, Hierarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.

Letter of Condolences to His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

To His Beatitude John X Patriarch of Antioch and All the East  Damascus 

Your Beatitude, Our dear brother and fellow servant in the Lord, We have received the sad news about the devastating explosion that took lives of many innocent people in Beirut, which We have recently visited, lovingly hosted by Your Beatitude and welcomed by many wonderful and cordial people. This horrible tragedy induced great sadness and pain in the heart of the Serbian people.

Memorial rite (panichida) for the victims on the Petrovacka cesta

25 years since the horrific crime when a column of refugees expelled in the "Storm" military action was bombed on the on Petrovacka cesta (road).

His Grace Sergije, Bishop of Bihac-Petrovac, performed a memorial service for innocent Serbian civilians in a refugee column a quarter of a century ago on Petrovacka cesta, in the village of Janjila near Bosanski Petrovac. The rite took place on August 7, 2020.

Eminent theologian Father Boris Bobrinskoy passed away

One of the most prominent Orthodox theologians in the West, Father Boris Bobrinskoy, passed away yesterday, August 6, 2020.  He was born in Paris on February 25, 1925, to Russian parents who immigrated to France after the 1917 Russian Revolution. He studied in an orthodox environment in Paris, but also in Catholic and Protestant Theological Departments. His theological thought was influenced by Father George Florovsky, Father Nikolay Afanasiev, Father Alexander Smeman, Father Cyprian Kern and Vladimir Losky.

The Primate of Alexandria on the side of the Patriarch of Antioch

The support of Patriarch Theodore and the entire Patriarchate of Alexandria to the people of Lebanon and the Patriarch of Antioch was expressed by the Primate of Alexandria in a letter regarding the tragedy that occurred the day before yesterday in Beirut:

Your Beatitude Patriarch of the Great Theopolis of Antioch and all the East, very dear and beloved brother in Christ and my concelebrator, Mr. John, we overwhelmly address your beatitude fraternally.