Turkey is claiming the relics of Sumela Monastery around the world

The government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had its “eye” on the treasure of the monumental monastery of Panagia Sumela, and, through the Ministry of Culture, intents on getting its “hands” on it too.

Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has identified about 100 relics around the world, 77 of which are in the Hagia Sophia Museum. In this context, scholars visiting museums and universities, headquartered in Trabzon and expanding to Constantinople, Greece, Ireland, England and the US, compared information and documents that came into their possession and describe the treasures of the Monastery, from  metalworks to manuscripts and religious clothing.

Meeting of the Patriarch of Alexandria with the President of Cyprus

Meeting of the Patriarch of Alexandria with the President of Cyprus
Meeting of the Patriarch of Alexandria with the President of Cyprus
Meeting of the Patriarch of Alexandria with the President of Cyprus
Meeting of the Patriarch of Alexandria with the President of Cyprus

Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria, who is in Cyprus these days, visited the Presidential Palace on Monday morning, where he met with the President of the Republic, Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis, in the presence of the Presidential Commissioner Mr. Fotis Fotiou, and the Deputy Spokeswoman, Ms. Klelia Vassiliou.

Metropolitan Tikhon of Pskov holds anti-addiction, healthy lifestyle forum

Bad habits such as drinking, smoking, and drugs bring much grief and suffering to the Russian people, and thus the spread of these scourges must be fought in the most active way, said His Eminence Metropolitan Tikhon of Pskov and Porkhov at the All-Russian “For a Healthy Lifestyle” forum in Pskov on August 24, reports the Pskov Information Agency. Met. Tikhon serves as the Co-Chairman of the Church-Public Council for Protection Against the Alcoholic Threat and as Chairman for the Patriarchal Cultural Council.

Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord in Holy Protection Skete

Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord in Holy Protection Skete
Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord in Holy Protection Skete
Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord in Holy Protection Skete
Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord in Holy Protection Skete

Извор: Руска Загранична Црква (са енгелског Инфо служба)On Monday, August 19, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy for the great feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Roman Prelates Meet Viktor Orban – Prime Minister of Hungary

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Roman Prelates Meet Viktor Orban – Prime Minister of Hungary
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Roman Prelates Meet Viktor Orban – Prime Minister of Hungary
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Roman Prelates Meet Viktor Orban – Prime Minister of Hungary
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Roman Prelates Meet Viktor Orban – Prime Minister of Hungary

On August 23, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency Mr. Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, in Fatima – Portugal. The meeting was also attended by their Beatitudes Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch.