Metropolitan Efthimios of Acheloos fell asleep in the Lord

Metropolitan Efthimios of Acheloos passed away on Christmas Eve.He was born in Agrinio in 1929. He studied at the Theological School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1948-1952), by which he was awarded a Doctorate (1980).

Schismatics to be received by Baptism in Tulchin Diocese of canonical Ukrainian Church

The order for the reception into the canonical Church of those who were baptized in the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” or the schismatics “Kiev Patriarchate” was approved a clergy meeting of the Tulchin Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on December 20, reports the diocesan press service.

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Meteora

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited on Saturday the monastic community of Meteora and particularly the monasteries Meghalo Meteoro and Aghios Stefanos and expressed his admiration over the first monks that established the monastic life on these rocks.

Foundation of Church of St. Joseph the Hesychast laid in Madagascar

Foundation of Church of St. Joseph the Hesychast laid in Madagascar
Foundation of Church of St. Joseph the Hesychast laid in Madagascar
Foundation of Church of St. Joseph the Hesychast laid in Madagascar
Foundation of Church of St. Joseph the Hesychast laid in Madagascar

The foundation of a new church named in honor of the newly-glorified St. Joseph the Hesychast has been laid in the African country of Madagascar. It is perhaps the first church that will be built in honor of the great 20th-century Athonite father.

Coins in Trevi Fountain to go to Catholic Church charity, Caritas

1.5 million euros is the amount of money recovered from the coins, which are thrown each year into the famous Fontana di Trevi in Rome. This money usually is spent on charity and social welfare projects.

Over the past two years, a row has broken out between the Rome City Council and Catholic Church, which also includes the well-known Catholic relief, development and social service organizations, Caritas, over who will manage this money. Traditionally, the coins, which are thrown by the tourist for good fortune, scooped out of the Fontana di Trevi are destined for Catholic charity.