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31.12.2018 | 14:45
5 dioceses declare loyalty to canonical Ukrainian Church and Met. Onuphry

Despite the ongoing persecution and propaganda against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church that is only increasing since December 15’s “unification council,” its dioceses are remaining faithful to it. A number of them have already openly expressed their support for the Church’s canonical status as a self-governing autonomous body and for their primate His Beatitude Metropolitan…

31.12.2018 | 14:24
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of Saint Basil and the New Year 2019

Archbishop Demetrios released the following encyclical for the feast of Saint Basil and the New Year 2019: I can do all things in Christ Who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) January 1, 2019 Feast of Saint Basil and New Year To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents…

31.12.2018 | 14:14
Patriarchal Exarchates established in Western Europe and South-East Asia

At its session in the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow on December 28, 2018, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered the church affairs in Western European countries (Minutes No. 105) and countries in South-East Asia (Minutes No. 106). It was decided to form a Patriarchal Exarchate in…

31.12.2018 | 13:55
Holy Synod discussed consequence of Patriarchate of Constantinople’s invasion in canonical territory of Ukrainian Orthodox Church

On December 30, 2018, at its session the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church discussed the grave consequences of the anti-canonical and criminal invasion of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in the canonical territory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Minutes No. 98). The Holy Synod has resolved to attest to its agreement with the assessment…

31.12.2018 | 13:35
Montenegro expelling 50+ clerics and monastics of Serbian Church as president aims for autocephaly

Montenegrin authorities have refused to extend the residency permits for more than 50 monastics and clergymen of the Serbian Orthodox Church, although they have been in the country with temporary permits for the past two years, reports the Belgrade newspaper Politika. News of the decision comes in the wake of President Milo Đukanović’s declaration that…

31.12.2018 | 13:30
With Patriarch’s blessing on December 31, January 1-2 eating fish is allowed when Fasting

With the blessing of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II, on December 31, January 1-2 it is allowed to eat fish while keeping Nativity Fast, – Archimandrite Demetre made this statement during the traditional Sunday Sermon in the Holy Trinity Cathedral. After the liturgy, the Metropolitan of Chiatura and Sachkhere, Archbishop Daniel, preached and…

29.12.2018 | 17:01
Celebrating Christmas festivity with the children in Uganda (VIDEO)

Mathew 14:19 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” As the norm initiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah Lwanaga, every year on the 26th of December (literally referred to as the Boxing Day) immediately after celebrating the feast of the…

29.12.2018 | 14:46
May 12 declared national holiday to mark Day of Georgia’s presence under auspices of Virgin Mary

May 12 was declared the national holiday to mark the Day of Georgia’s presence under the auspices of Virgin Mary. The decision was made at the session of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church on December 27. “The Synod heard the report of the Metropolitan Daniel of Chiatura and Sachkhere about the Apostolic…

29.12.2018 | 14:37
Christmas at Sts. Constantine and Helen in Honolulu

Father Alexander Leong, although he is the presiding priest of Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral of the Pacific in Honolulu since 2013, he does not speak much Greek. As he told The National Herald, in recent years the church has members of various nationalities, “Our church started operating in 1965 and has 20 families. Here,…

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