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04.12.2018 | 13:12
Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. John of Damascus

On Sunday Morning December 2, 2018, His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X, of Antioch and All the East presided over the Divine Liturgy for the feast of St. John of Damascus, Patron Saint of the Institute of Theology at the University of Balamand. Concelebrating with His Beatitude were: His Grace Bishop Demetri (Charbak) of Banias, His…

04.12.2018 | 12:27
Western European Russian Exarchate to meet soon to respond to its dissolution by Constantinople

The Archdiocesan Council of the Archdiocese of the Russian Churches in Western Europe of the Patriarchate of Constantinople has released a statement explaining that the Archdiocesan General Assembly will soon meet to respond to Constantinople’s sudden decision to dissolve the Archdiocese. Confirming earlier reports, the Archdiocese, officially the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of the…

04.12.2018 | 12:02
Orthodox Educational Magazine for Children – Nativity 2019

The Department of Christian Education of the Eastern American Diocese is delighted to introduce The Nativity, Nativity, Blessed Day, a bilingual educational journal for children. Comprised of numerous exquisite illustrations, inspiring stories, and an graphic design, the Magazine is designed to convey the beauty of the mystery of the Nativity of Christ to children in…

04.12.2018 | 11:38
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of the St. Genevieve of Paris Religious Education Center

On November 29, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), met with the faculty and students of the St. Genevieve of Paris Religious Education Center of the Russian Orthodox Church diocese of Chersonese. Participating…

04.12.2018 | 11:31
DECR chairman meets with Russian ambassador to France

On November 30, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, who is on a visit to France with a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with the Russian ambassador to France A. Meshkov. They discussed a wide range of issues on…

04.12.2018 | 11:26
Councils of Russian Orthodox Church’s dioceses in Germany issue joint statement concerning the situation caused by anti-canonical actions of Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine

On the 29th of November 2018, the first joint session of the Diocesan Councils of the diocese of Berlin and Germany of the Moscow Patriarchate and the diocese of Germany of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia took place at the Convent of the Venerable Martyr Elizabeth the Grand Duchess in Buchendorf, in the…

03.12.2018 | 14:36
4 bishops, hundreds of pilgrims flock to Athos to commemorate Dochariou abbot on 40th day of his repose (video)

December 1 marked the 40th day of the repose of the greatly beloved abbot of Dochariou Monastery on Mt. Athos, Archimandrite Gregory (Zumis). The Church especially prays for the reposed on the fortieth day because it is then that the soul is it appointed its place until the resurrection of the dead at the Lord’s…

02.12.2018 | 9:44
Ontario Premier Doug Ford Celebrates Patronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

  The Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, today sent our Holy Metropolis formal greetings to celebrate both St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle and the Patronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Premier’s thoughtful message acknowledges the importance of today’s feast day for the “vibrant Orthodox Christian community” in the province. The Premier…

01.12.2018 | 18:01
Bartholomew’s actions contributed to Black Sea region instability, undermine Minsk agreement – Russian Orthodox Church

Moscow, Interfax – The activities of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople are increasingly taking on a political nature, making him a factor of international destabilization in the Black Sea region, the Moscow Patriarchate said. “In the Russian society, among religious people, there exists categorical non-acceptance of Fener’s actions. These are seen as encroaching on the unity…

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