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27.05.2019 | 20:30
Feature on historic convent of Malevi

A feature is posted today on the webpages of the Orthodoxia News Agency on the historic Dormition of the Virgin Monastery in the Peloponnese, known as the Malevi Convent. The complex was built on Mt. Parnonas on the site of an 8th century AD monastery, and features six chapels, modern accommodations and auxiliary buildings. It is…

27.05.2019 | 20:10
Serbian, Russian Patriarchs in Budapest, Strasbourg, respectively

The Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Irinej, visited the Basilica of St. Stephen, in the Hungarian capital. He also paid a courtesy visit to the Serbian embassy in Budapest. In Strasbourg, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Kirill, on Sunday officiated at the Divine Liturgy held at All Saints…

27.05.2019 | 20:03
New Bishop of Olvia ordained by Ukrainian Orthodox Church, oversight of Greek-speaking parishes

Greek Orthodox Archimandrite Epifanios was ordained as the Autochephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s (OCU) Bishop of Olvia on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman — at the St. Michael Cathedral in Kiev. Members of the Ukrainian Church’s Holy Synod elected Epifanios as the bishop of the ecclesiastical jurisdiction, on the shores of the northern Black Sea,…

27.05.2019 | 20:00
Persecution of Christians in Eritrea

In the Horn of Africa, reports are continuing of persecution of dozens of Christians in the predominately Muslim country of Eritrea. More arrests of Christians have been reported, after authorities detained 140 earlier this month, including 14 minors.

27.05.2019 | 19:54
Snap election in Greece expected to block current govt’s aim to alter Church-state relations

Greece entered a full-flown campaign season on Monday, after the Greek prime minister’s address, late on Sunday, where he announced that he will resign and request that a snap election takes place. The most likely dates are June 30 or July 7, both Sundays. Expectedly, the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece and the Ecumenical Patriarchate…

27.05.2019 | 19:36
May 27 – The Church venerates the memory of St. John the Russian

Today the Church venerates the memory of St. John the Russian. John was born into a Christian family in what is today central Ukraine, in 1690. He joined the army of Peter the Great and took part in the Russo-Turkish War in the early 18th century, only to be captured by the Turks and sold…

27.05.2019 | 19:20
Putin, Patriarch Kirill discuss matter of plans to build Yekaterinburg church – Peskov

A meeting between Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia addressed the plans to build a church in Yekaterinburg, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. «Yes. They addressed that matter,» Peskov said on Monday, responding to a question from journalists. The Russian president and the patriarch «frankly exchange their opinions on the…

27.05.2019 | 18:57
Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and Moldova consecrated St. Nicholas Monastery in Condrita

Hundreds of pilgrims participated in the Divine Liturgy officiated by Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and Moldova on Sunday, 26 May 2019 in the Monastery of St. Nicholas in Condrita. The first hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Moldova was assisted by numerous clergy, including archpriest Vadim Cheibas, Metropolitan Secretary, archpriest Veaceslav Spac, spiritual administrator of…

27.05.2019 | 17:01
Byzantine Iconography Classes at the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea

Lessons on byzantine iconography, organized by the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea at its headquarters, with the participation of 18 students, Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike, began on Monday morning, May 20, 2019. After the short prayer, Metropolitan Ambrosios firstly, thanked God for having helped organize this year’s Program; secondly, he thanked the Iconographer Professor Mr. Sozos…

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