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08.02.2019 | 12:13
HB Arch. Hieronymos II of Athens celebrates 11 Years since his election as head of the Greek Orthodox Church

On 7 February 2019, His Beatitude Hieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece celebrates 11 Years since his election as head of the Greek Orthodox Church. His Beatitude Hieronymos II born Ioannis Liapis in Oinofyta, Boeotia, in 1938, is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy and of the Faculty of Theology of the…

06.02.2019 | 16:06
1,200-year Bible found in southeastern Turkey

A Bible thought to be 1,200 years old was found in a police operation in southeastern Turkey, the governor’s office said on Tuesday. An anti-smuggling team on Monday seized the Bible, said to be only 34 pages long, with gold lettering on leather, in the city of Kayapinar, said the southeastern Diyarbakir governorship in a…

06.02.2019 | 13:38
Over 200 parishes of former UOC-MP join new Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Representative of the Ukrainian president in the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko says over 200 parishes of the former Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) have become part of the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) since the unification council and the creation of the local OCU independent of Russia’s influence. “As of…

06.02.2019 | 13:26
Patriarch hails ‘highly symbolic’ visit by Greek MP to Halki seminary

Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios on Wednesday hailed a “highly symbolic” visit by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the Halki Orthodox Seminary on an island off the Istanbul coast. Vartholomaios expressed the hope that the school, which was shut down by Turkish authorities in 1971, will reopen soon. In his comments, Tsipras said a decision to…

06.02.2019 | 13:19
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras visits Orthodox Halki seminary (VIDEO)

Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday visited an Istanbul seminary shut down in 1971, becoming the first serving Greek prime minister to do so. He was greeted upon his arrival by Metropolitan Elpidoforos of Bursa (Proussa in Greek). The Greek premier was accompanied by Education Minister Costas Gavroglou, Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos, Deputy Foreign Minister Markos…

06.02.2019 | 11:38
Appointment of New Director of the Private Patriarchal Office

On February 2nd, 2019, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated during Orthros and the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas in Alexandria, for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord. Before the dismissal of the Divine Eucharist, the Alexandrian Primate performed the consecration…

06.02.2019 | 11:29
Great Vespers at Halki for the Feast of Saint Photios (PHOTOS)

(Source: theologicalschoolhalki.com)

06.02.2019 | 10:46
Greek PM visits Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (VIDEOS + PHOTOS)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday visited the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied Tsipras on his tour. The Greek premier was also accompanied by Education Minister Costas Gavroglou, Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos, Deputy Foreign Minister Markos Bolaris, as well as his wife Betty…

06.02.2019 | 10:33
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: “The visit of the Greek Prime Minister to Halki has a special symbolism”

Addressing the faithful after the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Virgin Mary of Belgrade in Istanbul on Friday, February 1, His All-Holiness spoke, among other things, about his forthcoming meeting with the Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Alexis Tsipras, in Halki. The Ecumenical Patriarch spoke of the special symbolism of the visit of Greek…

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