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12.12.2018 | 18:52
Belarusian Orthodox Church condemns Constantinople’s anti-canonical actions in Ukraine

The Holy Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church met yesterday, December 11, in the Minsk Diocesan administration building under the chairmanship of His Eminence Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, with the participation of 16 hierarchs of the Belarusian Church, including the Exarchs Emeritus His Eminence Metropolitan Philaret, reports…

12.12.2018 | 18:46
The consecration service of an Orthodox church is the inauguration of a new gate to Heaven: Patriarch Daniel

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on Sunday said that ‘the consecration service of an Orthodox Church is the inauguration of a new gate to Heaven.’ On Sunday, Dec. 9, the Patriarch of Romania consecrated the new Church of the stavropegic monastery of Techirghiol, having as concelebrants Archbishop Teodosie of Tomis, Archbishop Casian of Lower Danube, and…

12.12.2018 | 18:21
Synod of Bishops of Russian Church Outside of Russia: Patriarchate of Constantinople violates the principle of collegiality which has guided the Church since Apostolic times

A new threat to the Church of Christ – this is how the situation caused by the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s claims to global jurisdiction has been described in the Russian Church Outside of Russia. “The Patriarch of Constantinople and his supporters now reject the commonly-accepted concept held by the Orthodox Church of its status with…

12.12.2018 | 18:12
DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Strasbourg

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), has expressed to the Mayor of Strasbourg Roland Ries his condolences upon the death of people at the hands of a criminal who opened fire at the traditional Christmas Market. According to the latest reports, three people died and thirteen…

11.12.2018 | 18:44
Archbishop Ieronymos on talks with state: “All discussions are welcome”

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece expressed support for talks between the clergy and the state on proposals that regulate clergy payroll and church assets, following a Holy Synod meeting on Tuesday. After the meeting, which discussed among other things the membership of a joint committee between the Greek Orthodox Church and the state,…

11.12.2018 | 18:20
Ukrainian Church set ablaze – police more interested in which Patriarchate it belongs to

The Holy Trinity Church in the city of Rzhischev in the Kiev Province of Ukraine, of the Belotserkov Diocese of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church was set ablaze in the morning of December 9, leaving the doors completely burned and the iconography damaged, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The parish rector Fr….

11.12.2018 | 18:05
Particle of hieroconfessor Famar’s relics is handed over to the Georgian Orthodox Church

On 10 December 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), arrived in Georgia with a working visit with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. St the request of His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia, Metropolitan Hilarion…

10.12.2018 | 17:47
Serbian hierarch expresses support to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

In his letter sent to Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary, Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Nikšić (Serbian Orthodox Church) expressed full support to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. As the Union of the Orthodox Journalists reports, Metropolitan Antony, Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, told about it at his Facebook page. “Seeing what is…

10.12.2018 | 17:26
Chinese version of Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘In His Own Words’ presented in Moscow

On December 7, 2018, the presentation of the Chinese version of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia’s book ‘In His Own Words’ took place at President Hotel in Moscow. The book was presented by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, and Metropolitan Tikhon of Pskov and…

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