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02.08.2019 | 17:01
Restoration works on priceless Patriarchate of Alexandria manuscripts

Researchers from the Leventis Foundation on Cyprus, the imposing Alexandria Library and National Bank of Greece’s Cultural Foundation met this week at the Patriarchate of Alexandria to discuss an ambitious plan to preserve and restore some 100 priceless manuscripts, many created hundreds of years ago. The meeting was chaired by the Patriarch of Alexandria and…

02.08.2019 | 16:58
Patriarch Kirill prays for flood-ravaged residents in Russian Far East

The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, His Holiness Kirill, this week prayed for those affected by the massive flooding in the Russian Far East region where the Amur River flows. Hundreds of residences were buried in floodwaters and mud, with more than 2,500 people evacuated from their homes.  

02.08.2019 | 16:55
Commemoration of the Translation of the Relics of Stephen the Protomartyr

The Church today commemorates the Translation of the Relics of Stephen the Protomartyr, in an era immediately after the major persecutions of early Christians in the Roman empire, and during the reign of Constantine the Great. In the third decade of the 5th century, a pious man called Lucian, who was the parish priest of…

02.08.2019 | 16:02
Met. Anthony: Great Cross Procession lit up hope in millions of hearts

The Great Cross Procession shows that the UOC has gone with dignity through difficult trials, people united, the Church continues to grow and develop. On July 30, 2019, the UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony of Borispol and Brovary, spoke about the main conclusions of the Great Cross Procession, which took place in Kiev on the occasion of…

02.08.2019 | 15:47
Romanian Church summit

A conference summit organized by the Romanian Orthodox Church this week is entitled «Missionaries’ prayers in a secular society,» where delegates broached the role and challenges faced by a pastor in contemporary society. The Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan for central and northern Europe, His Eminence Seraphim, explained that it was necessary for clerics to actively involve…

02.08.2019 | 15:43
Volunteers replace Cross atop eastern Crete mountain

Eighteen volunteers from the village of Selinari, in the eastern Crete prefecture of Lasithi, climbed three kilometers up rough terrain to carry a steel Cross weighing 120 kilos. Upon reaching the summit of a mountain located across from the Monastery of St. George, they replaced the worn-out Cross on the peak with the new Cross….

02.08.2019 | 15:25
Orthodox Metropolis of Korea: SYNDESMOS Summer Retreat in Chuncheon

With the help of God, the Summer Retreat of the Korean Orthodox Youth (SYNDESMOS) was completed at the permanent facilities of the Metropolis in Chuncheon, from July 26 — 28, 2019. During the daily program, over forty SYNDESMOS members had the opportunity to participate in worship, confession, discussions based on the general theme of the…

02.08.2019 | 14:21
Orthodoxy continues its inroads in east Africa (VIDEOS + PHOTOS)

Τhe Panaghia Theotokos, the Ever Virgin Mary, holds a special place for Orthodox Christians in sub-Saharan Africa. For instance, for the Orthodox faithful among the proud Masai tribe, the Virgin Mary is known as the «Great Mother», the comfort and hope. In the Arusha diocese of central Tanzania, Orthodox Bishop, His Grace Agathonikos, addresses the…

02.08.2019 | 13:46
BYZANFEST 2019 – Nominations

THE THRONE OF ST SAVA (Serbia) In an era of great unrest, St Sava focused on finding a way to bring peace to the people through the Church. Nominated for BEST FILM Watch now:     CHRISTMAS ANTI-FABLE (Greece) Set in an alternative retro-future, the world’s worm species is dying leading to impending massive ecological collapse. Who…

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