Russian Orthodox Church about Hagia Sophia: We regret that our concern has not been heard

Patriarch of Moscow: What has been happening within the Orthodox Church is no coincidenceThe Russian Orthodox Church expresses regret that its concern, like that of other Orthodox churches, about the prospect of converting Hagia Sophia in Constantinople from a museum into a mosque, has not been heard by the Turkish authorities.

The above statement was made by the chairman of the Synodal Department for Church’s Relations with Society and Mass Media of the Patriarchate of Moscow, Vladimir Legoyda.

Diocese of Australia & New Zealand builds first Romanian Orthodox Monastery in southern hemisphere

Diocese of Australia & New Zealand builds first Romanian Orthodox Monastery in southern hemisphere
Diocese of Australia & New Zealand builds first Romanian Orthodox Monastery in southern hemisphere
Diocese of Australia & New Zealand builds first Romanian Orthodox Monastery in southern hemisphere
Diocese of Australia & New Zealand builds first Romanian Orthodox Monastery in southern hemisphere

The Romanian Diocese of Australia and New Zealand is carrying out a complex project in the Australian state of Victoria, which includes the first Romanian Orthodox monastery in the southern hemisphere, a social and cultural centre, an episcopal chapel and a church dedicated to the Three Holy Romanian Hierarchs Andrew Șaguna, Gregory the Teacher, and Theodosius of Brazi.

Patriarchate of Jerusalem: We ask the Israeli govt to act to secure the integrity of the Christian holy sites

On Monday, July 6, 2020, the Churches of Jerusalem under the lead of Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem made the following statement for rendering justice and the return of the Jaffa Gate Hotels Imperial and Petra to their rightful owner, the Rum Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem:

Joint Statement from the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem

New York City: On Third Sunday after Pentecost, Parishioners return to Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral

 New York City: On Third Sunday after Pentecost, Parishioners return to Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral
 New York City: On Third Sunday after Pentecost, Parishioners return to Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral
 New York City: On Third Sunday after Pentecost, Parishioners return to Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral
 New York City: On Third Sunday after Pentecost, Parishioners return to Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral

In accordance with the determinations of local authorities, following quarantine measures associated with the Coronavirus epidemic, parishioner attendance at the divine services in the churches of New York City resumed, with certain health and safety requirements: wearing masks and maintaining social distance. For more than three months, ones important to Orthodox Christians, during which the Orthodox Church observed Great Lent and celebrated the great feasts of Pascha, the Lord’s Ascension, and Holy Pentecost (Trinity Sunday), the clergy continued performing the divine services in the Synodal Cathedral and St. Sergius Chapel, with live streaming and online submission of commemoration slips and ordering of candles set up. At the request of parishioners, the clergy would bring them the Holy Gifts at home.

A miracle in Georgia: We did not have an epidemic although churches never closed, says Georgian hierarch

Photo: 1tv.geA nation that is faithful to God and its fatherland will be miraculously blessed by God, His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel of Chiatura and Sachkhere of the Georgian Orthodox Church said during his Sunday sermon at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

A miracle was seen in Georgia, where there was no eruption of the coronavirus epidemic despite the fact that the churches were never closed, as in many other countries, Met. Daniel emphasized, reports 1tv.ge.