Mosaics of the early Byzantine period were revealed in Sinope Koimesis Church

Mosaics of the early Byzantine period were revealed in Sinope Koimesis ChurchIn the city of Sinope, in Turkey, there is the complex of Mithridates Palaces, in the center of which is an early Christian church, dating to approximately 660 AD, which is known as the “Church of the Palaces” (Balatlar Kilisesi).

Excavations at the 2,300-year-old Palace began 11 years ago with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Patriarch of Antioch met Minister of Public Works and Housing

Patriarch of Antioch met Minister of Public Works and HousingGreek Orthodox Patriarch John of Antioch and All the East received Minister of Public works and Housing, Suhail Mohammad Abdullatif, at the Patriarchate in Damascus on Monday, October 19, 2020.

Source: Orthodoxtimes.com

Patriarch Irinej and Minister Loncar called on citizens to respect epidemiological measures during slava celebrations

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and Dr. Zoran Loncar, Minister of Health in the Government of the Republic of Serbia,  called on all citizens of Serbia yesterday to adhere to anti-epidemic measures in the next period, and during slava celebrations, in order to preserve public health.

At today's meeting at the Patriarchate, Belgrade, which was also attended by director of the Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Dr. Goran Stevanovic, Minister Loncar informed His Holiness Patriarch Irinej about the current epidemiological situation in our country, as well as about the preparedness of the state health system for the new peak of the coronavirus. On that occasion, the Minister pointed out that medical staff would do everything to preserve health of our citizens this time as well, but that it was necessary to respect the measures in order to keep the epidemic under control.

10th Anniversary of Ordination of Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia

10th Anniversary of Ordination of Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia
10th Anniversary of Ordination of Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia
10th Anniversary of Ordination of Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia
10th Anniversary of Ordination of Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia

The Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the 10th Anniversary of the Ordination of Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia which had taken place on the 17th of October 2010.

Orthodox community given use of a church in southern Spain

Photo: orthodoxspain.com Photo: orthodoxspain.comThe Orthodox community of the Protection of the Mother of God in the city of Granada in south-central Spain found a church home this week.

On Tuesday, October 13, Archbishop Nestor of Madrid and Lisbon of the Russian Orthodox Church met with the Roman Catholic Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández of Granada, resulting in an agreement whereby the Church of St. Bartholomew in the city center, was transferred to the use of the Holy Protection Orthodox parish community, reports the site of the Diocese of Spain and Portugal.