Orthodox Churches

Нови председник „Међународне хришћанске солидарности“

New president of Christian Solidarity International human rights organization is electedOn 27 July 2020, Dr. John Eibner, former CEO of Christian Solidarity International human rights organization, was elected its new president.

Dr. John Eibner is notable for his activism and numerous speeches and publications in defence of persecuted Christians. Since 1990 he has been working for Christian Solidarity International, participating in all its key projects and visiting conflict zones.

Манастир Палтин-Петру Вода добио честицу Светог Никофора Лепрозног

Paltin-Petru Voda Monastery receives fragment of St Nikephoros the Leper’s relicsРPaltin-Petru Voda Monastery has received a fragment of the holy relics of Saint Nikephoros the Leper, a powerful intercessor for COVID-19 and every disease.

The holy relics were donated by Father Simon from the Hermitage of St. Panteleimon from Greece, at the request of the abbess of Paltin Monastery, stavrophore Justina Bujor.

Prayer for Kurban Bairam in Hagia Sophia

Prayer for Kurban Bairam in Hagia SophiaA prayer was held for the first time today at dawn, after 86 years, in Hagia Sophia for the Muslim Holiday “Eid al-Adha”, according to Turkish media.

The prayer was celebrated by the Head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs, Ali Erbaş. Turkish media reported that before the prayer started, Hagia Sophia was full, as well as the square in front of the monument and the one in front of the Blue Mosque. The prayer that would take place in Hagia Sophia was announced last night.

Source: Orthodoxtimes.com

Ukrainian Church welcomes ceasefire in Donbass, schismatic hierarch calls for armed uprising against president

Photo: pravlife.orgThe canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church welcomes the agreement on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in Donbass that went into effect on Monday, July 27, and asks its faithful children to pray that this will be the beginning of the end of the war in eastern Ukraine, His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, the Chancellor of the UOC, commented on his Facebook page.

Panagia Sumela to open on Tuesday in Trabzon after five years of restoration work

Panagia Sumela to open on Tuesday in Trabzon after five years of restoration workThe historic monastery of Panagia Sumela in Trabzon in Pontus region opens tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28, after five years of restoration work, in the presence of Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy. At the same time, the Hagia Sophia in Trabzon, which was also converted into a mosque seven years ago, will reopen to visitors tomorrow after two years of restoration work.