Orthodox Churches

Synaxis of All Saints of Pskov Caves celebrated at their monastery

Synaxis of All Saints of Pskov Caves celebrated at their monastery
Synaxis of All Saints of Pskov Caves celebrated at their monastery
Synaxis of All Saints of Pskov Caves celebrated at their monastery
Synaxis of All Saints of Pskov Caves celebrated at their monastery

The Holy Dormition-Pskov Caves Monastery is one of the most beloved holy habitations of the Russian Orthodox Church. It has been a guiding light for the entire Orthodox Church since the 15th century and was the only monastery in Russia to never close during the dark years of godless communism.

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Montenegro

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Montenegro
Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Montenegro
Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Montenegro
Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Montenegro

Russian Synod issues statement in support of persecuted Serbian Church in Montenegro

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its deep concern at the deterioration of the situation with the dioceses of the Serbian Patriarchate on the territory of Montenegro, where the unity of Orthodoxy has suffered for many years from the schismatic activity of the so-called “Montenegrin Orthodox Church.”

Greek Church devoted more than $136 million to humanitarian aid in 2018

Continuing its strong tradition of humanitarian aid to the less fortunate, the Church of Greece gave more than $136 million to various philanthropic events and projects in 2018.

The Greek Church’s Synodal Committee for Social Welfare received figures in late June that show that more than $136,061,062 (121,530,510 euros) were allocated for humanitarian assistance programs, reports the Orthodoxia News Agency.

Family Day celebrated in Russian church in Belgrade

Family Day celebrated in Russian church in Belgrade
Family Day celebrated in Russian church in Belgrade
Family Day celebrated in Russian church in Belgrade
Family Day celebrated in Russian church in Belgrade

His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana officitaed the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Russian church of Holy Trinity in Belgrade on 8 July 2019.

The Day of family, love and fidelity began to be marked five centuries ago in an ancient Russian town of Murom; officially as the Russian holiday was established ten years ago and was solemnly celebrated in cities throughout Russia. 

UN cultural agency removes birthplace of Jesus from its list of heritage sites in danger

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku since 30 June, has decided to remove the Birthplace of Jesus: the Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem from the List of World Heritage in Danger, UNESCO reports.

Alex Machaskee awarded Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, presided over the 2019 Commencement Exercises at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, New York.

Serbian Orthodox Church icon replica in Birmingham

A replica of a 2,000-year-old religious icon has been unveiled in Birmingham.

The Holy Prince Lazar church in Bournville has said it is honoured to have received the first ever official copy of Trojeručica, BBC reports.

The replica, dedicated to families of bereaved children, has arrived at the church after being transported from a monastery in Greece.