Statement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed his deep concern over the calls voiced by a number of the Turkish politicians for the change in the current status of Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest masterpieces of Christian culture.

I am deeply concerned over the calls of certain Turkish politicians to reconsider the museum status of Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest monuments of Christian culture.

Ecumenical Patriarch: We continue to fight for reopening of Halki seminary

Ecumenical Patriarch: We continue to fight for reopening of Halki seminary
Ecumenical Patriarch: We continue to fight for reopening of Halki seminary
Ecumenical Patriarch: We continue to fight for reopening of Halki seminary
Ecumenical Patriarch: We continue to fight for reopening of Halki seminary

In an atmosphere charged with emotion, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew appointed on Sunday, 5 July 2020, Bishop Kassianos of Arabissos as the new Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal And Stavropegic Monastery Of the Holy Trinity in Halki, which is situated in the same place, as the Halki seminary.

Celebration of Ss Peter and Paul feast day in Damascus

Celebration of Ss Peter and Paul feast day in Damascus
Celebration of Ss Peter and Paul feast day in Damascus
Celebration of Ss Peter and Paul feast day in Damascus
Celebration of Ss Peter and Paul feast day in Damascus

On 29 June 2020, the feast of Ss Peter and Paul, founders and patrons of the Church of Antioch, was celebrated at the Mariamite Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus.

Archbishop Anastasios of Albania returned to his duties

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, after the successful angioplasty he underwent at the HYGEIA Hospital of Tirana on Friday, June 26, 2020 for the placement of two stents, and his smooth recovery, he returned to his office at the Archdiocese, on Wednesday, July 1.

Fr. Nikodemos, Brother Of Elder Ephraim Of Arizona, Reposes In The Lord

Fr. Nikodemos, the brother of Elder Ephraim of Philotheou and Arizona, has reposed in the Lord at the age of 94, report Vima Orthodoxias and the Orthodoxia News Agency.

He was tonsured into the Great Schema at St. Anthony’s Monastery just 6 days prior.