The IV Annual Lenten Cuisine festival was held on Saturday in the in the Ural Center for Design Development in Ekaterinburg. The event is always well-received by the Ekaterinburg festival, and this year’s event was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Tsar Nicholas II and the theme “Lenten Dishes of the Royal Table,” which included the Royal Martyrs’ favorite dishes.
His Eminence Archbishop Damiaos of Sinai, Pharan, and Raitho, and Abbot of St. Catherine’s Monastery is expected to leave the Al-Galaa military hospital in Cairo sometime today, ending a nearly two-month stay after an accident in St. Catherine’s Monastery.
Serbian state corporation “Србијагас” (SerbiaGas) has announced that it will be donating more than $20,000 to Hilandar Monastery, the Serbian monastery on Mt. Athos that suffered a severe fire in 2004.
Pro-lifers are celebrating a new victory in Mississippi today after Governor Phil Bryant signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban into law yesterday. Now the murder of infants in the womb is banned after 15 weeks of pregnancy with no exemptions for rape or incest.
An icon of Christ the Savior found in the storerooms of the Yaroslavl Art Museum will be sent to the State Research Institute of Restoration for examination. It is possible that it is the wonderworking icon from the Church of Christ the Savior of Sts. Cyril and Athanasius Monastery in Yaroslavl that saved the city from plague in 1612, when Minin and Pozharsky formed a militia in the city.
A cultural-historical tour designed to bring Russians and citizens of the Balkan regions together began in Serbia yesterday. The “Night Wolves” Russian Orthodox biker club is participating in the “Russian Balkans” tour, which includes visits to a number of Orthodox churches and monasteries.
The head of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” (KP) has declared that the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a “new” Church, and that the KP, in his person, is “the successor to the history of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.”
A unique church is under construction in northern Moscow as part of the “200” church-building program. The wooden Church of the 12 Apostles, being built by hand according to traditional methods, will be adorned with an even more unique iconostasis that is being carved out of a 300-year-old oak tree from the territory of Donskoy Monastery.
The vacant See of Chicago of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOARCH) was officially filled on Saturday, with the consecration of Archimandrite Nathanael (Symeonides) to the episcopate at the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral on Saturday.
Residents of the village of Sarpi in the Adjara Region of Georgia are outraged by the construction of a casino next to the village’s Orthodox church that is already underway. “Give up this godless venture!” the Orthodox faithful are insisting.
The Georgian Orthodox Church has come out with a statement about attempts to use the Church in political games, emphasizing that it is expecting a new wave of attacks from those who cannot accept the authority and popularity of the Church and of His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II and their traditional stances.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the peaceful repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla), the former First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), who labored many decades in the Lord’s vineyard.
A cross procession in memory of the murder of the Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas II and his family began in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov today. The procession will wind its way through various Russian cities and holy sites, arriving in Ekaterinburg to celebrate the centenary of the family’s martyrdom, which took place on July 4/17, 1918.