This interview was recorded in 2003 by brothers of Sretensky Monastery who had visited Metropolitan Cornelius at his Estonian residence at Pukhtitsa Monastery, asking the now-reposed archpastor about the USSR and the years of persecution, independent Estonia, the schism in Estonian Orthodoxy, and the daily lives of Estonians.
The zeal of Filipino Orthodox was seen at Pascha this year, as the community of St. Vincent of Lerins on the island of Mindanao celebrated the bright Resurrection of Christ in a church they had built with their own hands in just three weeks.
World-famous Serbian-Australian evangelist and motivational speaker and head of the charity organization “Life Without Limbs” Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs, visited an Orthodox children’s hospice in St. Petersburg on Saturday.
The terms of the contract include the requirement for the building to continue to function as a church—it has already been in use by the Bulgarian Church community. The diocese plans to repair the property and arrange it according to Orthodox canons for a church building.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and the Jordanian ambassador to the Russian Federation Amjad Ode Adayle met today to discuss cooperation in developing religious tourism.
Fr. Gregory had previously served as an Anglican priest, but in 1992 he became disappointed in Anglicanism and embraced Orthodoxy. Three years later he was ordained and since then has served at a parish of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch in Manchester—one of the largest English cities—for over twenty years.
In this short video, well-known Russian priest Fr. Andrei Tkachev talks about the phenomenon of people converting to Orthodox Christianity throughout the world, here esecially focusing on America and Turkey. As Fr. Andrei explains, people are looking for the deeper undercurrent of their lives and cultures, and are finding it in the Christ's true Orthodox Church.
The government of Cyprus and the Church under the headship of His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos have made the joint and unprecedented decision to gift a large plot of land to the Georgian Orthodox Church for use for a large-scale monastery complex.
St. Tamar became the sole ruler of Georgia in 1184, reigning as king because she ruled not as a consort but as a monarch. She is remembered as a pious and holy woman, a builder of churches and monasteries, and a brilliant military commander.