Like those who ridiculed the prophet Noah, “[t]he area neighbors thought they were dreamers and would start something that would never be completed,” but now those same neighbors, “many of whom are not Orthodox, are making their own donations, asking for prayers and helping with the construction.”
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro (Serbian Orthodox Church), administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South and Central America, made his first canonical visit to the Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Villa Nueva, Guatemala last week.
"I come to you from the far-away lands of North America, with a small delegation representing the Orthodox Church in America, to offer a few words before this august body concerning the great man of God and confessor whose name I bear and who is also my predecessor in the United States and Canada, where he served as ruling hierarch of the North American diocese from 1898 to 1907."
Highlights of the tour include Divine Liturgy at the Kykkos Monastery, conversations with local monastics, veneration of the relics of St. Lazarus and Sts. Cyprian and Justina, a visit to the Trooditissa Monastery, lively spiritual discussions, and possibly a meeting with Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol, a true bulward of Orthodoxy.
In preparation for the celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the Baptism of Alania in southern Russia, just north of the border of Georgia, in 2022, the Vladikavkaz Diocese is preparing a complete system of Divine services in the Ossetian language.
According to a message posted on the official site of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the Bulgarian state and the Bulgarian Orthodox Church are unanimous in their commitment to the development and deepening of relations between Bulgarian and the Republic of Macedonia.
The center’s goals are to enable the women to learn to read and write; to teach them about Orthodox Tradition and prayers and family values, helping them to remain steadfast in their faith in the Islamic state of Pakistan; to teach them teamwork, for solving real life problems.
This year, Romania alone rallied over 110,000 participants for its seventh annual March for Life, which was held on the Feast of the Annunciation. As Nadane points out, the annual March’s proximity to the celebration of the most important pregnancy ever has caused even the liberal-leaning media to take notice of the movement.