Believers in Belarus gathered in pious procession recently in honor of the Synaxis of All Belarusian Saints and in Ukraine a procession was held to a 300-year-old holy spring in honor of the Mother of God.
The Committee for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of the Pskov Region and the Likhachev Institute worked on the nomination since 2015, preparing an updated dossier and site management plan. They also conducted a large-scale study to determine the typological and decorative features of the Pskov architectural school.
The Kalinovsky miracle occurred in 1923, in the historical region of Podolia, in the village Kalynivka of the modern-day Vinnytsia oblast, in West-Central Ukraine. According to documents, a Red Army soldier shot a roadside cross, and from the Precious Side of the Savior, real blood began to flow as if from a wound.
As part of the “Firebird”, project of the Russian Orthodox Church, from July 4 to 16, 2019, students will visit the Moscow provincial city of Yakhroma. The program includes participation in the restoration of the city’s Trinity Cathedral, as well as visiting a number of cultural events. On July 13, a liturgy in the Chinese language will be held at the church.
The mission of monks, not least the monks of Mt. Athos, is the following: We feel this obligation entrusted to us by the Church, that prayer and propitiation to the Lord should not stop in the world for a single moment.
Saint George’s Cathedral in the medieval town of Yuryev-Polsky of the Vladimir province is about to undergo major restoration. Saint George’s Cathedral is famously the last extant stone structure built before the Mongol invasion period, constructed between 1230 to 1234.
On Tuesday, the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU) reported that a delegation consisting of several “priests” and “deacons” visited Mt. Athos from June 21 to 23. This was the third such delegation from the OCU to visit Mt. Athos since February.
The brethren of the Holy Dormition-Svyatogorsk Lavra in Ukraine paid their respects and bid farewell to the eldest members of their community yesterday, with abbot Metropolitan Arseny of Svyatogorsk serving the Divine Liturgy and funeral for Schemamonk Selaphiel (Zheleztsov).
Specialists in the conservation and restoration of frescoes from the Russian Ministry of Culture recently visited St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria to draw up an analysis that will help to better restore and preserve the frescoes of the patriarchal memorial church.
The Belotserkov Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is requesting prayers for the repose of the soul of Archpriest Bogdan Sushansky, who drowned on Monday trying to save his own 4-year-old daughter, Anisia, who also perished.