A nationwide fundraiser for constructing a chapel in the village of Kudama on the shore of Lake Syamozero in Russia’s northwestern Karelia Province in honor of the fourteen children who drowned in the lake last summer was announced on Tuesday.
Two men were detained early this morning at about 1:40 AM at St. Andrew’s Orthodox Cathedral in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporozhye for attempted robbery, especially of the relics of the Great Martyr Paraskeva of Iconium which had been brought to the city the day before.
Abbess Methodia of the Convent of the Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord John near the Greek city of Naousa, under the spiritual direction of Elder Ephraim, spoke to us about the monastery and about her path there by the prayers of the holy people God had blessed her to meet.
Russia is looking forward to the possibility of several treasured Pskov monuments being added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a year and a half, announced Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky during a visit to the Russian Orthodox spiritual-cultural center in Paris.
The text of the Holy Synod’s decree “On Sacramental Actions on the Canonical Territory of the Church of Greece” explains that the new restrictions are a reciprocal measure, as hierarchs and clerics of the Greek Orthodox Church must receive the special permission of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to visit the Holy Mountain.
The center facilitates an Orthodox rehabilitation program for psychoactive-dependent people, one of the most important components of which is the churching of the center’s wards, who cannot otherwise participate in the sacramental life of the Church.
The 39-year-old Lake Township, Ohio man who set fire to one Orthodox church on Sunday, and vandalized the cross in front of another, is also accused of shooting at several area businesses. Richard D. Rhodes reportedly has a mental condition that his lawyer says may make him incompetent to stand trial.
In accordance with the prime minister’s order, the Hungarian government will pay 313.8 million HUF ($1.25 million) for St. Nicholas’ church in the northeastern city of Tokaj, which will then be given to the control of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Hungarian Archdiocese which is under the direction of His Grace Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk.
If you ever find yourself in Germany during your travels across Central Europe, you can visit the Monastery of the Greatmartyr George the Victorious, situated in the eastern part of the country near the Polish border, in the village of Götschendorf.
According to various estimates, more than 20-25,000 pilgrims took part in the prayerful procession. According to participants of last year’s procession, the number of worshipers in 2017 increased significantly. Participants included both children and the elderly. Participants came from various parts of Ukraine, as well as Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Russia.
The consecration was a long-awaited occasion for many residents of Ekaterinburg, a large number of believers gathering in the tiny church. The first stone of the church was laid in 2010 during Patriarch Kirill’s visit to Ekaterinburg, and the church design was approved by Met. Kirill in 2012. The first Divine Liturgy in the church was celebrated on August 29, 2015.