“To see the finger of God, visible yet invisible, is a wondrous thing,” he said. “I know that every experience that we have is precious to the Lord. The suffering that we go through is being used by the Lord for our salvation.”
There is hope within the Ukrainian Church that a new law promulgated by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky will improve the situation for its parishes, hundreds of which have been seized by force or illegally re-registered to the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine.”
A collection of signatures was launched on Saturday in Zugdidi, the capital of the western Georgian Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, to petition for the adoption of a law that would prohibit the promotion of LGBT ideology and lifestyles.
Archaeologists, from the Kinneret Academic College and Nyack College of New York believe they have unearthed the Church of the Apostles that, according to Tradition, was built on the site of the home of the great apostles Sts. Peter and Andrew.
With great joy and feelings of deep emotion, the monastic brotherhood of the Holy Monastery of St. John the Forerunner of Mesa Potamos, Cyprus announces to the reading public that pre-orders of the book The Romanov Royal Martyrs: What Silence Could Not Conceal are now being accepted.
Another great anniversary for the Russian Church was celebrated this weekend, as pilgrims from throughout Russia gathered in Kazan to honor the great Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, which miraculously appeared 440 years ago in 1579.
A glorious celebration was held on Thursday at the Monastery of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church, as His Eminence Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhoturye led the Divine Liturgy for the feast of St. Elizabeth the Grand Duchess and New Martyr and the Nun Barbara.
According to data from the interactive map showing parish transitions from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Chruch to the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU), no parishes have joined the schismatic structure in the past 2.5 months.
The Holy Provincial Synod of Crete has expressed its deep condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Suzanne Eaton, a 60-year-old American scientist who was raped and murdered on July 2 while attending a conference at the Orthodox Academy on the island.
A team of students from the History and Geography Department of the Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University in Chişinău discovered a 16th-century bronze icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker while searching for traces of the great ditch that surrounded the fortress and to identify the underground constructions within the perimeter of the fortress.
The American government’s support for, and further, its role in the creation of the new schismatic church in Ukraine has been openly acknowledged on both the American and Ukrainian side, though the Patriarchate of Constantinople continues to deny that there was any political influence on its decision to create it and grant it a tomos of autocephaly.
On Tuesday, Mitsotakis assured His Beatitude, the primate of the Greek Orthodox Church, that his government would not advance the plan to remove priests from the category of civil servants, thus effectively overturning the decision of the previous leftist administration under former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the primate of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, has appealed to both His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to resume the prisoner exchange in Donbass.