Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), the abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York, of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) was consecrated as the new ROCOR Bishop of Syracuse yesterday.
The actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, including in Ukraine, show that it’s more important for Patriarch Bartholomew to impose his power over the Orthodox Church than to find consent and unity, His Eminence Metropolitan Daniil of Vidin of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church stated to RIA-Novosti yesterday.
The Russian Orthodox Church opened its 59th women’s crisis center in the city of Kurgan on February 7. The new center provides temporary shelter, operating in agreement with other local social programs providing assistance to families and children.
The schismatics often claim that Met. Vladimir was more interested in dialoguing with them and that he would be supportive of the results of the “unification council” and Constantinople’s actions in Ukraine.
The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has called for an overhaul of the government’s National Strategy for the Child 2019-2030, arguing for a ban on abortion and for compulsory religious education in schools and the removal of sex education from the curriculum.
Unlike other former USSR nations, the Ukrainian state has not returned many of the most valuable Church sites to the control of the Church. Thus, the Kiev Caves and Pochaev Lavras are officially state museums that are only temporarily leased out for Church use.
Russian specialists are working on removing dead wood from the ancient Oak of Mamre in the city of Hebron on the West Bank of the Jordan River to allow for the growth of two young shoots that sprouted from the same roots several years ago.
Abbot Evlogy closed the monastery gates to the schismatic representatives and did not bless them to enter the church or venerate the relics, explaining that St. Panteleimon’s Monastery does recognize them as clergy now, nor will they in the future.