Humility—this is how you could define the Godenovo Cross, which appeared in Russia in the fifteenth century and is now located at the dependency of the Pereslavl-St. Nicholas Convent in Godenovo. It’s appearance in Russia can be compared to the appearance of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God on Mt. Athos.
The structure, which belonged to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, was the largest wooden building in Europe and second largest in the world. It served as an orphanage from 1903 to 1964, providing services to thousands of children, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s.
His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raška and Prizren of the Serbian Orthodox Church published an appeal yesterday to his flock in Kosovo and Metohije, imploring them not to leave their homes, thereby abandoning their holy churches, monasteries, and cemeteries as well.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is tentatively scheduled to make an unofficial visit to Mt. Athos tomorrow and Friday, where he will meet with Athonite leadership in Karyes and stay at the Russian St. Panteleimon’s Monastery.
Following the decision of the Supreme Russian Church Council on April 17, 2019, and with the approval of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Church has launched a program to digitally scan monuments of Church architecture in a state of disrepair and the creation of an all-Russian registry of such monuments.
While on a visit to Zagreb, Milorad Dodik, a Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, paid a friendly visit to Met. Porfirije on Wednesday, September 16, at the Katarina Brankovic Kantakuzin Serbian Orthodox Public Gymnasium, reports the Metropolis of Zagreb.
Jvari Monastery is one of the great jewels of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Built in the 6th century near the ancient capital of Mtskheta, its Church of the Holy Cross is a rare case of an early medieval Georgian church that has survived nearly unchanged till today.
Two hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church are currently on pilgrimage to the holy sites of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, “who brought us the blessing of St. Alexander Nevsky,” in the words of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro.