The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the demise of Metropolitan Nikodim of Leningrad and Novgorod, an outstanding hierarch of the 20th century.
In Reykjavik, Iceland, the first divine service was celebrated at the St. Nicholas Chapel mounted at a site that had been allocated by the city council. In near future it will be the site of the first Orthodox church to be built in the country. It will be dedicated to…
The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties and the Russian national organization of veterans ‘Fighting Brotherhood’ have brought to Syria and handed over to the Sunday school of the church of St. John the Baptist (Patriarchate of Antioch) Christmas gifts and school stationary collected by the Sunday school children…
The VIII International Educational Pokrov Readings took place in the capital of Finland on October 13-16, 2017. The Readings are held each October timed to the dedication day of the Church of the Intercession.
On 14 October 2017, while in Iceland, His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visited St. Nicholas parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in Reykjavik and the construction site of the first Orthodox church in the capital of Iceland, where in May 2011, upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of…
On 25 March 2017, divine services were celebrated at the Church of the Epiphany in the village of Naccache with the blessing of Metropolitan George of Mount Lebanon, Patriarchate of Antioch.
The Thai version of the Book of Needs, Part I, has come out. It has been translated and edited by Orthodox Thais – Archpriest Danay (Daniel) Vanna, Ms. Napatra Aphichataphong and others.
On August 24, 2016, four lesser cupolas were installed in a solemn ceremony on the Cathedral of the Trinity under construction on the Branley Embankment in Paris.
The Khmer version of the Divine Liturgy has come out in Cambodia. In addition to the text of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the book also contains the prayers before and after the Holy Communion.
For the first time in history, the both New York state legislative chambers, Senate and Assembly, passed a resolution initiated by a coalition of organizations of Russian compatriots to declare a Russian-American History Month in the state of New York.
On 9 April 2016, during his archpastoral visit to Spanish parishes, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese celebrated the lesser consecration of church premises of a newly established parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the city of Alicante.
On March 19, 2016, a solemn ceremony took place in the French capital on the occasion of the blessing and installation of the main cupola and a cross on top of the new cathedral church of the diocese of Chersonese, on the Branley embankment.
On 6 February 2016, the commemoration day of St. Xenia of Petersburg was celebrated at the Church o f the Holy Trinity, the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. St. Xenia is venerated in Serbia as deeply as in Russia.
Hundreds of people were present at the consecration, the website of the parish reports.
Attending the divine service were Colonel Roman Bykhalov, air attaché of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the USA, and Sergey Sadchikov, deputy naval attaché.
Memorial services for the victims of terrorist attacks in Paris were conducted in Orthodox churches in France the next morning after the perpetration.
(Russian) 15 ноября 2015 года, в неделю 24-ю по Пятидесятнице, епископ Корсунский Нестор совершил Божественную Литургию в Трехсвятительском кафедральном храме в Париже.
The Thailand Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church has published a Khmer version of the Orthodox Prayer Book at the request of the Orthodox faithful in Cambodia.
On 11 October 2015, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, performed the rite of consecration of the renovated Church of Ss Peter and Paul, Metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, and celebrated the Divine…
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, over the death of civilians as a result of explosions in Ankara.