The Ecumenical Patriarch departed for Prague

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew departed for Prague on Monday afternoon, accompanied by Archdeacon Theodore.

On Tuesday, October 15, the Ecumenical Patriarch will attend the proceedings of the annual General Assembly of the International Organization “Forum 2000” where he will give aspeech entitled “Recovering the promise of 1989”.

Kraków selling land to Polish Orthodox Church at 95% discount to build new church

There is currently one Orthodox church in the city of Kraków in southern Poland, the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos, though it is no longer sufficient for the city’s Orthodox flock, thanks in large part to an influx of immigrants from the east, especially Ukraine.

The new Civil Governor of Mount Athos was sworn in

The new Civil Governor of Mount Athos, Athanasios Martinos, was sworn in at noon on Wednesday, in the presence of Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.

Aristos Kasmiroglou, who is expert in ecclesiastical affairs and has served as civil governor of Mount Athos until August 2018, was sworn in as Deputy Civil Governor. Aristos Kasmiroglou was replaced by decision of the Greek government.

Relics of St Spyridon to be brought to Bucharest this Saturday

The Romanian Patriarchate has announced that the holy relics of Saint Spyridon will be brought from Corfu to Bucharest on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

A delegation of the Metropolis of Corfu, headed by His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios, will bring to Romania the right hand of Saint Spyridon the bishop of Trimythous and wonderworker for the feast of Saint Paraskeva, on October 11-17, 2019.

Why Metropolitan of Stara Zagora did not get permission to celebrate the Divine Liturgy

In response to press reports, the Holy Metropolis of Adrianopole said that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew did not give the canonical permission to the Metropolitan of Stara Zagora of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria to celebrate the Divine Liturgy at a temple which comes under their canonical jurisdiction.