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Byzanfest: The world’s first online Orthodox Christian short film festival

Established in 2014, Byzanfest is the world’s first and only online festival that screens short-films made by Eastern Orthodox Christian filmmakers. The Festival goes live from Sunday 21st July until 4th August 2019, running concurrently with live venue screenings which are hosted by Global Screening Partners. „As the world’s media and entertainment have become increasingly on-demand and…

The new Archbishop of Great Britain has been enthroned

The enthronement of the new Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, Nikitas, took place on Saturday, July 27, Romfea News reports. The enthronement ceremony took place in the historic Hagia Sophia Cathedral in London, in the presence of hierarchs and clergy. The Greek Government was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for Greeks Abroad, Mr.…

Fire threatens the Basilica of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor

A fire, which broke out in northern Israel, threatens the Basilica of the Transfiguration, a Christian holy place. The monks were evacuated from the area of the fire the previous night, according to the firefighting department. The fire, which broke out in a forest near Mount Tabor, at the top of which the basilica is…

The Holy Synod declared the Day of the “Unborn Child”

The Establishment of the Day of the Unborn Child was announced by the Holy Synod in a decision taken on July 9, which is officially taking a stand against abortions. As stated in the relevant circular, this decision was taken to protect the child and to solve the country’s demographic problem. The movement “Let me…

Church of St. Seraphim Sobolev to be built in Sofia

A new church in honor of one of the 20th century’s great Holy Hierarchs is set to be built in the Sofia, according to a report prepared by Mayor Dimitar Dimov, reports Orthochristian who cites stolica.bg. St. Seraphim (Sobolev) labored in the Bulgarian capital for the last 29 years of his life and is known throughout Bulgaria, and…

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Ordained the New Bishop of Evdokias, in Antalya

The Ecumenical Patriarch called on the Slavic-speaking faithful of Antalya to remain united around their prelate, the Metropolitan of Pisidia but also their new Bishop, and expressed the hope of returning love and peace to relations with the Church of Russia His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew ordained to the episcopacy the new bishop-elect Ambrosios of…