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Cyprus’ Greek Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II dies at 81

Archbishop of Cyprus, Chrysostomos II passed away today at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer. Early years Born as Herodotos Dimitriou on April 10, 1941, in Tala, Paphos, he joined the monastery of Ayios Neophytos at age 12, two years after losing his father. In 1963 he was ordained deacon by…

Christian monastery — possibly more than 1,400 years old — found off United Arab Emirates’ coast

An ancient Christian monastery — possibly dating as far back as the years before Islam spread across the Arabian Peninsula — has been discovered on an island off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The monastery on Siniyah Island, part of the sand-dune sheikhdom of Umm al-Quwain, sheds new light on the history…

Ecumenical Patriarch met with King Charles III of the United Kingdom

At noon today, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace. During their half-hour private meeting, the Ecumenical Patriarch expressed once again his condolences for the death of the King’s Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as well as his prayers and best wishes on behalf of the Mother Church for a successful…

Thousands greet wonderworking Panagia Voulkaniotissa Icon in Greece

Every year, on the evening of September 19, the wonderworking Panagia Voulkaniotissa Icon is carried in procession from the Voulkanos Monastery down to the city of Messini, Greece. The procession is held in honor of a miracle of the Mother of God in 1755, when a procession with the icon saved the city from a…

Patriarch Bartholomew receives Lithuanian politicians seeking to subject Church to Constantinople

Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople received a group of Lithuanian politicians at the Phanar in Istanbul yesterday. The visit comes as defrocked clerics and government officials are working to force the Church in Lithuania out of the Moscow Patriarchate and into the jurisdiction of Pat. Bartholomew. The visiting group included Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mantas…

Co-liturgy by the Ecumenical Patriarch, the Archbishop of Athens and the Metropolitan of Kyiv

A Divine Liturgy was held in the Holy Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, in the community of Panagia of Thassos presided over by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and co-officiated by Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Ieronymos and Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Epiphaniy, while several High Priests participated. Metropolitan Epiphaniy addressing…