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Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew regarding COVID-19 (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Weh9gZAOhTk&feature=youtu.be Brother hierarchs and beloved children in the Lord, From the Phanar, from the heart of the Queen of Cities, from the City of the Great Church and of Haghia Sophia, we are communicating with each and every one of you – women, men, and children – because of the unprecedented conditions and tribulation that…

Communique of the Ecumenical Patriarchate regarding the COVID-19 (Corona) virus

The Holy and Great Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, convened under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and among other issues, thoroughly deliberated upon the events of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus and with a feeling of pastoral responsibility, points out the following: 1) Despite the seriousness of the situation, prudence, patience, and the…

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…