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Hieromonk Lucas athonite gave the Patriarch the calligraphed parchment with the Tomos for Ukraine

Today, 4 th January 2019, His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Mr. Bartholomew welcomed in his patriarchal residence the reverent Hieromonk Mr. Lucas of Xenophontos. Father Lucas, the most famous Athonite painter and calligrapher, gave His All Holiness the parchment with a calligraphy of the Tomos for the autocephalous Church in Ukraine, hand written by…

Iraq officially makes Christmas Day a national holiday

The Iraqi Cabinet approved a law to mark Christmas Day, December 25, as an official holiday across the country "on the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ," according to a statement released by the Iraqi government. https://twitter.com/IraqiGovt/status/1077213857586782208 The Cabinet voted on an amendment to the national holidays law in the country that Christmas Day…

Metropolis of Piraeus distributes 7,500 Christmas “parcels of love”

Photo: romfea.gr Thousands in need have found assistance again this year through the multifaceted social and charitable work of the Metropolis of Piraeus of the Greek Orthodox Church, reports Romfea. His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus distributed 7,500 “parcels of love,” as they call them, to those struggling to cope with their daily difficulties, with food…

Byzantine Monuments To Be Protected by New Global Charter

An agreement called “The Charter for the Protection of the Byzantine Heritage Monuments” was unanimously ratified this weekend after a three-day meeting held in the city of Thessaloniki, Greek Reporter reports. Representatives from twenty-one countries agreed on a framework of principles for the protection of Byzantine heritage for all areas comprising the former Byzantine Empire.…

The Ecumenical Patriarch reviled what was he bribed with regarding the Ukrainian autocephaly

The Ecumenical Patriarch replied with candies and chocolates to the accusations for bribery by Moscow, refusing to take seriously the attacks which he has lately been exposed to in connection to the motives behind his assigning of the Ukrainian autocephaly. “Although the Russian Church accuses me that I have allegedly received money in order to…

(Video) Elder Gregory, Abbot of Docheiariou Monastery, Mount Athos, reposed in God

Elder Gregory, Abbot of Docheiariou Monastery (1942 - 2018) Sometime before midnight, at the age of 76, reposed in God the Abbot of the Holy Docheiariou Monastery on Mount Athos, Elder Gregory. The blessedly reposed Elder was by origin from Paros, where he became a monk and spend his first monastic years, then continued his…