The Orthodox Church in Pakistan

History of the Orthodox Mission in Pakistan Fr. John Tanveer was born into a Roman Catholic family in Hafizabad, Pakistan in 1952, the third of six children. His zealousness for the faith and thirst for learning led him to enroll in the seminary, and in 1986 he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest. For the […]

The Philippines shows the world how to celebrate Christmas

Where would you find the most Christmas spirit in the world? It’s hard to say for certain, but if a global competition were to be held, the Philippines would have an excellent shot at winning. The southeast Asian island nation has the world’s longest festive season — and pulls no punches in its celebratory zeal […]

Singapore: World’s fastest walkers

Pedestrians all over the world are moving faster than a decade ago, according to scientists who have conducted a study into the pace at which people walk. Psychologists say walking speeds have increased by an average of 10 percent in the past 10 years. People in the greatest hurry live in Singapore, according to the […]

Hopes raised for churches’ unification

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I, the only Orthodox Church representative at the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, said they hoped that the barriers preventing the unity of the Eastern and Western Churches could be eliminated. The 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, in which important decisions were made about the Catholic Church’s […]

Bell to toll once more at Diyarbakır church

A century after its establishment, the historical Surp Giragos Armenian Church in Diyarbakır reopened for worship last year. Now, the church is set to completely return to its former glory with the installation of a new bell on Nov 4. The new bell, which weighs 100 kilograms, was produced in Moscow. Diyarbakır’s most important churches, […]

ΧΕΙΡΟΤΟΝΗΤΗΡΙΟΣ ΛΟΓΟΣ ΕΨΗΦΙΣΜΕΝΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΟΥ ΣΙΓΚΑΠΟΥΡΗΣ κ. ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ

φωτορεπορτάζ: Νικόλαος Μαγγίνας Δελτίο Πατριαρχείου Ἡ Α. Θ. Παναγιότης, ὁ Πατριάρχης, ἐπί τῇ Ἑορτῇ τῶν Εἰσοδίων τῆς Θεοτόκου, ἐχοροστάτησεν ἐν τῷ Πανσέπτῳ Πατριαρχικῷ Ναῷ, κατά τόν Μ. Ἑσπερινόν τῆς Ἑορτῆς, τήν Κυριακήν, 20ήν Νοεμβρίου, ἐνῷ τήν ἑπομένην, Δευτέραν, 21 ἰδίου, ἡμέραν τῆς Ἑορτῆς, προέστη τῆς καθιερωμένης Πατριαρχικῆς καί Συνοδικῆς Θείας Λειτουργίας ἐν τῷ πανηγυρίσαντι φερωνύμῳ […]

ΟΜΙΛΙΑ Α.Θ.Π. ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΥ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΟΥ κ. κ. ΒΑΡΘΟΛΟΜΑΙΟΥ ΕΙΣ ΤΗΝ ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟ ΧΕΙΡΟΤΟΝΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΕΨΗΦΙΣΜΕΝΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΟΥ ΣΙΓΚΑΠΟΥΡΗΣ κ. ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ

Ὁμιλία τῆς Α.Θ.Παναγιότητος, τοῦ Οἰκουμενικοῦ Πατριάρχου κ.κ. Βαρθολομαίου, κατά τήν ἑορτήν τῶν Εἰσοδίων τῆς Θεοτόκου, ἐν τῷ φερωνύμῳ πανηγυρίζοντι Καθεδρικῷ Ναῷ τῆς Κοινότητος Σταυροδρομίου καί τήν εἰς Ἐπίσκοπον χειροτονίαν τοῦ Θεοφ. Ἐψηφισμένου Μητροπολίτου Σιγκαπούρης κ. Κωνσταντίνου (ΚΠολις, 21 Νοεμβρίου 2011) Ἱερώτατοι Ἅγιοι Ἀδελφοί, Θεοφιλέστατε Ἐψηφισμένε Μητροπολῖτα Σιγκαπούρης κύριε Κωνσταντῖνε, Ἐντιμότατε κύριε Γενικὲ Πρόξενε τῆς Ἑλλάδος […]