The Summer Institute program also includes visits to holy places and numerous churches throughout Moscow and the Moscow region, including Danilov, Donskoy, Sretensky, and Sts. Martha and Mary Monasteries, the territory and cathedrals of the Kremlin, and Christ the Savior Cathedral.
Courses to be offered include Holy Scriptures, the Heritage of the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church, Liturgics, Dogmatic Theology, Practical Disciplines of Pastoral Theology and Spiritual Care, and the Experience of Prominent Pastors of the 19th-20th centuries.
The site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has published an address of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine to the faithful of the Church and Kiev city officials in regard to the upcoming LGBT “March for Equality” in Kiev, set for Sunday June 17.
On Sunday, the feast of All Saints of Romania, His Grace Bishop Andrei of Covasna and Harghita celebrated the consecration of the outdoor summer altar at Mărcuș Monastery in central Romania, dedicating it in honor of St. John (Maximovitch) and St. John the New of Muscel.
The 595th anniversary of the appearance of one of the most famous miracle-working crosses, the Godenov Cross, was festively celebrated on Monday in the courtyard of the St. John Chrysostom podvoriye in the village of Godenovo, halfway between Moscow and Yaroslavl, of the St. Nicholas Convent in Pereslavl-Zalessky.
The community of the Moscow Strastnoy (Passion) Monastery held a festive prayer meeting at Pushkin Square on Tuesday, and a procession around the historical territory of the Strastnoy Monastery, destroyed by the atheist soviets in 1937.
A joyous event uniting the Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches occurred in Moscow yesterday, when the relics of the Venerable-Confessor Schema-Abbess Fomar (Mardzhanova), the founder of the Moscow-region St. Seraphim-Znamenny Skete, were ceremoniously uncovered and transferred.
The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has published a statement on its official website on the occasion 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian Archbishopric of Ohrid in which it addresses the issue of its stance towards the schismatic “Macedonian Orthodox Church.”
Speaking at the St. George Cathedral in Constantinople on Monday, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressed the ongoing issues surrounding the schismatic Ukrainian and Macedonian churches, stating that it is the role of his office to bring those nations back to canonical communion in the Church.
A delegation from the Greek Orthodox Church jointed its Russian brothers and sisters in Crimea on Monday, participating in the celebrations in honor of St. Luke of Simferopol, the Blessed Surgeon, who is widely venerated in Greece.
The newly-baptized Orthodox King David, His Majesty King Tchiffi Zae Jean-Gervais of the Krou chieftains in Côte d’Ivoire, the founder of the United Kingdoms of Africa, has long been a servant to his and all African people, dedicating his life toward serving the common interest of the people of Africa.