In a message to the priests, monks, and nuns of the Vicariate of the Russian tradition, Saint Mary of Paris and Saint Alexis the Just, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople gave his blessing for the creation of a Vicariate within the Metropolis of France of the Ecumenical Patriarchate This message follows the visit of a delegation who visited Istanbul from December 16 to 18. You can read a report of this
A new 2018-19 series of articles shared on the roots and the prospects that unite Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions to the realm of Jewishness and Hassidism, Compared semantics and exegetical “paysages” by Archpriest Alexander A.Winogradsky Frenkel (Patriarchate of Jerusalem). Below the twenty-sixth article: “Humbleness And The Spirit”.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death of the French Orthodox theologian Olivier Clément, the St-Sergius Institute of Paris (where he taught for nearly 40 years), the ACER-MJO, and the Orthodox theology journal Contacts organized a symposium on the theme “The theological Work of Olivier Clément (1921-2009): rediscovering the meaning of the Church in dialogue with the contemporary world”.
This Saturday, May 11, Archbishop John of Charioupolis will be meeting with the whole clergy of his archdiocese to hear them freely express their wishes concerning the future of the Archdiocese. Remember than on February 23, they refused its dissolution by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. A day of prayer, in parallel, is organized to pray for the Archdiocese and its future. It will take place at the Saint-Serge-de-Radonège parish in Paris
On April 22, Bishop Michael (Storogenko) of Claudiopolis reposed in the Lord.He was born in Kharkov in 1929. He had been the vicar bishop of the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox churches in Western Europe. Before his retirement, Bishop Michael was the vicar bishop at the Saint-Serge parish in Paris. Memory eternal!
On March 17, Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday was celebrated in Saint-Etienne cathedral in Paris. In his speech delivered at the end of the celebration, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France spoke about the importance of the feast dedicated to the restoration of the veneration of icons in the Orthodox Church in 843, and about the problems Orthodoxy is currently facing. He mentioned in particular “the historical granting of autocephaly to the Ukrainian
On St. John Cassian’s feast day, several priests of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolis of Western and Southern Europe celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the crypt of St. Victor Abbey in Marseille. This monastery was founded by Saint John Cassian around 415. It is the oldest in France. The liturgy was celebrated by Father Simeon Mureşan, a priest at the Three-Holy-Hierarchs Church in Marseille, and Father Mihai Antonin of the Saint-Jean-de-Cassien
Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro (Serbian Orthodox Church) contacted Orthodoxie.com to speak about the future of the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe. To do this, we asked him the following question, “On February 23, our Archdiocese will be deciding on its future. You are familiar with the Archdiocese, as you were teaching at the St. Sergius Institute in the 1970s. What is your vision of the existence of
Metropolitan Joseph (Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Western and Southern Europe), dedicated a church in Trappes on February 23, 2019. The patron saints of this new place of worship are St. John Cassian and St. Genevieve. It was bought in 2018 from the Roman Catholic diocese of Versailles. The concelebrants were of French and Romanian origin. The faithful of the parish were present, as well as the community of the monastery
Today, February 23, 2019, the extraordinary general assembly of the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe is held in Paris. They need to decide about their future. This morning, after having mentioned the great historical figures of the Archdiocese and of St. Sergius Institute, Archbishop John of Charioupolis (the picture above was taken this morning) said: “Today, we need to choose between life and death. Choosing life will
On February 17, 2019, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Church Saint Nino in Paris. It was attended by President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili, on the occasion of her official visit to France. The eparchy of Saint Nino has been part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and of the metropolis of France for ninety years. When welcoming and congratulating the president, Metropolitan Emmanuel pointed out that
Today, many Orthodox are wondering what’s going to happen to the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe.Could you first explain why the Ecumenical Patriarchate revoked the 1999 Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos which had created a patriarchal exarchate in Western Europe? As stated in the Holy Synod communiqué on November 27, 2018, the decision to revoke the 1999 patriarchal and synodal tomos was a necessary and essential step in
This is a reminder that the Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) has been convened in response to the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to change the status of the Archdiocese, that is to say, to withdraw its title of Patriarchal Exarchate. It is certainly the responsibility of the Patriarchate to grant or not the status of Exarchate to our Archdiocese; on the other hand, it is the responsibility of the Archdiocese