Sunday, May 19, 2024

Orthodox Moments

The miracle happened: Come, receive the Light

Holy Friday Epitaph / The only moment when the Greek evzone will bow his head, and place the gun upside down

The Church of the Holy Apostles in Pyrgi, a village on the Greek island of Chios

Cultural Celebrations: Folk Customs for Lazarus Saturday

© Metropolis of Syros

With the fear of God, faith, and love, draw near.

©️ Metropolis of Larissa

Saturday of Souls dedicated to the repose of those who have died in service to the Nation

© Orthodoxtimes

Archbishop of America attended 47th FDF Greek Traditional Song and Dance Competition

Meteora: Between Heaven and Earth, a unique geological phenomenon

Photo credit: / Raluca Emanuela Ene

The main church of Bucharest’s Christiana Monastery seen in the sunshine on January 10, 2023

© Archdiocese of Australia

The joy unleashes as the Cross is retrieved

Papingo Mountain, Zagorochoria

Photo: Nikos Papachristou

The Christmas tree in the courtyard of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Greek Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland

© Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s Christian spiritual leaders call for de-escalation of violence

© Nikos Papachristou / Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Camp of the Orthodox Youth of Helsinki at Kaunisniemi

Photo: Nikos Papachristou / Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Ilia


Pokrovsk Cathedral at Kyiv

© Nikos Papachristou / Ecumenical Patriarchate

Sunday of Orthodoxy in the Phanar

© Archdiocese of Argeș and Muscel /

The “Holy Great-martyr Panteleimon” Skete, at 1000 meters above sea level in the Carpathian Mountains

© GOARCH / Dimitrios S. Panagos

Prayer in St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church by Archbishop Elpidophoros for peace in Ukraine

Epiphany 2023, Constantinople

Archbishop of America with an elderly nun at his pilgrimage to the Holy Land

The Ecumenical Patriarch at the site of the explosion in Pera District

© Nikos Papachristou / Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with King Charless III of the United Kingdom

© Nikos Papachristou / Ecumenical Patriarchate

Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarchate after the rain

Saint Chrysostomos of Smyrna

Transfiguration of the Savior

Saint Paraskevi, Syros island, Greece

© Christos Bonis / Church of Greece

Archbishop of Athens welcomes the Ecumenical Patriarch in Athens

© Ecumenical Patriarchate

Easter at Ecumenical Patriarchate

Kyiv’s Cathedral, St. Michael

Metropolitan of Kyiv Epifaniy prayed to the Lord for the victory of Ukraine


Archbishop of America at the grave of elder Ephraim in Arizona

© Nikos Papachristou / Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the snowy Constantinople

Halki Seminary covered in snow

© Metropolis of Veroia

Snows at pilgrimage of Panagia Soumela on Vermion Mount


“I am blessed to have my mother in New York for Christmas this year”

© Metropolis of Langada

Consecration of Church of Saint Athanasios in Kavalari, Langadas

© Press and Communication Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Ecumenical Patriarchate honors its founder, Saint Apostle Andrew the First-Called

Icon of the Brothers Apostles Andrew and Peter that inspired Michalis Psaros to establish the chair in honor of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew © GOA / D. PANAGOS

Holy Brother Apostles embracing

© Maria Wysocka, Poland (Second Prize in the Modern Churches category)

The St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral in Warsaw

Ochi Day

© Metropolis of Veroia

The entire world has found you to be a great champion in times of peril

Metropolitan of Kissamos prays on his knees for the earthquakes to stop in Crete

© Metropolis of Veroia

Christ is imparted unto me, the unworthy Priest

© Uganda Orthodox Church – Holy Metropolis of Kampala

Consecration of St. Paraskevi Orthodox Monastery in Busaana

© Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen

© Serbian Orthodox Church

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace

© Metropolis of Syros

Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope

© Metropolis of Syros

© Metropolis of Drama

Holy Eucharist, the Lord’s supper


Saint Nicholas Church was lit up blue to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

© Metropolis of Syros

Monastery of Archangel Michael in Vathi, Sifnos

© Ecumenical Patriarchate / Nikos Papachristou

Synaxis of the Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Throne in Constantinople

Divine Liturgy in the midst of Valia Calda in Grevena

© Nikos-Giorgos Papachristou / Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in front of Greek Orphanage of Prigipos island

© pomisna

Commemorative stamp for Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit to Ukraine

‘I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive’

Church of Virgin Mary of Tinos

As mother of life, you departed to the source of life, delivering our souls from death by your intercessions

Church of Virgin Mary of Tinos

Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection

© Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarch in Imvros

© Holy Metropolis of Syros

© / Andreea-Zenovia Popescu

Unconditional love for all creatures


Saints, beacon of light, hope and meekness in the darkness

© Nikos Papachristou/Ecumenical PatriarchateK

Kneeling prayer in Ecumenical Patriarchate on Pentecost Sunday


Holy Monastery of Saint Dimitrios in Zalongo

Photo: Mironescu Daniela

Springtime at Sihăstria Putnei Monastery

Boris Ščitar, the photographer of Pixell, was presented with Nikša Antonini Award for best newspaper photography © Serbian Orthodox Church

Patriarch of Serbia among the ruins of a temple


Sunset in Meteora, nature is serene

Life in a grave


Today, He hangs upon the Cross

© Metropolis of Messinia

Behold the Bridegroom comes

Zoga, Argolida

Hermitage of Saint Ignatius the God Bearer

Theotokos “The Lady of the Angels”


Moscow, all-night vigil for Holy Cross

© Metropolis of Syros

Orthodoxy is everywhere!


Happy Independence Day to all Greeks all over the world!

Cathedral of Annunciation, Alexandria, Egypt ©

200 years since Greek Revolution

© OrthodoxTimes

Listen to the bells of the country churches…

© OrthodoxTimes

Priest, Teacher of the Gospel

© OrthodoxTimes

Cross, faithful’s anchor

© Nikos Magginas/Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Ecumenical Patriarch at the snow-covered Phanar

Church of St Antonios in Patissia, Athens. God reveals beauty of nature


First snow on Mount Athos

© Ecumenical Patriarchate/Nikos-Giorgos Papachristou

Snow beautifies the Phanar

© Metropolis of Syros

Christianity is faith of live, freedom and humbleness

© Nikos Papachristou/Ecumenical Patriarchate

First snow in the Phanar

© OrthodoxTimes

Holy Communion, the core of our Church


Happy New Year!

© GOA / Dimitrios Panagos

Archbishop of America Elpidophoros has decorated the Christmas tree

© Instagram / Valaam Monastery

Valaam Monastery, Russia

© OrthodoxTimes

Bells, an integral part of the Orthodox faith!


Feast of Saint Nectarios celebrated at Radu-Vodă Monastery 

© Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia

“For indeed, the Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21)

© Metropolis of France

Vigil in the French Alps for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

© OrthodoxTimes

Sifnos Panagia Chrissopigi


Hagia Sophia

© Instagram / Priest Igor Palkin

Icon watching over passers-by from behind restoration scaffolding

© Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia

“Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind”


Saints Peter and Paul, the founders and protectors of the Church of Antioch, were celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Damascus

Hagia Sophia

The life of the Church during the pandemic


Serifos island, Chora

© Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia

The Cross and the sea

© / Mircea Florescu

Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest courtyard filled by believers once again

© / Raluca Ene

The first Sunday Divine Liturgy people were allowed to attend after the end of the national state of emergency in Romania

Holy icon (1857) / Patriarchal Church of Saint George – Ecumenical Patriarchate, Phanar

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

© Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia

The bell

© Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia

Ring the bell!

© Nikos-Giorgos Papachristou

The prayer of the Patriarch


Decani Monastery, World Heritage medieval monument

© Metropolis of Belgium

The number of Orthodox Christians in Belgium is estimated at more than 150,000, served by almost 100 clergymen in more than 80 parishes

© Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The Miracle of the Holy Light

© Archdiocese of Australia

There is no lack of smart people in our society, but of humble ones

© Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia

Holy Thursday is the saddest day in Christian faith

© Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia

A different Pascha for all of us this year


We offer you incense, Christ our God; receive it on your heavenly altar, and send down to us in return the grace of your all-holy Spirit

source: @ascetic_experience

The Mystery of the Holy Unction (Mount Athos)

source: @orthodox_life_33

“Christ prayed for those that crucified Him”

source: @ascetic_experience

The fountain of tears is greater than baptism (Mount Athos)

source: @orthodoxchurchesglobal

Dear Jesus, save our world (Moscow)

© ascetic experience

The monks in Vatopedy Monastery pray to honor the Virgin Mary.

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