Ecumenical Patriarch in Budapest

In August 2017, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Budapest on the feast day of Holy King Stephen and was presented with a building donated by the Hungarian Government for the Orthodox Exarchate of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Hungary.

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officially visited Hungary on 20 August 2017

This day was not chosen by mistake, it was a feast-day of Holy King Stephen (Istvan), the first Christian king among Hungarians, who was enlisted in the dyptich of saints of the Orthodox Church as well. The Day of Holy King Stephen is celebrated in Hungary very solemnly as one of the greatest holidays.

The occasion for the visit of Patriarch Bartholomew was a handover of the edifice which the Hungarian government ceded to the Greek people, respectively the Ecumenical Patriarchate and its Metropolitanate for Austria which spiritually takes care about the Orthodox Greeks in Hungary.

The handover was attended by members of the government of Hungary and representatives of the Roman Catholic Church.

On behalf of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew was welcomed by Bishop Lukijan of Budim and Bishop Ignatije, PhD, of Branicevo.

After the handover, the Holy Liturgy was served in one of the premises, and it was prayerfully attended by Patriarch Bartholomew.

During the same day, and on the occasion of  marking the feast-day of Saint Stephen, Patriarch Bartholomew met with President of Hungary Janos Ader, and afterwards  attended the Catholic mass on the square in front of the Basilica of Saint Stephen in Budapest.

Source: Diocese of Budim (translated by the Information Service of the SOC)

Click here for the full story.

ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK

Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is a recognized leader in the Orthodox Media field and has sustained consistent growth over twenty-two years. We have worked to create a community for both believers and non believers alike by sharing the timeless faith of Orthodoxy with the contemporary world through modern media. We are on a mission to inspire Orthodox Christians Worldwide. We have reached 5.7 Million People in One Week and we want to reach millions more!  Signup to receive our newsletter email: info@myocn.net.

Do you find it hard to keep focused on Christ when you’re on the go? OCN makes it easy! You can be inspired daily by the OCN programming from where ever you are by plugging into our ListenReadWatch Worship.  To learn more about emerging Orthodox leaders in our Community check out OCN 30 Under 30 Initiative.  It is an opportunity to show support for and invest in this next generation of trailblazers.

Much like public radio, the Orthodox Christian Network relies on the support of our listeners, readers, volunteers, and fans. If you are interested in supporting our work, you can send your sustaining gift by direct mail, over the phone, or on our website. Your gift will ensure the continued growth of this encouraging Orthodox Community by providing faith-building, free, high-quality programming. Give today to help you and your Orthodox community stay connected no matter the location.

donate now

ORTHODOX MOBILE APPS ARE HERE!

Click here to download the Spark OCN and Orthodox Prayer Book.

_______________________________________________________________________
Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network. OCN is on Social Media! Follow us on TwitterFacebookYouTube, Google+, PinterestLinkedIn and Instagram

written by
avatar
Orthodox Christian Network brings you news of events and people…
Related Posts