Abune Mathias, Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, is elected as the new Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on February 28, 2013. He has been serving as archbishop of the church in Jerusalem and has lived abroad for more than 30 years.
6th Patriarchal election candidates as Archbishop Abune Mattias of Jerusalem, Archbishop Abune Elsa of North Gondar, Abune Hizkias, Archbishop of Kaffa, Sheka, Bench and Maji, and General Secretary of the Holy Synod, Abune Mattewos of Wolaita and Dowaro and Abune Yosef of Bale.
Bulgaria's Orthodox Church on Sunday elected metropolitan Neophyte of the northern city of Ruse as its new leader after Patriarch Maxim died last November aged 98 after leading the church for over 40 years.
Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) and in cooperation with OrthPhoto.net the I.A.O. is organizing a photo contest. Aim of the contest is to present the diversity and beauty of the celebration of Easter, the most important feast in Orthodox Church and show how the great feast of Pascha is celebrated
Dr Zacharia Mar Aprem, Diocese Metropolitan of Adoor, will represent Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Syrian Church at the 3-day conference on Asia Conference of Muslim Christian Religious Leaders in Jakarta, Indonesia from February 26-28, 2013.
On 21 January 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia and with the delegation of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Coptic Orthodox Church enthroned its new pope Sunday in an ornate, three-hour ceremony on Nov. 18, 2012 attended by top officials from Egyptian government and hierarchs from Orthodox Christendom. Tawadros II, 60, was chosen the church's 118th pope
Bishop Tawadros II is named the 118th leader of the Coptic Church in a ceremony in Egypt's capital Cairo on Sunday. A blindfolded child reached into a crystal chalice and pulled out a slip of paper — and Egypt's Coptic Christians had a new pope.
Coptic Orthodox Church is waiting for their 118th pope of Alexandria and patriarch of the see of St Mark, the seat of which has been vacant since Pope Shenouda III died last March. On October 29 the election of three from among the five candidates nominated for the papacy
Representing Malankara Orthodox Church, Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan of Madras diocese, Fr. Thomas Varghese(Vicar, Sydney parish) and Fr. Ferdinand Pathrose attended the funeral service of Archbishop Aghan Baliozian