The Holy Martyr Nicetas (or Nikitas)

  Nicetas was a Goth by birth. He was a disciple of Theophilus, Bishop of the Goths, who participated in the First Ecumenical Council [Nicaea 325]. When the Gothic prince Athenarik began to torture Christians, St. Nicetas stood before the prince and denounced him for his paganism and inhumanity. Subsequently harshly tortured, Nicetas confessed his […]

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Constantinople

On Friday, September 14, 2012, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Patriarchal Church of St. George with the participation of numerous clergy and faithful. At the conclusion of the service, he distributed the traditional branches of basil to the […]