The sound of the monastery bells was being interchanged by chanting of the choir of Saint John of Damascus, which, in honour of the high guests, sang Doxology by Danilo Protopsalt as well as some hymns in English To Thee, the Champion Leader and The Lord bless you and keep you, verses that are usually sung to the British Monarch in the Westminster Abbey. On May 17, 2007 the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) reunited with the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarch. ROCOR is an Independent Metropolitanate of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Patriarch of Moscow is His Holiness CYRIL. The Primate of ROCOR is His Eminence Metropolitan and First Hierarch HILARION. Jan 17, 2019 · Orthodox Byzantine Monastic Monk Nun Schema small sizes all letters of Great Schema An Athonite style small size schema with the letters of the Great Schema used by monks and nuns. This is the type we usually wear under our cassock always. A Departed Monk Appeared at a Monastery Feast and Discussed Church Singing 30 October 2019 Saint Païsios writes that the famous psaltis Diako-Yannis [Yannis the Deacon] once went to the feast as the Holy Monastery of Grigoriou in order to sing. Tuesday, June 16, 1998 Published at 15:16 GMT 16:16 UK World: Europe Monks see Schengen as Satan's work The Vatopedi moastory on Mount Athos The monks of Mount Athos, in Greece, are worried that the thousand-year-old tradition forbidding women from entering their monastic republic could be under threat. The Eastern Orthodox Church (encompassing national Orthodox jurisdictions such as Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, etc.—see Eastern Orthodox Church organization) is a body of Christians whose origins extend directly back to Jesus and his Apostles through unbroken Apostolic Succession.