Orthodox Christians mark Epiphany

Worshippers across Russia and Eastern Europe have been braving icy waters for Epiphany, one of the most important holidays in the Orthodox Christian calendar, BBC reports. Celebrated on 19 January, Epiphany commemorates the baptism of …

Pope Francis invites Ilia II to Vatican

Pope Francis invited Georgian Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II to the Vatican next year to commemorate the 40-year anniversary since the latter’s “historic visit” in 1980. In the …

Baptism ceremony held in Tbilisi

The 60th baptism ceremony was held at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral in Tbilisi yesterday. A total of 800 infants have become godchildren of Georgian Patriarch Ilia II at 20:00 local time. The …

 Baku to host Summit of World Religious Leaders

This year Azerbaijan will host the Summit of World Religious Leaders, Chairman of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli said. According to him, the 2nd Baku Summit of …

Azerbaijan celebrating end of Ramadan

Azerbaijan celebrates the holy month of Ramadan, which is the most sacred time of year for Muslims, today and tomorrow. It's a highly anticipated holiday that follows four weeks of fasting between dawn and sunset. Ramadan is …

Holy month of Ramadan begins

Muslims throughout the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday evening, May 5.  The tradition began in the seventh century and commemorates the month when the Prophet Mohammed retreated to a cave …