PRIEST AWARDED FOR DEFENDING MIRACULOUS ICON FROM VANDALS DURING ALL-UKRAINE PROCESSION

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Pravoslavie.ru - June 2017 A priest was awarded on Tuesday by the brotherhood of the Svyatogorsk Lavra for his role in protecting the miraculous Svyatogorsk Icon of the Mother of God during last summer’s All-Ukrainian cross procession, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Archpriest Sergei Taran’s recognition came during the presentation of a new publication ...

President Putin becomes the First Head of State to Visit Old Believers’ Spiritual Center in Moscow

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Reported by Pravoslavie.ru - 4/6/17 On Wednesday, May 31, President Vladimir Putin became the first head of state to visit the Old Believers, when he arrived at the “Strength of Spirit and Fidelity to Tradition” exhibition at the Old Believers’ Rogozhskaya Spiritual Center in Moscow, reports RIA-Novosti. Met. Hilarion of DECR noted that the president’s visit was connected ...

HEALING OF OLD BELIEVER SCHISM STILL FAR IN THE FUTURE—MET. HILARION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 4/6/17 It is necessary to overcome the 17th century Old Believer schism in the Russian Orthodox Church, although it will not happen anytime soon, believes Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, reports Interfax-Religion. The Old Believers, or Old Ritualists, separated from the Moscow Patriarchate after 1666, in protest of ...