Orthodox faith was the decisive factor for the Victory – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes

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Interfax-religion Moscow, May 8, Interfax - Orthodox faith played the main role for the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes. “Despite the fact that state atheism was officially established in the Soviet Union, it was Orthodox faith and moral principles connected with it ...

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin responds to the call for exhuming the remains of the tzar family

Russian Imperial Family Historical Society - 23/3/15 Also Read - Head of the Russian State Archive suggests to exhume remains of the tzar family to examine them again Visit FB PageHere Moscow:The Head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin appeared on at TV show and referred to the conflict. He said that ...

National policy should focus on worthy support of Russian people – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

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Moscow, December 12, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate again urges to support Russian people. “I hope that life of Russian people will get adequate, worthy support in course of working out and realizing state programs of policy on national field formed in our state,” head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod ...

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin: “Orthodoxy Has Created Russia”

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin: “Orthodoxy Has Created Russia”

November 13, 2014. The Declaration of Russian Identity was adopted at the eighteenth World Russian People's Council on November 11. In particular, the Declaration says that “every Russian should recognize Orthodox Christianity as the basic of their national culture”. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, Chairman of the Synodal Department for the Cooperation between the Church and Society, ...

They try to deprive Russia of spiritual weapon, which is more powerful than nuclear one – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

They try to deprive Russia of spiritual weapon, which is more powerful than nuclear one – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

Moscow, October 9, Interfax - Loss of spiritual weapon is the most terrific thing for Russia, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes. “They try to deprive Russia of its spiritual weapon, which, I believe, is more powerful than nuclear one,” Father Vsevolod said on air his programVechnost i ...

Russia shouldn’t make excuses to the USA for building relations of religion, society and state – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

Moscow, July 31, Interfax - Russia and other states have the right for their own model of relations between religion and state different from the USA and they should not make excuses for it, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said commenting the recent report of the USA ...

Russia’s mission is to proclaim God’s truth to the whole world, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes

29/3/14 Russia has a special calling in the world, and the country has to prove it both to Russians and foreigners, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said. Moscow, March 28, Interfax – Russia has a special calling in the world, and the country has to prove it both to Russians and foreigners, head ...

Attacks on Christian, Muslim holy places raise issue of moral limits of freedom – Russian Church

Moscow, September 20, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has reminded people who start religious conflicts and riots that freedom of expression should have clear moral limits. "I personally think that the continuing actions in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the appearance of a film insulting the founder of Islam, the attacks on U.S. embassies ...

Church official hopes new people in the State Duma will revive parliamentary processes

Moscow, December 22, Interfax - New political disposition in Russian State Duma proves viability of Russian authorities, the Moscow Patriarchate official believes. "It's evident that the State Duma is tuned to constructive work, there are many mature politicians in it, I know them very well and with some of them we have twenty years experience of ...

Church urges not to allow new revolution in Russia

Moscow, December 12, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church urges not to allow civil confrontations in Russia as the part of society is not conformed with results of votes counting at the parliamentary elections. "We can't but express satisfaction that rallies in Russian cities are generally peaceful, in frames of law. No matter how political positions ...

Russian Church: Medvedev-Putin agreement instance of “kindness and integrity”

Moscow, September 26, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church hailed President Dmitry Medvedev's proposal on Saturday that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin run for president as an instance of "kindness and integrity". "When else has it happened in Russian history that supreme power in the country was handed over in such a peaceful, dignified, honest, friendly way? ...

Cupolas and crosses crown churches of the Solovki Monastery at 500 ruble Banknote

Moscow, September 15, Interfax - Depiction of Orthodox crosses appeared on a new 500 ruble banknote issued on September 6. Official website of the Bank of Russia represents a drawing of the new banknote, on its backside crosses crown churches of the Solovki Monastery. The previous banknote depicted the monastery in its "Soviet" variant without crosses. ...

Russian Church calls to give legal jobs to illegal immigrants and let skinheads legally fight Crime

Moscow, August 19, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church believes it is vital for Russia to pursue anti-extremist campaign and develop a sustainable strategy. "Both prohibitive measures and conflict resolution efforts seem inadequate. There is a need to pursue strategic preventive efforts to settle conflicts among nations and confessions," head of the Synodal Department for Church ...

Russian Church calls for condemnation of Stalin, Lenin Crimes

Moscow, July 25, Interfax - A remembrance service for victims of Soviet-era repressions was held by the Solovetsky Stone on Moscow Lubyanskaya Square on Monday. "Many are trying to tell us that that period should be forgotten together with the great number of victims," head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest ...

Church grateful to city authorities for preventing Moscow gay Parade

Moscow, May 30, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church is grateful to the Moscow city authorities and law enforcers for preventing a gay parade attempted in the city last Saturday. Responding to questions from Interfax-Religion on Monday, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said the authorities "quite politely prevented ...

Church grateful to city authorities for preventing Moscow Gay Parade

Moscow, May 30, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church is grateful to the Moscow city authorities and law enforcers for preventing a gay parade attempted in the city last Saturday. Responding to questions from Interfax-Religion on Monday, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said the authorities "quite politely prevented ...

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin proposes to pack anonymous members of Internet community into a special dangerous Zone

Moscow, May 18, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate believes anonymity in Internet may create a threat to society. "I am opposed to anonymity in Internet; I think an individual communicating with others should not conceal his or her name, just as we never cover our faces while talking to other people. If an individual wears ...

Russian Church proposes to encourage decent Night Clubs

Moscow, May 11, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church supports the growing number of decent night clubs. "These are clubs for people who enjoy reading, talking, thinking and communicating," Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, said in Treugolnik TV program aired by Channel 3. According to him, night clubs ...

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin calls to give Russians a chance to influence and govern Policy

Moscow, February 21, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate calls to give Russian people a chance to independently shape its future. "Russians indeed should be given a chance to spread their wings, to perform the mission which they want to perform in their country and across the world and remove the impediments which prevent common people ...

Russian Orthodox Church Advises on Dangers of Mini-Skirts and Caucasus Men

21/1/2011 The Russian Orthodox Church’s advice to Russian women to cut down on alcohol and dress more modestly not to provoke men from the Caucasus continues to spark anger among feminist activists. Rights groups accused the church of sexism, and even described clerics’ call for a national “dress code” as attempts to introduce a “Christian hijab” ...

Russian Synod sets up Department for Relations with Society

Moscow, March 31, Interfax - A Department for Relations between the Church and Society has been set up within the church's administrative structure, according to a decision at a session the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on Tuesday."The synodal Department for Relations between the Church and Society has been set up, and ...