Orthodox Christian youth of Belarus and the Russian diaspora meet at a round table

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 2/6/18 On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Minsk Theological Academy in Belarus hosted a round table called “Preserving Orthodoxy in the Modern World.” The event brought together young Orthodox Christians of Minsk and their counterparts from the Russian diaspora in the US, ...

Ambassador of Belarus аwarded by the Serbian Church

Church of Serbia - 5/6/17 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej presented the Ambassador of Belarus in Belgrade Vladimir Chushev Order of St. Sava second degree at a reception held at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 31 May 2017. The ceremony was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb ...

Relics of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki Welcomed in Belarus

  Translated by Nadezhda Filipchik for OCP News Service - 10/11/16 Belarus: The right hand of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki is touring Belarus for veneration. These days the Greek delegation headed by Metropolitan Panteleimon of Veria and Naoussa is on a visit with the relics in the capital and few cities of the central and eastern Belarus. The ...

A Group of Children from Donbass Welcomed in Belarus

Translated by Nadezhda Filipchik – For OCP News Service – August 2016 In the end of July, a group of children from the Donetsk region came to Belarus for summer vacations. The visit of the children living in the conditions of constant hostility was organized by the volunteers from the Belorussian Orthodox Church. Eight children arrived in ...

Liturgical gathering at the Serbian Patriarchate Chapel

Church of Serbia- May 2016 On the feast day of the Midfeast of the Pentecost, with the blessing and in the presence of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Patriarchate Chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrhgusher. He was concelebrated by presbyters Vladimir ...

Visit of a Delegation from Belarus to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

www.syriacpatriarchate.org - 19/2/16 Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Aleksander Ponomarev, Ambassador of Belarus in Syria, with a delegation from Belarus headed by His Excellency Igor Korpenka, General Secretary of the Communist Party in Belarus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Holiness welcomed their Excellencies and thanked all those who ...

GRAND RECEPTION AT KREMLIN ON THE OCCASION OF THE MILLENNIUM OF THE DEMISE OF PRINCE VLADIMIR

July 28, 2015 – A grand reception was given in the Kremlin by the President of Russia on the occasion of the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles. Present at the reception were His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, permanent members of the Holy Synod, heads of the ROC ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL MEETS WITH BYELORUSSIAN PRESIDENT LUKASHENKO

On 20 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Alexander Lukashenko. Taking part in the meeting, which was held at the Palace of Independence in Minsk, were Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus; Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL ARRIVES IN MINSK- BELARUS

On 20 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Minsk with his primatial visit to the Byelorussian Orthodox Church. The official delegation that accompanies His Holiness consists of Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), Bishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s ...

Relics of Saint Prince Vladimir to Arrive in Belarus

Belorussian Orthodox Church - Nadezhda Filipchik News Prepared form OCP Media Network - June 2015 Minsk: The shrine with the relics of St. Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, the Evangelizer of Russia will be brought to the Belarusian city of Minsk on the 20th of June. It is planned to bring the shrine also to the cities of Brest, Grodno, Mogilev ...

Armenians in Minsk (Belarus) honored the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide

Report Prepared for OCP News Service Nadezhda Filipchik April- May 2015 This year world marked the centenary since the beginning of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire. Around one and a half million of people became the victims of that tragedy. Every year on the 24th of April Armenians all over the world mourn for the terrible ...

Chernobyl tragedy commemorated in Belarus

Chernobyl tragedy commemorated in Belarus

Belarusian News MINSK, 27 April (BelTA) - A commemorative meeting in observance of the 29th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was held in the Park of Peoples' Friendship in Minsk on 26 April, BelTA has learned. The meeting took place near the Orthodox church-monument in honor of the Icon of the Mother ...

Part of the holy relics of Saint Sophia of Slutsk (Belarus) returned to her native town

Belorussian Orthodox Church - April 2015 Nadezhda Filipchik News Prepared for OCP Media Network Belarus:  On the 1st of April the part of the holy relics of Sophia of Slutsk – her holy foot – was brought to the native town of this Belarusian saint. This historical event should help a lot in the development of the new ...

Metropolitan Filaret awarded St. Alexis Order First Class

Филарет, митрополит (Вахромеев Кирилл Варфоломеевич)

25/3/15 Metropolitan Filaret, the Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, was awarded the Order of St. Alexis, the Metropolitan of Moscow, First Class, of the Russian Orthodox Church. On behalf of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill the order was presented to the Honorary Exarch by Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl during the gala evening ...

Orthodox Christian social workshops in Belarus receives Prestigious Presidential Award

Belorussian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate - January 2015 Translated for OCP Media Network by Nadezhda Every year the President of Belarus honors with his award “For spiritual renovation” different people and organizations for their distinguished works of literature or art and/or for the active work promoting preservation and augmentation of the national cultural heritage, patriotic education, ...

Chapel of Iveron solemnly celebrated

Patriarch Kirill consecrated the Russian Necropolis and the memorial ossuary to Russian soldiers. On Saturday, 15 November 2014, His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the restored Iveron Chapel, the renovated Russian necropolis and the memorial ossuary in the glory of Russian fighters killed in the First World War. The rite of consecration was ...

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko on his 60th birthday

Alexander Lukashenko

September 2014 Below is the congratulatory message sent by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko on the occasion of his 60th birthday: His Excellency Alexander G. Lukashenko President of the Republic of Belarus Your Excellency, Highly Esteemed Alexander Grigoryevich: Kindly accept my cordial congratulations on the remarkable date – your 60th birthday, ...

Three hundered years old monastery of the Mother of God closed during the October Revolution to be revived in Belarus

Report Prepared for OCP News Service Belorussian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate 30/8/14 On the 28th of August the nuns of the monastery of the Dormition of the Mother of God in the village of Tadulino (Belarus) celebrated the first dedication day of their convent. Being situated on the North of the country, this monastery is one ...

The icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh and his Holy Relic arrives in Belarus

Prepared for OCP News Service Belorussian Orthodox Church - 25/7/14 Last Sunday several thousands of Minsk Orthodox Christians attended the ceremony of bringing to the Holy Spirit cathedral the icon of St. Sergius of Radonezh with the particle of his Holy Relics. The bringing of the icon along with the special divine services in Belarusian churches ...

The 4th European Orthodox-Catholic Forum completes its work in Minsk

On 5 June 2014, the 4th European Orthodox-Catholic Forum on ‘Religion and Cultural Pluralism: Challenges for the Christian Churches in Europe’ completed its work in Minsk. Taking part in the forum were Orthodox and Catholic hierarchs, clergymen and laymen from twenty-one European countries. On the last day of their work, the delegates adopted a final statement ...

The founder of Belarusian pro-life movement Tatsiana Tarasevich passed away

Report Prepared for OCP Media Network - 5/6/14 The founder of Belarusian pro-life movement passed away on  Monday Belarus: Overnight into the 2nd of June the founder and the head of the Belarusian pro-life movement Tatsiana Tarasevich passed away at the age of 44. She was the chief editor of the news and analysis portal www. pro-life.by and ...