BELARUSIAN ORTHODOX STAMP NAMED ONE OF 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD

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Orthochristian.com  19/6/18 A Belarusian stamp block including an image of three Orthodox churches and icons has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful stamps in the world, reports katolik-gomel.by. The results of the most beautiful stamp contest were announced in Austria. The Belarusian stamp block taking 6th place was released in honor of the 1,025th anniversary ...

MURDERED ABBESS LAID TO REST IN BELARUS – SUSPECT CHARGED

Pravoslavie.ru - 12/1/17 +Memory Eternal+ The newly-departed abbess Mother Vasilisa (Medved) of the Monastery of St. Xenia (in the Borisovo region of Minsk province, Belarus) was prayerfully laid to rest on January 8, the feast of the Synaxis of the Theotokos—the abbess and guide for all monastics—reports thesite of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. The Divine Liturgy and Funeral were ...

Lukashenko in favor of more active involvement of church in social processes

  Belarusian Telegraph Agency - September 2016 MINSK, 22 September (BelTA) – The church should be more actively involved in social processes, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church on 22 September, BelTA has learned. “We hope that the church will be more actively involved in social processes. ...

THE FILM, ATHOS—FOR LIFE! THE TESTAMENT OF VENERABLE PAISIOS THE ATHONITE, HAS APPEARED ONLINE

Pravoslavie.ru - 19/7/16 A film has appeared online in which modern elders of Mt. Athos discuss an Orthodox strategy to end abortion. On July 12, 2016, the Orthodox Church commemorated the Holy Elder Paisios the Athonite for the second time since his canonization in 2015. In honor of this feast, the makers of the film Athos—FOR LIFE! posted ...

How Orthodox Faith Helps to Survive: People of Donbass Fight for Life under Harsh Fires

Nadezhda Filipchik - August 2015 Reported for OCP Media Network Volunteers from Belarusian Orthodox Church regularly visit the regions of Ukraine devastated because of the long civil war. A few days ago they gave an interview to the journalists of the Belarusian Orthodox Christian news portal Sobor.by and told their impressions about their latest visit. Here is what ...

Belorussian Orthodox Christians help children from Donetsk Region : Request More Help

News Prepared for OCP Media Network - July 2015- Nadezhda Filipchik Volunteers from the Belarusian Orthodox Church organized summer vacations for 27 children and their parents from the war-torn part of Ukraine. The children came both from the territory controlled by the separatists (the cities of Donetsk and Gorlovka and the town of Telmanovo) and from the ...

Bishops want more autonomy for Moscow-governed Belarusian Church

Bishops want more autonomy for Moscow-governed Belarusian Church

Interfax-religion.com Minsk, December 18, Interfax - Belarusian bishops have come up with an initiative to seek greater autonomy for the Belarusian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. Belarusian dioceses asked the head of the Belarusian Church, Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavye, patriarchal exarch to Belarus, to apply to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch ...

Belarusian Orthodox Church paid tribute to the victims of Chernobyl disaster

Report prepared for OCP news Service April - May 2014 On the 26th of April – the day of the 28th anniversary of the accident on the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine – the Metropolitan Paul of Minsk and Slutsk, the Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus, served the lity for the dead and the Divine Liturgy ...

Metropolitan Pavel of Ryazan and Mikhailov appointed head of Belarusian Orthodox Church

MINSK, 25 December (BelTA) - Metropolitan Pavel of Ryazan and Mikhailov has been appointed Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, informs the official website of the Moscow Patriarchate. Metropolitan Pavel of Ryazan and Mikhailov was born in Karaganda on 19 February 1952. In 1973-1976, he attended the Moscow School of Theology. In 1980 he graduated from the ...

Metropolitan Filaret retires after 35 years of heading Belarusian Orthodox Church (updated)

Moscow, December 25, Interfax - Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk is retiring having reached the age of 75. The decision was made at a Wednesday session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. Earlier the metropolitan submitted a letter of resignation, the press service of Patriarch Kirill reports. Members of the Holy ...

Belarusian Orthodox Church: In Symphony With The State

Paula Borowska - 12/7/13 On 4 July the president of the Papal Inter-Religious Committee from Vatican, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, met with Alexander Lukashenka in Minsk. During the meeting Belarusian authorities tried to convince the Vatican’s representative that all 25 religious denominations present in Belarus live in peace and enjoy freedom. However, as Lukashenka made clear, only ...

Belteleradiocompany to cooperate with the Belarusian Orthodox Church

18/4/13 A cycle of TV programs timed to the 1025th anniversary of Christianization of Russia is being discussed in Belteleradiocompany by the Coordination Council on cooperation of the media holding with the Belarusian Orthodox Church. Over 30 members including representatives of the Belarusian Exarchate and Belteleradiocompany discuss creation of spiritual and enlightenment programs, the work of ...

Belarusian President visits All Saint Temple in Minsk

7/1/13 Alexander Lukashenko, his youngest son Nikolai and Metropolitan Filaret lighted the Christmas candle in honor of John the Bishop. The Metropolitan presented the icon of the Birth of Christ to the President. In his turn the head of the state presented a unique wall clock made according to ancient Belarusian technology to the leader of the ...

Head of Belarusian Orthodox Church supports cause of the Cuban Five

Havana, Cuba, Feb 8.- The head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, Kiril Vajromeev, has expressed interest to join the cause for the liberation of the five Cuban prisoners held in the United States since 1998. 8/2/2012 During a meeting with the Cuban ambassador in Minsk, Alfredo Nieves, the religious leader endorsed the Cuba’s right to demand the ...

Public Council on Morality to prevent degradation of Young Generations

23.07.2011 Sergey Kurilo The Council, which was created 4 years ago, received 300 letters from citizens this year alone. The Council was initiated by the head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Filaret. Among its 40 members are writers, musicians, sportsmen, representatives of all major religious confessions and scholars. They are united by one aim: avoiding gaps ...

The Youth Union and Belarusian Orthodox Church hold juvenile festival Easter Cake

By Olga Yushkevich 26.04.2011 Priest Sergei Yevtushek from the parish of All Saints Church often has to answer the controversial questions of the youth and tell them about his way to God. (Priest Georgi Arbuzov, prior of Sviato-Voskresenski Church, senior eparchial missionary) The Belarusian Republican Youth Union tries to take only the best from the komsomol and ...

Slutsk Gospel – A book with mysterious Fate

9/6/2010 A facsimile edition of the legendary Slutsk Gospel has won the 2010 book art contest. The book issued by the publishing house of the Belarusian Orthodox Church has been chosen from hundreds of books published in the CIS countries and Baltic States. For Belarusian nation the Slutsk Gospel is a sacred item. The book has ...