Belarusians paid last respect to the national poet Nil Gilevich

Nadezhda Filipchik - For OCP News Service - April 2016 Minsk- Belarus: On the 1st of April thousands of Belarusians gathered in the cathedral of St. Peter and Paul In Minsk in order to pay a last tribute to a legendary poet Nil Gilevich. The last national poet of Belarus died on the 29th of March ...

Belarusian Orthodox Christians raise funds for Ukrainian refugees

Prepared for OCP News Service - 23/7/14 On the 20th of July after the Divine Liturgy with the blessing of the Metropolitan Paul of Minsk and Slutsk parishes of all the Belarusian churches raised money in order to help the people who had to leave their home due to the conflict in Ukraine. The parish of Joy ...

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 ...

Leaders of churches ignored address of political prisoners’ families

10.01.2012 Only a pastor of Minsk charismatic church “New Life” has answered the open letter of wives and mothers of the prisoners of conscience in Belarus, published on the eve of Christmas. The requests of the women to come to the defence of their husbands were also addressed to the leader of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, a ...