Russian Orthodox Church looking for Christians among Muslim migrants

13/2/14 The Russian Orthodox Church is planning to publish the gospels in the Central Asian languages, including Uzbek and Tajik. According to the Dimitry (Pershin), a priest on the missionary commission of the Moscow diocesan council, this publication will be well-researched, academic in nature, and of high quality. “This will be our answer to the societal needs of ...

Advanced courses for bishops and other representatives of Central Asian metropolitan region

On 12 January 2014, the advanced courses for bishops and other representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Central Asian metropolitan region were completed. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the advanced courses were organized by the Ss Syril and Methodius Theological Institute for Post-Graduate Studies in cooperation with ...

Book Review: Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831

By Panos Sophoulis 31/5/2012 Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831 (Brill, 2011) Reviewed by Chris Deliso Get a copy here: Byzantium’s chronically turbulent relationship with the Turkic Bulgar khanate in the late eighth and early ninth centuries is the subject of this groundbreaking new synthetic political study. In Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831 specialist scholars and general Balkan-interest readers alike are treated to ...

Central Asian Metropolitan Vikenty arrives in Kyrgyzstan

23/09/2011 24.kg news agency by Irina PAVLOVA Central Asian Metropolitan Vikenty arrives in Kyrgyzstan for a week. Igor Dronov, Archpriest, the secretary of Bishkek diocesan administration of the Russian Orthodox Church, informed 24.kg news agency. According to him, the head of Central Asian Metropolitan Circuit temporarily acts as ruling bishop of Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan Diocese. “There will be ...