CONCERT DEVOTED TO PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY’S 175TH BIRTHDAY AND 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY IN GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR HELD AT CHURCH OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR

On May 10, 2015, after the liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the concert given at the church square. It was devoted to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s 175th birthday and the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Present ...

THE REASON OF UKRAINIAN CONFLICT IN DEGRADATION OF RULING ELITES – UKRAINIAN CHURCH

Interfax-Religion - May 2015 Head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Ukrainian Orthodox Church press service Vasily Anisimov criticizes Ukrainian authorities. "I think the reason (of the developing military conflict in Ukraine - IF) is in spiritual and moral degradation of the ruling elite, when bloodshed, violation of civil rights and freedoms, censure, lie, violence, even cruel political murders in ...

THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM RECLAIMS ITS CHURCH IN THE BASIA-SHELOMI COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN ISRAEL

On Monday, the 14th/27th of April 2015, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archimandrite Ieronymos, Hegoumen in Fhes, and the Hegoumen of the Monastery of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, f. Hilarion, visited the Israeli town of Shelomi which lies on the site of the old town ...

ST. TAMAR’S CHURCH UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN ADYGEA CELEBRATES ITS PATRONAL FEAST

29/4/15 Construction of the Church in honor of the Holy Right-Believing Queen Tamara of Georgia (+ 1207, feast: May 14 and the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women) has begun in Maikop. Maikop is the capital of Adygea—an autonomous republic in the Northwest Caucasus in Southwestern Russia, with a largely Muslim population. While the church walls are currently ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM WELCOMES DEANS OF ANGLICAN CHURCH

On the morning of Tuesday the 8th/21st of April 2015, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem welcomed a group of fifty Deans of the Anglican Church. The Deans were accompanied by their spouses and Dean Hosam of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem. The members of the group had visited the Holy Land in order to gain knowledge of ...

DEPARTMENT FOR EXTERNAL CHURCH RELATIONS AND SAMARITAN’S PURSE HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION PROVIDE AID TO REFUGEES FROM UKRAINE

23/4/15 The Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (DECR) has elaborated with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and began realization of the project ‘Humanitarian aid to victims of armed conflict in the East of Ukraine’. Aid on the territory of the Rostov and Belgorod regions will be provided with the assistance ...

GEORGIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IS SUPPORTED BY 91% OF RESPONDENTS

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  Pravoslavie.ru - 8/4/15 Results of the new survey research carried out by the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Georgia have been published. According to the survey, 91% of the respondents support the activity of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Church activity is not supported by 3% of the respondents, while 6% of them had no settled opinion on the matter. ...

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 90’S UNIATE – UKRANIAN GREEK CATHOLICS TRIED TO CAPTURE AN ORTHODOX CHURCH BY FORCE

April 2015 The official website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has reported that an attempt at seizure of an Orthodox church was made by representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC). The rector of the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God at the Stenka village, Buchatsk district, Ternopol region, Father Vasily ...

MEETING OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

April 1, 2015 – The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met for a regular session in the Synodal Hall of the Kiev Laura of the Caves. It was chaired by His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine. On the eve of the session, Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and Crimea celebrated the Divine Liturgy ...

CHURCH REPRESENTATIVE CALLS UPON THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE TO RESIST THE DIKTAT OF EXTREMISTS

Pravoslavie.ru - March 2015  The citizens of the Ukraine, both believers and non-believers, should find strength to resist the diktat of a bunch of extremists who are imposing their will on the people around, said chairman of the Synodal Information Department of the Russian Orthodox Church Vladimir Legoida to RIA-Novosti, commenting on the prohibition of the authorities ...

ANOTHER CHURCH OF ST. PAISIOS OF MT. ATHOS TO BE BUILT IN GREECE

Pravoslavie.ru Chania (Khania: Crete, Greece) March 2015 On March 22, 2015, after the Sunday evening service at the Church of St. Christopher (Agios Christoforos) in the town of Chania (Crete) His Eminence Metropolitan Damaskinos of Kydonia and Apokoronon addressed himself to its rector, Archpriest Basilios, and the congregation. The hierarch announced that the diocese had made a decision ...

UNIATS AND “RIGHT SECTOR” MILITANTS ATTACK ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE TERNOPIL REGION

Pravoslavie.ru - Stenka village, the Ukraine - March 2015 According to the Rector of the Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in the Stenka village of the Buchach district of the Ukraine’s Ternopil region Priest Vasily Moysyuk, On Sunday, March 22 at 15:00, ten priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic (Uniate) Church organized a ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION OPENS 5TH ADVANCED COURSES FOR NEWLY-CONSECRATED BISHOPS OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

On 23 March 2015, the 5th advanced courses for newly-consecrated bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church began with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The courses, organized by Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, are being held at the Department for External Church Relations of the ...

UKRAINIANS TRUST CHURCH THE MOST – POLL

Interfax-Religion A poll conducted by the company Research & Branding Group shows that the church is at the top of the rating of administrative and societal institutions that are trusted by people in Ukraine the most. The poll showed that 62% of the respondents trust the Church. It is followed by the army (57%) and public and ...

Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Meet With the Ecumenical Patriarch

UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA - March 2015 Following the conclusion of the plenary sessions of the annual meeting of the Permanent Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine, the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA traveled to the ancient city of Constantinople in order to hold an ...

CHURCH TO HELP MORTGAGE DEBTORS SETTLE THEIR PROBLEMS AND ASKS AUTHORITIES NOT TO LEAVE THEM IN THE LURCH

Interfax-Religion - 21/3/15 The Russian Church promises to spare no effort to settle the problems of mortgage debtors provoked by the ongoing crisis."Certainly, we'll petition for them. Today, after a meeting with organization of people, who took out a mortgage in foreign currency, we're thinking over the form and the addressee of the petition. But we will ...

PATRIARCH JOHN X OF ANTIOCH THANKS THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH FOR HOSPITALITY

Patriarch John X of Antioch thanks the Russian Orthodox Church for hospitality

18/3/15 His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, expressing gratitude for brotherly Christian love and Abraham’s hospitality according him during his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church. Among the highlights of Patriarch John’ visit was the prize presented to ...

AN “UNWANTED CHURCH”: TERNOPIL AUTHORITIES LEVY TAXES ON ONLY ONE CHURCH: THE ORTHODOX

Pravoslavie.ru - 15/3/15 The Ternopil city council has decided to indicate an “unwanted” church, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (of the Moscow Patriarchate). According to its decision, all the property belonging to religious organizations are exempt from real estate tax. All but one. The deputies have particularly stressed that the tax exemption does not ...

CHURCH RAISES OVER 97 MILLION RUBLES TO HELP UKRAINIAN CIVILIANS

Pravoslavie.ru - 9/3/15 Over 38 million rubles within 8 days – these are the first results of the new, second fundraising organized with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill in all churches of Russia on February 22, 2015, reports the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Ministry. The second fundraising was announced because nearly all the funds ...

FIRST STASIS OF THE SALUTATIONS TO THEOTOKOS IN THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

On Friday, the 14th/27th of February 2015, at 5.15 pm, the Canon of the Akathist Hymn was sung in the Katholikon of the Church of the Resurrection, followed by a reading of the First Stasis of the Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, led this magnificent and mystical service. He ...

ON SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY, PATRIARCH KIRILL CELEBRATES LITURGY AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR

On March 1, 2015, the Day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Liturgy of St Basil the Great and the Office of the Triumph of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour. Among his concelebrants were many bishops and priests as well as Moscow ...