Appeal by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad on Aiding Refugees in Holy Dormition Lavra

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - September 2016 Reverend Fathers, brothers and sisters, all the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, It has been already three years since Ukraine is engrossed in terrible internecine strife. Civil people are dying, migrating, and becoming internally displaced. Many ...

Jitters In Ukraine As Politically Charged Religious Processions Approach Kyiv

www.rferl.org - Christopher Miller- July 2016 KYIV -- Two religious processions converging on Kyiv have Ukrainian authorities warning that provocations could spark violence in the capital. The All-Ukrainian Procession of the Cross for Peace, Love and Prayer for Ukraine includes thousands of believers from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate -- an affiliate of the ...

Putin hopes Orthodox Church will make its contribution to establish peace in Middle East

The Russian president also said that the people of Russia were watching the events in Eastern Ukraine with anxiety and grief. SERGIEV POSAD, July 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that the Orthodox Church will make its contribution to establishing peace in the Middle East. Putin, who met representatives of local Orthodox Churches at the Holy ...

Monks of the Valaam Monastery Shelter 116 Refugees from Eastern Ukraine in Valaam Metochion

7/5/14 The monks of the Holy Transfiguration Valaam monastery have sheltered 116 refugees from Eastern Ukraine in their metochion in Priozersk. This was related by Vasily Rulinsky, press secretary of the Synodal Department for Church Charity. “Today, we have prayed for peace in Ukraine together with refugee children from the Donbass, which our metochion has welcomed in ...