RUSSIAN ARTISTS CREATE UNIQUE ICONS FOR BELGRADE CATHEDRAL

Pravoslavie.ru - March 2017 Russian specialists have created unique and unprecedented large-scale icons for the looming Cathedral of St. Sava on Belgrade’s Vračar plateau. The mosaic design for the Belgrade church was decided upon at a recent Moscow session of the special commission for adorning the church, reports the site of the Russian Ministry of Culture. Participants ...

MET. HILARION (ALFEYEV) SUGGESTS REMOVING REVOLUTIONARIES’ NAMES FROM PUBLIC PLACES

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Pravoslavie.ru - 16/3/17 The head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has lent his support to removing the names of odious Soviet leaders from streets, squares, cities, and so on, although, in his opinion, authorities should not be in a rush in the matter, reports Interfax-Religion. “Renamings should be arranged by ...

Russian Orthodox Church, Vatican to Work Closer on Christians’ Persecution

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Sputniknews - 13/2/17 Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion said that the Russian Orthodox Church together with the Vatican will try to institutionalize the joint work on the monitoring of the issue of Christians’ persecutions in the Middle East and other regions. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Orthodox Church plans to strengthen its cooperation with Vatican ...

Russian Church denies reports of time and place of Patriarch-Pope meeting being set

Moscow, June 29, Interfax - Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion, contrary to media claims, did not say that the question of the specific time and place of a meeting of Patriarch Kirill and the Pope has been decided, DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov) told Interfax-Religion. On ...

One Christian in the world dies for faith every five minutes – Statistics

Moscow, June 24, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church urged well-developed countries to set up an effective system of protecting Christians, in particular using financial factors. "The European Parliament in its Resolution of January 20 mentions the necessity to set up a specific mechanism of influencing the countries where Christians are persecuted. I think this mechanism ...

Patriarch’s meeting with Pope getting nearer – Metropolitan Hilarion

26/11/2010 Moscow, November 26, Interfax - The meeting between the Moscow Patriarch and the Pope is getting nearer each day, the Russian Orthodox Church said. "Each day brings us closer to this meeting between the Pope and Patriarch," head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, told journalists in Moscow. "Right now ...