Orthodox faith was the decisive factor for the Victory – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes

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Interfax-religion Moscow, May 8, Interfax - Orthodox faith played the main role for the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes. “Despite the fact that state atheism was officially established in the Soviet Union, it was Orthodox faith and moral principles connected with it ...

The Victory in Great Patriotic War the God’s Miracle – Patriarch Kirill

The Victory in Great Patriotic War the God’s miracle – Patriarch Kirill

Moscow, May 6, Interfax - Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War was granted by God's providence, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes. "It is impossible to explain this victory from the human point of view. The Church that perceives history of humanity through the prism of religious perception witnesses that ...

Splashes of religiosity characterize war years in the USSR – the Patriarchate official says

Splashes of religiosity characterize war years in the USSR, the Patriarchate official says

Interfax-religion Moscow, April 28, Interfax - The Soviet Union experienced a religious renaissance in the years of the Great Patriotic War. “Documents on the Smolensk Region to a certain degree disprove a widely spread statement that preferably the elder generation, especially villagers, went to church in war years. There is information that young people were active churchgoers ...

Artsakh President holds award ceremony on Victory Day

9/5/13 Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan held an award ceremony on occasion of the Victory Holiday, the Day of the NKR Defense Army and the Liberation of Shoushi. President Sahakyan congratulated the attendees of the event and handed in the awards. In his speech, the President said that during the Great Patriotic War our grandfathers and fathers through ...

Patriarch Kirill honours memory of Great Patriotic War soldiers and victims of the 1930s mass starvation

On July 28, 2012, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Memorial of Eternal Glory at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kiev and the memorial to the victims of the 1930s mass starvation. His Holiness laid wreaths at the memorials and said a prayer for the repose of ‘the commanders ...

Armenian Catholicos addresses on Victory, Peace Day

9/5/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II issued a congratulatory message in connection with the Victory and Peace Day. “The victory, which was achieved against fascism [during the Great Patriotic War in World War II], is celebrated on this day. This celebration causes a double joy for the heart of each Armenian, because [the ...

Patriarch Kirill lays a wreath to the Eternal Flame at the Kremlin Wall

Moscow, May 8, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia paid tribute to the memory of soldiers fallen in the Great Patriotic War.To the mournful music played by the honour guards orchestra, Patriarch laid a wreath to the Eternal Flame burning at the Kremlin wall. The Orthodox cross of yellow flowers against the ...

The Moscow Patriarchate priest proposes to consider drawing persona non grata list

Moscow, March 4, Interfax – Priest Sergy Zvonariov, a member of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, proposed to draw up a list of high-ranking foreign politicians and state officials who should be forbidden to enter Russia."At the national level, we need to consider drawing the list of persona non grata, that is, ...