Archaeological museums may appear at Moscow churches

August 2014 In Moscow archaeological museums may appear attached to churches. This was announced on Thursday at a press conference by Leonid Belyayev, head of the sector of the Moscow archaeology of the Institute of Archaeology at the Russian Academy of Sciences, reports ITAR-TASS. “Such museums should be formed, and churches will be their centers in many ...

New York Street may be Named in Honor of Holy Patriarch Tikhon

August 2014 The Northern Cross Historical Society of Russian Compatriots in the USA has proposed naming a street in New York City after Holy Patriarch Tikhon (Belavin) of Moscow and All Russia (1865-1925), reports ITAR-TASS. This initiative is supported by Russians and Orthodox Americans living in New York, hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia ...

Russian Orthodox church helps flood victims in Serbia

22/5/14 Over the past two days Belgrade cathedrals have received 47 tons of humanitarian aid and turned it over to the people who need it. MOSCOW, May 20. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Orthodox church has organized assistance to flood victims in Serbia. On Tuesday a group of Russian Orthodox volunteers have left for Serbia. First, they intend to ...

All shrines of Ma’loula either destroyed or desecrated

20/1/14 A radical Jabhat al-Nusra "opposition" group, which occupied the small Christian town of Ma'loula in Syria in the last months of 2013, desecrated absolutely all shrines of the town, reports al Hadas portal with the reference to materials of the al Akhbar Lebanese newspaper. According to evidence of eyewitnesses who fled from Ma'loula during the latest ...

Camp for pilgrims expected at the 700th anniversary service of St. Sergius to be built near Moscow

January 2014 In July this year, near the walls of Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in the Moscow region, a tent camp measuring 44 hectares will be built; it will accommodate 100,000 participants of the All-Russian Cross procession, dedicated to the 700th birth anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh, reports ITAR-TASS. This was reported on January 9 by ...

Patriarch Kirill and hierarchs of Local Orthodox Churches head to Kiev for Rus Baptism festivities

27/7/13- ITAR-TASS Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches have left for Kiev by special train to take part in the festivities devoted to the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus. “The event has a big significance. We mark the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus. This ...

VANDALISM ATTEMPT MADE AGAINST THE CZESTOCHOWA ICON

11/12/12 A fifty-eight-year-old man threw vials of black paint at the Czestochowa icon in the Jasna Góra Monastery in southern Poland on Sunday, reports ITAR-TACC. The icon is held in great veneration by both Catholic and Orthodox Christians as miracle-working. Monastery guards apprehended the vandal and turned him over to the police. His motives are unknown. The ...

ROC Priests to Run for Elections

6/10/2012 The governing body of the Russian Orthodox Church has allowed clerics to run for elected office "in the event of ecclesiastical necessity." In its October 4 resolution, the Holy Synod said Orthodox clergy may participate in elections in exceptional situations where "action is needed against non-Orthodox forces that are seeking to use elected office to fight ...