PROPOSAL TO REBUILD IPATIEV HOUSE WHERE ROYAL FAMILY WAS MARTYRED COMES ON EVE OF 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS DESTRUCTION

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Orthochristian.com -Ekaterinburg, Russia - 22/9/17 Today marks the 40th anniversary of the razing of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were martyred on July 17, 1918. Royal Russia reports that the anniversary was marked by the September 19 opening of the “Ipatiev House: From Destruction to Repentance” exhibition at the Tsar Spiritual and ...

OVER 40,000 GATHER IN EKATERINBURG TO HONOR THE ROYAL MARTYRS

Ekaterinburg - 17/7/13 According to different estimates, 40 to 50 thousand people gathered in Yekaterinburg to honor the memory of Royal Martyrs at the night service commemorating their murder, Pravoslavnaya Gazeta reports. The night-time service of Divine Liturgy was opened by Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhotury, as he addressed the thousands in attendance. In his sermon, Vladyka explained ...

Archimandrite Feofan (Kim) will be the first Korean bishop of the ROC

Archimandrite Feofan (Kim)

On October 6, 2011 the Synod elected him to the See of Tyva Hegumen Feofan (in the world - Kim, Alexey Illarionovich) was born January 19, 1976 in Yuzhno[South]-Sakhalinsk. In 1993 he graduated from Vostochny[Eastern] Lyceum in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. In 1997 he graduated from the South Sakhalin branch of the Moscow Commercial University. In 2000 he graduated ...

Medvedev: Kirill’s enthronement creates new setting for broader dialogue between Church and State

Moscow, February 1, Interfax - Metropolitan Kirill's enthronement as Russian Patriarch "is an event of enormous importance," which will hopefully create new conditions for cooperation between the state and the Russian Orthodox Church, President Dmitry Medvedev said."It is an outstanding event in the life of our country and of all Orthodox nations - an event ...

Metropolitan Kirill elected Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

Moscow, January 27, Interfax - The delegates to the Church Council meeting under way in Moscow have elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.Metropolitan Kirill garnered 508 (72%) out of the 702 votes during the election on Tuesday. To be elected Patriarch, a candidate had to be ...

No compromise of faith in dialog with other confessions – Metropolitan Kirill

Moscow, January 27, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church will not make any compromise with other Christian confessions as far as faith is concerned, and will hold a dialog with the most sensible of them, Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Kirill said."I would like to emphasize that there can be no question about compromise of ...

Western missionaries didn’t dig in Russia in the early 1990s thanks to Metropolitan Kirill – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

Moscow, January 27, Interfax - In many respects, it was acting Locum Tenens Metropolitan Kirill, who prevented attempts of Western missionaries to gain control over Russian people in the early 1990s."Metropolitan Kirill very firmly, emotionally and toughly talked with all these Western people, both state and religious figures. Then we made many of them ...

New Patriarch, Pope will meet once differences are resolved – Metropolitan Kirill

Moscow, January 26, Interfax - The position of the Russian Orthodox Church as to the possibility of meeting with the Pope remains unchanged, the Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Kirill said."It is not a matter of the Patriarch's or the Pope's personality, there is the matter of certain realities that exist in the relations between ...

Metropolitans Kirill, Kliment, Filaret elected Candidates for Patriarch of Moscow

Moscow, January 25, Interfax - The Archbishop's Council of the Russian Orthodox Church has approved Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, Metropolitan Kiment of Kaluga and Borovsk and Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, who is also the head of the Byelorussian Orthodox Church, as candidates for Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.Metropolitan Kirill ...

Metropolitan Kirill denounces approaches in betrayal of Orthodoxy addressed to Church Leaders

Moscow, January 23, Interfax - Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Kirill says that accusations of the Russian Church leaders in betrayal of Orthodoxy are groundless. "I can't understand those who repeat old, long ago disproved myths about "betrayal of Orthodoxy," "confusion of confessions" and so on," the Metropolitan said in his interview published by ...

The Church shouldn’t interfere in politics, but to tell people God’s truth – Metropolitan Kirill

Moscow, January 22, Interfax – Locum Tenens of the Moscow Patriarchal See Metropolitan Kirill reminds that the Church should always stay out of politics.He recalled that various politics urged the Church “to take concrete political position” in the 1990s: to support authorities or, on the contrary, to oppose it. However, according to Metropolitan Kirill, the ...

Metropolitan Kirill greets Obama, hopes for understanding in Russia-U.S. relations

Moscow, January 22, Interfax - Locum Tenens of the Moscow Patriarchal See Metropolitan Kirill has congratulated Barack Obama on his inauguration as U.S. president. "The American people pin hopes for the country's peaceful and creative development, for overcoming the serious economic crisis and for strengthening the principles of friendship and cooperation in international relations ...

Russian Church against compromise on belief-preaching with Catholics – Metropolitan Kirill

Moscow, January 21, Interfax - There can be no room for any compromises on belief-preaching issues in the dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church, Metropolitan Kirill, the Moscow Patriarchate Locum Tenens, said in an interview published in the Argumenty i Fakty weekly on Wednesday."The Roman Catholic Church's position on many ...

Next Patriarch will have to revive the churchism broadly, the Patriarchal Locum Tenens believes

Moscow, January 12, Interfax – Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad believes future patriarch will have to make changes in quality of church mission. “Today we have to revive churchism in the broad sense of the word – through theological education, missionary work, catechism, social work, church and public activity,” Metropolitan Kirill told Interfax-Religion when ...

Metropolitan Kirill urges to make charity national priority in time of crisis

Moscow, January 11, Interfax – Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Kirill urged to revive traditions of charity in Russia in time of crisis. “The current crisis is dangerous as it may affect the entire social and economic sphere. The middle class and people of moderate means may be the most affected. The Church can’t remain indifferent in ...

Metropolitan Kirill congratulates believers on Orthodox Christmas

Moscow, January 6, Interfax - On the Eve of Orthodox Christmas, interim head of the Russian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad congratulated Orthodox Christians."Today we recall how the Son of God came down to people so that each one of us could rejoin Him. But to allow this to happen, there must ...

Metropolitan Kirill congratulates believers on Orthodox Christmas

Moscow, January 6, Interfax - On the Eve of Orthodox Christmas, interim head of the Russian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad congratulated Orthodox Christians."Today we recall how the Son of God came down to people so that each one of us could rejoin Him. But to allow this to happen, there must ...

Orthodox believers should keep the purity of faith and share it with those who are near and far – Metropolitan Kirill

Moscow, December 29, Interfax – Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal see Metropolitan Kirill thinks Orthodox believers shouldn’t avoid dialogue with Christians of other confessions according to the canonical tradition of Orthodox Church, its teaching and practice. Last Sunday Metropolitan Kirill conducted a festival service in the Sretensky Monastery at the relics of the Holy Martyr ...