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1970 Letter from Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras on Autocephaly

September 24, 2018 Featured

THE SOCIETY FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS – 24/9/18 Editor’s note: In 1970, the Patriarchate of Moscow issued a Tomos of Autocephaly to its former archdiocese in North America, which was commonly known as the “Russian Metropolia” and is now the “Orthodox Church in America.” Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras protested against this act in […]

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The History of the Polish Orthodox Church to Repeat in Ukraine?

June 15, 2018 Featured

Jelena Rakocevic  (Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs) – OCP News Service -15/6/18 The autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church seems to be closer and closer, and for some this will be a victory; recognition of independence and a great advantage on the eve of the upcoming presidential elections. However, almost a century ago, […]

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Moscow: Triumphant Patriarchal Liturgy at Christ the Saviour church

May 26, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 26/5/18 On the feast-day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Serbian and Russian Patriarchs officiated the Divine Liturgy in the church of Christ the Saviour. On the feast-day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Slavic Enlighteners, 24 May 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Archbishop of […]

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Patriarch Irinej of Serbia in Moscow

May 23, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 23/6/18 The International Fund of Unity of the Orthodox Peoples, with the blessing of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, President of the Board of Trustees of this Fund, decided unanimously that His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, be awarded with a prestigious award “for a special contribution to the […]

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Constantinople coming to Ukraine: Is the game worth the candle?

April 25, 2018 Featured

Jelena Rakocevic – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 25/4/18 Communique of Ecumenical Patriarchate on Orthodox Unity & Autocephaly of Church in Ukraine Recently, the opening of the Constantinople Patriarchate’s metochions in Ukrainian cities Kyiv and Lviv has become quite a hot topic. Not long ago, Director of the Department for Religious Affairs and […]

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FILIPINOS BUILD CHURCH IN 3 WEEKS TO CELEBRATE HOLY PASCHA

April 12, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 12/4/18 The zeal of Filipino Orthodox was seen at Pascha this year, as the community of St. Vincent of Lerins on the island of Mindanao celebrated the bright Resurrection of Christ in a church they had built with their own hands in just three weeks. The holy Paschal services were celebrated in the community […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrived in Belgrade

February 25, 2018 News

Church of Serbia – 25/2/18 His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, President of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, arrived to Belgrade in the evening of the 22nd February 2018. The dignitary of the Moscow Patriarchate will participate in a formal presentation of the mosaic painting in the central dome of […]

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Constantinople to Trench on Russian Orthodox Church’s Canonical Territory

February 6, 2018 Featured
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Jelena Rakocevic – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 6/2/18 A brief glance on the religious conflict in Ukraine – the Patriarchate of Constantinople seems to be up to make things even more complicated. Recently, Ukrainian media have learned from unofficial sources that at the next meeting of its Holy Synod, which is scheduled […]

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Looking Toward Unity: How the Russian Church Abroad Viewed the Patriarchate of Moscow, 1927-2007

January 28, 2018 Featured

Deacon Andrei Psarev – ROCOR Studies- 28/1/18 362In 1920 the Russian refugee bishops established the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), also known as the Russian Church Abroad. In 1927 this church renounced subordination to the Church in Russia (also known as the Moscow Patriarchate). On May 17, 2007, representatives of both churches concelebrated […]

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RUSSIAN AND ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF MOLDOVA AIM TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION

December 27, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 27/12/17 The Russian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Moldova has appealed to the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Bessarabia for more intensive cooperation in the name of a single faith. The call came from His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir of Chișinău and All Moldova in the context of the 25th anniversary of the resumption of the activity of […]

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Jerusalem Must Remain Center of 3 Major Religions – Russian Orthodox Church

December 17, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 17/12/17 Jerusalem must remain a spiritual center of three major religions, the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations said on Saturday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, said on Saturday that Jerusalem must remain a spiritual center of three major religions — Christianity, Islam and Judaism. “We should not […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

December 7, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – mospat.ru – 7/12/17 In the evening of 4 December 2017, at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence, the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, met with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Primates and heads of the delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches who had come to […]

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Orthodox Patriarchs gather at Moscow Patriarchate’s Grand Assembly

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 Orthodox Patriarchs have gathered in Moscow, at the Grand Assembly of the Moscow Patriarchate in Moscow, Russia, to celebrate the 100th anniversary since the Restoration of the Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church. FINAL SESSION OF THE BISHOPS’ COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH HELD WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIMATES AND REPRESENTATIVES […]

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Patriarch Filaret Says Ukrainian Church Will Never Go Back To Moscow Patriarchate

December 2, 2017 Featured
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RFE/RL – 2/12/17 KYIV — The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Filaret, has said the Ukrainian church will never go back under the control of the Moscow Patriarchate. Patriarch Filaret of Kiev Calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church Filaret told journalists in Kyiv on December 1 that the Russian Orthodox Church was […]

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Patriarch Filaret of Kiev Calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church

December 1, 2017 Featured

Tera Rus (Delegate of Moscow & all Russia) OCP News Service – 12/1/17 Moscow-Russia: The Primate of the unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchate) –UOC -KP calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church. Patriarch Filaret sends a letter to Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Bishops Council. The Armenian Orthodox Conciliar Model may help Resolve Ukrainian […]

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Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow welcomes Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

November 25, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 25/11/17 His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril received Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the Moscow Patriarchate on 22nd November 2017. Archbishop of Canterbury and Patriarch of Moscow appeal for Middle East Christians Source:  

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2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place

November 4, 2017 Featured

Assyrian Church of the East – 4/11/17 On October 23-26, 2017, 2nd session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place in the city of Modesto, USA. The delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate consisted of Bishop Kliment of Krasnoslobodsk and Temnikov, co-chair, and hieromonk […]

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Patriarch Kirill & Patriarch Daniel discuss Ukraine, Uniates, Christian Persecution

October 31, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 31/10/17 Talks between Primates of Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches October 26, 2017 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania held talks at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest. Before the talks began, Patriarch Daniel showed Patriarch Kirill the interior of the […]

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SOUROZH DIOCESE TODAY – VIDEO

October 16, 2017 Featured

Diocese of Sourozh – 16/10/17 A video presentation on the Diocese of Sourozh of the Russian Orthodox Church. – Moscow Patriarchate. Source:  

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‘TEMPLE’ – A Video by Diocese of Sourozh

October 15, 2017 Featured

Diocese of Sourozh – 15/10/17 A beautiful video presentation on Orthodox Temple by the Diocese of Sourozh of the Russian Orthodox Church. – Moscow Patriarchate. Source:  

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ORTHODOX CONFESSION – Video by Diocese of Sourozh

October 14, 2017 Featured
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Diocese of Sourozh  – 14/10/17 A beautiful video presentation on Orthodox Confession by the Diocese of Sourozh of the Russian Orthodox Church. – Moscow Patriarchate. Source:  

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