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PATRIARCH KIRILL WARNS AGAINST PUBLICIZING “DESTRUCTIVE IDEAS” ON THE INTERNET

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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RIA-Novosti – August 2016 The primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, speaking on Sunday in the Trinity Cathedral on a visit to the Transfiguration Solovki Monastery called upon all who use the internet to understand their responsibility for what they write online. “Today anyone who publishes his thoughts and words on the internet is […]

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ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS ON THE MURDERS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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Royal Russia – August 2016 In 2018, Russia will mark the 100th anniversary of the murders of Emperor Nicholas II and his family in Ekaterinburg on the night of 16/17 July, 1918. In anticipation of the centenary of the Ekaterinburg tragedy, the State Archives of the Russian Federation (GARF) in Moscow has made available online the […]

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The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America announces registration, scholarships, catechism program and credit courses

August 21, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – August 2016 The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America announces registration, scholarships, catechism program and credit courses The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America is now accepting applications for the coming fall semester. […]

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“FOR LIFE” FESTIVAL IN DEFENSE OF FAMILY VALUES OPENS IN MOSCOW

August 20, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 The seventh international “For Life” festival of social technologies in defense of family values started in Moscow on August 15. Over 500 representatives of Church, public and state organizations from seventy-four regions of Russia, from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Serbia were registered for participation in the festival. The forum’s participants are discussing […]

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Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka

July 28, 2016 Featured News

www.mospat.ru – July 2016 On June 24, 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Princess Olga Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka. His Holiness was assisted by a great assembly of bishops and clergy including […]

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Don’t ‘say no to drugs’ in Germany! Rehab clinic masks illegal Scientology church

July 25, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – 25/7/16 Ad stands for rehab facilities with the particular slogan ‘Say no to drugs – say yes to life’ in Germany are under serious suspicion of being nothing more than a Scientology recruitment scheme, police warn. The sect is illegal in Germany. The enigmatic group, which believes our human souls have alien beginnings, does […]

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THE PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE TO EXAMINE THE APPEAL OF THE UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT ON GRANTING AUTOCEPHALY TO THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – 21/7/16 The Patriarchate of Constantinople has reacted to the appeal of the Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) deputies on granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports Interfax-Religion. The Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople has not turned down this appeal but, instead, has charged a special synodal commission with examining it, reports the Romfea […]

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EDUCATOR GUIDELINES ON CLASSES DEDICATED TO THE NEW MARTYRS OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/7/16 An educator handbook on classes dedicated to the the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in educational institutions has been worked out, reports the official website of the Synodal Department for Religious Education and Catechization of the Russian Orthodox Church.The manual for holding classes at educational institutions of both general […]

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St. Petersburg Skeptical About Proposed Giant Jesus Statue

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Tatyana Voltskaya-  www.rferl.org – July 2016 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Residents of Russia’s “northern capital” are once again girding themselves to defend the city’s world-renowned, 18th-century skyline. Less than five years after locals successfully fought off an effort by state-controlled natural-gas giant Gazprom to build a 400-meter-high skyscraper in the center of the city, municipal officials […]

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Patriarch Kirill calls tragedy in Nice “insane terror attack”

July 15, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 15/7/16 Patriarch Kirill said that “all of us have to ponder over what is happening to the human civilization, the human race” MOSCOW, July 15. /TASS/. Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has described the tragedy in Nice which killed more than 80 people, including a […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL CONSECRATED ON VALAAM CHAPEL IN HONOR OF ALL SAINTS OF VALAAM

July 11, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2016 July 10, 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, having arrived the day before to the Holy Transfiguration Stavropegial Valaam men’s Monastery, celebrated the consecration of a chapel in honor of All Saints of Valaam, reports Patrairchia.ru. The chapel is located in the northern part of the Valaam archipelago […]

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A CD of Music From the Service for St John (Maximovich) is Published on the 50th Anniversary of the the Great Saint of the Russian Diaspora

July 2, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia -July 2015 Russky Pastyr Publishers has come out with a CD of the singing of all-night vigil dedicated to the great saint of the Russian Diaspora, St John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco to mark the 50th anniversary […]

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PANIKHIDA SERVED AT VALAAM MONASTERY FOR CHILDREN WHO DIED IN KARELIA

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/6/16 A panikhida was served at the main cathedral of the Holy Transfiguration Valaam Monastery for the repose of the children who tragically died in Karelia – a republic in north-western Russia at the border with Finland, reports the monastery’s press service. One of the monastery’s sketes will also commemorate the youths daily for […]

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Organizers Hope All Churches Will Attend Pan-Orthodox Council

June 19, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 19/6/16 Organizers of the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete still hope that the four missing churches will turn up at the last moment, a representative of the Constantinople Patriarchate told Sputnik. KOLYMVARI (Crete) (Sputnik) – The Churches of Antioch, Bulgaria, Georgia and Russia have refused to take part in the historic council after disputes about the agenda. “It is sad […]

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Meeting in Crete May Help Tackle Disputes Between Orthodox Churches

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 17/6/16 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill noted the importance of a meeting of the heads of churches at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete and expressed hope the meeting would promote preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Greek island of Crete on June 16-26 was set to host […]

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Russian Orthodox Church to Skip Pan-Orthodox Council

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 10/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has not departed for Crete to attend the Pan-Orthodox Council on the Greek island of Crete after the church decided to suspend its participation following the refusal of several orthodox churches to take part, a church source told RIA Novosti Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The […]

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING OF ITS HOLY SYNOD

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church will hold an emergency meeting of its Holy Synod to determine how to proceed in the situation where a number of Local Orthodox Churches have refused to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete, and to decide about its own participation in it, the Chairman of the Department […]

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NEW BOOK: ST. TIKHON OF MOSCOW: INSTRUCTIONS & TEACHINGS FOR THE AMERICAN ORTHODOX FAITHFUL (1898-1907)

June 3, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 A new book, St. Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings For the American Orthodox Faithful (1898-1907), is now available from St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press. This volume of St. Tikhon’s sermons and other writings, newly translated and edited by Alex Maximov and David C. Ford, provides English-speaking readers access to the words […]

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Resurrection: Russian woman missing for 24 yrs escapes from religious cult with her 3 kids

June 3, 2016 Featured News
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RT- June 2016 A woman who ran away from home as a teenager and was pronounced dead has been found in the Russian city of Tula – alive and the mother of three. Over the two dozen years she had been missing, she was a member of a religious cult, but managed to escape. READ […]

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ADDRESS OF PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

May 31, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – May 2016 “Most Reverend archpastors, honorable presbyters and deacons, dear brothers and sisters in Christ! June 1 will mark the International Day for the Protection of Children, which is annually held by the initiative of the United Nations. This commemorative day is meant to remind us of the huge responsibility to the coming generation, […]

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Vladimir Putin Uses ‘Religious Diplomacy’ During His Visit to Greece

May 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Russia and Greece have common values, including Orthodoxy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ahead of his visit to Athens. Athens may help Moscow break Europe’s unity against Russia. By using “religious diplomacy” Moscow wants to break Europe’s unity against Russia because Greece has long opposed Western anti-Russian sanctions, an article in the French newspaper Le Figaro said. […]

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