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Patriarch Kirill: Syria has wisdom and will enough to overcome war

March 26, 2014 Featured News

26/3/14 Moscow, (SANA) – Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Patriarch Kirill stressed that Syria has wisdom and will enough to overcome the war launched against it. Meeting Syria’s Ambassador in Moscow, Riad Haddad, Patriarch Kirill expressed gratitude to the Syrian government for contributing to freeing the Mar Thecla Convent nuns in Maloula, saying, “I […]

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The Russian Synod passes resolution on the situation in Crimea

March 23, 2014 Featured News

On March 19, 2014, a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church took place in Moscow, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. In the minutes no. 4 of the Holy Synod, dedicated to the situation in Crimea, the following resolution was passed: 1. To place emphasis on […]

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Simferopol diocese denies forcibly claiming property of “Kiev Patriarchate”

March 23, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 The press service of the Diocese of Simferopol and Crimea have officially denied allegations currently being spread in the press that clergy of the Moscow Patriarchate, along with armed individuals, is claiming church property of the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate” in the village of Perevalnoye, Simferopol district, Crimea. The Moscow Patriarchate diocese declares that […]

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Papal Delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church met with delegates of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on 21 March 2014

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 A Papal Delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church met with delegates of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on 21 March 2014. A delegation representing the Coptic Orthodox Church, comprising Their Graces: Bishop Kyrillos of Milan, Papal Exarch in Europe, Bishop Raphael, General Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church and […]

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Brotherly meeting of Primates of Church of Constantinople and Russian Church takes place at the Patriarchate of Constantinople

March 7, 2014 Featured News

On 5 March 2014, upon his arrival to Istanbul, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia headed for the Patriarchate of Constantinople where he met with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew. His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople warmly greeted the Primate of the Russian Church and his suite and expressed his joy over the […]

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Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of Moscow and Kyian Patriarchates Create Commission for Mutual Dialogue to restore unity

March 5, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) welcomed the decision of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to start a dialogue with the UOC-KP. In this regard, the Synod of the UOC-KP decided to express its readiness “to on a canonical basis restore the unity and establish a national status for the Orthodox Church […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus

March 2, 2014 News

March 2014 On 24-25 February 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited Cyprus with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. On February 24, the DECR chairman visited the Bishopric of Tamassos and Orini of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus. Metropolitan […]

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Two Russian orthodox churches to be built in Cambodia

February 18, 2014 Featured News

18/2/14 Head of Moscow Patriarchate’s Secretariat for Foreign Institutions Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk has performed the rite of consecration of the foundation stone in a church being built in the name of Holy Great-martyr Panteleimon in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. He also laid the foundation stone in what will be the church in honor of the Our […]

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The St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University opened its doors to new students

February 18, 2014 News

February 2014 Moscow: On 9th  February 2014, the St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University organized its annual Open Day, where future freshmen got acquainted with the offer of one of the most important Orthodox institutions of Higher Education in Russia, for thirty years  now successfully joining both secular and religious teaching. Father Alexey Emelyanov, dean of the Faculty […]

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LONDON AND PARIS ASK FOR THE “ORTHODOX RUS. THE ROMANOVS” EXHIBITION

February 17, 2014 Featured News

  St. Petersburg - 17/2/14 The exhibition, “Orthodox Rus. The Romanovs. My history”, which was a great success in Moscow, may take place in a number of European cities, reportsInterfax-Religion. London and Paris have already made their applications, reported Archimandrite Tihon (Shevkunov), Abbot of the Sretensky Monastery, secretary of the Patriarchal Cultural Council, and one of curators of the […]

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Russians disapprove criticism of Russian Orthodox Church – poll

February 16, 2014 Featured News

16/2/14 Sixty-three percent of Russian citizens recently interviewed by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) believe that it is unacceptable to criticize the Russian Orthodox Church. The public opinion survey, which was conducted in 43 Russian regions on February 1-2 and involved 1,500 people, showed that only 15% of respondents are skeptical towards the Church. Ten […]

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Culture Ministry launches “Russian Palestine” project in Moscow Region

February 15, 2014 News

Moscow, February 12, Interfax – An organizational committee on the development of the tourist cluster Russian Palestine near the New Jerusalem Monastery in Istra, Moscow Region, has been founded, the press service for the Russian Culture Ministry has reported. “The project is aimed at creating a unified pilgrim, tourist and social infrastructure,” the report says. These issues were discussed in […]

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Russian church to be consecrated in Antarctica

February 15, 2014 Featured News

14/2/14 Moscow, February 12, Interfax – An expedition is traveling from Moscow to Antarctica with the purpose of the great consecration of the southernmost Russian Orthodox church on Earth. Shortly before the start Bishop Iakov of Naryan-Mar and Mezensk performed a parting prayer for the expedition members at the Russian Geographical Society’s headquarters, the Society’s spokesperson told Interfax. The bishop consecrated the North Pole in […]

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Russian Orthodox Church looking for Christians among Muslim migrants

February 13, 2014 News

13/2/14 The Russian Orthodox Church is planning to publish the gospels in the Central Asian languages, including Uzbek and Tajik. According to the Dimitry (Pershin), a priest on the missionary commission of the Moscow diocesan council, this publication will be well-researched, academic in nature, and of high quality. “This will be our answer to the […]

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Shooting in Sakhalin church nothing short of shocking

February 12, 2014 Featured News
Murdered nun Ludmila

February 2014 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the administrative centre of Russia’s Sakhalin region, made world news for the wrong reasons on Sunday. Stepan Komarov, a 24-year old security guard working for a bank, entered the main Orthodox Cathedral with a gun and opened fire, killing 2 and injuring 6, an incident that has left the city of 200,000 […]

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Archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk consecrates the Church of the Ascension on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand

February 12, 2014 News

February 2014 On 6 February 2014, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, began his visit to Thailand and Cambodia. Meeting Archbishop Mark at the Bangkok airport were archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox […]

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The John Templeton Foundation meets St. Tikhon Orthodox University

February 11, 2014 News

11/2/14 Moscow: On January 29th, St. Tikhon Orthodox University opened its doors to a delegation  of the John Templeton Foundation, in order to discuss future cooperation between  the two institutions. The John Templeton  Foundation was established in Philadelphia in 1987, by John Templeton, to serve  as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big […]

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A new Master’s degree is being offered at St Tikon Orthodox University

February 11, 2014 News
Rev. Georgy Orekhanov, Vice Rector for International Cooperation, Doctor of Church History, Doctor of History

11/2/14 Moscow: A new Master’s degree is  being offered at PSTGU: “Religious Aspects of Russian Culture in the 19th and  Early 20th centuries”. The aim of the new program, which will be launched in September 2014, is that of fostering a deeper understanding of the role of the spiritual values and religious experience of Christianity […]

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The 120th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan Victor (Svyatin)

February 7, 2014 Featured News

The Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Katherine Ilachinski – 7/2/14 In the July issue of the newspaper “Kuban Orthodox voice” was posted material by Elizabeth Sergeevny Dyachenko, dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan Victor (Svyatin), Chief of the 20th Orthodox Mission in China. In late May, the head of the Russian […]

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Enthronement of Archbishop Joachim of Prague

February 3, 2014 Featured News

On February 1, 2014, the enthronement of the newly-elected Archbishop Joachim of Prague and the Czech Lands took place at Ss Cyril and Methodius’s in Prague in the presence of numerous clergy and laity. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of the elected Metropolitan […]

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Prominent rights activist Alexeyeva objects to proclaiming Orthodoxy’s role in Russian Constitution

February 1, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, January 30, Interfax – Prominent Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva is strongly against a Russian Orthodox cleric’s idea that the constitution should proclaim a special role Orthodoxy has played in Russia’s history. “I hope this idea will remain only a wish,” Alexeyeva, the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, told Interfax on Thursday. […]

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