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“THE WEST IS ABANDONING GOD,” PAT. KIRILL TELLS NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 18/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with newly-appointed American ambassador to Russia John Huntsman at the patriarchal residence yesterday to discuss matters of relations between the two countries and of the fate of suffering Christians around the world, reportspatriarchia.ru. Welcoming the guest, Pat. Kirill noted that the Russian Church […]

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A Video on the Celebrations of the Anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in the Holy Land is Posted Online

November 4, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 4/11/17 On October 23, 2017, celebrations of the 170th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem under the auspices of the Jerusalem Patriarch were held. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia […]

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PATRIARCH AND PRESIDENT OPEN “WALL OF SORROW” MEMORIAL FOR VICTIMS OF REPRESSION

November 1, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 1/11/17 A monument dedicated to the victims of political repression was opened yesterday in Moscow by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and President Vladimir Putin. The patriarch urged all gathered for the opening of the “Wall of Sorrow” to never forget the terrible repressions of the previous century, and that […]

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RELICS OF ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV ARRIVE IN ROMANIA

October 28, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 28/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania headed the transferal of the reliquary containing a portion of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov to the spiritual center of the Romanian Patriarchate yesterday, reports patriarchia.ru. After meeting at the Bucharest airport, the primates arrived at […]

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UNIATE CLERGY PHYSICALLY ATTACK ORTHODOX IN KOLOMYIA – UKRAINE

October 28, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – October 2017 The Ivano-Frankivsk Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has published a video showing clergy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church brutally beating women and other Orthodox believers outside the Annunciation Church in Kolomyia, which has been the subject of an ongoing battle, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. A group […]

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150th-Anniversary Celebrations at Elevation of the Holy Cross Cathedral in Geneva

October 2, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 2/10/17 The 150th anniversary of the founding of the Cathedral of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, was celebrated on September 26-27, 2017. Tuesday’s all-night vigil included the Rite of the Elevation of the Holy […]

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MOTHER OF GOD APPEARS TO VIETNAMESE WOMAN WHO SUBSEQUENTLY CONVERTED TO ORTHODOXY

September 5, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 5/9/17 Fr. George Maximov, a Moscow priest who often serves on missionary trips throughout Asia, has posted on his Facebook page the words of a Vietnamese woman who converted to Orthodoxy after the Mother of God appeared to her. The woman, Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, a former Buddhist living and working in Vũng Tàu, Vietnam, was […]

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What is Behind Relations Between Russia, Vatican

August 21, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 21/8/17 Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is paying a visit to Russia on August 21-24 to hold meetings with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and state officials. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Parolin is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as well as other state officials and representatives of the Russian […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH LEADERS FINISH ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION ON MONASTERY LIFE IN CITIES

August 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2017  On August 9, 2017, a round-table monastic forum finished its second and final day with four presentations on the theme: “The inner life of a city monastery”, reports Patriarchia.ru. The forum was held in the Novodevichy Convent, St. Petersburg. Participating in the forum where 5 bishops, 42 archimandrites and igumens, 45 abbesses, hieromonks, […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Chairman of the Russian Church Communities in Armenia

August 5, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July – August 2017 On July 27, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Bishop Leonid of Vladikavkaz and Alania of the Russian Orthodox Church, Chairman of the Russian Church Communities in the Republic of Armenia. During […]

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NEW CHURCH OF ST. PAISIOS THE ATHONITE CONSECRATED IN SYRIA

July 21, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/7/17 A new church dedicated to St. Paisios the Athonite was consecrated in Syria on July 11, on the eve of his feast. The church is located in the Monastery of the Lifegiving Spring of the Theotokos in the Syrian province of Latakia, reports Romfea. A monastic tonsure was celebrated by Metropolitan John of […]

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RESEARCHERS DOUBT ZVENIGOROD ICONS WERE PAINTED BY ST. ANDREI RUBLEV

June 28, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 28/6/17 Scientific investigators are closer to proving that the artist of the three famous Zvenigorod icons is not the same as that of the famous Trinity icon which was painted by St. Andrei Rublev, Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery announced today, reports Pravmir. Zelfira Tregulova, the director of the gallery, which houses Rublev’s Trinity, explained that the […]

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Scottish Episcopal Church Votes to Allow Gay Marriage

June 11, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – June 2017 Scottish Episcopal Church has moved closer to acknowledge that marriage could be contracted between same sex couples as well as couples of the opposite sex. MOSCOW, June 9 (Sputnik) — The Scottish Episcopal Church on Thursday voted to allow same sex marriages, it said in a press release. “The General Synod […]

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Church of Scientology accused of $4.8mn illegal profit in Russia’s St. Petersburg

June 8, 2017 News
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RT.com – 8/6/17 Two members of the Saint Petersburg branch of the Church of Scientology have been put in pretrial detention by the local court as the group faces accusations of illegal business activities and distribution of extremist materials in Russia. The Church of Scientology of Saint Petersburg was charged with earning an estimated 276 […]

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Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting Concludes in Moscow

May 22, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 On May 17 and 18, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Supreme Spiritual Council continued its work at the headquarters of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhijevan in Moscow, Russia. Chairing the meeting sessions was […]

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RELICS OF ST. NICHOLAS CEREMONIOUSLY GREETED AT CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL

May 21, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/5/17 Photos: ria.ru A piece of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, brought today from Bari, Italy, have been delivered to Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral, where they were ceremoniously greeted by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, in concert with his brother bishops, hundreds of clergy, and thousands of faithful, reports RIA-Novosti. The […]

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CNN Calls Domes of Iconic Russian Cathedral Muslim Minarets

May 21, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 21/5/17 CNN has mistakenly called the domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, depicted on the cover of TIME weekly magazine, “minarets.” The definition of a minaret is used only in Islamic architecture. It is an integral part of the mosque and has nothing to do with a Christian church. The mistake published on CNN’s […]

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Greatmartyr – Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George

May 7, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – May 2017 The Holy Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer, was a native of Cappadocia (a district in Asia Minor), and he grew up in a deeply believing Christian family. His father was martyred for Christ when George was still a child. His mother, owning lands in Palestine, moved there with her […]

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MORE THAN 75,000 CHILDREN RECEIVED FREE FOOD DURING GREAT LENT IN RUSSIA

April 22, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/4/17 From February 1 to April 15 the Rus’ Foundation distributed free food products from the Lyubyatovo company to more than 75,000 needy children in ten regions of Russia, reports Foma. More than 2 million breakfast cereals, cookies, and crackers were distributed in Moscow and the surrounding areas, St. Petersburg and the surrounding […]

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Holy Fire Brought to Russian Orthodox Cathedral in US Capital

April 20, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 20/4/17 The Rector at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist said that the Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington DC. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington […]

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MORE THAN 4 MILLION RUSSIANS TOOK PART IN PASCHAL SERVICE

April 18, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/4/17 More than 4.3 million people in the various regions of Russia took part in the Paschal services this year. Security was provided by more than 90,000 people, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the site of the Russian Ministry of the Interior. “On the night of April 15 to 16, 2017, on the […]

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