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ELDER ILIY (NOZDRIN) – CONFESSOR TO PATRIARCH KIRILL AWARDED CHURCH ORDER

March 19, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/3/17 Confessor to Patriarch Kirill and Optina Pustyn Monastery Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin), who turned 85 on March 8, was awarded the Church order of St. Seraphim of Sarov, first degree. The primate bestowed the award upon the priest on Friday after the Presanctified Liturgy in Moscow’s Danilov Monastery “in recognition of many years […]

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Russian Orthodox Church, Vatican to Work Closer on Christians’ Persecution

February 13, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 13/2/17 Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion said that the Russian Orthodox Church together with the Vatican will try to institutionalize the joint work on the monitoring of the issue of Christians’ persecutions in the Middle East and other regions. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Orthodox Church plans to strengthen its […]

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New Orthodox messenger app allows priests to take prayer requests, collect donations

February 3, 2017 Featured News
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RT.com – 3/2/17 The Russian Orthodox Church has launched its own messaging service, Pravzhizn Telegram. The app’s functionality allows users to send messages, photos and videos, as well as to subscribe to a variety of channels to get daily news from leading churches and monasteries. With the help of the Pravzhizn Telegram (Orthodox Life Telegram), […]

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Sochi’s Churches to Host Liturgical Services in Memory of Tu-154 Crash Victims

February 2, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 2/2/17 Orthodox memorial services for the victims of the Tu-154 plane crash will be held on Thursday at all churches in Sochi, the city administration announced in a statement. SOCHI (Sputnik) – On December 25, 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Tu-154 plane heading from Moscow to Syria crashed shortly after refueling and take-off […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH CELEBRATES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF PATRIARCH KIRILL

February 1, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 1/2/17 The Russian Orthodox Church is celebrating today, Wednesday, February 1 the eighth anniversary of the accession of Patriarch Kirill to the primatial throne. Following the December 5, 2008 passing of the beloved Patriarch Alexey II, the Holy Synod elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as Locum Tenens of the patriarchal throne, […]

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400-YEAR-OLD BULGARIAN GOSPEL BOOK DISCOVERED IN VILLAGE CHURCH

January 29, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 29/1/17 Fr. Penyu Tsvyatkov Penev passed away two years ago. In going through his belongings, a rare and beautiful artifact has been found, believed to have been kept secretly and passed down for generations in the St. Elijah the Prophet Church in the town of Voynezha, near the city of Veliko Tarnovo, north […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Says the October Revolution Was Caused by the Spiritual Degradation of the People

January 28, 2017 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 28/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia says that the basis for the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution was the loss of spiritual values within the people of the nation. “The events of 1917 and the dramatic […]

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TU-154 VICTIMS DR. LIZA, LIEUTENANT GENERAL VALERY KHALILOV, OTHERS BURIED IN MOSCOW

January 17, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 17/1/17 On December 25, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Tu-154 plane from Moscow crashed into the Black Sea shortly after refueling near Sochi, on its way to Syria. Unfortunately, all ninety-two people aboard died in the crash, including eight crew members, sixty-four musicians of the Alexandrov Ensemble who were going to offer a New […]

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BURIAL OF DR. LIZA TO BE HELD ON MONDAY AT NOVODEVICHY CEMETERY

January 15, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/1/17 +Memory Eternal+ Head of the “Fair Aid” charity fund Elizaveta Glinka (Dr. Liza), who died in the crash of TU-154 in the area of Sochi, will be buried on Monday, January 16 in Moscow’s Novodevichy cemetery; the ceremony begins at 10:00, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the site of the President’s Council […]

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Syrian Christians Invite Russian Patriarch to Visit Country

January 10, 2017 Featured News
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Sputnknews – 10/1/17 Syrian Christians and scientists invited Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to visit the Middle Eastern country, Chief Mufti of Moscow and Central Russia Albir Krganov said Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Krganov visited Syria as part of a Muslim delegation in late December and early January at the invitation of the […]

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Head of Russian Orthodox Church Congratulates Believers With Christmas Day

January 7, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 7/1/17 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated Orthodox Christians with Christmas. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Patriarch Kirill congratulated Orthodox Christians after a midnight service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. “With all my heart I congratulate you with the great life-saving holiday of Christmas. On this day, especially […]

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CHURCH TO ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS OF “EKATERINBURG REMAINS” IN SECOND QUARTER OF 2017

January 6, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 6/1/17 Abbot of Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery, Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Egorievsk has reported when the results of Church assessments in the criminal case of the deaths of the members of the Royal Family will be known. “We hope that, as the work is quite voluminous and the report will be quite large, somewhere in […]

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OLDEST RELATIVE OF LAST RUSSIAN EMPEROR PRINCE DIMITRI ROMANOV DIES IN DENMARK

January 3, 2017 News

TASS – 3/1/17 +Memory Eternal+ Prince Dimitri Romanov, the oldest relative of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II, has died in Denmark, his wife Princess Feodora said. The prince was 90. According to his wife, he was taken to hospital last week due to a dramatic decline in health. “Dimitri Romanovich died at the hospital on […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKALAMSK CELEBRATES RITE OF UNITING TO ORTHODOX CHURCH FOR THOSE TEMPORARILY FALLEN AWAY

December 28, 2016 Featured News
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Patriarchia.ru – Pravoslavie.ru – 28/12/16 On December 25, 2016, the Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Pentecost, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers and day of commemoration of St. Spyridon of Tremithus, the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokalamsk celebrated in the Moscow church of the Joy of All […]

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GEORGIAN CHURCH CANONIZES TWO KINGS, TWO ABBESSES, AND A CATHOLICOS WHO RULED 1932-1955

December 26, 2016 Featured News
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Blagovest – Pravoslavie- 26/12/16 The Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church, at a December 21 meeting, has numbered among the ranks of the saints two kings—Bargrat III and Solomon I, two abbesses—Nina (Amilakhvari) and Tamar (Mardzhanishvili), and Catholics-Patriarch Kallistrat (Tsintsadze) who lead the Church in the difficult years of 30s-50s of the previous century, reports […]

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RT: Slain Russian ambassador Karlov laid to rest in Moscow, named hero posthumously

December 23, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 22/12/16 +Memory Eternal+ Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, who was shot dead in Ankara, has been buried in Moscow with honors. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among those who bid a final farewell to the slain diplomat, who was named a hero of Russia posthumously. The funeral for the assassinated ambassador began at the […]

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Communique: Any clarification regarding faith must be made in ecclesial communion, not in disunion

December 23, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 22/12/2016 Please find below the position of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church about recent evolutions in Romania regarding reception of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, 2016): Decisions of the Holy Synod regarding Church life During the working session of the Holy […]

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Patriarch Kirill prays for Andrey Karlov’s repose

December 21, 2016 Featured News
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Vestnik Kavkaza – 21/12/16 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has expressed condolences on the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, Interfax-Religion reports. “God destined me to know the late ambassador personally. I vouch that Andrey Karlov performed his high diplomatic duty, tried to act in accordance with his patriotic and religious beliefs,” […]

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Military, church & media top Russians’ trust rating

December 16, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 16/12/16 A recent survey by state-run pollster VTSIOM shows that the military forces, church and mass media top Russian citizens’ trust rating, while the courts, law enforcement bodies and political opposition occupy the lowest positions in the table. “Our citizens continue to demonstrate their strongest support and approval for the military forces (87 […]

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MOSCOW ORTHODOX CENTER TO HELP HOMELESS FIND EMPLOYMENT

December 16, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/12/16 Beginning in January 2017, the Orthodox service “Mercy” will begin working in a test mode with Moscow homeless to assist them in finding employment, reports Interfax-Religion. Moscow is home to between fifteen and fifty thousand homeless, the majority of whom are “people of working age, many of whom stay on the streets […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL: WE DO NOT CONDEMN PEOPLE WITH NON-TRADITIONAL ORIENTATION

December 7, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/12/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has noted that while the Orthodox Church has strict, traditional stances on marriage and family matters, it does not condemn people, who are always called in love to repentance. In Paris to consecrate the new Trinity Cathedral and spiritual center, His Holiness also met with […]

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