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Martyr Tryphon of Lampsacus Near Apamea in Syria

February 15, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 15/2/18 The Martyr Tryphon was born in Phrygia, one of the districts of Asia Minor, in the village of Lampsacus. From his early years the Lord granted him the power to cast out demons and to heal various maladies. He once saved the inhabitants of his native city from starvation. Saint […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Condolences to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

February 14, 2018 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 14/2/18 On February 11, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow and All Russia; expressing sympathies for the Saratovyan Airlines plane crash that occurred in the Ramenski region near Moscow. On behalf of the […]

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The Backstage Game behind Filaret Denysenko’s Letter

February 7, 2018 Featured
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Tamar Lomidze – OCP News Service- Independent Article – 7/2/18 On November 30, 2017, the whole Orthodox World was shocked by media reports about a letter from the unrecognized Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Patriarch Filaret (Denisenko) to the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) Bishops’ Council. This former Metropolitan of Kyiv left ROC after he lost the election […]

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Schmemann Lecture & D.Min. Commencement

January 3, 2018 Featured
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SVOTS – 3/1/18 The 35th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann lecture (30th January 2018) will focus on the centenary anniversary of the enthronement of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow. Dr. Scott Kenworthy, seminary alumnus (M.A. ’96) and associate professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University, Ohio, will be our guest lecturer. The title of his address is: “St. Tikhon […]

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Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of the Russian Federation

December 31, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 31/12/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Aleksander Chepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 26 December 2017. The distinguished Ambassador Chepurin thanked His Holiness for a cordial audience during which the Serbian Patriarch congratulated to His Excellency the forthcoming Great […]

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PAT. KIRILL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT ON EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS IN DONBASS

December 26, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 26/12/17 In a statement made after his recent meeting at Moscow’s Danilovsky Monastery with leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic, as well as the head of the public movement “Ukrainian Choice—the People’s Right,” Viktor Medvedchuk, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke about the agreement […]

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First Session of the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church

December 13, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 13/12/17 On Dec 8-9, 2017, The Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church held its first session in Cherepovets in Russia. Our Syriac Orthodox Church was represented by: Very Rev. Raban Jack Yakoub, Director of the Patriarchal Youth Department; Very Rev. Raban Roger-Youssef Akhrass, Director […]

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4th Epistle of the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad to the Clergy and Flock of Elevation of the Cross Cathedral in Geneva

December 11, 2017 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 11/12/17 Dear in the Lord Fathers, Brothers and Sisters: On this feast day of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” I express heartfelt greetings to all of you, wishing you the heavenly aid […]

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POCHAEV LAVRA CALLS ON RUSSIAN CHURCH TO WITHDRAW FROM WORLD COUNCIL OF “CHURCHES”

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 7/12/17 The brethren of the Holy Dormition Lavra in Pochaev, Ukraine addressed a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the hierarchs of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church which met in Moscow from November 29 to December 2, calling for the Russian Church to withdraw from the “World Council of […]

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Epistle of the Holy Council of Bishops to the Clergy, Monks and Nuns and All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

December 6, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 6/12/17 Beloved in the Lord All-Venerable Fathers, God-Loving Monks and Nuns,  Dear Brothers and Sisters: The Holy Council of Bishops, which took place in Moscow from the 29th of November to the 2nd of December 2017 in the city […]

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100th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow

December 5, 2017 News
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SVOTS – 5/12/17 December 4 (November 21 on the Julian Calendar) marks the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Enthronement as Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus of St. Tikhon (née Ioann Belavin), who now bears the title of “Patriarch of Moscow and Apostle to America.” His enthronement restored the patriarchal system of church governance that had been abolished […]

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BP. TIKHON (SHEVKUNOV) SPEAKS ON “POSSIBLE RITUAL ELEMENT” IN ROMANOV MURDERS

December 3, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 3/12/17 Even after his abdication, Tsar Nicholas II remained a symbolic, sacred figure, and therefore his murder could have a very specific ritualist meaning in many senses, His Grace Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Egorievsk, abbot of Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery and Secretary of the patriarchal commission tasked with studying the remains believed to belong to […]

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Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral of the Mid-American Diocese Prayerfully Marks the Centennial of the Era of Godless Persecution

December 3, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 3/12/17 The hundredth anniversary of the tragic events of the February and October Revolutions was marked by a series of events at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago, IL. Special commemoration was made during Ancestor’s Saturday on Cheesefare […]

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Putin hails Armenian church as one of the world’s oldest spiritual centers

November 23, 2017 Featured
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PanARMENIAN.Net – November 2017 PanARMENIAN.Net – New Nakhichevan and Russian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church has served as a real spiritual center for thousands of people since 1717, Russian president Vladimir Putin said at an event marking the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the Diocese in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15. Putin stressed the exceptional importance of the […]

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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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