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NINE BUILDINGS OF CONCEPTION CONVENT IN MOSCOW RETURNED TO THE CHURCH

June 25, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 25/6/18 Thousands of church and monastery buildings were confiscated and repurposed by the government throughout the USSR. Since its fall, the process of returning those buildings to their rightful owner—the Russian Orthodox Church—has been ongoing. The latest development in this process comes from late last month, when the Moscow Department of Municipal Property issued […]

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STATE NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF CHURCH MATTERS—MET. ROSTISLAV OF CZECH LANDS AND SLOVAKIA

June 2, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 2/6/18 The participation of state officials in Church matters is unacceptable, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia said during a recent meeting with two former presidents of Ukraine, reports the Diocese of Prešov of the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church. President Leonid Kravchuk (1991-1994) and President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) met with His […]

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Patriarch Irinej of Serbia Receives the Prestigious Orthodox Unity Award

May 26, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 26/5/18 On 23 May 2018 at the award ceremony of the International Fund for Unity of Orthodox Peoples held in the solemn hall of the Church Assemblies at the church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, His Holiness Irinej was awarded with the high award of the Fund. He also addressed […]

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3 killed in Muslim terrorist attack on Chechen church

May 23, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 23/51/18 “He departed to the Lord with the name of Christ on his lips,” Fr. Sergei said of the murdered parishioner. Three innocent people, including two Internal Affairs officers, were killed when Muslim terrorists attempted to capture the Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny, the capital city of the Russian Chechen Republic, during […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL VISITS KEMEROVO TO COMFORT THOSE MOURNING ON 40TH DAY OF SHOPPING MALL TRAGEDY

May 7, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 7/5/18 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Kemerovo yesterday for the 40th day of the tragedy that occurred in the Winter Cherry Shopping Mall on Sunday March 25, reports RIA-Novosti. A fire broke out at the 4-story mall at about 5:00 PM, claiming the lives of 60 people, including 41 children, […]

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Moments from the concelebration of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill and the Archbishop of Tirana, Durres, and All Albania

May 4, 2018 Featured

The Albanian Orthodox Church – 4/5/18 Moments from the concelebration of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill and the Archbishop of Tirana, Durres, and All Albania, Anastasios at the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral, Tirana, 29.4.2018. Source:

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Russian Center in Paris Holds Memorial Ceremony for Kemerovo Victims (VIDEO)

March 29, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 29/3/18 US Envoy to Russia Went to Church in Moscow to Mourn Kemerovo Mall Fire Victims The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center, located at Branly Embankment in Paris, held a Panikhida memorial service for the victims of the recent Kemerovo fire that took the lives of more than 64 people, including many children. […]

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Sermon on the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky),1918.

February 25, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 25/2/18 The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the Sorrow of Orthodox Christians. Today, brethren, we celebrate the beloved feast day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Every year, cathedral churches are over-filled with pious throngs of worshipers, […]

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Martyr Tryphon of Lampsacus Near Apamea in Syria

February 15, 2018 Featured

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

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

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

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

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

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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