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CHINA SEE FIRST ORTHODOX PRIEST IN SIXTY YEARS

May 3, 2016 Featured News
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The China Post – May 2016 His red and gold vestments bathed in candlelight, the first mainland Chinese Orthodox priest ordained for six decades led an Easter service on Sunday — one of the most surprising fruits of warming ties between Moscow and Beijing. Alexander Yu Shi said prayers in the Church Slavonic language and in […]

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Russian Woman Arrested for Giving $2 Million in Stolen Funds to Scientology

April 27, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com- 27/4/16 Five months after Scientology was banned in the Russian Federation, authorities have arrested a member of the sect for stealing 130 million rubles, and donating the money to the “church.” In November 2015, a court in Moscow backed Russian Justice Ministry claims that the Church of Scientology did not comply with federal law, as it used its […]

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Armenia Will Never Give Up Fight to Get Turkey to Recognize Genocide

April 25, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – April 2016 Commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Armenian officials said that Yerevan will continue to push for the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and for the restoration of truth and justice over the Turkish crime that resulted in the deaths of over 1.5 million civilians, the expulsion of over half-a-million more. […]

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ROC HOLY SYNOD REGARDS UNIA AS RUNNING SORE IN ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC RELATIONS

April 19, 2016 Featured News
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Moscow Patriarchate – April 2016 At its session on April 16, 2016 in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church heard a report of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No. 2). Assessing the results of His Holiness’s meeting with Pope Francis […]

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GRAND DUCHESS ELIZABETH ROMANOV SOCIETY OPENS IN ENGLAND

April 18, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – April 2016 In November a group of English Orthodox pilgrims made their way to Russia seeking to learn more about and grow closer to their parish patron the Grand Duchess and New Martyr St. Elizabeth. In addition to Moscow’s many spiritual treasures they were able to visit Neskuchnii Sad where the Grand Duchess had […]

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Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in NagornoKarabakh

April 12, 2016 Featured News
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Moscow Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in NagornoKarabakh resulting in […]

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A reliquary of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco arrives at Christ the Savior Cathedral

April 11, 2016 Featured News

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – April 2016 On March 30, 2016, as part of the program “Spiritual Bonds,” a reliquary of the great saint of the 20th century, St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, was brought to Christ the Savior Cathedral in Kaliningrad, […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER TERRORIST ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS

March 23, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service His Majesty Philippe King of the Belgians Your Majesty, I was deeply grieved to learn about the explosions in Brussels that claimed dozens of lives and inflicted suffering on hundreds of people. By committing inhumane acts, terrorists try to impose an ideology of violence on the whole world. However, civilized society stands […]

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PRIESTS OF THE ROSTOV-ON-DON DIOCESE ARE GIVING SUPPORT TO RELATIVES OF THE PLANE CRASH VICTIMS

March 22, 2016 Featured News

Rostov-on-Don – Pravoslavie.ru- March 2016 At present four clergymen and Church volunteers are on duty at the Rostov-on-Don airport. There are also relatives of the victims of the plane crash which happened early in the morning of March 19 at the Rostov-on-Don airport. On March 19 at 3:00 Moscow time at the Rostov-on-Don airport a Boeing […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH ALEXEI II PRAYERFULLY HONORED IN MOSCOW

February 26, 2016 Featured News

Patriarchia.ru – February 2016 February 23, 2016, the 87th anniversary of the birthday of His Holiness Patriarch Alexei II, Metropolitan Arseny of Istra, the first Moscow vicar to the patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, administrator of the Central and Southern vicariates of the capital, served a Divine Liturgy and Pannikhida in Theophany Cathedral, where is […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Attendss the Australian Premier of Zabaikalsky Odyssey

February 21, 2016 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church Abroad – 21/2/16 On Friday evening, February 12, 2016, Russians began gathering at Event Cinema in Westfield Center in Burwood, Sydney, Australia, to view the documentary Zabaikalsky Odyssey. This film premiered last December in Moscow’s Solzhenitsyn House of the Russian Diaspora. The film covers contemporary problems facing Russians in general and those in […]

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Patriarch of Russia Meets Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome

February 13, 2016 Featured News
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Ann Maria Husser (OCP Delegate of North and South America) OCP News Service – 13/2/16 More Photos here: Read Joint declaration here: https://mospat.ru/en/2016/02/13/news128178/ Havana-Cuba: His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia (Primate of the Rusian Orthodox Church) met with Pope Francis of Rome (The Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome & Primate of the […]

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PATRIARCH-POPE MEETING NOT TO SOLVE EASTERN CATHOLICISM ISSUE IN UKRAINE AT ONCE — PRIEST

February 12, 2016 Featured News

TASS – 12/2/16 The problem of Greco-Catholics in Ukraine will be on the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, of Moscow and all Russia, but it will certainly not be resolved at once, Patriarch Kirill’s press-secretary, priest Alexander Volkov, told the media. “The topic of Ukraine, Eastern Rite Catholicism, and proselytism […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church Welcomes Russian Patriarch, Pope Meeting

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com 12/2/16 Serbian church spokesman said that Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the meeting of Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on Friday. BELGRADE (Sputnik) – The Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the meeting of Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on Friday, Serbian church spokesman Bishop Irinej […]

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Russian Patriarch arrives in Cuba to meet Pontiff, discuss Middle East crisis

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 12/2/16 Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has arrived in Cuba for a historic meeting with Pope Francis during which they are expected to sign a declaration and talk about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Upon his arrival, the Patriarch addressed the citizens of Cuba, sending greetings from “all the people of historical […]

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DRAFT DOCUMENTS OF THE FUTURE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL IN THEIR PRESENT FORM DO NOT VIOLATE THE PURITY OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH – THE ROC COUNCIL OF BISHOPS STATES

February 10, 2016 Featured News

10/2/16 – Pravoslavie.ru According to the decisions of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church: 1. The Council of Bishops approves the stance of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the meeting of primates of Local Orthodox Churches in Chambesy on January 21-28, 2016, along with that of the delegations […]

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CHRISTIAN PASTOR IS RELEASED FROM PRISON IN IRAN AFTER HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S APPEAL TO PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI

January 28, 2016 Featured News
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January 2016 Saeed Abedini, pastor of an Evangelical church, was detained in 2012 and sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of undermining national security in Iran. His case was highly publicized; more than a million people all over the world signed petition for Abedini’ release. In December 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of […]

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Remains of Tsesarevich Alexey, Grand Duchess Maria transferred to Novospassky Monastery

December 29, 2015 Featured News
Remains of Tsesarevich Alexey, Grand Duchess Maria transferred to Novospassky Monastery

Interfax-religion Moscow, December 24, Interfax – The remains of two children of Russia’s last Emperor Nicholas II, Tsevarevich Alexey and Grand Duchess Maria, are in the Novospassky Monastery in Moscow, Sergey Mironenko, a member of the State Archive and a member of the governmental working group, told Interfax. “The remains have been provided to the […]

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Jubilee celebration of Metropolitan Amfilohije

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – December 2015 In the fulfilled crypt of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, on 25 December 2015, the solemn spiritual academy dedicated to the 30th anniversary of episcopal ministry and 25thanniversary of archpastoral ministry as  Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije was […]

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CONSECRATION OF THE LARGEST ORTHODOX CHURCH ON THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES TAKES PLACE IN MIAMI

December 20, 2015 Featured News

On December 12, the solemn opening and consecration of a new Church of St Matrona of Moscow took place in Miami, Florida, USA. Metropolitan Hilarion of East America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, officiated at the service in concelebration of hierarchs and clergymen from various countries. Hundreds of […]

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ROCOR Synod of Bishops Concludes Its Final Session of the Year

December 14, 2015 Featured News

On December 8-9, 2015, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia met at the residence of the First Hierarch in New York City. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York opened the session by greeting the archpastors, wishing them Divine aid in their labors, and paid special […]

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