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PANIKHIDA SERVED AT VALAAM MONASTERY FOR CHILDREN WHO DIED IN KARELIA

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/6/16 A panikhida was served at the main cathedral of the Holy Transfiguration Valaam Monastery for the repose of the children who tragically died in Karelia – a republic in north-western Russia at the border with Finland, reports the monastery’s press service. One of the monastery’s sketes will also commemorate the youths daily for […]

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Organizers Hope All Churches Will Attend Pan-Orthodox Council

June 19, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 19/6/16 Organizers of the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete still hope that the four missing churches will turn up at the last moment, a representative of the Constantinople Patriarchate told Sputnik. KOLYMVARI (Crete) (Sputnik) – The Churches of Antioch, Bulgaria, Georgia and Russia have refused to take part in the historic council after disputes about the agenda. “It is sad […]

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Meeting in Crete May Help Tackle Disputes Between Orthodox Churches

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 17/6/16 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill noted the importance of a meeting of the heads of churches at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete and expressed hope the meeting would promote preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Greek island of Crete on June 16-26 was set to host […]

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Russian Orthodox Church to Skip Pan-Orthodox Council

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 10/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has not departed for Crete to attend the Pan-Orthodox Council on the Greek island of Crete after the church decided to suspend its participation following the refusal of several orthodox churches to take part, a church source told RIA Novosti Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The […]

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING OF ITS HOLY SYNOD

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church will hold an emergency meeting of its Holy Synod to determine how to proceed in the situation where a number of Local Orthodox Churches have refused to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete, and to decide about its own participation in it, the Chairman of the Department […]

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NEW BOOK: ST. TIKHON OF MOSCOW: INSTRUCTIONS & TEACHINGS FOR THE AMERICAN ORTHODOX FAITHFUL (1898-1907)

June 3, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 A new book, St. Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings For the American Orthodox Faithful (1898-1907), is now available from St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press. This volume of St. Tikhon’s sermons and other writings, newly translated and edited by Alex Maximov and David C. Ford, provides English-speaking readers access to the words […]

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Resurrection: Russian woman missing for 24 yrs escapes from religious cult with her 3 kids

June 3, 2016 Featured News
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RT- June 2016 A woman who ran away from home as a teenager and was pronounced dead has been found in the Russian city of Tula – alive and the mother of three. Over the two dozen years she had been missing, she was a member of a religious cult, but managed to escape. READ […]

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ADDRESS OF PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

May 31, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – May 2016 “Most Reverend archpastors, honorable presbyters and deacons, dear brothers and sisters in Christ! June 1 will mark the International Day for the Protection of Children, which is annually held by the initiative of the United Nations. This commemorative day is meant to remind us of the huge responsibility to the coming generation, […]

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Vladimir Putin Uses ‘Religious Diplomacy’ During His Visit to Greece

May 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Russia and Greece have common values, including Orthodoxy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ahead of his visit to Athens. Athens may help Moscow break Europe’s unity against Russia. By using “religious diplomacy” Moscow wants to break Europe’s unity against Russia because Greece has long opposed Western anti-Russian sanctions, an article in the French newspaper Le Figaro said. […]

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Russian President Putin Visits Mount Athos Alongside Patriarch Kirill

May 28, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Also Read: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND THE PATRIARCH ON MOUNT ATHOS Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Mount Athos in order to mark the 1,000 year presence of Russian Orthodox monks in Greece. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at the monastic center of Holy Mount Athos on his second and last day of his visit to Greece […]

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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND THE PATRIARCH ON MOUNT ATHOS

May 28, 2016 Featured News

www.katehon.com – 28/5/16 Also Read: ATHOS ELDERS CALLED RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL VLADIMIR PUTIN MEETS WITH PATRIARCH KIRILL AT ST. PANTELEIMON MONASTERY (ATHOS) PATRIARCH KIRILL SERVED A MOLEBEN IN ST. PANTELEIMON MONASTERY ON ATHOS: On May 28th, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a pilgrimage visit to Mount […]

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EXHIBITION “KARADJORDJEVIC AND ROMANOV DYNASTIES – HISTORICAL TIES” OPENS AT WHITE PALACE

May 24, 2016 Featured News

The Royal Family of Serbia – May 2016 An exhibition that shows all historical ties between the two royal dynasties – Karadjordjevic and Romanov, was officially opened tonight at the White Palace. The author of the exhibition is Mr Dusan Babac. Beside Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine,Prince Serge, Princess Eleonora and Mrs […]

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Russia and the Vatican: Why the Holy See Seeks Cooperation With Moscow

May 22, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – May 2016 Moscow and the Holy See are working together on the issue of moral values and persecuted Christians. This cooperation is beneficial for both parties, from a diplomatic and political viewpoint, the French newspaper Le Figaro wrote. According to Le Figaro, since the end of the Cold War, the Vatican has always been willing to hold […]

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Order of Saint Sava to the Sretenje Monastery from Moscow

May 21, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- May 2016 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, awarded the Sretensky Stauropegic monastery from Moscow with the Order of Saint Sava of the Second Degree on 18 May 2016. The high award of the Serbian Orthodox Church from the hands of His Holiness was received by hieromonk Ignatiy Shestakov, co-brother of the Sretensky […]

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Touchstone Review of ‘The Orthodox Dilemma’ by John G. Panagiotou

May 10, 2016 Featured News
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OCP Publications- May 2016- The Orthodox Dilemma Review – Touchstone Magazine  Review at Orthodox Christian Laity: Review at American Orthodox Institute:  Also Read – The Orthodox Dilemma: New Pan-Orthodox Christian Book from the House of OCP: The Orthodox Dilemma: Personal Reflections On Global Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity by George Alexander reviewed by John G. Panagiotou – Touchstone- […]

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WHY IS A 13TH CENTURY RELIGIOUS ICON TRAVELING AROUND THE ST. LOUIS AREA?

May 9, 2016 Featured News
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St. Louis Public Radio – May 2016 Several Orthodox Christian churches in the St. Louis area are hosting a centuries old icon over the next few days. The Kursk Root Icon is a painting of the Virgin Mary, known as the Theotokos, that is said to date to the 13th century in its namesake town in […]

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Greatmartyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George

May 7, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- OCA- May 2016 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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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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