July 21, 2017 Featured
Photo: – 21/7/17 A new church dedicated to St. Paisios the Athonite was consecrated in Syria on July 11, on the eve of his feast. The church is located in the Monastery of the Lifegiving Spring of the Theotokos in the Syrian province of Latakia, reports Romfea. A monastic tonsure was celebrated by Metropolitan John of […]

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June 28, 2017 News
Photo: – 28/6/17 Scientific investigators are closer to proving that the artist of the three famous Zvenigorod icons is not the same as that of the famous Trinity icon which was painted by St. Andrei Rublev, Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery announced today, reports Pravmir. Zelfira Tregulova, the director of the gallery, which houses Rublev’s Trinity, explained that the […]

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Scottish Episcopal Church Votes to Allow Gay Marriage

June 11, 2017 News

Sputniknews – June 2017 Scottish Episcopal Church has moved closer to acknowledge that marriage could be contracted between same sex couples as well as couples of the opposite sex. MOSCOW, June 9 (Sputnik) — The Scottish Episcopal Church on Thursday voted to allow same sex marriages, it said in a press release. “The General Synod […]

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Church of Scientology accused of $4.8mn illegal profit in Russia’s St. Petersburg

June 8, 2017 News
© Mario Anzuoni / Reuters – 8/6/17 Two members of the Saint Petersburg branch of the Church of Scientology have been put in pretrial detention by the local court as the group faces accusations of illegal business activities and distribution of extremist materials in Russia. The Church of Scientology of Saint Petersburg was charged with earning an estimated 276 […]

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Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting Concludes in Moscow

May 22, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 On May 17 and 18, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Supreme Spiritual Council continued its work at the headquarters of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhijevan in Moscow, Russia. Chairing the meeting sessions was […]

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May 21, 2017 Featured
265022.p – 21/5/17 Photos: A piece of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, brought today from Bari, Italy, have been delivered to Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral, where they were ceremoniously greeted by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, in concert with his brother bishops, hundreds of clergy, and thousands of faithful, reports RIA-Novosti. The […]

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CNN Calls Domes of Iconic Russian Cathedral Muslim Minarets

May 21, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 21/5/17 CNN has mistakenly called the domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, depicted on the cover of TIME weekly magazine, “minarets.” The definition of a minaret is used only in Islamic architecture. It is an integral part of the mosque and has nothing to do with a Christian church. The mistake published on CNN’s […]

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Greatmartyr – Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George

May 7, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – May 2017 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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April 22, 2017 News
Photo: – 22/4/17 From February 1 to April 15 the Rus’ Foundation distributed free food products from the Lyubyatovo company to more than 75,000 needy children in ten regions of Russia, reports Foma. More than 2 million breakfast cereals, cookies, and crackers were distributed in Moscow and the surrounding areas, St. Petersburg and the surrounding […]

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Holy Fire Brought to Russian Orthodox Cathedral in US Capital

April 20, 2017 Featured

Sputniknews – 20/4/17 The Rector at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist said that the Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington DC. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington […]

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April 18, 2017 News
Photo: – 18/4/17 More than 4.3 million people in the various regions of Russia took part in the Paschal services this year. Security was provided by more than 90,000 people, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the site of the Russian Ministry of the Interior. “On the night of April 15 to 16, 2017, on the […]

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Russian President Putin Congratulates Russians on Easter

April 16, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian people on Easter. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The president praised the “selfless work” of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as other Christian churches aimed at solving important social problems, boosting the institution of family, bringing up children as well as harmonization of interreligious and interethnic […]

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Holy Fire Delivered From Jerusalem to Moscow for Easter Liturgy

April 16, 2017 Featured

Sputniknews – 16/4/17 The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered from Jerusalem to Moscow by airplane on Saturday, ahead of Easter celebrations. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy Fire was delivered by the Fond of Andrey Pervozvanny (FAP) in a special lamp, and it will be handed to […]

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HH Karekin II Sends Condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Kiril I

April 5, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 5/4/17 On April 3, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; has sent letters of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and to His Holiness Kiril I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; over the explosion that occurred on the subway in St. Petersburg. On […]

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Scientologists Profited From $53 Million in ‘Donations’ Made in Russia in Years

April 1, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – April 2017 The Church of Scientology could have extracted about 3 billion rubles (over $53 million) in donations made to its Moscow and St. Petersburg branches, Russian media report. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) conducted a search at a branch office of the Church of Scientology in […]

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A Painted Copy of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God Arrives in Moscow’s Novospassky Monastery

March 30, 2017 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – March 2017 On March 25, 2017, His Grace Bishop Savva of Voskresensk and the brethren of Moscow’s Novospassky Monastery greeted a painted copy of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,”. Paul Kuzubov, […]

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March 19, 2017 News
Photo: – 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
58948ed4c461884d738b4630 – 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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February 1, 2017 Featured
257795.p – 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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