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KRAVCHUK AND YUSHCHENKO PRESENTED TO PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW 5000 SIGNATURES FOR GRANTING AUTOCEPHALY TO ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

September 13, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – September 2016 Also Read: PRESIDENT THANKS PARLIAMENT FOR THEIR APPEAL TO PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW I ON AUTOCEPHALY OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE Former Presidents of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk and Victor Yushchenko were negotiating with the Ecumenical Patriarch on Ukrainian church issue, and the possible granting of autocephaly. Recently, Ukrainian media have reported that […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL: DRUNKENNESS BRINGS GREAT SUFFERING TO OUR PEOPLE

September 13, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 September 11, 2016, in the Twelfth week after Pentecost, on the feast of the Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the main cathedral of the stavropegial Donskoy Monastery in Moscow. Special petitions for […]

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AROUND 150,000 PEOPLE HAVE VENERATED RELICS OF ST. SILOUAN IN RUSSIA ALREADY

September 12, 2016 Featured News

  Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 On September 8 the reliquary with relics of Venerable Father Silouan the Athonite was delivered to the Church of the Nativity of Christ of the Shovskoye village in the Lipetsk region – the saint’s birthplace. For the relics’ arrival the house where the future saint had spent his childhood and youth […]

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PRIMATE OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH GREETS CATHOLICOS BASELIOS MARTHOMA PAULOSE II WITH HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY

September 6, 2016 Featured News
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DECR – August – September 2016 Also Read President Barak Obama Greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulos II on his 70th Birthday: His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of Malankara Church Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The text of […]

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CHURCH WILL INVITE SERPENTOLOGISTS TO STUDY “MIRACLE OF WARM-BLOODED SNAKES” IN GREECE

September 6, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 At the invitation of the Church, snake specialists will travel to the Greek island of Kefalonia to measure the temperature of the snakes living there, which, according to eyewitness testimony, gather at the place of a former monastery on the feast of the Dormition, and are warm-blooded, stated the head of the […]

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FILM ON VICTIMS OF SECTS SHOWN IN MOSCOW

September 2, 2016 Featured News
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Valeria Mikhailova – September 2016 The film Close to Us by Archpriest Alexander Novopashin was shown on August 29 as part of the fifth “We will Live on!” Moscow festival of national cinema. The movie describes how people fall into totalitarian sects and who is usually behind such organizations. For the film director, Fr. Alexander […]

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Massive Killings of Christians in Africa ‘Dreadful’ – Russian Patriarch

August 30, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – August 2016 Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill said that the events in Nigeria and Central African Republic linked with massive murder of Christians are particularly “terrible.” MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The situation with mass murder of Christians in Africa is “dreadful,” Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill said on Monday. “We […]

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Russian Cultural, Spiritual Orthodox Center in Paris to Open in October

August 30, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – August 2016 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the Cultural and Spiritual Russian Orthodox Center in Paris will open its doors to visitors in October and there will be a modern platform for concerts, film screenings and exhibitions. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Cultural and Spiritual Russian Orthodox Center in Paris will be […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL WARNS AGAINST PUBLICIZING “DESTRUCTIVE IDEAS” ON THE INTERNET

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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RIA-Novosti – August 2016 The primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, speaking on Sunday in the Trinity Cathedral on a visit to the Transfiguration Solovki Monastery called upon all who use the internet to understand their responsibility for what they write online. “Today anyone who publishes his thoughts and words on the internet is […]

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ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS ON THE MURDERS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

August 27, 2016 Featured News
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Royal Russia – August 2016 In 2018, Russia will mark the 100th anniversary of the murders of Emperor Nicholas II and his family in Ekaterinburg on the night of 16/17 July, 1918. In anticipation of the centenary of the Ekaterinburg tragedy, the State Archives of the Russian Federation (GARF) in Moscow has made available online the […]

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The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America announces registration, scholarships, catechism program and credit courses

August 21, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – August 2016 The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America announces registration, scholarships, catechism program and credit courses The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America is now accepting applications for the coming fall semester. […]

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“FOR LIFE” FESTIVAL IN DEFENSE OF FAMILY VALUES OPENS IN MOSCOW

August 20, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 The seventh international “For Life” festival of social technologies in defense of family values started in Moscow on August 15. Over 500 representatives of Church, public and state organizations from seventy-four regions of Russia, from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Serbia were registered for participation in the festival. The forum’s participants are discussing […]

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Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka

July 28, 2016 Featured News

www.mospat.ru – July 2016 On June 24, 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Princess Olga Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka. His Holiness was assisted by a great assembly of bishops and clergy including […]

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Don’t ‘say no to drugs’ in Germany! Rehab clinic masks illegal Scientology church

July 25, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – 25/7/16 Ad stands for rehab facilities with the particular slogan ‘Say no to drugs – say yes to life’ in Germany are under serious suspicion of being nothing more than a Scientology recruitment scheme, police warn. The sect is illegal in Germany. The enigmatic group, which believes our human souls have alien beginnings, does […]

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THE PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE TO EXAMINE THE APPEAL OF THE UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT ON GRANTING AUTOCEPHALY TO THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – 21/7/16 The Patriarchate of Constantinople has reacted to the appeal of the Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) deputies on granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports Interfax-Religion. The Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople has not turned down this appeal but, instead, has charged a special synodal commission with examining it, reports the Romfea […]

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EDUCATOR GUIDELINES ON CLASSES DEDICATED TO THE NEW MARTYRS OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/7/16 An educator handbook on classes dedicated to the the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in educational institutions has been worked out, reports the official website of the Synodal Department for Religious Education and Catechization of the Russian Orthodox Church.The manual for holding classes at educational institutions of both general […]

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St. Petersburg Skeptical About Proposed Giant Jesus Statue

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Tatyana Voltskaya-  www.rferl.org – July 2016 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Residents of Russia’s “northern capital” are once again girding themselves to defend the city’s world-renowned, 18th-century skyline. Less than five years after locals successfully fought off an effort by state-controlled natural-gas giant Gazprom to build a 400-meter-high skyscraper in the center of the city, municipal officials […]

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Patriarch Kirill calls tragedy in Nice “insane terror attack”

July 15, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 15/7/16 Patriarch Kirill said that “all of us have to ponder over what is happening to the human civilization, the human race” MOSCOW, July 15. /TASS/. Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has described the tragedy in Nice which killed more than 80 people, including a […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL CONSECRATED ON VALAAM CHAPEL IN HONOR OF ALL SAINTS OF VALAAM

July 11, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2016 July 10, 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, having arrived the day before to the Holy Transfiguration Stavropegial Valaam men’s Monastery, celebrated the consecration of a chapel in honor of All Saints of Valaam, reports Patrairchia.ru. The chapel is located in the northern part of the Valaam archipelago […]

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A CD of Music From the Service for St John (Maximovich) is Published on the 50th Anniversary of the the Great Saint of the Russian Diaspora

July 2, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia -July 2015 Russky Pastyr Publishers has come out with a CD of the singing of all-night vigil dedicated to the great saint of the Russian Diaspora, St John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco to mark the 50th anniversary […]

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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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