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21st I.A.O. GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO BE HELD IN MOSCOW

June 12, 2014 Featured News

Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy – I.A.O. 12/6/14 DRAFT PROGRAMME Global: The 21st anniversary I.A.O. General Assembly with subject: “Parliamentary Democracy-Christianity-Orthodoxy: values and concepts” will be held in Moscow, 26-30 June 2014. Several participants from different parts of the world will attend the conference. Awards to the winners of the I.A.O. International Scientific Essay Contest will […]

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Moscow Patriarchate to translate services to sign language and set up infrastructure for disabled people in its churches

June 5, 2014 News

Moscow, June 4, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate starts realizing a complex program of spiritual care for handicapped people. It is supposed to set up an infrastructure for disabled people: to provide comfortable access to those who move in wheelchairs, make shape relief icons, tactile schemes, walks for blind people on the floor, and translation […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion: In today’s society the voice of the Church often becomes a voice crying in the wilderness

June 5, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 Before the beginning of the 4th Orthodox-Catholic Forum on Religion and Cultural Diversity: Challenges for the Christian Churches in Europe to take place from June 2 to 5, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, answered questions from Byelorussian journalists. – The forum is to […]

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Patriarch Kirill wishes Poroshenko reconciliation of Ukrainian people

June 3, 2014 Featured News

May – June 2014 Moscow, May 27, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia said he congratulated Petr Poroshenko with being elected Ukrainian president. “Together with many people I hope that powers and authority, which come into your hands today, will serve for the benefit of Ukraine’s east, west, north and south. I […]

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Russian Orthodox Church has conciliatory stance on Ukraine – Legoyda

June 2, 2014 Featured News

St. Petersburg, June 2, Interfax – The Russian Orthodox Church has a conciliatory stance regarding Ukraine, Moscow Patriarchate Information Department head Vladimir Legoyda said. “The Russian Orthodox Church has taken a ministerial stance, which is above the political stance. This stance is conciliatory. Patriarch [Kirill of Moscow and All Russia] has emphasized repeatedly that no […]

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Orthodox believers hold a flashmob against homosexual propaganda in downtown Moscow

June 2, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, June 2, Interfax – Orthodox believers held a large-scale action in Moscow on the occasion of the International Day of Protecting Children. Representatives of association of youth Orthodox movements Georgiyevtsy! a dance flashmob aimed against homosexual propaganda.   Young men and girls dressed as Cinderella and Prince, Romeo and Juliet, d’Artagnan and Constance and other famous […]

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia receives Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

June 1, 2014 Featured News

By Vasili Shoumanov – 6/1/14 Assyrian, Russian Patriarchs Meet in Moscow Moscow (AINA) - On May 27, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV, who is on a visit to Russia at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. […]

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The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets for regular session in St. Petersburg

May 31, 2014 Featured News

31/5/14 On 30 May 2014, the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church was opened under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St. Petersburg. Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, Locum Tenens of the Kievan Metropolitan […]

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Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion accuses Ukrainian Greek-Catholics of Russophobia

May 30, 2014 Featured News
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia & Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk - chairman of the Department of External Church Relations

May 2014 Moscow, May 28, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sharply criticized the Ukrainian Greek-Catholics Church. “The Ukrainian Greek-Catholics Church is engaging in direct political activities, unfortunately, using sharp Russophobic slogans and statements and making sharp statements against the Russian Orthodox Church in its public declarations,” the patriarch said at […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA SENDS A MESSAGE TO PYOTR POROSHENKO, PRESIDENT ELECT OF UKRAINE

May 30, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 To Pyotr A. Poroshenko President Elect of Ukraine Dear Pyotr Alexeyevich: Having learned of the choice made by the majority of Ukrainian citizens who cast their vote on May 25, I would like to congratulate you, address a pastor’s word to you, and share my thoughts and hopes with you. The news of […]

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A Photo Exhibit Titled “Russians in Shanghai: 1930’s” Opens at the Cathedral of the Mother of God “Surety of Sinners” in Shanghai

May 27, 2014 News

May 2014 The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with the Moscow House of Photography; Alfaret Publishers; the State Literature Museum; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, have organized a photo exhibit titled “Russians in Shanghai: 1930’s.” The event coincides […]

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Orthodox priest performs surgical operations on those injured in a train collision near Moscow

May 27, 2014 News

May 2014 Priests of Naro-Fominsk and Moscow are helping those injured as a result of the train collision which happened near Naro-Fominsk on May 20. “A schedule of shift watching in the hospitals was worked out so that a priest might stay with patients all the time. They watch six hours each. There is no […]

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PATRIARCH NEOPHYTE OF BULGARIA VISITS SRETENSKY MONASTERY IN MOSCOW

May 26, 2014 Featured News

On May 25, 2014, His Holiness Neophyte of Bulgaria, while on a peace visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited the Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow. His Holiness and his large party were welcomed to the monastery by its father superior, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), who introduced his high guests to the history of the Sretensky […]

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Patriarch Kirill addresses the Serbian people with words of condolence and support

May 24, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On May 21, 2014, during his meeting with the TV program “Word of a Pastor” team, which took place at the working Patriarchal residence in Chisty Lane in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made a special address to the Serbian people in connection with the large-scale floods in […]

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Representatives of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate meet with the Serbian Patriarch

May 24, 2014 News

May 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, has received into audience representatives of the Synodal Department of the social activities of the Moscow Patriarchate at the Serbian Patriarchate today. The guests from Russia received blessing of His Holiness for  distribution of humanitarian aid from the Russian Orthodox Church to be realized in the Diocese of […]

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Russian Orthodox church helps flood victims in Serbia

May 22, 2014 News

22/5/14 Over the past two days Belgrade cathedrals have received 47 tons of humanitarian aid and turned it over to the people who need it. MOSCOW, May 20. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Orthodox church has organized assistance to flood victims in Serbia. On Tuesday a group of Russian Orthodox volunteers have left for Serbia. First, they […]

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Ulyanovsk completes construction of Holy Ascension Cathedral

May 22, 2014 Featured News

Pramvir – May- 2014 The Church is not a reservation, and Orthodoxy is the core belief of our people, despite the fact that, of course, in Russia there are other traditional religions, but the Russian people, on the whole, are an Orthodox nation. The construction of Holy Ascension Cathedral in Ulyanovsk is about to be […]

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Moscow Patriarchate official: Church has no intention of intervening in conflict in Ukraine

May 22, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Moscow, May 21, Interfax – Vladimir Legoyda, the head of the Information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, said said attempts are being made to involve the Russian Orthodox Church in the political conflict in Ukraine and reiterated that the church can only be a participant in the peace settlement process. “They are trying […]

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Statement by Moscow Patriarchate Synodal Information Department on Ukraine’s entry ban for Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

May 20, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 The Synodal Information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate has issued an official statement on Ukraine’s entry ban for Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations. On May 9, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, was detained while […]

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Cooperation agreement signed between ROC Institute of Post-Graduate Studies and Uppsala University Faculty of Theology

May 20, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On May 14, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, who is on a visit to Sweden with a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, and Prof. Mikael Stenmark, dean of the Uppsala University Faculty of Theology signed a cooperation […]

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Estonian Orthodox Church meets for a Council

May 20, 2014 News

May 2014 EOC- Moscow Patriarcate May 13, 2014 – the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate met for a Council at the Pukhtitsy Convent of the Assumption. The Council was attended by the clergy of the Estonian Church, as well as lay people, one from each parish. The convent’s Mother Superior Philareta (Kalacheva) was […]

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