Old Believers

HEAD OF OLD BELIEVERS DOESN’T BELIEVE IN POSSIBILITY OF HEALING SCHISM WITH PATRIARCHATE

August 8, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/8/17 The primate of the Russian Orthodox Old Rite Church Metropolitan Cornelius believes it is impossible for the Old Believers and the Moscow Patriarchate to reunite, although he noted that relations between the two Churches are currently peaceful, reports Interfax-Religion. “The wounds of schism are too deep. We are very different in essence, in […]

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CANONICAL UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IS MOST INFLUENTIAL IN UKRAINE ACCORDING TO MINISTRY OF CULTURE

June 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/6/17 A third of all clergy, two thirds of all Orthodox parishes, three quarters of all seminary students, and nearly all Orthodox monasticism belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), the only canonical Church in Ukraine, reports the Information-Education Department of the UOC-MP. The Ministry of Culture’s current report […]

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President Putin becomes the First Head of State to Visit Old Believers’ Spiritual Center in Moscow

June 4, 2017 Featured
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Reported by Pravoslavie.ru – 4/6/17 On Wednesday, May 31, President Vladimir Putin became the first head of state to visit the Old Believers, when he arrived at the “Strength of Spirit and Fidelity to Tradition” exhibition at the Old Believers’ Rogozhskaya Spiritual Center in Moscow, reports RIA-Novosti. Met. Hilarion of DECR noted that the president’s visit […]

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‘People of Alaska’: Does the US State Preserve Russian Traditions? (PHOTOS)

April 1, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 1/4/17 March 30, 2017, marks the 150th anniversary since Russia sold Alaska to the United States. Today, local residents hardly speak Russian and do not remember the customs and traditions of their former homeland. “Privet!” says a small wooden plaque at the side of the highway in Russian. The following text is written […]

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REPRESENTATIVES OF MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE TO BE INVITED TO 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF OLD BELIEVER LEADER AVVAKUM

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/3/17 Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church will be invited to the events dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the leader of the Old Believer movement Avvakum, reports Interfax-Religion. “We can only assist in holding the conferences on sites where people from various religious views, various confessions, and various historical schools could be […]

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX DELEGATION ATTENDS MEETING OF OLD BELIEVERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

August 13, 2015 Featured News

On 7-10 August 2015, an international meeting of Old Believers took place in Ulan-Ude, marking the 250th anniversary of the arrival in Buryatia of the first Old-Rite settlers. As part of the meeting called “The Path of Avvakum”, a number of events were held, such as an International Research and Application Conference “The Old Belief: […]

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‘Russian Amish’: Children of the schism (RT documentary on Orthodox Old Believers

January 16, 2015 Featured News

The Orthodox Believers – 2012 Documentary January 2015 They lead a quiet life out of public view and keep distant from worldly matters. Religious books written in the Old Slavonic language are studied and food is all homemade. Married women are obliged to cover their head, while men have beards. The length of their dresses, […]

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The Estonian Government Refuses to Declare Orthodox Christmas and Easter to be National Holidays

December 8, 2014 Featured News
The Estonian Government Refuses to Declare Orthodox Christmas and Easter to be National Holidays

December 4, 2014. The Ministry of Justice explained this decision by stating that not all Estonian Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7. The Interfax-Religion website has reported that parishioners of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Constantinople celebrate this feast day according to the Gregorian calendar, together with […]

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One fourth of Latvian residents consider themselves Orthodox

August 30, 2014 Featured News

August 2014 According to the results of a poll conducted by the Research Center for Study of Public Opinion (SKDS), every fourth Latvian resident considers him or herself Orthodox (25.6%), reports Blagovest.info. In addition, the survey shows that another 22.6% consider themselves Catholics, 18.4% – Lutherans, 3.3% – Old Believers, 0.9% – Baptists, 0.3% – Seventh-Day […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Seeks to Heal Centuries-Old Schism with Old Belivers

September 15, 2013 Featured News

15/9/13 MOSCOW, September 13 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s dominant Orthodox Church said Friday it would discuss a draft document that will “heal” a schism with some of the smaller Russian Christian denominations known collectively as Old Believers. An expert on religions in Russia hailed the document as a “timely” effort by the increasingly powerful Russian […]

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Discovering Russian Orthodoxy: The Old Believers

April 6, 2013 Featured News

Semyon Kvasha, RBTH – April 2013 RBTH presents a brief history of the Russian religious movement of the Old Believers, which appeared in the 17th century as an attempt to protest against the Orthodox Church’s reform. Russia’s religious movement called the Old Believers became well-known in the 17th century when its representatives fled the country. […]

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Putin awards Old Believers Metropolitan

February 25, 2013 Featured News

22/2/13 On Friday, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin awarded the head of the Church of Old Believers Metropolitan Cornelius with an Order of Friendship. The Old Believers is a Christian denomination, which separated from the Russian Orthodox Church in the 17th century. This is the first time ever that a head of the Russian state awards […]

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National Geographic gets cold reception from Old Believers

February 2, 2013 Featured News

By Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune – 2/2/13 When a pair of directors from the National Geographic reality-series visited the Old Believer village of Nikolaevsk Tuesday evening, only about a dozen people attended. Word had gone out that even though it is the National Geographic Channel, the producers’ aim may be to sensationalize Old Believer lives […]

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