HOW A EDINOVERIE PARISH IS ORGANIZED

Pravoslavie.ru - 31/7/17 First, let’s brush up on some basic concepts. Orthodox Old Believers (Edinovertsi) are children of the Russian Orthodox Church, observing the “old” rites in the Divine services and an especially strict way of life in the parish and at home. Followers of the ancient rites are united in parishes called Edinoverie or Old Ritualist. ...

GETTING TO KNOW THE OLD BELIEVERS: HOW WE PRAY

Pravoslavie.ru - Vladimir Basenkov - 12/6/17 From the time of Patriarch Nikon and Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich’s liturgical “reforms,” daily life and even the worldview of the Orthodox person has changed considerably. We routinely hear from our pastors, and then from the laity echoing them: “What’s the difference, if at least there is love, and your conscience doesn’t reprove ...

The First Meeting of the Inter-Council Presence of 2016 Takes Place in Moscow

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - April 2016 On April 1, 2016, Sretensky Monastery in Moscow hosted the first meeting of the Inter-Council Presence of the year, chaired by His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, to discuss Church law. A document titled “Church Law Violations ...