Patriarch Kirill

Orthodox Unity Unaffected by Absence of Several Churches From Crete Council

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 26/11/16 Metropolitan Sawa, the leader of the Polish Orthodox Church, said that the celebrations of Patriarch Kirill’s anniversary prove that pan-Orthodox unity is still intact. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, held in June in Crete, has not affected the pan-Orthodox unity, despite the fact that a […]

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Rare Historic Photos of Patriarch Kirill with Catholicoi Baselios Mathew I & Baselios Mathews II

November 24, 2016 Featured News
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Pramvir – OCP News Service – 24/11/16 Rare Historic Photos of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia (From December 26, 1974, to December 26, 1984, he was rector of the Leningrad Seminary & Theological Academy) with Catholicoi Baselios Mathew I and Baselios Mathews II  (Both where the heads of the Indian Orthodox Church and held the title […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Met With the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 23/11/16 Catholicos of All Armenians Attends Concert Honoring Russian Orthodox Patriarch His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow and All Russia, on 22 November in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. The meeting was attended by His Eminence […]

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PATRIARCH: RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SHUNNED CRETE’S PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL TO AVOID SCHISM

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 23/11/16 The Russian Orthodox Church made a last-minute decision to stay away from the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which took place on Crete, Greece, in July 2016 in a bid to avert a split, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill told journalists ahead of his 70th birthday. “Divisions followed […]

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SVS Press releases collection by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – 22/11/16 As part of this weekend’s Jubilee Celebration marking the 70th birthday of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press [SVS Press] released a collection of his writings, titled Patriarch Kirill in His Own Words, on Friday, November 18, 2016.  The new volume is laid out in an […]

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia celebrates his 70th birthday – LIVE

November 20, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 20/11/16 Heads and representatives of Orthodox churches have arrived in Moscow to congratulate Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his birthday. Hundreds of worshippers have gathered in Moscow’s iconic Christ the Savior Cathedral to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with Patriarch Kirill. Reverend Father Georgy Sergeev from the Moscow Diocese of the […]

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Trump’s pre-election remarks ‘give hope’ for dialog with Russia – Patriarch Kirill to RT

November 19, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 19/11/16 US President-elect Donald Trump’s statements show that he is willing to pave the way for dialog with Russia and join efforts in fighting global terrorism, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill told RT. The patriarch praised Trump’s campaign statements, in which he showed “intent to pave the way for […]

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MONUMENT TO PRINCE VLADIMIR OPENED ON DAY OF PEOPLE’S UNITY IN MOSCOW

November 6, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 6/11/16 More pics here: Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened a monument to the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, the Baptizer of Russia, on Borovitskaya Square, reports the president’s website. The monument was erected by the initiative of the Russian Military-Historical Society and the Moscow government. The author […]

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RUSSIAN PATRIARCH SAYS WAR ON TERRORISM IS ‘HOLY WAR FOR ALL’

October 20, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 19/10/2016 Warfare on terrorism is a holy war which should be a common cause for all countries, not only Russia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Tuesday. “I regret that my words were interpreted in a wrong way. I have never spoken about any holy war in Syria. I spoke about […]

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Russia’s Patriarch Kirill meets Queen Elizabeth II, discusses Christians in Europe

October 19, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 19/10/16 Queen Elizabeth II has held a historic meeting with Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, who is on an official visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. The meeting was held Tuesday behind closed doors in Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official […]

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Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Signs Appeal to Ban Abortion in Russia

September 27, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 27/6/16 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church signed on Tuesday an appeal to introduce a total nationwide ban on abortions in Russia, Patriarch Kirill’s spokesman said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Father Alexander Volkov, the appeal calls for recognition of the beginning of human life at the moment of conception and stresses that the embryo should be legally protected. […]

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315,000 PEOPLE VENERATE RELICS OF VENERABLE SILOUAN THE ATHONITE

September 27, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 On September 24 the relics of St. Silouan accompanied by representatives of the St. Basil the Great Foundation and clergy left Moscow’s Danilov Monastery – their final destination – and departed for the Russian St. Panteleimon’s Monastery on Mt. Athos where they have been kept permanently for many years, reports the St. […]

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CRIMEAN ARCHBISHOP OF THE UOC-KP ASKS PATRIARCH KIRILL AND LEADER OF RUSSIAN MUSLIMS TO HELP TO FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS

September 7, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – September 2016 Archbishop Klyment (Kushch) of Simferopol and Crimea sent a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and Russian Supreme Mufti Sheikh-ul-Islam referring to the application of penal system to the Mejlis deputy head Ilmi Umerov. The text was published on his Facebook page according to the Mejlis […]

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Russia and the Vatican: Why the Holy See Seeks Cooperation With Moscow

May 22, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – May 2016 Moscow and the Holy See are working together on the issue of moral values and persecuted Christians. This cooperation is beneficial for both parties, from a diplomatic and political viewpoint, the French newspaper Le Figaro wrote. According to Le Figaro, since the end of the Cold War, the Vatican has always been willing to hold […]

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PASCHAL MESSAGE OF PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA

May 1, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service – 1/5/16 Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow And All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God (1 Jn 3:1) […]

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THE PRIEST FROM PAKISTAN: HEARING THE BLAST, I IMMEDIATELY RAN TO THE PLACE OF TRAGEDY

April 1, 2016 Featured News

Orthodox Pakistan- March- April 2016 Yesterday I was with my mother at the Liturgy in our church. When we returned home in the evening, I went out into the yard and heard the noise, the big bang, because my house is not far from the park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Lahore, where the tragedy occurred. We were […]

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Orthodox Churches clearly expressed their attitude to Ukrainian schismatics : Was Patriarch Filaret made to understand?

March 22, 2016 Featured News
(From Left ) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Patriarch Kirilof Moscow and all Russia, Patriarch Filaret- of Kyiv and All Rus’ – Ukraine, Metropolitan Onufriy of Kiev and All Ukraine, Metropolitan Macarius of UAOC and Patriarch Moses of UOC- Cannonical.

Tamar Lomidze, – a parishioner of the Georgian Orthodox Church from Los Angeles- California OCP news Service – 22/3/16 Also Read: Our Ignorance Will Disintegrate Orthodoxy in Ukraine http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/?p=45656 Forgetting Christ’s commandments, embracing ethnophyletism, giving preference to a Caesar, serving Mammon – all of this are symptoms of a serious disease that has affected schismatics […]

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ROC SEEKS CLAIM TO SITE OF ROYAL REMAINS GRAVE NEAR EKATERINBURG

March 4, 2016 Featured News

Royal Russia – Paul Gilbert- March 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church, which has not officially recognized the “Ekaterinburg remains,” is already in discussions with the local government in staking a claim over the place where their remains were discovered in the 1970s at the Pigs Meadow (Porosyonkov Log). Situated on the north-western outskirts of Ekaterinburg, the site […]

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“Lasting Peace in Middle East Linked to Justice, Not Violence” – Patriarch Kirill

February 22, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 22/2/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said that he felt the “pain of all Christians who are oppressed today” inside the Catedral Metropolitana Ortodoxa. SAO PAULO (Sputnik) – A lasting peace in Syria and the Middle East can only be linked with justice and is unachievable through war and violence, head of […]

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COMMENT ON THE MEETING IN HAVANA: A “DIPLOMATIC” AND “ORTHODOX” WAY

February 21, 2016 Featured News

Orthodox England – Archpriest Andrew Phillips – 21/1/16 Archpriest Andrew Phillips in Colchester, England answers some comments on the recent meeting of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis in Havana, and offers thoughts on the coming Great Council in June. Below we quote comments from a letter from a correspondent in Wales. We quote […]

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PATRIARCH-POPE MEETING NOT TO SOLVE EASTERN CATHOLICISM ISSUE IN UKRAINE AT ONCE — PRIEST

February 12, 2016 Featured News

TASS – 12/2/16 The problem of Greco-Catholics in Ukraine will be on the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, of Moscow and all Russia, but it will certainly not be resolved at once, Patriarch Kirill’s press-secretary, priest Alexander Volkov, told the media. “The topic of Ukraine, Eastern Rite Catholicism, and proselytism […]

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