Patriarch Kirill

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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Serbian Orthodox Church Welcomes Russian Patriarch, Pope Meeting

February 12, 2016 Featured News
FILE - In this file photo combination Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, right, serves the Christmas Mass in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 and Pope Francis prays during an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

www.sputniknews.com 12/2/16 Serbian church spokesman said that Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the meeting of Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on Friday. BELGRADE (Sputnik) – The Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the meeting of Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on Friday, Serbian church spokesman Bishop Irinej […]

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Patriarch Kirill congratulates Hieromonk Photios (Mochalov) for his victory on The Voice TV show

December 29, 2015 Featured News
Patriarch Kirill congratulates Hieromonk Photios (Mochalov) for his victory on The Voice TV show

Pravmir.ru – 29/12/15 December 26, PRAVMIR: Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill congratulated Heiromonk Photios (Mochalova) on his victory on The Voice, December 25th. The Patriarch’s congratulations appeared tonight on his VKontakte page. “From the very beginning, the enterprise has been extremely controversial, and, I would even say, dangerous for the monk, – wrote […]

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30th anniversary of episcopal and 25th anniversary of archpastoral ministry of Vladika Amfilohije celebrated liturgically at the Cathedral church in Podgorica

December 29, 2015 Featured News

Church of Serbia – December 2015 On the feast of Holy Hiero-Martyr Gabriel, on 26 December, the solemn conciliar Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served regarding the 30thanniversary of episcopal and 25th anniversary of archpastoral ministry of Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, in the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of […]

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Syrian mufti thanks patriarch Kirill for ‘building spirit’ of Syrian people

November 5, 2015 Featured News
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Moscow, November 3, Interfax – Supreme Mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun thanked Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the steps to protect the Syrian people from terrorism. “I am greatly glad to express to you the most sincere gratitude and appreciation for your generous efforts aimed at supporting the oppressed peoples and […]

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch: Americans for natural marriage are ‘Confessors of the Faith’

November 4, 2015 Featured News
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with William Franklin Graham President of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

PRIEST MARK HODGES |Life Site MOSCOW, November 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – According to Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Christians who stand for the ancient traditions of their faith are becoming “Confessors of the Faith,” in the mold of the mutilated and exiled St. Maximos (+662 AD). Kirill met with famous American Evangelical […]

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Patriarch Kirill hopes to go to Kiev again some time

July 14, 2015 Featured News
Patriarch Kirill hopes to go to Kiev again some time

Interfax-religion St. Petersburg, July 13, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said he hoped the time would come when he would be able to go to Kiev. “I strongly hope that such time will come, when we all will pray at the Kiev Lavra of the Caves together,” the Patriarch said on […]

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Patriarch Kirill Boldly Enters Russian Social Media

May 28, 2015 Featured News
Patriarch Kirill Boldly Enters Russian Social Media

The Moscow Times – May 2015 Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, launched an account on the country’s most popular social network VKontakte on Sunday in a bid to connect with the more social media savvy among his followers. He planned for the move to coincide with the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture, which Russia celebrates each year […]

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Patriarch Kirill stress the need for efforts to regulate the canonical status of Orthodoxy in Macedonia

May 14, 2015 Featured News
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Patriarch Kirill stress the need for efforts to regulate the canonical status of Orthodoxy in Macedonia   On May 9, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Macedonia’s President George Ivanov, who had come to Moscow for the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Victory. Participating in the meeting was […]

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The Victory in Great Patriotic War the God’s Miracle – Patriarch Kirill

May 7, 2015 Featured News
The Victory in Great Patriotic War the God’s miracle – Patriarch Kirill

Moscow, May 6, Interfax – Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War was granted by God’s providence, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes. “It is impossible to explain this victory from the human point of view. The Church that perceives history of humanity through the prism of religious perception witnesses […]

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Patriarch Kirill concerned by Christianophobia in Europe

May 5, 2015 Featured News
Patriarch Kirill concerned by Christianophobia in Europe

Interfax-religion Moscow, May 5, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has spoken about harassment of Christians in Europe. “The phenomenon of Christianophobia is present not just in the Middle East. And what about Pakistan, Nigeria and several other African countries? And what about well-off European countries where people are not allowed to […]

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