Military Engineers Help Erect an Orthodox Field Church in Kamchatka

Military Engineers Help Erect an Orthodox Field Church in Kamchatka

PRAVMIR. September 10, 2014. Through the efforts of the coastal missile group and forces in northeastern Russia, together with the military and clergy of the Kamchatka Diocese, an Orthodox field church has been erected. The church was placed on the military unit’s field camp, Interfax-Religion notes. The personnel management and engineering forces of the military unit took ...

The Church Opens an Integrated Reception and Assistance Center for Refugees in Moscow

The Church Opens an Integrated Reception and Assistance Center for Refugees in Moscow

PRAVMIR. September 10, 2014 . The Office for Assistance for Refugees at the Synodal Department for Charity has opened a comprehensive care center for refugees in Moscow. The center’s staff and volunteers will be providing clothing and hygiene products, helping in finding a job and housing, and promoting the relocation of refugees to other settlements, while ...

Kazan Mother of God Protects Diver Expedition to the Pole of Cold

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During all immersions, the Kazan Mother of God was right by, standing on an ice pedestal. PRAVMIR. September 2, 2014. The Kazan diver expedition set a new world record on the Labynkyr (52.3 meters) and Vorota (59.6 meters) lakes, one of the planet’s most remote places. All this time the expedition was accompanied by the Kazan ...

Russian School Opens in Bethlehem

Russian School Opens in Bethlehem

PRAVMIR. August 29, 2014. On September 1st, the head of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) Sergei Stepashin will open a school on a street named after Vladimir Putin in Bethlehem. This is the first Russian school in the last hundred years opened in the Holy Land. Until 1914, about a hundred of these schools were ...

Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

July 2014 PRAVMIR. July 8, 2014 . Archpriest Roman Baranovsky, confessor of the St. Panteleimon Athonite metochion in Kiev, related how their church has been assisting refugees from the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. For several years the church of the Athonite metochion has provided assistance to all those who are in need and ask for the church’s ...

More Than Twenty Ukrainian Refugees Find Refuge in a Church of the Volgodonsk Diocese

July 2014 At the end of his visit, Bishop Cornelius of Volgodonsk and Salsk presented gifts to the refugees from Ukraine: basic necessities along with icons of the Don Mother of God. PRAVMIR. On July 25, 2014, Bishop Cornelius, head of the Diocese of Volgodonsk and Salsk, visited the Parish of the Kazan Icon of the ...

Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union

75% of Greeks call themselves religious. PRAVMIR. June 20, 2014. A pan-European survey conducted by the Department of Social Research in nineteen European Union countries recognized Greeks to be the most religious people in the EU. The results of the survey were published in a Guide to Mount Athos with reference to the newspaper «ΕλεύθεροςΤύπος». 75% of Greeks ...

The Donetsk and Gorlovskij Diocese Announces a Strict Fast

June 2014 The faithful are called to intensify their prayers for peace and the cessation of military confrontation. According to an ancient Church tradition, the Donbass faithful will fast strictly and pray for peace in Ukraine. PRAVMIR. Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk and Mariupol, remembering the Church’s tradition of intensified fasting and prayer during troubled times, has blessed that ...

The Church of Antioch Has Broken Communion with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

5/2/14 The Church of Antioch has unanimously decided to suspend communion and not to commemorate Patriarch Theophilos in the ecclesiastical diptychs. April 30, 2014. PRAVMIR. The Holy Synod of the Church of Antioch, presided over by Patriarch John, announced on April 29 that it has officially suspended communion with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.  This has been reported ...

Patriarch Kirill: The 50 Variations of “Gender” on Facebook is a Clinical Case

The most terrible captivity is that of sin. March 29, 2014. PRAVMIR. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia called  attempts to change people’s perceptions of gender in the modern world a “morbid  fantasy” and a “clinical case.” According to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox  Church, such is the opportunity for users of one of ...

“Everyday Saints” Wins the Hearts of Polish Catholics

January 14, 2014. PRAVMIR. The book Everyday Saints and Other Stories by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) has won the hearts of Catholic monks in Poland. Book alters understanding of Russian Orthodoxy and changes people’s attitude towards Russia. 80% of the Orthodox bestseller’s Polish edition, released by the Polish Orthodox publishing house “Bratchik” will be bought by Catholics, noted ...