ROCOR HOLY SYNOD AGAIN CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF LENIN’S BODY FROM RED SQUARE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 21/6/17 The hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia have issued a joint epistle following their recent session in Munich that began on June 9. The epistle focuses on this year’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the bloody revolution that led to the death of millions at the hands of the ...

MET. HILARION (ALFEYEV) SUGGESTS REMOVING REVOLUTIONARIES’ NAMES FROM PUBLIC PLACES

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Pravoslavie.ru - 16/3/17 The head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has lent his support to removing the names of odious Soviet leaders from streets, squares, cities, and so on, although, in his opinion, authorities should not be in a rush in the matter, reports Interfax-Religion. “Renamings should be arranged by ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH ABROAD CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF LENIN’S BODY FROM RED SQUARE

Pravoslavie.ru - 14/3/17 On March 12, the second Sunday of Great Lent, a call for the removal of Lenin’s body from Red Square was heard in all parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The call came in the reading of an epistle for the one hundredth anniversary of the appearance of the “Reigning” Icon ...

Patriarch Kirill Boldly Enters Russian Social Media

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 on May 24, ...

PRIMATE OF RUSSIAN CHURCH ADDRESSES PARTICIPANTS IN CONCERT HELD IN RED SQUARE ON THE DAY OF SLAVIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE

On 24 May 2015, after celebrating the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Red Square to attend a concert marking the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture. Similar concerts took place in many cities and towns throughout Russia, continuing the tradition established ...

Why the Red Square St. Basil’s Cathedral Google Doodle Was Offensive: Column

By Bob Faridova 13/7/2011 Google devoted a Google Doodle to the 450th anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square. A beautiful Doodle to celebrate the Russian Orthodox Church. Swell. The Moscow Cathedral Mosque -- a place of worship for many Russian Muslims of Tatar origin-- was built in 1904. This year, that mosque is 107 years old! ...

Orthodox Russia Exhibition to be Held in Moscow in November, 2010

4.10.2010 The 9th church-public exhibition-forum Orthodox Russia will be taking place in the central exhibition hall Arena, Moscow, from November, 4 to November, 8th, 2010. Besides, November, 4th will see a solemn procession led by Patriarch Cyril of Moscow and all Russia from the Church of Kazan icon of ...

Long lost Jesus icon in Kremlin restored to View

28/8/2010 (Reuters) - An icon of Jesus embedded in a Kremlin gate used by Soviet leaders but bricked over in the 1930s during communist times was restored on Saturday to public view. On a rainy and windy day of the Assumption in the Orthodox calendar, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill unveiled the icon ...

Lenin’s body shouldn’t remain on Red Square, the Moscow Patriarchate believes

Moscow, January 21, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate believes that Lenin’s body should be taken out of the mausoleum on Red Square.“If Communists want to venerate Lenin’s body, as he is their idol, their shrine, then they have the Lenin Museum in Ulyanovsk, they can place his body there,” head of the Moscow Patriarchate ...