Russia Orthodox Church celebrates 6th anniversary of Patriarch’s enthronement

Vestnik Kavkaza - 1/2/15 Today, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to honor the sixth anniversary of Patriarch Kirill's enthronement. "If good relations between the church and the state are developing today not only in Russia but throughout the canonical space of the Moscow Patriarchate, it is not because the church has ...

Foreign sponsored bandits pursue power in Syria – Russia Orthodox Church

Moscow, March 11, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate said that foreign forces supporting the Syrian opposition were trying to destroy Christianity in the region. "Unfortunately, the position of the Christian community in Syria is extremely difficult. The radical Islamist forces, which are currently pursuing the power, have a goal to destroy Christianity completely, to force out ...

Russian Patriarch Votes For ‘Stability’

3/3/2012 The head of Russia's Orthodox Church said he was hoping for a continuation of the country's "peaceful development" as he cast his vote in presidential elections on Sunday. “Let Our Fatherland continue its peaceful, calm, purposeful and consistent development both in the spiritual and material fields as a result of the elections,” Patriarch Kirill of Moscow ...

Russia May Ditch Liberal Abortion Laws

By the Associated Press 31/5/2011 (AP) – Russia's Orthodox Church teamed with Conservative parliamentarians yesterday to push legislation that would radically restrict abortions in a nation struggling to cope with one of the world's lowest birthrates. The legislation would ban free abortions at government-run clinics and prohibit the sale of the morning-after pill without a prescription. Abortions ...

Russia’s Orthodox Church launches University

17/01/2011 Russia's Orthodox Church has set up a university to prepare Orthodox staff for business and state companies, the official website of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said on Monday. The Russian Orthodox University was set up by the direct decree of the patriarch. The move is driven by "the acute shortage of competent and ...

Russia Orthodox Church ready to accept “dissents” after Penitence

26-07-2010 The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church led by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, currently on a pastoral visit to Ukraine, at Monday's meeting at Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra has reminded the Ukrainian "dissents" [the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate - ed.] about a possibility of returning to the "canonic church" through penitence, ...