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VANDALS POUR PAINT OVER MONUMENT TO PRINCE VLADIMIR IN KIEV

October 1, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 Vandals have desecrated the monument to the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir in Kiev. The sculpture and relief images were damaged by red paint and the area near the pedestal is saturated with it, reports the Pravlife.org portal with reference to 112 Ukraina TV channel. Notice of the offense was recorded in […]

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Radical Nationalist Groups, Georgian Orthodox Priests Protest Papal Visit

September 24, 2016 Featured News
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By Nicholas Waller – Georgia Today – September 2016 TBILISI – A group of Georgian Orthodox ultranationalists and priests held a rally Wednesday afternoon outside the Vatican Embassy in Tbilisi to protest the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. The group claimed the papal visit is an affront to the purity of the Georgian Orthodox and […]

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PARTICIPATION OF I.A.O. IN THE 81ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FAIR (TIF)

September 18, 2016 Featured News
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I.A.O. – September 2016 Thessaloniki, 10-18 September 2016. Participation of I.A.O. in the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) In the context of the year of Greece in Russia and the year of Russia in Greece, the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) took part for the first time in TIF with a Kiosk, where it presented […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL PRAYS FOR PEACE NEAR THE U.S. BORDER

September 9, 2016 Featured News
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Russia Beyond the Headlines – September 2016 Patriarch Kirill I (Gundyayev) conducted a prayer service for peace and nature conservation on the Russian border island of Ratmanov, located in the middle of the Bering Strait, theRIA Novosti news agency reports. The Patriarch flew to the island, part of the Autonomous Chukotka Area, in a Mi-8 helicopter […]

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CHURCH WILL INVITE SERPENTOLOGISTS TO STUDY “MIRACLE OF WARM-BLOODED SNAKES” IN GREECE

September 6, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 At the invitation of the Church, snake specialists will travel to the Greek island of Kefalonia to measure the temperature of the snakes living there, which, according to eyewitness testimony, gather at the place of a former monastery on the feast of the Dormition, and are warm-blooded, stated the head of the […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch’s historical visit to Croatia

September 6, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – September 2016 A symposium on New Martyrs to be held in Zagreb. – The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Jasenovac. – Consecration of Bishop’s Palace in Pakrac. His All-Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is going to pay a visit to  Zagreb on September 9th, 2016, where he is going to open the Scientific […]

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Russian blogger arrested for 2 months for playing Pokémon Go in church

September 5, 2016 Featured News
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RT – September 2016 A 21-year-old blogger from the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia’s Urals has been arrested for two months, after he posted a video on YouTube showing him playing the popular augmented reality game in an Orthodox church. Although hunting for the fictional creatures has been quite “successful” in regard to the number of […]

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COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: RUSSIA PROTECTS AND WILL PROTECT CHRISTIANS AND COMBAT CHRISTIANOPHOBIA

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 Russia protects and will protect Christians and combat Christianophobia in all international arenas, including the UN. Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Foreign Ministry Constantine Dolgov gave this assurance today, reports Tsargrad.tv. According to him, Russia is counting on support from dozens of countries, and not only those with a predominantly […]

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THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE SAVIOUR AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

August 23, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – August 2016 On Friday the 6th/19th of August 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the Transfiguration of the Saviour in commemoration of the event recounted by the Evangelists (Matthew 17, 1-8), namely that the Lord took with him Peter, James and John and led them up Mount Tabor where He was transfigured, His face […]

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“FOR LIFE” FESTIVAL IN DEFENSE OF FAMILY VALUES OPENS IN MOSCOW

August 20, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 The seventh international “For Life” festival of social technologies in defense of family values started in Moscow on August 15. Over 500 representatives of Church, public and state organizations from seventy-four regions of Russia, from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Serbia were registered for participation in the festival. The forum’s participants are discussing […]

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ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS TO HOLD “A FESTIVAL OF VIRGINITY” AT THE FOOT OF MT. ELBRUS

August 20, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 “A festival of virginity” will be held on September 23 this year at the foot of Mt. Elbrus, reports Interfax. “Mt. Elbrus is crowned by two summits, one of which slightly dominates the other one, and it reminds us that a husband is the head of a wife. The indissolubility and stability […]

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Jackson – NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Vladimir Memorial Church

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR) – August 2015 On Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of July, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services – the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy – for the patronal feast day of St. Vladimir Memorial […]

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Thousands in France Attend Funeral of Priest Killed by Extremists in Normandy

August 3, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – August 2016 Thousands of people gathered Tuesday at Rouen Cathedral, France, for the funeral of Catholic priest Jacques Hamel, a week after his murder by two jihadists in a church in Normandy, local media reported. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Sud Ouest newspaper, the crowd that gathered to mourn the death of the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray priest consists […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Visits Perm Diocese

July 30, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – July 2016 On July 26, 2016, the vessel “Alexander Suvorov” brought a group of American and Australian pilgrims led by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside […]

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The Concord of Orthodox Youth Begins

July 25, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – July 2016 On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the Korenny Pilgrim Center near the Kursk-Root Hermitage in Russia hosted the opening of the 9th International Concord of Orthodox Youth. The main focus of this conference will be the celebration […]

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The Reason Why We Venerate the Royal Martyrs

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Foma.ru – 18/7/16 Archpriest Igor FOMIN, Rector of the house church of St. Alexander Nevsky of the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs.  We venerate the Holy Royal Family for their faithfulness to God, for their martyrdom, and for giving us an example of genuine leaders of a country who treated its inhabitants as their own […]

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Mitred Protopriest Peter Burlakov Reposes in the Lord

July 11, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- July 2016 Memory Eternal  On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, the feast day of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, Mitred Protopriest Peter Burlakov reposed in the Lord. He was a long-time cleric of the Mid-American Diocese, serving […]

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BRIDGE COLLAPSE PREVENTED 1,500 PILGRIMS IN KARACHAI-CHERKESS REPUBLIC FROM VISITING ANCIENT CHURCH

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 23/6/16 Nizhny Arkhyz, Karachai-Cherkessia (autonomous republic in the northern Caucasus, SW Russia), June 21, 2016 A natural disaster which washed away a bridge over the Podorvanka river in the Karachai-Cherkess Republic prevented some 1,500 pilgrims and forty priests from crossing the river and visiting the ancient Holy Trinity Church in Nizhny Arkhyz, reports Interfax-Religion. […]

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THE FEAST OF STS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – June 2016 On Friday, the 21st of May/3rd of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the glorious and pious kings, Constantine and Helen, recognised by the Church as equals to the apostles. Constantine the Great had proclaimed, with the Edict of Milan in 312 AD, the freedom for Christians […]

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Assyrian Professor and His Wife Awarded Academic Book Prize

June 5, 2016 Featured News
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  June 2016 Paris (AINA) — Founded in 1856 by lay people and professors at the Sorbonne University, the Oeuvre d’Orient is a French association devoted entirely to aid Eastern Christians. It works under the auspices of the Catholic Archbishop of Paris. Annually,Oeuvre d’Orient awards outstanding publications on Eastern Christians. The 2016 French Academic Prize […]

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Statement of the Inter-religious Council in Russia on the Protection of Unborn Children

June 4, 2016 Featured News
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www.mospat.ru – June 2016 We, representatives of the traditional religious communities in Russia, express our profound concern over the practice of mass abortion in our country. Russia occupies one of the first places in the world according to the number of abortions both in absolute and relative indicators – the number of forcibly interrupted lives […]

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