How Serbia Welcomed in Russians Fleeing Political Upheavals of 1917

February 15, 2017 Featured

Sputniknews – 15/2/17 2017 marks the centenary of the February Revolution and the subsequent October Socialist Revolution of 1917, which plunged the country into a civil war and prompted hundreds of thousands from Tsarist society’s upper ranks to flee for their lives. Almost 50,000 of these ‘white émigrés’ arrived in Serbia, including members of Leo […]

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February 11, 2017 Featured News
258359.b – 11/2/17 “I visited Aleppo. Of the approximately four million people in the city, about thirty-five thousand Christians remain, including Orthodox,” said Patriarch John X of Antioch at a recent meeting with Russian parliamentarians. “The help given by Russia allows people to remain in the country,” said the primate, as Interfax-Religion reports. The continued […]

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January 29, 2017 Featured News
257528.b – 29/1/17 In a speech to the Russian State Duma on Thursday, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill spoke of the lamentable state of relations between Russians and Ukrainians, calling those technologies and tools aimed at separating them “the devil’s art.” Rather than drifting further apart in animosity, the primate called upon both groups to preserve […]

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Daesh Militants Turn Christian Church Into Caliphate’s Сhildren Training Center

January 24, 2017 Featured News

Sputniknews – 24/1/17 Daesh militants have turned the main Christian church in the Iraqi town of Tall Kayf into a base to train young recruits, including from nearby Mosul, local media reported Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Rudaw news agency reported, citing an eyewitness, that the children trained there were about 15 years old. Jihadists […]

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PHOTO Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Russians Brave the Cold to Celebrate Orthodox Epiphany

January 21, 2017 Featured News

Sputniknews – 21/1/17 Along with Easter, Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian holidays, celebrated by Orthodox Christians in Russia during the night of January 18. The traditional rite of mass bathing is performed on the Epiphany to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River. According to Russia’s Ministry […]

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Syrian Pastor: US Congressmen Blast Obama’s Foreign Policy While Visiting Aleppo

January 20, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 20/1/17 A group of US lawmakers visiting the Syrian city of Aleppo has slammed the outgoing president administration’s policies of interference in the affairs of sovereign states, the head of a local Evangelical church, Pastor Ibrahim Nasser, said Wednesday. DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – A delegation of former and incumbent US lawmakers visited the Syrian […]

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Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East

January 13, 2017 Featured News

ANIA – 13/1/17 (AINA) — Elizabeth Kendal, an international religious liberty analyst and advocate, has published a book titled After Saturday Comes Sunday: Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East. The book explores the state and future of the Christians of the Middle East. Dr. Kendal authors the weekly Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin, serves […]

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Syrian Christians Invite Russian Patriarch to Visit Country

January 10, 2017 Featured News

Sputnknews – 10/1/17 Syrian Christians and scientists invited Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to visit the Middle Eastern country, Chief Mufti of Moscow and Central Russia Albir Krganov said Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Krganov visited Syria as part of a Muslim delegation in late December and early January at the invitation of the […]

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Christmas in Eastern Orthodox Church: Facts & Details

January 7, 2017 Featured News

Sputniknews – 7/1/17 While most commonly Christmas is celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, on December 25, the Eastern Orthodox Church observes the holiday using the old Julian calendar, on January 7. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The majority of those celebrating Eastern Orthodox Christmas on January 7 live in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, […]

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Church of the Savior on Blood Rated Top Tourist Attraction in Russia

December 28, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – 28/12/16 A 19th century St. Petersburg church was recently declared as Russia’s top tourist attraction. The Church of the Savior in Spilled Blood, located in the city of St. Petersburg, was rated as the top tourist attraction in Russia, according to a map drafted by the mobile discount voucher website Vouchercloud based on […]

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Hundreds Gather for Christmas Celebrations in Liberated Aleppo

December 23, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 22/12/16 Hundreds have flocked to a square in western Aleppo to celebrate Christmas for the first time in years as one of the largest Syrian cities is gradually returning to peaceful life after Damascus-led forces assisted by Russia, Iran and their allies have pushed out radical groups and put an end to years-long […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Hermitage Museum Director

December 18, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 18/12/16 On December 13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. His Holiness welcomed Mr. Piotrovsky’s visit to the Spiritual Center of All Armenians, the […]

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Patriarch Kirill Says French People Value Shared History With Russia

December 6, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – 12/6/1 The Russian Orthodox Church leader, Patriarch Kirill, said on Monday that many people he met during the visit to France treated and spoke of Russia in a kind way and understood the importance of the Franco-Russian relations. EPINAY-SOUS-SENART (Sputnik) — On Saturday, the patriarch began his visit to the Russian Orthodox Diocese […]

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‘In the Footsteps of St. Andrew in Crimea’ – Orthodox Christian Pilgrimage Program

December 2, 2016 Featured News

Natalia Ostozhieva – Pilgrimage Dept. of the Simferopol & Crimea Diocese (Russian Orthodox Church) – OCP News Service- 12/2/16 Dear beloved Faithful, We are ready with the schedule of one-day pilgrimages to the Crimea for 2017. You can see them on the website:   (the information is in Russian) We have almost completed multi-day summer programs […]

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Syrian Army Prevents Major Terrorist Attack in Christian District of Aleppo

November 30, 2016 Featured News

Sputinknews – 30/11/16 The Syrian army forces on Tuesday managed to prevent a major terrorist attack in the residential areas of Aleppo, plotted by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham militants, media reported. DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen news channel, the military forces discovered a mine-studded underground tunnel, leading to one of the churches located in […]

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‘Eastern Orthodox & Oriental Orthodox Dialogue’ New Book from the Volos Academy

November 18, 2016 Featured News

OCP News Service – 18/11/16 Order From Amazon ($27.00) Order from For ordering the book, also contact Helene Moursa Email: Volos Academy Publications +30 2421 093553 Visit Volos Academy Fb Page here: Volos Academy Publication Fb Page here: Global: The Volos Theological Academy in Greece has launched a new book titled ‘The Dialogue between […]

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November 16, 2016 Featured News
251470-b – 16/11/16 Church bells are ringing again in the town of Bashiqa in Northern Iraq for the first time since it was seized by militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) two years ago, reports PUKmedia. The Liturgy was celebrated in church for the first time in a long time. A large cross was […]

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Bishop Nicholas summons Pastoral Conference Participants to approach Protectress of the Russian Diaspora with Love and Trepidation

October 23, 2016 Featured News

Official Website of thee Eastern American Diocese ROCOR- – 23/10/16 Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, almost immediately after his return from a pilgrimage trip to Russia with the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, traveled to the diocesan clergy conference at St. Mary of Egypt Church in Atlanta, GA. […]

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October 17, 2016 Featured News

Orthodox Ethos – 17/10/16 Would it surprise you to know that in Orthodox countries around the world, people are growing their own food, and doing so like crazy. They are producing massive amounts of food in small areas, which benefit themselves, their neighbors, and their economies on a broad scale. Russians growing their own food. Did […]

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October 10, 2016 Featured News

RISU – 10/10/16 The Committee on Culture and Spirituality recommended the Parliament to adopt in the first reading Bill 4511 on the special status of religious organizations having their governing centers in Russia as the aggressor State. The draft law was presented at the Committee meeting on October 5 by its collaborators: MPs of Ukraine […]

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Divine Liturgy Before the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” is Celebrated at St Theodore Cathedral in Saransk

October 9, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – October 2016 On October 5, 2016, the first Divine Liturgy before the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” was celebrated at St Theodore Cathedral in the city of Saransk, Russia. Officiating was His […]

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