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The Spiritual Mission of the Traveling Miracle-Working Icon

October 21, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 21/10/18 Bishop Nicholas (Olhovsky) of Manhattan, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, caretaker of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign.” -Your Grace, you were […]

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Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

October 21, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 21/10/18 The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia communicates to the plenitude of her clergy and faithful, and to her fellow Orthodox Christians throughout the world, her profound sorrow at the uncanonical undertakings […]

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A monument to St John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker is installed on the grounds of the headquarters of the Western American Diocese

September 15, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 15/9/18 “A monument to St John, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker was donated by the ‘Dialogue of Cultures—One World’ Foundation and installed on the courtyard of the old orphanage and Church of St Tikhon of […]

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Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Execution of the Holy Romanov Family takes place in Russia

July 17, 2018 Featured
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MAKSACHUK EKATERINA PAVLOVNA (Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) – OCP News Service – 17/7/18 Moscow-Russia: July 17th of 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary (July 1918- July 2018) of the execution of St. Tsar Nicholas II and his family (the Romanovs).  St. Tsar Nicholas II was the last ruler of Russia. He and his family […]

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EPISTLE of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, on the 100th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Righteous Royal Passion-Bearers

July 17, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 17/7/18 To My Eminent Brother Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters: The 20th century was a difficult time for Orthodox Christians on the territory of the Russian Empire, which became the USSR after the Great War, the […]

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THOUSANDS PARTICIPATE IN 400TH-ANNIVERSARY KURSK ROOT ICON PROCESSION

June 10, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 10/6/18 This year marked the 400th anniversary of the holy procession with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God in Kursk, Russia, as orthochristian.com previously reported. The procession is traditionally held on the Friday of the 9th week after Pascha, which fell on June 8 this year. Several thousands of faithful from Kursk, […]

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PROCESSION WITH WONDERWORKING KURSK ROOT ICON TO MARK 400TH ANNIVERSARY IN JUNE

June 2, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 2/6/18 This year will mark a major milestone for the miraculous Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God. The icon regularly resides in New York, but it returns to Kursk, Russia every year for the consolation of the faithful, who participate in a procession with the icon by the thousands. This year marks […]

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Orthodox Christian youth of Belarus and the Russian diaspora meet at a round table

June 2, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 2/6/18 On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Minsk Theological Academy in Belarus hosted a round table called “Preserving Orthodoxy in the Modern World.” The event brought together young Orthodox Christians of Minsk and their counterparts from the Russian diaspora in […]

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16,000 people venerate the relics of the Alapaevsk Martyrs

May 25, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 25/5/18 On May 19, 2018, a great holy reliquary containing the hand of Holy Grand Duchess Elizabeth and a portion of the relics of Nun Barbara was brought to Minsk from New York. It remained in Minsk until May […]

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Autocephaly & Ukrainian Orthodoxy – Risks and Success Factors

May 23, 2018 Featured

Nadia Bazuk – OCP News Service – 23/5/18 The guaranty of Ukraine’s autocephaly is not in the legal agreements between Kyiv and Constantinople, but in human psychology: the status of the attacker affects the fight’s outcome. Nevertheless, for a judge violence remains violence, and even the winner can be convicted. On April 28, Razumkov Center […]

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Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn & All Estonia Enters Eternal Rest

April 22, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 22/4/18 +Memory Eternal+ Metropolitan-Primate Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia  of the Estonian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. MET. CORNELIUS OF ESTONIA’S ENTIRE LIFE “WAS DEVOTED TO SERVING GOD AND PEOPLE,” PATRIARCH SAYS Biographical note Cornelius, Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia, (secular name Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Yacobs) […]

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JIHADISTS THREATEN PATRIARCH KIRILL AND PRESIDENT PUTIN IN NEW PROPAGANDA POSTERS

February 28, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 28/2/18 New propaganda posters from the jihadi organization ISIS are taking aim at His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and President Vladimir Putin of Russia in particular, as well as America and London, reports orthodoxia.info with reference to the SITE Intelligence Group. The new poster against the Russian spiritual and political leaders shows the pair in crosshairs, with the […]

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ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAGESTAN CHURCH SHOOTING

February 22, 2018 Featured
The Cathedral of St. George where the shooting took place. Photo: http://sobory.ru

Orthochristian.com – 22/2/18 ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly shooting that took place on Sunday at the Cathedral of St. George in Kizlyar, Dagestan, Russia. A young man opened fire on parishioners exiting the church on Sunday, leaving five women dead, two more parishioners wounded, and two security guards wounded. Four of the women died instantly, while […]

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YOUNG, SUFFERING FAMILY NEEDS URGENT HELP TO COVER MOTHER’S AND DAUGHTER’S MEDICAL TREATMENTS

January 17, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – Belgorod, Russia -17/1/18 Elena Xlystova is a young mother of two from Belgorod, Russia who has been battling for her life against Lymphoma over the past two years, while struggling to keep her 5-year-old epileptic daughter Anna alive as well. Elena’s parents, who were their only means of financial support, passed away earlier this […]

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Orthodox Divine Liturgy – Praising the Mother of God

December 23, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 23/12/17 His beatitude Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II serving Divine Liturgy in Ekaterinburg Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Russia. Source:

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HIS ALL-HOLINESS THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH IS OFFERED AN HONORARY DOCTORATE AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

December 7, 2017 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 7/12/17 In the agenda of the 10th Academic Conference of the “Orthodox-Jewish Dialogue” which takes place in Jerusalem from 22nd November/5th December to Thursday 24th November/7th December 2017, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem decided to pay His All-holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew the honorable distinction of the DOCTOR PHILOSOPHIAE honoris causa. For this reason, His All-holiness […]

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Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral of the Mid-American Diocese Prayerfully Marks the Centennial of the Era of Godless Persecution

December 3, 2017 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 3/12/17 The hundredth anniversary of the tragic events of the February and October Revolutions was marked by a series of events at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago, IL. Special commemoration was made during Ancestor’s Saturday on Cheesefare […]

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Putin hails Armenian church as one of the world’s oldest spiritual centers

November 23, 2017 Featured
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PanARMENIAN.Net – November 2017 PanARMENIAN.Net – New Nakhichevan and Russian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church has served as a real spiritual center for thousands of people since 1717, Russian president Vladimir Putin said at an event marking the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the Diocese in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15. Putin stressed the exceptional importance of the […]

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TOTAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS INCREASING, GLOBAL SHARE DECREASING ACCORDING TO PEW RESEARCH STUDY

November 11, 2017 Featured
Georrgia, Imereti region, Chiatura city, Mgvimevi Monastery church. pewforum.org

Orthochristian.com – 10/11/17 While the total Orthodox Christian population throughout the world has more than doubled over the past century, now standing at 260 million, with more than 100 million in Russia alone, it has decreased as a share of the overall Christian and global populations, due to far faster growth among Protestants and Catholics, and […]

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Saint Peter of Cetinje

November 2, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 2/11/17 Saint Peter was born in Njegushi, Montenegro on April 1, 1747. He was tonsured a monk and ordained to the diaconate when he was only seventeen. He accompanied his uncle Bishop Basil to Russia the following year in order to study there. His uncle died within a year after arriving […]

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PATRIARCH AND PRESIDENT OPEN “WALL OF SORROW” MEMORIAL FOR VICTIMS OF REPRESSION

November 1, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 1/11/17 A monument dedicated to the victims of political repression was opened yesterday in Moscow by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and President Vladimir Putin. The patriarch urged all gathered for the opening of the “Wall of Sorrow” to never forget the terrible repressions of the previous century, and that […]

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