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Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting Concludes in Moscow

May 22, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 On May 17 and 18, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Supreme Spiritual Council continued its work at the headquarters of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhijevan in Moscow, Russia. Chairing the meeting sessions was […]

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NUMBER OF ORTHODOX INCREASE, CATHOLICS DECREASE IN CENTRAL, EASTERN EUROPE

May 11, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/5/17 The majority of residents of Central and Eastern Europe are Orthodox Christians, their numbers increasing while those of Catholics have been decreasing, according to new findings of the Pew Research Center. Overall, about 57% consider themselves Orthodox, including residents of ten countries with an Orthodox majority, including Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Belarus, Bulgaria, […]

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“WE NEED ALL THE SAINTS TO FREE CYPRUS, OUR MONASTERIES, AND OUR CHURCHES FROM THE BOOT OF THE TURKISH CONQUEROR “—RUSSIAN CHURCH OF ST. ANDREW CONSECRATED ON CYPRUS

May 8, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/5/17 Photos: Romfea The recently-completely Russian-style Church St. Andrew and All Russian Saints on the island of Cyprus was ceremoniously consecrated on Monday, reports Romfea. The church had previously been opened, with the laying of the antimens on the altar and its first Divine Liturgy being celebrated by Metropolitan Isaias of Tamasos, Metropolitan […]

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SIXTH-CENTURY BASILICA DISCOVERED ON TERRITORY OF CRIMEAN CHILDREN’S CAMP

April 27, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/4/17 A unique historical monument has been discovered during excavations on the territory of the Crimean children’s camp “Artek.” The newly-unearthed foundation of a Byzantine basilica has been dated to the sixth century, and has been deemed one of the most valuable Christian artifacts discovered in Crimea in recent memory, according to Artek […]

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MORE THAN 75,000 CHILDREN RECEIVED FREE FOOD DURING GREAT LENT IN RUSSIA

April 22, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/4/17 From February 1 to April 15 the Rus’ Foundation distributed free food products from the Lyubyatovo company to more than 75,000 needy children in ten regions of Russia, reports Foma. More than 2 million breakfast cereals, cookies, and crackers were distributed in Moscow and the surrounding areas, St. Petersburg and the surrounding […]

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Explore Russian Old Believers’ Village 150 Years After Alaska Purchase by US

April 5, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 5/4/17 Sputnik takes you on a tour through a village of Russian Old Believers on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, where, 150 years after the US purchase, people still speak Russian, dress in national clothing and go to Orthodox church. ANCHORAGE (Sputnik), Tatyana Lukyanova — Perhaps the only way to preserve one’s culture […]

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OCP Secretariat Condemns Terrorist Attack in St.Petersburg : Stand in Solidarity with the Russian People

April 4, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 4/4/17 The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Movement) issued the below statement in solidarity with the victims of the recent terrorist at the Saint Petersburg subway, Russia. “The Secretariat members of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg, that claimed the lives of many […]

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ST. PETERSBURG METRO ROCKED BY TWO EXPLOSIONS IN POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK

April 3, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 3/4/17 The St. Petersburg metro station was attacked by exploding shrapnel-filled devices this afternoon, leaving at least ten dead, The Telegraph reports. Pictures posted on social media show the door of at least one subway car blown out. Other images shows passengers lying on the platform of a St. Petersburg station. Media reports […]

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Scientologists Profited From $53 Million in ‘Donations’ Made in Russia in Years

April 1, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – April 2017 The Church of Scientology could have extracted about 3 billion rubles (over $53 million) in donations made to its Moscow and St. Petersburg branches, Russian media report. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) conducted a search at a branch office of the Church of Scientology in […]

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March for Life 2017: Help the Mother and the Child! They Depend on You!

March 28, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 28/3/17 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, during its working session of 9 February 2017, blessed the initiative of the Students for life Association to organise the seventh national edition of the March for Life. The event will take place on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25 […]

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ACTIVITIES OF RUSSIAN JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES SUSPENDED DUE TO EXTREMISM

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/3/17 The activities of the head organization of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been suspended in Russia, reports RIA-Novosti with reference to the Ministry of Justice website. The religious organization “The Administrative Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia,” is now included in the list of public and religious associations whose activities have been […]

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

March 16, 2017 News
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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 […]

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FOUNDATION OF ROYAL MARTYRS CHURCH LAID AT SITE OF TSAR’S ABDICATION

March 16, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/3/17 On March 14, Metropolitan Eusebius of Pskov and Porkhov celebrated the rite of the founding of a temple in honor of the Holy Royal Martyrs at the station in the city of Dno, where on March 15, 1917, Tsar Nicholas II signed his abdication in favor of his brother Michael, reports the […]

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How Serbia Welcomed in Russians Fleeing Political Upheavals of 1917

February 15, 2017 Featured
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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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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS REMAIN IN ALEPPO WITH RUSSIA’S HELP—PATRIARCH JOHN X

February 11, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 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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WEDGE BETWEEN RUSSIANS AND UKRAINIANS IS DEVIL’S WORK—PATRIARCH KIRILL

January 29, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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