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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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ADDRESS OF PATRIARCH KIRILL OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

May 31, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – May 2016 “Most Reverend archpastors, honorable presbyters and deacons, dear brothers and sisters in Christ! June 1 will mark the International Day for the Protection of Children, which is annually held by the initiative of the United Nations. This commemorative day is meant to remind us of the huge responsibility to the coming generation, […]

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THAILAND TO HELP RESTORE KING RAMA V’S GIFTS TO NICHOLAS II – THAI PM

May 21, 2016 Featured News
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Russia Beyond the Headlines – May 2016 Thailand will help restore gifts that were given to Nicholas II by King Rama V, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on May 18. “I offered to send Thai craftsmen to Russia to restore the gifts that King Rama V gave to Tsar Nicholas II 119 years ago,” Prayuth […]

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Russian Cathedral Named One of Top 10 Landmarks in the World by TripAdvisor

May 20, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – May 2016 The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a majestic Orthodox cathedral and one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, has been recognized as one of the world’s top landmarks by the world’s largest travel site. One of Russia’s most iconic cathedrals ranked seventh in the Landmarks category of the 2016 Travelers’ Choice […]

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Daesh Has Executed 49 in Sirte, Libya Since February 2015 – Rights Watchdog

May 18, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – May 2016 According to an international human rights organization, at least 49 people have been executed by the Daesh militant group since February 2015 in the Libyan Mediterranean city of Sirte controlled by terrorists. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 49 people have been executed by the Daesh militant group since February 2015 in […]

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Witnesses Says Daesh Jihadists Crucify Two Young Men in Syrian Raqqa

April 28, 2016 Featured News
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wwwsputniknews.com – 28/4/16 The Daesh militants have publicly crucified and murdered two young men in the besieged Syrian city of Raqqa, a Sputnik correspondent reported Wednesday, citing witnesses at the scene. DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Both men were accused of aiding the international coalition forces. The terrorists forced the civilians to gather on the square, where the execution was held, […]

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Daesh Insurgents Destroy Historical Latin Church in Iraq’s Mosul

April 27, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – April 2016 Daesh jihadists destroyed one of the best known Christian historical monuments in the Iraqi city of Mosul – the so-called Clock Church, local media reported Monday, citing a source in the security services. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Rudaw news agency, the terrorist group detonated several explosives in the church that […]

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Russian and German Delegation in Syria to Offer Assistance

April 9, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Russia and from the “Aid to the Church in Need”, an international charity that is helping with some of the relief work done in Syria. The delegation was accompanied by representatives from all the Churches in Damascus. A one-day […]

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