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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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Two-day Conference on Monastery Products & Small Producers in the Orthodox Area : Joint Effort and Prospects

March 4, 2016 Featured News

The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) – 4/3/16 Monastery Products & Small Producers in the Orthodox Area : Joint Effort and Prospects Date:  Sparta, 14 – 17 April 2016 For More Info: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy 22-24 Vas. Amalias Av. Athens 10557 Greece Tel.: +30 210 373 3601 / 373 3533 Fax: +30 210 373 […]

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“Francis and Kirill… The People of Syria Know Best” – Fr Georges Massouh on Francis and Kirill’s Joint Statement

February 20, 2016 Featured News
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February 2016 – Notes on Arab Orthodoxy  Francis and Kirill… The People of Syria Know Best There is no doubt that the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Russia, just in its being held, is a historic achievement in relations between the churches and in restoring unity between Christians. A joint statement was […]

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Catholic World Looks at Orthodox Church With Hope – Vatican Ambassador

December 29, 2015 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com- December 2015 Ambassador of the Vatican to Russia Archbishop Ivan Yurkovich said that the Catholic world treats the Orthodox Church with great kindness and looks at it with hope. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Catholic world has good relations with the Orthodox Church and looks at it with great hope, Ambassador of the Vatican to […]

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Monk Wins The Voice TV Singing Contest in Russia

December 26, 2015 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 26/12/15 An Orthodox Christian monk has defeated all competitors to win first place in The Voice of Russia reality TV singing contest. Hieromonk Photy Mochalov, 30, a priest and monk of the St.-Pafnutiy Monastery in Borovsk, an area southwest of Moscow, has won the Russian franchise of famous television singing contest, The Voice. The […]

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The ROCOR German Diocese celebrates the 35th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany

December 16, 2015 Featured News

ROCOR- December 2015 The commemoration of two great saints always falls on November 30. One of them is St Gregory the Neo-Caesarian, the other, a great hesychast (ascetic devoted to the Jesus Prayer), St Paisios Velichkovsky. It is no accident that on the feast day of these two holy men is also the 35th anniversary […]

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10,000 compatriots prayed in Lipetsk at the requiem service for the pilot killed in Syria

December 5, 2015 Featured News

Lipetsk, December 3, Interfax – According to the police estimations, about 10,000 people attended the farewell ceremony with the Hero of Russia, the pilot of the bombardier jet Su-24 hit in Syria Oleg Peshkov, which was held on Wednesday in Lipetsk. After a requiem service in the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, the coffin […]

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4TH FORUM ON “THE SANCTITY OF MOTHERHOOD” IN KAZAN

November 29, 2015 News

On 26 November 2015, the 4th Forum held within the framework of the All-Russian Programme “The Sanctity of Motherhood” began its work in the capital of Tatarstan. This year the meeting, organized by St Andrew the First-Called Foundation and the Centre of National Glory, focuses on the Centuries-Old Family Traditions as the Foundation of Russia’s […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION’S ADDRESS TO THE UNITED SESSION OF THE FEDERATION COUNCIL AND THE STATE DUMA (MOSCOW, 20 NOVEMBER 2015)

November 22, 2015 Featured News

On November 20, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), addressed the united session of the Federation Council and the State Duma devoted to problems involved in the struggle against terrorism. Please find below the full text of the address. Esteemed Participants in the Session, Brothers […]

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Fr. Georges Massouh: Holy War isn’t Holy

November 14, 2015 Featured News

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – November 2015 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.” (Mark 13:32-33) No one knows the hour when the end of times will […]

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SERBIAN PATRIARCH THANKFUL TO RUSSIA FOR REFUSING TO ACCEPT KOSOVO INTO UNESCO

November 14, 2015 Featured News

Interfax-Religion -14/11/15 Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has expressed his gratitude to Russia for supporting Serbia’s position on the question of allowing Kosovo to join UNESCO. “This decision has great signficance for us. Kosovo is a holy land for Serbs, it is covered with the blood of those who protected Kosovo shrines from their enemies. That which […]

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