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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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THE FEAST OF ST JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD

November 14, 2015 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate On Thursday, the 23rd of October/5th of November 2015, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St James the Brother of God, the first Hierarch of the Church of Jerusalem, at the church dedicated to his name, which internally connects the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood with the Church of the Resurrection. St James the Brother […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visits St. Mary’s Assyrian Church in Moscow

November 13, 2015 Featured News

13/11/15- FB Page of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mary Assyrian Church in Moscow.  The Primate and the accompanying delegation were welcomed by the parish priest and the Administrative Board.  His Holiness blessed the parishioners and spoke about the purpose of his visit to Russia. He also explained […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II calls US & Western Powers to Stop Financing Terrorist

November 9, 2015 Featured News
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Tera Rus (OCP Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) OCP News Service – 9/11/15 Also Read – Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II arrives in Russia:  Moscow: According to the TASS News Agency, His Holiness Igantius Aphrem II- Patriarch of Antioch and All East – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church (Oriental Orthodox Communion) has called […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East on a Historic visit to Russia

November 8, 2015 Featured News

Tera Rus ( OCP Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) OCP News Service Read more from TASS News here: Moscow: His Holiness Igantius Aphrem II- Patriarch of Antioch and All East – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church (Oriental Orthodox Communion) is on an official visit to Russia from 9th November to 13th November 2015. […]

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Syrian mufti thanks patriarch Kirill for ‘building spirit’ of Syrian people

November 5, 2015 Featured News
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Moscow, November 3, Interfax – Supreme Mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun thanked Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the steps to protect the Syrian people from terrorism. “I am greatly glad to express to you the most sincere gratitude and appreciation for your generous efforts aimed at supporting the oppressed peoples and […]

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Raymond Ibrahim on Russia’s “Holy War” on ISIS

October 29, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 29/10/15 I was recently interviewed by Erick Stakelbeck on The Blaze TV regarding my article, “Russia Declares Holy War on Islamic State.”  Are Russian claims concerning persecuted Christians sincere or propaganda?  What of Russia’s alliance with Iran?  I respond to these concerns and more in the 7-minute video. Source:    

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Serbia will not recognise Kosovo’s independence: Opposes its membership in UNESCO

October 27, 2015 Featured News

October 2015 Top state and church officials and representatives of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts invited members of UNESCO to reject application of Kosovo to UNESCO, and pointed out that Serbia will not recognise Kosovo’s independence, and that it will continue its path towards EU membership, while cherishing and improving the traditionally good […]

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The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” is Venerated at the Medical Facilities of Kursk

October 1, 2015 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – October 2015 On September 29, 2015, His Eminence Metropolitan German of Kursk and Rylsk brought the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” which is visiting the Kursk region, to the Oblast Children’s Clinical Hospital, the Oncological Center and a new cancer-treatment center, as well as […]

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