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

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 October Revolution ...

THOUSANDS PARTICIPATE IN 400TH-ANNIVERSARY KURSK ROOT ICON PROCESSION

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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, neighboring regions, ...

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

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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 the 400th ...

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

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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 the US, ...

16,000 people venerate the relics of the Alapaevsk Martyrs

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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 22, ...

Autocephaly & Ukrainian Orthodoxy – Risks and Success Factors

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 published the ...

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

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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) was born on 19 June ...

JIHADISTS THREATEN PATRIARCH KIRILL AND PRESIDENT PUTIN IN NEW PROPAGANDA POSTERS

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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 words “BREAK ...

ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAGESTAN CHURCH SHOOTING

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 the fifth ...

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

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 year. ...

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

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 the Ecumenical ...

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

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 Week ...

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

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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 Diocese's contribution ...

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

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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 the ...

Saint Peter of Cetinje

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 in ...

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

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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 the ...

The 26th North American Church Musicians’ Conference Concludes

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 31/10/17 Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, hosted the very successful, fruitful, and uplifting 26th North American Conference with over 70 church choir directors, singers, and psalmists participating. The conference, whose main theme was "Vocal Artistry of the ...

Ukrainian Greek Catholics Publish Anti-Christian Hit List

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RF Staff - 30/10/17 The Neo-Nazi Greek Catholics “Uniates” in Ukraine have published a list of church buildings belonging to other Churches which must be “returned” to them. The Main Stream Media never covers the Neo-Nazi infestation plaguing post-Maidan Ukraine. A fact westerners are unaware of, is how prevalent the Neo-Nazi ideology is amongst western Uniates (Greek Catholics). Sadly, ...

The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” Spends Over a Week at Orenburg’s St Nicholas Cathedral (Photo-Report)

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 21/10/17 From October 3-10, 2017, St Nicholas Cathedral in Orenburg, Russia, remained open 24 hours a day to provide the faithful with the opportunity to venerate the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign.” Divine ...

A Night-Time Divine Liturgy is Celebrated in the Presence of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign”

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 9/10/17 On October 2, 2017, the day that the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign” arrived in the city of Orenburg, Russia, His Eminence Metropolitan Veniamin of Orenburg and Saraktash celebrated Divine Liturgy at St ...