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METROPOLITAN GABRIEL: “WE DECIDED NOT TO GO TO CRETE INDEPENDENTLY AND ACCORDING TO CONSCIENCE”

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/6/16 June 1, 2016 the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided not to take part in the “Holy and Great Council” on Crete. The liberal Bulgarian media saw in it “the hand of Moscow.” Metropolitan Gabriel (Dinev) of Lochev reflects on what dogmatic considerations stood behind their decision and why it could […]

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THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

June 12, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – June 2016 On Thursday the 27th of May/9th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed, on the Mount of Olives, the Despotic feast of the Ascension of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The feast commemorates in joined joy and sorrow the fact that, forty days after His resurrection and His many […]

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“CHANGES TO THE PAN-ORTHODOX DOCUMENTS ARE NOW PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE, BUT WE NEED A WORKING COUNCIL” Interview with Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech explained to the site Dobrotolyubie (Philokalia) why the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has decided not to participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete if it won’t be postponed. —Your Eminence, in these days after the decision of the Holy […]

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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND THE PATRIARCH ON MOUNT ATHOS

May 28, 2016 Featured News

www.katehon.com – 28/5/16 Also Read: ATHOS ELDERS CALLED RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL VLADIMIR PUTIN MEETS WITH PATRIARCH KIRILL AT ST. PANTELEIMON MONASTERY (ATHOS) PATRIARCH KIRILL SERVED A MOLEBEN IN ST. PANTELEIMON MONASTERY ON ATHOS: On May 28th, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a pilgrimage visit to Mount […]

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Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in NagornoKarabakh

April 12, 2016 Featured News
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Moscow Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in NagornoKarabakh resulting in […]

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Russian Church is one of the main receivers of presidential grants

December 22, 2015 Featured News
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Moscow, December 21, Interfax – The Russian Orthodox Church is one of the main receivers of presidential grants, the Center for Economic and Political Reforms says in its report posted on its website. According to its information, at least 63 grants were allotted for Orthodox themes in 2013-2015, their sum totals to $3,6 million. Structures […]

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Metropolitan Khodr: Who Said the President Should be Maronite?

October 27, 2015 Featured News

By Gracia Bitar al-Rustum – October 2015 as-Safir Interviews Met Georges Khodr Arabic original here. The “kingdom” of Georges Khodr is not of this world. True, the nonagenarian theologian watches over the affairs and concerns of 94 villages throughout Mount Lebanon, but in reality “He is not here. You seek him and he is not […]

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The Russian Bear is Cutting off the Serpent’s Head Here: Many Equations are Going to Change!

October 19, 2015 Featured News
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy- Hala Homsi- October 2015 Beware the bear, namely the “Russian bear”. For those who know Russian affairs, “when it rises up, it doesn’t just shake the inside of the house, but the entire world,” president of the Open University: Dialogue of Civilizations in Moscow, member of the Russian Academy of Education […]

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Nicholas II’s doctor, servants may be canonized

October 12, 2015 Featured News
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Interfax-religion – October 2015 Moscow, October 8, Interfax – The Russian Church may canonize the doctor of Russia’s last emperor Nicholas II Yevgeny Botkin and his three servants. A proposal to this effect was made by the Yekaterinburg diocese. The issue is expected to be discussed at a meeting of the Holy Synod, Archpriest Alexy Kulberg, […]

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FRATERNAL CONVERSATION BETWEEN PATRIARCH KIRILL AND THE PRIMATE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ALEXANDRIA

September 6, 2015 Featured News

  On August 28, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria. The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria was accompanied by Bishop Meletios of Naukratis. Participating in the meeting were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the department for external […]

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Angels Unawares

August 6, 2015 Featured News
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August 2015 While sitting in Victoria, B.C’s, Murchie’s sidewalk cafe, back in June of 2013, with my friend Archpriest Basil Rhodes, we noticed a homeless man stop behind me. The man was staring at our food, so Father Basil asked him if he was hungry. He answered with an enthusiastic “yes”, and when Father asked what […]

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Russian Church denies reports of time and place of Patriarch-Pope meeting being set

July 3, 2015 Featured News

Moscow, June 29, Interfax – Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion, contrary to media claims, did not say that the question of the specific time and place of a meeting of Patriarch Kirill and the Pope has been decided, DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov) told Interfax-Religion. […]

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St Tikhon University to offer Masters in “Religious Aspects of Russian Culture”

June 18, 2015 Featured News
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June 2015 The aim of the new program, which will be launched in September 2015, is that of fostering a deeper understanding of the role of the spiritual values and religious experience of Christianity and Orthodox in the history of Russian culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries. As indicated by its title, “Religious […]

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Russian Church hopes meeting between Putin and Pope will help protect Christians in Middle East

June 9, 2015 Featured News
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Moscow, June 5, Interfax – The Russian Church believes the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis may address the peacekeeping initiatives in the Middle East and the other regions, specifically, the issue of the protection of Christians. “We can expect that cooperation in this sphere between Russia and the Holy See […]

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DELEGATION FROM RUSSIA DELIVERS HUMANITARIAN AID TO SYRIA

May 28, 2015 Featured News

28/5/15 A delegation consisting of Russian parliamentarians and representatives of public organizations arrived in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid, such as food stuffs and medical supplies, to this war-torn country. Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch, was accompanying the delegation. On the first day […]

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Xi Jinping praise Russian Church’s role in fight against fascism

May 9, 2015 Featured News

Interfax-religion Moscow, May 8, Interfax – China values the contribution made by the Russian Orthodox Church in the joint fight against fascism, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said at the beginning of a meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the Kremlin on Thursday. The Chinese leader headed for the meeting with the […]

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Patriarch Kirill urges the Church to more actively preach in social nets

April 29, 2015 Featured News
Patriarch Kirill urges the Church to more actively preach in social nets

Interfax-religion Moscow, April 29, Interfax – Orthodox mission should be carried out in social nets more actively, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes. “We have no right to escape places where our flock is, and today our flock is in social nets, especially most active part of our flock,” the patriarch said speaking […]

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Good Russia-Germany relations important for whole world – Patriarch Kirill

April 22, 2015 Featured News
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Moscow, April 21, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has called for more cooperation between Russia and Germany. “The Russian Church remains a consistent advocate of good relations between Germany and Russia. This position is not defined by momentary conditions, it is related to the way we understand our history and the […]

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Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York – First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

April 11, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 Most Reverend Archpastors and brethren, most honored fathers and concelebrants, monastics, beloved brethren and sisters in Christ, parishioners and worshippers of our Church scattered throughout the whole world: Christ is Risen! Truly, these age-old holy words which we exchanged with one another at the time of the Pascha of the Lord resonate with […]

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Patriarch Kirill tried the role of a schoolboy at the Moscow Region Gymnasium

March 15, 2015 Featured News

Moscow, March 13, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited St. Basil the Great Gumnasium in the Odintsovo District near Moscow. In a company of its director and spiritual guide, the primate went through the classrooms and sport gyms, and then attended the History lesson at the sixth form, the Russian Church […]

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Russian Church expresses solidarity with Muslims who protested in Grozny

January 22, 2015 Featured News
Russian Church expresses solidarity with Muslims who protested in Grozny

Moscow, January 21, Interfax – The Russian Church believes the recent rally in protest against ‘insults towards people’s religious feelings’ held in Grozny is important, as is the fact that Orthodox Christians took part in it. “Let’s not forget that the Russian Northern Caucasus has become a target of religious extremists and terrorists more often […]

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