Family Day celebrated in Russian Church in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 11/7/19 His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Russian church of Holy Trinity in Belgrade on 8 July 2019. The Day of family, love, and fidelity began to be marked five centuries ago in an ancient Russian town of Murom; officially as the Russian holiday was established ...

Metropolitan Hilarion Warns of a ‘Looming Schism’ in Orthodox Christian World

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Liju Cherian (Chief Editor) OCP News Service - 9/9/18 Moscow-Russia: In response to the appointment of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's legates as its Exarchs in Kiev (Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon United States and Bishop Ilarion of Edmonton Canada), Metropolitan Hilarion - Chairman of the Dept. of the External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian ...

Saint Sava I – First Archbishop of Serbia

Church of Serbia - 29/1/18 Saint Sava, First Archbishop of Serbia, in the world Rostislav (Rastko), was a son of the Serbian king Stephen Nemanya and Anna, daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Romanus. From his early years he fervently attended church services and had a special love for icons. At seventeen years of age, Rostislav met a ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS OFFICIATES THE DIVINE LITURGY IN EKATERINGURG OF RUSSIA

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 11/12/17 His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated the Divine Liturgy at the chapel of St. Catherine in the Holy Church of The Holy Trinity in Ekaterinburg of Russia, according to the calendar of the Russian Orthodox Church on Thursday 24th November/7th December 2017. His Beatitude officiated this Divine Liturgy at the ...

“THE WEST IS ABANDONING GOD,” PAT. KIRILL TELLS NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA

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Orthochristian.com - 18/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with newly-appointed American ambassador to Russia John Huntsman at the patriarchal residence yesterday to discuss matters of relations between the two countries and of the fate of suffering Christians around the world, reportspatriarchia.ru. Welcoming the guest, Pat. Kirill noted that the Russian Church has a ...

THE RUSSIAN ECCLESIASTICAL MISSION (MISSIA) CELEBRATES 170 YEARS IN JERUSALEM

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/10/17 On Friday 7th /20th October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received the Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate, consisting of Metropolitans, Hieromonks, monks and laity, on the occasion of the 170th foundation anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (MISSIA) in Jerusalem. The Holy Nunneries of Oreini, Mount ...

‘Patriarch Tikhon, Revolution and a Century Later’ – Lecture presented by Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 28/8/17 ‘Patriarch Tikhon, Revolution and a Century Later’ – Lecture presented by Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff at Symposium, Sydney, 14-17 July 2017. Patriarch Tikhon was chosen by God 1to restore strong leadership to the Russian Church at what was, without doubt, the ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH RELEASES DRAFT CATECHISM INCLUDING SECTION THAT “CONDEMNS” OPPONENTS OF ECUMENISM

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Pravoslavie.ru - 27/7/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Synodal Biblical-Theological Commission has published a draft version of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church for Church-wide discussion, reports patriarchia.ru. The final section on the Russian Church’s attitude towards the non-Orthodox has caused some consternation. The idea of creating a modern catechism was first raised at ...

MONUMENT TO 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF MP-ROCOR REUNION CONSECRATED AT CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL

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  Photo: Patriarchia.ru   Pravoslavie.ru - 21/6/17 After serving the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior Cathedral on Sunday, June 18, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the new monument “Reunification,” dedicated to the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, reports Patriarchia.ru. ...

GETTING TO KNOW THE OLD BELIEVERS: HOW WE PRAY

Pravoslavie.ru - Vladimir Basenkov - 12/6/17 From the time of Patriarch Nikon and Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich’s liturgical “reforms,” daily life and even the worldview of the Orthodox person has changed considerably. We routinely hear from our pastors, and then from the laity echoing them: “What’s the difference, if at least there is love, and your conscience doesn’t reprove ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH ABROAD CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF LENIN’S BODY FROM RED SQUARE

Pravoslavie.ru - 14/3/17 On March 12, the second Sunday of Great Lent, a call for the removal of Lenin’s body from Red Square was heard in all parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The call came in the reading of an epistle for the one hundredth anniversary of the appearance of the “Reigning” Icon ...

RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN RESTORING SYRIAN CHURCHES

Pravoslavie.ru - 18/1/17 “Of course we will take part in the restoration of churches, but first of all we must restore peace in the country,” Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev) said on Tuesday in a meeting with students of the Moscow State Linguistic University, reports Interfax-Religion. “It’s hard to begin restoring churches when this or that territory is constantly ...

RUSSIAN PATRIARCH SAYS WAR ON TERRORISM IS ‘HOLY WAR FOR ALL’

TASS - 19/10/2016 Warfare on terrorism is a holy war which should be a common cause for all countries, not only Russia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Tuesday. "I regret that my words were interpreted in a wrong way. I have never spoken about any holy war in Syria. I spoke about a holy ...

ANALYTICAL CENTER OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT HOLDS ITS FIRST CONFERENCE: “THE ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT: ANALYSIS OF RESULTS AND PROSPECTS”

St. Basil the Great Analytical Center - 19/10/16 On October 15, 2016 the Analytical Center of St. Basil the Great held its first conference in Moscow in the House of Journalists, “The Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Movement: Analysis of Results and Prospects,” organized by the center with the participation of well-known priests, public figures, Church and ...

MOSCOW CITY DUMA SUPPORTS ERECTING MONUMENTS TO PATRIARCHS OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA

Pravoslavie.ru The Commission for Monument Art of the Moscow City Duma has supported the proposal to install artistic images of the patriarchs of Moscow and All Russia near the Patriarchal Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The decision was made Thursday at a meeting of the Commission for Monument Art at the Moscow City Duma, reports TASS. “We ...

RETURN OF THE ICON OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS TO THE TOMB OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August 2016 Early in the morning of Thursday, the 12th/25th of August 2016, in continuation of the holy Vigil, Matins and Divine Liturgy, led by Archimandrite Matthew, the icon of Theotokos was carried in a procession from the Dependency in Gethsemane, where it is kept opposite the Church of the Resurrection, to the ...

PLAYERS OF “POKEMON GO” BROKE INTO ST. NICHOLAS CATHEDRAL IN VIENNA

Pravoslavie.ru - Ausgust 2016 The parish of the Moscow Patriarchate’s St. Nicholas Cathedral in Vienna has lodged an official complaint against the players of “Pokemon Go,” reports Interfax. As noted in the complaint, participants in the game broke into the cathedral which is a “place of worship intended only for worship purposes,” reports the site “The Local” on ...

METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS REFLECTS ON ORTHODOX COUNCIL

Orthodox Christian Laity - 1/8/16 Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware), Michael Heinlein Gathering Orthodox hierarchs from around the world, the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church wrapped-up on the Greek island of Crete on June 26. In the works for over a century, the event was historic to say the least. But what did it accomplish? Our Sunday ...

EDUCATOR GUIDELINES ON CLASSES DEDICATED TO THE NEW MARTYRS OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED

Pravoslavie.ru – 21/7/16 An educator handbook on classes dedicated to the the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in educational institutions has been worked out, reports the official website of the Synodal Department for Religious Education and Catechization of the Russian Orthodox Church.The manual for holding classes at educational institutions of both general and ...

“ROYAL DAYS:” CROSS PROCESSION ON THE NIGHT OF JULY 16-17

Diocese of Ekaterinburg - July 2016 The traditional cross procession from the Church on the Blood to the Monastery of the Holy Royal Martyrs in Ekaterinburg will take place on the night of July 16-17, along the path on which the remains of the murdered members of the royal family were carried. Traditionally, for already a quarter of ...

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

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 not ...