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The Russian Orthodox Church Slams Greek-Catholics for anti-Russian outbursts and proselytism

June 27, 2014 Featured News

27/6/14 It is no secret that the main moving force of the Kiev events were residents of the Western Ukraine where the major part of Greek Catholics live. The Moscow Patriarchate official speaks about strong political involvement of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.   “The UGCC not only supported the Euromaidan protests from the very […]

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Russian Church to open a center for studying Orthodox culture in Shanghai

June 17, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, June 16, Interfax – The Shanghai Foreign Languages University and the Patriarchal Council for Culture signed an agreement to set up a center for studying Orthodox culture at the university in Shanghai. The document was signed by the University rector professor Cao Demin and executive secretary of the Patriarchal Council for Culture Archimandrite Tikhon […]

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Russian Foreign Minister rejects accusations of imperial ambitions of the Russian Church

May 30, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, May 29, Interfax – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia’s position on the creation of “the Russian world” is being taken as imperial ambitions. “The idea of the Russian world promoted by the Russian state and the Russian Orthodox Church has no relation to imperial schemes. We are talking about keeping spiritual and […]

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Brotherly meeting of Primates of Church of Constantinople and Russian Church takes place at the Patriarchate of Constantinople

March 7, 2014 Featured News

On 5 March 2014, upon his arrival to Istanbul, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia headed for the Patriarchate of Constantinople where he met with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew. His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople warmly greeted the Primate of the Russian Church and his suite and expressed his joy over the […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Makes an Appeal for Prayers for Peace in Ukraine

February 12, 2014 Featured News

Russian Church Outside Russia – February 2014 In light of the violence and civil unrest in Kiev and throughout Ukraine, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, issued the following call for peace and calm: “As faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church, we cannot remain indifferent to […]

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Renowned political scientist believes Russian Church is savior of Russia and in future even Europe

February 9, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, February 3, Interfax – Renowned Russian political scientist Vitaly Tretyakov believes Russia is not able to survive without the Church. “The Russian Orthodox Church is one of the main state-forming institutes of Russia as a country, Russians as a nation and Russia as a state. Besides, the Russian Orthodox Church is wider (and sometimes, […]

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The Diocesan Palace in Moscow will be restored by 2015

January 2, 2014 News

2/1/14 “Historically, the Diocesan Palace in Moscow was the most important missionary center for culture and social activities of the Russian Orthodox Church. Patriarch Kirill asked to spare no effort in order to give back this monument in its original appearance to the city of Moscow by 2015”, said Tichon, Bishop of Podol’sk and chairmen […]

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Eastern American Diocesan Media Office Releases New Film – “Russian America: Hidden Sanctuary of the Orthodox World”

December 24, 2013 Featured News

During the month of  October 2013, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov, spiritual father of Alexeevsky Monastery in Krasnoe Selo, Moscow, performed his fourth pilgrimage to the parishes and monasteries of the Russian Church in the United States. Fr. Artemy is well known […]

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A Joint Conference is Held by Clergymen of the Moscow Patriarchate and Russian Church Abroad

October 11, 2013 News

On October 1-3, 2013, St Panteleimon Parish Center in Koln, Germany, hosted the fourth joint pastoral conference of the Diocese of Berlin of the Russian Orthodox Church and the German Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. The meeting was headed by His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, His Eminence Archbishop […]

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Russian Church hopes Syrian Christian clerics abducted in April are alive

October 11, 2013 News

Moscow, October 10, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate hopes that the abductors of two Syrian Christian leaders in Aleppo will somehow air their demands and begin negotiations on the clerics’ release. “We have no information on the location of the abducted hierarchs and the conditions in which they are being held. We only have the […]

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Russian Church sends $1.3 million to Patriarchate of Antioch to help people affected by armed conflict in Syria

August 19, 2013 News

19/8/13 Moscow, August 9, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate Department for Church Charity and Social Service transferred $1,320,407 to the bank account of the Patriarchate of Antioch in the beginning of August 2013. The money was collected at the Russian Orthodox churches with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to help […]

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Russian Church Spokesman to Ward Off Beetle Through Prayer

August 14, 2013 News

14/8/13 MOSCOW, August 12 (RIA Novosti) – How serious are you about the threat of the European spruce bark beetle? Most likely not as much as a senior Russian Orthodox priest who pledged to hold a service to prevent the insect from demolishing forests outside Moscow. Father Vsevolod Chaplin, who heads the Russian Orthodox Church’s […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: the Holy Rus’ keeps living in the souls of millions of people who are under spiritual guidance of Russian Church

July 2, 2013 News

1/7/13 A solemn divine service was celebrated at the crossing place of Russian, Ukrainian and Byelorussian borders on 29 June 2013, preceding the traditional International Festival of Slavic Nations. After the liturgy, clergy and official delegations took part in the opening of the festival marking the 1025thanniversary of the Baptism of Russia. Flags were hoisted […]

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Russian Church Creates Paris Furor

June 12, 2013 News

By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS - 12/6/13 PARIS—The Russian Orthodox church design was meant to be the crowning achievement of a 72-year-old architect’s career: five golden domes enveloped in a curvy veil, just blocks from the Eiffel Tower. But after two years of work, Manuel Núñez-Yanowsky received a devastating letter in March from the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin. […]

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Patriarch Kirill says pilgrimage development from Russia to help Greece to cope with crisis

June 10, 2013 News

Athens, June 4, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said he urged to develop religious tourism in the Russian-Greek relations. “Pilgrimage is not seasonal tourism, not people going to the seaside, so they can come at any time. If pilgrimage is successfully enhanced, then this will have spiritual meaning, will bring us […]

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Russian Church Construction in Strasbourg to Cost $7.9 Mln

April 17, 2013 Featured News

MOSCOW, April 16 (RIA Novosti) – The construction of an Orthodox church dedicated to All Saints and a Russian cultural center in Strasbourg will cost €6 million ($7.9 million), the Russian Orthodox Church’s envoy to the Council of Europe said Tuesday. “According to a preliminary assessment, some €6 million will be required, and construction may […]

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Primate of the Russian Church celebrates at Christ the Saviour Cathedral on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

March 26, 2013 News

On 24 March 2013, the first Sunday in Lent known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and the Office of the Triumph of Orthodoxy in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and […]

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Russian Church official attacks Stalin but says Soviet history is not all bad

March 4, 2013 Featured News

4/3/12 A top Russian Orthodox cleric has praised the Russian people for disrupting Stalin’s plan to change the historical course of Russia, but at the same time called for not all Soviet history to be painted black. “I doubt that Stalin wanted Russia to return to its roots, he sincerely lived by the ideals of […]

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The exhibition “Overcoming: Russian Church and Soviet power” ranked in the Top Five museum events of 2012

February 16, 2013 Featured News

St Tikons Orthodox University February 2013 According to the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva the exhibition “Overcoming: Russian Church and Soviet power” was one of the five most important museum events of 2012. The exhibition is dedicated to the persecutions of the Russian Church in the Sovyet Union and it was organized by St. Tikhon`s University on […]

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Patriarch Irinej at Russian Church in Belgrade

February 13, 2013 Featured News

11/2/13   In Belgrade liturgically celebrated four years of Patriarchal  service of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Divine Liturgy at the Podvorye of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the Patriarchal service of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and […]

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Russian Church protests vandalisms in Kosovo

February 7, 2013 News

Moscow, February 6, Interfax – A recent wave of vandalism of Orthodox holy sites in Kosovo is “a means of intimidation of the Orthodox population of Kosovo and Metohia,” the Russian Orthodox Church said. “The mass vandalizing of holy sites is a means of intimidation of the Orthodox population of Kosovo and Metohia and an […]

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