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

November 18, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

October 25, 2017 Featured
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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, […]

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

August 28, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

July 27, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

June 22, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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GETTING TO KNOW THE OLD BELIEVERS: HOW WE PRAY

June 12, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

March 14, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN RESTORING SYRIAN CHURCHES

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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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 […]

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

October 20, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

October 20, 2016 News

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 […]

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

October 18, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

August 28, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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

August 8, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS REFLECTS ON ORTHODOX COUNCIL

August 1, 2016 Featured News
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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? […]

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

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

July 6, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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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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