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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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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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