Russian Ecclesiastical Mission

An icon of St Artemy of Verkolsk gifted to St Chariton Lavra of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Church Abroa

April 24, 2018 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 24/4/18 A carved icon of St Artemy of Verkolsk was given as a gift to the Skete of St Chariton in Wadi Fara, the Holy Land. The image of the saint is surrounded by images of other saints of […]

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CO-SERVED BY HIERARCHS, METROPOLITAN HILARION LEADS PATRONAL FEAST OF SYNODAL CATHEDRAL

December 20, 2017 Featured

Eastern America Diocese – ROCOR – 20/12/17 Celebrations for the patronal feast of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sing began with All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening, December 9. On Sunday, December 10, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral in New […]

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A Video on the Celebrations of the Anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in the Holy Land is Posted Online

November 4, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 4/11/17 On October 23, 2017, celebrations of the 170th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem under the auspices of the Jerusalem Patriarch were held. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia […]

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The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin) is Celebrated on the Mount of Olives

August 28, 2017 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 28/8/17 August 25, 2017, was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, one of the great builders in the Holy Land. Through his fervent efforts, the unique […]

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Abbess Moisseia (Bubnova) is Honored at Ascension of the Lord Convent on the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem

August 24, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – August 2017 On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the 10th Sunday after Pentecost, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Ascension of the Lord Convent on the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem, along with Archimandrite […]

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THE OLDEST DEACON OF THE CHINESE AUTONOMOUS ORTHODOX CHURCH DIED

March 9, 2017 Featured

DECR – March 2017 +Memory Eternal+ On March 5, 2017, Protodeacon Evangel Lu Yafu, 90, the oldest cleric of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church, died after a prolonged disease in Shanghai. Lu Yafu was born on April 21, 1927, in Beijing. He lived not far away from the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission and was baptized as […]

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PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM: NO SACRILEGE IN OPENING LORD’S TOMB; BELIEVER SHOULD NOT SEEK FOR SIGNS

December 16, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 16/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem has responded to criticisms that restoring the Lord’s Sepulchre constitutes an invasion of a holy space and a sacrilege. Speaking in an interview with the press service of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem he stated, “The fact is that restoration has been ongoing in the […]

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Photo-Report on the Celebration of the Martyrs of Alapaevsk in Russian Gethsemane

July 25, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – July 2016 On July 17-18, 2016, the feast day of Holy Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth and the Alapaevsk Martyrs, Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles Church in Russian Gethsemane, preceded the evening before by all-night vigil. […]

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Gethsemane Convent Hosts a Concert by the Moscow Synodal Choir

May 21, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – May 2016 On Bright Saturday, May 7, 2016, for the first time in history, the Moscow Synodal Choir sang at a divine service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles, in Gethsemane Convent in Jerusalem, after which […]

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Two Senior Clergyman of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand Repose in the Lord After Long Illness

May 15, 2016 Featured News
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  The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – May 2016 On Thursday, May 12, 2016 , the second week of Holy Pascha, Mitred Protopriest Michael Li and Mitred Protopriest Michael Klebansky reposed in the Lord. FR MICHAEL LI Fr Michael was the Chief of the […]

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Feast-Day Celebrations at the Gethsemane Convent

August 10, 2015 Featured News

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the feast day of St Mary Magdalene, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Gethsemane Convent in Jerusalem celebrated the holiday of its church dedicated to that saint. His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, Overseer of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, and His Grace Bishop Theodosius of Seattle celebrated Divine Liturgy along with […]

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PRIMATE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF JERUSALEM MEETS WITH METROPOLITAN ONUFRY OF KIEV AND ALL UKRAINE

June 9, 2015 Featured News

On June 2, 2015, His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, began his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. He is accompanied by clergy and laity from Ukraine. On June 3, the Day of Ss Constantine and Helen Equal-to-the-Apostles, Metropolitan Onufry attended a reception given in honour of the Ukrainian delegation by Patriarch Theophilos III of […]

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Celebration of Lazarus Saturday in Bethany

April 9, 2015 Featured News

On April 6, 2015, Lazarus Saturday, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, headed divine services at the Orthodox School of Bethany, where a chapel stands at the site of the Savior’s meeting with Lazarus and his sisters, which is illustrated by ancient […]

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Bells Will Ring in Hebron for the First Time in a Century

January 4, 2014 Featured News

4/1/13 For the first time in 100 years, there will be full liturgical bell-ringing for the Nativity at the Russian dependency in Hebron. January 3, 2014. PRAVMIR. Hieromonk Alexy (Eliseev), the sacristan of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, has consecrated a new set of bells for the bell-tower of the Church of the Holy Forefathers in […]

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Mayor of Jerusalem visits Russian Ecclesiastical Mission

January 20, 2013 News

On 14 January 2013, Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, visited the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission. It was the first time that the Mayor of Jerusalem visited the representation of the Russian Orthodox Church among other places which he used to visit on the occasion of the feast of the Nativity of Christ. Archimandrite Isidor and […]

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English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas

October 13, 2011 News

The Chinese Orthodox Church 11/10/2011 The Yekaterinodar Diocese released the film “Beiguan. The last Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in China”, which tells about the 20th Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in China and its leader, Vladyka Victor (Svyatin). The film tells about the activities of the Beijing mission in difficult times — during the Japanese occupation, the Communist […]

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Presentation of Datsyshen’s monograph held at Beiwai

January 13, 2011 Featured News

21/12/2010 Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Katherine Ilachinski On December 21, 2010, at Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beiwai), a presentation was held of the monograph of famous Russian sinologist VG Datsyshen “History of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in China”, published by the parish of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Hong Kong. The […]

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Russia’s Audit Chamber chairman S. Stepashin visits Holy Land

October 20, 2010 News

19.10.2010 A Russian Federation delegation led by Mr. S. Stepashin, head of the Audit Chamber and chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society (IOPS), began their visit to the Holy Land on October 12, 2010, on the occasion of the 10000th anniversary of the founding of Jerico. The delegation includes A. Saltanov, deputy foreign minister […]

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