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ROCOR HOLY SYNOD AGAIN CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF LENIN’S BODY FROM RED SQUARE

June 21, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/6/17 The hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia have issued a joint epistle following their recent session in Munich that began on June 9. The epistle focuses on this year’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the bloody revolution that led to the death of millions at the hands of […]

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A Session of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad Opens in Munich

June 12, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 12/6/17 On Friday, June 9, 2017, the feast day of St John the Russian, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany celebrated Divine Liturgy at St Elizabeth Convent in Buchendorf, Germany. Praying at the service were archpastors […]

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A Delegation of the Russian Church Abroad Meets with President Putin

May 27, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 27/5/17 On May 25, 2017, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia performed the rite of the great consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and […]

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The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Consecrates the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery

May 27, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 27/5/17 On May 25, 2017, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia performed the rite of the great consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and […]

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Siberian diocese calls for boycott of ‘Satanic’ Holi Festival of Colors

May 27, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 27/5/17 The Chelyabinsk Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church asked the prosecutor’s office to look into the “content side” of the All-Russia Festival of Colors for fear it could put “Russia’s national security” at risk and “disintegrate our people.” According to the missions office of the diocese, the All-Russia Festival of Colors is […]

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Orthodox Church presses for total abortion ban in Russia – report

May 19, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 19/5/17 A representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has urged members of the lower house Commission for the Protection of Christian Values to impose a total ban on abortion, according to reports. Archimandrite Theothilactes attended the first session of the commission in the newly-elected State Duma and said that certain Russian laws needed […]

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Russian church leader asks UN, Pope to intervene with Kiev over ‘discriminatory’ religious laws

May 18, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 18/5/17 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has appealed to a number of international religious and political leaders, asking them to not let Kiev enforce its recent initiative that might see Orthodox religious communities diminished in Ukraine. The pieces of legislation, which the Ukrainian parliament is set to vote on […]

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The True Message of Fatima?

May 14, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox England – May 2017 Introduction In six visions over a period of six months in 1917 three peasant children from a Portuguese village were told by the Mother of God of the destiny of a country called Russia. These shepherd children, who had never been to Lisbon, let alone heard of Russia, came to hear […]

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Russian Church Urges US to Join Forces With Russia in Fighting Terrorism

May 14, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 14/5/17 The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department said to with US Vice President Michael Pence that “the US and Russia would work side by sid”e as part of one anti-terror coalition. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department told US Vice President Michael […]

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Let Us Spray: Orthodox Graffiti Comes to Russia

May 10, 2017 Featured
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  Globalvoices – May 2017 The Russian Orthodox Church and street art don’t tend to go hand in hand, but a recent collaboration between a provincial street artist and a priest has proven an exception to that rule. Last month, an artist who goes by “Rimrus” from the city of Volgodonsk in southern Russia, noticed that […]

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“I Was Three When I Met Vladyka Anastassy…”

April 30, 2017 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 30/4/17 Transcript of an interview with Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia with Alexander Mramornov of the program Veliky Sobor, in Jerusalem. AM: How do […]

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St. Nicholas Relics to Be Brought to Russia From Italy – Church Official

April 29, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 29/4/17 According to an agreement that was reached by the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, the relics of one of the most revered Christian saints, St. Nicholas, will be delivered to Russia on May 21 from Italy. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The relics of one of the most […]

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FOR CENTENARY OF REVOLUTION CHURCH CALLS TO IMMORTALIZE THOSE WHO SUFFERED FOR FAITH IN SOVIET YEARS

April 27, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/4/17 Especially in this year of the centenary of the tragic Russian revolution, it is necessary to venerate the memory of and erect monuments to the New Martyrs persecuted for the Faith in the atheist Soviet years, and name streets in their honor, believes the head of Synodal Department for External Church Relations […]

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RIP at last? Over half of Russians want Lenin’s body to be buried – poll

April 20, 2017 News
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RT.com – 20/4/17 At least 58 percent of Russians think Lenin’s body should be taken from the Red Square Mausoleum and properly buried, though the majority don’t want the monument to the Bolshevik leader to be removed from Moscow’s main square, a new poll indicates. The poll was conducted by the Levada Center, a Russian […]

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Russian President Putin Congratulates Russians on Easter

April 16, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian people on Easter. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The president praised the “selfless work” of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as other Christian churches aimed at solving important social problems, boosting the institution of family, bringing up children as well as harmonization of interreligious and interethnic […]

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“I Ran Out of the Catholic Church, Vowing Never to Return”

April 12, 2017 Featured
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Journey to Orthodoxy – April 2017 An Interview with Fr. Sergius Labunsky, a former Roman Catholic We continue to publish the materials of Spas TV program My Path To God where Priest George Maximov interviews people who converted to Orthodoxy after searching for the truth for a long time. Today the guest of Father George’s program […]

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SATANIST PARENTS WANT TO RESTRICT RIGHTS OF RUSSIAN CHURCH TO BAPTIZE CHILDREN

April 7, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/4/17 Satanist parents, who named their children Lucifer and Voldemar, angered by the secret Baptism of their children, are starting a petition to ban clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church from baptizing children under fourteen years of age, reports RIA-Novosti. “I want to create a petition. The point is to restrict the rights […]

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Russian Orthodox Church urges change to Chechen ruling allowing hijab in schools

April 4, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 4/4/17 The head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s legal service has said a recent decision to allow Muslim headwear in Chechen schools should be reversed as it violates federal principles on the secular nature of state-run schools. “Giving to schoolchildren such a right in the Chechen Republic is a violation of the secular principle […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH TO CONTINUE ADDING WESTERN SAINTS TO ITS CALENDAR

March 28, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to add St. Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland, St. Alban the Protomartyr of Britain, St. Genevieve of Paris, and twelve other Western saints from the first millennium, before the West departed into heresy, to its official calendar. […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL TO PRAYERFULLY COMMEMORATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TSAR NICHOLAS II’S ABDICATION

March 13, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/2/17 The centenary of the abdication from the throne of the holy Royal Martyr Tsar Nicholas II will be marked by a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, as established by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church at its March 9th meeting in Moscow, reports the site of the Moscow Patriarchate. The prayerful commemoration […]

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ST. PATRICK OF IRELAND AND OTHER WESTERN SAINTS OFFICIALLY ADDED TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CALENDAR

March 11, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 St. Patrick, the great enlightener of Ireland, will be officially celebrated in the Russian Orthodox Church for the first time this year on March 17/30. At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, officially adopted St. Patrick and more […]

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