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President Putin Wishes Orthodox Christians a Happy Easter

May 2, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 1/5/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday wished Orthodox Christians and all other Russian citizens a happy Easter, the Kremlin’s press service said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday wished Orthodox Christians and all citizens of Russia a happy Easter, as the country commemorated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Kremlin’s press service said. “The great […]

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The White Movement Foundation Opens in Moscow

April 23, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – April 2016 The opening of a foundation, the White Movement Under the Protection of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God opened on April 14, 2016, in the premises of the Old English Court in Moscow. An […]

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ROC HOLY SYNOD REGARDS UNIA AS RUNNING SORE IN ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC RELATIONS

April 19, 2016 Featured News
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Moscow Patriarchate – April 2016 At its session on April 16, 2016 in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church heard a report of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No. 2). Assessing the results of His Holiness’s meeting with Pope Francis […]

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Communication of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to the Clerics and Faithful

April 18, 2016 Featured News
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Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia- April 2016 To the Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy, Venerable Monastics and Pious Faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia: In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! In light of the welcome publication […]

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CHURCH-STATE DELEGATION VISITS SYRIA

April 17, 2016 Featured News
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DECR Communication Service – April 2016 A delegation of Russian parliamentarians, members of the inter-factional group for defending Christian values, was on a visit to Syria from April 9 to 12, 2016. It included S. Gavrilov (State Duma), A. Yuschenko (Council of the Federation and State Duma), D. Sablin (Council of the Federation), and Ms. N. […]

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The Tomos of Autocephaly: Forty-Six Years Later

April 11, 2016 Featured News
The OCA delegation with Russian hierarchs after the granting of autocephaly in April 1970.

SYOSSET, NY [OCA–Archpriest John Jillions] – April 2016 April 10, 1970 is the day that the Orthodox Church in America received the official proclamation [“Tomos”] granting autocephaly from the Russian Orthodox Church.  From then on, the OCA had the freedom to order its own life, both internally and in relation to the other Orthodox Churches around […]

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A reliquary of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco arrives at Christ the Savior Cathedral

April 11, 2016 Featured News

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – April 2016 On March 30, 2016, as part of the program “Spiritual Bonds,” a reliquary of the great saint of the 20th century, St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, was brought to Christ the Savior Cathedral in Kaliningrad, […]

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International Symposium “Traditional Values: The Spiritual and Moral Development Milestones of Contemporary Society” held in the Mother See

April 4, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March-April 2016 On March 31, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; an international Symposium titled “Traditional Values: The Spiritual and Moral Development Milestones of Contemporary Society” was held at the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The […]

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From the Sermon of Metropolitan Laurus of Blessed Memory After Liturgy on the Day of Consecration of the Church in Butovo Square

March 20, 2016 Featured News

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia March 2016 Your Holiness, Beloved in the Lord Archpastors, Pastors and Flock of the Russian Orthodox Church: Today is both a sorrowful and a joyous day. Sorrowful, for this place was the site of the suffering and death of a […]

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ROC SEEKS CLAIM TO SITE OF ROYAL REMAINS GRAVE NEAR EKATERINBURG

March 4, 2016 Featured News

Royal Russia – Paul Gilbert- March 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church, which has not officially recognized the “Ekaterinburg remains,” is already in discussions with the local government in staking a claim over the place where their remains were discovered in the 1970s at the Pigs Meadow (Porosyonkov Log). Situated on the north-western outskirts of Ekaterinburg, the site […]

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CELEBRATIONS IN SOFIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE GLORIFICATION OF ST. SERAPHIM (SOBOLEV)

February 29, 2016 Featured News

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – 29/2/16 February 26, 2016 the main celebrations of the canonization of St. Seraphim (Sobolev) of Boguchar took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Tthe rite of canonization was celebrated by His Holiness Patriarch Neofit in the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky. Concelebrating were Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the […]

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POSTAGE STAMP DEDICATED TO PATRIARCH TIKHON ISSUED IN UNITED STATES

February 28, 2016 Featured News
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Royal Russia – Paul Gilbert – 27/2/16 A postage stamp depicting Patriarch Tikhon (1865-1925) has been issued in the United States. It honours the memory of Patriarch Tikhon who in 1898 was appointed Bishop of the Aleutians and Alaska. During his ten years in the United States he helped translate many Orthodox Christian books into English. On 22 […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH ALEXEI II PRAYERFULLY HONORED IN MOSCOW

February 26, 2016 Featured News

Patriarchia.ru – February 2016 February 23, 2016, the 87th anniversary of the birthday of His Holiness Patriarch Alexei II, Metropolitan Arseny of Istra, the first Moscow vicar to the patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, administrator of the Central and Southern vicariates of the capital, served a Divine Liturgy and Pannikhida in Theophany Cathedral, where is […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL VISITS BELLINGSHAUSEN RUSSIAN ANTARCTIC STATION

February 18, 2016 Featured News

18/2/16 – ww.mospat.ru PATRIARCH KIRILL’S HOMILY AFTER THE SERVICE AT THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN ANTARCTICA https://mospat.ru/en/2016/02/18/news128605/ On February 17, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Bellingshausen Station on Waterloo Island in Antarctica. The plane carrying the patriarch and his party took off after 7 o’clock in the morning, […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL AWARDED THE CUBAN STATE ORDER OF JOSÉ MARTI

February 18, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service On February 13, 2016, the third day of his visit to Cuba, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia laid a wreath at the Memorial to Soviet Internationalist Soldiers in Havana. The memorial was built with the support of Fidel Castro in 1978 and dated to the 60th anniversary of […]

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‘We need to do everything to avert major war’ – Russian Patriarch Kirill to RT

February 15, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – 15/2/16 A new clash of world powers should be prevented at all costs, Russian Orthodox Church head Patriarch Kirill said in an exclusive interview with RT America’s Ed Schultz, stressing that both Russia and the US must do “everything possible” to improve relations. Speaking to Schulz, Patriarch Kirill warned that a confrontation between “two […]

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“My Challenge is to Heal the Schism and Return the Flock and Our Church”- Bishop John of Caracas and South America

February 14, 2016 Featured News
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Russian Orthodox Church Abroad – 14/2/16 On February 11-22, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will visit Latin America. His Grace Bishop John of Caracas and South America talked to the Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate about how Orthodox Christians live in the region. It is well known that South America […]

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PATRIARCH-POPE MEETING NOT TO SOLVE EASTERN CATHOLICISM ISSUE IN UKRAINE AT ONCE — PRIEST

February 12, 2016 Featured News

TASS – 12/2/16 The problem of Greco-Catholics in Ukraine will be on the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, of Moscow and all Russia, but it will certainly not be resolved at once, Patriarch Kirill’s press-secretary, priest Alexander Volkov, told the media. “The topic of Ukraine, Eastern Rite Catholicism, and proselytism […]

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Russian Patriarch arrives in Cuba to meet Pontiff, discuss Middle East crisis

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 12/2/16 Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has arrived in Cuba for a historic meeting with Pope Francis during which they are expected to sign a declaration and talk about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Upon his arrival, the Patriarch addressed the citizens of Cuba, sending greetings from “all the people of historical […]

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COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE COPTIC CHURCH HOLDS IN CAIRO ITS FIRST SESSION

February 11, 2016 Featured News

On 5-7 February 2016, the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church held in Cairo its first session. An agreement to establish the Commission was reached during the meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II. That meeting took place […]

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ST. XENIA OF PETERSBURG IS COMMEMORATED IN SERBIA

February 11, 2016 Featured News

On 6 February 2016, the commemoration day of St. Xenia of Petersburg was celebrated at the Church o f the Holy Trinity, the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. St. Xenia is venerated in Serbia as deeply as in Russia. Every year even more worshippers from Belgrade and other cities come to a […]

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