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Serbian Church Has No Plans to Leave Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 23/6/16 The Serbian Orthodox Church is not planning to leave the ongoing Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete, one of the Council’s participants said Tuesday. KOLYMVARI (Sputnik) — Preparations for the Council took over 50 years as it was set to become the first meeting of the heads all the […]

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THERE WAS NO INTENTION OF BOYCOTTING THE COUNCIL ON CRETE

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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РИА Новости – 22/6/16 Press Secretary of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Fr. Alexander Volkov spoke in an interview with RIA-Novosti about the circumstances surrounding the preparations for the Council of the Orthodox Churches on Crete, and offered his evaluation of the situation that has grown up around the summit of Orthodox representatives. —Fr. […]

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Organizers Hope All Churches Will Attend Pan-Orthodox Council

June 19, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 19/6/16 Organizers of the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete still hope that the four missing churches will turn up at the last moment, a representative of the Constantinople Patriarchate told Sputnik. KOLYMVARI (Crete) (Sputnik) – The Churches of Antioch, Bulgaria, Georgia and Russia have refused to take part in the historic council after disputes about the agenda. “It is sad […]

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TERRORIST ACT AVERTED AT TRINITY-ST. SERGIUS LAVRA – SOURCE IN FSB

June 17, 2016 Featured News
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mk.ru – June 2016 As learned from a source in the Federal Security Service [FSB], a terrorist act was averted in the largest men’s monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church with several centuries of history—the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. According to sources, on June 14 in several cafes in the Pushkin region of Podmoskovye were found homemade […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL TO PRIMATES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES WHO HAVE ASSEMBLED IN CRETE

June 17, 2016 Featured News
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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill – 17/6/16 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to the Primates and representative of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in the Island of Crete. Below is the full text of the message. To His Holiness Bartholomew Archbishop of Constantinople – the New Rome and […]

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‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT

June 15, 2016 Featured News
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    www.rt.com – 15/6/16 The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT. After decades of preparation, the historic Pan-Orthodox Council was scheduled for June […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Waits Constantinople’s Response to Synod’s Decision

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 14/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church on Monday is expecting the response of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church not to attend the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church within the specified time, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vladimir Legoida said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, […]

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ON THE SITUATION CAUSED BY THE REFUSAL OF SEVERAL LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

June 13, 2016 Featured News
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DECR Communication Service – 13/6/16 Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church For many decades the Russian Orthodox Church took and continues to take an active part in the preparation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. Since the 1st Pan-Orthodox Conference in 1961 on Rhodes, the outstanding hierarchs and […]

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EMERGENCY MEETING OF HOLY SYNOD OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY

June 11, 2016 Featured News
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www.patriarchia.ru – June 2016 On Monday, June 13, 2016, an emergency meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church will take place in Moscow. The chairman of the Department for the Interrelations of the Church with Society and Mass Media, V. R. Legoyda clarified that a meeting of the Holy Synod will take place […]

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Russian Orthodox Church to Skip Pan-Orthodox Council

June 10, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 10/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has not departed for Crete to attend the Pan-Orthodox Council on the Greek island of Crete after the church decided to suspend its participation following the refusal of several orthodox churches to take part, a church source told RIA Novosti Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The […]

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TO FIND THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD, WITHOUT COMPROMISING OUR PRINCIPLES – UOC PRIMATE ON THE TASKS OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – June 2016 In his interview with the media of Poltava His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine spoke on what he expects from the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held late in June this year on Crete, reports the UOC MP’s Synodal Information and Education Department. Pondering the cause and mission of the […]

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ADDRESS OF METROPOLITAN BENJAMIN OF VLADIVOSTOK AND PRIMORSK ON ORTHODOX PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

June 6, 2016 Featured News
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Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra – June 2016 April 19, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, hosted the conference: “The Pan-Orthodox Council: Opinions and Expectations.” Taking part in the work of the conference were prominent bishops, clergy, and laity. Among those called to take part in the conference […]

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The Holy Synod of Bishops Deliberates on Problems Arising in Preparation for the Pan-Orthodox Council

June 4, 2016 Featured News
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Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – June 2016 During a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on June 3, 2016, it was noted that as the Pan-Orthodox Council approaches, serious problems have arisen demanding immediate action throughout the Orthodox […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Recieves Governor of Orlov

May 31, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2016 On May 29, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Vadim Potomski, Governor of Orlov; and Archmindrate Iliy Nozdrin, monk of the Russian Orthodox Church. They were accompanied by Mr. Samvel Movsisyan, benefactor of […]

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Protopriest Nikolai Artemoff is Granted a Lofty Clerical Award

May 31, 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 Sunday, May 22, 2016, the feast day of St Nicholas Chapel in the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Munich, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, in accordance […]

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Vladimir Putin Uses ‘Religious Diplomacy’ During His Visit to Greece

May 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Russia and Greece have common values, including Orthodoxy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ahead of his visit to Athens. Athens may help Moscow break Europe’s unity against Russia. By using “religious diplomacy” Moscow wants to break Europe’s unity against Russia because Greece has long opposed Western anti-Russian sanctions, an article in the French newspaper Le Figaro said. […]

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Russia and the Vatican: Why the Holy See Seeks Cooperation With Moscow

May 22, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – May 2016 Moscow and the Holy See are working together on the issue of moral values and persecuted Christians. This cooperation is beneficial for both parties, from a diplomatic and political viewpoint, the French newspaper Le Figaro wrote. According to Le Figaro, since the end of the Cold War, the Vatican has always been willing to hold […]

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GRAND MEETING ON THE OCCASION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE’S DEPARTMENT FOR EXTERNAL CHURCH RELATIONS TAKES PLACE

May 21, 2016 Featured News

DECR – May 2016 On 19 May 2016, a grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) took place at the ‘Danilovsky’ hotel complex in Moscow. The Presidium included His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia; Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; […]

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Russian atheists launch group to fight for equal rights with believers

May 14, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – May 2016 The Atheists of Russia movement has held its founding convention in Moscow, setting its primary goal as resistance to the growing influence of religion and appointing an activist from a vocal leftist party as its leader. According to Interfax about 300 people from 50 regions across Russia took part in the […]

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WHY IS A 13TH CENTURY RELIGIOUS ICON TRAVELING AROUND THE ST. LOUIS AREA?

May 9, 2016 Featured News
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St. Louis Public Radio – May 2016 Several Orthodox Christian churches in the St. Louis area are hosting a centuries old icon over the next few days. The Kursk Root Icon is a painting of the Virgin Mary, known as the Theotokos, that is said to date to the 13th century in its namesake town in […]

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SISTERS OF MERCY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR EXHIBIT OPENS AT TSARSKOYE SELO

May 8, 2016 Featured News

Royal Russia – May 2016 On 5th May, the Sisters of Mercy of the First World War exhibition, opened at the Russia in the Great War Museum in the Sovereign’s Martial Chamber at Tsarskoye Selo. The exhibit features cards and postcards dating from 1914-1918, from the private collection of Victor Palagnyuk, a member of the St. […]

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