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100 YEARS OF OCTOBER REVOLUTION: RELICS OF NEW MARTYRS TO BE CARRIED THROUGHOUT RUSSIA

January 19, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/1/17 2017 marks two major anniversaries in Russia: one hundred years since the restoration of the patriarchate, and one hundred years since the disastrous October Revolution. The second is to be marked by the Russian Orthodox Church by celebrating all those who died for their faith in the years of Soviet atheism brought […]

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN RESTORING SYRIAN CHURCHES

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/1/17 “Of course we will take part in the restoration of churches, but first of all we must restore peace in the country,” Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev) said on Tuesday in a meeting with students of the Moscow State Linguistic University, reports Interfax-Religion. “It’s hard to begin restoring churches when this or that territory […]

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HANDOVER OF ST. PETERSBURG’S LANDMARK CATHEDRAL TO ORTHODOX CHURCH MAY TAKE 2-3 YEARS

January 15, 2017 News

TASS –  Pravoslavie.ru – 15/1/17 St. Petersburg: The handover of the St. Isaac’s Cathedral museum, one of St. Petersburg’s landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage site, to the Russian Orthodox Church, may take at least two to three years, the museum’s director, Nikolay Burov, told TASS on Wednesday. Burov said that time is needed to determine the […]

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Putin, Pope Francis Discuss Protection of Christians in Conflict Zones

December 18, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 18/12/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis discussed the issue of protection of Christians in regional conflict zones and cooperation in the cultural-humanitarian sphere in a phone call on Saturday, the Kremlin said in a statement. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Putin wished Pope Francis a happy 80th birthday and […]

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Military, church & media top Russians’ trust rating

December 16, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 16/12/16 A recent survey by state-run pollster VTSIOM shows that the military forces, church and mass media top Russian citizens’ trust rating, while the courts, law enforcement bodies and political opposition occupy the lowest positions in the table. “Our citizens continue to demonstrate their strongest support and approval for the military forces (87 […]

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Russian Patriarch consecrates Orthodox cathedral just yards from Eiffel Tower in Paris

December 5, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 5/12/16 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has consecrated a new cathedral in central Paris, just yards away from the Eiffel Tower, with hundreds of worshippers attending the service he led there on Sunday. Trinity Cathedral was opened as part of a Russian cultural and spiritual center on the banks […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon interviewed by Interfax news agency

December 4, 2016 Featured News
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA [OCA] – December 2016 In the midst of an unusually intense agenda during his recent visit to Moscow for the celebration of the 70th birthday of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill II, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon still found time to offer an interview to Interfax news agency. Metropolitan Tikhon and a delegation representing the […]

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A Round Table in Germany Discusses Cooperation Between the Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots Living Abroad

December 3, 2016 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – December 2016 A round table titled “The Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots: Cooperation in Europe” was held on November 24, 2016, at the Russian House of Sciences and Culture in Berlin, Germany. His Grace Bishop Antony of Borogodsk, […]

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Patriarch: Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic Dialogue to Preserve Differences

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 3/12/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia assures that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow […]

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PATRIARCH THEODOROS II: NO PLACE FOR POLITICS IN CHURCH MATTERS

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 12/3/16 Politicians should not interfere in Church matters, and it’s necessary to observe the principle of the indivisibility of the Church, declared Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa in an interview with RIA-Novosti, commenting on the situation with the efforts to create an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. “I know Ukraine […]

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GERMAN EDITION OF PATRIARCH KIRILL’S BOOK ‘FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY’ PRESENTED IN BERLIN

November 27, 2016 News

DECR – November 2016 On 24 November 2016, the German edition of a book by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, entitled ‘Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony – Human Rights and Personal Dignity,’ was presented at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Berlin, marking the 70th birthday of […]

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Orthodox Unity Unaffected by Absence of Several Churches From Crete Council

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 26/11/16 Metropolitan Sawa, the leader of the Polish Orthodox Church, said that the celebrations of Patriarch Kirill’s anniversary prove that pan-Orthodox unity is still intact. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, held in June in Crete, has not affected the pan-Orthodox unity, despite the fact that a […]

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Serbian Patriarch concluded his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church

November 25, 2016 Featured News
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Chrch of Serbia – 25/11/16 On November 23rd, 2016, the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, concluded his visit to Moscow, where he participated in the celebrations marking the 70th birthday of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. During the visit to the capital of Russia His Holiness Irinej, […]

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR COUNTERACTION AGAINST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

November 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/11/16 The EU Parliament has begun to consider a draft of the resolution “Strategic Communications in the EU as Opposition to the Propaganda of Third Parties.” The Euro-deputies provided the following examples of enemy propaganda: the Russian Today, theSputnik news agency, and the Russian Orthodox Church, reports Lenta.ru, with reference to a press-release of […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Met With the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 23/11/16 Catholicos of All Armenians Attends Concert Honoring Russian Orthodox Patriarch His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow and All Russia, on 22 November in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. The meeting was attended by His Eminence […]

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PATRIARCH: RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SHUNNED CRETE’S PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL TO AVOID SCHISM

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 23/11/16 The Russian Orthodox Church made a last-minute decision to stay away from the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which took place on Crete, Greece, in July 2016 in a bid to avert a split, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill told journalists ahead of his 70th birthday. “Divisions followed […]

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SVS Press releases collection by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] – 22/11/16 As part of this weekend’s Jubilee Celebration marking the 70th birthday of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press [SVS Press] released a collection of his writings, titled Patriarch Kirill in His Own Words, on Friday, November 18, 2016.  The new volume is laid out in an […]

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia celebrates his 70th birthday – LIVE

November 20, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 20/11/16 Heads and representatives of Orthodox churches have arrived in Moscow to congratulate Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his birthday. Hundreds of worshippers have gathered in Moscow’s iconic Christ the Savior Cathedral to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with Patriarch Kirill. Reverend Father Georgy Sergeev from the Moscow Diocese of the […]

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The Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” One of the Greatest Orthodox Icons, is Brought to Mordovia

November 10, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 10/11/6 Tens of thousands of believers came to venerate one of the greatest of the ancient Orthodox icons, the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” which visited Mordovia on October 4-10, 2016. The […]

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Russian Patriarch Kirill Sends ‘Heartfelt Congratulations’ to Trump

November 10, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 10/11/16 Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill congratulated on Wednesday Donald Trump on being elected the 45th US president and expressed hope for the development of relations between the United States and the Russian Orthodox Church. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Trump won the US presidential elections despite most of the analysts and opinion […]

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NO CHURCH MINISTRY SHOULD BE USED FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES, SAYS PATRIARCH KIRILL

November 3, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 3/11/16 During a meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill with the members of the seventh “Faith and Word” international festival the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was asked several questions. When asked what criteria to use to in running an ecclesial information service in a quality and professional manner, especially in the sphere […]

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