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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
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, center, during a religious procession along the historic Peter Road from the Moscow Kremlin to the High Monastery of Saint Peter. © Sergey Pyatakov

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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Russian Orthodox Patriarch declares worldwide ‘holy war’ on terrorism

May 7, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – May 2016 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has called the fight against terrorism a “holy war” and urged international unity and an abandoning of double standards to defeat this global evil. “Today, when our warriors take part in combat operations in the Middle East, we know that this is not an aggression, […]

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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
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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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