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The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” is Brought to the Kursk Metropoliate of the Russian Orthodox Church

September 24, 2017 Featured
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Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 24/9/17 On September 22, 2017, the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” was brought to the Kursk-Root Hermitage of the Nativity of the Mother of God, where it was first discovered in 1295. This […]

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CURRENT US-RUSSIA RELATIONS ARE A “PHANTASMAGORIA”—MET. HILARION

September 7, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/9/17 What is happening today in Russian-American bilateral relations is a “phantasmagoria,” and Russia should not take an example from those politicians in America who threaten them, stated the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, who recently returned from a trip to […]

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What is Behind Relations Between Russia, Vatican

August 21, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 21/8/17 Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is paying a visit to Russia on August 21-24 to hold meetings with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and state officials. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Parolin is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as well as other state officials and representatives of the Russian […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH LEADERS FINISH ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION ON MONASTERY LIFE IN CITIES

August 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2017  On August 9, 2017, a round-table monastic forum finished its second and final day with four presentations on the theme: “The inner life of a city monastery”, reports Patriarchia.ru. The forum was held in the Novodevichy Convent, St. Petersburg. Participating in the forum where 5 bishops, 42 archimandrites and igumens, 45 abbesses, hieromonks, […]

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HOW A EDINOVERIE PARISH IS ORGANIZED

July 31, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 31/7/17 First, let’s brush up on some basic concepts. Orthodox Old Believers (Edinovertsi) are children of the Russian Orthodox Church, observing the “old” rites in the Divine services and an especially strict way of life in the parish and at home. Followers of the ancient rites are united in parishes called Edinoverie or Old […]

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MOSCOW CELEBRATES BAPTISM OF RUS’ WITH PROCESSION FROM KREMLIN TO ST. VLADIMIR MONUMENT (+ PHOTOS)

July 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/7/17 On the day of the Baptism of Rus’ and the commemoration of the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles St. Vladimir a religious procession was held to the new Moscow monument to St. Vladimir on Borovitskaya Square, reports the Russian Military-Historical Society. The day began with a Divine Liturgy in Dormition Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin celebrated […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH RELEASES DRAFT CATECHISM INCLUDING SECTION THAT “CONDEMNS” OPPONENTS OF ECUMENISM

July 27, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/7/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Synodal Biblical-Theological Commission has published a draft version of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church for Church-wide discussion, reports patriarchia.ru. The final section on the Russian Church’s attitude towards the non-Orthodox has caused some consternation. The idea of creating a modern catechism was first […]

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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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