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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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Russian President Putin Congratulates Russians on Easter

April 16, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian people on Easter. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The president praised the “selfless work” of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as other Christian churches aimed at solving important social problems, boosting the institution of family, bringing up children as well as harmonization of interreligious and interethnic […]

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“I Ran Out of the Catholic Church, Vowing Never to Return”

April 12, 2017 Featured
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Journey to Orthodoxy – April 2017 An Interview with Fr. Sergius Labunsky, a former Roman Catholic We continue to publish the materials of Spas TV program My Path To God where Priest George Maximov interviews people who converted to Orthodoxy after searching for the truth for a long time. Today the guest of Father George’s program […]

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SATANIST PARENTS WANT TO RESTRICT RIGHTS OF RUSSIAN CHURCH TO BAPTIZE CHILDREN

April 7, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/4/17 Satanist parents, who named their children Lucifer and Voldemar, angered by the secret Baptism of their children, are starting a petition to ban clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church from baptizing children under fourteen years of age, reports RIA-Novosti. “I want to create a petition. The point is to restrict the rights […]

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Russian Orthodox Church urges change to Chechen ruling allowing hijab in schools

April 4, 2017 Featured
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RT.com – 4/4/17 The head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s legal service has said a recent decision to allow Muslim headwear in Chechen schools should be reversed as it violates federal principles on the secular nature of state-run schools. “Giving to schoolchildren such a right in the Chechen Republic is a violation of the secular principle […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH TO CONTINUE ADDING WESTERN SAINTS TO ITS CALENDAR

March 28, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to add St. Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland, St. Alban the Protomartyr of Britain, St. Genevieve of Paris, and twelve other Western saints from the first millennium, before the West departed into heresy, to its official calendar. […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL TO PRAYERFULLY COMMEMORATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TSAR NICHOLAS II’S ABDICATION

March 13, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/2/17 The centenary of the abdication from the throne of the holy Royal Martyr Tsar Nicholas II will be marked by a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, as established by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church at its March 9th meeting in Moscow, reports the site of the Moscow Patriarchate. The prayerful commemoration […]

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ST. PATRICK OF IRELAND AND OTHER WESTERN SAINTS OFFICIALLY ADDED TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CALENDAR

March 11, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 St. Patrick, the great enlightener of Ireland, will be officially celebrated in the Russian Orthodox Church for the first time this year on March 17/30. At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, officially adopted St. Patrick and more […]

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HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ALLOCATE $8 MILLION TO RESTORE ORTHODOX CHURCHES

March 11, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/3/17 On February 1, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a government order to allocate a state grant to the Russian Orthodox Church’s Hungarian diocese for restoring and constructing new churches. Most recently, the ceremonial signing of the agreement on the transfer of funds took place on Thursday, March 9, according to the site […]

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The 2nd International Scientific-Practical Conference “Cossacks Abroad” is Held in Paris

March 1, 2017 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – March 2017 On February 18-20, 2017, the Russian Spiritual-Cultural Center in Paris hosted the 2nd International Scientific-Practical Conference “Cossacks Abroad, 1917-2017” with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The forum was organized […]

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Archbishop Nicholas (Kasatkin) of Japan

February 21, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 21/2/17 First one must conquer love, and only then spread the word – Archbishop Nicholas (Kasatkin). The first person to preach the Gospel in Japan was a Spaniard, Francis Xavier, a Catholic monk of the Jesuit order. The […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. SIMEON THE RECEIVER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 20, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/2/17 On Thursday 3rd/16th February 2017, the memory of St. Symeon the God-receiver was celebrated by the Patriarchate, at the Monastery dedicated to him where his tomb is preserved, on the west side of New Jerusalem. This feast is observed one day after the Dominical Feast of the Meeting of […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH TO GIFT KAZAN ICON TO SYRIAN CHURCH IN HONOR OF FALLEN RUSSIAN SOLDIERS

February 17, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 17/2/17 On Sunday Metropolitan Isidore of Ekaterinodar and Kuban will bless a copy of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, to be sent an Orthodox parish in Syria, reports Interfax-Religion. The icon gift was painted and is being sent in memory of Russian soldiers who have fallen in Syria. The blessing ceremony […]

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ITALY IS HOME TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH’S FASTEST GROWING FOREIGN DIOCESE

February 13, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 13/2/17 The head of the administration for Moscow Patriarchate churches abroad Bishop Anthony of Bogorodsk stated in a recent interview with TASSthat the Russian Orthodox Church has nearly 900 parishes in foreign countries, the greatest number of which are in Germany and Italy. While the number of parishes in Germany outnumbers those in […]

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Gevorkian Theological Seminary Choir to Perform in Russia and Belarus

February 8, 2017 Featured

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 8/2/17 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Etchmiadzin Choir of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary left for Russia on February 5, where they performed a concert program. Prior to their departure, on the evening of February 4, the “Etchmiadzin” choir […]

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New Orthodox messenger app allows priests to take prayer requests, collect donations

February 3, 2017 Featured News
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RT.com – 3/2/17 The Russian Orthodox Church has launched its own messaging service, Pravzhizn Telegram. The app’s functionality allows users to send messages, photos and videos, as well as to subscribe to a variety of channels to get daily news from leading churches and monasteries. With the help of the Pravzhizn Telegram (Orthodox Life Telegram), […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH CELEBRATES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF PATRIARCH KIRILL

February 1, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 1/2/17 The Russian Orthodox Church is celebrating today, Wednesday, February 1 the eighth anniversary of the accession of Patriarch Kirill to the primatial throne. Following the December 5, 2008 passing of the beloved Patriarch Alexey II, the Holy Synod elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as Locum Tenens of the patriarchal throne, […]

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SVS Press Book Debuts in Russian Media

January 30, 2017 News

SVOTS – 30/1/17 In mid-January 2017, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, seminary president, and Deacon Gregory Hatrak, director of Marketing and Operations at SVS Press, traveled to Moscow, Russia, to attend a formal presentation of a recently released press title, Patriarch Kirill in His Own Words, in the presence of several honored guests and local media. The book, […]

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Hundreds protest handover of St. Petersburg’s landmark cathedral to Russian Orthodox Church

January 29, 2017 Featured News
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RT.com – 29/1/17 Some 2,000 people took part in a rally against the handover of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church. Protesters fear the Church will not maintain the public museum function of the iconic building which is a popular tourist attraction. “Nearly 2,000 people have taken part in protests at the Field […]

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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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