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Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Signs Appeal to Ban Abortion in Russia

September 27, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 27/6/16 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church signed on Tuesday an appeal to introduce a total nationwide ban on abortions in Russia, Patriarch Kirill’s spokesman said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Father Alexander Volkov, the appeal calls for recognition of the beginning of human life at the moment of conception and stresses that the embryo should be legally protected. […]

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315,000 PEOPLE VENERATE RELICS OF VENERABLE SILOUAN THE ATHONITE

September 27, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 On September 24 the relics of St. Silouan accompanied by representatives of the St. Basil the Great Foundation and clergy left Moscow’s Danilov Monastery – their final destination – and departed for the Russian St. Panteleimon’s Monastery on Mt. Athos where they have been kept permanently for many years, reports the St. […]

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PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA PRESENTS METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK WITH A STATE AWARD

September 24, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service – September 2016 Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, permanent members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, received awards from the hands of the President of the Russian Federation. The award ceremony took place on September 22, 2016, at the Ekaterininsky Hall in the […]

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Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany Leads Feast-Day Celebrations of the Appearance of the “Light-Painted” Icon of the Mother of God Icon

September 13, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – September 2016 Feast-day celebrations of the appearance of the “Light-Painted” Icon of the Mother of God Icon were held on September 3, 2016,” on Mount Athos, Greece, as reported by the news service Russky Afon. His Eminence Archbishop […]

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AROUND 150,000 PEOPLE HAVE VENERATED RELICS OF ST. SILOUAN IN RUSSIA ALREADY

September 12, 2016 Featured News

  Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 On September 8 the reliquary with relics of Venerable Father Silouan the Athonite was delivered to the Church of the Nativity of Christ of the Shovskoye village in the Lipetsk region – the saint’s birthplace. For the relics’ arrival the house where the future saint had spent his childhood and youth […]

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CRIMEAN ARCHBISHOP OF THE UOC-KP ASKS PATRIARCH KIRILL AND LEADER OF RUSSIAN MUSLIMS TO HELP TO FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS

September 7, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – September 2016 Archbishop Klyment (Kushch) of Simferopol and Crimea sent a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and Russian Supreme Mufti Sheikh-ul-Islam referring to the application of penal system to the Mejlis deputy head Ilmi Umerov. The text was published on his Facebook page according to the Mejlis […]

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PRIMATE OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH GREETS CATHOLICOS BASELIOS MARTHOMA PAULOSE II WITH HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY

September 6, 2016 Featured News
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DECR – August – September 2016 Also Read President Barak Obama Greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulos II on his 70th Birthday: His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of Malankara Church Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The text of […]

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PRIMATE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE CZECH LANDS AND SLOVAKIA LEADS COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATIONS AT ST. PETERSBURG THEOLOGICAL ACADEMY

September 2, 2016 Featured News
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DECR Communication Service – September 2016 On September 1, 2016, during his official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of St. John the Theologian in St. Petersburg Theological Academy and Seminary. His Beatitude was assisted by the rector of […]

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ON DORMITION DAY PATRIARCH KIRILL AND METROPOLITAN ROSTISLAV OF THE CZECH LAND AND SLOVAKIA CELEBRATE DIVINE LITURGY AT KREMLIN CATHEDRAL OF THE DORMITION

September 1, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service – August-September 2016 On August 28, 2016, the Day of the Dormition, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian and His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarch Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin. Metropolitan Rostislav came to Russia on […]

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FIRST ORTHODOX RESORT OPENS IN SOCHI

August 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 The first Orthodox resort “Lesnoe (Forest)” has opened in Sochi for the development of pilgrimage and the popularization of the history of the region, reports RIA. The resort has two camp areas and trails for hiking excursions. The resort is already under active development, including agreements of cooperation with Sochi tourist organizations […]

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Jitters In Ukraine As Politically Charged Religious Processions Approach Kyiv

July 26, 2016 Featured News
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www.rferl.org – Christopher Miller- July 2016 KYIV — Two religious processions converging on Kyiv have Ukrainian authorities warning that provocations could spark violence in the capital. The All-Ukrainian Procession of the Cross for Peace, Love and Prayer for Ukraine includes thousands of believers from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate — an affiliate […]

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EDUCATOR GUIDELINES ON CLASSES DEDICATED TO THE NEW MARTYRS OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED

July 21, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/7/16 An educator handbook on classes dedicated to the the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in educational institutions has been worked out, reports the official website of the Synodal Department for Religious Education and Catechization of the Russian Orthodox Church.The manual for holding classes at educational institutions of both general […]

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THE FILM, ATHOS—FOR LIFE! THE TESTAMENT OF VENERABLE PAISIOS THE ATHONITE, HAS APPEARED ONLINE

July 19, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/7/16 A film has appeared online in which modern elders of Mt. Athos discuss an Orthodox strategy to end abortion. On July 12, 2016, the Orthodox Church commemorated the Holy Elder Paisios the Athonite for the second time since his canonization in 2015. In honor of this feast, the makers of the film Athos—FOR […]

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The Holy Synod Confirms the Election of Archimandrite Irinei (Steenberg) to the Cathedra of Sacramento

July 19, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – July 2106 A meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia on June 18/July 1, 2016, held in San Francisco, on the eve of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the […]

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HOLY SYNOD OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH EXPRESSES ITS POSITION ON THE COUNCIL HELD IN CRETE

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Moscow Patriarchate – July 2016 The participants in the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 15 July 2016, considered the Council of the Primates and hierarchs of ten Local Orthodox Churches, which took place from June […]

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St. Petersburg Skeptical About Proposed Giant Jesus Statue

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Tatyana Voltskaya-  www.rferl.org – July 2016 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Residents of Russia’s “northern capital” are once again girding themselves to defend the city’s world-renowned, 18th-century skyline. Less than five years after locals successfully fought off an effort by state-controlled natural-gas giant Gazprom to build a 400-meter-high skyscraper in the center of the city, municipal officials […]

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ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN UKRAINE’S GORLOVKA DAMAGED IN SHELLINGS

July 13, 2016 Featured News
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TASS- July 2016 The Church of Holy Theotokos of Iveron under construction has come under shellings in Gorlovka, the Russian Orthodox Church said on Tuesday. “Three shells were fired at the territory of the Church of Holy Theotokos of Iveron located in the center of the Nikotovka residential area that came under shellings. One of […]

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First Russian Orthodox Monastery Could Be Opened in US Capital

July 12, 2016 Featured News
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SputnikNews – July 2016 The first Russian Orthodox monastery could be opened in the US capital of Washington D.C. or in its vicinity, Metropolitan Jonah, a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The first Russian Orthodox monastery could be opened in the US capital of Washington D.C. or in its vicinity, […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL CONSECRATED ON VALAAM CHAPEL IN HONOR OF ALL SAINTS OF VALAAM

July 11, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2016 July 10, 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, having arrived the day before to the Holy Transfiguration Stavropegial Valaam men’s Monastery, celebrated the consecration of a chapel in honor of All Saints of Valaam, reports Patrairchia.ru. The chapel is located in the northern part of the Valaam archipelago […]

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A New Russian-Language Book on the Teachings of St John (Maximovich) is Out

July 7, 2016 Featured News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – July 2016 The Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” hosts 50 th -annivesary celebrations of the repose of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker with divine services headed by the […]

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UOC (MP) SETS A COMMITTEE TO DEFEND CANONICAL ORTHODOXY

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – July 2016 “The Committee for Defense of Canonical Orthodoxy” was established in Tulchyn Diocese of the UOC (MP). The decision was adopted at a meeting of the Diocesan Council, which was held on June 29 under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Ionafan (Eletskikh) of Tulchyn and Bratslav, vinbazar reports citing the press service of […]

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