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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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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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