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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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Russian Orthodox Church to Respond to Pan-Orthodox Council’s Message

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – June 2016 The Russian Orthodox Church studies the Pan-Orthodox Council’s message and will respond following the survey of the document, according to a source in the Russian Orthodox Church. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Orthodox Church is studying the Pan-Orthodox Council’s message and will prepare a response on this issue, a source in the […]

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Orthodox Church to Continue Dialogue With Other Churches

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – June 2016 The Orthodox Church strives for maintaining inter-religious dialogue, the Pan-Orthodox Council participants said in a message Sunday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Orthodox Church intends to maintain inter-religious dialogue in order to promote relations with other churches, the Pan-Orthodox Council participants said in a message Sunday. “… our Church attaches great importance to dialogue, primarily with non Orthodox Christians. Sober inter-religious […]

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Orthodox Church Condemns Middle East Hostility, Desecration of Monuments

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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  www.sputniknews.com  – 27/6/16 Orthodox Church strongly condemned Middle East hostilities. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Orthodox Church has condemned hostilities in the Middle East, urged to stop expulsion of people and destruction of christian monuments, the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church said in a message released on Sunday. “The Orthodox Church unequivocally condemns the extension of military violence, the expulsion and murder of members […]

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Serbian Church Has No Plans to Leave Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 23/6/16 The Serbian Orthodox Church is not planning to leave the ongoing Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete, one of the Council’s participants said Tuesday. KOLYMVARI (Sputnik) — Preparations for the Council took over 50 years as it was set to become the first meeting of the heads all the […]

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THERE WAS NO INTENTION OF BOYCOTTING THE COUNCIL ON CRETE

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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РИА Новости – 22/6/16 Press Secretary of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Fr. Alexander Volkov spoke in an interview with RIA-Novosti about the circumstances surrounding the preparations for the Council of the Orthodox Churches on Crete, and offered his evaluation of the situation that has grown up around the summit of Orthodox representatives. —Fr. […]

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Organizers Hope All Churches Will Attend Pan-Orthodox Council

June 19, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 19/6/16 Organizers of the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete still hope that the four missing churches will turn up at the last moment, a representative of the Constantinople Patriarchate told Sputnik. KOLYMVARI (Crete) (Sputnik) – The Churches of Antioch, Bulgaria, Georgia and Russia have refused to take part in the historic council after disputes about the agenda. “It is sad […]

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TERRORIST ACT AVERTED AT TRINITY-ST. SERGIUS LAVRA – SOURCE IN FSB

June 17, 2016 Featured News
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mk.ru – June 2016 As learned from a source in the Federal Security Service [FSB], a terrorist act was averted in the largest men’s monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church with several centuries of history—the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. According to sources, on June 14 in several cafes in the Pushkin region of Podmoskovye were found homemade […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL TO PRIMATES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES WHO HAVE ASSEMBLED IN CRETE

June 17, 2016 Featured News
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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill – 17/6/16 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to the Primates and representative of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in the Island of Crete. Below is the full text of the message. To His Holiness Bartholomew Archbishop of Constantinople – the New Rome and […]

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‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT

June 15, 2016 Featured News
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    www.rt.com – 15/6/16 The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT. After decades of preparation, the historic Pan-Orthodox Council was scheduled for June […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Waits Constantinople’s Response to Synod’s Decision

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 14/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church on Monday is expecting the response of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church not to attend the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church within the specified time, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vladimir Legoida said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, […]

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