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Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Condolences to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

February 14, 2018 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 14/2/18 On February 11, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow and All Russia; expressing sympathies for the Saratovyan Airlines plane crash that occurred in the Ramenski region near Moscow. On behalf of the […]

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Constantinople to Trench on Russian Orthodox Church’s Canonical Territory

February 6, 2018 Featured
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Jelena Rakocevic – OCP News Service – Independent Article – 6/2/18 A brief glance on the religious conflict in Ukraine – the Patriarchate of Constantinople seems to be up to make things even more complicated. Recently, Ukrainian media have learned from unofficial sources that at the next meeting of its Holy Synod, which is scheduled […]

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PRESIDENT POROSHENKO THANKS MET. ONUPHRY FOR HELP IN RELEASING CAPTIVES

January 24, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 24/1/18 His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday at the presidential administrative offices. The meeting was also attended by the Presidential Representative to the Trilateral Contact Group Irinia Gerascheno. The topic of the meeting was the process […]

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Schmemann Lecture & D.Min. Commencement

January 3, 2018 Featured
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SVOTS – 3/1/18 The 35th Annual Father Alexander Schmemann lecture (30th January 2018) will focus on the centenary anniversary of the enthronement of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow. Dr. Scott Kenworthy, seminary alumnus (M.A. ’96) and associate professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University, Ohio, will be our guest lecturer. The title of his address is: “St. Tikhon […]

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Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of the Russian Federation

December 31, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 31/12/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Aleksander Chepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 26 December 2017. The distinguished Ambassador Chepurin thanked His Holiness for a cordial audience during which the Serbian Patriarch congratulated to His Excellency the forthcoming Great […]

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PAT. KIRILL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT ON EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS IN DONBASS

December 26, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 26/12/17 In a statement made after his recent meeting at Moscow’s Danilovsky Monastery with leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic, as well as the head of the public movement “Ukrainian Choice—the People’s Right,” Viktor Medvedchuk, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke about the agreement […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS OFFICIATES THE DIVINE LITURGY IN EKATERINGURG OF RUSSIA

December 11, 2017 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 11/12/17 His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated the Divine Liturgy at the chapel of St. Catherine in the Holy Church of The Holy Trinity in Ekaterinburg of Russia, according to the calendar of the Russian Orthodox Church on Thursday 24th November/7th December 2017. His Beatitude officiated this Divine Liturgy […]

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POCHAEV LAVRA CALLS ON RUSSIAN CHURCH TO WITHDRAW FROM WORLD COUNCIL OF “CHURCHES”

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 7/12/17 The brethren of the Holy Dormition Lavra in Pochaev, Ukraine addressed a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the hierarchs of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church which met in Moscow from November 29 to December 2, calling for the Russian Church to withdraw from the “World Council of […]

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Russian, US Orthodox Churches’ Contacts May Benefit Bilateral Relations

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 7/12/17 Head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, said at a meeting with the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) leader Metropolitan Tikhon of America and Canada on Wednesday that bilateral relations between the Russian and American Orthodox Churches remain at a high level and continue to develop. […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

December 7, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – mospat.ru – 7/12/17 In the evening of 4 December 2017, at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence, the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, met with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Primates and heads of the delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches who had come to […]

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ORTHODOX PRIMATES GATHER FOR LITURGY IN MOSCOW ON CENTENARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF ST. TIKHON

December 6, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 6/12/17 The feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, on the day of the centenary of the enthronement of St. Tikhon of Moscow as the first occupant of the renewed patriarchal throne of the Russian Orthodox Church, was solemnly celebrated yesterday in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral, gathering primates and bishops […]

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Orthodox Patriarchs gather at Moscow Patriarchate’s Grand Assembly

December 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 4/12/17 Orthodox Patriarchs have gathered in Moscow, at the Grand Assembly of the Moscow Patriarchate in Moscow, Russia, to celebrate the 100th anniversary since the Restoration of the Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church. FINAL SESSION OF THE BISHOPS’ COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH HELD WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIMATES AND REPRESENTATIVES […]

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BP. TIKHON (SHEVKUNOV) SPEAKS ON “POSSIBLE RITUAL ELEMENT” IN ROMANOV MURDERS

December 3, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 3/12/17 Even after his abdication, Tsar Nicholas II remained a symbolic, sacred figure, and therefore his murder could have a very specific ritualist meaning in many senses, His Grace Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Egorievsk, abbot of Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery and Secretary of the patriarchal commission tasked with studying the remains believed to belong to […]

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Patriarch Filaret Says Ukrainian Church Will Never Go Back To Moscow Patriarchate

December 2, 2017 Featured
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RFE/RL – 2/12/17 KYIV — The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Filaret, has said the Ukrainian church will never go back under the control of the Moscow Patriarchate. Patriarch Filaret of Kiev Calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church Filaret told journalists in Kyiv on December 1 that the Russian Orthodox Church was […]

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‘Ritual Killing’? Probe Into Murder Of Tsar’s Family Spotlights Old ‘Anti-Semitic’ Conspiracy Theory

December 2, 2017 Featured
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Tom Balmforth – RFE/RL – 2/12/17 MOSCOW — Russian investigators say they are probing the possibility that Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in a “ritual killing,” appearing to give new life to an old conspiracy theory criticized by Jewish community members as blatantly anti-Semitic. The revelation echoes a conspiracy theory that the Bolshevik […]

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Patriarch Filaret of Kiev Calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church

December 1, 2017 Featured
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Tera Rus (Delegate of Moscow & all Russia) OCP News Service – 12/1/17 Moscow-Russia: The Primate of the unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchate) –UOC -KP calls for dialogue with Russian Orthodox Church. Patriarch Filaret send a letter to Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Bishops Council. The Armenian Orthodox Conciliar Model may help Resolve Ukrainian […]

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AMERICAN CAPITAL HOLDS COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS TO MARK CENTENNIAL OF 1917 TRAGEDY

November 28, 2017 Featured
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Eastern America Diocese – ROCOR – 28/11/17 On Tuesday evening, November 7, the centennial of the Bolshevik coup in Russia, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Cathedral gathered in their church to prayerfully commemorate the countless victims of godless communism. Co-served by cathedral Protodeacon Leonid Mickle, parish rector Archpriest Victor Potapov served a solemn […]

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A Big City and a Church Built by Little People

November 18, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 18/11/17 There were seven little people, and ironically, the family name of one couple, Ivan and Pelageya, was Velikanov, from the Russian word for “giant.” Today, at the entrance to St Vladimir Church, there is a plaque memorializing these […]

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2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place

November 4, 2017 Featured
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Assyrian Church of the East – 4/11/17 On October 23-26, 2017, 2nd session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place in the city of Modesto, USA. The delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate consisted of Bishop Kliment of Krasnoslobodsk and Temnikov, co-chair, and hieromonk […]

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A Video on the Celebrations of the Anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in the Holy Land is Posted Online

November 4, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 4/11/17 On October 23, 2017, celebrations of the 170th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem under the auspices of the Jerusalem Patriarch were held. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia […]

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Russian Church has 180 million faithful; 36,000 churches; 1,000 monasteries; 56 seminaries—pat. Kirill

November 1, 2017 News
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OrthoChristian.com – 1/11/17 On an official visit to the Romanian Orthodox Church last week, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke of the rebirth of Orthodoxy in both Russia and Romania, following the fall of communism in both countries. According to the primate, the number of faithful included in the flock of the […]

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