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Ukrainian Politicians Must Stop Meddling in Church Affairs – Archbishop

August 31, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 31/8/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ukrainian politicians should be prevented from interfering in matters dealing with the church as well as from pushing their own agendas since the church was not a political organization, Archbishop Theophilos of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem told Sputnik. “Ukraine’s politicians should not be allowed to interfere […]

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Indian Orthodox faithful Dr. Cherian Eapen Honored by the Russian Orthodox Church

July 31, 2018 Featured
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  Tera Rus (OCP Delegate of Moscow and All Russia) – OCP News Service – 31/7/18 Moscow-Russia: Dr. Cherian Eapen, a faithful of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church was honored with the award of Sergei Radonezh – first degree by His Holiness Kiril- Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Dr. Cherian Eapen was given the award […]

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Epistle of Patriarch Kirill and the Holy Synod on the occasion of the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’

July 28, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 28/7/18 Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church to the archpastors, clergy, monastics, and laity on the occasion of the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ This document was adopted at the July 14, 2018 session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox […]

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ORTHODOX HIERARCHS OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR DEADLY WILDFIRES IN GREECE

July 25, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 25/7/18 At least 80 have died and at least another 180 have been injured by the wildfires raging in Greece for several days already, making it the deadliest fire on record in Greece. Scores more have fled, and many are desperately searching for their loved ones. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three […]

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High Church Distinction for Mrs. Eleonora Mitrofanova

July 12, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 12/7/18 The Serbian Patriarch decorated Mrs. Eleonora Mitrofanova with the Order of Holy Empress Milica – Venerable Eugenia. The Russian state and the Russian Orthodox Church continue to help interior decoration of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade. On the occasion of celebrating the Day of family, love and […]

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NINE BUILDINGS OF CONCEPTION CONVENT IN MOSCOW RETURNED TO THE CHURCH

June 25, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 25/6/18 Thousands of church and monastery buildings were confiscated and repurposed by the government throughout the USSR. Since its fall, the process of returning those buildings to their rightful owner—the Russian Orthodox Church—has been ongoing. The latest development in this process comes from late last month, when the Moscow Department of Municipal Property issued […]

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30th anniversary of canonization of St. Xenia celebrated in church she built

June 10, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 10/6/18 The most beloved saint of the Russian northern capital of St. Petersburg was festively celebrated on Wednesday on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of her glorification by the Russian Orthodox Church. St. Xenia of St. Petersburg is also one of the most beloved saints of the entire Russian Orthodox Church and enjoys […]

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ARCHBISHOP EVGENY OF VEREY ELECTED HEAD OF ESTONIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

May 30, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 30/5/18 Meeting in an extraordinary session today in Tallinn’s St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Holy Synod of the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate elected His Eminence Archbishop Evgeny of Verey to the primatial see, reports the site of the Estonian Church. Abp. Evgeny has served as a vicar of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, […]

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Patriarch Irinej of Serbia Receives the Prestigious Orthodox Unity Award

May 26, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 26/5/18 On 23 May 2018 at the award ceremony of the International Fund for Unity of Orthodox Peoples held in the solemn hall of the Church Assemblies at the church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, His Holiness Irinej was awarded with the high award of the Fund. He also addressed […]

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Russian Orthodox Church: Kiev Church Self-Rule Impossible Without Moscow Consent

May 26, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 26/5/18 The global Orthodox community has been thrown into upheaval over the Ukrainian government’s initiative to create a “single local church” which would separate Ukraine’s largest Orthodox denomination from the Russian patriarchate. Speaking to Sputnik, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Archpriest Nikolai Balashov explained what’s at stake. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced last month that […]

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On the brink of another Great Schism

May 19, 2018 Featured

Miodrag Lazarevic , Serbia – 19/5/17 In 1054 occurred the event which literally divided the world into Before and After. The Great Schism resulted in the separation of the Christianity into Roman Catholic Church with its center in Rome, and the Eastern Orthodox Church centered in Constantinople. The split that still finds no resolution is […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia Received by Patriarch Kirill of Russia

May 18, 2018 Featured
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Yonas Geredew – (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa) OCP News Service – 18/5/8 Communiqué adopted at the results of the meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch and Catholicos Abune Mathias I of Ethiopia Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Abune Mathias – (Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia Arrives in Moscow

May 16, 2018 Featured
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Yonas Geredew – (Delegate of Ethiopia and All Africa) OCP News Service – 16/5/18 Moscow- Russia: His Holiness Abune Mathias – (Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot) has arrived in Russia for a 6-day official visit by the invitation of Patriarch Kirill of the Russian […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION EXPLAINS WHY ORTHODOX AND ROMAN CATHOLICS CANNOT UNITE

May 4, 2018 Featured
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Stetson.edu – April- May 2018 RIA Novosti, 30 April 2018 The Orthodox and Catholic churches will not unite because of many contradictions and disagreements that have arisen in the thousand-year history of their separate existence, declared the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow patriarchate, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Ilarion. Commenting on air […]

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FILIPINOS BUILD CHURCH IN 3 WEEKS TO CELEBRATE HOLY PASCHA

April 12, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 12/4/18 The zeal of Filipino Orthodox was seen at Pascha this year, as the community of St. Vincent of Lerins on the island of Mindanao celebrated the bright Resurrection of Christ in a church they had built with their own hands in just three weeks. The holy Paschal services were celebrated in the community […]

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ORTHODOX PRIMATES OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR TRAGEDY IN KEMEROVO SHOPPING CENTER

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 2/4/18 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has received condolences from several primates of fraternal Local Orthodox Churches for the tragic fire that occurred in a mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, leaving 64 dead, including 41 children, and another 44 injured, according to the official numbers. Several […]

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PATRIARCHS OF BULGARIA AND RUSSIA CONCELEBRATE IN HONOR OF 140TH ANNIVERSARY OF BULGARIAN LIBERATION

March 6, 2018 Featured

Orthochristian.com – 6/3/18 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Bulgaria on Friday on an official visit for the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the country’s liberation from the Ottoman Yoke which came as a result of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. During his time in Bulgaria, the patriarch concelebrated with His Holiness […]

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MAIN ASCENSION MOSAIC IN DOME OF ST. SAVA’S CATHEDRAL IN BELGRADE FESTIVELY UNVEILED

February 26, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 26/2/18 The festive ceremony of the transferring of the Ascension mosaic for the inside of the main dome of St. Sava’s Cathedral in Belgrade was held yesterday. The icon was made by a collective of Russian artists under the direction of the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation N. A. Mukhin, reports the site […]

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Sermon on the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky),1918.

February 25, 2018 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 25/2/18 The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the Sorrow of Orthodox Christians. Today, brethren, we celebrate the beloved feast day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Every year, cathedral churches are over-filled with pious throngs of worshipers, […]

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FIVE WOMEN SHOT DEAD OUTSIDE CHURCH IN DAGESTAN IMMEDIATELY AFTER RITE OF FORGIVENESS

February 20, 2018 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 20/2/18 An armed criminal opened fire on parishioners leaving the Cathedral of St. George the Victorious in the city of Kizlyar in the Russian republic of Dagestan yesterday evening. The faithful had just finished the Rite of Forgiveness when they were fired upon, resulting in the deaths of five innocent women. Two other parishioners […]

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

February 14, 2018 Featured

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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