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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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Patriarch: Russian Orthodox-Roman Catholic Dialogue to Preserve Differences

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 3/12/16 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia assures that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will preserve their unique traditions and differences amid cooperation, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow […]

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PATRIARCH THEODOROS II: NO PLACE FOR POLITICS IN CHURCH MATTERS

December 3, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 12/3/16 Politicians should not interfere in Church matters, and it’s necessary to observe the principle of the indivisibility of the Church, declared Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa in an interview with RIA-Novosti, commenting on the situation with the efforts to create an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. “I know Ukraine […]

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GERMAN EDITION OF PATRIARCH KIRILL’S BOOK ‘FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY’ PRESENTED IN BERLIN

November 27, 2016 News

DECR – November 2016 On 24 November 2016, the German edition of a book by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, entitled ‘Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony – Human Rights and Personal Dignity,’ was presented at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Berlin, marking the 70th birthday of […]

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Orthodox Unity Unaffected by Absence of Several Churches From Crete Council

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 26/11/16 Metropolitan Sawa, the leader of the Polish Orthodox Church, said that the celebrations of Patriarch Kirill’s anniversary prove that pan-Orthodox unity is still intact. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, held in June in Crete, has not affected the pan-Orthodox unity, despite the fact that a […]

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Serbian Patriarch concluded his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church

November 25, 2016 Featured News
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Chrch of Serbia – 25/11/16 On November 23rd, 2016, the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, concluded his visit to Moscow, where he participated in the celebrations marking the 70th birthday of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. During the visit to the capital of Russia His Holiness Irinej, […]

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR COUNTERACTION AGAINST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

November 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/11/16 The EU Parliament has begun to consider a draft of the resolution “Strategic Communications in the EU as Opposition to the Propaganda of Third Parties.” The Euro-deputies provided the following examples of enemy propaganda: the Russian Today, theSputnik news agency, and the Russian Orthodox Church, reports Lenta.ru, with reference to a press-release of […]

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