Russian Orthodox Church

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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Patriarch Kirill & Patriarch Daniel discuss Ukraine, Uniates, Christian Persecution

October 31, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 31/10/17 Talks between Primates of Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches October 26, 2017 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania held talks at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest. Before the talks began, Patriarch Daniel showed Patriarch Kirill the interior of the […]

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SOUROZH DIOCESE TODAY – VIDEO

October 16, 2017 Featured
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Diocese of Sourozh – 16/10/17 A video presentation on the Diocese of Sourozh of the Russian Orthodox Church. – Moscow Patriarchate. Source:  

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‘TEMPLE’ – A Video by Diocese of Sourozh

October 15, 2017 Featured
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Diocese of Sourozh – 15/10/17 A beautiful video presentation on Orthodox Temple by the Diocese of Sourozh of the Russian Orthodox Church. – Moscow Patriarchate. Source:  

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ORTHODOX CONFESSION – Video by Diocese of Sourozh

October 14, 2017 Featured
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Diocese of Sourozh  – 14/10/17 A beautiful video presentation on Orthodox Confession by the Diocese of Sourozh of the Russian Orthodox Church. – Moscow Patriarchate. Source:  

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Orthodoxy – A Video Presentation by Diocese of Sourozh

October 13, 2017 Featured

Diocese of Sourozh – 13/10/17 A beautiful video presentation on Orthodox Christian Church and faith by the Diocese of Sourozh of the Russian Orthodox Church. – Moscow Patriarchate. Source:

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MANY STATE DEPARTMENT CLAIMS ABOUT RUSSIA BASED ON BIASED INFORMATION—MET. HILARION

October 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 4/10/17 Head of Moscow Patriarchate’s Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk has enumerated both the positives and negatives in the U.S. State Department’s recent report on the supposed infringement of religious freedoms in Russia. As previously reported, the ecclesial letter was sent to the U.S. embassy to be passed to […]

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The Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” Visits Shchigrovsk Diocese of the Kursk Metropoliate of the Russian Orthodox Church

October 2, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 2/10/17 On September 26, 2017, the miracle-working Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” was brought to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Shchigrovsk Diocese. His Grace Bishop Paisky of Shchigrovsk and Manturovsk and his clergymen, […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Sends Letter to Tillerson Over Religious Freedom Report

October 1, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 1/10/17 The Russian Orthodox Church sent a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with its arguments against the recent report on alleged discrimination of religious minorities in Russia. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow Patriarchate has sent a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with the regard to the recently published report of the State Department suggesting that religious minorities […]

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The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” is Brought to the Kursk Metropoliate of the Russian Orthodox Church

September 24, 2017 Featured
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Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 24/9/17 On September 22, 2017, the miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” was brought to the Kursk-Root Hermitage of the Nativity of the Mother of God, where it was first discovered in 1295. This […]

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CURRENT US-RUSSIA RELATIONS ARE A “PHANTASMAGORIA”—MET. HILARION

September 7, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 7/9/17 What is happening today in Russian-American bilateral relations is a “phantasmagoria,” and Russia should not take an example from those politicians in America who threaten them, stated the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, who recently returned from a trip to […]

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What is Behind Relations Between Russia, Vatican

August 21, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 21/8/17 Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is paying a visit to Russia on August 21-24 to hold meetings with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and state officials. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Parolin is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as well as other state officials and representatives of the Russian […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH LEADERS FINISH ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION ON MONASTERY LIFE IN CITIES

August 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2017  On August 9, 2017, a round-table monastic forum finished its second and final day with four presentations on the theme: “The inner life of a city monastery”, reports Patriarchia.ru. The forum was held in the Novodevichy Convent, St. Petersburg. Participating in the forum where 5 bishops, 42 archimandrites and igumens, 45 abbesses, hieromonks, […]

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HOW A EDINOVERIE PARISH IS ORGANIZED

July 31, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 31/7/17 First, let’s brush up on some basic concepts. Orthodox Old Believers (Edinovertsi) are children of the Russian Orthodox Church, observing the “old” rites in the Divine services and an especially strict way of life in the parish and at home. Followers of the ancient rites are united in parishes called Edinoverie or Old […]

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MOSCOW CELEBRATES BAPTISM OF RUS’ WITH PROCESSION FROM KREMLIN TO ST. VLADIMIR MONUMENT (+ PHOTOS)

July 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/7/17 On the day of the Baptism of Rus’ and the commemoration of the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles St. Vladimir a religious procession was held to the new Moscow monument to St. Vladimir on Borovitskaya Square, reports the Russian Military-Historical Society. The day began with a Divine Liturgy in Dormition Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin celebrated […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH RELEASES DRAFT CATECHISM INCLUDING SECTION THAT “CONDEMNS” OPPONENTS OF ECUMENISM

July 27, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/7/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Synodal Biblical-Theological Commission has published a draft version of the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church for Church-wide discussion, reports patriarchia.ru. The final section on the Russian Church’s attitude towards the non-Orthodox has caused some consternation. The idea of creating a modern catechism was first […]

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ROCOR HOLY SYNOD AGAIN CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF LENIN’S BODY FROM RED SQUARE

June 21, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 21/6/17 The hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia have issued a joint epistle following their recent session in Munich that began on June 9. The epistle focuses on this year’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the bloody revolution that led to the death of millions at the hands of […]

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A Session of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad Opens in Munich

June 12, 2017 News
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 12/6/17 On Friday, June 9, 2017, the feast day of St John the Russian, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany celebrated Divine Liturgy at St Elizabeth Convent in Buchendorf, Germany. Praying at the service were archpastors […]

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