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Papal Delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church met with delegates of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on 21 March 2014

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 A Papal Delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church met with delegates of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on 21 March 2014. A delegation representing the Coptic Orthodox Church, comprising Their Graces: Bishop Kyrillos of Milan, Papal Exarch in Europe, Bishop Raphael, General Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church and […]

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Greeting of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God at Chicago’s Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral

March 19, 2014 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Moscow Patriarchate March 2014 On Sunday evening, March 16, 2014, His Eminence Archbishop Alypy of Chicago, His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland, the clergymen and parishioners of Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago, IL, ceremoniously greeted the Miracle-working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign.” After […]

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The light of martyrs shines in Siberia once again

March 9, 2014 Featured News

February-March 2014 On 28th February, in the lower church of the Trinity Cathedral in Kemerovo (Siberia), the exhibition “The light shines in the darkness – The witness of the Russian Orthodox Church during the years of the Soviet persecution” was inaugurated, as wished by the metropolitan of Kemerovo and Prokopev, the bishop Aristarkh. The exhibition […]

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Patriarch John X of Antioch thanks Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church for solidarity with Syrian people

March 2, 2014 Featured News

February-March 2014 His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East thanked His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for warm hospitality and solidarity with the Syrian people undergoing a hard time. The text of the message is given below. Your Holiness, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, beloved brother and […]

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Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Entirety of the Russian Orthodox Church in Connection with Events in Ukraine

February 22, 2014 Featured News

22/2/14 His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, released an epistle to the entirety of the Russian Orthodox Church in connection with recent events in Ukraine.  Reverend archpastors and pastors, dear brothers and sisters – children of the Church! It is with dismay, pain, and alarm that I have followed and continue to follow the events in Kiev and […]

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First Ever Orthodox Liturgy celebrated in Bhalwal City – Pakistan

February 17, 2014 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church of Pakistan – February 2014 On 2nd February 2014, representatives of St Michael the Archangel Orthodox Christian Mission visited the Bhalwal City, Pakistan. Father Cyril (Rector of the Orthodox Christian Church in Sargodha) along with Matushka Imma met with the Christian colony of Warriach Town in Bhalwal city and celebrated the first […]

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Russians disapprove criticism of Russian Orthodox Church – poll

February 16, 2014 Featured News

16/2/14 Sixty-three percent of Russian citizens recently interviewed by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) believe that it is unacceptable to criticize the Russian Orthodox Church. The public opinion survey, which was conducted in 43 Russian regions on February 1-2 and involved 1,500 people, showed that only 15% of respondents are skeptical towards the Church. Ten […]

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Russian Orthodox Church looking for Christians among Muslim migrants

February 13, 2014 News

13/2/14 The Russian Orthodox Church is planning to publish the gospels in the Central Asian languages, including Uzbek and Tajik. According to the Dimitry (Pershin), a priest on the missionary commission of the Moscow diocesan council, this publication will be well-researched, academic in nature, and of high quality. “This will be our answer to the […]

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New Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia Enthroned

February 10, 2014 Featured News

10/2/14 Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in enthronement of the new Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia. The enthronement of His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav, the new Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, took place at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in […]

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Renowned political scientist believes Russian Church is savior of Russia and in future even Europe

February 9, 2014 Featured News

Moscow, February 3, Interfax – Renowned Russian political scientist Vitaly Tretyakov believes Russia is not able to survive without the Church. “The Russian Orthodox Church is one of the main state-forming institutes of Russia as a country, Russians as a nation and Russia as a state. Besides, the Russian Orthodox Church is wider (and sometimes, […]

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Patriarch calls to prevent ‘any attempt’ to legalize same-sex marriage

January 31, 2014 Featured News

31/1/14 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has asked for a state-level ban on legal moves to allow same-sex marriage, noting that this position was based on the very nature of Christianity. Speaking before upper house members, Patriarch Kirill said that the move would protect the family as a public institution. “In a response to the broad international […]

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Divine Liturgy and Chrismation held on Republic Day

January 26, 2014 News

  Russian Orthodox Church in India – 26/1/14 The Divine Liturgy was celebrated at 9:00 AM and the faithful people present listened to the sermon  on how one must draw near to God, leaving the past behind and walking towards God. I encourage everyone reading this article today to practice the virtue of self Criticism. […]

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Epiphany of the Lord Celebrations at New York’s Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign”

January 25, 2014 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – January 2014 Solemn divine services for the Epiphany of the Lord were held at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York on January 18-19, 2014. On Saturday, Senior Priest Protopriest Andrei Sommer performed the great blessing of the waters. That evening’s all-night vigil and Divine […]

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Mikhail Kalashnikov repented to Russian Orthodox Church for AK-47 deaths

January 16, 2014 Featured News

16/1/14 MIKHAIL Kalashnikov, designer of the AK-47 rifle, told the head of the Russian Orthodox Church before his death that he felt guilty for those it killed. Kalashnikov, who died in December at the age of 94, in April wrote a lengthy emotional letter to Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, Izvestia, a pro-Kremlin daily, reported […]

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Letter from the Secretary of the Synod of Bishops to the Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America

January 16, 2014 Featured News
Archbishop KYRILL, San Francisco and Western American Diocese.

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Moscow Patriarcate  16/1/14 From the Editors: On Tuesday, December 9, 2013, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, during a regular meeting, deliberated on the results of the previous September’s Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. During the discussion regarding […]

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Metropolitan Orestes the Champion of Orthodox Reunion Movement in America

January 14, 2014 Featured News

14/1/14 Website of the Dioscese: Metropolitan Orestes was the first Bishop and founder of American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. He reunited to the Holy Orthodox Church from Eastern Rite Catholicism (Greek Catholic Rite). Read his biography below.  Biography On July 11, 1883, in the rectory of the Greek Catholic village […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia established in India with Deacon Fr Silouan being Ordained

January 5, 2014 Featured News

OCP News Service – 5/1/13 Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (Moscow Patriarchate) India/Banglore: Deacon Fr Silouan was  formally ordained to the Holy Priesthood in Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Blacktown, NSW and established as the Rector of St John Chrysostom Orthodox Church (ROCOR) located in Bangalore, India under the Deanery of India and Pakistan of […]

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Russian Orthodox Church: repentance must precede baptism of babies born to surrogate mothers

January 4, 2014 Featured News

4/1/13 The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has issued a statement on the baptism of infants born to surrogate mothers. After expressing sympathy for spouses struggling with infertility, the synod cited a 2000 Russian Orthodox bishops’ document and stated that it is morally licit for spouses to use artificial insemination as long as […]

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Church image on festive toilet rolls has Russian Orthodox fuming

December 29, 2013 Featured News

Helen Womack -Moscow 29/12/13 Russian Orthodox believers are up in arms because a company producing toilet paper has brought out a festive batch of rolls embossed with the image of an onion-domed church. The offending loo rolls were found in a shop in the town of Fryazino near Moscow, according to the Echo of Moscow […]

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The Holy Synod concludes its last session in 2013

December 28, 2013 Featured News

T he Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held on December 25-26 its last session in 2013. The Synod granted the petition for retirement from Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, due to his reaching the age of 75. The Synod expressed cordial gratitude to him for his 35 […]

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Statement on the events in Ukraine by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

December 28, 2013 News

The document was adopted by the Russian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod at its meeting on December 25-26, 2013 (Minutes No. 132). The last months of the outgoing year 2013 have been marked with disorders in Ukraine which have caused our profound concern and raised painful echoes in the united multinational and millions-strong Russian Church. We […]

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