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Working group for cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation holds its 19th meeting

June 11, 2014 Featured News

On 6 June 2014, the 19th meeting of the Working Group for cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) under the chairmanship of its head, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, and Mr. Grigory Karasin, deputy […]

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Metropolitan Hilarion: In today’s society the voice of the Church often becomes a voice crying in the wilderness

June 5, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 Before the beginning of the 4th Orthodox-Catholic Forum on Religion and Cultural Diversity: Challenges for the Christian Churches in Europe to take place from June 2 to 5, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, answered questions from Byelorussian journalists. – The forum is to […]

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Russian Orthodox Church has conciliatory stance on Ukraine – Legoyda

June 2, 2014 Featured News

St. Petersburg, June 2, Interfax – The Russian Orthodox Church has a conciliatory stance regarding Ukraine, Moscow Patriarchate Information Department head Vladimir Legoyda said. “The Russian Orthodox Church has taken a ministerial stance, which is above the political stance. This stance is conciliatory. Patriarch [Kirill of Moscow and All Russia] has emphasized repeatedly that no […]

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The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets for regular session in St. Petersburg

May 31, 2014 Featured News

31/5/14 On 30 May 2014, the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church was opened under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St. Petersburg. Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, Locum Tenens of the Kievan Metropolitan […]

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Russian Orthodox Church, Politicians Criticize Pro-Gay Eurovision Cross-Dressing Winner

May 27, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 The Russian Orthodox Church and several politicians have strongly condemned last week’s Eurovision winner, a bearded Austrian cross-dresser who promotes gay rights, and have suggested that they will create their own pop competition. “The last Eurovision contest’s results exhausted our patience,” Communist Party deputy Valery Rashkin said about the winner of Europe’s top […]

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Patriarch Kirill addresses the Serbian people with words of condolence and support

May 24, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On May 21, 2014, during his meeting with the TV program “Word of a Pastor” team, which took place at the working Patriarchal residence in Chisty Lane in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made a special address to the Serbian people in connection with the large-scale floods in […]

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Russian Orthodox church helps flood victims in Serbia

May 22, 2014 News

22/5/14 Over the past two days Belgrade cathedrals have received 47 tons of humanitarian aid and turned it over to the people who need it. MOSCOW, May 20. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Orthodox church has organized assistance to flood victims in Serbia. On Tuesday a group of Russian Orthodox volunteers have left for Serbia. First, they […]

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Moscow Patriarchate official: Church has no intention of intervening in conflict in Ukraine

May 22, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Moscow, May 21, Interfax – Vladimir Legoyda, the head of the Information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, said said attempts are being made to involve the Russian Orthodox Church in the political conflict in Ukraine and reiterated that the church can only be a participant in the peace settlement process. “They are trying […]

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Mass Grave in Moscow Suburbs is Among Russia’s Holiest Sites

May 9, 2014 Featured News

  May 2014 More than 20,000 people were executed at the site in a little more than a year — an average of about 50 people per day. On May 10, the Russian Orthodox Church will hold its annual special service in the Church of New Martyrs and Confessors in Butovo, a little-known site that […]

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Feast-Day Celebrations at the Argentinian Cathedral

May 7, 2014 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – May 2014 On Thomas Sunday , at the invitation of His Grace Bishop John of Caracas and South America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Grace Bishop Leonid visited Resurrection Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the two hierarchs celebrated Divine Liturgy. The feast day of […]

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Patriarch Kirill blames radical politicians for deaths in Odessa

May 4, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 The Russian Orthodox Church is in deep grief over the new bloodshed in Ukraine as political radicals are trying to assert their convictions despite the loss of life, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Saturday, May 3, commenting in the latest events in Odessa, southern Ukraine, and the eastern Donetsk […]

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Only Russia Defends Eastern Christians – Russian Orthodox Church

May 4, 2014 Featured News

Christians are currently facing unprecedented persecution in the Middle East. MOSCOW, April 29 (RIA Novosti) – Russia remains the only consistent advocate of Christians in the Middle East, where “Christian communities are being exposed to genuine genocide,” Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said in an interview with RIA Novosti Tuesday. “Western countries, which were helping Christians […]

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Patriarch Kirill meets Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency director K. Kosachev

April 30, 2014 Featured News

  30/4/14 On April 25, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with director of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), K. Kosachev. In attendance were also Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church […]

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Delhi to get India’s first Russian Orthodox Church

April 27, 2014 Featured News

Biswajit Choudhury | IANS – NEW DELHI – 27/4/14 The construction of India’s first Russian Orthodox Church will soon begin here, a top Russian diplomat said here. “A decision will be taken soon to begin construction of the Russian Orthodox Church within our cultural centre. This was the most convenient way of reaching an understanding […]

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Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija: “It is our time and we must bear our cross till the end”

April 19, 2014 Featured News
Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija

April 2014 Report prepared for OCP News Service Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo and Metohija of the Serbian Orthodox Church  interviewd by Artyom Mahakeev Artyom Mahakeev: Your Excellency, the year 1999 witnessed the terrible and tragic events the consequences of which we can still observe nowadays. The operation of the NATO forces laid the foundation […]

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Spanish version of Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility. In Search of Harmony’ is presented in Madrid

April 17, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 On April 14, the Spanish version of the book ‘Freedom and Responsibility. In Search of Harmony’ by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was presented in Madrid by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who is paying a working visit to Spain with the […]

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Second meeting of the working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey takes place at the Department for External Church Relations

April 12, 2014 News

April 2014 The meeting was held at the DECR premises on April 8, 2014, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, […]

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Priest Nicholas Olhovsky, Elected Bishop of Manhattan, is Tonsured in Holy Trinity Monastery

April 9, 2014 Featured News

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Moscow Patriarchate On April 4, 2014, the eve of the 5th  Saturday of Great Lent, the feast day of the Praise to the Mother of God, after matins, Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, tonsured Priest Nicholas Olhovsky to monasticism, who was elected Bishop […]

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Patriarch Kirill: The 50 Variations of “Gender” on Facebook is a Clinical Case

March 30, 2014 Featured News

The most terrible captivity is that of sin. March 29, 2014. PRAVMIR. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia called  attempts to change people’s perceptions of gender in the modern world a “morbid  fantasy” and a “clinical case.” According to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox  Church, such is the opportunity for users of one […]

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New hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church elected

March 27, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 At the meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held on March  19, 2014, at St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, new vicar bishops of the Russian  Orthodox Church outside of Russia and the Latvian Orthodox Church were elected,  reports press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Hearing […]

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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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