HOLY FIRE TO BE DELIVERED TO AMERICA FOR FIRST TIME

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Pravoslavie.ru - 15/4/17 The Holy Fire, which descends every year on the eve of the Orthodox feast of Pascha in Jerusalem, will be delivered to the various corners of the Earth, with the support of the Russian St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation, including, for the first time this year, to the United States of America. “It is planned ...

ELDER ILIY (NOZDRIN) – CONFESSOR TO PATRIARCH KIRILL AWARDED CHURCH ORDER

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Pravoslavie.ru - 19/3/17 Confessor to Patriarch Kirill and Optina Pustyn Monastery Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin), who turned 85 on March 8, was awarded the Church order of St. Seraphim of Sarov, first degree. The primate bestowed the award upon the priest on Friday after the Presanctified Liturgy in Moscow’s Danilov Monastery “in recognition of many years of pastoral ...

BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH RECEIVES RELICS OF SAINT LUKE OF CRIMEA

On October 21, 2016 Bulgarian Orthodox Church received relics of St. Luke (Luka Voyno Yasenetsky), Archbishop of Crimea and Sympheropol, confessor and wonderworker (1877-1961). Shortly after the glorification of St. Seraphim of Sofia and receiving relics from St. Seraphim of Sarov, Bulgarian believers have the honour to receive also a blessing from the serving and healing ...

What’s in a Name? Serbs to Dedicate a Church to Putin

Sputniknews - 22/10/16 Next year, the residents of Banstol, a small town in Serbia, will have built a new church which, though officially dedicated to Mary Magdalene, is actually being built in honor of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sputnik Serbia reported. Initial plans were to dedicate a wooden temple to the victims of Operation Storm in Srpska Krajina in 1995, which was ...

NEW ABBOT OF ATHONITE ST. PANTELEIMON’S MONASTERY ELECTED

Pravoslavie.ru - 3/10/2016 A ballot for the new abbot of the Russian St. Panteleimon’s Monastery on Mt. Athos was held on October 2, 2016, with Hierodeacon Evlogy (Ivanov) being chosen as the new superior, reports a correspondent of Russian Athos. The voting procedure was according to the standing so-called “Athos Constitution,” approved by the Greek administration and parliament ...

AROUND 150,000 PEOPLE HAVE VENERATED RELICS OF ST. SILOUAN IN RUSSIA ALREADY

  Pravoslavie.ru - September 2016 On September 8 the reliquary with relics of Venerable Father Silouan the Athonite was delivered to the Church of the Nativity of Christ of the Shovskoye village in the Lipetsk region – the saint’s birthplace. For the relics’ arrival the house where the future saint had spent his childhood and youth was restored ...