Hundreds protest handover of St. Petersburg’s landmark cathedral to Russian Orthodox Church

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 of Mars. ...

Russkaya zhizn’ Interviews Vladimir Krassovsky – Director of the Cathedral Choir in San Francisco

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - March 2016 Russkaya zhizn’: We heard that the Cathedral Choir will sing the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts for the first time ever. Tell us how this idea came to be? Vladimir Krassovsky: Yes, that’s true. Such Great-Lenten Liturgies are always ...

Why Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra have been exhumed

The Week - September 2015 The remains of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra have been exhumed as part of a Russian investigation into the Romanov royal family’s murder. The couple and their children –  Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei – were murdered by Bolsheviks in 1918. Nicholas II, Alexandra, Olga, Tatiana and Anastasia are buried at Peter and ...

24th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - St Petersburg, Florida  ·   October 7-11, 2015 Click to Register: The 24th Annual ROCM Conference will be held from October 7 to October 11, 2015, at the Clarion Inn & Suites Clearwater.  The ROCM Conferences bring together choir members and conductors of all levels of experience to explore the wealth and beauty of Russian Orthodox ...

HOLY SYNOD OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH MEETS FOR A REGULAR SESSION IN ST PETERSBURG

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

On July 13, 2015, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has met for its regular session at the historic building of the Governing Synod in St Petersburg. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Patriarch Kirill addressed the Synod, noting in particular, ‘Once a year we hold a ...

Cross of St Andrew the Apostle Arrives in Russia

A. Papapostolou - 12/7/13 The shrine with the Cross of St Andrew the First-Called has arrived in St Petersburg. The relic has opened the festivities marking the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus due to take place on the territory of three states – Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. “The arrival of the relic is the ...

Madonna takes on Russian Orthodox Church over gay rights

By Paul Carsten 23/3/2012 The singer, proclaiming herself a "freedom fighter", vowed to challenge a new law in the city of St Petersburg which prohibits the "propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia among minors". This "propaganda", according to the bill, threatens to "damage the health, moral and spiritual development of the underaged." Madonna, who is planning a tour of ...

A “Telebridge” Is Held between Youth in St Petersburg and New York

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia On May 2, 2009, youth from Pokrovsky Student Council of the higher educational institutions of St Petersburg at the Institute of International Educational Programs of St Petersburg State Polytechnical University and from the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia participated in a “telebridge” conference.Leading the New York contingent was the ...