FOR CENTENARY OF REVOLUTION CHURCH CALLS TO IMMORTALIZE THOSE WHO SUFFERED FOR FAITH IN SOVIET YEARS

Pravoslavie.ru - 27/4/17 Especially in this year of the centenary of the tragic Russian revolution, it is necessary to venerate the memory of and erect monuments to the New Martyrs persecuted for the Faith in the atheist Soviet years, and name streets in their honor, believes the head of Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan ...

MET. HILARION (ALFEYEV) SUGGESTS REMOVING REVOLUTIONARIES’ NAMES FROM PUBLIC PLACES

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Pravoslavie.ru - 16/3/17 The head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has lent his support to removing the names of odious Soviet leaders from streets, squares, cities, and so on, although, in his opinion, authorities should not be in a rush in the matter, reports Interfax-Religion. “Renamings should be arranged by ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH RAISES 38 MILLION RUBLES TO COMBAT ABORTION

Pravoslavie.ru - October 2016 The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for Charity has finished receiving applications for the “creation of new Church humanitarian aid centers to help women on the verge of abortion” contest. Funds for the establishment of new centers of humanitarian aid were raised with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill in all churches of Russia ...

“FOR LIFE” FESTIVAL IN DEFENSE OF FAMILY VALUES OPENS IN MOSCOW

Pravoslavie.ru - August 2016 The seventh international “For Life” festival of social technologies in defense of family values started in Moscow on August 15. Over 500 representatives of Church, public and state organizations from seventy-four regions of Russia, from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Serbia were registered for participation in the festival. The forum’s participants are discussing matters ...

EDUCATOR GUIDELINES ON CLASSES DEDICATED TO THE NEW MARTYRS OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED

Pravoslavie.ru – 21/7/16 An educator handbook on classes dedicated to the the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in educational institutions has been worked out, reports the official website of the Synodal Department for Religious Education and Catechization of the Russian Orthodox Church.The manual for holding classes at educational institutions of both general and ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH DOUBTS PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL POSSIBLE IN CURRENT SITUATION

Interfax-Religion - December 2015 Chairman of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk is cautious about prospects for convening a pan-Orthodox Council. "There are doubts about the very possibility of a pan-Orthodox Council being held at a time when some of the Orthodox Churches are in a state of unsettled conflict, and the leader ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL ATTENDS NEW YEAR RECEPTION AT THE KREMLIN

On December 25, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the New Year reception at the Kremlin. Among representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church who took part in the reception were also Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; Metropolitan ...

REGULAR SESSION OF THE SUPREME CHURCH COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CHAIRED BY HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL TAKES PLACE

On 23 November 2015, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox ...

ROC SUPREME CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING

On September 9, 2015, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church met for a regular session at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Opening the meeting the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church made introductory remarks. The agenda includes ...

U.S. decision to legalize same-sex “marriages” Godless, sinful – Russian Church

U.S. decision to legalize same-sex “marriages” godless, sinful – Russian Church

Moscow, June 29, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has appealed to all Russian advocates of the American model of governance, asking them to think twice about the consequences of the United States' decision to legalize same-sex "marriages". "The people who are into 'democracy the American way' and trying to reconcile it with traditional values need ...

Russian Orthodox Church sends 78 tonnes of food to southeastern Ukraine

Russian Orthodox Church sends 78 tonnes of food to southeastern Ukraine

Interfax-religion.com Moscow, April 30, Interfax - The fifth and sixth trips by the staff of the Synodal Department for Charity to the dioceses in southeastern Ukraine took place with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Orthodox Church said on its website on Thursday. The money raised by the Church was used to buy food like buckwheat, ...

CHURCH RAISES OVER 97 MILLION RUBLES TO HELP UKRAINIAN CIVILIANS

Pravoslavie.ru - 9/3/15 Over 38 million rubles within 8 days – these are the first results of the new, second fundraising organized with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill in all churches of Russia on February 22, 2015, reports the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Ministry. The second fundraising was announced because nearly all the funds ...

OVER 3,000 LUGANSK RESIDENTS RECEIVE HUMANITARIAN AID

Pravoslavie.ru - February 2015 On February 17, 2015, the second visit of staff workers of the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Ministry to the Lugansk Diocese came to an end, reportsPatriarchia.ru. 3,500 food hampers were purchased with Church funds and handed over to the needy. The total weight of the humanitarian aid was 16 tons. On ...

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin: “Orthodoxy Has Created Russia”

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin: “Orthodoxy Has Created Russia”

November 13, 2014. The Declaration of Russian Identity was adopted at the eighteenth World Russian People's Council on November 11. In particular, the Declaration says that “every Russian should recognize Orthodox Christianity as the basic of their national culture”. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, Chairman of the Synodal Department for the Cooperation between the Church and Society, ...

Participants in 2nd International Forum ‘Religion and Peace’ call religious leaders to combine efforts to combat extremism under religious slogans

On 16 October 2014, the 2nd International Forum ‘Religion and Peace’, organized by the Department for Inter-Regional Cooperation, National Policy and Relations with Religious Organizations of Moscow, took place in Moscow. The major topic of the Forum was cooperation between state and religions in the name of peace and social stability. The 1st Forum had ...

The Church Opens an Integrated Reception and Assistance Center for Refugees in Moscow

The Church Opens an Integrated Reception and Assistance Center for Refugees in Moscow

PRAVMIR. September 10, 2014 . The Office for Assistance for Refugees at the Synodal Department for Charity has opened a comprehensive care center for refugees in Moscow. The center’s staff and volunteers will be providing clothing and hygiene products, helping in finding a job and housing, and promoting the relocation of refugees to other settlements, while ...

Church Collects More Than 10 Million Rubles to Help Ukrainian Civilians

Church Collects More Than 10 Million Rubles to Help Ukrainian Civilians. The largest number of forced migrants is being welcomed in the Rostov region.

19/7/14 Church Collects More Than 10 Million Rubles to Help Ukrainian Civilians. The largest number of forced migrants is being welcomed in the Rostov region. News Service | July 16, 2014. PRAVMIR. The first meeting of the interdepartmental working group for the assistance of the civilian population of Ukraine was held on July 15, 2014, at the ...

Fundraising to support the Ukrainian refugees takes place in all churches of Russia

July 2014 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, on July 13, in all churches on the territory of Russia fundraising took place to support the civilian residents of the Ukraine who were forced to leave their homes, reports the Synodal Department for Church Charity. The funds raised will be transferred ...

Moscow Patriarchate to translate services to sign language and set up infrastructure for disabled people in its churches

Moscow, June 4, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate starts realizing a complex program of spiritual care for handicapped people. It is supposed to set up an infrastructure for disabled people: to provide comfortable access to those who move in wheelchairs, make shape relief icons, tactile schemes, walks for blind people on the floor, and translation for ...

Orthodox priest performs surgical operations on those injured in a train collision near Moscow

May 2014 Priests of Naro-Fominsk and Moscow are helping those injured as a result of the train collision which happened near Naro-Fominsk on May 20. “A schedule of shift watching in the hospitals was worked out so that a priest might stay with patients all the time. They watch six hours each. There is no shortage of ...

Representatives of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate meet with the Serbian Patriarch

May 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, has received into audience representatives of the Synodal Department of the social activities of the Moscow Patriarchate at the Serbian Patriarchate today. The guests from Russia received blessing of His Holiness for  distribution of humanitarian aid from the Russian Orthodox Church to be realized in the Diocese of Valjevo. His ...