Patriarch Kirill Boldly Enters Russian Social Media

Patriarch Kirill Boldly Enters Russian Social Media

The Moscow Times - May 2015 Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, launched an account on the country's most popular social network VKontakte on Sunday in a bid to connect with the more social media savvy among his followers. He planned for the move to coincide with the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture, which Russia celebrates each year on May 24, ...

Orthodox travelers from Russia to cross Sahara

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Moscow, February 27, Interfax – Russian Orthodox travelers, brothers Sergey and Alexander Sinelnik plan to cross the Sahara Desert from the north to the south and come back by moto-landrovers. Their destination point is the Mali town of Timbuktu. Expedition Deep into Sahara starts in springs, press service of the Synodal Information Department reports on Friday. After ...

Russian Church expresses solidarity with Muslims who protested in Grozny

Russian Church expresses solidarity with Muslims who protested in Grozny

Moscow, January 21, Interfax - The Russian Church believes the recent rally in protest against 'insults towards people's religious feelings' held in Grozny is important, as is the fact that Orthodox Christians took part in it. “Let’s not forget that the Russian Northern Caucasus has become a target of religious extremists and terrorists more often that ...

Head of Synodal Media Department : “Orthodox Journalism Can Only Be Christ-centered”

Head of Synodal Media Department: “Orthodox Journalism Can Only Be Christ-centered”

Pravmir (Translated from the original in Russian) - September 2014 September 23. Vladimir Legoyda, Chairman of the Synodal Information Department, presented a special edition of “Freedom and Responsibility: In Search of Harmony” by His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill, at a meeting with participants of the Sixth International Orthodox Mass Media festival themed “Faith and Word” on September 23. The ...

Statement by Synodal Information Department Regarding the Death of Orthodox Priest and Threats to Religious Peace in Ukraine

Russian Orthodox Church - August 2014 The number of victims of the civil confrontation in Ukraine is multiplying every day. On July 31, a cleric of the Church of St. George in the Lugansk diocese, archpriest Vladimir Kresliansky, died of wounds received during the shelling of residential areas of Lugansk. His five children have been left ...

Statement by Moscow Patriarchate Synodal Information Department on Ukraine’s entry ban for Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

May 2014 The Synodal Information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate has issued an official statement on Ukraine’s entry ban for Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations. On May 9, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, was detained while going through ...

RUSSIA INTRODUCES RESTRICTIONS ON ADOPTION OF CHILDREN TO COUNTRIES WITH SAME-SEX “MARRIAGES”

February 2014 The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree introducing a ban on adoption of children from Russia by same-sex couples from other countries, reports Interfax. According to the document, "adults of both sexes, with the exception of individuals who are married to individuals of the same sex whose civil unions are recognized as ...

LONDON AND PARIS ASK FOR THE “ORTHODOX RUS. THE ROMANOVS” EXHIBITION

  St. Petersburg - 17/2/14 The exhibition, "Orthodox Rus. The Romanovs. My history", which was a great success in Moscow, may take place in a number of European cities, reportsInterfax-Religion. London and Paris have already made their applications, reported Archimandrite Tihon (Shevkunov), Abbot of the Sretensky Monastery, secretary of the Patriarchal Cultural Council, and one of curators of the exposition, on Wednesday ...