NINE BUILDINGS OF CONCEPTION CONVENT IN MOSCOW RETURNED TO THE CHURCH

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Orthochristian.com - 25/6/18 Thousands of church and monastery buildings were confiscated and repurposed by the government throughout the USSR. Since its fall, the process of returning those buildings to their rightful owner—the Russian Orthodox Church—has been ongoing. The latest development in this process comes from late last month, when the Moscow Department of Municipal Property issued an order, ...

‘Western laws now clash with moral nature of man’ – Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (RT EXCLUSIVE)

RT.Com- 22/11/16 In an exclusive interview with RT, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, shared his ideas on the difficult situations of Christians in the Middle East, the US presidential election, and European multiculturalism. RT: Your Holiness, first of all, let me congratulate you on your upcoming birthday. Thank you for taking the time ...

The 70th Anniversary of the Betrayal of the Cossacks in Lienz is Remembered

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On June 1, 2015, a memorial service was held at the Chapel of the Protection of the Mother of God and Royal Martyr Tsarevich Alexei in Lienz, Austria, to mark the 70th anniversary of the betrayal of the Cossacks by the Allies following World War II. This was one of the most tragic post-war events, ...

A Memorial Service in the US Capital for the Cossacks Repatriated to the USSR

June 2015 More Pictures here: One of the most tragic pages in the history of the Russian diaspora was marked by a solemn panikhida held on Monday, June 1, 2015, at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. The tens of thousands of Cossacks who were repatriated by the Western powers to the USSR in 1945 ...

Splashes of religiosity characterize war years in the USSR – the Patriarchate official says

Splashes of religiosity characterize war years in the USSR, the Patriarchate official says

Interfax-religion Moscow, April 28, Interfax - The Soviet Union experienced a religious renaissance in the years of the Great Patriotic War. “Documents on the Smolensk Region to a certain degree disprove a widely spread statement that preferably the elder generation, especially villagers, went to church in war years. There is information that young people were active churchgoers ...

Patriarch Kirill considers collapse of the USSR a decay of historical Russia

Moscow, November 15, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes collapse of the Soviet Union was a negative event. "This year we recall the 20th anniversary of the Soviet Union's collapse. In this connection I prefer to speak about collapse of historical Russia," the Patriarch said at a mutual session of the ...

Prayers for the victims of the flight accident in Lviv-2002

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the brethren of Kyiv Caves Monastery lifted up prayers for the victims of the flight accident in Lviv, 2002 28-07-2010 On July 27, having attended the Far Caves of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presided over the supper with brethren. Upon its completion His Holiness addressed the brethren with ...

The Moscow Patriarchate priest proposes to consider drawing persona non grata list

Moscow, March 4, Interfax – Priest Sergy Zvonariov, a member of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, proposed to draw up a list of high-ranking foreign politicians and state officials who should be forbidden to enter Russia."At the national level, we need to consider drawing the list of persona non grata, that is, ...