3 killed in Muslim terrorist attack on Chechen church

May 23, 2018 Featured
Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny. Photo: – 23/51/18 “He departed to the Lord with the name of Christ on his lips,” Fr. Sergei said of the murdered parishioner. Three innocent people, including two Internal Affairs officers, were killed when Muslim terrorists attempted to capture the Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny, the capital city of the Russian Chechen Republic, during […]

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Biggest in the Central Asia Orthodox church opened in Bishkek

December 14, 2015 Featured News

Interfax-religion – 14/12/15 Bishkek, December 10, Interfax – The Church of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir, the biggest in the Central Asia, was consecrated and officially opened on Thursday, the local diocesan press service told Interfax Head of the Central Asian Metropolitan District, Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Uzbekistan chaired the consecration. Hierarchs from Uzbekistan, Russia, […]

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Easter: A Time of Joy, But Also Danger for Persecuted Christians

April 20, 2014 News

By April Thompson – 20/4/14 DALLAS — This year the liturgical calendars of the Eastern and Western churches coincide, and all of Christendom will celebrate Easter this Sunday, April 20. Christians often mark this most important holiday in Christianity with pageantry and by inviting non-Christians in their communities to join their celebrations. However, for believers […]

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Advanced courses for bishops and other representatives of Central Asian metropolitan region

January 16, 2014 Featured News

On 12 January 2014, the advanced courses for bishops and other representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Central Asian metropolitan region were completed. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the advanced courses were organized by the Ss Syril and Methodius Theological Institute for Post-Graduate Studies in cooperation with […]

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Religious research specialist urges to toughen punishment for extremism in Russia

July 6, 2013 News

Orenburg, July 3, Interfax – The lack of applicable legislation attracts a great number of extremists to Russia, religious research specialist, deputy head of the Expert Council for State Religious Expertise at the Russian Justice Ministry Roman Silantyev believes. “If Russia had good antiextremist legislation, we would have less religious extremists, they would leave our […]

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Muslim Persecution of Christians: January, 2013

March 28, 2013 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 28/3/13 Originally published by the Gatestone Institute The 2013 year began with reports indicating that wherever Christians live side by side with large numbers of Muslims, they are under attack.  One report said that “Africa, where Christianity spread fastest during the past century, now is the region where oppression of Christians is spreading fastest.” […]

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Khorezm gets 1st Orthodox temple

January 19, 2013 News

19/1/13 URGENCH, Uzbekistan – Workers have finished building the first Russian Orthodox temple in Khorezm Oblast, Fergana News reported January 18. The workers installed domes with crosses on the Temple of Job the Righteous and Long-Suffering in time for Theophany, the January 19 Orthodox holiday. The metropolitan of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, Vikentii, pronounced the holy […]

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Orthodox Christian family converted to Islam, beaten, tried in Tashkent

August 27, 2012 Featured News

Pleshakova, disabled from childhood, and her mother Valentina 28/8/2012 Orthodox Christian Natalya Pleshakova who is disabled from childhood and her mother have been severely beaten up and tried in Tashkent. Pleshakova, 26, a disabled from childhood, will forever remember her day on 6 August. At about 4 o’clock in the morning the gate of their […]

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Uzbek Orthodox Church introduces tests for would-be godparents

May 26, 2012 News
The new leader of the Uzbek eparchy, Metropolitan Vikentiy

26/5/2012 Uzbek Orthodox Church introduces tests for would-be godparents The Orthodox churches of Uzbekistan have introduced a new procedure for the rite of baptism which provides for attending 12 Sunday lectures and passing exams. “I have visited Tashkent’s St. Uspenskiy cathedral church to find out how to baptise my son and learnt that this is […]

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UZBEKISTAN: Authorities try to stop children attending meetings for worship

December 9, 2011 News

By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service 8/12/2011 The authorities in Uzbekistan’s city of Angren have warned local religious communities not to be involved in unspecified “proselytism” and “missionary activity”, as well as not to allow children to take part in meetings for worship, Forum 18 News Service has learned. Saidibrahim Saynazirov, Deputy Head of […]

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