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 ...

Vladimir Legoyda: The Church Building is the Conceptual Dominant of the “Russian Field”

7/5/14 “His Holiness often mentioned in his sermons that Russia grew around the holiness of St. Sergius, around the churches built by him and his disciples.” Speaking at a press conference in Moscow organized by the “Russian Field” Slavic culture festival, which has been specially timed to coincide with the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh, ...

Moscow Patriarchate official: Church has no intention of intervening in conflict in Ukraine

May 2014 Moscow, May 21, Interfax - Vladimir Legoyda, the head of the Information Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, said said attempts are being made to involve the Russian Orthodox Church in the political conflict in Ukraine and reiterated that the church can only be a participant in the peace settlement process. “They are trying to involve ...

Russian Church says it remains independent of State

Moscow, February 25, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate has flatly denied information that the Church is merging with the state in Russia. "The Russian Church has never in its history been so independent of the state as it is now. It treasures this independence. However, it also treasures the dialogue that it has with the modern ...

‘Patriarch’s palace’ is just a spiritual centre, Orthodox Church Says

By Andy Potts 25/02/2011 A so-called palace on the Black Sea coast is indeed the work of the Russian Orthodox Church – but the building should not be branded a pleasant retreat for the patriarch. The shoreline in the popular resort region has come under fierce online scrutiny following US reports in December – swiftly denied – ...

Patriarch Kirill to pursue communication with young people at Stadiums

Moscow, May 19, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia contemplates regular appearances before huge young audiences, the Moscow Patriarchate reports."Patriarch's address to a large number of people is not unusual; such appearances have been practiced throughout Church history, even back in the Apostles' time when a pastor spoke before an audience where ...