SIGN OF THE CROSS IS A GREAT POWER, METROPOLITAN ONUFRY SAYS

Pravoslavie.ru - 6/10/16 On September 27, 2016, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, during the Divine Liturgy at the Kiev Caves Lavra His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine spoke of the spiritual power of the Cross in the lives of Christians, reports theinformation and education department of the UOC-MP. “The Cross of ...

SCHISM IS THE WORK OF SATAN, PRIMATE OF POLISH ORTHODOX CHURCH SAYS

Union of Orthodox Journalists His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa (Hrycuniak) of Warsaw and All Poland, primate of the Polish Orthodox Church, believes that a true Orthodox Christian will never yield to the dark forces of evil which are responsible for Church schisms. “This is the work of satan and schism is a pain for all of us,” the ...

METROPOLITAN SERAPHIM OF PIRAEUS SUPPORTS HIERARCH PROSECUTED UNDER ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW

agionoros.ru - 10/4/16 Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus supports Metropolitan Alexander of Mantineia and Kynouria who will soon appear in court for his criticism of the law which legalizes same-sex “marriages." According to Metropolitan Seraphim, the activities of the Metropolitan of Mantineia and Kynouria “have inspired God’s people” for many decades. “He has taken care for his diocese wisely, ...

ABORTION IS DREADFUL MURDER SAYS ARCHIMANDRITE EPHRAIM

Pravoslavie.ru - 10/4/16 In the course of shooting the documentary “Athos – for Life!” the crew of Sobor.by had the opportunity to visit Holy Mount Athos and to talk with Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the great Vatopedi Monastery. The elder answered a question about abortion. “You need to work hard and to do your best in order to ...

VANDALS POUR PAINT OVER MONUMENT TO PRINCE VLADIMIR IN KIEV

Pravoslavie.ru - September 2016 Vandals have desecrated the monument to the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir in Kiev. The sculpture and relief images were damaged by red paint and the area near the pedestal is saturated with it, reports the Pravlife.org portal with reference to 112 Ukraina TV channel. Notice of the offense was recorded in the criminal ...

TEMPERATURE OF HOLY FIRE AROUND 40°C IN FIRST FEW MINUTES

Pravoslavie.ru - September 2016 The temperature of the Holy Fire is around forty degrees Celsius for several minutes after its descent, so believers can freely take it in their hands and “wash” their faces in it during this time because it does not burn, Archpriest Gennady Zaridze, Chairman of the Association of Orthodox Christian Scientists and rector ...

YOUNG MAN WHO CALLED FOR KILLING OF CHRISTIANS DETAINED IN BELGIUM

Pravoslavie.ru - August 2016 Belgian police have detained a young man who called for the killing of Christians. The youth will face criminal charges reports RIA-Novosti with reference to the RTL French television and radio broadcasting company. Early in August a video appeared on the internet in which a young man was strolling about the streets of Verviers, ...

ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS TO HOLD “A FESTIVAL OF VIRGINITY” AT THE FOOT OF MT. ELBRUS

Pravoslavie.ru - August 2016 “A festival of virginity” will be held on September 23 this year at the foot of Mt. Elbrus, reports Interfax. “Mt. Elbrus is crowned by two summits, one of which slightly dominates the other one, and it reminds us that a husband is the head of a wife. The indissolubility and stability of marriage ...

OATH OF FOURTEENTH-CENTURY GEORGIAN ORTHODOX DOCTORS IS PUBLISHED

Pravoslavie.ru - Ausgut 2016 The Karibche.ambebi.ge website has published the oath of fourteenth-century Georgian Orthodox doctors which is similar to the world-famous Hippocratic oath but has some fundamental distinctions (chiefly due to its Christian component), reports Blagovest-info. The oath’s text is given below. The oath of an Orthodox doctor: “Hallowed be the Name of the Lord, the Father of ...

SYNOD OF THE CHURCH OF GREECE IN ATHENS PELTED WITH MOLOTOV COCKTAILS

Pravoslavie.ru - 8/10/16 Petraki Monastery in Athens was pelted with Molotov cocktails and the Greek government has already condemned the act of vandalism, reports RIA-Novosti. Four Molotov cocktails were hurled into the monastery at about 3:00 AM. The fire damaged four automobiles in the monastery courtyard where offices of the Synod of the Church of Greece and the ...

PANIKHIDA SERVED AT VALAAM MONASTERY FOR CHILDREN WHO DIED IN KARELIA

Pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/16 A panikhida was served at the main cathedral of the Holy Transfiguration Valaam Monastery for the repose of the children who tragically died in Karelia – a republic in north-western Russia at the border with Finland, reports the monastery’s press service. One of the monastery’s sketes will also commemorate the youths daily for forty ...

BRIDGE COLLAPSE PREVENTED 1,500 PILGRIMS IN KARACHAI-CHERKESS REPUBLIC FROM VISITING ANCIENT CHURCH

Pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/16 Nizhny Arkhyz, Karachai-Cherkessia (autonomous republic in the northern Caucasus, SW Russia), June 21, 2016 A natural disaster which washed away a bridge over the Podorvanka river in the Karachai-Cherkess Republic prevented some 1,500 pilgrims and forty priests from crossing the river and visiting the ancient Holy Trinity Church in Nizhny Arkhyz, reports Interfax-Religion. “Unfortunately, the bridge ...

TO FIND THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD, WITHOUT COMPROMISING OUR PRINCIPLES – UOC PRIMATE ON THE TASKS OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

Pravoslavie.ru - June 2016 In his interview with the media of Poltava His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine spoke on what he expects from the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held late in June this year on Crete, reports the UOC MP’s Synodal Information and Education Department. Pondering the cause and mission of the expected inter-Church ...

THE LAST WORDS OF CHRISTIAN GIRL BURNED ALIVE BY ISIS BANDITS: “FORGIVE THEM!”

Dmitry Lapa -Pravoslavie.ru- 25/5/16 The last words of a Christian girl who was burned alive by ISIS bandits were: “Forgive them!” She whispered them before her death to her mother. The girl received severe burns and lived just a day after the ISIS militants had stormed into her family’s house in the Iraqi city of Mosul and ...

A PROTESTANT PASTOR IN KALININGRAD EMBRACES ORTHODOXY

Pravoslavie.fm - May 2016 On Sunday April 17, 2016, Nikita Yeremeyev, former pastor of a Protestant community, was received into Orthodoxy in Kaliningrad, reports the Kaliningrad Diocese’s officialwebsite. “My conversion to Orthodoxy from Protestantism is not a mere desertion from the enemy’s army, but rather a result of some sort of evolution of worldview. In Protestantism I became ...

JACK HANICK AND HIS FAMILY HAVE BEEN RECEIVED INTO ORTHODOXY IN MOSCOW

Tsargrad - 10/5/16 Recently one of the founding producers of the Fox News American conservative TV channel Jack Hanick accepted a work invitation to Russia, and on April 30, Holy Saturday, he and his family members were baptized at the church of the Holy Martyr Tatiana at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Everybody was welcome to the festive ...