2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place

Assyrian Church of the East - 4/11/17 On October 23-26, 2017, 2nd session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place in the city of Modesto, USA. The delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate consisted of Bishop Kliment of Krasnoslobodsk and Temnikov, co-chair, and hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov) ...

Patriarch Kirill & Patriarch Daniel discuss Ukraine, Uniates, Christian Persecution

Church of Serbia - 31/10/17 Talks between Primates of Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches October 26, 2017 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania held talks at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest. Before the talks began, Patriarch Daniel showed Patriarch Kirill the interior of the Patriarchal Palace. Participating ...

MANY STATE DEPARTMENT CLAIMS ABOUT RUSSIA BASED ON BIASED INFORMATION—MET. HILARION

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Orthochristian.com - 4/10/17 Head of Moscow Patriarchate’s Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk has enumerated both the positives and negatives in the U.S. State Department’s recent report on the supposed infringement of religious freedoms in Russia. As previously reported, the ecclesial letter was sent to the U.S. embassy to be passed to Secretary ...

ARCHBISHOP THEOPHAN OF BERLIN AND GERMANY REPOSES IN THE LORD

Pravoslavie.ru - 12/91/7 Pic - Photo: foma.ru +Memory Eternal+ The ruling hierarch of Berlin and Germany of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Theophan, departed in the Lord today, in his 64th year of life, reports Igumen Daniel Irbits, the archbishop’s secretary and abbot of St. George Monastery in Hetzendorf, on his Facebook page. “It’s hard for me to gather my thoughts now; it ...

POROSHENKO AGAIN CALLS FOR CONSTANTINOPLE TO CREATE AUTOCEPHALOUS UKRAINIAN CHURCH

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Pravoslavie.ru - 10/9/17 Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine has the right to an autocephalous Local Orthodox Church, and that he will push for its establishment. However, he also stressed that the presence of an autocephalous Church in Ukraine will not mean the banning of any other Orthodox confession within the country, reports Interfax-Religion. “The recognition of ...

HEAD OF OLD BELIEVERS DOESN’T BELIEVE IN POSSIBILITY OF HEALING SCHISM WITH PATRIARCHATE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 8/8/17 The primate of the Russian Orthodox Old Rite Church Metropolitan Cornelius believes it is impossible for the Old Believers and the Moscow Patriarchate to reunite, although he noted that relations between the two Churches are currently peaceful, reports Interfax-Religion. “The wounds of schism are too deep. We are very different in essence, in rites, in ...

Chairman of the State Duma received by the Serbian Patriarch

Church of Serbia - June 2017 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Mr. Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Parliament of the Russian Federation at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 5 June 2017. Mr. Volodin expressed gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the cordial reception during ...

HEALING OF OLD BELIEVER SCHISM STILL FAR IN THE FUTURE—MET. HILARION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 4/6/17 It is necessary to overcome the 17th century Old Believer schism in the Russian Orthodox Church, although it will not happen anytime soon, believes Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, reports Interfax-Religion. The Old Believers, or Old Ritualists, separated from the Moscow Patriarchate after 1666, in protest of ...

Moscow, Kiev, Vatican & the Never-ending Schism in Ukraine

(From Left ) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Patriarch Kiril of Moscow and all Russia, Metropolitan Onufriy of Kiev and All Ukraine

OCP News Service - 30/5/17-  George Alexander - Dept. of Church Research & Studies ___________________________________________________________________ EP- Ecumenical Patriarchate ROC- Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC- MP –Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) UOC –KP – Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyvian Patriarchate) UAOC – Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church ___________________________________________________________________ UGCC – Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Uniate Rite Under Vatican) Recently Patriarch Kirill appealed ...

The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Consecrates the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 27/5/17 On May 25, 2017, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia performed the rite of the great consecration of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the ...

ST. NICHOLAS ONCE SAVED MET. HILARION FROM DEATH, THE HIERARCH BELIEVES

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Pravoslavie.ru - 23/5/17 Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has related a story of miraculous help from St. Nicholas in his life, reports Interfax-Religion. “It was in Lithuania,” he said, speaking on the “Church and the World” program on TV station Russia-24. “I was a young priest, with an inexperienced ...

MET. IRINEJ OF BAČKA: “I TOLD THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH NOT TO LEAD THE CHURCH INTO A NEW SCHISM”

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Pravoslavie.ru - 18/5/17 Photo: Romfea.gr Metropolitan Irinej of Bačka of the Serbian Orthodox Church has expressed his dismay and disappointment over meetings between representatives of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Phanar in Constantinople, Romfea reports. In a meeting with Archbishop Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol, Met. Irinej stated that he had told the ...

MET. HILARION SUPPORTS PROPOSAL TO RESTRICT SHOPPING ON SUNDAYS

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Pravoslavie.ru - May 2017 The head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) stated on Russia-24’s television program “The Church and the World” that he supports the Federation Council’s initiative to restrict shopping on Sundays, reports RIA-Novosti. Earlier it became known that the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION (ALFEYEV) CELEBRATES RITE OF RETURN TO CHURCH FOR APOSTATES

Pravoslavie.ru - 12/4/17 On Lazarus Saturday, April 8, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the rite of apostates returning to the holy Orthodox Church. On this day, sixty-three people renounced paganism, sectarian errors, and false schismatic beliefs, in Moscow’s Church of the “Joy of All Who ...

ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH IN MERANO, ITALY TRANSFERRED TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Pravoslavie.ru - 6/4/17 On March 31, in Bolzano, the capital city of Italy’s northern Alto-Adige region, the ceremony of signing an agreement to transfer the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Merano to the use of the Russian Orthodox Church was held. Bishop Anthony of Bogorodsk, the administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Italian parishes, signed ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH CONCERNED ABOUT CONSTANTINOPLE MEETING WITH UKRAINIAN SCHISMATICS

Pravoslavie.ru - 2/4/17 The head of the Moscow Synodal Department for External Church Relations (DECR) Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has expressed concern over the fact that the Patriarchate of Constantinople receives representatives of schismatic Ukrainian church communities. “We fully respect the Ecumenical Patriarch, and do not consider it necessary to comment on what political actors he meets ...

EXPERT: CONSTANTINOPLE WILL NEVER GRANT UKRAINIAN AUTOCPHALY

Pravoslavie.ru  - 2/4/17 The Ukrainians will never get what they are seeking from Constantinople, says Valery Alekseev, President of the international Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples (FUOP). Neither the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, nor any other, will receive autocephaly from the Ecumenical Patriarchate he believes, based on his contacts with the spiritual leaders of Constantinople, ...