Protestant Congregations Now Vastly Outnumber Orthodox Ones in Russian Far East

9/11/2010 Paul Goble Staunton, November 8 – Protestant congregations now outnumber Russian Orthodox ones in Russia’s Far East, a development that both reflects and reinforces the distinctive regional identity and anti-Moscow sentiments of many of the people in that enormous region, according to religious specialists. Today, the Trans-Baikal news agency reported that “the most ‘Protestant’ regions of the ...

Russia’s Orthodox Church priests to appear in Russian Army and Navy

19/9/2010 Russia's Orthodox Church priests will soon appear in the Russian army and navy to serve as military chaplains as Russian servicemen especially need spiritual support, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Sunday. "By decision of the Russian president, the institution of military clergy is beginning to develop in Russia. So far we are ...

Patriarch Kirill tours Far East

17/9/2010 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill is now touring Russian Far East. Speaking in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, he said that the aim of his tour is to meet with common Orthodox believers, to get a closer acquaintance of the region’s indigenous peoples, to restore missionary traditions of the past, to sanctify ...