Orthodox Church of Kazakhstan Honours Diplomats of the Russian Federation

OCP News Service - 6/8/21 Nur-Sultan-Kazakhstan - As part of strengthening the relations between the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Orthodox Church of Kazakhstan, the head of the consular department, Boychuk Ruslan Aleksandrovich, was awarded the Yntaly Kyzmet Ushin order (for Diligent Service) and the second secretary of the ...

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Bulgaria Received by Metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav

OCP News Service - 4/8/21 Varna-Bulgaria: Her Excellency Mrs Eleonora Mitrofanova, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Bulgaria and her delegation was received by Metropolitan John of Varna and Veliki Preslav on the 30th of July 2021. Both parties discussed mutual cooperation and dialogue between the nations, as well as between the Bulgarian ...

Patriarch Porfirije Thanks Russian Federation for the Support to Serbia and the Serbian Church

Church of Serbia - 20/6/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, at the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade, on June 18, 2021. Patriarch Porfirije and Deputy Minister Mr. Grushko in an open and friendly conversation expressed satisfaction with the strong friendly relations between the ...

Patriarch John X of Antioch Expressed Gratitude to Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Church, the Russian People and the Russian Federation

OCP News Service - 1/5/21 Damascus-Syria: Patriarch John X of Antioch of an All-East, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch expressed his gratitude to Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Church, the Russian People and the Russian Federation for the help given to Syria during the civil war and internal crisis. The Patriarch of Antioch stated, ...

Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of Russia

Church of Serbia - 12/3/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Aleksander Botsan-Harchenko, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 11 March 2021.    His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije and His Excellency Aleksander Botsan-Harchenko during the audience talked about historical and curre nt topics ...

Russian President Decorated Bishop Antonije

Church of Serbia - 27/7/2020 The President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, decorated His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, head of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow, with the Order of Friendship. The decree, which was published on the Kremlin's website, says that the high decoration was awarded to Bishop Antonije for ...

Meeting of Patriarch Irinej with Mr. Lavrov – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Church of Serbia - 20/6/2020 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The reception took place in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 18th June 2020. In an open and friendly conversation, Minister Lavrov reiterated the support of the Russian government for the territorial integrity and sovereignty ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates President Vladimir Putin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 21/3/18 On 19 March, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to President Vladimir Putin, on the occasion of his re-election as President of the Russian Federation. “From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, we convey our blessings to You, and on behalf ...

International Conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” in the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 6/11/17 On October 31, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; an international conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” was held in the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The conference was organized through the initiative of the ...

STATE DEPUTY CALLS FOR BAN ON SATANIC CHURCH OF RUSSIA

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Orthochristian.com - 24/10/17 First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Public Associations and Religious Organizations Ivan Sukharev has sent a request to the Prosecutor General to take action against in the Satanic Church of the Russian Federation. According to the deputy, the organization’s activities offend the religious sensibilities of Russian citizens adhering to traditional faiths, and ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

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Church of Serbia - 22/9/17 On 18 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Istanbul. At the airport, he was met by Mr. Andrey Podelyshev, Consul General of the Russian Federation in ...

RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LIQUIDATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, EU ISSUES REBUKE

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Pravoslavie.ru - July 2017 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld on Monday the decision to recognize the Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization, banning their operations and liquidating the organization within Russia, reports Interfax-Religion. The decision drew a rebuke from the European Union, contradicting the Russian court’s decision and insisting upon the Jehovah’s Witnesses right ...

Cathedral, Monastery in Russia’s Sviyazhsk Gets UNESCO World Heritage Status

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Sputniknews - July 2017 The Uspensky monastery and its cathedral in the town-island of Sviyazhsk located in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, according to official statement. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Uspensky monastery and its cathedral in the town-island of Sviyazhsk located in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan was inscribed ...

President Putin of Russia Receives Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

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Tera Rus – (Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) – OCP News Service – 25/5/17 His Excellency Vladimir Putin - President of the Russian Federation received His Holiness Tawadros II - Pope and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria at Moscow Kremlin on 24th ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH NOT INVOLVED IN BANNING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES—METROPOLITAN HILARION

Pravoslavie.ru - 3/5/17 The Russian Orthodox Church played no part in, and was not consulted on the decision of the Russian Supreme Court to recognize the Administrate Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia as an extremist organization and to ban its activity within the Russian Federation, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) stated in a television interview, TASS ...

RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT BANS ACTIVITIES OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Pravoslavie.ru - 22/4/17 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation declared the activities of “The Administrative Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” extremist and forbade its work, reports RIA-Novosti. As previously reported, the organizaitons's activities had been temporarily prohibited, pending the outcome of the official court case. “The Supreme Court decided to satisfy the claim of the ...

MORE THAN 4 MILLION RUSSIANS TOOK PART IN PASCHAL SERVICE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 18/4/17 More than 4.3 million people in the various regions of Russia took part in the Paschal services this year. Security was provided by more than 90,000 people, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the site of the Russian Ministry of the Interior. “On the night of April 15 to 16, 2017, on the territory of ...

ANALYST: PROTECTION OF SYRIAN CHRISTIANS RAISES PUTIN’S RATINGS IN EUROPE

Pravoslavie.ru - 30/3/17 President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings in Italy and in other Western European countries have grown lately, which likely reflects Europeans’ reactions to Russia’s protection of the Syrian Christian population, said Andrea Gianotti, the director of the Italian Institute of Eurasian Studies. Gianotti participated in the thirteenth international conference of the Foundation for the Unity ...

Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of the Russian Federation

Church of Serbia - 31/12/16 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. AleksanderChepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Belgrade at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 29th November 2016. During the audience, Ambassador Chepurin congratulated His Holiness a forthcoming joyful holiday of the Nativity of the Lord wishing him many fruitful years in his Patriarchal ministry. ...

RT: Slain Russian ambassador Karlov laid to rest in Moscow, named hero posthumously

RT.com - 22/12/16 +Memory Eternal+ Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, who was shot dead in Ankara, has been buried in Moscow with honors. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among those who bid a final farewell to the slain diplomat, who was named a hero of Russia posthumously. The funeral for the assassinated ambassador began at the Russian Foreign Ministry ...

A Two-Day Session of the Synod of Bishops Concludes

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 16/12/16 On Friday, December 9, 2016, the feast day of St Innokenty of Irkutsk, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia concluded a two-day session in New York City. After Divine Liturgy celebrated by Protopriest ...