Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk Comments On the Reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church and Old-Believers

OCP News Service - 13/8/21 Moscow - Russia: Metropolitan Hilarion, the Chairman of the Dept. of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate spoke to the Kommersant Daily on the reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church and Old-Rite Believers. Metropolitan stated that even though dialogues exit between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Old Believer ...

A Look At The Exemplary Records Of Catholicos-Mooppan Marthoma Paulose II

OCP News Service - 12/07/21 Malankara-Kerala-India: With no doubt, one may state that Catholicos-Mooppan & Malankara Metropolitan Marthoma Paulose II  was a man of exemplary records. A man of simplicity, Catholicos-Mooppan Marthoma Paulose II has left a great legacy of mercy, vision and hard work. A glimpse of the outstanding activities from the Episcopal Ministry of Marthoma ...

Patriarch Porfirije: How can world understand us if we are not a community initiated by the Holy Spirit

Church of Serbia - 22/6/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Russian church of Holy Trinity at Tasmajdan Parkm the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade on 21 June 2021, on Whit Monday.  During the Holy Liturgy, the Patriarch awarded a brother of the Holy Archangels Monastery in Kovilj ...

Patriarch Abuna Mathias thanks Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Church

Menetasnot Desta – Delegate of Horn of Africa & Head of Ethiopian Affairs – OCP News Service  - 11/4/21 Addis-Ababa-Ethiopia: His Holiness Patriarch Abuna Mathias of Ethiopia thanked His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox church for the prayers and support extended to the Ethiopian Church and her faithful during the time of intense persecution. ...

“The Future of the Russian Orthodox Mission in India is Promising” – Fr. Clement Nehamaiyah

OCP News Service - 17/01/21 An exclusive interview with Fr. Clement Nehamaiyah of the Russian Orthodox Church in India.  Please provide us with your background. What motivated you to enter the Russian Orthodox Church? Well, I am the rector of the Life-Giving Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. In 2018, by the blessing of H.H. Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia I was appointed for this task. I am also looking after the Orthodox communities around Chandrapur and in Mumbai. The quest for the true faith ...

The Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church to be Held in November 2021

OCP News Service - 1/1/21 Moscow-Russia: The Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church will be held in November 2021. The decision was taken during the session of the Holy Synod held on the 29th of December 2020. The Bishop's Council of the Russian Church is held at least once every four years. The previous Council was ...

Leave it to the experts: Russian Orthodox Church leader instructs followers not to carry out DIY exorcisms on children

RT.com - 9/12/2020 Parents worried that their offspring have been possessed by evil spirits should avoid staging their own rituals. That’s the advice from one of Moscow’s leading church officials after shocking footage emerged of homespun exorcisms. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk told reporters on Saturday that those fearing their loved ones had become “possessed” should seek out the help ...

Watch ‘Proverbs-2’ – Russian Orthodox Movie With English Subtitles

Svyatoy Peresvet - 10/10/2020 The parable is an Orthodox Christian film directed by Vitaly Lyubetsky. The cinematography was handled by Tatiana Loginova. It was filmed in Belorus at St Elizabeth Convent, of the Russian Orthodox Church in 2011.  Source:

Statement of Russian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod Concerning Decision of Turkish Authorities to Change Status of Hagia Sophia

Patriarchia  - 19/7/2020 At its session held on July 16-17, 2020, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church adopted a statement concerning the decision of Turkey’s authorities to change the status of Hagia Sophia. The text of the statement is given below. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its profound regret over the ...

The Position of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the arrest of Bishop Joanikije in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 16/5/2020 In his comment to RIA Novosti news agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed the position of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the arrest in Montenegro of Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and seven clergymen from the cathedral in the city of Niksic. ...

Russian Orthodox Church in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK)

Tariq Dennison - 27/3/2020 A Vidoe posted on Youtube on Apr 23, 2014 A quick look inside the Russian Orthodox church built by Kim Jong-Il in 2006, explained by a Korean priest who studied in Moscow. The church is surrounded by a gate near another monument written in Russian, and mostly serves the Russian expat community in ...

Why did Stalin Rehabilitate the Russian Orthodox Church?

Russia Beyond - OLEG YEGOROV - December 2019 The Bolsheviks oppressed the Orthodox Church after seizing power in Russia – but Stalin, despite all his ruthlessness, changed things for better in this area. There is a legend saying that it was a miracle that saved Moscow in the winter of 1941, when the Germans were approaching the ...

OCP Envoys Received By Russian Orthodox Delegation

OCP News Service - 18/11/2019 Malankara-India: An Envoy of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society (Dr. Ajesh T Philip - Member of E.C and Chief Overseer of the Center for Orthodox Studies, Vipin Varghese - Director- Dept. of Public Relations and Information Services, and Tibin Chacko - Delegate of Malankara and the Indian Sub-Continent) was warmly received ...

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

Patrirachia.ru - 17/11/2019 On 14th November 2019, in Baku, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church had arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan to attend the 2nd Summit of World Religious Leaders in Baku. Taking part in the ...

Russian Church to Stop Commemorating Greek Prelates Who Commemorate or Recognize Ukrainian Non-canonical Schismatics

Patriarchia.ru - 21/10/19 On 17th October 2019, during a session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, a statement was adopted concerning the situation that arose in the Greek Orthodox Church after it convened on 12th October 2019 the extraordinary Council of Hierarchs on the Ukrainian church issue (Minutes No. 125). Members of the Holy Synod of ...

The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God Arrives in the Uzbekistan Metropoliate

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 10/9/19 On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" arrived in Tashkent from its home in New York, in time for the celebration of the Day of the Mid-Asian Metropoliate Region ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Situation in Montenegro

Patriarchia.ru - 7/8/19 The statement was adopted at the session of the Holy Synod on July 9, 2019 (min. 71). The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses profound concern over the worsening situation with the dioceses of the Serbian Patriarchate in the territory of Montenegro where during several years the unity of Orthodoxy has been suffering from ...

Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Montenegro

Church of Russia - 16/7/19 Russian Synod issues statement in support of persecuted Serbian Church in Montenegro The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its deep concern at the deterioration of the situation with the dioceses of the Serbian Patriarchate on the territory of Montenegro, where the unity of Orthodoxy has suffered for many years ...

Second Session of the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church

The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 20/2/19 The Second session of the Commission for Bilateral Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church took place in the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh – Lebanon, on February 18–19, 2019, hosted by the Syriac Orthodox Church. It was chaired jointly by His Grace Bishop Flavian of ...

Two Thousand People Joins the Russian Orthodox Church in India

OCP News Service - 03/02/2019 India- Prayers are requested for Father Athanasius and the Russian Orthodox Mission Team in India. Russian Orthodox clergy and nuns from the USA, Canada, and Russia in India are in the process of baptizing around two thousand people into Orthodox Christianity, including fifty to hundred former Protestant Pastors. The mission was active ...