Rus Baptism celebrated across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

28/7/13 Russia, Ukraine and Belarus celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the Rus baptism on July 28. The celebrations started in Moscow with a festive service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, where thousands of pilgrims came to touch the Cross of St Andrew. VoR's Dasha Chernyshova explains its importance. The celebrations will move – including the ...

‘I’m proud that Kirill is our Patriarch’ – believer

28/7/13 As the great Christian relic, St Andrew’s Cross, arrived in Kiev from Russia, several believers told the Voice of Russia about their reasons to come to greet it, celebrations which take place in Ukraine’s capital and their attitude to Patriarch Kirill. Festivities dedicated to the 1025 anniversary of Russia’s baptism started with a prayer near the ...

Cross of St Andrew the Apostle Arrives in Russia

A. Papapostolou - 12/7/13 The shrine with the Cross of St Andrew the First-Called has arrived in St Petersburg. The relic has opened the festivities marking the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus due to take place on the territory of three states – Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. “The arrival of the relic is the ...

St Andrew’s Opening Doxology 2013

6/4/13 Thursday the 28th of February marked the official opening of the academic year at St Andrew's GreekOrthodoxTheologicalCollege in Sydney. For the twenty-eighth consecutive year, the traditional Doxology Service was celebrated in the College Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian by the Dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, in the presence of His ...

British Cypriots look forward to free Orthodox school

Poly Pantelides 29/7/2012 FOR THE first time in Britain, a free Greek Orthodox secondary school has been given the go-ahead to open its doors in September next year, aiming to meet high academic standards while providing the Cypriot community in the UK with a strong Orthodox element within school. “St Andrew the Apostle is based on the Christian ...