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Photo credit: raskolam.net Representatives of six Orthodox churches has held a joined meeting on February 26, in the capital of Jordan, TASS reports. The patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Theophilus III of Jerusalem, Irenaeus of Serbia, Metropolitan of the Czech lands and...

27.02.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: patriarchia.ru Relations between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches are developing very actively, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Metropolitan Hilarion states. He said this after the...

13.02.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: pravmir.ru Sochelnik or Christmas Eve is celebrated today, January 6, by believers of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), RIA Novosti reports. By tradition, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow led the morning service in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The head of the ROC in...

06.01.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: seraphim.com.ua The rector of The Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery Archimandrite Seraphim (Vopel) spoke about plans for the construction of a new Orthodox church in West Virginia in 2020. The need to build a church, which will be similar to the Moscow Sretensky...

28.11.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: old.radonezh.ru In the conditions of severe trials that Orthodoxy has to endure, the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III stated that he fully supported the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). He came to Russia to present the prize of the Fund for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples, Interfax news agency...

22.11.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: tourister.ru The festive service and procession celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in the Israelian city of Jaffa. Church events in honor of the anniversary date were timed to the day of memory of the holy righteous Tabitha, who was buried on the mission territory, RIA Novosti...

08.11.2019 Subject: Religion


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At the end of August last year, 17 teachers from the Russian Federation came to work in the Osh city, Kyrgyzstan. The strict selection had been conducted before, to choose applicants from different parts of the country. It has been the first trip abroad for many of them, and it has to last for one year. Marina Petrova, Natalia Sakharova and Marina Zaichenko, three of the teachers, shared with us about their work in schools with different languages of tuition, about things they like and those that require improvements.
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