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Photo credit: mkrf.ru Holy Week - the week of the most severe fasting before Easter – has begun for Orthodox believers. These days they remember the last days of the life of Jesus Christ, his crucifixion and burial. Throughout the week, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia,...

13.04.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: rs.gov.ru The Orthodox Word exhibition took place at the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) in Argentina. Visitors were able to get acquainted with books from the RCSC funds and the Annunciation parish of the Russian Orthodox Church of the South American and...

23.03.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: pravmir.ru The Orthodox Lent begins on Monday, March 2, according to RIA Novosti. It is considered the longest and the strictest one.  This church custom is set to commemorate the forty-day fasting of Jesus Christ that he spent in the wilderness before going out to preach. Great Lent consists of the Holy Pentecost and...

02.03.2020 Subject: Religion

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


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