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A particle of one of the most honored Russian Saints Seraphim of Sarov was delivered to Greece, IA Interfax reports. It was brought to the city of Patra for the opening of inter-Orthodox conference Voice of The First-Called Apostle Andrew in Modern World. The forum, which opens on November 17 was organized by Foundation of the First-Called Apostle Andrew. ...

17.11.2017 Subject: Religion

Celebration of 80th anniversary of Archbishopric of Brussels and Belgium of the Russian Orthodox Church took place in the Holy Trinity church, according to the website of Russian Orthodox Church in Belgium and the Netherlands. Celebrations were headed by Archbishop of Brussels and Belgium Simon. He served the Divine Liturgy with other representatives...

08.11.2017 Subject: Religion

The Great October Revolution and the Civil War, which followed afterwards, had catastrophic consequences for Russia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia stated at the opening of 21st World Russian People’s Council, the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church advises. He has remarked that the war sowed seeds of evil and hatred in souls of people, which come up in...

01.11.2017 Subject: Religion

A new cathedral in honor of St. Seraphim of Sarov is opened at the Phangan Island, as per the Orthodox Church in Thailand website. Lesser consecration of the cathedral and Divine Liturgy was served by Russian Orthodox Archimandrite Oleg. Archpriest Daniil Vanna and priests from other functioning churches of the Kingdom took part in the Liturgy. The choir of Cathedral of...

30.10.2017 Subject: Religion

Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna Romanova, the wife of King Wilhelm II of the Netherlands, Russian queen of the Netherlands has founded St. Mary Magdalene Cathedral in Hague. As per the Russkiy Mir Foundation journalist from Hague Inessa Filatova, Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin, Belarus Ambassador Nikolai Borisevich, representatives of the Netherlands Royal Court and Netherlands...

22.10.2017 Subject: Religion

Rome inhabitants and city guests are invited to see Orthodox icons, RIA Novosti informs. Prayer and Mercy exhibition comprising several dozens of works by icon painters of 17 – 18th centuries are exhibited there. Exposition was refilled with two masterpieces, one of them is produced at the beginning of 20th century, and the second one is made in 21st century. The...

10.10.2017 Subject: Religion

Repairing and decorative works started in Dormition Orthodox Monastery in Ratchaburi (Ratbury), as per website of the Orthodox Church in Thailand. Repairing works are blessed by archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), the representative of Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand and in accordance with the decision of the Orthodox Church Foundation Committee in Thailand. ...

03.10.2017 Subject: Religion

The Holy Martyrs Saint Sophia and her Daughters Faith, Hope and Love lived in the II, century Ad in Rome. Their mother was a pious Christian widow who named her daughters for the three Christian virtues. Saint Sophia raised her daughters in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Saint Sophia and her daughters did not hide their faith in Christ, but openly confessed it before everyone. ...

30.09.2017 Subject: Religion

Anniversary celebrations were conducted at the Cathédrale de l'Exaltation de la Sainte Croix in Geneva, marking its 150th anniversary, Korsun Synod of the Church of Russia reports. Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia Archpastors, Bishop Panteleimon of Orekhovo-Zuyevo, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Administration for Institutions Abroad Bishop Antony and other important...

30.09.2017 Subject: Religion

The Way for Two by Russian director Alexander Kuprin has won Grand Prix of III International Festival of Orthodox Cinema Festival The Strong in Spirit which took place in the Serbian city of Krucevac, website Serbia and ex-Yugoslavia informs. Moreover, the jury has complemented the movie by archpriest Alexander Novopashin Close to Us in the nomination The Best Game Movie. This movie has also won the...

29.09.2017 Subject: Array

Situations in Ukraine and Middle East became basic topics of the meeting between the head of Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Affairs Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Pope Francis of Rome, TASS reports. The Orthodox Church representative has underlined that after the antiterrorist military operation in Syria is over, it is necessary to...

28.09.2017 Subject: Religion

Orthodox Christians celebrate The Exaltation of the Holy Cross today. It is one of the main twelve Christian feasts. This day is remembered as the date when Saint Helena sent by Emperor Constantine to Jerusalem found the cross where Jesus was crucified. When she discovered the holy relics, she split it into two parts. One part was left in Jerusalem, the other part was delivered to Constantinople. ...

27.09.2017 Subject: Religion

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