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Believers should continue helping citizens of Donbass, where “fratricidal slaughter” goes on, Patriarch Kirill has stated after the church service in Christ the Savior Cathedral was over. More than 200 bishops from different countries were present at the service in honor of the 9th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church leader’s enthronement, TASS...

01.02.2018 Subject: Religion

The 26th International Nativity educational readings under title 'Moral Values and Future of Humanity'  are kicked off today in Moscow. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is opening the conference in the Kremlin Palace, TASS reports. Milestones of the conference are topics...

24.01.2018 Subject: Religion

The Epiphany is celebrated today on January 19 by Orthodox Christians. Traditional Epiphany ceremonies including a ceremony of bathing are held today all over Russia. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all-Russia is going to lead the church service and sanctify the water in Moscow’s Epiphany Cathedral. Besides, waters of all the four oceans will be sanctified in honor of the feast, RIA...

19.01.2018 Subject: Religion

Orthodox Christians in Russia mark the Eve of Theophany today on January 18, RIA Novosti informs. This is the day of strict fasting. The Eve of Theophany precedes one of the twelve greatest Christian feasts – The Theophany or the Twelfth Day. All parishes of Russian Orthodox Church hold services and bless the water. ...

18.01.2018 Subject: Religion

The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill is to perform the divine liturgy in the Cathedral of Dormition in Moscow Kremlin and is going to visit Christmas tree in the national Kremlin Palace, RIA Novosti. The Patriarch’s participation in such activities has become a good tradition. Previously, on...

07.01.2018 Subject: Religion

Orthodox Christmas Eve took place in Russia on January 6th was according to the Orthodox traditions, TASS reports. That marked the end of multi-day Christmas fast, which has lasted for forty days and the strictest day of the fast. Patriarch Kirill headed the church service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Patriarch...

06.01.2018 Subject: Religion


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