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Photo credit: 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: 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: 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

Photo credit: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte invited the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) to expand its presence in the country, TASS reports. He spoke about this during his speech at a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club. Duterte is sure that Orthodoxy will help curb the spread of the ideology of terrorists. The head of state...

04.10.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The vast majority of clergy of the West European Russian Exarchate in Europe have expressed a desire to join the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), the website of the Moscow Patriarchate reports. The collective decision was made after a meeting of clergymen, which was held in Paris on September...

30.09.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The first stone of the future Orthodox church has been laid down in the Lebanese city of Zahl. The temple will be dedicated to the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Unexpected joy", Sedmitsa.RU reports. The ceremony was attended by hierarchs of the Antioch Patriarchate, foreign...

26.09.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The Holy Synod integrates the head of the Archdiocese of the Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition as well as clergy and parishes who wish to follow him, to join the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC).  Earlier, the head of the “Russian exarchate”, Archbishop John (Renneto), requested the entry into the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church...

16.09.2019 Subject: Religion


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