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Photo: The Day of Orthodox book is celebrated on Thursday, March 14, TASS reports. The holiday is set in honor of the release of the first Russian printed book. It was released by Ivan Fedorov 455 years ago. Scientists call the publication of the Apostle a special milestone in the history of all Eastern Slavic...

14.03.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: Flickr/Kristina Savic The Lent begins for Orthodox people on Monday, March 11, RIA Novosti reports. It is considered the most durable and strict fasting.  This church custom appeared in the second century. The fast lasted 40 hours then, and a century later, it was...

11.03.2019 Subject: Religion

Orthodox believers all over the world observe Forgiveness Sunday on March, 10 this year. This particular day coincides with the last day of Maslenitsa Week. It is the last day before the Great Lent. On Forgiveness Sunday its' important that people ask forgiveness of their friends, relatives, and...

10.03.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: West European Russian Exarchate, previously abolished by Patriarch of Constantinople, refused to follow this decision, RIA Novosti reports. Voting was organized at the extraordinary assembly, which took place in Paris at the end of last week. Out of more than 206 participants, 191 decided that they would not obey...

25.02.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: Orthodox believers celebrate the Meeting of the Lord, one of the 12 major church holidays, on Friday, February 15, RIA Novosti reports. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill will celebrate Divine Liturgy on this day. It will be held in the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.  ...

15.02.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: Русский православный приход, действующий в итальянском Сан-Ремо, решил перейти в юрисдикцию Русской зарубежной церкви, сообщает РИА «Новости». Ранее он входил в Русский экзархат Западной Европы, который был распущен Константинополем. Russian...

06.02.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: Russian Buddhists celebrated the New Year according to the Eastern calendar on the night of February 5, TASS reports. The year of "yellowish earth pig" started at dawn. Sagaalgana, as the holiday is called, has no exact date. It is calculated according to the lunar calendar. People visit their friends and relatives...

05.02.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: The Consecration of Water on the Theophany by Boris Kustodiev Almost 2.5 million Orthodox believers participated in Epiphany celebrations, RIA Novosti informs. About 9500 different events took place in honor of one of the main oldest Christian holidays along with Easter.  ...

21.01.2019 Subject: Religion

The Kiev Pechersk Lavra in Kiev.  Photo: The loss of several valuable icons was detected during the inventory in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, the Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nyshchuk said on Pryamiy TV channel on Tuesday night.  In November the information and education department of the Ukrainian...

09.01.2019 Subject: Religion


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