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Photo: astrakhan.net 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: wikipedia.org 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: dostup1.ru 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: rasfokus.ru 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

Photo: patriarchia.ru On January 7, Russian Orthodox celebrate Christmas, one of the most important Christian holidays. All churches hold festive services. Patriarch Kirill held the main service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Christmas is celebrated on old style by the congregants of the Russian Orthodox...

07.01.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: pixabay.com One of the most important holidays of the year comes to Russian Catholics, TASS reports. They celebrate Christmas on December 25 according to the Gregorian calendar, which is two weeks ahead of the Julian calendar. This is why Christmas has already come to Catholic and some Protestant communities in...

25.12.2018 Subject: Religion

Photo:  ippo.ru The exhibition of embroidered Orthodox icons started in the Italian town of Bari, RIA Novosti reports. Their authors of two dozen works recreated the traditional Russian national art of icon embroidery with pearls, beads and precious stones. The locals and guests will be able to visit the exhibition...

20.12.2018 Subject: Religion


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