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Today is the most mournful day for the Orthodox believers. Arrested Jesus Christ was convoyed to the procurator Pontius Pilate in the early Friday morning. At the beginning, Pilate wanted to help the Savior avoid the capital punishment substituting it with beating, but the crowd protested and Pilate gave up. Jesus Christ was...

06.04.2018 Subject: Religion Orthodox Holy Week has started today – this is the strictest week of the Lent before Easter. Believers remember the last days of Jesus Christ’s life, his crucifixion and burial. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will deliver church services in Moscow cathedrals, TASS...

02.04.2018 Subject: Religion Orthodox believers celebrate the Palm Sunday feast which commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem today, April 1, TASS reports. The Bible say that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem one week before his Resurrection. Instead of palm leaves Russians use branches of...

01.04.2018 Subject: Religion

Russian Orthodox Church representative office at Antioch Eparchy Bible studies in Russian are going to start next month in the Syrian capital. They are organized in the representative office of the Orthodox Church in Damascus. All Russian-speaking population of Damascus and its...

30.03.2018 Subject: Religion The Orthodox cathedral of the Holy Virgin was sanctified in the city of Torrevieja, Spain. It was named in honor of the Patron Saint's Day of the church community. The church is located in a beautiful place just in 400 meters from the Mediterranean Sea next to the...

27.03.2018 Subject: Religion

A festive program dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Dormition Cathedral in Helsinki started on March 25 in the capital of Finland, the Yle website informs. The program was opened by a chorus series of Maximilian Steinberg based on the church chanting. This music composition by the Russian composer of the beginning of the 20th century was believed to be lost for a long time. The music chart was...

26.03.2018 Subject: Religion

Gorniy Svet Charity Foundation assisting creative initiatives, projects and arts with support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society and the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for external church relations have completed production of the film titled Return to the Promised Land. ...

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