» 06/15/2017, 08.57
Theology returns to Russian universities
From now on, theology will be a specific discipline in academic institutions, which can issue specialization and doctoral degrees. A great victory for the Russian Orthodox Church, and especially Patriarch Kirill, who championed the cause. Shaping the culture of the nation, overcoming a formal membership of the Church. The fears of secular academics.
Patriarch Kirill to Islamic states: More attention to Christian minorities
Meeting with the ambassadors of 20 Arab states. Moscow Patriarch praises the tradition of Russian Islam and calls for an alliance "to face the challenges of globalization." Orthodox churches in Arab countries and mosques in Russia "are a symbol of friendship between Christians and Muslims."
21/02/2017 14:18:00 RUSSIA
Thousands in procession for the return of St. Isaac's Church to the Moscow Patriarchate
The building had been seized in 1917 and used as a museum. Spokesman for Patriarch Kirill: The church "should first of all be a place of prayer." Opponents: Giving the management to the Church risks opening the path to "wild provincialism". Putin among the opponents. Kirill: A sign of reconciliation.
18/12/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
Bartholomew I: Turkish bureaucracy is trying to make us disappear
The Turkish foreign ministry and the state bureaucracy are trying to diminish the importance of the patriarchate for all of Orthodoxy. The shortcomings and errors of the report on minorities in Turkey. Putin hopes to visit Bartholomew.
14/06/2017 10:55:00 RUSSIA
In honor of St. Nicholas, the great procession of Velikoretskoe
It is the longest Russian pilgrimage: 150 km. The original icon disappeared in Stalin's time, who also destroyed the cathedral. This year the pilgrimage in conjunction with the presence of the relics of St. Nicholas from Bari. Aspersion of water and immersion in river in memory of baptism, busier than liturgy.
12/04/2017 12:45:00 RUSSIA
The Great and Holy Week of the Russian Orthodox Church
This year the dates of the Orthodox and Catholic Easter coincide. Two thousand young faithful in procession to ask for the return of St. Petersburg church. The elaborate preparation of Miron, the Holy Thursday oil which also anointed the tsars. Some martyrs of the Soviet period "downgraded" to mere "victims of repression."
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