Russian Orthodox Church

Theotokos Vladimir not damaged in Notre-Dame fire

The Russian icon kept in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris was not damaged by fire, the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Council of Europe and the Father Superior of the Parish of All Saints in Strasbourg, Abbot Philip …

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Putin plunges into water to celebrate Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in the traditional swimming to celebrate Epiphany, the press service of the Kremlin reported. “Yes, Putin plunged into the water,” RIA Novosti quotes the official message. …

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Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has ruled that further Eucharistic ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople are impossible, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations …

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Orthodox world celebrates Easter

Today Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter. Over 35 thousand cathedrals of the Russian Orthodox Church, located in 68 countries around the world, including in Russia, Serbia, Georgia, Bulgaria, and Jerusalem, celebrate this holiday. …

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Orthodox believers celebrate Epiphany

Orthodox Christians across the world are celebrating the main Christian holidays on January 19th, the day of the Epiphany. It is the oldest Christian holiday dedicated to the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. It …

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Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians in Russia and other countries around the world are celebrating Christmas on January 7, an event which 2017 years ago marked the beginning of the new history of mankind, TASS reports. Christians conclude a four-week …

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Putin gives Patriarch Kirill birthday present

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his birthday. Putin presented the Patriarch with a painting by Vladimir Lapovok titled The …

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Russian church to be opened in European capital

Central tent, cylinder and golden domes with crosses were set up on a Russian church of All Saints in Strasbourg, which is expected to be opened in 2018, the parochial press service reports.  They were made in Moscow and brought to …

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Putin: new year will be better than previous one

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in Orthodox Christmas service at St. George’s (Yuriev) Monastery in Russia’s Veliky Novgorod. After Christmas liturgy he said that 2017 will be much better than the past …

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