Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended Orthodox Christmas services at a small 13th century church on an island. …

Christian heritage to be protected in liberated territories

In a recent telephone conversation with Ilham Aliyev, Vladimir Putin, in particular, drew attention to the fact that Christian churches and monasteries are located in the regions that are being returned to Azerbaijan following the trilateral declaration. In this regard, Putin stressed the importance of ensuring the safety and regular service of these shrines. The President of Azerbaijan expressed understanding and said that the Azerbaijani side would act accordingly

The Shroud of Turin: 7 intriguing facts

The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot linen cloth bearing an image of a crucified man that has become a popular Catholic icon. For some, it is the authentic burial shroud of Jesus Christ. For others, it is a religious icon reflecting the story of …

Orthodox Christians mark Epiphany

Worshippers across Russia and Eastern Europe have been braving icy waters for Epiphany, one of the most important holidays in the Orthodox Christian calendar, BBC reports. Celebrated on 19 January, Epiphany commemorates the baptism of …

Baptism ceremony held in Tbilisi

The 60th baptism ceremony was held at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral in Tbilisi yesterday. A total of 800 infants have become godchildren of Georgian Patriarch Ilia II at 20:00 local time. The …