Patriarch Kirill

Hagia Sophia: wisdom turned into stone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructed to study the issue of changing the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul - a monument of Byzantine architecture, which was erected in 532-537 at the direction of the Emperor Justinian, after the …

Summit of World Religious Leaders opens in Baku

  The Second Summit of World Religious Leaders, which will bring together political, public, scientific and religious figures of various countries and representatives of international organizations, has opened in Baku today. …

Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. The main solemn service was held in the Christ the Savior Cathedral by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia on the …

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. …

Moscow State University marks 263rd anniversary

Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov celebrates its 263rd anniversary today, while Russian students are marking Tatyana’s Day. Today the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia will hold a solemn service …

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 …