This Week: Pope, Patriarchs, Martyrs, and Youth Ministry

This Week: Pope, Patriarchs, Martyrs, and Youth Ministry

  February 19th, 2016 Welcome to This Week in Orthodoxy, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines this week. Pope Francis Meets Russian Orthodox Patriarch in Cuba Remembering the 21...

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Patriarch Kirill: Pan-Orthodox Council Should Show the Unity of Orthodoxy to the World

Patriarch Kirill: Pan-Orthodox Council Should Show the Unity of Orthodoxy to the World

Patriarchal Press Service — On February 2, 2015, addressing the Bishops’ Conference, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, spoke about the process of preparations for a Pan-Orthodox Council to take place in 2016 in Constantinople. He reminded the bishops of the stance expressed by the Russian Orthodox...

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Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

Patriarch Kirill Opens 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings

January 21, 2015 (DECR) – The 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings under the theme ‘Prince Vladimir. Rus’s Civilizational Choice’ were opened in a solemn ceremony at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The ceremony and the plenary session were led by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia....

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Four Principles from Patriarch Kirill on Islam, Western Immorality, and Interfaith Dialogue

Four Principles from Patriarch Kirill on Islam, Western Immorality, and Interfaith Dialogue

In a recent meeting with one of Turkey’s most important Muslim leaders, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow emphasized four things. 1. The Moscow Patriarchate looks forward to continued dialogue and strengthened relations with Muslim leaders, especially given the rapid decline of morality in the West. “It would be good...

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Arab Spring, IS aimed at demonizing Islam – Patriarch Kirill

Arab Spring, IS aimed at demonizing Islam – Patriarch Kirill

Moscow, December 12, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia thinks that extremist paramilitary groups such as the Islamic State make Muslims themselves suffer. “I cannot stop thinking that the Arab Spring and the emergence of radical Islamic paramilitary forces and their public executions of people – all...

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