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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Archpriest Chaplin: If Migrants Offend Russian Women, Male Relatives and State Will Defend Them

Archpriest Chaplin: If Migrants Offend Russian Women, Male Relatives and State Will Defend Them

MOSCOW — Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin made international headlines for his recent comments arguing against an art installation of the “Eye of Sauron” in Moscow. Now, reports are circulating about a new textbook he edited, titled “Russian Language, History and the Foundations of Russian Law.” The book...

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Cyril and Methodius

Cyril and Methodius

Among the best known saints in the Orthodox calendar are the brothers Cyril and Methodius, who are remembered for devising the Cyrillic alphabet and thus opening the way for the conversion of all the Slavic peoples to the Christian faith. Like all stories about saints, this encapsulation is only partly...

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High-Speed Internet Spreads Evil, Says Prominent Russian Orthodox Bishop

High-Speed Internet Spreads Evil, Says Prominent Russian Orthodox Bishop

Modern technology brings with it positive and negative consequences. How should Christians respond to and use the internet? Recent remarks from His Eminence Metropolitan Clement of Kaluga and Borovsk have caused a spirited discussion in some circles. What do you think? High-speed internet spreads evil, says prominent Russian Orthodox cleric RT.com...

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Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church and Life on Earth

Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church and Life on Earth

A new discovery in space has sparked widespread debate about the origin of life on Earth. While some say the new evidence proves Christianity is wrong about creation, a prominent spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church disagrees. Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church Accepts that Life on Earth May have Come...

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Conflict and Faith

Conflict and Faith

In honor of Veterans Day, Fr. Ernesto shares his insight as a veteran regarding the spiritual concerns for military personnel returning from combat. He also discusses the restrictions and canons for clergy in war time. We also hear a timely interview with Nicolai Petro, a professor of comparative and international politics...

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Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

I had the pleasure of recently speaking with Anya Berezina Derrick about her new book, Recollections of Jerusalem, published by Holy Trinity Publications. Her book is a memoir and autobiography that opens up a wonderful world of history and spirituality from a unique perspective: What inspired you to write Recollections...

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Saint Herman of Alaska

Saint Herman of Alaska

It’s hard to tell just who Saint Herman of Alaska was before he became a monk. Back in the mid 1700s, not many countries kept birth and death records, and fire, flood, war, and persecution often destroyed the records parishes kept. Memory fades and changes with time. Historians think he...

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The Orthodox Church in Russia

The Orthodox Church in Russia

Our program begins with a brief conversation with Dr. David Ford, who continues his series on married saints with the story of Saint Angelis the Goldsmith. His story from centuries ago is remarkably like that of Christians today who are persecuted by Muslims. Fr. Chris and Dr. Ford also reflect on...

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