The Voice of Millions of Orthodox Believers Should Influence International Policy

The Voice of Millions of Orthodox Believers Should Influence International Policy

In a recent speech to the 21st General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk called on Orthodox Christians to speak out on current issues in international relations, including morality, the global economic crisis, and the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Among...

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One of the world’s most northern Orthodox churches built in Yakutia

One of the world’s most northern Orthodox churches built in Yakutia

Veliky Novgorod, June 30, Interfax – Novgorod residents founded an Orthodox Church of the Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign not far from the mouth of Indigirka River in Yakutia, an official of the Novgorod Region government told Interfax. The church is located at the 71st degree...

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WATCH: Spiritual Journey to Valaam Monastery in Russia’s Far North

WATCH: Spiritual Journey to Valaam Monastery in Russia’s Far North

Valaam Monastery is one of the most famous monastic settlements in Russia. It’s a place of beauty and spiritual retreat. In this documentary from RT, a British reporter takes a trip to the island, interviewing monks and pilgrims alike about why they live in or visit this remote monastic settlement....

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Stunning Photos of Valaam Monastery in Russia

Stunning Photos of Valaam Monastery in Russia

Located on the shores of Lake Lagoda, the largest lake in Europe, Valaam Monastery is a place of stunning natural beauty. It’s also one of the most famous centers of spiritual retreat and monastic life in Russia. Among its various unique traditions is the practice of photography. For generations, there...

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Huffington Post: Orthodoxy, Putin, and The West

Huffington Post: Orthodoxy, Putin, and The West

In the ongoing media commentary about the upcoming meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Pope Francis in Jerusalem, an article by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, deserves particular attention. Orthodoxy, Putin, and The West by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis With the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and...

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This Week in Orthodoxy – February 14, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy – February 14, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News from around the Globe Headline: Deadly Shooting in Russian Orthodox Cathedral Our top story this week. A gunman opened fire in the Cathedral of the...

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What’s with Russia?

What’s with Russia?

Of late Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin have been in the news.  Putin recently signed into a law a new decree banning “homosexual propaganda”, effectively outlawing Gay Pride parades and other forms of public endorsement of homosexual lifestyle.  Also banned is the adoption of children by gay parents.  Homosexuality...

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