An Orthodox Priest with 70 Children

An Orthodox Priest with 70 Children

Assigned to an unremarkable village after seminary, Fr. Nikolay decided to do something big. He organized the building of three Orthodox churches, an Orthodox school, and a charity house with expansive facilities. In addition to all of that, over the years Fr. Nikolay and his wife have adopted 70 orphans,...

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Thousands Join Procession for Saint Sergius

Thousands Join Procession for Saint Sergius

Patriarch Kirill Led a Procession from Khotkovo to Sergiev Posad Let us pray today and in all the days to come to St. Sergius, that he might raise our prayers to the Throne of the Almighty: for our people, for our entire historical Fatherland, for the Russian land, and for...

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Kyrgyzstan Government Bans Orthodox Bishop

Kyrgyzstan Government Bans Orthodox Bishop

KYRGYZSTAN: Orthodox Bishop banned By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service Kyrgyzstan’s State Commission for Religious Affairs (SCRA) on 14 July refused registration as missionary to Bishop Feodosy, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kyrgyzstan, Forum 18 News Service has learned. Under the Religion Law, this prevents him...

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Three Orthodox Christian Artists

Three Orthodox Christian Artists

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Three Orthodox Christian Artists Orthodox Christianity is known for its religious art: striking, other-worldly icons of saints and scenes from the Bible. Yet, throughout history, Orthodox Christians have...

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The World’s Only Paratrooper Priests with “Flying Chapels” are Orthodox

The World’s Only Paratrooper Priests with “Flying Chapels” are Orthodox

Have you ever seen a “flying” church or a paratrooper priest? For some time now, Orthodox Christian chaplains serving in the Russian armed forces have been using a special, self-assembling chapel that can be parachuted into remote locations. As the narrator of the YouTube report above says: The Russian military...

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Moscow Patriarchate: Decision to Ordain Female Bishops in Church of England Contrary to Apostolic Tradition

Moscow Patriarchate: Decision to Ordain Female Bishops in Church of England Contrary to Apostolic Tradition

STATEMENT BY COMMUNICATION SERVICE OF THE MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE’S DEPARTMENT FOR EXTERNAL CHURCH RELATIONS REGARDING THE DECISION OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND TO ALLOW WOMEN TO SERVE AS BISHOPS At the session that took place on the 14th of July 2014, the General Synod of the Church of England made a...

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The Longest Procession in the Orthodox Church

The Longest Procession in the Orthodox Church

Public processions on feast days are normal in the Orthodox Church. Large groups of believers will gather at a church or monastery and then walk outside in procession, chanting hymns and carrying icons, sometimes for miles. Last week, we covered a procession of the world’s largest icon. This week, we’d...

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Pravoslavie: About 35,000 New Martyrs in Database of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University

Pravoslavie: About 35,000 New Martyrs in Database of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University

MOSCOW – The martyrs for the faith in the 20th century included in the database of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities (Moscow) number currently about 35,000 people, reported rector of the university Archpriest Vladimir Vorobiev on Tuesday to RIA-Novosti. “Information not only on canonized New Martyrs is being gathered...

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Metropolitan Hilarion: War Always Leads to More War

Metropolitan Hilarion: War Always Leads to More War

SAN FRANCISCO: July 3, 2014 Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia We, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, having convened a regular session of the Council of Bishops in the God-preserved city of San Francisco, hereby mark an...

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Interfax: Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll

Interfax: Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll

Many consider Russia to be the largest concentration of Orthodox Christians in the world, and with good reason. But a recent poll shows the situation may be more complex than that. Number of Orthodox up in Russia but only few go to church, pray regularly – poll Moscow, July 4,...

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