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Patriarch Kirill: Russia Poses No Military Threat

May God give that everyone realizes Russia poses no military threat and no other danger to people. Orthodox Church News: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said he urged global community not to perceive Russia as an aggressor. “May … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Church Statement on Church of England Decision to Allow Women to Serve as Bishops

The Orthodox Church News: The Russian Orthodox Church has been alarmed and disappointed to learn about the decision of the Church of England to admit women to the episcopate, since the centuries-old relationships between our two Churches had shown possibilities … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Church: Orthodox Patriarch Does Not Represent Us In Meeting Pope

The Religious Information Service of Ukraine is reporting: The chief foreign spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church has expressed some misgivings that Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople will be meeting Pope Francis during the Pontiff’s visit to the Holy Land. Metropolitan Hilarion … Continue reading

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Orthodox Churches Will Hold First Ecumenical Council In 1,200 Years

In Istanbul:  Patriarchs of the world’s 250  million Orthodox Christians ended a rare summit in Istanbul on  Sunday calling for a peaceful end to the crisis in Ukraine and  denouncing violence driving Christians out of the Middle East. Twelve heads … Continue reading

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Russia Church Shooting

Christian Science Monitor: On Sunday, a 24-year-old man attacked a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a city on the Sakhalin Island in the Pacific. A nun and a parishioner were killed and six others were wounded. A man employed as a … Continue reading

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Syrian Rebels Plan Destruction of Christianity

So says a Russian Orthodox prelate, Metropolitan Hilarion: In an interview with the AsiaNews service, the top foreign-policy spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church said he fears rebels in Syria “have set themselves the goal of the complete and total … Continue reading

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Patriarch of Antioch Thanks Russian Church for Defending Christians in Middle East

On the Russian Orthodox Church website: His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Great Antioch and All the East sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, in which he expressed his gratitude for the efforts … Continue reading

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Putin: Defender of Christians Worldwide

Vladimir Putin has urged the world’s political leaders to stop the violent persecutions against Christians that have erupted in many Middle Eastern countries. LifeSiteNews reports: Speaking at a meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow last week, the Russian President said … Continue reading

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Russians. Stop Having So Much Fun

The Patriarch has spoken. Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has urged Russians to have less fun and spend more of their free time in seclusion. On July 11, Kirill said there was “more fun than needed” in the life of Russians. … Continue reading

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Anglican Church Received into Western Rite Vicariate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

From the Anglican Church in North America. Reception into Orthodoxy: Holy Cross Anglican Church has been received into full sacramental communion and visible unity with the 300 million-member Orthodox Church and is now known as Holy Cross Orthodox Church. Holy … Continue reading

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