Russland: Metropolit Hilarion on the documents of the council of crete

As a continuation on the topic raised in the presentation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the session of the Episcopal Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate and chairman of the Biblical-Theological Commission Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke on the topic of the results...

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Russland: Gedenken an 1917 in der Russischen Orthodoxen Kirche

Anlässlich des 100. Jahrestages der Oktoberrevolution hat sich Metropolit Ilarion (Alfejev) ablehnend gegenüber der Idee einer Revolution geäußert. Mit Blick auf 1917 sagte der Leiter des Kirchlichen Außenamts des Moskauer Patriarchats, Russland habe „die Chance auf viel größere Erfolge“ gehabt, wenn es sich nicht auf einem „revolutionären, sondern evolutionären Weg entwickelt“ hätte. Vor der...

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Russland: Million signatures for protecting children from the moment of conception

Million signatures for protecting human life from the moment of conception, for banning artificial abortions and extending help to pregnant women and families with children from federal budget will be conveyed on Tuesday to the administration of the Russian president by representatives of For Life movement. Press-service of the movement told the journalists that the action will start at 10:30...

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Russland: Theological education remains priority

As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted in his report at the Bishops’ Council of 2017, the reorganization of the system of theological education remains the priority for the supreme church authorities and dioceses in their work. In 2011 the Bishops’ Council approved new principles of education for seminaries and academies within the Bachelor’s, Master’s and postgraduate programmes. For the next...

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Russland: Patriarch Kirill and Archbishop of Canterbury sign declaration

On 21 November 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion. The delegation of the Church of England included Bishop of Ebbsfleet Jonathan Goodall; Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe Robert Innes; Rev. Dr. William Adam, Ecumenical...

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Russland: Largest church in “200 Program” built in Moscow

The largest church in the framework of the “Program for the Construction of Orthodox Churches of Moscow,” also known as the “200 Program,” has been erected in the capital’s southeastern Zhulebino region. The new Church of the Meeting of the Lord is designed to accommodate 1,000 people, program curator Vladimir Resin reported to RIA-Novosti. The church in Zhulebino is also the first and only in...

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Russland: More Old Believer parishes in Russian Orthodox Church

The number of Old Believer parishes in the Russian Church is increasing, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said. "Old Believer parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church, whose number is gradually increasing along with the frequency of archbishop services using old rituals, play a special role in church life," the patriarch was quoted as saying in a statement published on the official...

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Russland: Erzbischof von Moskau lobt das Verhältnis zu Orthodoxen

Bonn (KNA) Der katholische Erzbischof von Moskau, Paolo Pezzi, bewertet die Beziehungen der katholischen und orthodoxen Kirche in Russland als gut. "Das Verhältnis hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren stark verbessert – und es entwickelt sich weiterhin positiv", sagte Pezzi dem Portal katholisch.de in Bonn. Patriarch Kyrill I. und er arbeiteten in vielen Fragen zusammen. Er lade ihn auch regelmäßig...

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Russland: Mahnmal für Opfer politischer Repressionen eingeweiht

Die schrecklichen Repressionen des 20. Jahrhunderts dürften niemals vergessen werden, hat der russische Patriarch Kirill an der Eröffnung der „Mauer der Trauer“ in Moskau betont. Das Denkmal erinnert an die Opfer von politischen Repressionen in der Sowjetunion. Denkmäler „sind für die Heilung von Menschen notwendig“, erklärte Kirill in seiner Eröffnungsrede weiter. Es sei wichtig, die richtigen...

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