Ukraine: Behörden verweigern russischem Erzbischof die Einreise

Am Kiewer Flughafen haben die Behörden Erzbischof Amvrosij (Ermakov), dem Rektor der Moskauer Geistlichen Akademie, die Einreise in die Ukraine verweigert. Der Vorfall am 7. November 2018 steht im Zusammenhang mit den andauernden Spannungen um eine künftige Autokephalie der Ukrainischen Orthodoxen Kirche. Begründet wurde das Einreiseverbot damit, dass Amvrosij den Grund für seine Reise nicht habe...

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USA: OCA issues updated Social Media Guidelines for Clergy

The Orthodox Church in America (OCA) has recently published a document entitled “Social Media Guidelines for Clergy and Lay Leaders”. The document was approved by the Holy Synod of Bishops at their working session on October 24, 2018. The updated Guidelines are recommended by the Holy Synod for implementation by the Central Church Administration, ministries, dioceses, parishes, clergy, lay...

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Serbien: Bischöfe kritisieren Vorgehen des Ökumenischen Patriarchats in der Ukraine

Die serbischen Bischöfe haben an ihrer Vollversammlung Anfang November die jüngsten Entscheidungen des Ökumenischen Patriarchats in Bezug auf die Frage der Autokephalie für die Ukraine kritisiert. Mit Bedauern stelle die Versammlung fest, dass das Patriarchat von Konstantinopel eine „kanonisch unbegründete Entscheidung“ getroffen habe. Die SOK betrachte diese als „nicht verbindlich“ für sich...

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Georgien: Parliamentarian promises to drop bill on marijuana cultivation

The bill on the cultivation of marijuana in Georgia will be withdrawn, Parliament Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze said after a meeting with His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II. “The main issue discussed with the Patriarch was the issue of the draft law on the cultivation of marijuana. We discussed this issue earlier in our team and decided to withdraw it from Parliament. We have repeatedly said...

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Zypern: International conference on Monasticism of Russia and Cyprus

The Monastery of the Kykkotissa Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos in Cyprus is hosting an international conference on Monasticism of Russia and Cyprus: Spiritual and Cultural Ties. The meeting is organized by the Synodal Department for Monasteries and Monasticism of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Kykkos Monastery, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and St. Basil the Great...

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Ukraine: Protestants set to build educational center in Slovyansk on the model of UCU

The parishioners of the Good News Church in Slovyansk are set to build an educational center based on the model of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. A pastor of the church, Peter Dudnik said this according to Depo.Donbass citing Cvoi.City. He noted that the construction of the university, that relies on Christian values ​​and high educational standards of the European level, is an...

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Russland: All-Russia Academic Conference on Theology in Present-Day Academia

The 2nd All-Russia Academic Conference on Theology in the Present-Day Academia held its final session at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in cooperation with the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI). The main plenary session heard a paper presented by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on Theology in Education and Science: Development of the...

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