Frankreich/Konstantinopel: Ökumenisches Patriarchat löst russisches Exarchat auf

Das Ökumenische Patriarchat hat entschieden, das „Erzbistum der orthodoxen Gemeinden russischer Tradition in Westeuropa“ aufzulösen. An ihrer letzten Sitzung Ende November erklärte die Hl. Synode, den Status des Exarchats mit Sitz in Paris auf Empfehlung von Patriarch Bartholomaios „reorganisieren“ zu wollen. Das Exarchat geht auf die Emigration orthodoxer Russen nach der Revolution 1917 zurück...

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USA: Russian-American Orthodox choir nominated for 2019 Grammy

The nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards were announced on 7 December and notably, a Russian-American Orthodox choir is among the nominees. In particular, the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute’s (PaTRAM) latest album, “Teach Me Thy Statutes,” featuring works of Pavel Chesnokov, under the direction of Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, has been nominated in the Best Choral Performance...

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Russland: Russian church site opens section on "Historical unity of the Russian Orthodox Church"

A new subsection has been opened on the official site of the Russian Orthodox Church dedicated to the “Historical unity of the Russian Orthodox Church,” providing documents, publications, and news dedicated to the ongoing crisis in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

As the announcement reads, “Throughout its 1,000-year history, the Russian Orthodox Church, despite the changing political...

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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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Russland: Patriarch chairs jubilee session of the Interreligious Council of Russia

On 6 December 2018, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia (ICR) held a grand meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation of this organization. The session was chaired by the ICR Chairman Emeritus, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.Taking part in the meeting were members of...

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Russland: Heads and high-ranking representatives of religious communities in Syria and Russia meet in Damascus for conference

On November 17, 2018, a conference of the heads and high-ranking representatives of traditional religious communities in Syria and the interreligious delegation from Russia, headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), took place at the main hall of the Patriarchate of Antioch at the Cathedral of the Dormition...

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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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