The Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church is set to consider the question of the identification of the “Ekaterinburg Remains”—the fragments of bodies found in 1991 and 2007 near Ekaterinburg and allegedly belonging to the martyred royal family of Tsar Nicholas II.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with newly-appointed American ambassador to Russia John Huntsman at the patriarchal residence yesterday to discuss matters of relations between the two countries and of the fate of suffering Christians around the world.
Thousands of residents of the Greek city of Patras greeted a portion of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov yesterday, which were brought to Greece for the beginning of the international conference “The Voice of the Apostle Andrew in the Modern World,” which is being held by the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation together with the Diocese of Patras today and tomorrow.
“We sincerely believe that the ruby stars should stand on those buildings that were built during the 70-year Soviet period of Russian history, but not on the Kremlin towers, which the Bolsheviks have nothing to do with building,” the movement’s statement reads.
A new stamp dedicated to the main cathedral of Gorny Convent in Jerusalem, dedicated to All Saint Who Have Shown Forth in the Russian Land, was released yesterday as a joint issue between the Russian Federation and the State of Israel.
Metropolitan Ambrose of Kalavyrta recently offered a presentation as part of a cycle of Sunday afternoon talks established in his diocese to provide soul-profiting material to the pious of his churches. In his talk, His Eminence spoke of the spiritual dangers that come from departing from Christ, but also offered his audience a strong note of hope.
Speaking on the television program “What To Do?” the chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and Society and the Media Vladimir Legoida strongly ruled out the possibility of the Church’s involvement in the fight for political power.
Law enforcement agencies opened criminal proceedings on Thursday for the violations of the rights of believers of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church that took place during the All-Ukrainian Cross Procession which was held in July 2016.
A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated this Sunday with simultaneous sign language interpretation for the first time in Cyprus. The Diocese of Tamasos and Orinis has invited a theologian well-versed in Greek sign language to come from Greece for the service in St. John Chrysostom Church in Lakatamia in the Nicosia district.
Archimandrite Gregory (Zumis), the abbot of Dochariou Monastery on Mt. Athos, has commented on the Greek government’s plans to legalize soft drugs and to allow the free cultivation of marijuana, saying “The devil has raised his banner high today.”
The center’s goals are to enable the women to learn to read and write; to teach them about Orthodox Tradition and prayers and family values, helping them to remain steadfast in their faith in the Islamic state of Pakistan; to teach them teamwork, for solving real life problems.