Unlike laypeople, who can abstain from Communion if they are feeling insulted, a priest celebrating alone does not have that option—he has to celebrate the Liturgy anyway. Therefore, we asked some Orthodox pastors to tell us how we can eliminate the feeling of resentment as soon as possible.
We have talked with Archpriest Vladislav Tsypin, Ph.D in Church History, Ph.D in theology, Professor of the Moscow Theological Academy and the Sretensky Theological Seminary, about the position of the Church on capital punishment past and present.
The “Louis Quarter” is a staffed community residence for the disabled in Penza. We talked with Maria Lvova-Belova on how it managed to become a landmark of the city, which Louis it is named for, and how not to lose heart in seemingly hopeless situations.
When and why did the Patriarchate of Constantinople introduce the new calendar? How is it connected with the current Church conflict in Ukraine? We discussed these subjects with Pavel Kuzenkov, Ph.D in Historical Sciences, teacher of the Sretensky Theological Seminary, and expert in Christian chronological systems.
It is crystal clear that our society is infected with a shortage of love. I think that our contemporaries, choked up in the general atmosphere of enmity (because of the lack of love), above all expect love from the Church. That is why above all we should tell those on the outside that God is love.
January 24, 2019, was the first anniversary since George Velikanov saved at the cost of his own life a homeless man from death under the wheels of a suburban train. This real podvig astonished everyone and reminded all of us what genuine Christianity is about.
A distinctive feature of Samtavro is, above all, that it was precisely here that Christianity became the state religion, that is, the spiritual foundation of social and political life was laid here, based on Orthodoxy.
Pravoslavie.ru asked clergymen and experts from Kiev and Moscow to comment on last week’s scandalous and shocking decision by the Synod of the Constantinople Patriarchate to revoke the Tomos of 1686 that transferred the Ukrainian Metropolia to the Moscow Patriarchate, and to remove the anathema from the heads of the Ukraine’s uncanonical structures—the “Kiev Patriarchate” and the “Ukrainian autocephalous Orthodox Church”, etc.
The 1686 тomos concerning the transfer of the Kievan Metropolia from the Church of Constantinople to the Moscow Patriarchate and the circumstances of this transfer have recently become the subject of heightened discussion. The Patriarchate of Constantinople has now suddenly begun to categorically challenge the validity of this transfer.
To our surprise, we began to notice that into Sretensky Monastery, the gates of which are not marked by any signs in foreign languages, scores of fans have been coming from other countries. We decided to get acquainted with some of them and ask them about their impressions of Russia and Russians, what cities they visited, about our culture and mentality.
Today we commemorate the fortieth day of the repose of the ever-memorable Archimandrite Adrian (Kirsanov), the last elder of the Pskov Caves Monastery. He was known for his simple words, efficacious prayer, exceedingly important revelations, and unforgettable meetings. Those who were fortunate enough to have communicated with the Pskov Caves elder Archimandrite Adrian (Kirsanov) remember this “incredibly happy person.”
We talked with Michael Khasminsky, Director of the Center for Crisis Psychology at the Patriarchal Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Moscow, on why fake news about the Church are in high demand among some mass media.
Irina Borisovna Ratushinskaya (born March 4, 1954), a poet, a former dissident and an Orthodox Christian, reposed in the Lord on July 5, 2017. Pravoslavie.ru talked with Irina’s husband Igor Gerashchenko, also a former dissident and a member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia.