Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Vladimir (Sabodan) has passed away in Kiev at the age of 78.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia said he congratulated Petr Poroshenko with being elected Ukrainian president. Patriarch Kirill has called on Ukraine’s newly-elected president Poroshenko to stop bloodshed in the country and heed the opinion of all its citizens.
Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia Kirill will open the White Flower charitable center in Moscow on Sunday to raise funds for the creation of a children’s home for invalid children. The festive program will last the whole day.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, was denied entry to Ukraine and had to return home, being told he is persona non grata.
The Russian Orthodox Church is in deep grief over the new bloodshed in Ukraine as political radicals are trying to assert their convictions despite the loss of life, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Saturday, May 3, commenting in the latest events in Odessa, southern Ukraine, and the eastern Donetsk region, where several dozen people were killed.
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill led an Easter liturgy at Moscow’s main church – the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin greeted all Orthodox believers and all people in Russia, celebrating Easter. "The Easter festivities fill hearts of millions of people with love and joy, inspire for good deeds, serve promoting the eternal values and moral guidelines as caring for people, mercy and compassion in the society."
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has urged all Christians of the Russian Orthodox Church to pray hard for peace in Ukraine in these Easter days, Itar-Tass reports.
The Russian plane carrying a secure lamp with the Holy Fire from Jerusalem landed in Moscow about an hour before sunday midnight, Itar-Tass reports.
This year, the entire Christian world is celebrating Easter on the same day – April 20. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill has congratulated Christians all over the world with this cheerful holiday.
On the eve of Easter, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill prayed for Ukraine together with hundreds of parishioners of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Thousands of Christian pilgrims gathered in Jerusalem waiting for a miracle of the Holy Fire on Saturday. The Holy Fire that is lit every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on the day preceding Orthodox Easter is believed by Orthodox Christians to be a miracle.
The Russian Orthodox Christian Church is celebrating one of the 12 greatest Christian holidays – Jesus Christ's Entry to Jerusalem, also known as Palm Sunday.
On Lady Day(Annunciation) His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia conducted a divine liturgy in the Cathedral of the Annunciation in the Moscow Kremlin and released white pigeons into the sky.
It’s the time of Lent in Orthodox Russia, a period of seven week fasting which ends on Easter. Linked with this particular period in Russia there exist simply remarkable in its beauty folk music called church verses we are going to acquaint you with.
A council of the heads of all 15 local Orthodox churches will be held in 2016, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said. "We believe that all issues relating to the preparation of documents and the solution of all procedural, administrative and technical issues will have been resolved in the world by 2016," the patriarch told reporters on Sunday in Istanbul, where he took part in a meeting between the heads and representatives of Orthodox churches devoted to the preparations for the Council.
'We deeply sympathize with ongoing events in fraternal Ukraine' - Patriarch Kirill, Russian Orthodox bishop
An armed man has reportedly stormed the main Orthodox church on the Russian north-Pacific island of Sakhalin and opened fire on the parish, the local Church authority said Sunday.
More than 50,000 people have so far worshipped the Gifts of the Magi - a Christian relic taken out of Greece for the first time since the 15th century - in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan in the southern Russian city of Volgograd.