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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine for the First Time

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived for the fist time on Saturday at the autocephalous Church of Ukraine and participated in festivities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the country's declaration of independence. On Saturday, Patriarch Bartholomew I and the leader of the...

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Formally Split from Russia in Istanbul

On Saturday, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has formally received its independence as Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the "Tomos" in Istanbul, which is a decree of independence. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has now completed the actions needed for the Ukrainian...

Russian Patriarch Kirill Sends Message of Encouragement as Ecumenical Patriarch and Church Leaders Prepare to Hold Mass

Although the Russian Orthodox Church will not participate in the meetings for the Pan-Orthodox Council, the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has sent a message of encouragement to the Orthodox leaders who have gathered in Crete. Patriarch Kirill wrote that the disputes among Orthodox churches...

Panorthodox Council Shows Chasm Between Greek and Russian Churches

The Holy and Great Synod, the Panorthodox Council of all Orthodox Churches, will commence on Friday in Crete showing that there is a chasm between the Churches of Greece and Russia. The Extraordinary Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided...

Millions of People Worshipped Saint Andrew’s Cross

On August 2 the Cross of the martyrdom of St. Andrew the Apostle returns to Patras, after twenty days it was transferred to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The Cross, which was worshiped by more than a million people in all...

Patriarch Kirill’s Thoughts With Cypriots

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his sympathy for Greeks and Cypriots who are suffering from the economic crisis, during the standard annual dinner honoring the Sunday of Orthodoxy in the Greek Embassy in Moscow on March...

Russian Church Sends $636,000 to Help Greek Church Feed Poor

Officials of the Russian Orthodox Church raised 517,628.34 euros ($636,219) and have sent it to the Greek Orthodox Church to support poor and unemployed people. The Greek Church is feeding scores of thousands of poor Greeks and others during...

Russian Church Donates 500,000 Euros to Archdiocese of Athens

The Russian church raised approximately 19 million Rubles, meaning almost 500,000 Euros, in order to help the poor and homeless people of Greece. According to the official website of the Department for Charity and Social Ministry of the Russian Orthodox...

Russian Orthodox Church Supports Debt-Hit Greece

The Russian Orthodox Church has officialy started a solidarity aid campaign to help the fellow Orthodox people in debt-crippled Greece. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has called for the gathering of donations from all orthodox churches around the...

Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow Warmly Welcomes Christian Icon from Mount Athos

Within the framework of the annual religious-cultural conference organized by the Russian Orthodox Church, the Mt. Athos icon of Greece depicting the New Martyrs of Greece, Pontos, Minor Asia and Cyprus was warmly welcomed by the Orthodox Church in...