The former press Secretary of the patriarchs Alexy II and Kirill, now the rector of the University Church of St. Tatiana, a well-known priest-publicist Vladimir Vigilyansky published a book-diary "Russian key". It is written on the basis of his own essays on Facebook, including on topical socio-political themes, said the author in an interview with RIA Novosti.
"The language of social networks and the language of books is different. However, there are some common goals. This desire in the genre of "diary of the priest" to give the Orthodox response to any private, public, and public issues, a way to sanctify worldly facts and social processes of Evangelical light, to saturate the senses of historical events..." - said Vigilyansky.
Ukraine is once again talking about the creation of a "United and independent churches." Only this time it can appear on the basis of obedient Istanbul Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew, "the Orthodox churches of Ukraine" (ptsu) and subordinates to the Pope Greek Catholic (UGCC). The aims and prospects of the new "superbadiste" — in the material RIA Novosti.
Church St. Peter and Paul this year was held in Ukraine on an unprecedented scale. Solemn services on July 12 broadcast of the secular TV channels — both national and local.
The movement Black Lives Matter in support of the fight against racism ceases to be the only socio-political: his supporters increasingly speak the language of the Bible. However, instead of Jesus Christ they have a different Messiah — George Floyd. As a victim of police brutality turned into an idol of millions and how it seriously — in the material RIA Novosti.
"He was tall and broad-shouldered. And the strongest — for which he was elected leader of the robber band. With accomplices he robbed the house, attacked the travellers. But at one point decided to change and get on the right path".
. "To make Sofia mosque again" — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a few years. On Friday, 10 July 2020, he turned the threat into reality: signed the decree abolishing Museum status of Hagia Sophia. Now here again, as 86 years ago, the mosque Hagia Sophia. About how made this decision and what the consequences are — in the material RIA Novosti.
"The same day he solemnly entered the Church of Hagia Sophia, ascended the steps of the altar and said a prayer for the glory of Allah that brought him the victory. Then he ordered to remake the Church into a mosque".
. Created a year and a half ago on the basis of the structures of the schismatic "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" (ptsu) is crushed from within. For the power fight the few natives of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and longtime leaders of the schism, who have never had legal status. This happens on the background of the return of fugitive priests in the canonical Church. On the causes of strife in the material RIA Novosti.
Vinnytsia region is predicted to have a status of "independence of the Church." In December 2018 it is here that began the transition of the priests of the UOC in ptsu, created a native of these parts of Petro Poroshenko. The ex-President has made the legalization of the schismatics of Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew.
Ukrainian court is considering a number of criminal cases against the former President of Petro Poroshenko. Including the creation of the schismatic "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" and the Tomos of autocephaly. The politician, in fact, does not deny that had a hand in this, but what's it going not believe. Although two years ago he was warned about the consequences of blatant interference in internal Church Affairs. What awaits Poroshenko and those interested in the proceedings — in the material RIA Novosti.
That, and the artistry of the ex-President of Ukraine does not hold. Even at trial in one case he came, to walk a couple of kilometers at the head of a column of supporters. Many of them were holding placards and Ukrainian flags.
President Donald trump almost begging for the support of his most loyal supporters — Evangelical Christians. After all, they are, in fact, led him into the Oval office four years ago. But now, in the Wake of the mass movement against racism, communities were faced with a difficult choice. What role the religious factor plays in the political fate of the trump — in the material RIA Novosti.
Texas is not only famous for ranches and cowboys, but also many Protestant churches. This is probably one of the most religious States in the country. He is now in the midst of a presidential campaign: Texans campaigning to vote for trump.
Donald trump decided to make American values sacred to all the world: he identified one of the main goals of US foreign policy "the protection of religious freedoms" in other States. Those who, in the opinion of Americans, violates these freedoms are subject to sanctions. First under the "hand" hit China. On time. Where Washington accuses Moscow at RIA Novosti.
The notorious "protection of religious rights" embroil the US, even with a priority partner — India. Official new Delhi was not let into the country members of the Commission of the state Department on international religious freedom, which was to gather information about the "religious persecution". The head of the Indian foreign Ministry Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that his country would not tolerate any interference in questions connected with the constitutional rights of citizens.
Resurrection Cathedral or the main temple of the Russian Armed forces was opened to public access the Day of memory and grief – June 22. The RIA Novosti correspondent visited the Cathedral together with the head of the arts Council for the construction of Archpriest Leonid Kalinin, and found the meaning of the symbolism of the Cathedral as the main temple of the Armed forces can reconcile believers and atheists.
Entering the temple-meets-huge – gold – the figure of "Christ is Risen" against the blue-black sky. "Night, only that the risen Christ over the city of Jerusalem, with one hand bless us, and the other holds a sealed scroll, in which the mystery of the next century," Leonid Kalinin, who also heads the expert Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on Church art, architecture and restoration.
There is a practice of blessing the new recruits, including the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. But those guys can be sent anywhere, including to the East of the country, in the Donbass. So, the Church blesses this war? And if the soldiers of the Ukrainian army in the Donbass to be on the opposite side of the front with the same soldiers, who also previously blessed to defend the Homeland? Boris, Moscow, 30 years.
The famous oak of Mamre in Hebron, where, according to the Bible, was first revealed to the trio, can take away from the Russian Orthodox Church. The Supreme court of Palestine cancelled the decree on the transfer of territory from the Shrine of the Moscow Patriarchate, referring to the ancient Islamic laws. In the ROC insist that this land belongs to her since the XIX century. The story unfolds on the background of aggravation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which participants bring to the region "utter chaos." About the past, present and future of the Russian shrines of Hebron — in the material RIA Novosti.
The area the locals call al-Maskubiya, that is Moscow. Every year it attracts hundreds of Russian pilgrims to pray at the Russian Holy Trinity monastery and to see that oak. Christians believe that at the foot of the prophet Abraham in the guise of three angels appeared in three persons (hypostases) of the Godhead.
The churches of the Russian Orthodox Church has opened its doors to the faithful in Moscow on 6 June during the so-called Trinity Saturday, and on Sunday the Orthodox said one of the twelve (12 main Church) holidays – day of the Holy Trinity. As a rule, temples at this time visited by many people. How was the festive service, there were a lot of members and if they managed to comply with sanitary norms – to find out the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
At the entrance of the temple Martyr Tatiana, Moscow state University named after Lomonosov, which is two minutes from the Moscow Kremlin – the police. "Watch, that there was no provocation. We go to Church, watch, observe whether people distance wearing a mask. Be warned, if necessary. But so far, no problems in this Church was not" - said the police officer.
Holy spirit day in 2020 from the Orthodox is celebrated on 8 June. What is this holiday what you can and cannot do in spirit day, as well as the history of the holiday, its customs and superstitions - in the material RIA Novosti.
Holy spirit day, or whit Monday is a religious holiday in the Orthodox tradition continues the celebrations in honour of the Holy Trinity. And the great feast (one of the twelve main a year) Trinity this year fell on June 7
In Ukraine ignite passion around the main Orthodox shrines — Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The dissenters demand that the authorities took her away from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The petition for the transfer of the monastery of the self-proclaimed "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" caused a huge resonance. In the media there is a tough campaign against the inhabitants of the monastery. The situation is tense so that believers are afraid of civil war.
A crowd of young men in balaclavas with metal rods in his hands. But on the contrary, elderly women in headscarves with icons and crosses. At that moment, the nationalists rushed to his congregation. The fight to join the fighters "Berkut". They manage to push back the attackers from the gates of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.