Sredneuralskaya convent, which in recent months has been in the media spotlight once again opened its doors to worshipers and pilgrims. The RIA Novosti correspondent first visited the monastery and learned how to change the lives of nuns after the deprivation of Holy orders, their Confessor.
The spiritual father and founder of Sredneuralskaya convent Abbot Sergius found himself in the spotlight after he began to speak in sermons that COVID-19 - a "pseudopodia" that Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation", deprived of "freedom and work". The diocese deprived him of his right to preach, but the cleric did not listen and continued in sermons to encourage the congregation to take to the streets and protest. Because of this, the ecclesiastical court stripped him of his dignity, and the temple, "Sporitelnitsa loaves" temporarily closed for pilgrims.
The Dalai Lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso, addressed on the occasion of his 85th birthday, in which he declared that he is "messenger of Avalokitesvara" - the Buddha of compassion, going to live for 110 years "or so" and asked the Buddhists read the mantra "Om Mani Padme hum" at least a thousand times.
"Today, July 6 – the day of my birth. Due to limitations associated with the pandemic (coronavirus), large gatherings of people to conduct a magnificent celebration possible. But in them, and there is no need. However, if you want to celebrate my birthday, I would ask you to read the MANI mantra (Om Mani Padme hum) of at least a thousand times", - said in the appeal of the Dalai Lama, which arrived in RIA Novosti.
The Dalai Lama has explored the "soul" from the physiological point of view and to restore the "system of consciousness" of a person that will help take care of the "brain health" and to understand "who we are and where we are going", said Russian scientists, congratulating the Buddhist spiritual leader on the anniversary.
On Monday he turns 85 years old.
Recovery of burned at the foot of Belukha mountain of the chapel began in the Altai Republic, according to Gornoaltayskoe diocese.
"With the support of the government of the Altai Republic, restoration work began", - is spoken in the message.
The Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Jerome believes that the Turks will not dare to turn the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque.
"Look, they play all the games that got their hands. And it's also a game. I believe that they wouldn't dare," said Jerome, answering the question of the Greek Mesogeios TV channel, will the Turkey on the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque.
The online premiere of the documentary "Dalai Lama – the scientist" will be held on the day of the 85th anniversary of the world famous Buddhist spiritual leader (July 6) in Russian on the official site of Fund of assistance to preservation of cultural and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism "Save Tibet" (savetibet.ru), twice at 14.00 GMT and 19.00 GMT, told RIA Novosti in the Fund.
"For more than 30 years I work very closely with Western scholars. Now, when I think about myself, I sometimes think that a Buddhist monk I only half. Half I am a scientist," admits Sam, Dalai Lama XIV, Tenzin Gyatso.
Honorary representative of the Dalai Lama XIV Tenzin Gyatso in Russia, Mongolia and CIS countries, the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Republic of telo Tulku Rinpoche announced that the Buddhist leader, who on Monday will celebrate 85-year anniversary, promised to live up to 113 years.
"Dear friends! This year, July 6, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will turn 85. This is a very long career, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a promise to be with us, to 113 years," the letter says Rinpoche on the occasion of the anniversary of the spiritual leader of Buddhists, the text of which came on Saturday in RIA Novosti.
Sredneuralskaya convent, founded by defrocked Abbot Sergius (Nicholas Romanov), again open to the pilgrims, said the representative of the cleric Vsevolod Moguchev.
"Sredneuralskaya convent in honor of the mother of God "sporitelnitsa bread" open to his visit to the Orthodox parishioners and pilgrims," wrote Moguchev on his page in "Vkontakte".
The Moscow Patriarchate has called on the Turkish authorities to respect the feelings of millions of Christians and not to turn the Hagia Sophia into a mosque and reminded that Istanbul and so there is no shortage of Muslim temples.
The Supreme administrative court of Turkey, the state Council on Thursday considered the question of changing the status of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The state Council believes that to change the status of the Cathedral is the presidential decree, reported by the Greek TV ERT. The decision will be announced within 15 days.
The Moscow Patriarchate called defrocked of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) "tongue-tied man", expressing surprise that his "insignificant and meaningless speech for someone to act."
Court of Yekaterinburg diocese earlier on Friday stripped the priesthood of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) of Sredneuralskaya convent, now he is simply religious.
Legitimacy and ideological component are the major differences in the new Constitution after the amendments, with almost 80% supporting innovation is a traditional part of the society, said the first Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and media, Deputy head of the world Russian people's Council Alexander Shchipkov.
Voting on amendments to the basic law was held from 25 June to 1 July. After processing 100% of protocols, the total turnout of voters amounted to 67,97%. For acceptance of amendments have voted 77,92% (almost 58 million Russians), against of 21.27% (about 16 million).
Defrocked Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) continues to be a member of the Church in the monastic rank, it can still be addressed as "father", told RIA Novosti in the Moscow Patriarchate.
Court of Yekaterinburg diocese on Friday defrocked chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) of Sredneuralskaya convent.
Cases on administrative offences committed by ballerina Anastasia Volochkova when you visit Serafimo-Diveevsky monastery in the closed quarantine Nizhny Novgorod Diveyevo transferred for consideration to Moscow, reports the United press service of courts of General jurisdiction in Nizhny Novgorod region.
Earlier in the press service RIA Novosti reported that Volochkova imputed two articles of the administrative offences Code, part 1 of article 20.6.1 (failure to comply with rules of conduct in emergency situations or the threat of its occurrence) and part 2 article 6.3 (violation of the legislation in the field of ensuring sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population), the driver is only part 2 of article 6.3 of the administrative code. Volochkova and her companion turned to the Nizhny Novgorod court petitions before the administrative materials at the place of residence in Moscow.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that the accusations against Ankara in connection with the possibility of deprivation of the Hagia Sophia and the status of the Museum are attacks on the sovereignty of the country.
The Supreme administrative court of Turkey, the state Council on Thursday considered the question of changing the status of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The decision will be announced within 15 days. The state Council believes that to change the status of the Cathedral is the presidential decree, reported by the Greek TV ERT.
The Yekaterinburg diocese of exploring data about convictions for the murder of chiyoumen Sergei (Nicholas Romanov), who has previously cursed the closing of all the temples in the period of the pandemic, was banned from serving, and then defrocked, told journalists the Chairman of Department on interrelations of the Church with society and mass media of the Yekaterinburg diocese, Archpriest Maxim changers.
Earlier, local media claimed that in 1985, Nicholas Romanov was sentenced to four years for theft of state property and the accident that led to the death of a person, and for a murder with aggravated robbery. According to media reports, in the aggregate Romanov was sentenced to 13 years in prison and served his sentence prior to 1997. The Novels in his video that uploaded on YouTube, admitted that he was ordained a priest, despite his crime.
Do in the service of Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) have ignored all calls by the Church to stop his public activity and was therefore defrocked, reported RIA Novosti Deputy head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.
Earlier on Friday the court of the Yekaterinburg diocese defrocked chiyoumen Sergius. Later, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda said that the decision must be approved by the Patriarch, after which it will enter into force.
Abbot Sergius (Nicholas Romanov), cursed closing the temples during a pandemic coronavirus and then prohibited from serving again failed to appear at a Church court hearing his work, told journalists the representative of the Ekaterinburg diocese.
The first meeting of the diocesan court in the case of chiyoumen was June 15, however, a review of the activities of the priest had to be postponed to 26 June due to the fact that he read from a prepared text, not related to the essence of the four charges, quickly left the meeting without answering questions on the merits. At the second meeting, the cleric has not appeared, therefore he was again transferred, this time on 3 July. The diocese argued that the court may take decision in case of absence of Sergius.
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is an integral part of Orthodox history and culture, and there is hope for statesmanship of a Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan as the transformation of the Cathedral-Museum into a mosque threatens consequences, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Nikolai Balashov.
The Supreme administrative court of Turkey, the state Council on Thursday considered the question of changing the status of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The state Council believes that to change the status of the Cathedral is the presidential decree, reported by the Greek TV ERT. The decision will be announced within 15 days.
The United States urges the Turkish authorities to preserve Hagia Sophia in Istanbul the status of a Museum and leave it available for all people, said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that the Turkish Council of State will consider the possibility to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (now it has the status of a Museum). According to the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country was entitled to change the status of the Cathedral, turning it into a mosque, without taking into account the views of other States.
The movement Black Lives Matter in the US, UK and some other countries is becoming increasingly anti-Christian and anti-civilizational character, the Deputy Chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate Bishop Zelenograd Savva (Tutunov).
Constantine the Great, adopted Christianity in the Roman Empire, canonized by the Orthodox Church canonized, is honored as "equal to the apostles Emperor."
State law cannot take precedence over Canon law, with its own internal control system in the Russian Orthodox Church exists, said Tuesday RIA Novosti Deputy head of the world Russian people's Council (ARNS), Advisor to the Chairman of the state Duma Alexander Shchipkov.
Earlier, the state Duma Deputy Evgeny Marchenko has announced a new priests for criminal record and mental disabilities and to create in the Church a kind of analog of division of own safety of Ministry of internal Affairs. His appeal to the Moscow Patriarchate, he sent in connection with the activities prohibited in the service of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov), who refused to submit to Church authority.
Requirements for candidates to the clergy in recent years have undergone substantial changes and have become much more severe, said Tuesday RIA Novosti the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
Previously a member of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Evgeny Marchenko said that he had sent a letter to the Patriarchate in connection with the situation around chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov). It Marchenko, in particular, proposed to amend the Labour code of the Russian Federation and other legislative acts, which would include clergy in the list of professions with mandatory medical examination for the presence service to prevent mental diseases, and provision of information on available or available criminal records.
The Moscow Patriarchate has called grossly contrary to the Constitution of the Russian Federation the initiative of the Deputy Evgeny Marchenko, who offered to test candidates to the priesthood, the criminal record and mental disabilities and to create in the Church a kind of analog of division of own safety of Ministry of internal Affairs.
Previously a member of the Duma Committee on state construction and law, Evgeny Marchenko, told RIA Novosti that sent a letter to the Patriarchate in connection with the situation around chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov). It Marchenko, in particular, proposed to amend the Labour code of the Russian Federation and other legislative acts, which would include clergy in the list of professions with mandatory medical examination for the presence service to prevent mental diseases, and provision of information on available or available criminal records.
Picture of black Jesus Christ, a variation on the theme of the famous frescoes Leonardo da Vinci's last supper, received the same name, appeared on the altar of Saint Albany Cathedral in the British County of Hertfordshire as a sign of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement ("black Lives matter"), reports the Daily Mail.
Earlier, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged the Church of England to revise the image of Christ as the white man.
Russian Muslims over the past three months has assisted more than 7 thousands of Russian families, and several thousands of labor migrants, giving them food parcels and providing hot meals, told RIA Novosti CEO of the charity Fund "Zakat" in the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Rifat Izmailov.
Also, according to him, the believers every day helped the elderly.
State Duma Deputy Evgeny Marchenko urged the Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee of Russia to check the activities of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) subject to forcible holding of people at the monastery in the Urals, the text of the appeal is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
Abbot Sergius was the center of attention after he began to speak in sermons that COVID-19 — a "pseudopodia" that Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation", deprived of "freedom and work". The Yekaterinburg diocese deprived him of his right to preach, but the cleric did not listen and continued in sermons to encourage the congregation to take to the streets and protest. Because of that, the ruling Hierarch of Sergius banned in service, Abbot is under the ecclesiastical court. In addition, Romanova opened an administrative case, will consider it on July 7.
The historic mission of Russia is to organize the joint lives of tens and hundreds of big and small peoples of the country that would be an attractive example for other peoples and States, said Dr. of philosophy, chief researcher of the RAS Institute of philosophy Vladimir Shevchenko.
Shevchenko spoke at the conference "Civilizational development of modern Russia: philosophical perspective", conducted by the Russian Academy of Sciences in distance format with the participation of scientists of the RAS and the leading Federal universities, experts, public and political figures.
Schismatic Filaret Denisenko said that he would seek from the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew the provision of a new Tomos of autocephaly of Church structures in Ukraine.
"It could provide Tomos and without depending on the Patriarchate of Constantinople. And we're so Tomos expected. But in order to Tomos was completely independent from the other Church, it was necessary to provide not the Archdiocese and Patriarchate. Why? Because Patriarchy cannot be part of another Patriarchate and the Archdiocese can. For example, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate's Archdiocese. She is independent, but is dependent on the Moscow Patriarchate. And the Patriarch of Constantinople did not want the Ukrainian Church was a Patriarchate," he said in an interview with "Apostrophe".
The Moscow Patriarchate supported the protests of the Orthodox community against the LGBT propaganda from the embassies of the US and the UK, noting that the demonstration of such symbols is "disrespectful to the Outlook of many citizens of Russia".
On Sunday, the participants of the public movement "forty times Forty" picketed the embassies of the US and UK, protesting against the fact that the Embassy hung the flag of the LGBT community.
Teachers of the University of Montenegro and physicians from different cities of the country with their signatures in an open letter and personal participation in the meetings of believers defended the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) of the disputed law on religious associations.
In the centre of Podgorica on a plateau in front of the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection in the evening gathered about 10 thousand people for the solemn service.
Orthodox movement "forty times Forty" will hold on Sunday, pickets at the embassies of the US and the UK, told RIA Novosti in motion.
Pickets will be held under the slogan "Russia has its own values." Participants will stand with a poster, depicted on the icon "the Cathedral of all Saints resplendent in the Russian land".
TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak said that he wrote a statement after the attack on her crew in Sredneuralskaya convent in the Sverdlovsk region.
Previously Sobchak announced that she and her crew were attacked in the monastery where she gathered the material for his investigations on chiyoumen Sergius banned from serving after saying about the "pseudopodia" coronavirus, and the beating in the monastery of children. In the diocese of Yekaterinburg, RIA Novosti said earlier that from the first day asked journalists not to escalate the situation, and noted that in all to understand to law enforcement. There's also recommended not to visit the monastery where the incident occurred.
The first sacrament of baptism of children was held in the main Church of the Russian Armed forces, said the press service of the defense Ministry.
"Today in the baptistery of the Patriarchal Cathedral is the main Church of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation for the first time was held the most important sacrament of the Orthodox Church - baptism," - said in the message.
The head of the Union of journalists of Russia Vladimir Solov'ev in conversation with RIA Novosti called unacceptable the attack on the crew of Ksenia Sobchak, however, noted that for journalists in such private organizations as monasteries, usually requires special permits, so the situation requires clarification.
Previously Sobchak announced that she and her crew were attacked in the monastery where she gathered the material for his investigations on chiyoumen Sergius banned from serving after saying about the "pseudopodia" coronavirus, and the beating in the monastery of children. In the diocese of RIA Novosti news Agency said earlier that the first day asked journalists not to escalate the situation, and noted that in all to understand to law enforcement. The crew Sobchak after the events in the monastery, has addressed with the statement to the police.
The Yekaterinburg diocese recommends not to visit the convent of Sredneuralskaya in the Sverdlovsk region, where earlier today attacked the TV host Ksenia Sobchak.
Previously Sobchak announced that she and her crew were attacked in the monastery where she gathered the material for his investigations on chiyoumen Sergius banned from serving after saying about the "pseudopodia" coronavirus, and the beating in the monastery of children. In the diocese of RIA Novosti news Agency said earlier that the first day asked journalists not to escalate the situation, and noted that in all to understand to law enforcement.
The Ministers of the Church in Peru will have to temporarily abandon the use of Holy water, the kissing of images and change the process of the sacrament, it follows from the Protocol developed by the conference of bishops in Peru for religious activities.
These measures will take effect after the lifting of the quarantine in the country.
The Dalai Lama considers India a model of interfaith harmony in the world, an example of this country, in his opinion, shows the reachability of such interreligious peace throughout the world.
The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism on Friday held an online lecture on "How to build a world full of peace and compassion" at the request of students Kurganskogo friendship University and its branches.
Modern Western Europe came to a conscious rejection of moral and spiritual values of Christianity, secularism and atheism are, in fact, its official ideology, the Dean of the faculty of philosophy of the Saratov state University named after N. G. Chernyshevskogo, doctor of philosophical Sciences Mikhail Orlov.
"It is the moral and spiritual values that have given Christianity for two thousand years served as the basis for the development of European civilization. And now we see how the conscious rejection of these values puts Europe in front of the line, crossing which it may undergo significant transformation, and quite a severe form of civilized existence," said eagles during the scientific conference.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has appointed the new rector of the Church of St. Theodore the Studite in Moscow 45-year-old Metropolitan John (Roshchin), stated in the decree of the Primate of the Russian Church.
The former Abbot of the temple at Nikitsky gate was a well-known Moscow priest, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, who died on January 26 of this year.
The actions of chiyoumen Sergei (Nicholas Romanov), after forbidden statements about "pseudorandom" coronavirus to serve, but continued to conduct services that are in violation of his priestly oath, stated to journalists the Chairman of Department on interrelations of the Church with society and mass media of the Yekaterinburg diocese Archpriest Maxim changers.
The first meeting of the diocesan court in the case of chiyoumen was June 15, however, a review of the activities of the priest had to be postponed to 26 June due to the fact that he read from a prepared text, not related to the essence of the four charges, quickly left the meeting without answering questions on the merits. At the second meeting today of the clergyman was not, in this connection, the meeting moved again, this time on 3 July.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill congratulated the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Onufry on his name day (name day), calling him "a champion of canonical Orthodoxy and defender of the Apostolic faith."
According to the Patriarch, the Metropolitan of Kyiv Onufry feels "a special responsibility entrusted to his care by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church."
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on Thursday took part in a nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which, in his opinion, have "a very deep philosophical meaning".
"At the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the Danilov monastery arrived the Chairman and Secretary of the precinct election Commission No. 1754. In the Bulletin in the form of a question "do You approve the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation?", his Holiness put a sign in front of the chosen solution and put the ballot in the ballot box," - said the press service of the Primate.
Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia (DSMR) is sympathetic to the decision of Saudi authorities to cancel Hajj this year because of the pandemic coronavirus, for this reason, all the paid tours Hajj operators will be refunded or carried over to next year, told RIA Novosti the head of DSMR mufti of Moscow Albir Krganov.
Previously, the government of Saudi Arabia due to the coronavirus abolished the Hajj for pilgrims from abroad this year it is allowed to participate only to the pilgrims already in the Kingdom. With the beginning of the epidemic COVID-19 the power of the Kingdom has also banned die - lesser pilgrimage to the Holy places, which, unlike the Hajj, may at any time of the year.
Multimedia exhibition about the Soviet scout-the illegal immigrant "Nikolai Kuznetsov. Heroes don't die" will be shown in 22 historic parks of the project "Russia - My story" across the country, reported Wednesday RIA Novosti the head of the press service of the project Alexander Tarasov.
"A new multimedia exhibition about the Hero of the Soviet Union Nikolai Ivanovich Kuznetsov will be held in 22 historic parks "Russia - My story", - said Tarasov.
Serbian film Director Emir Kusturica visited the Main temple of the Russian Armed forces, erected in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war and a unique Museum complex "Road of memory", leaving a note in the guest book, told reporters the Russian defense Ministry.
As told in the defense Ministry, most of the filmmaker was impressed with the image of the Saviour in the Central dome of the temple - the largest image of the face of Christ, done in mosaic.
The President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia (FJC), Rabbi Alexander Boroda on Wednesday took part in the Victory parade on red square and noted the enormity of the event, impressive in its scale and Patriotic spirit, according to the press service of the FJC.
He also noted that "Jewish citizens of the Soviet Union, like other peoples, fought in the ranks of the red army, fought in partisan detachments".
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, along with other leaders and representatives of traditional religious confessions of Russia attended on Wednesday at the Victory parade on red square in Moscow, told RIA Novosti source in the Moscow Patriarchate.
He reminded that on June, 22nd, in Day of memory and grief, the Patriarch Kirill with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visited the Patriarchal Cathedral in honor of Christ's Resurrection, the main Church of the Russian Armed forces and a Museum complex "Road of memory" in Moscow's military-Patriotic Park "Patriot".
More than 100 foreign journalists visited the Main temple of the armed forces and the gallery of the "Road of memory" in Moscow, told reporters on Tuesday in the defense Ministry.
"More than 100 journalists from CIS countries, Europe, Asia and the USA visited the Shrine erected in honor of the 75th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war", - told in the defense Ministry.
Abbot Sergius (Nicholas Romanov) from the Sverdlovsk region, who denied the coronavirus, said that he was ordained a priest, despite his crime.
"36 years ago, I, Nicholas Romanov, have transgressed the penal code, for which he received punishment according to the lawful decision of the regional court. Admitted guilt and repented. His sentence, with the blessing of the temple built in honour of St. Nicholas... Wrote a petition to the Patriarch Alexy II regarding the consecration of the Church" - said priest in a video message posted on YouTube.
State Museum-monument "St. Isaac's Cathedral" in 2019 set the attendance record, taking more than 4 million people, said the Chairman of the Committee on culture Konstantin Sukhenko.
"The leaders in reception are traditionally the St. Isaac's Cathedral, whose attendance last year for the first time exceeded 4 million people, and the Museum of history of St. Petersburg that took more than 2 million residents and guests of the city," he said at a meeting of city government online.
Deadlines Church in honor of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Moscow, popularly known for their shape as Noah's ark, can be extended due to lack of funding, said the curator of the program of building new churches in Moscow, the state Duma Deputy Vladimir resin.
"If the parish will be able to raise the necessary funds, the Church will pass at the end of 2020. The temple is in a high degree of readiness. Completed the work in the lower Church, are actively working on the interior decoration of the upper Church. And I believe that in connection with shortage of funds, an urgent need to reallocate the order of the works," - said resin in the first detour of construction sites in the North of Moscow after the lifting of restrictions on movement.
In the Nikolo-Ugreshsky monastery in the Moscow region town of Dzerzhinsky has denied the information that allegedly the abode of several years did not pay utility bills, noting that this really happened only since March of this year due to financial difficulties.
Earlier in the Telegram appeared information about the fact that the Governor of the Nikolo-Ugreshsky monastery hegumen Bartholomew (Smith) a few years ago refused to pay the bills, explaining that the Church has no money. Thus when the congregation gathered the abode of 2.5 million rubles, he allegedly this gift was not accepted. As a result, the monastery turned off the light, water and gas, and the inhabitants are forced to live without any modern amenities.
The government of Saudi Arabia due to the coronavirus allowed to participate in the Hajj this year - the annual pilgrimage to the Holy places of Islam in Mecca and Medina only a small number of Muslim pilgrims who are already in the Kingdom, pilgrims from abroad will not be able to participate this year, said in a released Monday the Ministry of Affairs of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia.
"In pandemic coronavirus and the danger posed by this virus for large gatherings, the Hajj in 1441 according to the Muslim calendar (2020 - Christian chronology) will be held with the participation of a limited number of pilgrims of different nationalities, who are in the country, based on considerations of the need to preserve the health of the people", - is spoken in the Ministry message.
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.
The Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov and Metropolitan Krutitsky and Kolomna Juvenaly has opened a monument to St. George in Krasnogorsk, the event is timed to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, the press service of the regional government.
"Today is a Day of memory and grief, we are opening the monument of St. George – a symbol of victory, courage, kindness, and all the light. 79 years ago began the Great Patriotic war, with the thorny, difficult path to Victory. The other day will be a parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory led by President, veterans. Well, today we also have the opportunity to remember our grandfathers, great-grandfathers, friends, relatives, who went to the front," he said, quoted by the press service.
Police detained a suspect in the arson of the chapel of the Archangel Michael, erected in memory of the victims in the Altai mountains, the climbers and the rescuers, told reporters the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf.
The chapel at the foot of mount Belukha in the Altai region, erected in memory of the victims in the Altai mountains the rescuers, mountaineers and tourists, was completely destroyed, the cause of the fire are established, reported on June 14 Gornoaltayskoe diocese.
Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia (DUM RF) and of the Council of Muftis of Russia (SMR) mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin congratulated medical workers on their professional holiday and thanked them for their assistance to the clergy, said in a statement on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation, published on Sunday.
"The new virus has overtaken the Russian clergy, raised Muftis of a number of Russian regions, ill imams and employees of the spiritual administration of Muslims. Praise be to Allah, thanks to your help and the professional work they are discharged from hospitals and re-serve the Ummah. And again, as you are the front line. After all, as you – the physicians – healers of the bodies, the clergy, doctors of human souls", - said the Gainutdin.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill expressed his condolences in connection with death of former employee of the Leningrad theological schools and his Secretary Natalia Ustimenko, said in a message published Sunday on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Natalia Ustimenko died 20 Jun 97-m to year of life in the poorhouse of the Voskresensky Novodevichy monastery in St. Petersburg, clarify on the site.
Of the soldiers killed during the great Patriotic war, prayed Sunday in the Memorial synagogue on Poklonnaya hill in Moscow.
Earlier on Sunday in the capital's Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo officiated a memorial service for the fallen in the Great Patriotic war, and lit a symbolic "Candle of memory". Later a candle was brought to Moscow's Cathedral mosque, where he also made a prayer for fallen soldiers.
About soldiers of all faiths and nationalities who gave their lives for their country, prayed on Sunday at the Moscow Cathedral mosque.
Earlier on Sunday in the capital's Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo officiated a memorial service for the fallen in the Great Patriotic war, and lit a symbolic "Candle of memory". Later a candle was brought to the Moscow Cathedral mosque.
Saints canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church, helped the people to defend the country during the great Patriotic war, said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on Sunday after the Liturgy at the skete of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky in the Moscow suburb of Peredelkino, the message on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
On 21 June the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates day of memory "of all saints resplendent in the Russian land".
In the Metropolitan Epiphany Cathedral in elohove on Sunday, on the eve of Day of memory and grief, made a memorial service for the fallen in the Great Patriotic war, and lit a symbolic "Candle of memory", reported RIA Novosti cleric of Holy Epiphany Cathedral priest Victor Goldilocks.
"We gave tribute to those who died at the front and in the rear during the great Patriotic war. Made memorial service (it was headed by the rector of the Cathedral of the Bishop of Pavlovo-Posadskiy Thomas), lit a candle - she lit and others," said Goldilocks.
Quarantine of COVID-19 entered in the Epiphany monastery in Perm, reported on the official page of the monastery in the social network.
"In the monastery have revealed an infected COVID-19. The monastery is temporarily closed. Services and services in the near future for parishioners will not", - stated in the message.
The Dalai Lama urged people to learn to work with their negative emotions using the experience of centuries, recorded in the Indian religious treatises.
On Saturday the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism held an online meeting with scientists and philosophers. In it, he talked about resilience and compassion, as well as the role of science in these matters.
The Moscow Patriarchate described the appearance of the order of Pirogov and medals Luke of Crimea as the state awards of the Russian Federation "it is absolutely natural and timely," noting that the Prelate Luka (Voyno-Yasenetsky), Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, ranked the Russian Orthodox Church canonized.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about the establishment of the order of Pirogov and medals Luke of Crimea. The order of the Pirogov will reward the citizens for the provision of medical care in emergency situations, epidemics, hostilities and other circumstances involving a risk to life. Medal Luke of Crimea, in accordance with the decree, is awarded to practitioners and Junior medical staff and other workers of healthcare organizations for achievements in the field of health protection of citizens, for their great contribution to organization of medical aid and strengthening public health.
The critical situation in Sredneuralskaya convent, with the refusal of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) to submit to the ecclesiastical power, demonstrates the growing in the Church the problem of sladostrastno is wrong and dangerous practice of spiritual mentoring and this should be subject to the General ecclesiastical discussions, according to Russian sectologists.
Earlier, the Yekaterinburg diocese has banned the serving of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) after he in his homily said that the Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation" and urged his parishioners to go out. He also cursed all who advocate the closure of churches. Sredneuralsky in the monastery, where he served Romanov, at his request are now entered on-duty with the involvement of activists. According to the diocese, the legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually dismissed by the monastery of Romanov, who was the spiritual father of the monastery.
Non-canonical Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) has called a "shameful attempt" press her case against ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in connection with the receipt of the Tomos of autocephaly.
Before Poroshenko declared that against it criminal case in connection with the receipt by Ukraine of the Tomos of autocephaly "for inciting sectarian strife by getting Thomas and the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine." Later, the state Bureau of investigation confirmed the existence of the case against Poroshenko is due to receive the Tomos. In Friday's edition of "Ukrainian truth" with reference to a source in the State Bureau of investigation announced that the case against Poroshenko in connection with the receipt of the Tomos of autocephaly was initiated at the request of the schismatic Philaret Denisenko.
The Montenegrin authorities decided to send several priests of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC), while the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic, Patriarch Irinej asked Russia for help in protecting the interests of the Church, reported the press service of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Seaside SPTS.
Earlier Thursday, during the visit of foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Belgrade, the Serbian President told reporters that SOC is under threat and it needs the support of Russia. Patriarch Irinej at a meeting with Russian foreign Minister also noted that the interests of the Serbian Church in need of protection. Lavrov said that Moscow is always trying to support the clergy of the Orthodox churches to carry tranquility and peace, including in the Balkans.
Ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will be tried for violation of citizens ' equality based on their religious beliefs, but it is for the RAID against the "Kiev Patriarchate" (KP), said lawyer noncanonical religious structure Neonila Tkachenko.
Poroshenko said Thursday that he filed a criminal case in connection with the receipt by Ukraine of the Tomos of autocephaly "for inciting sectarian strife by getting Thomas and the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine" (ptsu).
The priests of the Russian Orthodox Church in the two months spent more than 1,9 thousands of spiritual conversations on the hotline project "We are together", said in a statement on Thursday, the press service of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate for Church charity and social service.
"The priests are taking calls around the clock from April 18. Two months in the framework of the project a nationwide hotline #Myvote 32 Moscow priest of the Russian Orthodox Church answered more than 1.9 thousand calls for spiritual help. The call forwards to the priest a hot line operators", - said the press service.
The criminal case against the ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in connection with his action to establish a "new Church" is now unlikely that such actions would have caused a sharp intensification of Ukrainian nationalists, said Church historian, Professor of St. Tikhon Orthodox humanitarian University (pstgu) Vladislav parsley.
Earlier Thursday, former Ukrainian leader at a rally of his supporters outside the court in Kiev declared that he allegedly opened a criminal case for "inciting sectarian strife by getting Thomas and the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine" (ptsu). Confirmation of this information from law enforcement agencies of Ukraine have not yet been.
Local authorities in Montenegro are discriminated against Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), said Thursday the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda in his Telegram.
Earlier Thursday, the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told reporters that the Serbian Orthodox Church is under threat and it needs the support of Russia.
Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) is under threat in the region and it needs the support of Russia, said on Thursday the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic after the meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"It is imperative for us to take care of the Serbian Orthodox Church, whose preservation is threatened in the region, and I asked about support from Russia," - said Vucic.
Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, ill COVID-19, part will vote for the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, said Thursday's press service.
A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution will be held on 1 July. Electronic voting will be held from 25 June to 30 June.
The US President Donald trump on Wednesday signed a law on the protection of the rights of Uyghurs in China, which provides for the imposition of sanctions against Chinese officials, the press service of the White house.
A bill allowing to impose sanctions against Chinese officials for the oppression of the Uighurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region of China, last month endorsed both houses of the U.S. Congress.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has appointed the head of the Synodal Department for relations with the Armed forces Bishop Stephen (Privalov), the sacristan of the main temple of the Russian Armed forces in Kubinka near Moscow, and himself rector of the Cathedral, said Wednesday the Patriarchal decrees.
"Bishop Stefan (halts), Bishop of Klin, Chairman of the Synodal Department for cooperation with Armed forces and law enforcement agencies, rector of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ - the main temple of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation dismissed the rector of the Cathedral and appointed by the Dean of the above Cathedral", - stated in the decree of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Yekaterinburg diocese has warned that the Church ordinances by shehurina Sergiy (Romanov) in the state of suspension to serve, would be invalid and without grace, said in a statement the diocese.
"We consider it necessary to warn you that the sacraments, if any, will be made by shehurina Sergiy (Romanov) in the state of suspension to serve, would be invalid and graceless. Today to resolve the troubles very important to observe sanity and the peacefulness of the spirit", - stated in the message.
Sleep and daily meditations - Dalai Lama conducts a forced "vacation" due to the epidemic of the coronavirus, he said on Wednesday during a meeting with the writer Pico Iyer, a video which is available on the website of the Fund "Save Tibet".
"When the pandemic started, I was told that I should not meet people, only remotely. So I was "on vacation." Every night I sleep 9 hours and then 4 hours meditating. I usually Wake up at 3.30 am. About 3 o'clock in the morning I dream. I dream of the deities and receive blessings," - said the Dalai Lama.
The Yekaterinburg diocese after media reports that denied the epidemic of the coronavirus Abbot Sergius (Nicholas Romanov) on Wednesday promised to spend the Sredneuralskaya convent of the service, recalled that the priest has no right to serve the Liturgy.
Sredneuralsky in the monastery introduced a round-the-clock with the involvement of the Cossacks at the request of chiyoumen. Legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually removed from the monastery by Sergius, who was the spiritual father of the monastery. According to some of the Yekaterinburg media at the scene, to father Sergius to the Liturgy came among others the hockey club "Avtomobilist" Pavel Datsyuk.
The Orenburg army Cossack society (OVCO) has denied the information on the support of the Cossacks who denied the epidemic of the coronavirus chiyoumen Sergei (Nicholas Romanov), the statement of the society.
The portal 66.ru previously wrote that Sredneuralsky in the monastery introduced a round-the-clock with the involvement of the Cossacks at the request of chiyoumen. Legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually dismissed by the monastery of Romanov, who was the spiritual father of the monastery. In a press-service of the Yekaterinburg diocese RIA Novosti explained that the abbess left the monastery together with the sisters due to the fact that it did not share the position of chiyoumen Sergius.
Orthodox service of assistance "Mercy" noted a significant increase in the number of calls from asylum fraud to its hot line during the period of self-isolation of coronavirus, and the strengthening of suppliers of counterfeit personal protective equipment, said in a press release.
"Service "Mercy" supports the most vulnerable people for 15 years. During the isolation, the staff of "Mercy" faced with massive fraud and a lot of non - standard cases," - said Tuesday the organization.
Banned from serving Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) of Sverdlovsk region went to an open confrontation with Church authorities, does not exclude the intervention and law enforcement, said Tuesday RIA Novosti Director of the human rights center of world Russian people's Council, theologian Roman Silant'ev, commenting on reports about the capture of supporters of chiyoumen monastery in the Urals.
Some media earlier wrote that in Sredneuralskaya convent, where he served as Novels, introduced round-the-clock with the involvement of the Cossacks, at the request of chiyoumen. According to the Yekaterinburg diocese, the legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually dismissed by the monastery of Romanov, who was the spiritual father of the monastery. Now in the monastery for the services and assistance of the abbess appointed the clergyman of Novo-Tikhvinskiy convent, Archpriest Georgiy Viktorov.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 22 June are waiting in the main Church of the Russian Armed forces, where Patriarch Kirill will hold a prayer service, told RIA Novosti the head of the art Council for the construction of the temple, the Chairman of the Expert Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on Church art, architecture and restoration Archpriest Leonid Kalinin.
"The Day of memory and grief (June 22 – ed.) Vladimir Putin plans to see the temple. There will be a prayer service, a Requiem lithium, headed by Patriarch Kirill," - said Kalinin.
The refusal to ratify the Istanbul Convention United conservatives of Russia and contributed to the preservation of traditional values, including marriage as the Union of a man and a woman, wrote on Tuesday in his Telegram-the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchy on relationship of Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
"Failure to ratify the Istanbul Convention in Russia United all conservative forces in defending the rights of our people to adhere to traditional ideas about family values, including marriage as the Union of man and woman," wrote Legoyda.
The Yekaterinburg diocese encourages to pray for the admonition of chiyoumen Sergei (Nicholas Romanov) from the Sverdlovsk region, who called to break the isolation and called coronavirus the "pseudopodia", told RIA Novosti on Monday, the press service of the diocese.
Earlier the diocese was deprived of Sergius the right to preach after he during a sermon said that Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation", deprived of "freedom and work" and urged his parishioners to go out. Despite the ban, soon appeared on YouTube the next speech of the priest, in which he again criticized the closing of temples "because of pseudopodia" coronavirus. Monday held a meeting of the diocesan Church court in the case of chiyoumen Sergius, however, a review of the activities of the priest was moved on 26 June.
Priest Igor Palmanova dismissed the rector of the Church in the Ulyanovsk village after he learned that he is "United Russia", RIA Novosti press-service of the regotdeleniya party.
Earlier in social networks was published the decree of the head of the Simbirsk Metropolia, Metropolitan of Simbirsk and novospasskogo Joseph, according to which Igor Ashmanov dismissed by the Abbot of the temple in honor of the Christmas in the village of TSIL'ninskaya Arbuzivka district of the Ulyanovsk region. A document Parmenov also displays the state of the Simbirsk diocese with the prohibition from serving for a period of three years "in connection with the membership and performance of official duties in a political party". On the website of Ulyanovsk regotdeleniya "United Russia" stated that Basmanov part of the regional political Council of the party.
Up to four patients with coronavirus have time every day to visit a specially-trained priest in Moscow, the highest number of complaints in this regard, it was noted in may, the Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for charity on the results of the last Church-wide webinars.
The webinar was conducted by the Commission on hospital service of the Diocesan Council of Moscow and the portal for the clergy: "the Pastor", and was attended by over 30 people from various dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church from Russia and other countries.
Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia (DUM RF) mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin has created the organizing Committee for the celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the peoples of the Volga Bulgaria, said in a message posted Monday on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.
"Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin signed an order on establishment of the organizing Committee of the celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the people of the state of Volga Bulgaria in 922 in the Gregorian calendar," - said in the message.
The Metropolitan of Moscow Russian Orthodox old believe Church (rpsts) and the Metropolitan Gallery of arts Zurab Tsereteli on June 17 will open the exhibition "Russia Reserved", dedicated to the believers it is told in the message a press-services of the gallery.
"In the Museum and exhibition complex of the Russian Academy of arts Gallery of arts of Zurab Tsereteli on the initiative of the Metropolitan of Moscow Russian Orthodox old believe Church (rpsts) opens the exhibition "Russia Reserved" dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Martyr Avvakum. The exhibition presents about 50 paintings dedicated to the history and present of the old believers in Russia", - stated in the message.
The Prosecutor's office of Montenegro decided to detain for 72 hours, two priests of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC), they are charged with violation of the restrictions in connection with COVID-19 in the past a Monday night mass meetings of the faithful, said the Metropolitan of Montenegro and seaside SPTS.
In several cities in Montenegro, after a three-month break due to pandemic COVID-19 on the night on Monday held mass prayers and processions of the faithful against the law on religious associations and in support of SPTS. Peaceful protest rally in Podgorica is headed by Metropolitan of Montenegro and the coastlands Amfilohije, who pointed out that parades and processions will continue until the cancellation or correction of the law, threatens the interests of the Church and Orthodox believers.
In several cities in Montenegro after a three-month pause due COVID-19 thousand people came to March in support of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) and against the controversial law on religious associations.
Metropolitan of Montenegro and the littoral Amfilohije after the evening service in the main temple of the resurrection of Christ in Podgorica is headed by a procession through the streets of the main city of Montenegro. Members of the tribal Union of the Heap came from the suburbs to the centre of Podgorica column and brought 70-foot historical flag with red-blue-white tricolor, which took place on the square.
The exhibition "Heavenly patrons of the Army and Navy of Russia" opened on Sunday in the Moscow military-Patriotic Park "Patriot", told RIA Novosti one of the organizers - Director of the charitable Foundation named after Fyodor Ushakov, Igor Nikolaev.
"Last year, in Kronstadt, we made a small exhibition about the saints - the patrons of the army and Navy. The leadership of the Ministry of defence really liked this project. And here is our exhibition opened near the main temple of the Russian armed forces, even in the day of his consecration," - said Nikolaev.
The staff of the Jewish Museum and tolerance center outraged by the publication of the advertisement in which the searched person "of Slavic appearance" to work in the cafe at the same Museum, said in an open letter to the President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia (FJC) and the General Director of the Jewish Museum and tolerance center Rabbi Alexander Boroda (available to the RIA Novosti news Agency).
Earlier, the organizer of cafes in the capital's Jewish Museum and tolerance center engaged a subcontractor to search for staff that posted an ad about the job: the position bartender was looking for a person of "Slavic appearance", said the press service of the FJC in the comments to the letter of its President.
Pope Francis expressed concern over the situation in Libya and called for a resumption of the search for ways to achieve peace, stability and the unity of this country.
He called on international organizations and those who bear political and military responsibility for the situation in Libya, determined to resume the search for "ways to end violence, which will lead to peace, stability and unity of the country."
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in Moscow Park "Patriot" and urged the military not to break the oath and to "brandish the sword" only when there is a danger to the Fatherland.
The temple and the war Museum was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. They planned to open on Victory Day, but the consecration of the Cathedral was postponed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. The divine Liturgy was attended by the bishops and priests of the Russian Orthodox Church, the veterans of the great Patriotic war, the defense Minister, his deputies and representatives of the civil authorities.
The consecration of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ - the main temple of the Russian Armed forces is a significant event for the country. This was stated Sunday by the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu.
"Today is a significant event for the Armed forces and for our country. Today consecrated the first temple to mark the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war - the temple of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation", - he said.
The construction of the main temple of the Russian Armed forces became a symbol of turning to faith in the army and Navy, said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in Moscow Park "Patriot" after the consecration of the temple.
The temple and the war Museum was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for the 75th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war. They planned to open on Victory day, but was postponed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. In a solemn service on Sunday was attended by the bishops and priests of the Russian Orthodox Church, the veterans of the great Patriotic war, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, his deputies and representatives of the civil authorities.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill began in the suburbs consecration of Resurrection Cathedral - the main temple of the Russian Armed forces.
After the consecration, the Patriarch performed the first divine Liturgy in this Church. The festive divine service attended by the defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his deputies.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia will perform on Sunday, the consecration of Resurrection Cathedral – the main temple of the Russian Armed forces.
The temple and the war Museum was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. They planned to open on Victory Day, but the consecration of the Cathedral was postponed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus.
The Moscow Patriarchate supported the proposal by children's Ombudsman of the Russian Federation Anna Kuznetsova to cut funding for clinics performing abortions, and restrict the sale of drugs for abortion.
Earlier Kuznetsova in the annual report stated that the system of protection of children's right to life and against violence needs additional legislative measures. She called the restriction of the sale in pharmacies of drugs for abortion, and changing the system of financing of medical institutions, in which the amount of funds allocated inversely proportional to the number of abortions.