The statement of the schema-monk Sergius, appearing in the Internet, lead to "incite hatred", which is dangerous for the multinational Russia, said the head of public relations Department of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia (FEOR), Boruch Gorin.
Previously defrocked schemamonk Sergius (Nicholas Romanov) in one of the videos said that Russia allegedly controls "Chabad" (one of the areas in Judaism – ed.).
The first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill for prayer support during his treatment for coronavirus, said in a statement on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Nazarbayev in June contracted the coronavirus, 2 July, his press service reported that he recovered.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill urged the Montenegrin authorities to stop the persecution of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) and to repeal its discriminatory law, it follows from the open letter of the Patriarch on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
In December 2019, the Parliament of Montenegro, by majority of votes of the ruling coalition approved the law "On freedom of conscience and religion and the legal status of religious communities", which caused a strong public reaction and protests. The Serbian Orthodox Church, fear that the law will facilitate the seizure of the property of SPTS and its transmission in the unrecognized Montenegrin Orthodox world "Autocephalous" Church. At the same time the Synod of the Russian Church urged all local Orthodox churches to speak in support of the canonical Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.
Change the status of Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia) in Istanbul, its conversion into a mosque is a positive transformation for the Jews, Muslims and Christians, as there now will be the common for all Abrahamic religions God, said the first Deputy head of the Spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of Russia Damir Mukhetdinov.
The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court - July 10, annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after this, the Turkish President announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.
India's Supreme Court has upheld rights of the former Royal family of the Principality of Travancore to manage the administration of Padmanabhaswamy temple (Lord Vishnu) in Kerala.
The Padmanabhaswamy temple was rebuilt in its present form in the 18th century the Royal house of Travancore, who ruled southern Kerala and some adjoining parts of Tamil Nadu. In 1949, two years after India's independence, the Principality of Travancore was United with the Principality of Cochin in the state of Travancore-Cochin, which in 1956 became part of Kerala.
Change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and its transformation from a Museum to a mosque is not a religious question and does not apply to relations between Christians and Muslims, but it will affect Turkey's relations with Greece, with Europe and with Russia, and President Tayyip Erdogan should very seriously think about whether to do this, according to the Greek expert, columnist, the former head of the Athens news Agency AMNA Michalis Psilos.
Turkish President Erdogan said that waiting for the decision of the state Council on the possibility of changing the status of Hagia Sophia and its transformation from a Museum into a mosque will do depending on him. The Supreme administrative court of Turkey - the state Council - 2 July, considered the question of changing the status of Hagia Sophia. The state Council believes that to change the status of the Cathedral is the presidential decree. It is expected that the Council's decision will be published within 15 days.
The court in Verkhnyaya Pyshma of the Sverdlovsk region was fined 90 thousand rubles defrocked schemamonk Sergius (Nicholas Romanov) for distributing unreliable information.
During the meeting, the lawyer Sergius claimed that in the materials there is no evidence of deliberate dissemination of the information in the network, therefore asked to discontinue the proceedings. He schemamonk at the meeting did not appear.
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."
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.
The head of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool in connection with the death of the Supreme Lama of Tuva Gampela of Ladoja, who died after Contracting coronavirus, declared Friday a day of mourning in the Republic, the press service of the head.
On Tuesday Kara-ool announced the death of Supreme Lama.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Established the identity of the participant of an attack on a synagogue in Arkhangelsk, said in a letter to the investigative Department of the MIA of Russia in Arkhangelsk region, sent in response to a corresponding request of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC), said on Thursday the press service of the RIVERS.
In Arkhangelsk in the night from 12 to 13 April was an arson attack on a Jewish cultural centre and synagogue "star of the North". According to RIVERS, no one was hurt, as the synagogue was closed for quarantine, but the damage was done "millions of roubles". The Russian Jewish Congress found the arson an act of anti-Semitism and urged law enforcement agencies to conduct a thorough investigation.
The administrative case of dissemination of false information was brought against chiyoumen Sergei (Nicholas Romanov) from the Sverdlovsk region, who called to break the isolation and called coronavirus the "pseudopodia", the court will consider it on June 23, the press-service of regional court.
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.
You need social support of graduates of Islamic Universities to offer courses in combating extremism and terrorism for the "migrant community" and national organizations in the regions, and to educate migrants in their countries of the Russian language, said Wednesday the head of the Spiritual Council of Muslims of Russia (DSMR) mufti Albir Krganov, during an online conference in the Public chamber of the Russian Federation.
Videoconference on the role of regional public chambers, religious and social organizations in the implementation of the "Strategy for countering extremism in the Russian Federation until 2025" was held on Wednesday "on the platform of Public chamber of the Russian Federation," noted in DSMR.
Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the day of the Holy Trinity held a festive divine service at Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade, said the press service of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (DECR).
"June 8, 2020, the day the Holy spirit, the metochion of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade (Serbia) celebrated the patronal feast of their temple. A festive Liturgy on this day made a representation of his Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia. His Holiness concelebrated with the rector of the metochion Archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev and the clergy of Belgrade," the report says.
Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem held a festive divine service at the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Russian ecclesiastical mission (RDM) in Jerusalem, said the press service of the RDM published on the website of the mission.
"The eighth of June, the day Holy spirit, Patriarch of the Holy city of Jerusalem and all Palestine Theophilos III traditionally led the celebrations on the occasion of the annual day celebrations of the Russian ecclesiastical mission in Jerusalem – official representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Holy Land," - said in the message.
It is important to observe sanitary rules after the lifting of restrictions due to the spread of coronavirus, said the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
Earlier, the authorities of some regions of Russia announced the withdrawal of all or most of the restrictions related to the spread of a new type of coronavirus. Among them – Moscow, Crimea, Saratov oblast.
In the Spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of the Russian Federation expect an increase in the number of worshippers after the lifting of the isolation regime in the capital, with the sanitary measures in Moscow's Cathedral mosque can accommodate about 1.5 thousand people, said RIA Novosti first Deputy head Damir Mukhetdinov.
Earlier on Monday, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that all the basic restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus, while maintaining epidemiological safety will be removed in June. 9 June in Moscow canceled the self-isolation and access control.
The commander of the Third division of the tourist police of Thailand (Phuket and southern region of the country) the General-the major of police Krissak Soganlik dismissed and transferred to the reserve of the main Directorate of the tourist police because he landed a helicopter on the territory of the Buddhist monastery, said on Monday the online version of the newspaper Bangkok Post.
According to the Council of the congregation of the monastery and Wat Chedi in the province of Nakhon Sithammarat, General with a group of officers arrived at the Church by helicopter to check safety measures and epidemiological protection. The newspaper also reported that some time before the arrival of the General, whose office is located on Phuket island 300 kilometers from the temple, a large group living in Thailand, citizens of South Korea working in the travel industry, staged in temple fireworks from three million firecrackers at one of the statues, the most revered among the faithful Buddhists, asking the higher forces for help in the restoration of business after a pandemic COVID19.
The Russian Orthodox Church on Monday celebrates the feast in honor of the third person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy spirit, who, according to ancient Christian tradition, is set immediately after the day of the Holy Trinity.
The Trinity, or Pentecost, is the greatest Christian feast, refers to "the twelve" (12 main) religious holidays. He always celebrated the 50th day after the Resurrection of Christ (Easter) - in commemoration of the descent of the Holy spirit on the apostles.
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.
Sheepish Dyatlovo Peter (the Belarusian Orthodox Church the Belarusian Orthodox Church) died on Saturday from complications caused by the infection of coronavirus, according to the website of the BOC.
"The sixth of June 2020 from complications of coronavirus infection has died sheepish Dyatlovo Peter (Karpyuk), vicar of the Novogrudok eparchy," reads the message.
Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the seaside and other diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) in Montenegro preparing for the resumption of mass demonstrations of believers and negotiations with the authorities in connection with the controversial law on religious associations, said to RIA Novosti, the rector of the Cetinje Seminary Protopresbyter-stavrophor Gojko Perovic and head of the legal Council of the Metropolitanate, Archpriest-stavrofor the Velibor of Comic.
Law enforcement of Montenegro on Friday questioned eight priests of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Seaside in connection with a procession in the city of Bar on the feast of St. Jovan Vladimir in the evening on Thursday. After a survey of the clergy of the Prosecutor's office reported that it found no grounds for initiating criminal cases in connection with violation of the ban on public gatherings.
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
With the sanitary measures of the temple of Christ the Savior on the Trinity can accommodate 300 people, and the Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo - 150, told the priests interviewed by RIA Novosti.
After a forced break because of the epidemic, on 2 June, two Metropolitan Church of the Russian Orthodox Church opened its doors to parishioners is the Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The rest of the churches in Moscow will open June 6. And already on June 7, the Orthodox believers celebrate one of the most important holidays - Pentecost, or the feast of the Holy Trinity. It is also called the birthday of the Church. Traditionally, the feast of the Trinity and parent Saturday, which is celebrated on the eve of the churches, comes a lot of people.
"The Swedish model" response to the pandemic coronavirus was shown to be ineffective because of sharply increased mortality in this country and has confirmed the correctness of the Christian position that other people's lives more important than their own well-being, the head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
The government of Sweden, unlike many other countries, did not impose a strict lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus in the country continued to operate kindergartens, primary schools, restaurants and fitness centers. To date, the number of people infected in Sweden has reached almost 43 thousand people, the number of deaths exceeded 4.6 thousand.
Vesak or Saga Dawa - the birthday and enlightenment and Parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha according to Russian Buddhists on Friday.
"On this day in different years there have been three great events: the birth (Jayanti) of the Buddha in the Royal family of the Shakya kind (more than 2.5 thousand years ago), the attainment of full Enlightenment (Bodhi) at the age of 35 and Nirvana (or Parinirvana) on 81-m to year of life", - said at the site of the Ivolginsky datsan (Buryatia). All these events occurred in different years, but, as Buddhists, in the same day.
Mosques Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia will be closed for parishioners on Friday, told RIA Novosti the head of DSMR mufti Albir Krganov.
"All the mosques DSMR will close on Friday, i.e. the Friday collective prayer is held in mosques without a congregation. Will pray imams and employees of the parishes. The faithful can watch the broadcast online. And 6 Jun of the mosque open, but a collective prayer, they have to be out there," he said.
Mosques of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia will be closed for the believers on Friday, according to the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.
"The fifth of June, the capital's mosques in the conduct of the DUM of the Russian Federation will be closed believers. The Friday collective prayer (Juma) in the Moscow Cathedral mosque will be completed by the imams of the mosque and will be broadcast online on the information resources of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia, Council of Muftis of Russia and the DUM of Moscow. On the order of holding the Friday prayer on 12 June will be announced later", - stated in the message.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on June 22 will perform the rite of the great consecration of the main temple of the Russian Armed forces, reported Wednesday on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Church of the Resurrection, the main Church of the Armed forces of Russia, was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. The temple was planned to be consecrated may 9, but because of the epidemic of the coronavirus worship and the opening ceremony was postponed.
The Moscow Patriarchate welcomed the appointment of new Apostolic Nuncio (the Vatican Ambassador) to Russia, titular Archbishop Giovanni d Aniello, expressing confidence in the continuation of the Orthodox-Catholic cooperation "in an equally constructive way".
Earlier Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio in Russia, titular Archbishop Giovanni d Aniello. D Aniello is one of the most experienced diplomats of the Holy see.
Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio (the Vatican Ambassador) to Russia, titular Archbishop Giovanni d Aniello, reported on Monday the press service of the Holy see.
D Aniello was born on 5 January 1955 in Aversa in southern Italy. At 23, he was ordained to the priesthood. After receiving the degree of doctor of Canon law in 1983, he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy see.
Holy Dormition Zhirovichi stavropegic monastery in Belarus was opened for pilgrims after quarantine, according to the website of the Belarusian Orthodox Church.
In late April, Zhirovichi monastery, one of the main centers of the Belarusian Orthodoxy, stopped receiving visitors in connection with the epidemiological situation, caused by a novel coronavirus.
The spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia suggested the communities in the regions to allow collective prayers in mosques with the participation of the parishioners, to the letter signed by first Deputy head of the DUM of the Russian Federation Damir Muhetdinov.
A letter to the chairmen of centralized and local religious organizations in the structure of THOUGHTS and of the Council of Muftis of Russia signed on 29 may (available to the RIA Novosti news Agency).
The Moscow Cathedral mosque will open to the faithful on June 1 in test mode, said RIA Novosti first Deputy head of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation (DUM RF) Damir Mukhetdinov.
"Tomorrow without a Declaration of the Moscow Cathedral mosque is starting to work," said Mukhetdinov.
The sanitary authorities of the Moscow region allowed the believers to participate in worship services and visit churches of the Russian Orthodox Church during the Liturgy of time, said Sunday the Patriarchal vicar of the Moscow diocese, Metropolitan Krutitsky and Kolomensky Yuvenaly in preaching in the capital Novodevichy convent.
"According to our request, the chief state sanitary doctor of Moscow region Olga Mikailova told me about the first stage of lifting the restrictive measures in connection with epidemic of the coronavirus. According to this decision, our faithful are allowed to visit the temples on the territory of Moscow region in nepogashennoi time, and worship we can perform on the air, around our temples, in compliance with all sanitary regulations," he said during a sermon, the text of which is posted on the website of the Moscow diocese.
For the first time since the beginning of March, when the Vatican was introduced extraordinary measures in pandemic COVID-19, Pope Francis in the afternoon I read the Sunday prayer and asked the faithful to a traditional sermon from the window of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican
The last time Pope Francis made the traditional ceremony on Sunday 1 March. A week later, he first appealed to the Catholics through a live broadcast on the Internet, which was carried out from the papal library information portal of the Holy see, Vatican News.
The government of Jordan decided to open the mosque for the Friday prayers of June 5, said the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic shrines Mohammed al-Khalayle in an interview with Jordanian television.
According to him, the next stage in which the mosque will open for the noon and afternoon prayers, may occur within the next two weeks.
Insreg ritual or Fire Puja, which was held may 31 at the Ivolginsky datsan in Buryatia, cancelled due to pandemic coronavirus, said on Friday the press service of the temple.
"For the safety of believers in the period of the pandemic coronavirus syreeta Lama of the Ivolginsky datsan the RAL Cyrenaicum and loubon Lama Parroquia Dugan by Bain by Tsydenzhapov it was decided to cancel this ritual in may. Nearest Fire ritual Puja to be announced", - said the press service, which published on Facebook page of the datsan.
Orthodox service of assistance "Mercy" in connection with the pandemic is announced about raising funds for food packs and necessities for the needy, said on Friday the press-service of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate for Church charity and social service.
It is noted that on food packages for needy one diocese is spending not less than 200 thousand rubles a month (in the ROC a few hundred dioceses).
The Moscow Patriarchate has put civil society in Eastern Europe the example of other European countries, where even defending traditional Christian values, including during a pandemic.
"Pushed by the new liberal laws continue to find resistance from the civil society of the countries of Eastern Europe where yet are based on traditional Christian values", - wrote in his Telegram the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
Recent performances banned in the Ministry of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) from the Sverdlovsk region are a clear extremist, and they should pay attention to law enforcement authorities, said Russian antisectarian expert, the President of the Russian Association of centers for the study of religions and sects (RACERS) Alexander Dvorkin.
At the end of April, Romanov was deprived of the right to preach after he cursed those who favor a ban to visit the temple during an outbreak of the coronavirus. In a sermon he urged parishioners to "go out, not afraid of the police and Regardie, plant potatoes", until it was hunger. In addition, the priest said that Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation" and deprived of "freedom and work". After the instructions of the ruling Bishop of the prohibition to preach Novels, however, have not ceased to do so.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has called "a unique time" for spiritual growth period of the pandemic and encouraged to use it "to understanding their lives and change for the better."
"We are at a unique time when not one, not two, not ten, not a thousand, and the world was given the opportunity to focus, to think about their lives, their sins, turn to God, to repent
Judaism disapproves of euthanasia even in the case of severe illness, said the chief Rabbi of Moscow Pinchas Goldschmidt at the meeting in the online project "5 o'clock with the Russian Jewish Congress."
A webinar held this week, was devoted to the theme of death: in connection with the mass deaths from COVID-19. The organizers of the webinar specify what "fear of death due to quarantine, epidemic and measures of protection."
More than 90 thousand mosques and prayer houses will re-open across Saudi Arabia on Sunday at dawn prayer after the ban on collective prayers and disinfection in connection with the spread of the coronavirus, reported Thursday the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs in the social network Twitter.
The Ministry called the unwanted presence during the prayers of the elderly and children. It is ordered to come to the service only in masks and washing hands, as well as to keep a distance of two meters, for which the mosque was made a special mark on the carpets. To gather in the mosques only 20 minutes before the start of prayers, closing mosques will also be 20 minutes after the end of the service.
The Church can not only exist on screen or in part of any Internet communications, said the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Research Institute "Dialogue of civilizations" Vladimir Yakunin at the international webinar on the impact of the pandemic COVID-19 religious community in the world.
Research Institute "Dialogue of civilizations", together with the Fund Gerrand-Hermes for peace, United religious initiative, a global dialogue on the development of the faiths Forum and the "Spirit of humanity" held at this week's international online conference dedicated to changes in social relations in the context of pandemic COVID-19. In the event participated, presented 21 countries, who discussed the role of religion and faith in these changes.
Shavuot the Jews of the epidemic of the coronavirus will not be able to read collectively the 10 commandments, as tradition dictates, however, the rabbis recommended to read aloud to special passages from the Torah, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti the President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia (FJC) Rabbi Alexander Boroda.
According to legend, 50 days after the Exodus from Egypt at mount Sinai God gave the Jewish people the Torah (the moral Law). Shavuot, or the day of the giving of the Torah, is celebrated on 6 Sivan on the Jewish calendar 50 days after Passover. This year on may 28.