The spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of the Russian Federation organizes the charitable distribution of meat to the needy on Eid al-Adha, said in a statement on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.
"In honor of the holiday Eid al-Adha and given the difficult financial situation of many families in a pandemic, the Spiritual administration of Muslims is organizing a nationwide protest on distribution to the needy of the meat of sacrificial animals – "Eid Karim 2020". Assistance in the form of several pounds of meat will have tens of thousands of families," the statement reads.
About the wisdom and health of the President of Russia, and also on God's help to "build harmony in society, peace and the creation of equal conditions for development of religious communities" prayed on Friday, first Deputy Chairman of Russia Muftis Council and the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Damir Mukhetdinov.
On Friday Muslims celebrate the most important holiday in Islam, Eid al-Adha (Turkic), Eid al-Adha (in Arabic), or the feast of sacrifice, which marks the end of Hajj, the pilgrimage to the main Muslim Holy places in Saudi Arabia. Mukhetdinov morning headed celebratory divine service in the Cathedral mosque of Moscow, the text of his sermons posted on the website of SMR.
The cancellation of Hajj because of the epidemic of the coronavirus, as well as limiting the number of people in common prayers in the mosques – it is the sacrifice of the believers for the life and safety of the public, said Friday the first Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of Russia Damir Mukhetdinov.
On Friday, he led the festive divine service in the Cathedral mosque of Moscow - the text of his sermons posted on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.
The head of the Council of Muftis of Russia (SMR) and the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Ravil Gainutdin congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, noting that believers meet him "with a sense of spiritual uplift" and that he in these days he prays to Almighty "about the diversion of the troubles of coronavirus from all mankind."
The feast of the sacrifice Eid al-Adha (Turkic), or ID al-Adha (in Arabic) - the main holiday of the Muslims. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts three days. This year it started to come on July 31.
God has blessed human to explore the cosmos, it can reconcile peoples and to stop the soldiers, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the world Union of the old believers, Leonid Sevastianov.
He drew attention to earlier on Thursday the start of the American research Rover Perseverance, the mission of which is to search for traces of life on Mars.
Charity event to help the needy "Charity on the run" will be held during the September half marathon, the report said the Orthodox service of assistance "Mercy".
"Orthodox service "Mercy" announced the beginning of the annual charitable action "Mercy on the run". According to tradition, the main race will be the Moscow marathon, scheduled for September 20. For those who are not willing to participate in events or will not be in Moscow, "Charity" organizes an online race in Zoom", - stated in the message.
The spread of the practice of surrogacy will lead to an increase in the number of crimes, 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 January 2020 in Odintsovo in the Moscow region Investigative Committee in Moscow, was prosecuted for causing death by negligence and human trafficking. In one of the apartments of the village of VNIISSOK, it was discovered the body of a newborn from a surrogate mother of the child. Cause of infant death were sudden infant death syndrome newborn. In the apartment, investigators found three more children born for sale. Charged with human trafficking in the case were arrested seven people, one defendant was sent under house arrest.
Specialists in the framework of large-scale restoration will paint from 600 to 880 meters vault of the lower Church of St. Vladimir Cathedral in Chersonesos, reported Wednesday RIA Novosti the head of the press service of the Foundation "My story" Alexander Tarasov.
The Foundation "My story" holds the accomplishment of the Museum-reserve "Chersonese" in 2017. According to the Foundation, the facility is already renovated the lower Church St. John the Baptist, prepared for painting the ceiling vaults, set the font and candle holders made of natural stone, adjacent to the temple area built outdoor cinema and also announced the permanent utilities.
The representative of polytopes the Taliban in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen said the Taliban will release remaining Afghan prisoners before Eid al-Adha, thus completing the release of thousands of prisoners.
"The Islamic Emirate... release the remaining prisoners of the Kabul administration to Eid al-Adha (Eid - ed), thus completing the release of thousands of prisoners," wrote Shaheen on Twitter.
At sunset on Wednesday, Israel began to celebrate Tisha b'av - day of fasting and mourning, which accounted for all of the most tragic events of the Jewish people.
In this day of Jewish fasting includes full abstinence from food and drink, as well as from any activity, despite the fact that ascetic practices are not peculiar to Judaism, told RIA Novosti Rabbi Michael Kogan.
Stream sermons and public prayers in Eid al-Fitr on July 31 will be available on TV channels "Russia 1" and "360", said Wednesday the first Deputy Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, mufti of Moscow region Rushan Abbyasov.
The feast of the sacrifice Eid al-Adha (Turkic), or ID al-Adha (Arabic) is one of the main festivals of the Muslims. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts three days. Every year the date of the holiday changes, in 2020, Eid al-Adha begins on July 31.
Festive prayers on the Muslim Eid al-Fitr in Chechnya will be held in strict compliance with mask mode and social distance due to the pandemic, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Chechnya.
Chechen authorities in connection with the feast of Eid al-Adha declared a Republic two days - 30 and 31 July. Celebrations are not cancelled, but authorities have warned of the need for strict compliance with safety standards in the context of the pandemic. Earlier in June, the Muftiate of the Republic abolished introduced because of the coronavirus, a ban on collective prayers in mosques, while retaining restrictions for the elderly and people with chronic diseases.
To appreciate every moment of life with patience and attention to others encouraged among believers, the first Deputy mufti of Tatarstan Rustam Valiullin and Deputy Chairman of Council of Muftis of Russia Rushan Abbyasov at the press conference of the project "Religion and ideology" in MIA "Russia today".
The feast of the sacrifice Eid al-Adha (Turkic), or ID al-Adha (Arabic) is one of the main festivals of the Muslims. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts three days. Every year the date of the holiday changes, in 2020, Eid al-Adha begins on July 31.
Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of St. Petersburg mufti Ravil of Ponchaev urged the faithful to stay home on Eid al-Adha, which falls on Friday, the press service of the Governor.
"We normally spend the holiday meeting this afternoon, but because of the coronavirus now it is better not to put yourself in danger, stay home and celebrate the holiday in their native range," said Pankeev, whose words are reported.
In the Hajj – the pilgrimage to Mecca this year will be attended by 10 thousand people, while usually on the order of 2.5 million, said Wednesday the first Deputy Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, mufti of Moscow region Rushan Abbyasov.
"Haj started today. Tomorrow will be standing on mount Arafat. According to our data, in this year, the Hajj makes ten thousand people, of which three thousand subjects of the Kingdom, and about seven thousand foreign residents who were in the Kingdom: students, those who are on a business trip. Usually the Hajj makes about 2.5 million people," said Abbyasov at the press conference of the project "Religion and ideology" in MIA "Russia today".
In Moscow will appear before the court a man attacked with a knife parishioners at the Church of St. Nicholas, said the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf.
On the morning of 16 February 26-the summer inhabitant of Lipetsk Efim Efimov entered the building of the temple on Bakuninskaya street and stabbed two parishioners. Then he was arrested, and seized a knife, gloves, and a packet of "substance of a phytogenesis".
Patriarchal divine Liturgy on the day of the assumption on August 15 in the monastery of Panagia Sumela in Trabzon - one of the world's oldest Orthodox monasteries - this year will not take place because of the ban of the Turkish authorities in connection with the pandemic, said the Church of Constantinople.
The monastery is inactive. In 2010, the first in decades in this service was conducted in the assumption of the virgin - one of the great feasts of Orthodoxy. Liturgy conducted by the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew. As reported, the ROC, the first since 1922, the Liturgy in the monastery Panagia Sumela became possible as a result of agreements entered into by the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate with the Ministry of culture and tourism of the Turkish Republic and the leadership of the Trabzon province. The last five years, worship services are not held there.
The Christian Church age of 1,300 years, with richly decorated mosaic floors, which are apparently part of a monastery, discovered by Israeli archaeologists during excavations in the village of Kfar Kama near mount Tabor, according to the Israeli antiquities authority.
"The Church age 1,300 years, with richly decorated mosaic floors was discovered in the Circassian village of Kfar Kama, near mount Tabor during the excavations conducted by the Israel antiquities authority, in cooperation with the Academic College Kinneret, with the support of local volunteers. Catholic Archbishop Dr. Youssef Matta, head of the Greek Catholic Church in Israel, personally visited this place and was inspired by the ancient ruins", - stated in the message of the Israeli antiquities authority.
The Russian Orthodox Church on Tuesday celebrates the memory of St. Prince Vladimir and the baptism of Rus ' Day. The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on this day will have a festive divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
"The core of religious life is the divine Liturgy, and on the Day of the baptism of Russia, when the Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of Holy Prince Vladimir, in all the churches held worship services, and his Holiness Patriarch Kirill will lead a divine service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which will begin at 10 a.m.", - told reporters the Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.
The former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he was proud excited against him the matter in connection with the receipt of the Tomos of autocephaly of the so-called Orthodox Church in Ukraine (PCU).
"Dozens of politically motivated cases filed against me by the order (of the President of Ukraine – ed.) Zelensky, there is one that I am particularly proud of. This is a case of Tomos, which granted independence to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine... In key positions in the office of the President now are people who openly lobbied for the interests of the Russian Church in Ukraine", - Poroshenko said in a video message published on his page in Facebook on Tuesday on the occasion of the baptism of Rus.
The adoption of the amendment about God in the Constitution of Russia is the confirmation of the choice of the Holy Prince Vladimir's baptism of Rus, said on Monday Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.
Orthodox believers celebrate on 28 July the Day of the baptism of Rus, which took place in 988. Since 2010, the public holiday is a memorable date in Russia. In the Orthodox Church calendar is the day of memory of Prince Vladimir (960-1015), the Baptizer of Rus', whom historians called the great, the Church of the Holy equal to the apostles, and the people called Vladimir the Red Sun.
Russian Orthodox Church supported the announcement of a ceasefire in the Donbass, and praying for his success, said Monday the employee of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate deacon Feodor Shulga.
"From the Russian Church we pray for the success of the peace initiatives", - said Shulga at a press conference in MIA "Russia today".
The former press Secretary of the patriarchs Alexy II and Kirill, now the rector of the University Church of St. Tatiana, a well-known priest-publicist Vladimir Vigilyansky published a book-diary "Russian key". It is written on the basis of his own essays on Facebook, including on topical socio-political themes, said the author in an interview with RIA Novosti.
"The language of social networks and the language of books is different. However, there are some common goals. This desire in the genre of "diary of the priest" to give the Orthodox response to any private, public, and public issues, a way to sanctify worldly facts and social processes of Evangelical light, to saturate the senses of historical events..." - said Vigilyansky.
Pope Francis welcomed the announcement of a new cease-fire in the Donbass.
"The only way to restore confidence and to create preconditions for the much-needed and much-anticipated people of reconciliation," said Pope Francis.
The head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said he was ready to become one of participants of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus.
The TV channel "Russia 24" the anchorwoman asked Metropolitan Hilarion that he would agree to become one of the pioneers who will test on itself a new vaccine.
Holy Feodosievsky monastery in Kiev was closed on quarantine from-for a COVID-19, said on Saturday the press service of the religious community.
According to Ministry of health of Ukraine, as of July 25, in the country identified 63 929 cases COVID-19, died from infection 1590 people. Just recovered 35 497 people, including 611 - over the past day.
The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey Hami Aksoy condemned the reaction of the Greek authorities on the first namaz in a mosque of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the rally in Thessaloniki, which participants burned a Turkish flag.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is not a manifestation of strength and proof of the weakness of Turkey. According to him, Turkey violates the peace, "challenging the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus and insulting the culture of the XXI century through such actions."
Virtual photo exhibition "the Church in the period of the pandemic" was opened with the support of the several dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church, said in a message posted on the website of the ROC on Friday.
"Launched a joint project of Rostov, Yakutsk, and Yaroslavl dioceses Shakhty — the virtual exhibition "the Church in the period of the pandemic." The authors of the project presented not only pictures of worship in the deserted temples, but also bring the views of the bishops, priests, and parishioners about their experience made us think about how to build relationships in your family, parish Church", - is told in the message.
First since 1934 Friday prayers ended in converted into a mosque Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
In prayer was attended by the President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, who uttered the first Sura of the Koran, "al-Fatiha" before the service. It was broadcast on large screens installed in the square. The believers gathered there welcomed a Turkish leader with cries of "Allah Akbar".
Russian Orthodox Church considers hasty and politically motivated decision on the transformation of Hagia Sophia from Museum to mosque, said Friday, RIA Novosti source in the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Supreme administrative court of Turkey on 10 July annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. Friday at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was the first after 1934 Friday prayer.
Prayers in Hagia Sophia after its conversion to a mosque are not a disaster for Christendom is a question rather political for a Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, but at the same time a blow to the "Greek messianism", the Director of the human rights center of world Russian people's Council religious expert Roman Silantyev.
Earlier in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul started first after 1934 Friday prayers, Erdogan said the adhan (call to prayer).
Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Friday with Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II, most of the meeting was devoted to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and its transformation into a mosque, the press service of the Prime Minister.
"During the meeting they had the opportunity to exchange views about the various activities of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate on the African continent, as well as on important contemporary issues such as the situation with the pandemic. Much of the discussion focused on the status of the Hagia Sophia and turning it into a mosque, with both sides expressing disappointment with the decision, which is a blow to the peaceful coexistence of religions and an unprecedented insult to the world heritage of UNESCO", - stated in the message.
Monument to Jews executed by the Nazis in 1942 in the village of Novoshcherbinovskaya, Krasnodar Krai, opens on Thursday at the initiative of local residents, said the press service of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC).
A memorial in the City opened the burial place of the 202 people who were executed by the Nazis on 8 September 1942. Most of them were Jewish refugees from the territory of modern Moldova and Romania.
Proper use of masks, healthy eating and physical activity in the fresh air will help not to get sick or easier to move COVID-19, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the head physician of the Central clinical hospital imeni svyatitelya aleksiya Alex Zaroff.
"In my opinion, in order not to get sick or to transfer the disease (coronavirus – ed.) easier, it is very important to maintain physical activity, such as walking outdoors or running. It is certainly important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating," said Zaroff.
The epidemic of coronavirus in Moscow is on the decline, but experts say that the fall can be a "second wave". About whether her doctors which tests are most accurate at COVID, and let in the Church's hospital priests to patients with "Morovis craze" , told RIA Novosti the head physician of the Central clinical hospital. of St. Alexis Alex Zaroff. Interviewed Artem Budyonny.
Our hospital was converted for the treatment of patients with COVID-19, we focused on the diagnosis of coronavirus infection. During hospitalization we necessarily hold in all patients at diagnosis COVID-19, including MSCT, smear of the oropharynx in PCR and blood tests for antibodies. If detected COVID-19, depending on the severity of the condition sent home for treatment or to a specialized hospital.
To do good and to pray about making a great pilgrimage to the Holy sites of Islam in Saudi Arabia in the coming years, as well as the termination of the epidemic coronavirus called on the faithful Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia (SMR) and the Spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of the Russian Federation mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin, the message of which is published on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.
Traditionally during the month of Dhul Hijjah, which in 2020 were launched on 21 July, the Muslims decided to make the Hajj, or pilgrimage to the Holy sites of Islam. Believers, first of all, visit the sacred mosque in Mecca, and also try to visit the prophet's Mosque in Medina. The government of Saudi Arabia 27 February, suspended the entry into the country for the purpose of pilgrimage to Mecca and visiting Medina, the epidemic of the coronavirus.
In Russian regions there is still a "huge shortage" of imams, reported the press service of the Spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of the Russian Federation with reference to the first Deputy head of DOOM, the rector of Moscow Islamic Institute (MIA) Damir Muhetdinov.
"The first Deputy mufti stressed that in the regions remains a huge shortage of imams and to revitalize community life, for the organization of educational system and social work are required young, well-educated, strong-willed and ready to selflessly serving imams", - is spoken in the message published on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill urged to pray before the Kazan icon of the Mother of God for deliverance of the world from the coronavirus, as well as for guidance on the right path in life.
The Russian Orthodox Church on Tuesday celebrates the holiday in honor of the icon of the mother of God "of Kazan", one of the most famous and revered images in Russia. The Patriarch celebrated in the Cathedral of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God on red square Kazan Church service, which was broadcasted on the website of the ROC.
In the Russian Orthodox Church in the period from 14 to July 20, has recorded the reduction of donations of food, the number of requests for food assistance remains high, the message of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate for Church charity and social service, published on the website of the ROC.
"Reduced the number of donations for food for the needy. A fundraiser organized by the Synodal Department for Church charity and social service and is on the website Miloserdie. The number of requests for assistance does not decrease", - is spoken in the message.
The Russian Orthodox Church on Tuesday celebrates the holiday in honor of the icon of the mother of God "of Kazan", one of the most famous and revered images in Russia. The divine Liturgy in the famous Kazan Cathedral in Northern capital will make this day the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy.
According to legend, shortly after the capture of the Kazan khanate by Ivan the Terrible in 1579 after a fire destroyed part of the city, the girl, the Matron saw in a dream the mother of God, who had ordered to dig out her icon from the ashes, and 21 July in a specified location at a depth of about a meter is really the icon was found. According to one version, it is still under Muslim rule buried there one of the Christian to hide their faith.
Collective prayers, which were discontinued due to the spread of the coronavirus, resume from Saturday in the mosques in Kabardino-Balkaria, according to the regional Spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM).
On Friday in DUM meeting was held with the participation of the chief sanitary physician of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic of Irelane Pagava.
Deputy Minister of culture of the Russian Federation Alla Manilova held a meeting with extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Uzbekistan in Russia Botrana Asadov, where they discussed holding the Days of Russian spiritual culture in Uzbekistan, according to the website of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation.
The sides discussed joint activities to be carried out this year, and the deepening of cultural cooperation between the two countries.
The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church regrets the deprivation of Hagia Sophia's Museum status and hopes for the efforts of the Turkish authorities on the preservation of the Christian mosaics in this Church, is told in the statement of the Synod, published on the website of the ROC on Friday.
Session of the Holy Synod was held on 16 and 17 July under the chairmanship of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.
The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church associates the transformation of Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia) into a mosque and the disunity of the Orthodox world with anticanonically the legalization of a split in Ukraine by the Patriarchate of Constantinople, says the statement of the Synod, published on the website of the ROC on Friday.
Session of the Holy Synod was held on 16 and 17 July under the chairmanship of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.
In the Russian Imperial house will not make the decision about the authenticity of the remains of Nicholas II and his family before it will make the Russian Orthodox Church, said Friday, RIA Novosti Director of the office of the head of the Russian Imperial house, Alexander Zakatov.
Earlier the investigator for particularly important cases under the Chairman of SC of the Russian Federation Marina Molodtsova has told reporters that found in 2007 in Porosenkov log human remains belong to children of Nicholas II - Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria. Also in the UK denied the version that the bodies were destroyed with sulfuric acid.
Updated the "Winter hotel" and the religious education center will open on the island in September, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the Abbot of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky Stavropegial monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty.
Thursday at the monastery for pilgrims has opened a Central manor house and main temple of the monastery – Holy Transfiguration Cathedral.
Valaam monastery will be engaged in processing and supply a private trout in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as plans to organize the sale of their honey at farms in both capitals, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the Abbot of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky Stavropegial monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty.
"Recently, thanks to the help of benefactors, we have restored a trout farm. Before the fish was on the table of the brethren or sold on the island. The next stage – refining. We want to put smoked and salted trout (packaged in compliance with sanitary norms) in Petersburg or Moscow," - said the Bishop Pankraty.
The Valaam monastery is one of the first was closed to pilgrims and tourists because of the coronavirus pandemic this spring. And on Thursday Balaam, his main Transfiguration Cathedral and the Central manor again opened its doors to visitors to the island. About whether the pilgrims to get to the worship service, where volunteers are in quarantine and what gastronomic innovations is preparing a "Northern Athos" this year – told RIA Novosti Abbot of Valaam monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty. Interviewed Artem Budyonny.
Pilgrims can come to Valaam organized tour groups without overnight stay, they will not be able to attend the services, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the Abbot of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky Stavropegial monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty.
Thursday at the monastery for pilgrims has opened a Central manor house and main temple of the monastery – Holy Transfiguration Cathedral.
On the island, revealed no cases of coronavirus, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the Abbot of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky Stavropegial monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty.
"During the epidemic on the island had no cases of infection with coronavirus," said the Bishop Pankraty.
The Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey and the office for religious Affairs of the country (Diyanet) signed the Protocol on which the Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia) in Istanbul will be protected as a world heritage site after the change of its status, said the head of culture and tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.
The Supreme administrative court of Turkey on 10 July annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after this, the President said 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.
Monument to Peter the great and Catherine the First to open in Yekaterinburg, said the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fund of assistance to revival of traditions of mercy and charity "Elisabeth-sergievskoe educational society" (ESPO) Anna Gromova.
Annual interregional conference "Museum-educational St. Elisabeth read. Outstanding benefactors and patrons. Yesterday and today" takes place in the online environment. Opening remarks Thunder was broadcast on the website of the press center MIA "Russia today".
In Alapaevsk (Sverdlovsk oblast), near which were executed eight people, including members of the Romanov dynasty, you need to create a tourist cluster, said on Wednesday Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fund of assistance to revival of traditions of mercy and charity "Elisabeth-sergievskoe educational society" (ESPO) Anna Gromova.
Annual interregional conference "Museum-educational St. Elisabeth read. Outstanding benefactors and patrons. Yesterday and today" takes place on Wednesday in an online format. Opening remarks Thunder was broadcast on the website of the press center MIA "Russia today".
One of the most famous landmarks of Spain – the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona - July 25 will be available on weekends for all visitors, according to a press release on the website of the Cathedral.
Earlier it was reported that the Sagrada Familia will be open in July, but only for residents of Barcelona. The first visitors were the doctors, nurses, police, volunteers, fire – "all those people who contributed to the fight against the pandemic". Further, it was assumed that since July 18, the temple will be able to visit the people of Barcelona at the weekend in the afternoon.
The government of Greece held in Berlin in secret negotiations with Turkey, despite the decision of President Tayyip Erdogan to make the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul,. The announcement sparked outrage among the Greek public, the opposition demanded an immediate clarification.
On the negotiations said Tuesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The Synodal legal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) has published a statement about the violation of the right to freedom of religion of believers of the UOC in the city of Zolochiv in Lviv region, the document posted Tuesday on the website of information Department of the UOC.
"The city of Zolochiv in Lviv region headed by a mayor (Igor - ed.) Grincevi openly violate the constitutional right to freedom of religion of believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the right of ownership of private housing," - said in a statement.
The decision of the Turkish leadership about the transformation of Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofia) in Istanbul the mosque is an attempt to get rid of the rest of the middle East the Christian presence. Antiochian Orthodox Church condemns this decision, said the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East John X in his letter to the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew.
"We heard about the sad decision of the government of Turkey about the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. We regret this decision and Express our protest, as everything that contributes to the Erasure of the history of our countries. The latest decision is aimed at undermining the role of the Christian presence in the East, if not to call it an attempt to get rid of what is left of the active role of Christianity in peaceful coexistence with other religions," says published on the website of the Church of Antioch letter to Facebook.
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.