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).
The recognition of the Church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul the mosque is a winning political move for a Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan and kind of defeat the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew, with fear for the fate of this valuable cultural monument is not worth it, said RIA Novosti Director of the human rights center of world Russian people's Council, religious expert Roman Silantyev.
Earlier it became known that the Turkish state Council (Supreme administrative court) annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia (Aya Sophia) Museum.
Banned from serving Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) of Sverdlovsk region went to an open confrontation with Church authorities, does not exclude the intervention and law enforcement, said Tuesday RIA Novosti Director of the human rights center of world Russian people's Council, theologian Roman Silant'ev, commenting on reports about the capture of supporters of chiyoumen monastery in the Urals.
Some media earlier wrote that in Sredneuralskaya convent, where he served as Novels, introduced round-the-clock with the involvement of the Cossacks, at the request of chiyoumen. According to the Yekaterinburg diocese, the legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually dismissed by the monastery of Romanov, who was the spiritual father of the monastery. Now in the monastery for the services and assistance of the abbess appointed the clergyman of Novo-Tikhvinskiy convent, Archpriest Georgiy Viktorov.
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