Lock channel "Tsargrad" on YouTube - work on the degradation of the Russian people and sabotage against the idea, said the Deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate, Bishop Savva (Tutunov).
Previously YouTube blocked the account of the network edition of "Tsargrad" and the eponymous TV channel, after which the publication announced the intention to go to court. In "Constantinople" drew attention to the blocking of YouTube account publications "double-Headed eagle". From "Constantinople" and the "double eagle" General guidance: according to the site "Constantinople", the businessman Konstantin Malofeyev - founder of the channel "Tsargrad". He also holds the position of Chairman of the society for the development of Russian historical education, "double-Headed eagle".
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.
The mother superior of the Vyksa Iversky nunnery antoniya (Mironova), who previously identified coronavirus, has died, according to the press service of the Nizhny Novgorod diocese.
The Vyksa Iversky women's monastery was closed by the congregation with the 4th of July. According to the Vyksa diocese, it was made "in connection with the identification of the mother superior of the Vyksa Iversky nunnery abbess Antonia (Mironova) coronavirus infection COVID-19". All the rooms of the monastery were disinfected, the contact person is isolated, the residents placed under medical observation.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Kirill urged the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church to work more with people, particularly the intelligentsia, which often "prone to failure" and also "to expand the circle of influence," the message published on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church on Wednesday.
"If that isn't enough in our pastoral work, is the relationship with our modern intelligentsia, who, in virtue of certain critical plants peculiar to the intelligentsia, often falls into extremes and the fruit of which is often not the creation, and destruction," - said the Patriarch during the festive meal after Liturgy on the occasion of the Day of the baptism of Rus on July 28.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill was reinstated as rector of the metochion of the Nikolo-Perervinsky monastery in Moscow Archpriest Vladimir Chuvikin previously violated Church regulations about the order of worship during quarantine mode.
"Archpriest Vladimir Chuvikin, suspended from your post of rector in the churches of the Patriarchal metochion of the Nikolo-Perervinsky monastery in Moscow, is restored to his position," - said in a statement the decree of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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.
State Museum-monument St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg has no plans to reduce employees because of losses on the background of the epidemiological situation, announced the Director of the Museum Yuri Mudrov.
"We're not cutting and not going to cut," said wise at a press conference in the online mode.
Prayer in the Church of Hagia Sophia, the burning of the temple in Nantes, the demolitions of monuments in the West are a blow not only to abandon Christianity in Europe but also in Russia, and the best lesson from this – to preserve their own civilization and culture, said the Deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate Bishop Zelenograd Savva (Tutunov).
"Prayer in the Church of Hagia Sophia... the burning of the temple in Nantes (not the first burning of the temple in France for a year, not to mention other anti-Christian actions)... Someone will say, perhaps even with some smile: this otvetka for Europe's abandonment of Christianity. What are you laughing at? Over our common tragedy laugh!" - posted by Bishop Savva in his Telegram channel.
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.
None of the buildings on the territory Sredneuralskaya convent belongs to the Yekaterinburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, all things were created by private money, said to RIA Novosti on Saturday, a representative of the schema-monk Sergius Vsevolod Moguchev, noting that the schema-monk is not the owner.
On Friday, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has approved the earlier decision of the court of the Yekaterinburg diocese, who was deprived of schemamonk Sergius of dignity. The Yekaterinburg diocese said that father Sergius should leave the monastery. Meanwhile, schemamonk said it has no plans to leave them based Sredneuralskaya convent.
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.
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.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill blessed on July 28, the Day of the baptism of Rus to ring the bells of all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church, said in a message posted Friday on the website of the ROC.
"July 28, 2020, the Day of the baptism of Russia in all Russian Orthodox churches in the framework of the campaign "Thank you, God!" will be done bell-ringing", - stated in the message.
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.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill urged parties to armed conflict on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan to continue the dialogue and don't go on about those "who benefits from increasing tensions in the Caucasus", the statements on the website of the ROC.
In the Russian Orthodox Church recalled that on 12 July on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan "has again erupted in armed confrontation" that led to casualties on both sides.
The Moscow Patriarchate called Telegram "premium" compared to other instant messengers and social networks, and noted the importance of the conversation with the online audience in "plain for her language."
He noted that the main problem for the Church from the point of view of communication is "the problem of language, understandable to the audience to which you want to reach out".
Often sarcastic and critical attitude of modern youth to the Russian Orthodox Church is due, in particular, often reprehensible conduct of the clergy and laity, the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
"Today, quite often representatives of the Church give reason some... by "representatives" I mean just priests and laity, they give a reason for such a (critical edition) reviews. This, of course, so too" - said Legoyda during the conversation with the leading historical popular channel "11 ECU" on Youtube.
Died a famous Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, almost 30 years head of the Vladimir diocese Metropolitan Eulogius (Smirnov), said on Thursday the Deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate Bishop Zelenograd Savva (Tutunov).
According to him, Metropolitan Eulogius died Wednesday. The Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church was 83 the last time he served - was at rest.
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.
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.
Church with rare cast-iron floors will be built for the first time in Moscow, reported on Monday the press service of the curator of the program, the state Duma Deputy Vladimir resin.
"The temple in honor of the Hieromartyr Hermogenes, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, for the first time in the history of the construction of the temples of the "Program 200" will be applied rare technology with the installation of cast iron flooring", - said resin, whose words are in the press release.
Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church will take place, presumably, in August, said the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
"The meeting of the Holy Synod in a full-time pre-scheduled for August 2020. The final decision on its implementation will be taken with regard to the sanitary-epidemiological situation" - said Legoyda, quoted by the Synodal Department.
Sretensky theological Seminary in Moscow will soon announce a set of new graduate programs, for the first time, future priests will teach the basics of psychotherapy and psychological counseling, said RIA Novosti first Deputy rector of the Seminary Archpriest Pavel Velikanov.
Held on July 16-17, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church took the decision to open in the Sretensky theological Seminary two new departments - master's program for "early Church History" and "Pastoral care and mission in the modern world."
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.
Ukraine is once again talking about the creation of a "United and independent churches." Only this time it can appear on the basis of obedient Istanbul Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew, "the Orthodox churches of Ukraine" (ptsu) and subordinates to the Pope Greek Catholic (UGCC). The aims and prospects of the new "superbadiste" — in the material RIA Novosti.
Church St. Peter and Paul this year was held in Ukraine on an unprecedented scale. Solemn services on July 12 broadcast of the secular TV channels — both national and local.
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.
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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should consider the transfer of a number of religious objects on the territory of Russia, said the head of the Duma Committee on civil society development issues, public and religious organisations Sergey Gavrilov in an interview with "Parlamentskaya Gazeta".
The MP stressed that these objects are not only the temples and monastery, pilgrimage centers and hotels, which were built in Russian and belonged to pre-revolutionary Russia. According to him, speech can go about a minimum of seven churches belonging to the Orthodox Church, and the situation is ripe for this question decided now.
The Turks did the main Orthodox Cathedral of the world, Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, the mosque — Russia needs to defend the Christian faith and to punish Turkey! Sounds right?
But the Ottomans converted the Church into a mosque in 1453 after Constantinople was taken, and the place of the Roman Empire (called Byzantine) was established the Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Caliphate, until the early twentieth century who ruled a considerable part of the Islamic world.
The island of Valaam in the Republic of Karelia open for tourists and pilgrims on July 16, the visit would be one day, according to the website of the Valaam monastery.
"Valaam island once again begins to receive tourists and pilgrims. From July 16 for a one-day visit opens the heart of the Valaam monastery – the Transfiguration Cathedral and the Central estate", - stated in the message.
The head of the non-canonical "Orthodox churches of Ukraine" (DNC) would like the deterioration of relations between the Russian and Romanian Orthodox churches, to this end, he suggested that the Romanian Church to determine the status of the former "Bishop" of the DNC, said on Monday Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
The Synod of the DNC on 9 July was excluded from the composition of the episcopate, "the Bishop" Belgorod-Dniester Filaret (Punk), because he appealed to "honorable Patriarch" Filaret (Denisenko) and declared his refusal of obedience "of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine," the message published on the website of the PCU. "The judgment on the further canonical status of the" Punk by the same decision of the Synod conveyed the Romanian Orthodox Church, as led by Punk religious structure "followed by the Romanian-Moldavian liturgical tradition and has never represented the Ukrainian Diaspora".
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.
Metropolitan of Astana and Kazakhstan Alexander on Monday – a day of mourning for the victims of the pandemic in Kazakhstan made a doleful litany of people, who died from coronavirus infection, said in a statement on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Day of mourning for the victims of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 declared in Kazakhstan on July 13. In the country, half-mast flags in television and radio there are no advertisements and entertainment programs, government websites and many media converted to black-and-white color scheme.
The decision of the Turkish authorities on the conversion of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul from a Museum into a mosque was a blow to the world Orthodoxy, head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
"It's a blow to the entire world to Orthodoxy, because for all Orthodox Christians throughout the world, the Hagia Sophia is such a symbol, like the Catholic St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, so it is with great regret that decision," said Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) in the broadcast channel "Russia 1".
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday posted on Twitter a photo signed by him of the decree. "Resolved: to transfer the management of Ayia Sofia Dianyu (management on Affairs of religion of Turkey – ed.) and open it for worship," reads a historical document. What does this turn in destiny of a monument of UNESCO, which in recent decades was the Museum than it is to explain whether there is still a compromise and how to change the status of Hagia Sophia will affect Russian-Turkish relations and the pilgrimage, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. Interviewed By Olga Lipic.
The decision to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is a mistake, but Russia has no mechanisms to discourage him, said to RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir Jabbarov.
"The fact that this decision is incorrect, we have not spoken to the Turkish authorities appealed and the Russian Orthodox Church and the Duma, and leading politicians. But Russia can not do anything to change my mind, Hagia Sophia is located on the territory of Turkey," he said.
The decision of Ankara to Hagia Sophia are aimed at increasing the popularity of their citizens, for relations with Russia, it is not affected, said the RIA Novosti member of the international Committee of the Federation Council Alexei Kondratiev.
A Turkish court decided to change the status of Hagia Sophia, it will be a mosque.
The image of Jesus Christ contrary to the black canons of the Church, because he was not an African American, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti the head of the expert Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on Church art, architecture and restoration Archpriest Leonid Kalinin.
Earlier 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 England as a sign of solidarity with the movement Black Lives Matter. Before that, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged the Church of England to revise the image of Christ as the white man. According to the Daily Mail, the Abbot of Saint Albany Cathedral less than a week after the call Welby has agreed to place on the altar picture, which in 2009 wrote the artist Lorna may Wadsworth. Of Christ she wrote with a dark-skinned Jamaican.
The story of famous British writer J. K. Rowling came under fire from critics after its support dispute with activists of the LGBT community, is an example of "persecution for tolerance", the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
Previously Rowling stood up for Maya Forstater, who worked at the research centre Centre for Global Development, and dismissed after several statements against transgender people. So, Forstater said that men will become women, wearing a dress and heels. Rowling has decided to support Maya and tweeted that women should not be fired from their jobs if they argue about the reality of sex. Activists of the LGBT community called this intolerance of transgender people.
Any Church participation in the movement Black Lives Matter would be politicized, forced Christians by the activists of this movement to commit any action also is absolutely unacceptable, said RIA Novosti Deputy head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.
"We believe that no matter what was the cause of the beginning of this movement, at the moment it has acquired a very definite and undeniable political overtones. Therefore, we believe that any Church participating in this movement would be too politicized," said Kipshidze.
Sredneuralskaya convent, founded by defrocked Abbot Sergius (Nicholas Romanov), again open to the pilgrims, said the representative of the cleric Vsevolod Moguchev.
"Sredneuralskaya convent in honor of the mother of God "sporitelnitsa bread" open to his visit to the Orthodox parishioners and pilgrims," wrote Moguchev on his page in "Vkontakte".
The Moscow Patriarchate has called on the Turkish authorities to respect the feelings of millions of Christians and not to turn the Hagia Sophia into a mosque and reminded that Istanbul and so there is no shortage of Muslim temples.
The Supreme administrative court of Turkey, the state Council on Thursday considered the question of changing the status of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The state Council believes that to change the status of the Cathedral is the presidential decree, reported by the Greek TV ERT. The decision will be announced within 15 days.
The Moscow Patriarchate called defrocked of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) "tongue-tied man", expressing surprise that his "insignificant and meaningless speech for someone to act."
Court of Yekaterinburg diocese earlier on Friday stripped the priesthood of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) of Sredneuralskaya convent, now he is simply religious.
Legitimacy and ideological component are the major differences in the new Constitution after the amendments, with almost 80% supporting innovation is a traditional part of the society, said the first Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and media, Deputy head of the world Russian people's Council Alexander Shchipkov.
Voting on amendments to the basic law was held from 25 June to 1 July. After processing 100% of protocols, the total turnout of voters amounted to 67,97%. For acceptance of amendments have voted 77,92% (almost 58 million Russians), against of 21.27% (about 16 million).
Defrocked Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) continues to be a member of the Church in the monastic rank, it can still be addressed as "father", told RIA Novosti in the Moscow Patriarchate.
Court of Yekaterinburg diocese on Friday defrocked chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) of Sredneuralskaya convent.
State Duma Deputy Evgeny Marchenko expressed surprise at the negative reaction of the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church on his offer to check for criminal record and mental abnormalities at the ordination to the priesthood, noting that the proposal was made in a very delicate manner, while such validation would not allow the ordination of people who reduce the authority of the Church.
Earlier, Marchenko sent a letter to the Patriarchate in connection with the situation around chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov). In it the Deputy, in particular, proposed to amend the legislation to include clergy in the list of professions with mandatory medical examination for the presence service to prevent mental illness, and the provision of criminal records.
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."
The Moscow Patriarchate has called grossly contrary to the Constitution of the Russian Federation the initiative of the Deputy Evgeny Marchenko, who offered to test candidates to the priesthood, the criminal record and mental disabilities and to create in the Church a kind of analog of division of own safety of Ministry of internal Affairs.
Previously a member of the Duma Committee on state construction and law, Evgeny Marchenko, told RIA Novosti that sent a letter to the Patriarchate in connection with the situation around chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov). It Marchenko, in particular, proposed to amend the Labour code of the Russian Federation and other legislative acts, which would include clergy in the list of professions with mandatory medical examination for the presence service to prevent mental diseases, and provision of information on available or available criminal records.
Schismatic Filaret Denisenko said that he would seek from the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew the provision of a new Tomos of autocephaly of Church structures in Ukraine.
"It could provide Tomos and without depending on the Patriarchate of Constantinople. And we're so Tomos expected. But in order to Tomos was completely independent from the other Church, it was necessary to provide not the Archdiocese and Patriarchate. Why? Because Patriarchy cannot be part of another Patriarchate and the Archdiocese can. For example, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate's Archdiocese. She is independent, but is dependent on the Moscow Patriarchate. And the Patriarch of Constantinople did not want the Ukrainian Church was a Patriarchate," he said in an interview with "Apostrophe".
The Moscow Patriarchate supported the protests of the Orthodox community against the LGBT propaganda from the embassies of the US and the UK, noting that the demonstration of such symbols is "disrespectful to the Outlook of many citizens of Russia".
On Sunday, the participants of the public movement "forty times Forty" picketed the embassies of the US and UK, protesting against the fact that the Embassy hung the flag of the LGBT community.
The first sacrament of baptism of children was held in the main Church of the Russian Armed forces, said the press service of the defense Ministry.
"Today in the baptistery of the Patriarchal Cathedral is the main Church of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation for the first time was held the most important sacrament of the Orthodox Church - baptism," - said in the message.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has appointed the new rector of the Church of St. Theodore the Studite in Moscow 45-year-old Metropolitan John (Roshchin), stated in the decree of the Primate of the Russian Church.
The former Abbot of the temple at Nikitsky gate was a well-known Moscow priest, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, who died on January 26 of this year.
Deny coronavirus Abbot Sergius (in the world Nikolay Romanov), though not adopted the decision of the Yekaterinburg diocese banning in Ministry and translation of Sredneuralskaya monastery to another monastery, but to leave the Russian Orthodox Church does not intend to, said RIA Novosti one of the closest associates of the cleric Vsevolod Moguchev.
On Friday, ecclesiastical court of the diocese of Yekaterinburg was moved to July 3 hearing on the case of chiyoumen Sergius. Himself a cleric, it was calling all the decisions of the diocese regarding his uncanonical. In his last address to supporters, posted on YouTube, he said that "external forces" claim to want "to destroy the Russian people" and "the main enemy of Russia" for them - the Russian Orthodox Church. Some media interpreted these words of chiyoumen as a "ROC - the main enemy in Russia," whereupon he goes into a split.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill congratulated the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Onufry on his name day (name day), calling him "a champion of canonical Orthodoxy and defender of the Apostolic faith."
According to the Patriarch, the Metropolitan of Kyiv Onufry feels "a special responsibility entrusted to his care by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church."
The vast majority (95%) of young Russians believe that they can succeed in a career solely due to his abilities, according to a survey by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).
According to the survey, 86% of Russians believe that people in our country only thanks to their abilities can achieve success, high position in sports, 84% were in military service, 82% in science and education, 76% of public, 71% in business and 66% in the arts and culture, 63% in the ROC, 51% - state and municipal management, 47% - in politics.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on Thursday took part in a nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which, in his opinion, have "a very deep philosophical meaning".
"At the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the Danilov monastery arrived the Chairman and Secretary of the precinct election Commission No. 1754. In the Bulletin in the form of a question "do You approve the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation?", his Holiness put a sign in front of the chosen solution and put the ballot in the ballot box," - said the press service of the Primate.
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.
President Vladimir Putin on Monday waiting for the Resurrection Cathedral in Kubinka is 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 press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Putin will visit this temple.
"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 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.
In the Metropolitan Epiphany Cathedral in elohove on Sunday, on the eve of Day of memory and grief, made a memorial service for the fallen in the Great Patriotic war, and lit a symbolic "Candle of memory", reported RIA Novosti cleric of Holy Epiphany Cathedral priest Victor Goldilocks.
"We gave tribute to those who died at the front and in the rear during the great Patriotic war. Made memorial service (it was headed by the rector of the Cathedral of the Bishop of Pavlovo-Posadskiy Thomas), lit a candle - she lit and others," said Goldilocks.
The Moscow Patriarchate described the appearance of the order of Pirogov and medals Luke of Crimea as the state awards of the Russian Federation "it is absolutely natural and timely," noting that the Prelate Luka (Voyno-Yasenetsky), Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, ranked the Russian Orthodox Church canonized.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about the establishment of the order of Pirogov and medals Luke of Crimea. The order of the Pirogov will reward the citizens for the provision of medical care in emergency situations, epidemics, hostilities and other circumstances involving a risk to life. Medal Luke of Crimea, in accordance with the decree, is awarded to practitioners and Junior medical staff and other workers of healthcare organizations for achievements in the field of health protection of citizens, for their great contribution to organization of medical aid and strengthening public health.
The critical situation in Sredneuralskaya convent, with the refusal of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) to submit to the ecclesiastical power, demonstrates the growing in the Church the problem of sladostrastno is wrong and dangerous practice of spiritual mentoring and this should be subject to the General ecclesiastical discussions, according to Russian sectologists.
Earlier, the Yekaterinburg diocese has banned the serving of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) after he in his homily said that the Russians want to put in the "e-camp of Satan", "the wicked put on the self-isolation" and urged his parishioners to go out. He also cursed all who advocate the closure of churches. Sredneuralsky in the monastery, where he served Romanov, at his request are now entered on-duty with the involvement of activists. According to the diocese, the legitimate superior, the nun Varvara (Krygina), was actually dismissed by the monastery of Romanov, who was the spiritual father of the monastery.
Non-canonical Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) has called a "shameful attempt" press her case against ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in connection with the receipt of the Tomos of autocephaly.
Before Poroshenko declared that against it criminal case in connection with the receipt by Ukraine of the Tomos of autocephaly "for inciting sectarian strife by getting Thomas and the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine." Later, the state Bureau of investigation confirmed the existence of the case against Poroshenko is due to receive the Tomos. In Friday's edition of "Ukrainian truth" with reference to a source in the State Bureau of investigation announced that the case against Poroshenko in connection with the receipt of the Tomos of autocephaly was initiated at the request of the schismatic Philaret Denisenko.
There is a practice of blessing the new recruits, including the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. But those guys can be sent anywhere, including to the East of the country, in the Donbass. So, the Church blesses this war? And if the soldiers of the Ukrainian army in the Donbass to be on the opposite side of the front with the same soldiers, who also previously blessed to defend the Homeland? Boris, Moscow, 30 years.
The 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.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril has appointed the head of the Synodal Department for relations with the Armed forces Bishop Stephen (Privalov), the sacristan of the main temple of the Russian Armed forces in Kubinka near Moscow, and himself rector of the Cathedral, said Wednesday the Patriarchal decrees.
"Bishop Stefan (halts), Bishop of Klin, Chairman of the Synodal Department for cooperation with Armed forces and law enforcement agencies, rector of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ - the main temple of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation dismissed the rector of the Cathedral and appointed by the Dean of the above Cathedral", - stated in the decree of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in Moscow Park "Patriot" and urged the military not to break the oath and to "brandish the sword" only when there is a danger to the Fatherland.
The temple and the war Museum was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. They planned to open on Victory Day, but the consecration of the Cathedral was postponed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. The divine Liturgy was attended by the bishops and priests of the Russian Orthodox Church, the veterans of the great Patriotic war, the defense Minister, his deputies and representatives of the civil authorities.
The consecration of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ - the main temple of the Russian Armed forces is a significant event for the country. This was stated Sunday by the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu.
"Today is a significant event for the Armed forces and for our country. Today consecrated the first temple to mark the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war - the temple of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation", - he said.
The construction of the main temple of the Russian Armed forces became a symbol of turning to faith in the army and Navy, said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in Moscow Park "Patriot" after the consecration of the temple.
The temple and the war Museum was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for the 75th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war. They planned to open on Victory day, but was postponed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. In a solemn service on Sunday was attended by the bishops and priests of the Russian Orthodox Church, the veterans of the great Patriotic war, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, his deputies and representatives of the civil authorities.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia will perform on Sunday, the consecration of Resurrection Cathedral – the main temple of the Russian Armed forces.
The temple and the war Museum was erected in the Moscow Park "Patriot" for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. They planned to open on Victory Day, but the consecration of the Cathedral was postponed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus.
The Moscow Patriarchate supported the proposal by children's Ombudsman of the Russian Federation Anna Kuznetsova to cut funding for clinics performing abortions, and restrict the sale of drugs for abortion.
Earlier Kuznetsova in the annual report stated that the system of protection of children's right to life and against violence needs additional legislative measures. She called the restriction of the sale in pharmacies of drugs for abortion, and changing the system of financing of medical institutions, in which the amount of funds allocated inversely proportional to the number of abortions.
Domestic violence should be the only reason for removing children from the family, the guardianship bodies in Russia, in some cases, his duties formally, the head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
He explained that if, for example, one or both parents suffer from chronic alcoholism and child systematically exposed to violence, his life and health in danger, it is, of course, a good reason to remove the child from the family.
Icons of the patron saints of the different branches of the Armed forces of Russia delivered in the main Church of the Russian armed forces in Kubinka near Moscow, told reporters in the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.
Among those who arrived in the temple of faces icons of the prophet Elijah, the patron of Air and space forces and the airborne forces, of St. Andrew – the patron Saint of the Navy and of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky - the patron Saint of the Land forces. Also in Kubinka brought the icon of St. Barbara the great Martyr, the patron of the strategic missile forces, and patron of the troops of the logistics of the venerable Joseph of Volotsk.
The Moscow Patriarchate is considered possible to name children's literary award "the Big story" some other name, not the name of the writer Eduard Uspensky, in connection with recent media with new negative facts of his life, said Saturday the head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
Earlier, the Russian state children's library (RGDB) has announced a competition for the best logo of the new prize "a Great tale", which was suggested to name in honor of Eduard Uspensky. After this, some media reported that the native writer's daughter Tatiana asked not to be award in the field of children's literature by the name of the father. The assumption accused him, in particular, domestic violence and alcoholism. In her letter she expressed the opinion that the award should not carry the name of such person.
Canonization - canonization of a person in the Russian Orthodox Church is possible only at observance of several criteria, not one, reported on Thursday, RIA Novosti source in the Russian Orthodox Church, commenting on the idea of Metropolitan Zaporozhye and Melitopol Luke about the possible canonization of the surgeon Nikolay Pirogov.
Earlier, the Metropolitan Luke proposed to consider in the Church the question of the canonization of the famous surgeon, noting that he "his whole life was devoted to the service of God." According to Bishop, in a situation when "mankind became more and more immersed in an incurable disease", he "as never before we need the help of those saints" who could help "in the fight against these serious illnesses."
Priest Alexander Maskaev from the Kursk region died as a result of complications due to infection of coronavirus infection, reported on the website of the Kursk diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.
This is the second death of a priest in the region as a result of infection COVID-19.
Sanitary-epidemiological situation doesn't allow you to cancel the ban on holding worship inside the temples, this restriction will not be charged yet, said the head of the regional Department of Rospotrebnadzor Maria Potemkin.
The authorities of Kuban March 31, because of the situation with coronavirus entered quarantine. On April 12, the quarantine mode was changed to mode isolation, which extended to 21 June. Since mid-may, the region began to gradually remove restrictive measures, allowing the operation of enterprises of some branches of the economy. On may 23, the regional government introduced exemptions regime of self-isolation. June 6th-Kuban was opened parks, squares, embankments and stadiums.
Great consecration of the main temple of the Russian Armed forces in the Park "Patriot" in Kubinka will perform on Sunday, June 14, Patriarch Kirill, confirmed Wednesday in a press-service of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
"The rite of the great consecration of the Cathedral and the first divine Liturgy in the newly consecrated Church will make his Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. In early June it was reported that the consecration is scheduled for June 22
The U.S. state Department on Wednesday published an annual report on the implementation of freedom of religion in the world in 2019 in which he called unsubstantiated allegations of harassment of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) in the country.
In December 2018 was formed "new Church" of Ukraine (the so-called "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" - ptsu) was the result of a merger of two non-canonical Church structures existing in Ukraine. The canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Russian Orthodox Church and a number of other local Orthodox churches in the world do not recognize it.
The initiators of the full translation of the divine services of the Russian Orthodox Church from the Church Slavonic language Russian aim "the reformation of the content, meaning" service, and they are increasingly using "political component," said the first Deputy head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Alexander Shchipkov.
At the end of 2019 Patriarch Kirill officially admitted during worship reading some texts on modern Russian language (reading of the Gospels and the Apostolic Epistles). In the Educational Committee of Russian Orthodox Church then explained that we are talking only about "resolution, but not the order." The vast majority of churches of the Russian Orthodox Church the services are conducted entirely or almost entirely in Church Slavonic. Along with this, the Church is a movement for the full translation of the whole divine service into Russian language, which, however, does not find support in the vast number of believers.
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.
Orthodox Christians Sunday, the 50th day after Easter, celebrate one of the biggest religious holidays - the Holy Trinity Day (Pentecost). Celebrations will take place in the conditions existing in Russia of restrictive measures due to the spread of the coronavirus in different regions, they can vary in hardness.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on this day will celebrate the divine Liturgy in the Church of St. Prince Alexander Nevsky in the same skete near Moscow Peredelkino.
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
Orthodox believers celebrate on 6 June, on the eve of the feast of the Holy Trinity, Ecumenical parental Saturday - Church-wide day of remembrance of the dead, when during the Liturgy and memorial service to commemorate all ever dead Christians.
The memory of Saint Nicholas is always celebrated on the eve of one of the 12 major religious holidays, which is also called Pentecost (it falls on the 50th day after Easter). All churches committed special memorial services.
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.
More than 400 people who are sick with coronavirus, and members of their families Holy communion at home for the last two months specially trained priests in Moscow, said Wednesday the press service of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate's charity.
"Prepared by the priests of the ad hoc group of the Commission on hospital service of the diocesan Council of Moscow on April 2, made over three hundred visits to people with coronavirus and suspected coronavirus. They were able to give communion to more than four hundred people: in addition to directly suffering from coronavirus, as a rule, by the Ordinance of the sacrament at home to begin a family members ill", - stated in the message.
The number of daily requests for food assistance in the Orthodox service "Miloserdie" in Moscow during the pandemic coronavirus has increased more than 10 times, and now marked up to 60 such requests per day, informs on Wednesday the press service of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate's charity.
"The increased number of requests for assistance in purchasing food project "Group work with asylum" works in the strengthened mode: from 22 March to 31 may food parcels issued over two thousand people. Earlier daily project addressed three or four people a day now - from forty to sixty", - 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 new Nuncio (the Vatican Ambassador) to Russia Giovanni d Aniello "are not burdened by the experience in Eastern Europe", which will help to maintain good relations between Moscow and the Vatican, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the Center for the study of problems of religion and society Institute of Europe RAS Roman Lunkin.
Earlier Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio in Russia, titular Archbishop Giovanni d Aniello.
The decision to open on 6 June the Moscow churches for parishioners helped to avoid some critical situations, when many believers were willing to go to a suburban Church on the feast of the Trinity, according to the Chairman of the Duma Committee on civil society development issues, public and religious organisations Sergey Gavrilov.
Earlier in the Telegram-channel working group under the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia for the coordination of the activities of Church institutions in terms of COVID-19 it was reported that the churches of Moscow opened on 6 June for parishioners and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Yelokhovo Cathedral - June 2.
Temples of Moscow will open for parishioners on June 6, reported Telegram-channel working group under Patriarch job in terms COVID-19.
It is noted that this is done with the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.
The Moscow Patriarchate called "magical practices" of so-called online communion in schismatic "Orthodox churches of Ukraine" (ptsu), which "cannot be taken seriously".
Earlier one of representatives of the DNC decided in the context of isolation and quarantine to perform "Liturgy" and "communion" of members in remote mode over the Internet, called during this action to put in front of the computer screens, the bread and wine, which, according to his statement, ostensibly after prayers would be a "Holy sacrament".
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).