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St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year II
16.06.2017

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year II

"As Thou, Father, in Me, and I in Thee, they also shall be one in us ... I am in them, and You in Me." Here is the golden chain connecting us with the Divine! We have disappeared - the Mediator has risen, who is one with the God the Father, and has become one with us. Becoming one with Him, we unite in Him and through Him with God the Father.

The Way to God
16.06.2017

The Way to God

Humility is the path to God. Optina elders repeatedly repeated this provision and comprehensively revealed its meaning. The first Optina Starets prep. Leo said this:

Days of Russian spiritual culture are held in Bulgaria
15.06.2017

Days of Russian spiritual culture are held in Bulgaria

On the initiative of the Ministry of Culture of Russia and with the support of the Russian Embassy in Bulgaria 9 June 2017, the Days of Russian Spiritual Culture began in Sofia.

"The law of God is one for all"
15.06.2017

"The law of God is one for all"  

How are spiritual laws manifested in our lives? Does the sin of an individual affect the state of the society in which he lives? Why do the righteous suffer and the wicked prosper? Are children responsible for the sins of their parents? How do the laws of spiritual life relate to the emotional and mental state of a person? With these questions, we came to an experienced confessor - the old man Shhiarhimandrite Ilya (Nozdrin).

See God in the face of another
15.06.2017

See God in the face of another

It is very important to learn how to pay respect to another person. One old man says: - When two monks meet, they must bow to each other. Why? Have you seen your brother? You saw the Lord your God [1]. We must learn to see God Himself in the person of another. And another elder says: "Blessed is the monk (and the Christian) who considers all people to be gods after God.

On the non-judgment of the priests
15.06.2017

On the non-judgment of the priests

In the parishes, where there are many schismatics among the Orthodox, the latter usually by all means try to separate the former from the Orthodox Church and, for that, arm them against the priests. A little bit of a misdemeanor will be noticed for the Orthodox pastor, and right now they will go everywhere to sound: "Look, what is your pastor's doing: what does he do, how he lives? Is it possible to listen to such things? Can one walk on such a spirit? ", Etc.

Icon of the Mother of God "The Sign" Kurskaya - The Root
14.06.2017

Icon of the Mother of God "The Sign" Kurskaya - The Root

Kursk icon The Sign of the Mother of God is one of the most ancient icons of the Russian Church. The icon of the Mother of God, called the "Sign", depicts the Most-Holy Mother of God, sitting and prayerfully raising her hands; On her bosom, against the background of a round shield (or sphere), the blessing Divine Infant - Spas-Emmanuel. This image of the Mother of God is among the very first Her icon-painting images.

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year
14.06.2017

St. Theophan the Recluse. Thoughts for every day of the year

"Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but He who does the will of My Father in Heaven." With one prayer you can not be saved; With prayer it is necessary to unite and fulfill the will of God - all that belongs to him according to his rank and order of life.

Petrov post
14.06.2017

Petrov post

C 14 / 27 June on 28 June / 11 July in 2017 year This summer post, which we now call Petrov, or apostolic, was formerly called the fast of Pentecost.

Tomorrow is the day of the memory of the holy righteous John of Kronstadt
13.06.2017

Tomorrow is the day of the memory of the holy righteous John of Kronstadt

Hello brothers and sisters! Tomorrow is the day of the memory of the righteous John of Kronstadt, the "All-Russian Father". All those who are baptized in honor of the saint, we congratulate on the name day!

Thoughts of St. Theophan the Recluse about false prophets
13.06.2017

Thoughts of St. Theophan the Recluse about false prophets

"Beware of false prophets" (Mt.7: 15). Since the beginning of Christianity and until now there was no time, when this warning would not have been applied. The Lord did not indicate which ones to watch out for false prophets, for how to define them? They change like fashion, and every time it breeds its own. They always appear in the clothes of sheep, with a kind of good will in deeds and with a ghost of truth in speeches.

The commandments that God gave us
13.06.2017

The commandments that God gave us

And everything seems to be clear. True. Mankind eventually wrote a lot of laws, codes and constitutions. For what? Maybe in order to give ourselves the right to choose to sin or not, which in itself is already a sin?

Sedmica 2-i on Pentecost
13.06.2017

Sedmica 2-i on Pentecost

Hello brothers and sisters! We congratulate you on a Sunday afternoon! Also today is the day of all the saints, and hence all the baptized people are named. We offer a calendar for 2-th week of Pentecost. From 12 June to 11 July - Petrov Post. Meat, dairy products and eggs are excluded from the meal. In occasion of fish - consult with the priest of your temple. 14 June (Wednesday) is the memory of the righteous John of Kronstadt. 18 June (Sunday) - the memory of all the saints in the land of the Russian shining. We wish us useful reading!

The opening of the Bishops' Council of the Russian Church Abroad
12.06.2017

The opening of the Bishops' Council of the Russian Church Abroad

9 June, 2017, on the feast day of St. John of Russia, the Archbishop of Berlin and Germany Mark celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Russian convent of St. Elizabeth in Buchendorf (Germany). The Divine Archpastors of the Russian Church Abroad, who arrived in Munich the day before, prayed for the service.

Patriarch Kirill compared the resolution of same-sex marriage to the laws of fascist Germany
29.05.2017

Patriarch Kirill compared the resolution of same-sex marriage to the laws of fascist Germany

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said that the laws adopted in a number of Western countries on the resolution of homosexual marriages cause the same indignation of people as, in their time, the laws of fascist Germany.

The relics of Nicholas the Miracle-Worker were delivered by special flight to Moscow
21.05.2017

The relics of Nicholas the Miracle-Worker were delivered by special flight to Moscow

Part of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was taken to Moscow. The shrine was met in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. Bow to the relics in Moscow will be possible until 12 July.

"The most Russian saint" will visit Russia physically
20.05.2017

"The most Russian saint" will visit Russia physically

On Sunday, the relics of Nicholas the Miracle-Worker, one of the most revered saints of the Russian Church, will come to Russia, turning into a commercial image of Santa Claus. For the believers this is a unique event, almost a miracle, and the line to the relics promises to stretch for kilometers. At the same time, one must understand that the arrival of relics is also a political victory for the ROC and for Russia as a whole.

Die Welt: Believers European dream of a strong Russia
13.05.2017

Die Welt: Believers European dream of a strong Russia

Russians and Eastern Europeans attach great importance to religion and gives it a significant political role in society. According to studies, in recent years, the number of Orthodox Christians in the region has grown, and Catholics - has decreased.

Patriarch Kirill congratulates believers on Easter
16.04.2017

Patriarch Kirill congratulates believers on Easter  

In his address, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church urged to pay attention to those who need support and assistance.

The Orthodox Christians comes Epiphany Eve
18.01.2017

The Orthodox Christians comes Epiphany Eve

Orthodox Christians on Wednesday met Epiphany Eve - the day of strict fasting that precedes the celebration of Epiphany, or Theophany. In the temples on this day, as on the very Epiphany, traditionally committed Divine Liturgy with the rite of the Great Blessing of Water.

Knights of Malta urged the Vatican not to interfere in the affairs of the Order
28.12.2016

Knights of Malta urged the Vatican not to interfere in the affairs of the Order

Manual Order of Malta, which is the oldest in the world, Pope Francis called unacceptable the decision to create a commission to investigate the circumstances of the dismissal of the Grand Chancellor, knightly religious order of Baron Albert von Bezelagera, who was accused of deviating from Catholic dogma, writes The Telegraph.

Bishop: Christians after the atrocities of the IG will not want to return to Iraq and Syria
13.12.2016

Bishop: Christians after the atrocities of the IG will not want to return to Iraq and Syria

Who fled from Iraq and Syria's Christians, most likely, will not return to their homeland, as seen by their atrocities on the part of radicals, cast doubt on the fact that in these countries comes stability, said in an interview with La Stampa apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Bishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa .

Faith lays upon us the responsibility for peace
09.12.2016

Faith lays upon us the responsibility for peace

Angela Merkel's initiative to ban the "aggressive promotion of the Russian Federation of Christian values" has been controversial. Why Europe began to abandon the Orthodox values? On these and other questions Pravda.Ru said Father Andrey (Tkachev), supernumerary clergyman of the church of the Resurrection in Bryusov Lane in Moscow.

Patriarch Kirill praised conversation with French President Hollande
05.12.2016

Patriarch Kirill praised conversation with French President Hollande

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill praised on Monday held a conversation with French President Francois Hollande, as mentioned at the meeting with the Catholic Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois of Paris in the building of the Catholic Archdiocese.

Patriarch called the expulsion of Christians from the Middle East civilizational catastrophe
21.11.2016

Patriarch called the expulsion of Christians from the Middle East civilizational catastrophe

Expulsion of Christians from the countries of the Middle East - the cradle of Christianity - is a civilizational catastrophe, said the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.

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21.11.2016

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Legislation in the West came into conflict with the moral nature of man, and political correctness aims to limit the faith of Christians, said the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.

Pope Francis apologized to the poor
12.11.2016

Pope Francis apologized to the poor

Pope Francis, on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church apologized to all the poor, who are often turned away from the Christians, and called on them to maintain human dignity.

Greek clerics ask the hierarchy of the Church of Greece not to approve the decisions taken in Crete
28.10.2016

Greek clerics ask the hierarchy of the Church of Greece not to approve the decisions taken in Crete

The authoritative Greek public organization "Union of Orthodox clergy and monks," sent an open message to the hierarchy of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Patriarch's visit to London is a geopolitical underpinnings
19.10.2016

Patriarch's visit to London is a geopolitical underpinnings

The Queen Elizabeth II met with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill - to the displeasure of the British press and the Ukrainian authorities. The visit of the Primate of the Russian Church demonstrates that the interests of at least part of the British aristocracy coincide with Russia - oddly enough, on the part of the global confrontation with the Anglo-Saxon project.

The head of the Anglican Church will meet with the Primate of the Serbian Church
13.10.2016

The head of the Anglican Church will meet with the Primate of the Serbian Church

The head of the Anglican Church, Archbishop Justin Welby before the meeting with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill will hold talks with the patriarch of the other local Orthodox Church - 13-14 October UK visit Serbian Patriarch Irinej, according to the website of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC).

Pope Francis: Church does not need the officials and bureaucrats
15.08.2016

Pope Francis: Church does not need the officials and bureaucrats

Pope Francis called again led by the Roman Catholic Church to genuine intimacy with his flock.

Russian Orthodox Church has refused to recognize the status of the documents of general Orthodox Cathedral of Crete
15.07.2016

Russian Orthodox Church has refused to recognize the status of the documents of general Orthodox Cathedral of Crete

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church recognized the Council of Orthodox churches in Crete, an important event, but the council can not be considered as a Pan-Orthodox, he said Friday after a meeting of the Synod of the head of the Synodal Department for Church relations with society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.

In the absence of representatives of the Pan-Orthodox Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church took controversial decisions
27.06.2016

In the absence of representatives of the Pan-Orthodox Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church took controversial decisions

Pan-Orthodox Council was to meet for the first time in more than a thousand years, but the pan-Orthodox did not. Moreover, the absence of representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church - although the largest of the local church, but "equal among equals" - was the principal terms of the same "democracy", which is not to the point understood by the organizers. But what are the differences in the ranks of the Orthodox? It does not state the next time to split?

The Orthodox Church announced its unity
26.06.2016

The Orthodox Church announced its unity

The Orthodox Church said it is not a federation of churches, but a single church. It also made for the conduct of dialogue with other churches. This is stated in a message on the basis of the Holy and Great Council, which was held from the 16 26 on June Crete.

Years of Church Council format will make it pan-Orthodox
24.06.2016

Years of Church Council format will make it pan-Orthodox

Carrying cathedrals local Orthodox churches on a regular basis will facilitate the discussion of the most pressing problems in world Orthodoxy, including the situation of the Church in Ukraine, and the meeting in this format will be a real Pan-Orthodox Council, RIA Novosti said the head of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, Institute of Europe Russian Academy of Sciences, Roman Lunkin.

Cathedral of Crete approved texts on autonomy and the Diaspora
23.06.2016

Cathedral of Crete approved texts on autonomy and the Diaspora

Cathedral of the Orthodox church, which takes place in Crete, chaired by the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew, approved the two texts - for autonomy and the methods of its proclamation and the Orthodox diaspora, said Archbishop Job Telmissky, representative of the Patriarch of Constantinople in the Pan-Orthodox secretariat.

Russian Church and the Cathedral of Crete: two approaches to Orthodox unity
23.06.2016

Russian Church and the Cathedral of Crete: two approaches to Orthodox unity

As it became known from the statements of representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church urged not to consider the Cathedral of Crete as a "Pan-Orthodox Council". In fact, the absence of representatives of the largest Russian Orthodox Church (as well as Antioch, Georgian and Bulgarian churches) does Cathedral in Crete Conference Orthodox minority, which can not take decisions binding on all of the local churches.

Cathedral in Crete adopted the text of the Orthodox Church's mission in the world
21.06.2016

Cathedral in Crete adopted the text of the Orthodox Church's mission in the world

Cathedral passing on Crete, chaired by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, on the first day of the approved text of the "Mission of the Orthodox Church in the modern world."

ROC: the desire to boycott the Cathedral of Crete was not in sight
18.06.2016

ROC: the desire to boycott the Cathedral of Crete was not in sight

Russian Orthodox Church from the outset actively involved in the preparatory work for the Council on Crete, no aspirations to boycott it was not, said a spokesman for the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill priest Alexander Volkov.

On Crete at the Pan-Orthodox Cathedral come head of the local churches
16.06.2016

On Crete at the Pan-Orthodox Cathedral come head of the local churches

The heads of local Orthodox Churches arrive at the Pan-Orthodox Council, which will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete with 16 26 for June was reported in the press service of the cathedral.