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03.02.2016 12:50

Bishops’ Council glorifies Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev)

Bishops’ Council glorifies Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) On 3 February 2016, the Sacred Bishops’ Council, at its 5th plenary session held in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, considered an issue of canonization of Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) of Boguchary.
03.02.2016 10:48

The second day of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

The second day of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church On February 3, 2016, the Sacred Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church continued its work at the Church Councils Hall of the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
02.02.2016 17:31

Patriarch Kirill: At the present stage of drafting the catechesis, the priority is its church reception

In his report to the Bishops’ Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke about the progress made in the work to draft the Catechesis of the Russian Orthodox Church.
02.02.2016 16:34

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill emphasizes the necessity to establish effective system of distant learning at seminaries

In his report to the Bishops’ Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused, among other things, on the reorganization of the system of theological education.
02.02.2016 12:45

In course of preparations for Pan-Orthodox Council, most of Russian Orthodox Church’s proposals approved

In the course of preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council, including those made at the Synaxis of the Primates in January in Chambesy, most of the proposals made by the Russian Orthodox Church were approved, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia stated.
02.02.2016 12:41

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: Unilateral recognition of schism in Ukraine will have catastrophic consequences for the unity of the Orthodox Church

It would be beneficial to affirm at the Pan-Orthodox Council the principle of consensus of all Churches, which would exclude any unilateral actions in granting autocephaly in view of, for instance, non-canonical actions by representatives of some ecclesiastical entities in the USA and Canada, who are under the jurisdiction of…
02.02.2016 12:38

Patriarch Kirill: Any unilateral actions in granting autocephaly should be excluded

Among the topics considered in the preparation process for the Pan-Orthodox Council, are autonomy and the way of granting it, as well as autocephaly and the way of granting it.
02.02.2016 12:36

The issue of Orthodox Diaspora to be considered at the Pan-Orthodox Council

In his report delivered at the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused, among other things, on the preparation for the Pan-Orthodox Council and the topics which it will consider.
02.02.2016 12:25

Patriarch Kirill: The Pan-Orthodox Council’s document on Sacrament of Marriage called to respond to challenges threatening institution of family in modern world

Informing the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on the progress of preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia mentioned in particular the Council’s draft documents on the Sacrament of Marriage and Its Impediments. This draft document, among others, was essentially revised…
02.02.2016 12:20

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: “The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World” is, I believe, the key document on the agenda of the Pan-Orthodox Council

The participants in the Synaxis of Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches which completed its work in Chambésy a few days ago managed to finalize and unanimously adopt the text of a draft decision of the Pan-Orthodox Council on the Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World.
02.02.2016 12:15

Patriarch Kirill: There was no question of any union of the Orthodox Church with the non-Orthodox

The forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council is to consider a draft document on Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World adopted by the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference on October 10-17, 2015, in Chambesy. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia reported this to the Bishops’…
02.02.2016 12:10

A draft document of Pan-Orthodox Council affirms for the first time on pan-Orthodox scale the obligatory character of Nativity, Apostles’ and Dormition fasts

Telling the participants in the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church about the preparation for the Pan-Orthodox Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia dwelt on draft documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
02.02.2016 12:00

Patriarch Kirill: We do not call the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council ecumenical

Presenting his report to the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, which opened on February 2 in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke on the preparations for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
02.02.2016 11:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: An attempt to expel Christianity from the Middle East is a tragedy of historic scale that affects the whole world

In the introductory part of his report to the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia raised the problem of global terrorism.
02.02.2016 11:35

Patriarch Kirill calls upon the plenitude of the Russian Church to continue praying for peace in Ukraine

On February 2, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, presenting his report to the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, reminded the bishops that in the pre-council period, such commemorative dates were celebrated as the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia and the Millennium…
02.02.2016 11:20

Heads of states in Moscow Patriarchate’s canonical territory greet the Bishops’ Council

The Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church opened in Moscow on February 2, 2016.
02.02.2016 11:10

The Sacred Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church opens in Moscow

The Sacred Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church opens in Moscow On 2 February 2016, the Sacred Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church has opened in the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Attending the Council are archpastors from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Tajikistan. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Estonia, and…
02.02.2016 0:17

Reception on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s enthronement takes place at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

On 1 February 2016, the seventh anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a fraternal repast was offered after the festive divine service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
28.01.2016 21:09

Organization and Working Procedure of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

The document is approved by the participants in the Synaxis of the Primates of Local Orthodox Churches on January 21 – 28, 2016, in Chambesy, except representatives of the Patriarchate of Antioch. It is published by the decision of the Synaxis of the Primates.
28.01.2016 19:20

The Sacrament of Marriage and Its Impediments

The Sacrament of Marriage and Its Impediments The document is approved by the Synaxis of the Primates of Local Orthodox Churches on January 21 – 28, 2016, in Chambesy, with the exception of representatives of the Orthodox Churches of Antioch and Georgia. It is published by the decision of the Synaxis of the Primates.
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