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03.02.2016 15:36

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets in Moscow

Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets in Moscow On 3 February 2016, a session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church took place at the Patriarchal Chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
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…