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Little Let-Up in Fighting as Ukraine, Russia Mark Orthodox Christmas
Ukrainians and Russians on Saturday marked Orthodox Christmas under the shadow of war, as fighting persisted despite Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin...
Lone Putin Observes Christmas at Kremlin Church
Russian President Vladimir Putin stood alone at a midnight service at a Kremlin church as he marked Orthodox Christmas darkened by Moscow's assault on...
Pope Says Meeting With Russian Orthodox Patriarch Scrapped
Pope Francis has condemned Russia's military operation in Ukraine while Patriarch Kirill has been a staunch supporter of the campaign.
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Russian Patriarch, Pope Urge 'Just Peace' in Ukraine
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church is a key pillar of Putin's ruling apparatus.
Amsterdam's Orthodox Clergy Split From Moscow Patriarch
The church clergy said that they would no longer mention the name of the Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, in their liturgy because...
Patriarch Kirill Spotted Wearing Mask at Church Synod
The Open Media news website reported that this is the first time the Russian Orthodox leader has been seen in a mask in public.
Russians Celebrate Epiphany With a Bone-Chilling Bath
Both believers and non-believers take the plunge.
Russia Probes Child Torture Reports at Seized Monastery
The Sredneuralsk women’s monastery is under the control of excommunicated priest Father Sergei Romanov.
Fire and Brimstone: The Rise and Fall of Russia’s Coronavirus-Denying Rebel Priest
The Russian Orthodox Church is trying to remove defrocked, ultraconservative Father Sergei Romanov from a monastery he has taken over by force.
Russian Orthodox Priests Test Positive for Coronavirus
They are believed to be the first Russian Orthodox priests to be infected with the fast-spreading virus in Russia.
Russia’s Orthodox Church Sticks to Its Traditions Despite Coronavirus Threat
As institutions across Russia close down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Church sees closing its doors as a last resort.
Moscow Monastery Launches Nightly Anti-Coronavirus Processions
Priests will walk the sidewalks reciting prayers, carrying an icon and splashing holy water on the monastery walls.
Russian Orthodox Church Adopts Sweeping Anti-Coronavirus Rules
Worshippers will not be allowed to kiss the cross at the end of a liturgy and icons will be disinfected each time they are kissed.
Is Russia’s Church About to Ban Priests From Blessing Nukes?
Soon, you might not be able to get a priest's blessing for a weapon of mass destruction in Russia.
Russian Orthodox Leader Rails Against ‘Foreign’ Domestic Violence Law
“Any intrusion into family matters from outside carries significant negative consequences,” the influential Russian Orthodox Church leader said.
Russian Priest Leads Campaign to Bar Pro-Kremlin Talk Show Host From Italian Citizenship
Critics accuse Vladimir Solovyov of extolling Kremlin virtues while spending part of the year in an Italian villa.
Unorthodox Appeal: How Russian Priests Made History
It’s the first time ever that the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church have taken collective action that was not sanctioned by the church authorities...
Behind Moscow’s Facades, Legacies of Soviet Atheism
The Russian Orthodox Church is trying to evict tenants and claim real estate that was once appropriated by Soviet authorities.
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Charles Darwin ‘Repents’ for Evolution Theory During Chat With Russian Priest
“You have nothing to do with a bear or a pig,” Darwin allegedly told the Orthodox archpriest from his tomb in Westminster Abbey.
Orthodox Pilgrims Flock to Moscow to See Holy Relics
Thousands of believers will wait in line to touch the relics.
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