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Adorable Stray Cats Steal The Show During Russian Monastery's Ritual

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.05.2016 | Religion

Russia's Optina Monastery is an Orthodox Christian center located south of Moscow that dates back to at least the sixteenth century. The sacred spot h...

Saying Goodbye to Bobby Andrew, Defender of Bristol Bay

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Over 70 years old, and he was always willing to make the trip -- whatever the trip, wherever it took him -- to talk, to testify, to tell the terrible story of the uniquely reckless scheme by international mining giants to poison the communities and wild salmon fisheries of Alaska's Bristol Bay with a gigantic copper and gold mine.

How The Russian Orthodox Church Answers Putin's Prayers In Ukraine

Reuters | By Gabriela Baczynska and Tom Heneghan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion

MOSCOW/DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 6 (Reuters) - After weeks of defying international pleas to free eight European officials they had captured in May, pro...

For The Religious Leader With Everything: A Fighter Jet

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as ...

Defeat, Humility, Joy

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

A remarkable book about Russian monks, published last year, reads like something from the middle of the 19th century. You feel transported back in time to the era of Russian faith that gave birth to Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Yet, the non-fiction tales collected in "Everyday Saints" are entirely contemporary.

Women Invite 'Drunk Idiots' With Immodest Dress Says Russian Priest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Sophia Kishkovsky Religion News Service A top official of the Russian Orthodox Church has called for an official dress code to encourage propriety...

Vatican, Russian Orthodox Church Relations Warming

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Festivities in Rome this weekend for the dedication of an Orthodox church on the grounds of the Russian Embassy near the Vatican attest to a surprisin...

Metropolitan Kirill Elected New Patriarch Of Russian Orthodox Church

Radio Free Europe | Jeffrey Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Russian Orthodox Church has overwhelmingly elected Metropolitan Kirill as its new leader, succeeding the late Patriarch Aleksy II, the shepherd of...

Why Russia Invaded Georgia: Payback Time From the Orthodox World to the West

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

American evangelicals invaded Russia with missionaries, said the Orthodox aren't "real Christians," and attacked their friends. Now we expect Russia to be logical about these matters and do what is good for business.