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

Reuters | By Gabriela Baczynska and Tom Heneghan | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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.

Russian Church's Patriarch Calls For Dialogue With Election Protesters

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | Religion

MOSCOW — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday urged the government to listen to protesters demanding free elections. Patriarch K...

Nabokov, Garcia Marquez "Justify Paedophilia" Says Russian Church

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 11.30.2011 | Books

MOSCOW -- A senior Russian Orthodox official claimed Wednesday that novels by Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel Garcia Marquez justify pedophilia and said ...

Russia To Celebrate Anniversary Of St. Basil's Cathedral

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion

MOSCOW -- Russia will celebrate the 450th anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral by opening an exhibition dedicated to the so-called "holy fool" who gav...

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...

Contaminated Holy Water Sends 117 Russians To Hospital

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — More than 100 Russian Orthodox believers have been hospitalized after drinking holy water during Epiphany celebrations in the eastern c...

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.