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The city of Vladivostok, the largest city in far eastern Russia, would like to erect an enormous statue of Jesus Christ atop a hill that was once set aside for a monument to the Soviet communist leader, Vladimir Lenin. Although the construction has not yet been authorized by the Russian Orthodox Church, the prospect of a large statue of Christ overlooking the Pacific Ocean Continue Reading
TRANSCRIPT Dr. Herman A. Middleton: In the summer of 2010, I bought a bunch of video production equipment. I jumped in my car, and I went on a month-long road trip throughout the Midwest and up and down the East Coast interviewing interesting Orthodox people. The last person that I interviewed was Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green, who probably doesn't need much of an Continue Reading
We frequently come across beautiful pictures of Orthodox Christianity in Russia while cruising the internets, so we decided to share them from time to time. It is so true, a picture can sometimes tell more than 1000 words. sourse photo - nat-geo.ru photographer - Ivanov Andrey Would you like to see more articles like this? Our fundraising goal has not yet been met, and we Continue Reading
We frequently come across beautiful pictures of Orthodox Christianity in Russia while cruising the internets, so we decided to share them from time to time. It is so true, a picture can sometimes tell more than 1000 words. sourse photo - nat-geo.ru photographer - Ivanov Andrey Would you like to see more articles like this? Our fundraising goal has not yet been met, and we Continue Reading
A little over two years ago, an American priest brought his wife and eight children to Russia, starting their new life in a land where Orthodox churches are on every corner, and where the only legal marriages are traditional marriages, between one man and one woman. In this ten minute mini-documentary, TOK Media introduces viewers to the Gleason family. What is it like for Continue Reading
Among Russian Christians, Fr. Seraphim Rose is one of the most beloved Americans. And at the Church of the Dormition in Moscow, he is honored among the most beloved Saints. On the wall of the church, there is an icon of him standing near his spiritual father, St. John Maximovitch. Rose had tried everything from Protestantism, to atheism, to Buddhism. He learned multiple Continue Reading
A few of the most famous Russian Christian artists: 19th C:    Repin       Ivanov       Polenov       Kramskoy       Nesterov       Semiradsky    Contemporary:    Ryzhenko       Glazunov       Morgun       Afonina       Our top 10 favorites: A purely subjective list of paintings and artists we love. To see all of the over 100 paintings in this series, click here. About Continue Reading
RT’s history photo-project #Romanovs100 has culminated at America’s major education festival SXSW EDU ? the photo album premiering in Austin takes history experience beyond print, with the help of extended reality. “The #Romanovs100 team believes learning history can be compelling and interactive. We hope that this AR book will serve as an inspiration for educators, Continue Reading
Russia is one of the few countries, Hungary is another, which are taking a serious attitude to turning birthrates positive. These countries, unlike the US and Western Europe, understand that if they don't, they will cease to exist, overrun by immigrants who will replace their culture. The mainstream media is busy convincing Western populations that this would be a good Continue Reading
A new mission parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia has opened in Lubbock, Texas, to serve several families who left the local Greek parish, under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, due to the Patriarchate’s anti-canonical interference in the internal affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Speaking at an international conference on Continue Reading
A U.S. federal court judge has ruled that the current all-male draft is unconstitutional. The ruling was issued by U.S. District Judge Gray Miller, a federal district judge in Texas. The last challenge to the all-male draft rules occurred in 1981. The Supreme Court then upheld the constitutionality of the male-only draft on the basis that many military roles were open only Continue Reading
We frequently come across beautiful pictures of Orthodox Christianity in Russia while cruising the internets, so we decided to share them from time to time. It is so true, a picture can sometimes tell more than 1000 words. sourse photo - nat-geo.ru photographer - Rosa Ibragimova Would you like to see more articles like this? Our fundraising goal has not yet been met, and Continue Reading
In Piraí do Sul — a remote village not yet in contact with Orthodox Christianity — many residents live in poverty, struggling to survive. Steady work may pay only two or three hundred dollars a month, and the nearest Orthodox church is in the capital city of Curitiba, nearly three hours away. In a situation like this, what chance does a young person have to discover the Continue Reading
TRANSCRIPT:  [Dr. Herman Middleton]: I recently had the privilege of spending some time with Orthodox woodcarver, symbolist and YouTuber Jonathan Pageau. We had some great conversations together, and he graciously agreed to sit down with me for an interview. I'm going to be releasing episodes from this interview over the next weeks and months, so please subscribe below to Continue Reading
A little over two years ago, an American priest brought his wife and eight children to Russia, starting their new life in a land where Orthodox churches are on every corner, and where the only legal marriages are traditional marriages, between one man and one woman. In this 3-1/2 minute preview of an upcoming mini-documentary, TOK Media introduces viewers to the Gleason Continue Reading
A video address of Bishop Victor (Kotsaba) of Baryshevka, the head of the UOC Representation to European International Organizations, to the officials of the UN, OSCE, EU and other countries due to the facts of large-scale violations of human rights in Ukraine and the real threat of escalation of religious conflicts. Source: spzh A full text transcript of the address is Continue Reading
40-year-old Steve Mitchell from Missouri purchased 217 hectares (542 acres) of land in central Russia, in the Ust-Kalmansky district of Altai. He intends to build a farm near the village of Verkh-Slyudyanka and live on it with his wife and fourteen children.  In the interview below, Steve talks about how he decided to move to Altai, and why he considers Russia to be the Continue Reading
I am delighted to tell you about this truly wonderful event taking place in March, which I am planning to attend. The World Congress of Families (WCF) has been described by conservative commentator Dr. Steve Turley as “THE premier social conservative organization in the world today”, and I have to agree with him. I don’t just want to tell you about it, I want to urge you Continue Reading
I am delighted to tell you about this truly wonderful event taking place in March, which I am planning to attend. The World Congress of Families (WCF) has been described by conservative commentator Dr. Steve Turley as “THE premier social conservative organization in the world today”, and I have to agree with him. I don’t just want to tell you about it, I want to urge you Continue Reading
Hal Freeman is an American who relocated to Russia with his Russian-born wife, and their children — this, in part to take a Benedict Option of their own. He writes a blog about his experiences there. Recently, he wrote about a post I’d made here, about people who have decided to leave America to live abroad.  Hal Freeman, an American expat living in Russia, Continue Reading
A few of the most famous Russian Christian artists: 19th C:    Repin       Ivanov       Polenov       Kramskoy       Nesterov       Semiradsky    Contemporary:    Ryzhenko       Glazunov       Morgun       Afonina       Our top 10 favorites: A purely subjective list of paintings and artists we love. To see all of the over 100 paintings in this series, click here. About Continue Reading
A few of the most famous great Russian Christian artists: 19th Century:    Repin         Ivanov        Polenov         Kramskoy           Nesterov     Contemporary:     Ryzhenko          Glazunov          Morgun          Afonina        'Saint Nicholas of Myra saves three innocents from death' - a painting was finished in 1888. It is part of the collection of the State Continue Reading
New York is now forcing churches to provide special protection for homosexuals, transgenders, and those of various "gender identities". Using sexual harassment policies as a legal Trojan horse, the government is pressuring churches to accept lifestyles which are explicitly prohibited by the Christian Faith. The Orthodox Church in America (OCA) — with its headquarters in Continue Reading
A few of the most famous Russian Christian artists: 19th C:    Repin       Ivanov       Polenov       Kramskoy       Nesterov       Semiradsky    Contemporary:    Ryzhenko       Glazunov       Morgun       Afonina       Our top 10 favorites: A purely subjective list of paintings and artists we love. To see all of the over 100 paintings in this series, click here. About Continue Reading
Editors Note: This article is from a series by and about the invaluable William Brumfield, (Wikipedia), Professor of Slavic Studies at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. Brumfield is the world's leading historian of Russian architecture.  He makes frequent trips to Russia, often to her remote regions, and records the most unusual examples of surviving architecture with Continue Reading
Some famous masterpieces, and some, we promise, you've never heard of. As we work our way through an enormous cache of fascinating Russian Christian paintings, we can't help but fall in love with some of them. About the series: As we learned about Russia's traditional faith, Russian Orthodox Christianity, we discovered an enormous, mostly forgotten treasure of Continue Reading
#1 — Sodom Sodom & Gomorrah are famous. Almost everyone has heard of them. And almost everyone knows the reason why God sent fire and brimstone to wipe them off the face of the earth. Why were the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed? They had sinned in many ways, for many years. But what sin finally brought fire down from heaven upon them? For what particular sin is Continue Reading
A few of the most famous great Russian Christian artists: 19th Century:    Repin         Ivanov        Polenov         Kramskoy           Nesterov     Contemporary:     Ryzhenko          Glazunov          Morgun          Afonina        'Saint Sergius' labours' (central part of the triptych)  is a painting by the Russian artist Mikhail Nesterov,  work in his series on Continue Reading
It goes without saying that Father Joseph Gleason of Russian Faith is making his mark in the world for the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ.  His theological journey has finally taken him into the priesthood of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Geographically, the journey he and his family have embarked upon has taken them from the United States to Russia and a place called Continue Reading
In the aftershock of US President Donald Trump’s bombshell decision to pull American troops out of Syria and to draw down US forces in Afghanistan, plus the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis and Brett McGurk, the Special Envoy to the anti-ISIS Coalition [sic: never mind who created ISIS in the first place … ], we are already seeing progress. The Syrian flag has Continue Reading