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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 - Peter Kosykh Would you like to see more articles like this? Our fundraising goal has not yet been met, and we Continue Reading
Editor's Note: Fr. Andrei Tkachev comes from the city of Lvov, meaning “Place of the Lion”, in western Ukraine. Lvov is a Slavic city that has been particularly influenced by Polish culture and western ideas for centuries. After the 2014 coup and war in Ukraine, Fr. Andrei moved to Moscow. There, he rapidly became one of Russia’s most beloved priests. Fr. Andrei's talks Continue Reading
Editor's Note: Fr. Andrei Tkachev comes from the city of Lvov, meaning “Place of the Lion”, in western Ukraine. Lvov is a Slavic city that has been particularly influenced by Polish culture and western ideas for centuries. After the 2014 coup and war in Ukraine, Fr. Andrei moved to Moscow. There, he rapidly became one of Russia’s most beloved priests. Fr. Andrei's talks Continue Reading
Metropolitan Hilarion—the head of Russia's Department for External Church Relations—has confirmed that Patriarch Kirill allows Russian Orthodox Christians to take communion at St. Panteleimon’s monastery on Mount Athos. This comes as welcome news to many Orthodox Christians, who had considered that communion might be completely off limits to pilgrims visiting the holy Continue Reading
Source: OrthoChristian Patriarch Bartholomew helped the Ukrainian President create a new schismatic church Bartholomew, the Patriarch of Constantinople, recently helped the Ukrainian President create a new nationalist church group in Ukraine. A man named Epiphany Dumenko was then made the leader of this schismatic new group. In a recent phone conversation, “Metropolitan” Continue Reading
Bathsheba was not only King David’s forbidden lover. She was also King Solomon’s mother. And St. Gregory of Nazianzus identifies King Solomon as the one who wrote down Proverbs 31: The divinely inspired Solomon in his instructive wisdom, I mean in his Proverbs, praises the woman who keeps her house and loves her husband. . . . he praises her who is engaged honorably at Continue Reading
A few of the most famous great Russian Christian artists: 19th Century:    Repin         Ivanov        Polenov         Kramskoy           Nesterov     Contemporary:     Ryzhenko          Glazunov          Morgun          Afonina        'Sergius of Radonezh and Andrei Rublev' - a painting by I. S. Glazunov. Finished by the author in Moscow in 1992. A piece of the cycle 'The Continue Reading
St. Raphael of Brooklyn THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE — Minnesota March 14, 1904 NEW RUSSIAN BISHOP Pastor of Brooklyn Church Consecrated in New York. NEW YORK, March 13.—In accordance with the decision of the holy synod at St. Petersburg, a third bishop was added today to the Russian orthodox church in America, when Raphael Hawaweeny, archimandrite, pastor of the Syrian Arabic Continue Reading
It is my dream to have a family and a bunch of kids, but my dreams are facing big obstacles, because of my past history of cohabitation and fornication. I’m only 26, and I have one 3 year old child already, and since my conversion I’ve realized just how much more difficult I have made things for myself. Mid-twenties seemed young, when I was living within the sexual mores Continue Reading
It may surprise you to hear that the original Gospel—the Good News preached by Jesus Christ and His disciples—is quite different from what is prominently presented today by the vast majority of Christians in America. For many Christians, hearing this original Gospel will involve a major paradigm shift—a radical change in assumptions about God and about salvation, which is Continue Reading
Source: orthochristian.com The Russian State Duma intends to adopt measures on the protection of clergy who are persecuted for their faith in Ukraine, Vyacheslav Volodin, the Speaker of the Russian Parliament told journalists on Tuesday, reports Interfax-Religion. “Today in Ukraine, one of the foundational constitutional principles—the freedom of religion—is being grossly Continue Reading
On December 17, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral), First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, stated that the decision of the Constantinople Patriarchate along with the active participation of the Ukrainian government to grant autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine may provoke bloodshed and violence. Metropolitan Hilarion “His move only Continue Reading
“Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What will you give me if I deliver Him up to you?’ And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.” Matthew 26:14-15. Whatever the means by which Judas came to the point where his heart was ripe to betray His Lord, the endpoint remains, he loved money and the praise of men more than Continue Reading
There are a number of good Christian films, which already have English subtitles available now. Here is a link to some of the best ones: Christian Movies in Russia There are additional Christian films from Russia, which should have English subtitles available very soon. Here is a sneak peek at some of them. Click the links below to see preview video clips without Continue Reading
Creating quality television programs instilled with traditional Christian morality, Russian filmmakers are building cultural capital, positively influencing the next generation. These films are available with English subtitles. Here is a helpful list of several great videos, all in one place. Some of these are favorites which you may have seen before. All of these films Continue Reading
A few of the most famous great Russian Christian artists: 19th Century:    Repin         Ivanov        Polenov         Kramskoy           Nesterov     Contemporary:     Ryzhenko          Glazunov          Morgun          Afonina        'Holy Rus' - a picture by the Russian painter Mikhail Nesterov. Creation time 1901-1906. 'Holy Rus' is an oil painting on canvas, measuring Continue Reading
A few of the most famous great Russian Christian artists: 19th Century:    Repin         Ivanov        Polenov         Kramskoy           Nesterov     Contemporary:     Ryzhenko          Glazunov          Morgun          Afonina        Our top 10 favorites: A purely subjective list of paintings and artists we love. About this series: As we learned about Russia's 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. About this series: As we learned about Russia's traditional faith, Russian Continue Reading
A few of the most famous great Russian Christian artists: 19th Century:    Repin         Ivanov        Polenov         Kramskoy           Nesterov     Contemporary:     Ryzhenko          Glazunov          Morgun          Afonina        'Holy Rus' - a picture by the Russian painter Mikhail Nesterov. Creation time 1901-1906. 'Holy Rus' is an oil painting on canvas, measuring Continue Reading
St. Raphael Hawaweeny — Orthodox Bishop in Brooklyn, New York THE WASHINGTON POST — Washington D.C.  Sunday, July 30, 1905 INTERESTING LIFE OF THE SYRIAN IN AMERICA — Tyranny at Home Forced Him Into Keen Shrewdness Special Correspondence of The Washington Post. — New York, July 28. "WHAT an enchanting vase!" said a buyer in an uptown bric-a-brac shop, as she paused before Continue Reading
LONDON, ENGLAND — PALL MALL GAZETTE — May 19, 1896 THE TSAR'S CORONATION. THE CEREMONY OF NEXT TUESDAY. The solemn fasting and prayer in which the Tsar and Tsarina spend the three days before their coronation are eminently characteristic of the conscientiousness of Russian religious feeling. But they also have the effect of heightening by contrast the splendour of the Continue Reading
Originally appeared at nicholaskotar.com Sometimes, truth really is stranger than fiction. Take the story of Cinderella, the quintessential rags to riches story, the golden standard of the “fairy tale ending.” Well, believe it or not, Russia had a historical Cinderella story, and at the highest levels of government. The setting, the characters, and the ending are almost Continue Reading
Dear friends, my name is Fr. Ioannis Fortomas. I am an Orthodox priest serving within the Metropolis of Austria, assigned to the Holy Wisdom parish of Budapest, Hungary. Yesterday my wife (Elizabeth) and I received some tragic news from our family in Russia. My wife’s brother, Fr. Sergei Filonov, the rector of a small struggling parish in Tikhvin, Russia, had a tragic Continue Reading
A few of the most famous great Russian Christian artists: 19th Century:    Repin         Ivanov        Polenov         Kramskoy           Nesterov     Contemporary:     Ryzhenko          Glazunov          Morgun          Afonina        'The Revival of the Daughter of Jairus' was finished in 1871. The size of the picture - 90" x 150" Link to high resolution image. The Continue Reading
A few of the most famous great Russian Christian artists: 19th Century:    Repin         Ivanov        Polenov         Kramskoy           Nesterov     Contemporary:     Ryzhenko          Glazunov          Morgun          Afonina        The painting 'The Revival of the Daughter of Jairus' was written in 1871. The size of the picture - 90" x 150" Link to high Continue Reading
A few of the most famous great Russian Christian artists: 19th Century:    Repin         Ivanov        Polenov         Kramskoy           Nesterov     Contemporary:     Ryzhenko          Glazunov          Morgun          Afonina        'The Revival of the Daughter of Jairus' was finished in 1871. The size of the picture - 90" x 150" Link to high resolution image. The Continue Reading