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Permanent members of the Holy Synod are: Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry; the Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomna Juvenal; the Metropolitan of Chisinau and all Moldova Vladimir; Metropolitan of Astana and Kazakhstan Alexander, the head of the Metropolitan district in the Republic of Kazakhstan; Metropolitan of Tashkent and Uzbekistan Vikenty, head of Central Asian Metropolitan district; Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy, Chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate; Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department of external [...]
Instructing Kiev to her teenage son Svyatoslav, the Grand Duchess Olga in the summer 954 year, imposing of grace and truth, is sent with a great fleet to Constantinople. It was peaceful-walking-, combining the tasks of religious pilgrimage and diplomatic missions.
New life given to the world by the God-man Christ as a gift, accessible to all people. The believer with Jesus Christ and thus partakes of His Holy immortal life is eternal and true. A necessary condition to the Union of the believer with Christ and his ogutverici is his death as the old man through repentance. A believer must first to crucify the old man (that is [...]
On 23 July, PRAVMIR. Chairman of the Synodal information Department Vladimir Legoyda during the round table devoted to the results of the celebration of the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh, noted that in the Church is concerned about the General condition of education, press service of the Synodal information Department.
People began to come to the ascetic for blessing, Board, and some decided to remain permanently with the Holy. Saint Antonii to monasticism received with love. After instructions on how to follow Christ, he commanded his first disciple, the monk Nikon, wanting to cut.
Our ancestors, for example, 700 years ago, in the time of St. Sergius, seen around the blood literally flows like water, saw the horrors that for us, the inhabitants of large cities seem to be something far away.
Rare photos and interesting details. What you need to know about helping those who experienced the grief? Education of children and the rehabilitation of the men. And much more on the pages of Provera, Matrona and Penality
On the day of memory of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, was held the meeting of Vladimir Putin with members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church and heads of delegations of local Orthodox churches
In the room: Patriarch Kirill is praying for the dead and injured in the Moscow metro, the Sermon on the Gospel reading, 49 years of friendship: Patriarch Kirill about Metropolitan Vladimir, "I hold the sun in hands" - from an interview of his Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr, questions to the priest: how to choose elders?
Pilgrims from different parts of the country traveled to places on a special bus was traveling from Kazakhstan, Udmurtia, Chuvashia, Vologda, Penza, Moscow region. People came early in order to get to the Church for Liturgy and to venerate the relics of the monk Kirill and Maria (assemblage) of Radonezh, parents of St. Sergius. Sergius.
Every death, even after a long illness, causes grief in the hearts of loved ones. How tragic it seems accomplished, when it comes so suddenly. Indeed, people thunderstruck, as relatives and friends, even this morning, former alive, now reposed to God.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill offer their prayers for the repose of the dead and the recovery of all the victims in the accident. It is expected that today, during the day the Patriarch will do in the Church at his residence in the the Danilov monastery litany for the dead
According to the Legend, the robe of the Mother of God was found in Nazareth in 471, and transferred to Constantinople in Vlaherna Church built for the icon of the Mother of God, written are considered by the Apostle Luke (known in Russia as the Tikhvin icon of the Mother of God).
What is left to us from a lengthy life? The young man studied literacy only by a Divine gift? Doubting boy, a child who dreamed about monasticism, but tonsured later brother, who to marry, and bury family? Strange seeker, instead of the available nearby monasteries distanced himself in the thick of the forest?
The Holy brothers were slandered by jealous and summoned to Rome to the Emperor Karina. The Emperor demanded to renounce Christ and to recognize the pagan gods, to which the saints answered resolutely refused. When the Emperor began to frighten them tortures, the saints, wanting to reason with him, cried out to God.