Category Archives: Orthodox Church

Russian Priest Under Fire for Calling Common-Law Wives ‘Prostitutes’

An outspoken Russian priest has sparked public ire for comparing common-law wives to “prostitutes.” Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, who has raised eyebrows in the past for calling abortions “worse than the Holocaust” and comparing today’s young men to “scrawny chickens,” said recently that Russian women “don’t know what marriage is.” “They don’t want to say ‘I’m a free prostitute,’ so they say

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Disinformation sharpened tensions between Serbia and Montenegro

Disinformation sharpened tensions between Serbia and Montenegro The divisive situation around the newly adopted Law on Freedom of religion of Montenegro has been used by disinformation outlets in the region to foment division, resembling the practice already detected in Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia. The adoption of the Law on Freedom of Religion, enacted by the Parliament of Montenegro on 27

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Patriarch Kirill suggested mentioning God in Constitution of Russian Federation

According to patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church, this initiative is consistent with beliefs of most Russians The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill called for prayer for the mention of God in the Constitution. TASS reports, referring to the chairman of the Synodal department for the relationship of the church with society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate

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The Russian Orthodox Church now formally opposes new legislation against domestic violence

5:33 am, December 4, 2019 The Russian Orthodox Church now formally opposes new draft legislation in Russia that would increase penalties on domestic violence. In an announcement by the Patriarchal Commission on Family Issues and the Protection of Motherhood and Childhood, the Church argues that the bill recently published by the Federation Council “contains a number of legal defects that

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Islam and Orthodox Christianity Have the Same Values, Putin Says

Orthodox Christianity and Islam are based on the same fundamental values, President Vladimir Putin said in an address to a religious conference in Kyrgyzstan. The conference, titled “Orthodoxy and Islam — Religions of Peace,” aimed to promote interethnic and interreligious dialogue between Russia and Kyrgyzstan. “Islam and Orthodox Christianity, just like other world religions, are based on fundamental humanistic values

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Alexandria Patriarchate follows Greek in recognizing Ukrainian autocephaly as canonical

Theodoros II, Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, two days ago during divine services in Cairo, for the first time listed among those for whom he was praying, Metropolitan Epifaniy of the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine, thus becoming the second ancient patriarchate to do so and opening the door to many more. The Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) said

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Patriarchate of Alexandria recognizes autocephaly of Ukrainian Orthodox Church

The Patriarchate of Alexandria, which holds second place after the Ecumenical Patriarchate in diptychs, has officially recognized the autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church as Patriarch Theodore II remembered in prayer Metropolitan Epiphanius of Kyiv and All Ukraine. “The Patriarchate of Alexandria officially recognized the autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Patriarch Theodore II remembered in prayer Metropolitan Epiphanius of Kyiv,” BBC News Ukraine reports According to the

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Attacking the Church of Ukraine: The Kremlin Turns the Orthodox World into a Battlefield

Religion is a major topic for the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets. Europe has lost its Christian roots. Jews aim at exterminating all non-Jews. NATO is destroying the Orthodox Church. The West is accused of employing religion as a weapon. Sooner or later, Lucifer is summoned by the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets. The theological concept “autocephaly”, rarely met outside Spelling-Bee Contests, yields 20

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Greek acceptance of Ukrainian autocephaly – bigger defeat for Moscow than Constantinople grant, Soldatov says

Paul A. Goble The harsh even hysterical reaction of the Moscow Patriarchate to the decision of the Greek Orthodox Church to recognize the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reflects the fact that the Greek move may be a bigger defeat for the Russian church than even the original grant by the Universal Patriarch. That is because the Greek church

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