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  • Patients of the regional hospital in Kamchatka will be treated with prayer

    Kamchatka eparchy and regional hospital of A. Lukashevsky signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement was signed by Archbishop Artemy of Petropavlovsk and Kamchatka, and chief of hospital staff Olga Zubkova. Physicians and priests came to a conclusion, that the body and soul are inseparable. More

  • An officer salutes Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

    On May 6th, a religious ceremony was held to commemorate Victory Day. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow personally was in charge of the ceremony. The photo of him, meeting a military officer went viral in Russia. via patriarchia.ru More

  • Opening of Russia’s Victory Day Parade

    Traditionally, Sergey Shoygu, General of the Army, crossed himself while opening Russia’s Victory Day Parade. Today, Russia commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. The reason why he did this at this particular spot is, because there is a religious icon located above the arch. More

  • A Muslim takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

    On January 19th, Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany. The day commemorates the baptisms of Jesus in Jordan river. Correspondingly, on this day people dive into a water as an act of spiritual cleansing. Like others, this, presumably, not a Christian guy, decided to cleanse his soul in the icy water on Epiphany. More

  • Orthodox Priest is blamed for the unsuccessful launch of Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket

    Responsibility for the unsuccessful launch of the Soyuz-2.1b from Vostochny cosmodrome lies on bishop Lukian, who blessed the rocket before the launch, says protodeacon Andrei Kuraev. “It is very strange that the church seems to provide services, but it’s never responsible for the quality of these services.”, – quotes Kuraev’s words “Govorit Moskva” radio station. […] More

  • Orthodox Icons and Traffic Accidents

    On November 18, 2017, on the most dangerous stretch of the road “Temryuk-Krasnodar”, Orthodox procession took place on the eve of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The procession was organized and led by the local traffic police. Many Russians drive around with Orthodox icons in their vehicles. And many ask their local […] More

  • Photoshop Battle: Patriarch Kirill attended the festival of national sports

    On December 3rd, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, attended the festival of national sports. The image of him participating in games, went viral in social media. On the photo, Patriarch is playing “gorodki”: a Russian folk sport that resembles bowling. Creative Internet users decided to come up with their own interpretation […] More

  • Patriarch Kirill’s Meeting With Penguins in Antarctica Goes Viral

    Recently, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has traveled to the Antarctic. There, he visited the only permanent church in the South Pole, met the scientists at a Russian polar station, and interacted with penguins. The religious leader bundled up and took a walk on the shore, where penguins kept him a company. Images and footage of […] More

  • Alaska’s Old Believers

    Russian culture in this place was once again ignited by the Old Believers, who came here from South America. Their ancestors fled Russia over hundred years ago, however,  they still consider themselves Russians. Russian prominent travel blogger Alexander Belenkiy visited Nikolaevsk, Alaska and has documented how the Old Believers live. More

  • The Tuva ethnic group: a secret culture behind Siberian forests

    While most people focus on progress and innovation in there lives, some are still living on the same principles as they did thousands of years ago. This is the case of the Tuva group, which is a Turkic ethnic population of small dimensions who live today in the southern part of Siberia. Apart from their […] More

  • Holy Cats: 2016 Calendar Features Orthodox Priests With Their Beloved Pets

    In support of the modern Christian culture, a bizarre calendar is up for sale by the Orthodox website Pravmir. Titled “Priest + cat” (Поп+Кот), the calendar features photographs of active Orthodox priests and their cats. It includes 12 priests and 13 cats – Archpriest Peter Dynnikov was photographed with his two pets, according to Meduza. […] More

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