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What future for Christian culture in Europe?

By Martin Hoegger. What kind of Europe are we heading for? And, more specifically, where are the Churches and Church movements heading in the current climate of growing uncertainty? The shrinking of the Churches is...

Christian Presence in Peril, Displacement and Harassment in the Holy Land

Christian presence in peril, the majority of people of northern Gaza have been displaced as well as Christians, whose installations have also been targeted.

The Vatican allows the baptism of transgender people and children of same-sex marriages

A new ruling by the Vatican’s doctrine department has opened the door to Catholic baptism of transgender people and babies of same-sex couples.

More and more priests in Moldova are leaving the Russian Orthodox Church and moving to the Romanian Patriarchate

A large part of the Orthodox parishes of the ROC in Moldova left this jurisdiction and joined the Romanian Orthodox Church, which also has its own jurisdiction in the country. During the past week, the...

INDIA – Bomb attempt against Jehovah’s Witnesses’ gathering, three dead and dozens injured

A former Jehovah’s Witness claims responsibility. After Germany (March 2023) and Italy (April 2023), Jehovah’s Witnesses are now killed in a bomb attack in another democracy, India An explosive device blew up at a convention...

Tragic Bomb Blast at Jehovah’s Witnesses Meeting in India

In a deeply disturbing event that has shocked the global religious community, a bomb explosion occurred during a Jehovah's Witnesses gathering in Kalamassery, near the port city of Kochi, India. This tragic incident resulted...

RUSSIA, A Jehovah’s Witness deprived of his citizenship and deported to Turkmenistan

On September 17, 2023, employees of the Federal Migration Service, contrary to a court decision, deported Rustam Seidkuliev to Turkmenistan. Earlier, at the initiative of the FSB, his Russian citizenship was revoked due to...

Hesychasm and Humanism: The Palaeologous Renaissance (2)

By Leonid Ouspensky The number of borrowings from antiquity greatly increased in the 13th and 14th centuries, borrowed ancient motifs entered church art no longer only as additions; they permeate the plot itself and its...

Cypriot Archbishop George: I am against the carrying of relics for commercial purposes

Interview of Archbishop George of Cyprus (elected on December 24, 2022 and enthroned on January 8, 2023) for "Phileleuteros", in which he talks about the problems of the Church of Cyprus, the role and...

A painting of Patriarch Kirill in the patriarchal residence outraged social networks

The presence of a painting featuring Patriarch Kirill in the reception hall of the Danilovsky Monastery has sparked controversy among social media users.

World Council of Churches Fails in Attempt to Hold Ukraine Round Table

The World Council of Churches released a statement admitting that its months-long efforts to organize Ukraine Round Table had failed.

Hesychasm and Humanism: The Palaeologous Renaissance (1)

By Leonid Ouspensky When the Greeks regained Constantinople in 1261, the state was in complete ruin. Destitution and epidemics are everywhere. Civil wars are raging (three in one generation). Meanwhile, Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus sought...

Unity does not shy away from controversy

On September 30, 2023, Pope Francis hosted an ecumenical prayer vigil in advance of the synod of Roman Catholic bishops that would begin on October 4. He invited church leaders from various denominations to...

Sharing A Wounded Heart

By Br. Charbel Rizk (Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East) What is the purpose of this life, this monastic life, that we are living? As monks and nuns, we do many things....

CIR ecumenical conference 2023 in Sweden

The 22nd gathering of the Conference of International Interconfessional Religious took place this year in Sweden between 31st August and 5th September. 43 monks and nuns from 8 different Church traditions were represented (Roman...

Bulgaria expelled a senior cleric and other priests from the Russian Church in Sofia

The Bulgarian authorities expelled the head of the Russian Church in the country - Vasian Zmeev. This was reported to TASS by the Russian Embassy in Bulgaria. "Bulgarian authorities consider Father Vasian to be a...

Moscow Patriarch Cyril: Russia still has a lot of work to do, I’m not afraid to say it – on a global scale

On September 12, to the ringing of bells, the Russian Patriarch Cyril, in the presence of members of the government of St. Petersburg and "participants of the special military operation", carried with lithium the...

The Russian Archimandrite Vasian (Zmeev) banned from entering North Macedonia?

The chairman of the Russian church in Sofia, Archimandrite Vasian (Zmeev), has been banned from entering North Macedonia, several Macedonian publications report. The publications refer to sources from the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...

A Pskov priest consecrated an eight-meter monument to Stalin

The Veliky Luki Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church will test the actions of the rector of the church in honor of the icon of the Mother of God All Tsaritsa within the village...

Lord’s Prayer – Interpretation (2)

By Prof. A. P. Lopukhin Matthew 6:12. and forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors; The Russian translation is accurate, if only we admit that “we leave” (in the Slavic Bible) - ἀφίεμεν...

Lord‘s Prayer – Interpretation

Is the Lord's Prayer an independent work, or is it borrowed in general or in separate expressions from Holy Scripture and from other sources?

Do not do your alms before people (2)

In this text, Prof. A. P. Lopukhin discusses the true meaning of charity and the importance of keeping it a secret. Discover the insights here.

Metropolitan Pavel (Lebed) was released on bail of nearly 1 million dollars

On August 7, the arrested abbot of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Metropolitan Pavel (Lebed) was released early from pre-trial detention, where he was supposed to remain until August 14. A bond...

Do not do your alms before people (1)

In Matthew 6:1, Prof. A. P. Lopukhin discusses the meaning of the Greek word "look" and its connection to the concept of "beware" or "listen."

Don‘t lay up treasures for yourself on earth (2)

Learn the true meaning of serving two masters from Matthew 6:24. Discover why it is impossible to serve God and mammon simultaneously.
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