A scandal erupted in Cyprus over the choice of the song “Devil” for Eurovision

CyBC (RIK) is not going to change the song El Diablo (“The Devil”) chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest because of criticism, said the chairman of the board of directors of the corporation Andreas Frangos, Blagovest-info reports. The choice of the song, which contains the lines “I gave my heart to the devil,” drew criticism from part of the society. The television began receiving calls from angry citizens demanding to withdraw the song from the competition, some threatened to set fire to the television building. Metropolitan Isaiah of Tamassos and…

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The UOC community in the village of Roztoki asks for help in building a church instead of the captured one

The Trinity Church in the village of Rostock, Ternopil Region, is the building of a small trailer where the entire large community gathers for divine services. Unfortunately, this is not the only difficulty and inconvenience she had to face after the seizure of their churich in 2019, reports “Favor” Foundation. “Today in Rostock they look to the future with faith and hope, because the community has an important stage ahead – the construction of a new church. They have no helpers or sponsors. Hope for God, for your strength and,…

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UN Security Council to hold a meeting on freedom of religions in conflicts in March

The UN Security Council will hold an informal meeting in March on freedom of religion and belief in armed conflicts, UK Permanent Representative to the UN Barbara Woodward said in an interview with RIA Novosti. “There are many issues ahead of peace and security. For example, the UK is very interested in advancing work on freedom of religion or belief in conflict,” said Woodward. “We will have a meeting on the Arria formula (an informal meeting of the Security Council members – ed.) On this issue this month, and we…

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Archbishop Varlaam was not present at the “ordination” of the UAOC – evidence of falsification

Since the beginning of the 1990s, especially after the final exposure of V. Chekalin as a swindler, there were many rumors, hypotheses and assumptions about the participation of some mysterious “acting bishop of the Moscow Patriarchate” in the first ordination of the UAOC. They also talked about the film or video of this ordination, where the figure of the “unknown bishop” is seen. However, there was no documentary evidence of this until Dmitry Gorevoy published copies of several documents of unknown origin on the Cerkvarium Internet portal, as if confirming…

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Russian Federation VS Russian Orthodox Association of Nice

Yesterday in a French court, the next stage of the long-term confrontation between the Russian Federation and the Russian Orthodox Association of Nice (ACOR – l’association cultuelle orthodoxe russe de Nice) ended. The fact is that in the 19th century in Nice, the Russians built two churches, a chapel, and bought out the adjacent lands. After the revolution, Russian emigrants registered a community – the Russian Orthodox Association of Nice – which disposed of this property under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Western European parishes of the Russian tradition.…

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OCU is a political project aimed at the destruction of Orthodoxy, – ROC hierarch

The OCU is initially a political project, the goal of which in the long term is to destroy Orthodoxy, said the deputy head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archbishop of Vladikavkaz and Alan Leonid. The report was published on the DECR website. In the creation of the OCU as a political project, the head of the Phanar “relied and continues to rely on the structures of American state power … to consider that this is a purely church issue means to close our…

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Community of the cathedral church of the UOC-KP in the USA celebrated the gaining of its new status

On February 28, 2021, the stauropegic parish of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Philadelphia (the USA) for the first time celebrated the gaining of the cathedral status and the opportunity to be called the center and head office of the vicariate of the UOC-KP in the USA and Canada. This was reported on “the UOC Kyiv Patriarchate” page in Facebook. Secretary of the vicariate Bohdan Zgoba congratulated the community on an important achievement, which, according to him, belongs to all parishioners. At the end of the service, the cathedral community…

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Hierarch of the Phanar was deposed from the cathedra because of his attitude to the Ukrainian church problem?

In the case of the appointment of the metropolitan of Gaul Emmanuel (Adamakis), a possible successor of Patriarch Bartholomew, to the Chalcedonian cathedra, the second most important one in Constantinople,  the figure of the actually deposed hierarch, metropolitan Athanasius (Papas) of Chalcedon, stayed in the shadow of the discussion. By the decision of the Synod of Constantinople on February 16, the venerable metropolitan (in March he will turn 85), who was also responsible for inter-Orthodox relations, was removed for “anti-canonical activity” and “disrespect” towards patriarch Bartholomew and the Synod, and…

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Breakthrough of the truth in the lair of the OCU

Recently, the hierarch of the OCU (formerly the UOC-KP) Dymytriy Rudyuk gave an interview in the rubble of old radio receivers to one OCU YouTube channel, where he debunked the main wishlist of Epiphany Dumenko – about the transfer of Ukrainian Lavras to the Greek Metropolis of the OCU. At the time when Epiphany and Yevstratiy are shouting to the whole world that they really need to get the Lavras, because the world will crash, the ruling bishop of one of the largest dioceses of the OCU stated bluntly: he…

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Speaker of the UOC – to opposing sites: “Lie more carefully”

Some deceitful (and here I have a few more characteristics, but all of them are negative, so I will not) Facebook pages and sites spread information that as if I said that we will bring 20 million (people) to the streets of cities as a sign protest against the renaming of the UOC. Lie more carefully, writes Deputy Head of the Department for External Church Relations of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich. “Watch my broadcasts carefully! This was discussed on the air on the “First Cossack” YouTube channel. I was…

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