The Church Court upheld the decision on the ban from holding services of Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev

The ecclesiastical court found no grounds for revising the decision on the the ban from holding services of Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev. This is stated in the decision of the Diocesan Court of Moscow in the case No. 53-57-2021 of the supernumerary cleric of Moscow, Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev, published on the website of the Moscow eparchy. “The Eparchial Church Court of Moscow <…>, having studied the petition for reconsideration of case No. 50-54-2020 from Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev, the Eparchial Church Court of Moscow did not find reasons for such a reconsideration…

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The ROC rep commented on the opening of a criminal case against a resident of the Ternopil region, who criticized the OCU

A criminal case was opened against a resident of the Ternopil region, who criticized the OCU on social networks, for “inciting sectarian hatred,” and insulting believers and representatives of the canonical UOC in the media has long become the norm, the chairman of the ROC Synodal Department for Church Relations with society and the media Vladimir Legoyda writes in his Telegram channel. In particular, a resident of Ternopil spoke about the “bishops” of the OCU as self-sacred, and wrote about this structure as a whole: “… The very same lie…

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SBU opened a criminal case against a Ukrainian who criticized the OCU

Near Ternopil, the SBU has prosecuted a local resident for inciting religious hatred due to critical posts about the OCU, Klymenko Time reports. In the city of Zbarazh, Ternopil region, the police received materials by mail from the Security Service of Ukraine, which pointed to the “incitement of religious hatred” by a resident of one of the surrounding villages. The blame for everything was his posts about the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the newspaper writes. As reported, information about this was included in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations of…

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Entrance to Romanian Orthodox monastery set on fire in Jerusalem

On March 1, 2021, unidentified persons set fire to the entrance to the monastery of the Romanian Orthodox Church near the religious Jewish quarter in Jerusalem, according to the website of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Some religious Orthodox Jews are suspected of the attacks. The priest from the representation of the Romanian Church managed to put out the fire in time. This act of vandalism against the Romanian monastery in Jerusalem is the fourth in a month. The Christian community in Jerusalem condemned such acts of vandalism, “offending the…

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Serbian Patriarch is self-isolated

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije will be self-isolated after contact with a priest infected with COVID-19, the Serbian Orthodox Church reported. “With the condition that that in the previous days he was in contact with a priest who was diagnosed with a mild form of COVID-19, His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia, Mr. Porfirije, on the recommendation of doctors, will spend the coming days in isolation,” the SOC Synod said. orthodoxianewsagency.gr Views: 202

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Kuraev’s provocation – a wedge in the relationship between the ROC and the GOC

In an interview with a Georgian priest, Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev acted as a provocateur, apparently with the goal of driving a wedge into relations between the Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches. What is his statement that he knows for certain that “from the point of view of Patriarch Kirill, Abkhazia should be ours.” Thus, Kuraev said that Patriarch Kirill, they say, is forced to recognize this region as the canonical territory of the Georgian Church, but in fact, he, they say, has long wanted to get his hands on it.…

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