Archives for April 2011

Russian Orthodox Church to provide financial aid for women deciding against abortion

Source: Православие.Ru The Russian Orthodox Church will provide financial aide to women who had decided to abort their infants due to material need. The chairman of the Synodal information department of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoida, announced this intention on the program “A Holy Place” over “Komsomolskaya Pravda Radio.” “Based upon its experienced—and this has […]

Ukraine sends Savior of Chernobyl icon to Japan

Kiev, April 5, Interfax – Donetsk department of Soyuz Chernobyl of Ukraine transferred Japan the icon of Chernobyl Savior. The ceremony was held in national opera and ballet theatre. Department head Evgeny Struzhko handed over the holy image to the director of the ballet school Terada Ballet Art School Michiko Terada, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church […]

Met. Hilarion: Life is given for us to exercise in virtue

Homily on the Sunday of St. John Climacus, author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent. Source: Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church This book was written in the 7th century for the monks on Mount Sinai, but it is still relevant today. It presents the entire spiritual life of a Christian […]

Greek Orthodox Church Supports Gay-Themed Science Education?

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Greek Orthodox Church supports a bill that is winding through the California State Legislature to “study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans … to the economic, political and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on […]