Pat. Kirill’s Book to be Published in English

Source: Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church | HT: Byzantine, TX ( - On 11 April 2011, the English edition of the book “Freedom and Responsibility. A Search for Harmony – Human Rights and Personal Dignity” written by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will be presented at the London Book Fair. This is the first book by the … [Read more...]

Nobody Expects the Protestant Reformation

Source: Real Clear Religion | Rod Dreher Why didn't the Renaissance popes see what their tolerance for corruption, in themselves and within clerical ranks, threatened to do to the Church -- both to believers, and to the institution? The late historian Barbara Tuchman analyzed their self-destructive foolishness this way: Their three outstanding attitudes -- obliviousness to the growing … [Read more...]

“Orthodox background leaves Bulgaria and Romania at the tail of EU” – Social Scientist [VIDEO]

Source: Prime Time Russia Doctor Joachim Zweynert, from the Hamburg Institute of International Economics, spoke to RT about the transition performance of Bulgaria and Romania in relation to the issue of EU conditionality. “When the transition process started in the early 1990s, people, and especially social scientists, expected the countries in the region would quickly turn into … [Read more...]

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco “emphatically denies” support for California bill

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco corrected the misleading press release put out by California Church Impact that claimed Orthodox support for a bill sexualizing science education in the California public schools. We thought the Metropolis was not aware their name was being misused in this way and once it was brought to their attention they clarified the record. STATEMENT … [Read more...]

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 all been worked … [Read more...]