Desecration of St Columba’s grave on Iona

August 7, 2015. Unknown perpetrators desecrated Saint Columba’s grave in Iona (Scotland) as the website of the Express reports. This small island in the Inner Hebrides off the Ross of Mull on the western coast of Scotland was a monastic centre in the past and it is the place where Saint Columba is buried after bringing Christianity in Scotland (597 […]

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Priest and Nun of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate murdered in Kiev

July 29, 2015, Kiev priest Roman Nikolayev (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate), died of gunshot wounds on Wednesday morning at the age of 40. “The venue of the funeral service and the burial place of the newly departed priest Roman Nikolayev will be reported later,” the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reported on its website. The priest, who was prior […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends messages to Presidents of Russia and Ukraine on the eve of the Day of Baptism of Russia

27 July, on the eve of the celebrations marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent identical messages to the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, and the President of Ukraine, Mr. Petr Poroshenko, in which he expressed his deep concern over the situation […]

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Video-appeal of residents of the Ukrainian village Kolosovo to defense their Orthodox church

July 26, 2015 Kolosovo village of Kremenets district (Ternopil, Ukraine) people recorded an appeal, requesting to leave alone their church, which extremists are trying to take away. This once again said the villagers, which gathered and recorded a video message adressed to the president of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko and to the leader of the “Right Sector” Dmytro Yarosh. “I would like to […]

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