Act of Vandalism against an Orthodox Church in Ukraine

November 19, 2015. The Church of the Holy Trinity under the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) was robbed and desecrated as the official website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) reports. The Church is located in the city Rokitnoe in Rivne region in Western Ukraine. According to the […]

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Desecration of an Orthodox Church in Crimea

November 13, 2015. The church of the Icon of the Mother of God Sovereign in Simferopol (Crimea) is desecrated, as the website Interfax-religion reports. On 10th November, unidentified persons wrote on the wall of the church the inscription “Heil Hitler,’ SS lightning bolts and a swastika. The believers partially painted over the inscriptions in order to restore the damage of […]

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The Serbian Orthodox Church calls for dialogue to save Orthodox heritage in Kosovo

November 11, 2015. The Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the decision of UNESCO, which rejected the proposal to receive Kosovo into its organization, as the official press release of the Serbian Church mentions. The Holy Synod of the Serbian Church says that: “The entire time Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church sought for the delaying of this debate in order to […]

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Instagram deletes account for revealing destroyed Orthodox churches in Kosovo

November 7, 2015. Hoping to foil Kosovo’s attempt to become a member of UNESCO, ethnically Serbian student activists in the self-proclaimed state created a page on Instagram called “No to Kosovo’s Membership in UNESCO.” There they posted photos of numerous Orthodox Christian places of worship and significance, including monasteries, churches and cemeteries, which were demolished in the years after ethnic […]

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An Orthodox monastery on fire for the third time in Russia

November 3, 2015. The firefighters managed to extinguish the fire in Perm in the monastery of Our Lady of Kazan (Russia), as the website prichod reports. The fire was completely extinguished. 36 persons and 13 vehicles participated in the rescue operation. There were no victims or injured people but the monastic building was partially damaged. According to some local media, […]

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