Russian Orthodox Church

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church Begins Transition After Patriarch Neophyte's Passing

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church faces a period of transition following the untimely death of Patriarch Neophyte. In an extraordinary meeting convened by the Holy Synod today, discussions centered on determining the temporary leadership of the church, as well as setting crucial dates for pilgrimage and burial arrangements for the late patriarch.

Russia’s attempts to split the Orthodox Church in Africa

In 2019 the Greek Orthodox Patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria recognised the independence of the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Since then, Moscow has attempted to undermine not only the Ecumenical Patriarchate, but also the Patriarch of Alexandria, which claims exclusive jurisdiction over Africa and accuses the Russian church of meddling in the continent.

Christ is born! Merry Christmas!

Patriarch Porfirije will serve the holy bishop's liturgy at the seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Patriarchate of Pec.
Patriarch will serve the morning liturgy, starting at eight o'clock, Tanjug was told in the Serbian Orthodox Church.
In the Church of St. Sava in Belgrade, the celebration of Christmas will begin with the service of the midnight liturgy.

Ukrainians defy Moscow with first Dec 25 Christmas

Many Ukrainians will on Monday celebrate Christmas Day on Dec. 25 for the first time, after the government changed the date from the Orthodox Church observance of Jan. 7 in a snub to Russia.

Ukraine passed a law in July moving the celebration to Dec. 25, the day when most of the Christian world marks Christmas.

After the Controversy: First Liturgy in the Russian Church in Sofia

The Russian Church in Sofia was reopened, and today is the first liturgy in it. The temple remained closed for nearly 2 months after three employees of the Russian temple were expelled from Bulgaria. This happened after a report by the State Agency for National Security, according to which they worked against the national security of the country.

Russian Church in Sofia Reopens Amid Ownership Disputes

The Russian Church "St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker" in Sofia is set to resume religious activities today, led by the newly appointed head, Vladimir Tishchuk, chosen by the Russian patriarch. The reopening follows the closure of the temple on September 21, following the expulsion of Archimandrite Vasian (Zmeev) by Bulgarian authorities, sparking public protests.

Bulgaria: The Russian Embassy has a Property Deed of the Russian Church in Sofia

The Russian Embassy in Bulgaria has a property deed of the Russian Church - this confirmed the verification of the Registration Agency. The notary confessed to he transaction in 1997, according to Lovech Metropolitan Gavriil. Metropolitan Gavriil added that neither the Sofia Metropolitanate nor the Holy Synod owns such property.

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Bulgarian Ambassador to Moscow and Threatened with Consequences

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Bulgarian ambassador Atanas Krastin today to express to him "a firm protest in connection with the forced removal from Bulgaria under a fabricated pretext, in a blasphemous and insulting manner" of Nikolay Zmeev (Archimandrite Vasian), a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sofia.