The celebration of the Day of Slavic Writing opened with the patriarch's liturgy in the Kremlin Uspensky Cathedral on Tuesday. The service was followed by a religious procession from Red Square to Vasilyevsky Spusk, where Patriarch Kirill officially opened the annual festival. A big festival was also held there.
The Day of Slavic Writing, celebrated on May 24, is associated with the memory of St. Cyril and Methodius, who created the Slavic alphabet and translated the Gospels into Old Slavonic. The holiday was celebrated in Russia on an official level from the middle of the 19th century until the 1917 revolution. The Day of Slavic Writing has been celebrated in contemporary Russia for over 20 years.
The Reverend Father Damjan S. Bozic, Cathedral Deacon at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, was awarded a Doctor of Ministry Degree on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, at the University of St.Mary of the Lake - Mundelein Seminary following the successful completion of his doctoral studies and acceptance of his dissertation.
Dear Friends of St. Vladimir's Seminary, please join us June 1719, 2011 for our summer conference: Women Disciples of the Lord. Through talks, panels, and a wide array of workshops, participants will explore and articulate the Christ-centered context out of which lay, and especially women's, ministries are to be expressed. Come and listen to women pursuing Gospel-bearing vocations in the Church and parish, home, and society; and take advantage of this opportunity to help our parishes and Churches foster women's and lay vocations.
After "successful" trial year, Ministry of Education and the Moscow Patriarchate announce the introduction of "Fundamentals of religious culture and ethics" across national territory.
Moscow (AsiaNews) - After a trial year, "Foundations of religious culture and ethics" will be taught in all Russian schools throughout the country next year, the Russian Ministry of Education announced at a press conference held on March 23 in Moscow with representatives of the four major religions. According to authorities and religious leaders, especially from the Russian Orthodox Church, the trial year was a "success", but nobody was able to respond to journalists questions with exact figures on the course participants and the degree of satisfaction.