Patriarch Kirill describes Dagestan church shooting as monstrous crime

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, was “stunned” by the attack in Kizlyar and demanded the most thorough investigation of the incident, Patriarch’s spokesman, priest Aleksandr Volkov, wrote on Telegram.

"The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church considers this monstrous crime, committed on the eve of the Great Lent, a provocation aimed at instigating confrontation between Orthodoxs and Muslims, who have been coexisting peacefully for ages in the Caucasus," the spokesman wrote.

Ecumenical Patriarch to participate in consecration of Romanian Orthodox National Cathedral

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will participate in the consecration of the Romanian Orthodox Church’s National Cathedral in Bucharest, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania announced at a meeting of the National Church Council at the patriarchal residence on Tuesday, reports the Romanian Orthodox Church’s Basilica News Agency.

Ekaterinburg Diocese opens Telegram channel with Romanov quotes

On the threshold of the centenary of the martyrdom of the last Russian royal family, the Diocese of Ekaterinburg of the Russian Orthodox Church has launched a Telegram channel dedicated to Royal Martyr Nicholas II and his holy family. The channel will publish excerpts from the journals of the royal couple, the diocesan press service reports.

Metropolitan Onuphry consecrates Kiev’s oldest wooden church on feast of Meeting of the Lord

Yesterday, on the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine celebrated the Divine Liturgy and consecration of the Church of the Great Martyr Demetrios of Thessalonica in the Zhuliany neighborhood of Kiev, the oldest surviving wooden church in Kiev, reports the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Kiev churches to raise money for children with cancer on feast of Meeting of the Lord

Tomorrow, on the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord and International Childhood Cancer Day, churches of the Central Vicariate of Kiev and other churches will hold a one-day charity event called “The Meeting Candle,” to raise funds for the treatment of children with cancer, reports Orthodox Life.