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What is significance of the pallbearers' red-black-red armbands during Navalny's funeral?

During Alexei Navalny's (Russian Orthodox) funeral on March 1, 2024, multiple photos show the pallbearers wearing the same red-black-red armbands on the left arm, as seen in Photos: Crowds attend ...
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Does the Russian Orthodox Church actively support Putin and his war in Ukraine?

Does the Russian Orthodox Church actively support Putin and his war in Ukraine? I have heard that the Russian Orthodox Church under the Patriarch Krill is actually supporting Putin and his war on ...
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Did Pope Francis' consecration of Russia and Ukraine fulfill all the demands that Mary requested at Fatima in 1917?

Does the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Russia and Ukraine on March 25, 2022 by Pope Francis fulfill all of the requests asked for by the Virgin Mary at Fatima in 1917? Not being an ...
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Was Russia properly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart?

Has a pope already properly consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in accordance with the requests of Our Lady of Fatima?
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What is the meaning of the three letters in the halo of the Acheiropoieta?

In many renditions of the Acheiropoieta, three letters are present in the halo around Christ's face: omega, omicron, eta. (This is the usual clockwise, left-to-right order; but in other versions the ...
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Who are the people depicted in Dionisius' famous icon of Christ's descent into hell?

The renowned Russian Orthodox icon painter Dionisius produced a famous, and exquisitely beautiful, depiction of Christ's descent into hell. However, I'm having trouble identifying most of the figures ...
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Is a Saint Joseph the patron of men named Osip?

In the name day tradition children are named after a patron saint according to their birthdays. A boy born in Russia on or near the feast day of some Saint Joseph might thus be named Iosif. Osip is ...
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The ramifications of the severing of ties between the Eucumenical Patriarchate and the Russian Church

This may be highly politically charged right now, however can anyone please explain what previously intercommuning churches will be directly impacted by the severing of ties between the Eucumenical ...
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What is this icon that Putin touches/kisses at monument of St.Vladimir?

The Russian Federation (along with some other Slavic nations), recently celebrated the 1,030th anniversary of the Christianization of the Rus', which included a liturgy at the monument to Vladimir the ...
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Is the Russian Orthodox Church pressing the government of Russia to ban Jehovah's Witnesses?

As early as today (April 7 2017) the Supreme Court of Russia may ban the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. This would make it a criminal offense for Jehovah's Witnesses even to meet together to pray. ...
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