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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? The short answer is yes. Patriarch Kirill gives a go straight to heaven indulgence and remission of their sins any ...
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Does the Russian Orthodox Church actively support Putin and his war in Ukraine?

An article in the U.K. broadsheet newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, dated 16 April 2022, by Charles Moore (former editor of said paper) said this about Vladimir Putin and Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow: ...
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Is the Russian Orthodox Church pressing the government of Russia to ban Jehovah's Witnesses?

"Not technically." The Russian Orthodox Church is involved with a subgroup called "Committee for the Salvation of Youth from Totalitarian Cults (“the Salvation Committee”) that's been filing ...
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What is the meaning of the three letters in the halo of the Acheiropoieta?

What is the meaning of the three letters in the halo of the Acheiropoieta? Image of the Savior Nerukotvorniy (Made Without Hands): a traditional Orthodox iconography in the interpretation of Simon ...
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What is the meaning of the three letters in the halo of the Acheiropoieta?

You are right that the letters are ώ Ό Ν (lowercase omega, uppercase omicron, uppercase nu) and it means "He who is", in reference to Rev 4:8b: ESV: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God ...
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What is this icon that Putin touches/kisses at monument of St.Vladimir?

According to the news, https://foma.ru/na-1030-letie-kreshheniya-rusi-v-kremle-vpervyie-sovershili-liturgiyu-pod-otkryityim-nebom.html a shrine with the part of relics of St. Vladimir from the Christ ...
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Who are the people depicted in Dionisius' famous icon of Christ's descent into hell?

Great question! First off, although I'm not familiar with this particular icon, Eastern Orthodox icon have a strong continuity of style (sorry, Wikipedia source). This icon is the same as many others ...
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Is a Saint Joseph the patron of men named Osip?

A boy born in Russia on or near the feast day of some Saint Joseph might thus be named Iosif. Does the name Osip suggest a patron Saint Joseph? Yes, but which Joseph exactly? Let's see some ...
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Is a Saint Joseph the patron of men named Osip?

In Russian tradition a man is named after some concrete saint. His name day is then not the day when some saint named the same is celebrated, but only that one, after which he was named. So, if ...
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The ramifications of the severing of ties between the Eucumenical Patriarchate and the Russian Church

For those not familiar with the situation, on October 15, 2018, a Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church ceased communion with the Patriarch of Constantinople. The Synod's resolution read: ...
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