The Russian Orthodox Old Believer Church

The official website of the Moscow Metropolitanate.

Address: Russia, Moscow, Rogozhsky Poselok street, 1A, 5.
Phone: +7 (495) 361-51-91
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Metropolitan Korniliy – Why do Old Believers preserve the rite?

“A rite is an external expression of inner religious feeling”.

Boyarinya Morozova

Original article about Boyarinya Morozova written in Russian by nun Livia.

Metropolitan Korniliy – Church and youth

“Today, almost nothing is said about teaching the importance of chastity, respect for elders, the veneration of historical traditions and the formation of a strong family”.

Znamenniy chant

Znamenniy chant

Hooks or znamena are the symbols used by Russia’s Church in place of notes for inscribing hymns.

The beard

The beard

According to Orthodox teaching, the cutting of the beard is a serious sin and a transgression.

Mitropolitan Ambrose

Mitropolitan Ambrose

On October 28, 1846, the Old Believer Church was joined by the Bosno-Sarajevo metropolitan, Ambrose.

Hieromartyr and confessor Avvakum

Hieromartyr and confessor Avvakum

Hieromartyr Avvakum was born in 1621 in the village of Grigorovo in Nizhny Novgorod.

Biography of metropolitan Korniliy

Biography of metropolitan Korniliy

The future leader of the Church, the metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia, Korniliy, was born on August 1, 1947 in Orekhovo-Zuyevo.

Cases when it is not allowed to enter church and touch sacred objects

Cases when it is not allowed to enter church and touch sacred objects

How worshipers stand in the Old Believer church

How worshipers stand in the Old Believer church

Men and women to stand apart during the service, in different parts of the church. It is fitting to stand upright, keeping your feet together. Arms should be folded on the chest horizontally, at the level of the elbows, one on top of the other, with the right arm on top of the left.

About candles and censing

About candles and censing

Censing and candles are two kinds of liturgical sacrifice to God.

On the veneration of icons and the Gospel

On the veneration of icons and the Gospel

The order of the veneration of icons and the Gospel at the worship service.

Old-believers in the 18th and 19th centuries

The status of old-believers in 17th century Russia was in many ways similar to that of Christians in the Roman Empire, who were forced to hide in catacombs. Russian Orthodox old-believers, likewise, hid from both state and church authorities.

Nikon’s reforms — the beginning of schism

Nikon’s reforms — the beginning of schism

Patriarch Nikon, desiring to change the ancient traditions, began to impose new ritual and liturgical practices onto Russia’s Church, unilaterally. He ascended the patriarchal seat in 1652.

The sermon of metropolitan Korniliy on the Holy Week of the Myrrh-bearing Women

The sermon of metropolitan Korniliy on the Holy Week of the Myrrh-bearing Women

“Brothers and sisters, so that our hearts will catch fire with the all-conquering love for God, we will ask Him to grant us the same passionate and undefeatable love as the holy myrrh-bearing women”.

Preparation for Confession and Communion

Preparation for Confession and Communion

Every christian should confess his sins and receive Communion even once a year. Our article tells how to prepare for it.

How to pray for health and for the deceased

How to pray for health and for the deceased

Hoe to pray for people for health and those who is deceased.

Interview of Metropolite Korniliy about the state of our Church today

Interview of Metropolite Korniliy about the state of our Church today

Interview of Metropolite Korniliy, by the newspaper, Kommersant, about the state of our Church today; August 7th, 2017

The sign of the cross

The sign of the cross

The right way to make the sign of the cross and the symbolism if it.

Christian clothing

Christian clothing

Fbout thaditional dress of old-believers