“A rite is an external expression of inner religious feeling”.
Original article about Boyarinya Morozova written in Russian by nun Livia.
“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”.
Hooks or znamena are the symbols used by Russia’s Church in place of notes for inscribing hymns.
According to Orthodox teaching, the cutting of the beard is a serious sin and a transgression.
On October 28, 1846, the Old Believer Church was joined by the Bosno-Sarajevo metropolitan, Ambrose.
Hieromartyr Avvakum was born in 1621 in the village of Grigorovo in Nizhny Novgorod.
The future leader of the Church, the metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia, Korniliy, was born on August 1, 1947 in Orekhovo-Zuyevo.
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.
Censing and candles are two kinds of liturgical sacrifice to God.
The order of the veneration of icons and the Gospel at the worship service.
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.
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.
“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”.
Every christian should confess his sins and receive Communion even once a year. Our article tells how to prepare for it.
Hoe to pray for people for health and those who is deceased.
Interview of Metropolite Korniliy, by the newspaper, Kommersant, about the state of our Church today; August 7th, 2017
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