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
e-mail: mmitropolia@gmail.com

The sign of the cross

The sign of the cross

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

Christian clothing

Christian clothing

About the traditional dress of old-believers.

Bows

Bows

Metanie, is a word of Greek origin. This practice came into general use in Russia and is observed today by old-believers. It means a small ground bow…

Lestovka

Lestovka

About the symbolism and structure of the lestovka and the lestovka prayer rule for home.

The council of 1666-1667

The council of 1666-1667

The council of 1666-1667 led to the tragic division of Russia’s Church

The spiritual centers of old-believers

The spiritual centers of old-believers

A description of the main spiritual centers of old-believers.

Divisions among old-believers

Divisions among old-believers

The different movements among old-believers such as ‘bezpopovstvo’ (priestlessness), edinoverie and the reasons for these movements

Russia's Church, from it's Christianization in 988, to the mid-17th century

Russia’s Church, from it’s Christianization in 988, to the mid-17th century

The history of Russia’s Church, from it’s Christianization in 988, to the mid-17th century.

Metropolitan Korniliy celebrated his Name Day

Metropolitan Korniliy celebrated his Name Day

On the feast day of the icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Vladimir His Eminence, metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia, Korniliy, celebrated his Name Day.

All Saints Week in St. Petersburg 

In the communities of St. Petersburg, there were celebrations to commemorate All Saints Week.

The MSDU summed up the achievements of the academic year 

The MSDU summed up the achievements of the academic year 

Another academic year has ended in the Moscow Old Believer Theological School.

The International Conference of "Religious Freedom in the World. The way to dialogue”

The International Conference of “Religious Freedom in the World. The way to dialogue”

The All-Russian Public Organization “The Russian Association for the Protection of Religious Freedom”, as well as the Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations under the President of the Russian Federation, together with the St. Gregory the Theologian Charitable Foundation, held an international conference. Metropolitan Korniliy addressed the conference with a report.

The Borisovo community of Moscow gathered for the first time for a prayer service 

The Borisovo community of Moscow gathered for the first time for a prayer service 

Оn the Feast day of the Most Holy Trinity, a prayer service was held on the site of the former Most Holy Trinity Church in the south of Moscow, in the Borisovo area. Where the church once stood, today there is a park.