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

Christian life

Christian life

A true Christian lives by the Church and for the Church. He is whole: for him there is no separation between personal and public life, and he always tries to act according to the commandments. There are certain rules for the life of a Christian.

The main provisions of ancient Orthodoxy

The main provisions of ancient Orthodoxy

On the commandments and principles that guide Old-believers.

The history of Orthodoxy, preserved by the Old Rite Church

The history of Orthodoxy, preserved by the Old Rite Church

On the history of Old Orthodoxy from the time of Christ to the present day.

The church feast day of the Saint Nicholas side-chapel at Rogozhskoe

The church feast day of the Saint Nicholas side-chapel at Rogozhskoe

The church feast day of one of the side-chapels of the Intercession Cathedral was celebrated at Rogozhskoe.

The episcopal consecration of the newly-appointed bishop Andrei of the Samara-Saratov Diocese

The episcopal consecration of the newly-appointed bishop Andrei of the Samara-Saratov Diocese

The episcopal consecration of the monk-priest Andrei (Kladiyev) took place in the Intercession Cathedral at Rogozhskoe in Moscow.

Metropolitan Korniliy - Why do old-believers preserve the rite?

Metropolitan Korniliy – Why do old-believers preserve the rite?

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

Boyarinya Morozova

Boyarinya Morozova

A biography of Boyarinya Morozova, the famous old-believer who died a martyr against the reforms of the Russian Orthodox Church. Original article written in Russian by nun Livia.

Metropolitan Korniliy – Church and youth

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”.

Chairmen of Old-believer communities living outside of Russia visited Rogozhskoe in Moscow

Chairmen of Old-believer communities living outside of Russia visited Rogozhskoe in Moscow

Chairmen of Old-believer communities living outside of Russia visited Rogozhskoe in Moscow.

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

A biography of the hieromartyr and confessor Avvakum, who led the opposition against Patriarch Nikon’s reforms of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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.

How worshipers stand in the Old-Rite church

How worshipers stand in the Old-Rite church

The appropriate behavior during church services.

About candles and censing

About candles and censing

Censing and candles are two kinds of liturgical sacrifices 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 in church services.

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.