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Original article about Boyarinya Morozova written in Russian by nun Livia.
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.
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.
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.
The right way to make the sign of the cross and the symbolism if it.
Fbout thaditional dress of old-believers
Metanie, is a word of Greek origin. This practice come into general use in Russia and is observed today by old-believers. It means a small ground bow…
About the symbolism, the structure of the lestovka and The lestovka prayer rule for the home.
The council of 1666-1667 led to the tragic division of Russia’s Church
The describtion of the main spiritual centers of old-believers.
The arlicle about different movements among old-believers like ‘bezpopovstvo’ (priestlessness), edinoverie and the reasons of these movements.