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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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Publications of the Moscow Metropolis.

Boyarinya Morozova

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Bows

Bows

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…

Lestovka

Lestovka

About the symbolism, the structure of the lestovka and The lestovka prayer rule for the 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

The describtion of the main spiritual centers of old-believers.

Divisions among old-believers

Divisions among old-believers

The arlicle about different movements among old-believers like ‘bezpopovstvo’ (priestlessness), edinoverie and the reasons of these movements.