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On the commandments and principles that guide Old-believers.
On the history of Old Orthodoxy from the time of Christ to the present day.
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.
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.
A biography of the hieromartyr and confessor Avvakum, who led the opposition against Patriarch Nikon’s reforms of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The order of the veneration of icons and the Gospel in church services.
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 their sins and receive Communion at least once a year. Our article explains how to prepare for it.
How to pray for people’s health and for those who are deceased.
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…