“Orthodox pilgrimage is old and revered tradition in our christloving people. It is sanctified by feets of Christ Savour himself, who according Gospel, together with His Pure Mother and holy ritheous Josef went “to Jerusalem for feast of Pesach” /Lk 2:41/.
During all centuries Church hierarchs, pastors, monks and many regular people striving to worship and pray at Orthodox shrines followed this tradition.
Now after long godfighting period there is growing strive in our people to visit places of earthly exploit of Lord Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saints. Many thousands of pilgrims as centuries ago go for pilgrimage to touch shrines, to receive healing in monks monasteries, to have fellowship with brothers and sisters in faith. Pilgrimage routs are multiplying, geography of them is expanding.
Pilgrimage to Holy Places is important part of Orthodox way of life. At the same time for many our contemporaries especially needed spiritual mentoring and teaching road to Holy Places becomes starting point of way to Christ”.
His Holyness Patriarch of Moskow and All Russia Alexei II
Tomb of Christ
08 January 2019
For Christmas, a children's liturgy is served at the Russian monastery on Eleone. January 7, 2019
Every year at Christmas, adults and children have their own expectations, primarily related to miracles, gifts, Santa Claus, especially cold weather, the completion of Christmas Lent and various other important things. next..
07 January 2019
Teenagers shot a missionary video for the Nativity of Christ
The teenagers of the club "Pilgrimiya" made their own step towards understanding one of the main events in the life of humanity - the Nativity of Christ. next..
01 January 2019
Happy New Year 2019 and bright Christmas holiday!
Dear visitors of our portal, we congratulate you on the New Year 2019 and the feast of the Nativity of Christ! next..
31 December 2018
Thank you for 2018!
The editor-in-chief of the site Pavel Viktorovich Platonov tells about the results of the year next..
04 December 2018
Israel found gold coins of the era of the Crusades
Israeli archaeologists working on the excavations of the ancient city of Caesarea, discovered a jar hidden over 900 years ago with gold coins. next..
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