“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
07 April 2018
The Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called will deliver to Moscow a Holy Fire from Jerusalem
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, on April 7, 2018, on the eve of the Orthodox Easter, the delegation of the Andrew the First-Called Foundation will deliver the Holy Fire from the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Jerusalem to Moscow for the Easter Patriarchal Divine Service in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The delegation will be headed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Andrew the First-Called Foundation Vladimir Ivanovich Yakunin and the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, Bishop of Krasnogorsk Irinarkh, Vicar of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. next..
31 March 2018
Perpetuate the memory of Russian sailors in the Spanish Menorca
Most recently, the portal Vesti.Ru published a report by Maria Sveshnikova on the project to restore the obelisk at the burial site of Russian sailors on the island of Menorca. Portal of Orthodoxy.Ru was asked to tell about this the prior of the church of St. equals. Mary Magdalene in Madrid, Protopriest Andrei Kordochkin, the initiator of this project. next..
22 March 2018
Israel began to demine the place of Christ's Baptism on the banks of the Jordan
The Ministry of Defense of Israel announced the beginning of the demining of the site of the baptism of Jesus Christ on the banks of the Jordan River with the transfer of the defused areas to the believers. next..
21 March 2018
In the new archaeological park of Israel in Megiddo will be presented early Christian mosaic
The mosaic adorned the floor in a large apartment building measuring 30-40 m, where one of the halls was reserved for worship next..
22 February 2018
In nd of biblical proportions, Prophet Isaiah’s seal claimed to be unearthed
Chanced upon near a seal identified with King Hezekiah, a tiny clay piece may be the first-ever proof of the prophet, though a missing letter leaves room for doubt next..
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"Russia in colours" in Jerusalem