RELIGION



In the holy cloud

Parish of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord was organised in 1996 in the agricultural town of Zhdanovichi. There was no temple yet, but divine services were already held in the temporary premises of the former Krinitsa sanatorium medical building. At the beginning of the 21st century, it was decided to build a new church with the blessing of His Eminence Filaret, the first Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus. The decoration is almost finished today. The correspondent learned about the ...

30.06.2022
church , religion , Zhdanovichi , restoration

Better tomorrow – in purity of soul

Ten centuries ago, our ancestors have made a choice that changed the course of history and illuminated the path for future generations. The path of faith, piety and Orthodoxy. In 992, an eparchy was founded in Polotsk — the first in the Belarusian lands. It is from it that the history of the Orthodox Church in Belarus begins. The main celebrations dedicated to the 1030th anniversary of Orthodoxy in Belarusian lands and in memory of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk were held in the ancient city of ...

16.06.2022
polotsk , Patriarch Kirill , religion

Hungary demanded not to include Patriarch Kirill in EU sanctions list

Hungary is against the inclusion of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the sanctions list – as reported by TASS with reference to Bloomberg Photo from BelTA archive As informed, Hungary’s representatives put forward additional requirements to the EU ambassadors, which ‘delay the approval of the sixth package of sanctions against Russia’. In particular, ‘Budapest demanded that Patriarch Kirill be excluded from the proposed list of persons subject to sanctions’, the source said. In ...

02.06.2022
hungary , russia , sanctions , religion

Eternal values

Aleksandr Lukashenko celebrated Easter with fellow countrymen in his small homeland. President visited the Transfiguration Church in Kopys. On this holiday, the Head of State spoke about something that is of great value not only for Belarusians, but for all peoplekind, “Let’s cherish peace… I always said: nothing is needed in case of a war. And these requests and demands of the Belarusian people — if only there were no war — sound so topical today. That is why, in the name of peace, in the name ...

27.04.2022
Lukashenko , Easter , religion , Kopys

Lukashenko: no more devoted and honest clergymen in the world than in Belarus

During today’s Easter service in the Transfiguration Church in Kopys, Orsha District, the President expressed gratitude to the Belarusian clergy Photo: www.belta.by “I traditionally want to thank our clergy. Thank you – those who believe for people, who live for people, who sacrifice their time and their health. As the Head of State, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Be always with your people. There are no more devoted clergymen in the world than in Belarus. And there are also ...

24.04.2022
lukashenko , easter , church , religion

With the protection of St. George the Victorious

A temple complex in memory of the people’s heroic deed during the Great Patriotic War will appear in Minsk. It is expected that it will become not only an ornament of the Chizhovka microdistrict, but also a centre of spiritual transformation. The protection of the Soldier Patron Lyudmila Pasynkova is the daughter of repressed parents, an orphanage, a young prisoner of a fascist concentration camp. She worked at the Minsk Motor Plant, when one day she was injured. The injury limited her, but she ...

14.04.2022
spirituality , religion , church , St. George the Victorious

Interethnic peace in Belarus achieved thanks to state attention

Aleksandr Rumak, the Commissioner for Religious and Ethnic Affairs of Belarus, has informed on the most significant religious and national-cultural events scheduled as part of the Year of Historical Memory celebrations On June 22 nd , an all-Belarusian prayer – For Peace and Calmness! – will be held countrywide as part of Day of Remembrance and Sorrow. In addition, an important and interesting campaign is now in full swing jointly with the Belarusian Republican Youth Union: Restoration of ...

05.04.2022
memory day , religion , Belarus

Heavenly protection

Reconstruction of one of the most mysterious churches in Minsk revealed the secrets of a century ago The clergy and the army have always been inextricably linked in our lands. A striking example of this is the history of the Aleksandr Nevsky Church, located in the territory of the Military Cemetery in Minsk. The temple appeared at the end of the 19th century in memory of the officers and soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish War, and was intended primarily for the 119th Kolomna Infantry ...

20.01.2022
Aleksandr Nevsky Church , religion , history , monument

Places of worship open for believers across Belarus

Religious denominations are grateful to the state for imposing no restrictions on visiting places of worship against the coronavirus pandemic – as stated by Aleksandr Rumak, the Commissioner for Religious and Ethnic Affairs, BelTA reports "Unfortunately, the epidemiological situation remains precarious but I would like to note that the religious denominations express gratitude to the state as it has preserved an opportunity to visit churches. Some admit that their colleagues from foreign ...

18.01.2022
religion , coronavirus , church

Spiritual benchmarks

Lessons from the past and morality as the basis of Belarusian politics. What the President spoke about in the Minsk church. PHOTO BY BELTA On January 7th, Orthodox believers celebrated one of the main religious holidays — Christmas. According to a long and good tradition, the Head of State was with the parishioners on this day. The President lit a Christmas candle in the Church of the Venerable Optina Elders in Minsk and warmly congratulated everyone on the bright holiday. Aleksandr Lukashenko ...

12.01.2022
Lukashenko , christmas , spirituality , religion , church

Light in the reflection of a shard

Vasnetsov, Bruni and Koshelev: the Baranovichi Holy Protection Cathedral contains masterpieces of world art with a very tragic fate The Louvre, the Hermitage, the galleries of Florence and Vienna... Everyone who knows a little about art dreams by looking at the famous creations of renowned artists and sculptors. But it turns out that the masterpieces of world art can be seen very close: in the Cathedral of the Protection of the Holy Virgin in Baranovichi. Why is it so unique and why is it chosen ...

10.12.2021
art , mosaic , religion , temple , Baranovichi

Father Fiodor’s life work

Why pilgrims from different countries go to Tugolitsa church in the Bobruisk District In Tugolitsa, founded in 1924, there was never a church and locals went to Bobruisk to pray, baptise their children and get married. In 2005, they turned to the Bobruisk diocese with a request to organise a parish in their village. It was decided to arrange it in a building from the 1960s, where at one time there was a kindergarten and a post office, which had been empty for a long time and had fallen into ...

15.10.2021
Tugolitsa , religion , books

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