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By Los Angeles Times | May 18, 2007
Moscow -- The Russian Orthodox Church formally ended yesterday an 80-year global schism triggered when overseas exiles refused to accept the domestic church's subservience to the Soviet state. In a ceremony at Christ the Savior Cathedral, leaders of the domestic and overseas Russian Orthodox hierarchies signed an act of "canonical communion." The document provides for the full restoration of religious unity under the Moscow patriarchate. The Russian Orthodox Church was torn by the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, a subsequent civil war pitting Vladimir I. Lenin's Red Army against a monarchist White Army, and the flight of refugees abroad.
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By David Horsey | August 20, 2013
Pandering to the Russian Orthodox Church and to the homophobia of a huge share of the Russian people, President Vladimir Putin's government has approved new laws that tighten the screws on gays and lesbians. While this may gain him political points at home, Mr. Putin has further darkened the image of his country internationally -- at least in the parts of the world where human rights are valued. In the United States, Europe and elsewhere, pro-gay activists are pushing a boycott of Russian vodka and discussing a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics set to be held in Sochi, Russia.
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February 18, 2002
EVER SINCE RUSSIA'S Orthodox Church became a separate national body, its relations with the Roman Catholic Church have swung between bad and worse. So it's not surprising that Moscow clerics are on the warpath against the Vatican's decision last week to create four dioceses inside Russia. This move would seem like a simple organizational matter. After all, it brings existing Catholic parishes under a formalized hierarchy. The czars permitted such an ecclesiastical structure in the 18th century.
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By Rachel Marsden | August 22, 2012
If Justin Bieber or the Rolling Stones suddenly decided to stage an impromptu concert in a public place somewhere in America without a permit, would the authorities ignore it and shrug it off? Doubtful. Even buskers performing in the New York Citysubway system can't play without formal authorization from the city. What about taking such a musical performance into a church? If Jennifer Lopez or Madonna just showed up in a place of worship, stripped down to their skivvies and started dancing around the altar, would that fly in any Western democracy?
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | October 2, 1990
MOSCOW -- The Soviet Union officially ended seven decades of religious repression yesterday with a new law guaranteeing millions of believers the right to confess, practice and teach the faith of their choosing.The 341-2 vote by the U.S.S.R. Supreme Soviet marked the total defeat of state atheism in what was perhaps one of history's longest, cruelest and most determined wars against religious belief.The Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations codifies the official tolerance and even encouragement of religion that under the reforms of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev has gradually come to replace persecution.
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April 4, 2008
On Tuesday April 1, 2008 Ruth Elizabeth Service and interment private. Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Andrew Russian Orthodox Church in America, 2028 East Lombard Street, Maryland 21231
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March 23, 2005
On March 21, 2005, PETER; beloved brother of Olga Schluderberg and Nada A. Sansone; dear uncle of Andrea Barridon, Larry Schluderberg, Gail King, Donna Cayer, Joseph Sansone, Paul Sansone and Diane Palacorolla. Friends may call at the WITZKE FUNERAL HOME of CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, (1 mile west of beltway exit 14), on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services at St. Andrew's Russian Orthodox Church, due notice of time. Interment in St. Andrew's Russian Orthodox Cemetery.
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February 24, 2003
On February 22, 2003 CATHERINE"Kasha", beloved mother of Paula Sawka-Ferris and Michael W. Myers. She is also survived by her loving pets. A Parastas Service will be held at the Family owned Leonard J. Ruck Inc. Funeral Home 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale) on Monday at 8 P.M. A funeral service will be held at Saint Andrews Russian Orthodox Church Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. Interment Saint Andrews Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 6 to 9 P.M.
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August 7, 2004
On August 4, 2004, FRANK BOROWICK. He is survived by one son, one daughter, one brother, four sisters and four grandchildren. Panahyda Service at the Kaczorowski Funeral Home P.A., 1201 Dundalk Avenue on Sunday at 7 P.M. Mass in Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery Chapel on Monday at 11 A.M. Visiting hours Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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April 13, 2005
On April 10, 2005, JOHN E. KOWALEVICZ, beloved husband of Patsy M. Kowalevicz (nee Neal); devoted father of Jeff, Thomas and Harry Kowalevicz; dear brother of Joseph and Theodore Kowalevicz; loving grandfather of Amber, Angela, Summer, Autumn and Allan Kowalevicz. A Funeral Service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue, on Friday at 11 A.M. Visiting hours on Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery.
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August 21, 2012
I applaud Russian authorities for convicting "Pussy Riot" - the very name suggesting sex and violence - of committing a hate crime against religion. The all girl punk band willfully, maliciously and blasphemously desecrated a Russian Orthodox Church. Everyone has a right to freedom of expression. This includes those who were attending the religious service in question. These people's rights were obviously denied and violated by the surprise guerrilla invasion. Many of them - especially the older and religiously devout - may actually have been seriously traumatized for life by the devilish antics of these young, radical feminists.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | January 28, 2009
Amid cease-fire, clash in Gaza Strip kills two GAZA CITY: Palestinian militants killed one Israeli soldier and seriously wounded another in a cross-border bombing yesterday morning, prompting an Israeli counterattack that killed a Palestinian farmer and wounded a Hamas fighter. The clash, near the central Gaza border crossing of Kissufim, is the most serious threat so far to the separate cease-fires declared by Israel and Hamas that have largely held since Jan. 18, after a three-week Israeli offensive.
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April 4, 2008
On Tuesday April 1, 2008 Ruth Elizabeth Service and interment private. Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Andrew Russian Orthodox Church in America, 2028 East Lombard Street, Maryland 21231
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By Los Angeles Times | May 18, 2007
Moscow -- The Russian Orthodox Church formally ended yesterday an 80-year global schism triggered when overseas exiles refused to accept the domestic church's subservience to the Soviet state. In a ceremony at Christ the Savior Cathedral, leaders of the domestic and overseas Russian Orthodox hierarchies signed an act of "canonical communion." The document provides for the full restoration of religious unity under the Moscow patriarchate. The Russian Orthodox Church was torn by the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, a subsequent civil war pitting Vladimir I. Lenin's Red Army against a monarchist White Army, and the flight of refugees abroad.
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By [LAKAIIA WILLIAMS] | October 19, 2006
For Russia, with love The lowdown -- Take a journey to Russia this weekend at the Russian Festival, held at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church tomorrow through Sunday. The festival showcases traditional Russian cuisine, music, arts and crafts, dance ensembles and more. Saturday evening's performers are the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra and the Lyman Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Visitors can also tour the Byzantine-style church, create Russian Easter eggs and learn about orthodoxy.
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February 22, 2006
On February 19, 2006, MICHAEL PATRICK, devoted friend of Catherine Scelsi, beloved father of Jeffrey A. Patrick, Sr. and his wife Vicky, Vicki P. Shores and her husband Steve and Wayne M. Patrick. Cherished brother of Vera De Marzio and her husband Nick and the late Mary Powers, Irene Clark, John Patrick, George Patrick and Bill Patrick. Loving grandfather of eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church on Friday 10:30 A.M. Interment Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, February 28th at 11 A.M. Friends may call at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale)
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By Los Angeles Times | September 24, 1990
MOSCOW -- The largest and most historic of the Kremlin's cathedrals was reconsecrated by the Russian Orthodox Church yesterday in a joyous celebration that Patriarch Alexei II said marked the revival of the country's spiritual and moral ideals.Attended by leading Soviet officials and the church hierarchy, the service returned the Cathedral of the Assumption to religious use after seven decades as a state museum, concert hall and all-purpose tourist attraction with its five golden domes and ornate interior.
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October 8, 1990
The Soviet parliament's decision to end seven decades of religious repression is another harbinger of the eventual collapse of communism. It also is an example of how power in the Soviet Union is gradually shifting. For if Soviet people are granted true freedom to confess, practice and teach the faith of their choosing, such a right will inevitably lead to further erosion of the power of the Russian Orthodox Church, which calls itself "the right-believing church" but became a willing tool for its atheistic usurpers.
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By TIM SMITH and TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | October 11, 2005
Area churches play a significant role in the region's musical life, serving as concert venues for a wide spectrum of performers and repertoire each season. Here are notable examples on this weekend's calendar: The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation celebrates its centennial with a concert by the church's choir singing works in Greek and English. The program includes the haunting Song for Athene by contemporary British composer John Tavener, which was memorably performed at Princess Diana's funeral.
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April 13, 2005
On April 10, 2005, JOHN E. KOWALEVICZ, beloved husband of Patsy M. Kowalevicz (nee Neal); devoted father of Jeff, Thomas and Harry Kowalevicz; dear brother of Joseph and Theodore Kowalevicz; loving grandfather of Amber, Angela, Summer, Autumn and Allan Kowalevicz. A Funeral Service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue, on Friday at 11 A.M. Visiting hours on Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery.
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