12-2001

Contents of the Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate for 2001

OFFICIAL INFORMATION

       Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Occasion of the Second Anniversary of the Bombing of Yugoslavia and Recent Tragic Events in the Balkans // 5 || 11
       Russian President V. V. Putin Congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia // 5 || 12
       Telegramme by the Chairman of the Russian Government M. M. Kasyanov to Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia // 5 || 12
       Statement by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Acts of Terrorism in America // 10 || 4
       Fraternal Message by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Members of the Bishops" Council of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad // 11 || 14
       His Holiness Alexy II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
       Christmas Message to the Bishops, Pastors, Monastics and All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church // 1 || 4
       Christmas Greetings to the Patriarch of Constantinople // 1 || 8
       Christmas Greetings to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches and the Heads of the Non-Orthodox Churches and Religious Organizations // 1 || 9
       Message to the Bishops, Pastors, Monastics and All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church // 3 || 4
       Paschal Message to the Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics and All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church // 4 || 4
       Paschal Greetings to the Heads of Churches.. // 4 || 7
       Decisions of the Holy Synod
       2000, December, 28-29 // 2 || 4
       2001, February, 22 // 3 || 6
       2001, April, 3 // 5 || 4
       2001, May, 3; July, 17 // 8 || 4
       2001, October, 7 // 11 || 4

CHURCH LIFE

       Services Conducted by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II In every issue
       His Holiness Alexy II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
       Speech of Greetings to the Children of the Russian Orthodox Church who have Preserved the Old Russian Liturgical Rites in Connection with the 200th Anniversary of the Canonical Existence of Old Believer Parishes in the Bosom of the Moscow Patriarchate // 1 || 51
       The Church and the World on the Threshold of the New Millenium. Presentation at the Opening of the IX International Christmas Readings // 3 || 19
       Speech to His Beatitude Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece // 6 || 18
       Greetings to the Participants of the "Religion and Diplomacy" Conference // 6 || 38
       Sermon Before the Prayer Service on Slav Square, Moscow, on the Feast day of the Holy 'Equal-to-the-Apostles" Methodius and Cyril // 7 || 9
       Greetings to the Participants of the Celebration of the 950th Anniversary of the Monastery of the Caves in Kiev // 9 || 43
       Greetings to the Participants of Festivities for the Glorification of Admiral Feodor Ushakov as a Saint // 9 || 49

The Fortieth Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration
of His Holiness Patriarch Alexy

       The Celebration of Forty Years of Episcopal Service by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church by M. Zhilkina // 10 || 10
       Greetings by the Holy Synod to the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church // 10 || 19
       Telegramme of Congratulations from Russian President Vladimir Putin // 10 || 20
       Telegramme of Congratulations from Russian Prime Minister M. Kasyanov // 10 || 21
       Congratulations from the Russian Academy of Science // 10 || 21
       Extracts from an Interview with His Holiness Patriarch Alexy // 10 || 23
       I can never forget the Patriarch"s words of blessing for a single minute... by Vladimir Putin // 10 || 30
       Without the Christ the Saviour Cathedral Moscow would never have acquired her former beauty and splendour by Yuri Luzhkov // 10 || 32
       The Father of Patriarch Alexy rescued me from fascist captivity by Archpriest Vasily Yermakov // 10 || 34

Visits by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II

       Hospitality in the Land of Azerbaidjan by Ye. Polischuk // 7 || 18
       His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia Visits the Republic of Belorussia by Ye. Polischuk // 8 || 22
       Greetings by the Holy Synod of the Belorussian Orthodox Church to Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia on the Occasion of His Visit to Belorussia // 8 || 54
       The Land of Chuvashia by Ye. Polischuk // 8 || 56
       In the Wide Expanses of Siberia by M. Zhilkina // 9 || 8
       A Pilgrimage to Solovki by M. Zhilkina // 9 || 26
       Pastoral Visit by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy of Moscow and All Russia to Podolsk by A. Drozdov // 10 || 37
       The Celebration of the Feast Day of the Holy Protector of St. Petersburg by M. Zhilkina // 10 || 42
       The Visit to the Tula Diocese by M. Zhilkina // 10 || 54
       The First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Visits Armenia by M. Zhilkina // 11 || 23

Nominations and Consecrations

       Nomination and Consecration of Archimandrite Theophan (Ashurkov) as Bishop of Magadan and Sinegorsk // 2 || 22
       The Nomination and Consecration of Archimandrite Seraphim (Melkonian) as Bishop of the Baltiysk, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Smolensk // 6 || 8
       The Nomination and Consecration of Archimandrite Alexander (Agrikov) as Bishop of Dmitrov, Auxiliary Bishop to the Moscow diocese // 10 || 68
       Archimandrite Daniel (Dorovskikh) Is Nominated and Consecrated Bishop of South Sakhalin and the Kuriles // 12 || 7

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       The Annual Diocesan Assembly of the City of Moscow // 1 || 20
       The "Russia Without Drugs" Conference // 1 || 55
       His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II is Awarded the National Prizes of "Man of the Year" and "Outstanding People of the Decade" // 1 || 57
       His Holiness Patrich Alexy II is Awarded the "Russian National Olympus" Prize // 1 || 57
       Appointment of a New Chairman of the Publishing Council of the Moscow Patriarchate // 2 || 31
       Speech of Congratulations Addressed to His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia by Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsk and Kolomna in the Epiphany Cathedral in Moscow // 2 || 32
       The Name"s Day Celebration of His Holiness Alexy II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia // 3 || 13
       An Interview Editor-in-Chief of the Publishing House of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Vladimir Silovyev with the First Deputy of the Mayor of Moscow V. P. Schantsev // 4 || 15
       An Interview with Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations for the "Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate" // 4 || 19
       Celebrations in the Diocese of Korsun on the Occasion of the Seventieth Anniversary of the Metachion of the Three Holy Hierarchs in Paris // 4 || 24
       The Editorial Committee of the "Theological Works" Journal Sits // 4 || 31
       The "Religion and Diplomacy" Conference // 6 || 40
       Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Receives State Award // 6 || 42
       Interview by the Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate" Archpriest Vladimir Siloviev with First Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow City Government V.I. Resin // 7 || 12
       The Glorification of the Founders of the Convent of the Conception Abbess Juliania and Nun Eupraxia // 7 || 44
       The Recent Winners of the Metropolitan Makary of Moscow Prize // 8 || 69
       The Celebration of the 950th Anniversary of the Monastery of the Caves in Kiev // 9 || 43
       Admiral F. F. Ushakov Gorified as a Saint // 9 || 46
       Pedagogics in the Mirror of Modern Life by A. Rogozyansky // 1 || 58
       Pedagogics in the Mirror of Modern Life by A. Rogozyansky // 2 || 38
       Orthodoxy as the Moral Foundation of Overcoming the Life and Ideas Crisis. The Spiritual Experience of the Russian Diaspora in Yugoslavia (1920-1941) by Ye. Bondareva // 2 || 46
       Old Believer Co-Religionists in Guslitsy by S. Mikhailov // 2 || 52
       The IX International Christmas Readings by V. Shlenov // 3 || 14
       Church and Public Celebrations on the Occasion of the Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad by Yu. Klitsenko // 4 || 15
       Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Meet with the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Presidential Administration in the Central Administrative District G. S. Poltavchenko by M. Zhilkina // 4 || 29
       The Fate of the Head of St. Sergius by Hegumen Andronik (Trubachev) // 4 || 33
       Paschal Greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia by Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna // 5 || 16
       The First Pascha of the New Millenium in Moscow by M. Zhilkina // 5 || 17
       A Symphony of Bells by Priest Boris Pisarev // 5 || 33
       His Beatitude Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Visits the Russian Orthodox Church by M. Zhilkina // 6 || 19
       May the memory of the righteous be eternal by T. Krivenko // 9 || 50
       The Jubilee of a Moscow Pastor by Priest Nikolai Skurat // 12 || 15

In the Dioceses

       The Apostle from Heaven by N. Kokukhin // 1 || 81
       News from the Diocese of Blagoveschensk by Archimandrite Tikhon (Romanov), Hierodeacon Yelevfery (Skiba) // 4 || 54
       Religious Education and Spiritual Enlightenment in the Diocese of Ivanov in the 1990s by A. Fedotov // 5 || 42
       A Church of Grief and Joy: the Opening of the Nativity Church in Irkutsk by L. Listova // 5 || 54
       The "Russian Golgotha". Liturgy for the Departed at Butovo by Priest Kirill Kaleda // 6 || 64
       The Translation of the Relics of the Righteous St. Alexy Mechev // 11 || 34
       Message by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia on the Translation of the Relics of the Righteous St. Alexy Mechev in Moscow // 11 || 36
       The Consecration of the Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Smolensk // 12 || 18

Chronicle

       Letter by Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine to Pope John Paul II // 3 || 24

In Memoriam

       The Demise of His Beatitude Diodoros, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine // 1 || 92
       In Memory of Priest Vladimir Slobodin by Hegumen Philip (Filipov) // 2 || 55
       Hegumen Barsonophius (Dumkin) by Archpriest Gennady Andriyanov // 2 || 56
       Archpriest Valentin Tyurgashkin by Priest Georgy Lankin // 3 || 26
       Archpriest Ignaty Stadnyuk by Archpriest Anatoly Stadnyuk // 3 || 28
       Archpriest Alexander Karasev by Priest Nikolai Karasev // 4 || 59
       To the Memory of Archimandrite Panteleimon (Stepanenko) by Archpriest Nikolai Sokolov // 5 || 57
       Hegumen Tikhon (Penyaev) by Archpriest Nikolai Sokolov,Archpriest Alexander Albarov // 6 || 68
       Archimandrite Amvrosy (Borodachev) by Deacon Dionisy Komchikhin // 9 || 71
       Archpriest Vasily Pavlov by Andrei Salnikov // 9 || 73
       In Memory of Bishop Anthony of Barnaul and the Altai by Hegumen Andrei (Tarasov) // 11 || 39
       Archpriest Peter Sologub // 11 || 41
       In Memory of Protopresbyter Alexander Kiselyov by A. Zolotov-Svetozarov // 12 || 24

The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia

       The Spiritual Heroes of Piety of Alma-Ata by T. Vernenskaya // 5 || 35

Orthodox Youth Congress

       The First Orthodox Youth Congress in Moscow by M. Zhilkina // 6 || 43
       Speech by His Holiness Alexy II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, at the Opening of the Orthodox Youth Congress // 6 || 47
       Greetings by His Beatitude Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece // 6 || 50
       Presentation by Archbishop Alexander of Kostroma and Galich, Chairman of the Synodal Department for Youth Affairs // 6 || 52
       The Creation of an All-Russian Orthodox Public Youth Association // 6 || 62
       The Diocesan Departments for Youth Affairs // 6 || 62
       Appeal to the Youth // 6 || 62

The Sixtieth Anniversary of the Pskov Orthodox Mission // 9 || 57

       Reminiscences by Protopresbyter Alexander Kiselev // 9 || 58
       The Pskov Mission by Olga Raeskaya-Hughes // 9 || 58
       Christ the Victor by Archpriest Georgy Benigsen // 9 || 62
       In Memory of Father Konstantin Shakhovskoi by Archpriest Vladimir Popov // 9 || 66

SERMON

       Ministry as Salvation by Archbishop Yevlogy of Vladimir and Suzdal // 1 || 94
       The 950th Anniversary of the Baptism of Russia by Archbishop John (Maximovich). // 2 || 59
       The Spiritual Condition of the Russian Emigration by Archbishop John (Maximovich). // 2 || 64
       Sermon by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia on Forgiveness Sunday // 3 || 30
       Deny Yourself and Take up Your Cross by Archpriest Sergei Pravdolyubov // 3 || 32
       Through Faith, Prayer and Fasting by Archpriest Sergei Pravdolyubov // 3 || 34
       Let us Bring Our Lives Before the Lord by Archpriest Sergei Pravdolyubov // 3 || 37
       Sermon for the Third Week of Holy Pascha by Archpriest Seraphim Sokolov // 4 || 62
       The Power of the Holy Spirit by Hegumen Hilarion (Alfeyev) // 5 || 60
       "On Those Held Captive in Hell" by Hegumen Hilarion (Alfeyev) // 5 || 62
       The Human Countenance of God by Hegumen Hilarion (Alfeyev) // 5 || 63
       Four Forms of Humility by Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov // 6 || 70
       Silence and Amazement by Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov // 6 || 72
       The First Among the Apostles by Archpriest Boris Balashov // 7 || 48
       Sermon on the Feast Day of the Beheading of St John the Baptist. On the Vileness of a Dissolute Life by Archpriest Nikolai Bogolyubsky // 8 || 76
       The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus by Hegumen Hilarion (Alfeyev) // 11 || 43
       The Good Samaritan by Hegumen Hilarion (Alfeyev) // 11 || 44
       The Woman Healed on the Sabbath by Hegumen Hilarion (Alfeyev) // 11 || 46
       On Orthodox Marriage by Archbishop Vladimir of Tashkent and Central Asia // 12 || 30
      

THE LIFE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

       The Enthronement of His Beatitude Ireneaus I, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine // 10 || 76
       Message by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy of Moscow and All Russia on the Occasion of the Enthronement of His Beatitude Ireneaus I, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine // 10 || 78
       Biography of His Beatitude the Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, Syria, Arabia, the Jordan, Cana of Galilee and Holy Zion Ireneaus I // 10 || 80

CHURCH AND SOCIETY

The VII Plenum of the Synodal Theological Commission

       The Session of the Synodal Theological Commission by Ye. Polischuk // 3 || 41
       A Matter of the Conciliar Mind of the Church by Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk and Slutsk // 3 || 64
       The Problem of the Number 666 by M. Ivanov // 3 || 72
       Be Afraid of Dividing the Church by Archimandrite John Krestyankin // 3 || 78
       Final Document // 3 || 82

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       The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Meets with the Chairman of the Government of the Union Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran ii by M. Zhilkina // 5 || 65
       The "Orthodoxy and Russian State from the 10th to the 20th Century" Exhibition by M. Zhilkina // 6 || 75
       Religion and Diplomacy: The Inter-action between the Department for External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Foreign Ministry by Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk andKaliningrad // 7 || 51
       The Religious Education of the Deaf in Pre-Revolutionary Russia by D. Balashov // 7 || 62
       The "Glas" Russian Religious Theatre by Archpriest Georgy Dokukin // 9 || 76
       Witte versus Pobedonostsev: The Debate on Church Reforms in the Spring and Summer of 1905 by Priest Georgy Orekhanov // 11 || 48

THEOLOGY

       Liturgical Reforms in the History of the Russian Orthodox Church and their Characteristic Features by A. Pentkovsky // 2 || 72
       The Constantinople and Jerusalem Ordos by A. Pentkovsky // 4 || 64
       The Studite Ordo and the Orders of the Studite Tradition by A. Pentkovsky // 5 || 69
       The Freedom of the Christian, the Freedom of the Church and Religious Freedom by A. Osipov // 7 || 66

The "Most Holy Trinity"Theological and Philosophical Conference

       Greeting by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia // 8 || 80
       Introductory Remarks by Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch and Chairman of the Synodal Theological Commission // 8 || 82

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       The Conference on the Church's Teaching on the Human Person // 12 || 52
       Greetings by His Holiness Alexy II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, to the Conference Participants // 12 || 54
       Introductory remarks by the Chairman of the Synodal Theological Commission Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk and Slutsk // 12 || 57
       The Theology of Hymnographic Forms by Priest Pavel Khondzinsky // 12 || 66

CHRISTIAN ANTIQUITIES

       The Tsarevokokshaisk (Myrrh-Bearers') Miraculous Icon of the Mother of God and the Myrrhbearers' Convent by S. Gnutova // 3 || 87

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       "The 2000th Anniversary of the Nativity of Christ" - A New Series of Compact Discs and Audio Cassettes // 1 || 96
       Congratulations on the Jubilee! // 7 || 73

Legal Consultation

       Letter by Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia to the Leaders of Church Organizations in the Russian Federation // 7 || 74
       Resolution of the Russian Government on the Non-Obligation of Payment of Taxes on Objects for Religious Use Produced and Sold by Religious Organizations // 7 || 75
       Resolution of the Russian Government on the Means of Transfer to Religious Organizations of Property for Religious Use Owned by the Federal Government // 7 || 77
       Forthcoming Changes in the Law by V. Kalinin // 11 || 71
       Russian Federation Land Code is adopted by V. Kalinin // 12 || 83
       For Information by V. Kalinin // 12 || 84

Correspondence

       A Reader's Letter // 4 || 79

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       The Contents of the "Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate" for the Year 2001 // 12 || 85