“What If Orthodox Priests Became Cosmonauts?”: Artist Unites Two Russian Pillars In His Paintings

Russian digital painter Vladimir Malakhovsky has created a series of bold canvases. He’s combined two subjects, both of which are very important in Russia: Space exploration vs the Orthodox church. Continue reading »

Orthodox Priests Will Bless Anything!

The Second Vatican Council Document Orientalium Ecclesiarum, The Decree on the Catholic Churches of the East, says:

“All members of the Eastern Rite should know and be convinced that they can and should always preserve their legitimate liturgical rite and their established way of life…” (no. 6) Continue reading »

“Don’t Think About The End At The End”: Weird Advertising For An Orthodox Cemetery

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Some weird advertising for the “Saint Michael Orthodox Christian Cemetery“. Advertising for cemetery is something you don’t see everyday, if on top of that it their’re weird… Continue reading »

Sparkling City Of Moscow Celebrates Orthodox Christmas In A Magical Flurry Of Snow And Light

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Photographer Kristina Makeeva masterfully uses her camera to capture the magic of Moscow during the winter season. On January 7th, she continued to do so while celebrating Orthodox Christmas—not by going to church, but by visiting Russia’s iconic sites to reflect on her country’s beauty and history. At Moscow’s Red Square, Kremlin, and the locations of many spectacular light displays, Makeeva engaged with these dreamy settings filled with a flurry of bright lights and colorful energy. Continue reading »

The Image of an Orthodox Church in a Modern Architectural Solution


Some time ago, The Union of Architects of Russia and Union of Philanthropy Organizations of Russia have announced a competition called “The Image of an Orthodox Church in a Modern Architectural Solution”. The competition will conclude with the selection of the 10 best architectural projects, which wil be put on display at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.

“First of all the projects should be focused not on stylizing cathedral architecture of past eras but rather on expressing in the image of the cathedral traditional features alongside modern aesthetics,” the organizers note.

The jury and expert council include representatives of the architecture community and the Russian Orthodox Church as well as historians of church architecture.

Take a look at some fantastic examples below! Continue reading »

Beit Shemesh Yoga Studio for Ultra-Orthodox

Yoga Studio for ultra-Orthodox located at Ramat Beit Shemesh Nachal zohar 4/8, Israel. Separate classes for men, women and children. Occupations look quite funny. In photographs by Michal Fattal. Continue reading »

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