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1. Christ in the Dungeon

This fascinating wooden sculpture exhibition is running in St. Petersburg through mid-Febuary. For those who cannot visit, we offer a photo feature and notes from the curator.

Tags: religion, religious art, churches, christ
2. Curator's Talk with Lisa Crossman

Join Fitchburg Art Museum Curator Lisa Crossman for an engaging look at the art of Konstantin Simun in his latest exhibition, The Sacred in the Profane.

Tags: religion, art
3. Baptism of the Christ

Russia has its own way of marking Twelfth Night (Ephiphany). But as a Christian holiday it misses the mark.

Tags: ice swimming, religion, orthodox church, epiphany
4. Whoosh, Bark, and Boo

This week was a grab bag of jobs well done, tear-jerkers, and meta-scary stories. Buckle up!

Tags: energy, environment, Halloween, putin, dogs, religion
By Irina Bukharin
5. Butina, Babies, and Baby-making

This week, depressing news about divisions and birth rates can only really be counteracted with a smile over the Orthodox church’s new take on sex.

Tags: religion, orthodox church, moscow, putin, dogs
By Irina Bukharin
6. The Ancient Past, the Near Future, and a Sheepish Present

Time got a little bit wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey as Russia traveled to the future, to the past, and back to the present (and all in one week)!

Tags: siberia, religion, science, cars, kalashnikov, dagestan
By Irina Bukharin
7. Saints Cyril and Methodius

A few words about two brothers who rejected their family's wealth and became known as the Apostles of the Slavs. They never visited Russia, but they translated the Gospel into Slavonic.

Tags: religion, cyril, methodius, orthodoxy
By Linda DeLaine
8. Who Invented the Ancient Slavic Gods, and Why?

How it was that in the eighteenth century Russian mythology was trumped-up in the Western manner? Who wanted it? And where did we get Lel, Yarilo and Zimtserla? We explain everything you'd want to know about Russian fakelore.

Tags: paganism, religion, history, slavs, mythology
By Kasya Denisevich
9. Five Wild Facts about St. Basil's Cathedral

On October 14, 1991, St. Basil’s Cathedral was reopened after six decades. Here are five fun facts in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Cathedral’s rebirth.

Tags: Russia, Moscow, Red Square, st. basil, St. Basil's Cathedral, Pokrovsky Sobor, religion, Ivan IV
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. Great Lent

The Great Lent is forty days when the Church is involved in repentance, fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

Tags: orthodox, lent, fast pasch, religion, easter, paskha
By Linda DeLaine

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