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16.01.2018 21:27

Continued attacks on churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Continued attacks on churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Unlawful actions against parishes of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have continued in various regions of Ukraine. The beginning of 2018 has been marked with a number of wicked actions committed by nationalists including an attempt to block the Kiev Monastery of the Caves and repeated acts of vandalism against…
16.01.2018 20:14

Митрополит Иларион: Физические недостатки не являются препятствием для общения с Богом

Митрополит Иларион: Физические недостатки не являются препятствием для общения с Богом (Russian) 13 января 2018 года в передаче «Церковь и мир», выходящей на канале «Россия-24» по субботам и воскресеньям, председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион ответил на вопросы ведущей телеканала Екатерины Грачевой.
16.01.2018 16:27

Festive divine services in Bali

Festive divine services in Bali On January 14, 2018, the Circumcision of the Lord and the commemoration day of St. Basil the Great, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in East and South-East Asia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the chapel of the St. Sergius of Radonezh community in Bali, Indonesia.…
16.01.2018 12:35

A street named after Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) appears in Cyprus

A street named after Metropolitan Nikodim (Rotov) appears in Cyprus The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the demise of Metropolitan Nikodim of Leningrad and Novgorod, an outstanding hierarch of the 20th century.
15.01.2018 10:52

DECR chairman greets Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai with his Name Day

DECR chairman greets Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai with his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai, hierarch of the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church, on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron, St. Seraphim of Sarov.
15.01.2018 9:36

DECR chairman meets with Apostolic Nuncio in Russia

DECR chairman meets with Apostolic Nuncio in Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk received the Holy See representative in the Russian Federation, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, after the Divine Liturgy at the parish house of the church of the Icon ‘The Joy to All the Afflicted’-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
13.01.2018 18:46

Chapel erected at the site of future Orthodox church

Chapel erected at the site of future Orthodox church In Reykjavik, Iceland, the first divine service was celebrated at the St. Nicholas Chapel mounted at a site that had been allocated by the city council. In near future it will be the site of the first Orthodox church to be built in the country. It will be dedicated to…
13.01.2018 16:58

Christmas reception at Russian General Consulate in New York

Christmas reception at Russian General Consulate in New York An official Christmas reception on behalf of Consul General S. Ovsyannikov and Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in the USA Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk was given at the Russian General Consulate in New York.
11.01.2018 20:25

DECR vice-chairman Archimandrite Philaret celebrates his 50th birthday

DECR vice-chairman Archimandrite Philaret celebrates his 50th birthday Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated his jubilee birthday at the DECR premises on January 11, 2018.
11.01.2018 17:02

DECR chairman meets with the Ordinary of the Armenian Catholic Church of Eastern Europe-Georgia

DECR chairman meets with the Ordinary of the Armenian Catholic Church of Eastern Europe-Georgia On 11 January 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Archbishop Raphael Minassian, Ordinary of the Armenian Catholic Church of Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Eastern Europe.
10.01.2018 12:58

Antoninian Readings at St Sergius Metochion in Jerusalem

Antoninian Readings at St Sergius Metochion in Jerusalem January 9, 2018 – the St. Sergius Methochion, which was opened in a solemn ceremony after the State of Israel transferred it to the Russian Federation for ownership only a half a year ago, launched a new project of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem – the Antoninian Readings.
08.01.2018 20:08

Orthodox children in Syrian Latakia received Christmas gifts from Moscow parish

Orthodox children in Syrian Latakia received Christmas gifts from Moscow parish The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties and the Russian national organization of veterans ‘Fighting Brotherhood’ have brought to Syria and handed over to the Sunday school of the church of St. John the Baptist (Patriarchate of Antioch) Christmas gifts and school stationary collected by the Sunday school children…
07.01.2018 22:03

On the Day of the Nativity of Christ, Patriarch Kirill celebrated Great Compline at the Church of Christ the Saviour

On the Day of the Nativity of Christ, Patriarch Kirill celebrated Great Compline at the Church of Christ the Saviour In the evening of January 7, the Day of the Nativity of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Great Compline at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
07.01.2018 14:41

DECR chairman meets with delegation of Syrian Orthodox Church

DECR chairman meets with delegation of Syrian Orthodox Church On 6 January 2018, at the parish house of the Church of the Joy of All Who Sorrow Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with a delegation of the…
07.01.2018 8:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primates of Local Orthodox Churches with Nativity of Christ

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primates of Local Orthodox Churches with Nativity of Christ His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Christmas greetings to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
07.01.2018 8:00

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches
07.01.2018 3:31

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated Christmas Night Service at church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated Christmas Night Service at church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted in Moscow During the night of January 7, the Day of the Nativity of Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at the church of the Heavenly Queen’s Icon ‘The Joy to All the…
07.01.2018 1:05

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church greets heads of foreign states with Christmas and New Year

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church greets heads of foreign states with Christmas and New Year To mark the feast of the Nativity of Christ and the New Year, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to the heads of the foreign countries belonging to the Orthodox tradition.
07.01.2018 1:02

DECR chairman greets foreign statesmen and public figures with Nativity of Christ and New Year

DECR chairman greets foreign statesmen and public figures with Nativity of Christ and New Year Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings
06.01.2018 11:23

NATIVITY MESSAGE of The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill

NATIVITY MESSAGE of The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns, and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
29.12.2017 22:12

Condolences sent by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church to Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II over the attack of militants on a Coptic church in Cairo

Condolences sent by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church to Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II over the attack of militants on a Coptic church in Cairo His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has extended condolences to Patriarch of the Coptic Church Tawadros II over the attack on the church of St. Mina in a Cairo’s suburb committed on December 29.
29.12.2017 22:11

DECR chairman’s condolences over attack on the Coptic church of St. Mina in Cairo

DECR chairman’s condolences over attack on the Coptic church of St. Mina in Cairo Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk called the attack a dastard and cynical crime. As a result of the attack, nine people were killed and several more people were wounded.
28.12.2017 12:02

Patriarch Kirill chairs the last 2017 session of Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod

Patriarch Kirill chairs the last 2017 session of Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its last session in 2017 in the St. Daniel monastery in Moscow. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
26.12.2017 19:52

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs DECR Board meeting

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs DECR Board meeting On 26 December 2017, at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, a meeting of the DECR Board was held under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
26.12.2017 14:21

Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate attends celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of enthronement of Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya of All Georgia

Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate attends celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of enthronement of Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya of All Georgia On 25 December 2017, the Georgian Orthodox Church celebrated the 40th anniversary of enthronement of His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia.
26.12.2017 12:10

Supreme Church Council holds its last session in 2017 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Supreme Church Council holds its last session in 2017 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On 26 December, at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its last session in 2017 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
26.12.2017 9:27

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Catholic-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II with the 40th anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Catholic-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II with the 40th anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II on the 40th anniversary of his enthronement.
26.12.2017 9:25

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church on the 40th anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church on the 40th anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholics-Patriarch Iliya II of Georgia with the 40th anniversary of his enthronement
25.12.2017 17:22

Patriarch Kirill meets with Zakharchenko, Pasechnik and Medvedchuk

Patriarch Kirill meets with Zakharchenko, Pasechnik and Medvedchuk His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Alexander Zakharchenko, Leonid Pasechnik and Viktor Medvedchuk at the synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.
25.12.2017 14:38

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic visits Moscow representation of Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic visits Moscow representation of Serbian Orthodox Church In the course of his working visit to Russia, President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia visited the Ss Peter and Paul church at the Yauza Gates, the Moscow representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church.