A message from Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on the anniversary of the meeting in Amman
His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine sent a message to the Primates of all Autocephalous Orthodox Churches. The letter was received by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’. His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilus noted that he is writing the letter on the anniversary of the meeting of the Primates and delegations of Local Orthodox Churches which took place in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on February 26, 2020. One of the main goals of that meeting was to find solutions to the Ukrainian crisis.
Patriarch Kirill congratulates Metropolitan Porfirije on his election to the Serbian Patriarchal See
On February 18, 2021, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, had a telephone talk with Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana whom the Bishops’ Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church, at the Church of St. Sava, has elected to the Patriarchal See. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church warmly congratulated Metropolitan Porfirije on his election and wished him much strength and fortitude from the Lord on his forthcoming path of Patriarchal ministry.
Online conference «The Church and the Pandemic» will be held on February 12
On February 12, 2021, at 12:00 Moscow time, the conference «The Church and the Pandemic» will be held online, marking the fifth anniversary of the meeting of Pope Francis and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in Havana.
On February 24, 2021, the round table of the Churches in Europe working group of the Russia-Germany public forum ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ held a virtual meeting to discuss the theme ‘The Pandemic and Its Influence on Churches in Russia and Germany: Challenges and Consequences’.
Metropolitan Hilarion: Christians in the Middle East need our compassion and prayer
Recently the European parliament called upon Ukraine to ban the Peacemaker (Mirotvorets) website, which has become a means of scaring and intimidating politicians, journalists, public and church figures and in general all those whose position differs from that of Ukrainian radicals. Can we expect the European Union to give a just evaluation also on the seizure of church buildings belonging to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the host of the Church and the World TV programme Yekaterina Gracheva asked the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion.
Aid to school for disabled children conveyed by the Russian Church representative in Damascus
On 12th February 2021, the Joint Working Group for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy See held an online session
Primacy of Constantinople is the primacy of service, not of power
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences to His Beatitude Tikhon, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, on the death of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, one of the oldest clerics of the Orthodox Church in America.
Under the pressure of schismatics, the authorities have given them approval to capture a church in Volyn
On 1 st February 2021, the Stavropegic Parish of All Saints in Strasbourg, France, welcomed a delegation of the city administration led by Mr. Jean Werlen, municipal councillor in charge of the city administration’s relations with religious organisations.
Metropolitan Hilarion: Most Christians who lived in Iraq have had to leave that land
How, why and for what purpose Rus became a Christian country
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
The Church’s communication with the world external to her is a special but integral part of Orthodox mission. This ministry is not always the direct proclamation of the Word of God. However, it helps millions of people to see Orthodoxy from various viewpoints and also to come to feel the beauty and power of Orthodoxy.
Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate DECR – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk
The Department for External Church Relations (DECR) carries out an important service standing on the front lines of our Church, defending these boundaries and entering into dialogue with all well-wishers and not only well-wishers. Dialogue is necessary, in the first place, for the defense of our Church so that she may continue carrying out her salvific ministry.