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07.07.2015 0:01

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople During their long talk, the sides discussed a wide range of issues concerning inter-church cooperation in the preparations for a Pan-Orthodox Council planned to take place in 2016, as well as other topics on the agenda of bilateral relations between the Patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow.
06.07.2015 21:03

The Day of the Family, Love and Fidelity celebrated in Serbia for the first time

The Day of the Family, Love and Fidelity celebrated in Serbia for the first time On July 5, 2015, the Day of the Family, Love and Fidelity was celebrated for the first time at the Belgrade representation of the Russian Orthodox Church.
05.07.2015 20:18

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir was zealous advocate for the unity of Russian Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir was zealous advocate for the unity of Russian Orthodox Church On 5 July 2015, after the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, spoke in his homily about the late Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan)…
05.07.2015 20:08

Prayer for the late Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan) said at the Church of “Joy of All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow

Prayer for the late Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan) said at the Church of “Joy of All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow On 5 July 2015, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy of All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Moscow.
03.07.2015 11:01

Bishop Savva of Voskresensk attends international congress in Veria, Greece

Bishop Savva of Voskresensk attends international congress in Veria, Greece June 26-29, 2015 – the Greek Orthodox Church Metropolia of Veria held its annual events devoted to St. Paul.
02.07.2015 19:01

Representative of Russian Orthodox Church attends conference on Persecution of Christians in the World

Representative of Russian Orthodox Church attends conference on Persecution of Christians in the World It was initiated by European People’s Party with the aim to call the European Union leaders and EU member states to make the persecution of Christians a priority in their foreign policy.
28.06.2015 15:13

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following message of condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Petros XIX
28.06.2015 15:13

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX In his message to the Holy Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), expressed condolences over the death of His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX.
26.06.2015 19:02

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Vatican Secretary of State and Presidents of Pontifical Councils for Family and Promoting Christian Unity

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Vatican Secretary of State and Presidents of Pontifical Councils for Family and Promoting Christian Unity On June 26, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met with the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
26.06.2015 18:43

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Yevgeny Primakov

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Yevgeny Primakov His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences over the death of Yevgeny M. Primakov
26.06.2015 18:43

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of Yevgeny Primakov

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of Yevgeny Primakov In connection with the death of Yevgeny M. Primakov, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent the following message of condolences to the widow of the deceased
26.06.2015 7:24

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Italian President Sergio Mattarella

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Italian President Sergio Mattarella On 25 June 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
25.06.2015 23:52

Session of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod takes place in Kiev

Session of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod takes place in Kiev On 24 June 2015, a regular session of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine.
25.06.2015 13:17

Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the ROC Supreme Church Council

Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the ROC Supreme Church Council On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its regular session at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour. The meeting is chaired by His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
23.06.2015 23:23

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Russia On 23 June 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H. T. Abdulrahman Ibrahim Al-Rassi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Russian Federation.
23.06.2015 21:46

Metropolitan Hilarion attends the opening of an exhibition devoted to St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles

Metropolitan Hilarion attends the opening of an exhibition devoted to St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), attended the opening of an exhibition ‘The Baptizer of Rus’. Towards the 1000th Anniversary of the Demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles’.
23.06.2015 21:07

Metropolitan Hilarion opens Advanced Courses for heads of diocesan departments for cooperation with the Cossacks

Metropolitan Hilarion opens Advanced Courses for heads of diocesan departments for cooperation with the Cossacks With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Advanced Courses for heads of diocesan departments for cooperation with the Cossacks were launched at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) in Moscow.
23.06.2015 20:14

Working Group of the Organizing Committee for celebrating the 1000th anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its session at the DECR

Working Group of the Organizing Committee for celebrating the 1000th  anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its session at the DECR On 23 June 2015, a session of the Working Group of the Organizing Committee for celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the demise of St. Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
23.06.2015 13:55

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Chairman of the Russian Union of Evangelical Faith Christians S. Ryakhovsky

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Chairman of the Russian Union of Evangelical Faith Christians S. Ryakhovsky Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), received the Chairman of the Russian Union of the Christians of Evangelical Faith, S. Ryakhovsky.
23.06.2015 13:32

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Croatian Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Croatian Ambassador to Russia On June 23, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Croatian Ambassador to Russia, Mr. Igor Pokaz, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Moscow.
22.06.2015 11:19

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill pays tribute to the defenders of the Brest Fortress

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill pays tribute to the defenders of the Brest Fortress His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the ‘The Hero Brest Fortress’ in the night of June 21, which marks the 74th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.
21.06.2015 18:20

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Brest on the feast of the Synaxis of the Byelorussian Saints

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Brest on the feast of the Synaxis of the Byelorussian Saints In the morning of 21 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, currently on his primatial visit to the Byelorussian Exarchate, arrived in Brest by plane and proceeded to the Cathedral of the Resurrection, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost,…
20.06.2015 21:40

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill blesses the Religious Education Centre of the Byelorussian Exarchate

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill blesses the Religious Education Centre of the Byelorussian Exarchate On 20 June 2015, after the All-Night Vigil celebrated in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia proceeded to the building of the Religious Education Centre of the Byelorussian Exarchate and, together with the concelebrating bishops and clerics, blessed the church of…
20.06.2015 21:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Minsk

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Minsk On 20 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Matins at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Minsk.
20.06.2015 20:22

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Byelorussian President Lukashenko

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Byelorussian President Lukashenko On 20 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Alexander Lukashenko.
20.06.2015 18:11

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill lays a wreath to the Victory Monument in Minsk

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill lays a wreath to the Victory Monument in Minsk On 20 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Victory Square in the centre of the Byelorussian capital and took part in the laying a wreath-laying ceremony at the Victory Monument.
20.06.2015 16:07

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill arrives in Minsk

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill arrives in Minsk On 20 June 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Minsk with his primatial visit to the Byelorussian Orthodox Church.
19.06.2015 11:22

DECR chairman’s condolences over the tragedy in South Carolina

DECR chairman’s condolences over the tragedy in South Carolina In his message to the Synod of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), has expressed condolences over the death of people at the hands of a criminal who opened fire in a church in Charleston. Below…
18.06.2015 6:41

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with members of the Commission of the Holy Kinot of Mount Athos

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with members of the Commission of the Holy Kinot of Mount Athos On 17 June 2015, the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) housed a joint meeting of the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and a Holy Kinot’s special commission on the preparation for the 1000th anniversary of Russian monasticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos.
17.06.2015 23:00

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church receives members of the Commission on preparation for the 1000th anniversary of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church receives members of the Commission on preparation for the 1000th anniversary of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the members of the Commission on preparation for the 1000th anniversary of the Russian monasticism on the Holy Mountain of Athos.