News

23.04.2015 11:45

Moscow Patriarchate representative takes part in 69th UN General Assembly high-level debate

Moscow Patriarchate representative takes part in 69th UN General Assembly high-level debate April 21-22, 2015 – the 69th UN General Assembly held a high-level debate on “Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation: Fostering Peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism”.
22.04.2015 22:53

Patriarch Kirill meets with General Secretary of World Council of Churches

Patriarch Kirill meets with General Secretary of World Council of Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit.
22.04.2015 21:04

Meeting of working group for reburial of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich the Younger and his wife

Meeting of working group for reburial of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich the Younger and his wife The State Duma inter-department working groups held its closing meeting for organizing the transfer of the remains of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich and his wife from France to Moscow and for their reburial. The meeting was chaired by State Duma Chairman S. Naryshkin.
22.04.2015 12:34

Department for External Church Relations and Samaritan’s Purse humanitarian organization provide aid to refugees from Ukraine

Department for External Church Relations and Samaritan’s Purse humanitarian organization provide aid to refugees from Ukraine The Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (DECR) has elaborated with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and began realization of the project ‘Humanitarian aid to victims of armed conflict in the East of Ukraine’.
22.04.2015 10:44

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Armenia to take part in the events commemorating the Armenian Genocide centennial

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Armenia to take part in the events commemorating the Armenian Genocide centennial The visit is paid at the invitation of His Holiness Supreme Catholicos-Patriarch of All Armenians, Karekin II, and with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
21.04.2015 18:50

DECR chairman meets with hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church

DECR chairman meets with hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion thanked Georgian archpastors for the efforts undertaken for strengthening relations between the Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches in science and education and wished Metropolitan Nicholas success in defending his thesis.
21.04.2015 2:29

Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its regular session

Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of St. Vladimir’s demise holds its regular session On 20 April 2015, a regular session of the Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the demise of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
21.04.2015 2:16

Paschal reception at Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Paschal reception at Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs A grand Paschal reception took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs House of Reception. It was attended by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, and Russian Federation Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey V. Lavrov.
20.04.2015 23:20

Patriarch Kirill receives Germany’s ambassador to Moscow

Patriarch Kirill receives Germany’s ambassador to Moscow His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received Germany’s ambassador to Russia Mr. Rudiger von Fritsch-Seerhausen.
20.04.2015 22:35

DECR chairman meets with a delegation of executive committee of Kirche in Not charity

DECR chairman meets with a delegation of executive committee of Kirche in Not charity April 20, 2015 – the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with a delegation of the international Catholic charity Kirche in Not (Aid to the Church in Need).
20.04.2015 17:58

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the massacre of Ethipion Christians in Libya

DECR chairman expresses condolences over the massacre of Ethipion Christians in Libya The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent the following message of condolences to Patriarch-Catholicos Abune Mathias of Ethiopia concerning the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians in Libya
20.04.2015 17:52

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians in Libya His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences over the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians.
20.04.2015 17:05

DECR chairman meets of Austria’s ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets of Austria’s ambassador to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Austrian Ambassador to Russia Emil Brix.
19.04.2015 20:50

Prayer in the Church of Antioch Moscow representation for Christian hierarchs kidnapped two years ago

Prayer in the Church of Antioch Moscow representation for Christian hierarchs kidnapped two years ago Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow representation of the Church of Antioch with a special prayer for the two abducted Christian hierarchs – Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo…
16.04.2015 10:49

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter On the occasion of the feast of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to the heads of states with Orthodox tradition. His Holiness congratulated President Rosen Plevneliev of Bulgaria, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos of Greece, President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, President…
16.04.2015 10:48

Metropolitan Hilarion sends Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and public figures in far-abroad countries

Metropolitan Hilarion sends Easter greetings to the heads of foreign states and public figures in far-abroad countries Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Paschal greetings to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; King Felipe VI of Spain; Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein; Mr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of Austria; Mrs. Angela…
16.04.2015 10:30

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Minister of National Defence

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Minister of National Defence On 15 April 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Panos Kommenos, Greece’s Minister of National Defence and leader of ‘The Independent Greeks’ political party.
13.04.2015 19:42

Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas The guest was accompanied by Mr. Saeb Erekat, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee, and Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Mr. Fayed Mustafa.
12.04.2015 23:32

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Paschal Great Vespers at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow On 12 April 2015, the feast of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Paschal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
12.04.2015 10:20

Patriarch Kirill’s Easter greetings to heads of Local Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill’s Easter greetings to heads of Local Orthodox Churches "The miracle of the Resurrection of our Saviour is an immutable truth of the Christian faith, an inexhaustible source of love, the foundation of our hope for the future resurrection of all, and the fulfilment of the promise to become heirs of the Heavenly Kingdom..."
12.04.2015 10:19

DECR chairman sends Pascal greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Pascal greetings to Primates of Local Orthodox Churches "I prayerfully beseech of the risen Christ that he fill your heart with Paschal joy and grant his unfailing aid in your lofty Primatial ministry."
12.04.2015 9:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Pascha at 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 celebrates Pascha at the Church of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street in Moscow Concelebrating with the archpastor were clerics of the church.
11.04.2015 11:26

Paschal Message by Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia

Paschal Message by Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
10.04.2015 3:39

Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Patriarch Kirill meets with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Geek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the patriarchal and synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery.
08.04.2015 16:41

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church finds its helpful to develop cooperation with World Council of Churches

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church finds its helpful to develop cooperation with World Council of Churches On 17-20 March 2015, the WCC delegation led by its General Secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, visited Ukraine in order to find out more about the situation in the country affected by an armed conflict and seek ways to render humanitarian aid to the people affected by it.
05.04.2015 22:49

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Paschal greetings to the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches. Among his addressees are Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, and Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council.
05.04.2015 22:48

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following Paschal greeting to Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
03.04.2015 15:03

Special inter-Orthodox commission for preparing documents of Pan-Orthodox Council completes its work

Special inter-Orthodox commission for preparing documents of Pan-Orthodox Council completes its work The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church completed its third session at the Orthodox Center in Chambesy, Switzerland.
03.04.2015 12:42

5th Advanced Course for newly-consecrated bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church completed

5th Advanced Course for newly-consecrated bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church completed At the conclusion of the 5th Advanced Course, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, in his capacity of the CMI rector, presented diplomas to its graduates.
02.04.2015 20:42

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Rev. Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, expressing his condolences over the death of pastor Dr. Philip Potter who hold the post of the WCC general…