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08.07.2020 9:45

State Duma issues an appeal concerning a possible decision of Turkey’s authorities to change museum status of Hagia Sophia

State Duma issues an appeal concerning a possible decision of Turkey’s authorities to change museum status of Hagia Sophia On 7th July 2020, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation issued an appeal to the deputies of the Grand National Assembly (Parliament) of Turkey with regard to a possible decision of the country’s authorities to change the museum status of Hagia Sophia.
06.07.2020 18:02

His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia visits Russian Orthodox Church metochion in Belgrade

His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia visits Russian Orthodox Church metochion in Belgrade On 5 July 2020, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia officiated at the Divine liturgy at the Church of the Holy Trinity, a metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade and congratulated parishioners on the upcoming feast of Ss Peter and Fevronia of Murom celebrated on July 8.
06.07.2020 14:16

Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy issues statement in view of the discussion of a possible change in the status of Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy issues statement in view of the discussion of a possible change in the status of Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site The document published on 1st July 2020, expresses, in particular, concern that “any change in the museum’s status serves no prospect of cooperation; in fact, it moves exactly to the opposite direction of the citizens’ problems around the world, and will nullify every effort of inter-religious contribution towards their resolution…
06.07.2020 10:45

Statement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Statement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed his deep concern over the calls voiced by a number of the Turkish politicians for the change in the current status of Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest masterpieces of Christian culture.
05.07.2020 22:25

Metropolitan Hilarion: Transformation of Hagia Sophia into mosque in situation of today would be inadmissible violation of freedom of faith

Metropolitan Hilarion: Transformation of Hagia Sophia into mosque in situation of today would be inadmissible violation of freedom of faith On June 4, 2020, in the Tserkov i Mir talk-show broadcast by Russia-24 TV channel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, answered questions from presenter Ekaterina Gracheva.
29.06.2020 19:55

Celebration of Ss Peter and Paul feast day in Damascus

Celebration of Ss Peter and Paul feast day in Damascus On 29 June 2020, the feast of Ss Peter and Paul, founders and patrons of the Church of Antioch, was celebrated at the Mariamite Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus.
28.06.2020 20:37

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Lord tells us to seek first the Heavenly Kingdom

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Lord tells us to seek first the Heavenly Kingdom On 28th June 2020, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of ‘The Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Moscow.
28.06.2020 20:27

Metropolitan John of Dubna officiates at consecration of Archimandrite Elisée (Germain) as Bishop of Reutov, vicar of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition

Metropolitan John of Dubna officiates at consecration of Archimandrite Elisée (Germain) as Bishop of Reutov, vicar of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition On June 28, 2020, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan John of Dubna, head of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Rue Daru in Paris.
27.06.2020 17:21

Archimandrite Symeon (Cossec) consecrated as Bishop of Domodedovo, vicar of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition

Archimandrite Symeon (Cossec) consecrated as Bishop of Domodedovo, vicar of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition On June 27, 2020, Metropolitan John of Dubna, head of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Paris.
26.06.2020 10:14

Patriarchal Exarch for Western Europe meets with Catholic Bishop of Monaco

Patriarchal Exarch for Western Europe meets with Catholic Bishop of Monaco Metropolitan Anthony conveyed to Archbishop David best regards from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and extended warm congratulations on his enthronement to the see of Monegasque hierarchs, which took place a few months earlier.