On January 19, 2021, the feast of the Holy Theophany - the Baptism of the Lord God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem, led the solemn divine services at the Church of the Lord’s Sepulcher.
On 19th January 2021, the feast of the Epiphany of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and the Great Blessing of the Waters at the…
On January 18, 2021, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the head of the DECR, met with the chairman of the Palestinian Civil Affairs Committee of the Palestinian National Authority (in the rank of minister) Mr. Hussain ash-Sheikh, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR).
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, over the Sriwijaya Air passenger plane crash in the Java Sea near Jakarta.
On January 8, Archimandrite Alexander and members of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission attended a traditional reception given at the Great Hall of the Throne of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem along with the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Evangelos Vlioras, hierarchs of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem and clerics of…
On 7th January 2021 on the feast of Christ’s Nativity Rossia TV channel broadcast the traditional Christmas interview of His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus Kirill.
to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
During the session held on 29th December 2020, the Holy Synod members discussed an issue of convening the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church in 2021 (Minutes No. 103).
The Primate of the Russian Church participated in the Holy Synod’s session remotely, from the Patriarchal residence in Peredelkino. His Holiness was in the hall where the Holy Synod had historically held its sessions.
On 22nd December 2020, on the initiative of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Association for Protection of Religious Freedom, an online conference on the Plight of Christians in Africa took place at the venue of Rossiya Segodnya Media Group.