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27.08.2015 11:15

Anniversary of Archbishop Longin’s demise marked in church in Dusseldorf

Anniversary of Archbishop Longin’s demise marked in church in Dusseldorf August the 25th, 2015, marks the anniversary of the demise of Archbishop Longin (Talypin). On this day, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church of the Protecting Veil in which His Eminence Longin was rector for many years.
26.08.2015 12:30

Patriarchal congratulatory message to Protodeacon Vladimir Nazarkin

Patriarchal congratulatory message to Protodeacon Vladimir Nazarkin His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following congratulatory message to Protodeacon Vladimir Nazarkin, assistant to the chairman of the department for external church relations, on the occasion of his 75th birthday
25.08.2015 22:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives delegation of Anglican Church in North America

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives delegation of Anglican Church in North America On 25 August 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with members of the delegation of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), who had come to Russia on pilgrimage, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow.
25.08.2015 19:05

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Anglican Church in North America

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Anglican Church in North America On 25 August 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with members of the delegation of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), who had come to Russia on a pilgrimage visit. The meeting took place at the DECR…
23.08.2015 21:27

Metropolitan Hilarion: Every human being has an opportunity to follow Christ

Metropolitan Hilarion: Every human being has an opportunity to follow Christ On 23 August 2015, 12th Sunday after Pentecost, commemoration day of St Sabbas of Storozhi, 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 to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of…
21.08.2015 14:59

Primate of Orthodox Church of Alexandria arrives in Russia

Primate of Orthodox Church of Alexandria arrives in Russia On 19 August 2015, His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria began his pilgrimage to Russia by visiting the Solovki Monastery. The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandia is accompanied on his visit by Bishop Meletios of Naukratis.
20.08.2015 2:47

Metropolitan Hilarion: Church becomes Mount Tabor for us

Metropolitan Hilarion: Church becomes Mount Tabor for us On 19 August 2015, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolmask, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the “Joy to All the Afflicted” Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya…
18.08.2015 22:50

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with director of Tretyakov State Gallery and director of State Museum of History

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with director of Tretyakov State Gallery and director of State Museum of History Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), met with the Tretyakov State Gallery director Ms Z. Tregulova and the State Museum of History director Mr. A. Levykin.
18.08.2015 17:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Russia’s Ambassador to Austria

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Russia’s Ambassador to Austria Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed Mr. Lyubinsky to the Synodal institution responsible for international contacts of the Russian Orthodox Church. He shared with the guest his recollections of the time when he had served in Vienna, having noted a high level of cooperation between the Russian Church and the Roman Catholic Church…
18.08.2015 12:03

Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria arriving to Russia

Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria arriving to Russia His Beatitude Theodore II, Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, will be on private pilgrimage to the Russian Orthodox Church from August 19 to 20, 2015.
18.08.2015 9:17

Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine’s enthronement anniversary celebrated in Kiev

Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine’s enthronement anniversary celebrated in Kiev On August 17, 2015, the first anniversary of the enthronement of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the solemn Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Assumption at the Kiev Laura of the Caves.
17.08.2015 16:11

Bishop Nestor of Chersonese takes part in celebrations marking 75th anniversary of the foundation of Taizé Community

Bishop Nestor of Chersonese takes part in celebrations marking 75th anniversary of the foundation of Taizé Community On 16 August 2015, at the invitation of Brother Alois, prior of the Christian Taizé Community, and upon the blessing of the supreme authority of the Russian Orthodox Church, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese visited Taizé village in Burgundy, France, to take part in the commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary…
17.08.2015 15:34

Official cancellation of postcard depicting Orthodox church in the capital of DPRK takes place in Moscow

Official cancellation of postcard depicting Orthodox church in the capital of DPRK takes place in Moscow On 15 August 2015, a ceremony of the official cancellation of a postcard depicting the Moscow Patriarchate’s Church of the Holy Trinity in Pyongyang took place at the “Rossica” Philatelic Academic Club.
14.08.2015 7:43

A bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church on a visit to the Philippines

A bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church on a visit to the Philippines From August 10 to 13, 2015, Bishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate administrative secretariat, was on a visit to the Philippines, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
13.08.2015 12:58

DECR staff member takes part in meeting of Old Believers from all over the world

DECR staff member takes part in meeting of Old Believers from all over the world On 7-10 August 2015, an international meeting of Old Believers took place in Ulan-Ude, marking the 250th anniversary of the arrival in Buryatia of the first Old-Rite settlers.
11.08.2015 10:37

DECR staff members take part in congress organized by International Council for Central and Eastern European Studies

DECR staff members take part in congress organized by International Council for Central and Eastern European Studies On 3-9 August 2015, the 9th World Congress of the International Council for Central and Eastern European Studies took place at the Kanda University of International Studies in the city of Makuhari, Japan.
10.08.2015 12:29

A bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Malaysia and Singapore

A bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Malaysia and Singapore (Русский) 8–9 августа 2015 года по благословению Святейшего Патриарха Московского и всея Руси Кирилла руководитель Административного секретариата Московской Патриархии епископ Солнечногорский Сергий посетил ряд стран Юго-Восточной Азии.
09.08.2015 22:26

Metropolitan Hilarion: In our every step we should be guided by the will of God

Metropolitan Hilarion: In our every step we should be guided by the will of God On August 9, 2015, the commemoration day of the Protomartyr and Healer Panteleimon, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka, in Moscow.
08.08.2015 22:17

Russian Orthodox Church delegation arrives on Mount Athos for commemoration of St. Panteleimon

Russian Orthodox Church delegation arrives on Mount Athos for commemoration of St. Panteleimon An official pilgrims’ delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church has arrived on Holy Mount Athos for the commemoration day of the Protomartyr and Healer Panteleimon, the holy patron of the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon.
07.08.2015 8:48

Restoration completed at the Church of St Alexander Nevsky in Wuhan, China

Restoration completed at the Church of St Alexander Nevsky in Wuhan, China On 6 August 2015, the House of Russia-China Cultural Exchange opened at the restored building of the Church of St Alexander Nevsky in the city of Wuhan, China’s Hubei Province. Among those who took part in the opening ceremony were Metropolitan Georgy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas; Mr. Mikhail Babich,…
04.08.2015 13:16

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder visits Cathedral of Resurrection in Berlin

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder visits Cathedral of Resurrection in Berlin At the invitation of Hegumen Daniel (Irbits), abbot of the Monastery of St. George in Götschendorf, Mr. Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany, visited the Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection in Berlin, Press Service of the Russian Orthodox Church’s diocese of Berlin and Germany reports.
04.08.2015 12:43

Clergy and parishioners of St Nicholas Cathedral in New York celebrate the millennium of the blessed demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles

Clergy and parishioners of St Nicholas Cathedral in New York celebrate the millennium of the blessed demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles On 2 August 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St Nicholas in New York. That Sunday the parish celebrated the millennium of the blessed demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
03.08.2015 16:54

Metropolitan Nifon of Târgovişte: Prince Vladimir is truly equal to the Apostles

Metropolitan Nifon of Târgovişte: Prince Vladimir is truly equal to the Apostles Metropolitan Nifon of Târgovişte led a delegation of the Romanian Orthodox Church at the celebrations in Moscow, marking the millennium of the blessed demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles. On the eve of the commemoration day of the Baptizer of Rus’ the Romanian hierarch gave an interview to the…
02.08.2015 19:29

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church with his Name Day

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Georgian Orthodox Church with his Name Day On 2 August, the commemoration day of the Holy Prophet Elijah, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greeted His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia with his Name Day.
02.08.2015 19:28

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia on his Name Day

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia, Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, on his Name Day.
02.08.2015 18:49

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church congratulates His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the anniversary of his enthronement

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church congratulates His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to the Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement.
30.07.2015 16:41

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Armenian Catholic Church

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Armenian Catholic Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greeting to the new head of the Armenian Catholic Church, His Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Krikor Bedros XX.
30.07.2015 14:50

Celebrations to honour Prince Vladimir in St. Catherine’s in Rome

Celebrations to honour Prince Vladimir in St. Catherine’s in Rome On July 28, 2015, the Russian Orthodox Church commemorated the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles. This year the Church also marks the millennium of the demise of the Baptist of Rus’.
30.07.2015 14:37

Russian Orthodox Church representatives take part in events for Patriarch of Antioch’s visit to USA

Russian Orthodox Church representatives take part in events for Patriarch of Antioch’s visit to USA On July 27, 2015, the administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk, at the invitation of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada, took part in the ceremony of presenting the degree of Doctor of Theology honoris causa to His Beatitude John X,…
30.07.2015 14:17

Baptizer of Rus’ commemorated on Phuket Island

Baptizer of Rus’ commemorated on Phuket Island On July 28, 2015, the commemoration day of St Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles, the millennium of his repose was marked in Thailand.