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PASCHAL MESSAGE by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

19.04.2014 15:13 · New documents, Patriarchal Ministry

to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Catholic Archbishop of Barcelona Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Catholic Archbishop of Barcelona
16.04.2014 15:06 · photo ·Inter-Christian relations, DECR Chairman
They discussed a wide range of issues concerning cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Catalonia, especially in cultural and educational areas.


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts in Barcelona Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts in Barcelona
16.04.2014 15:03 · photo ·The Far Abroad, DECR Chairman, Sermons
He was assisted Hegumen Seraphim (Pavlov), rector of the church, Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, and the parish clergy.


Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to Patriarch elect Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to Patriarch elect Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church
16.04.2014 13:32 · photo ·Inter-Christian relations, New documents, Patriarchal Ministry
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, congratulating him on the election as Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church.


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends message of greeting to Primate elect of the Syriac Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends message of greeting to Primate elect of the Syriac Orthodox Church
16.04.2014 13:31 · photo ·Inter-Christian relations, New documents, DECR Chairman
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II on his election to the throne of Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church.


DECR chairman expresses condolences to the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon over demise of his predecessor DECR chairman expresses condolences to the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon over demise of his predecessor
15.04.2014 13:02 · photo ·Inter-Christian relations, New documents, DECR Chairman
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following condolences to His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphaël I Sako over the demise of his predecessor, His Beatitude Patriarch Emeritus Emmanuel III Cardinal Delly


DECR chairman meets with Catholic Archbishop of Madrid DECR chairman meets with Catholic Archbishop of Madrid
15.04.2014 09:50 · photo ·Meetings, Heterodoxes, Inter-Christian relations, DECR Chairman
On April 14, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), currently in Spain with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena Cathedral in Madrid.


Spanish version of Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility. In Search of Harmony’ is presented in Madrid Spanish version of Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility. In Search of Harmony’ is presented in Madrid
15.04.2014 09:34 · photo ·The Far Abroad, Inter-Christian relations, DECR Chairman
The DECR chairman noted that both the Spaniards and the Russian are characterized by a strong religious feeling. Both nations have similar mentality and perception of the world, and therefore we hope that the Spanish readers will be interested in the presented book.


Union of Orthodox Women of Ukraine holds a forum in Dnepropetrovsk Union of Orthodox Women of Ukraine holds a forum in Dnepropetrovsk
14.04.2014 17:02 · photo ·
Over 500 leaders and activists of much public organization throughout Ukraine took part in the forum, which was opened by Metropolitan Iriney of Dnepropetrovsk and Pavlograd.


On the Day of Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in Spanish capital On the Day of Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy in Spanish capital
13.04.2014 23:47 · photo ·The Far Abroad, DECR Chairman
On April 13, 2014, the Day of the Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Russian Orthodox church of St. Mary Magdalene in Madrid. Among numerous worshippers were Russian Ambassador Yu. Korchagin and his wife.


Patriarch Kirill congratulates the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Slava, the day of his family’s patron saint Patriarch Kirill congratulates the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Slava, the day of his family’s patron saint
12.04.2014 15:40 · photo ·Inter-Orthodox relations, New documents, Patriarchal Ministry
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill has sent to Patriarch Irinej of Serbia the following message of greetings on the occasion of Slava, the day of his family’s patron saint.


DECR chairman sends Patriarch Irinej of Serbia message of greetings on the occasion of Slava, the day of his family’s patron saint DECR chairman sends Patriarch Irinej of Serbia message of greetings on the occasion of Slava, the day of his family’s patron saint
12.04.2014 15:39 · photo ·Inter-Orthodox relations, New documents, DECR Chairman
In his message to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, greets him on the occasion of Slava.


DECR chairman receives new representative of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia DECR chairman receives new representative of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia
12.04.2014 14:52 · photo ·Meetings, Inter-Orthodox relations, Orthodox hierarchs and Church leaders, DECR Chairman
On April 10, 2014, a meeting took place between Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, and the newly appointed rector of the Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, Archimandrite Seraphim Shemyatovsky, who has come to serve in Moscow from Czechia.


Working group on cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds its regular session Working group on cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds its regular session
11.04.2014 15:13 · photo ·
Discussed at the session were issues pertaining to the situation of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in first session of Organizing Committee of the 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in first session of Organizing Committee of the 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings
11.04.2014 00:17 · photo ·DECR Chairman
On 10 April 2014, the first session of the Organizing Committee of the 23rd International Educational Christmas Readings “Prince Vladimir. Russia’s Civilization Choice” took place at the St Sergius Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.


Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Slovenia’s Ambassador Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Slovenia’s Ambassador
10.04.2014 17:16 · photo ·Meetings, The Far Abroad, Foreign ambassadors, DECR Chairman
On 10 April 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Primož Šeligo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Russian Federation.


DECR chairman meets with British Ambassador to Russia DECR chairman meets with British Ambassador to Russia
10.04.2014 16:22 · photo ·Meetings, The Far Abroad, Foreign ambassadors, DECR Chairman
Topical issues pertaining to cooperation were discussed. Metropolitan Hilarion told the guests about the stand of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the situation in Ukraine and also about the current state of dialogue with the Church of England.


Delegation of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs visit St. Sergius Monastery of the Trinity and Moscow Theological Schools Delegation of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs visit St. Sergius Monastery of the Trinity and Moscow Theological Schools
10.04.2014 12:29 · photo ·
Answering questions from students, Prof. Mehmet Paçaci spoke about the protection of architectural and cultural monuments including measures for preserving traces of Christian heritage in them and stressed the need for a competent approach to be made in studying them.


Metropolitan Hilarion administers the rite of reuniting those who temporarily fell away from the Orthodox Church Metropolitan Hilarion administers the rite of reuniting those who temporarily fell away from the Orthodox Church
10.04.2014 06:13 · photo ·DECR Chairman
The rite of reunification is administered in this church twice a year. On April 9, fifty four people renounced heathenism, sectarian delusions and schismatic false belief by pledging on the Gospel allegiance to the Church. After the oath, Metropolitan Hilarion laid his homophor on the head of each of those who reunited with the Church.


Second meeting of the working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey takes place at the Department for External Church Relations Second meeting of the working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey takes place at the Department for External Church Relations
09.04.2014 12:58 · photo ·The Far Abroad, DECR Chairman
The meeting was held at the DECR premises on April 8, 2014, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, usually referred to as Diyanet.


Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the head of Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
09.04.2014 12:57 · photo ·Meetings, The Far Abroad, Interreligious contacts, DECR Chairman, Representatives of government
On 8th April 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, usually referred to as Diyanet.


Metropolitan Hilarion: the Mother of God always comes to our aid and always hears our prayers Metropolitan Hilarion: the Mother of God always comes to our aid and always hears our prayers
08.04.2014 00:42 · photo ·DECR Chairman, Sermons
After the liturgy, Metropolitan Hilarion addressed the congregation, delivering a sermon on the meaning of the Annunciation as not only a fruit of Divine providence and action but also human participation and contribution in the person of the Most Holy Mother of God, who humbly accepted God’s blessing to the human race through the Incarnation of the Son of God.


DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of Metropolitan Ioann of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Serbian Church DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of Metropolitan Ioann of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Serbian Church
05.04.2014 16:43 · photo ·Inter-Orthodox relations, New documents, DECR Chairman
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, in the following letter to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, expressed condolences over the demise of Metropolitan Ioann of Zagreb and Ljubljana


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