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17.10.2017 15:53

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visits Moscow Patriarchate’s parish in Reykjavik

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visits Moscow Patriarchate’s parish in Reykjavik On 14 October 2017, while in Iceland, His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visited St. Nicholas parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in Reykjavik and the construction site of the first Orthodox church in the capital of Iceland, where in May 2011, upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of…
17.10.2017 15:44

Delegate of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in 4th International Conference for Pastoral Health Care

Delegate of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in 4th International Conference for Pastoral Health Care On 11-15 October 2017, the 4th International Conference for Pastoral Health Care was held on the Island of Rhodes. The main topic of the conference was the understanding of the notion of hope in the context of the Orthodox anthropology.
16.10.2017 23:21

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Russia-China Friendship Association

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Russia-China Friendship Association On 9 October 2017, Bishop Gennady of Kaskelen, chancellor of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church’s metropolitan area in Kazakhstan, vicar of the diocese of Astana, and Mr. Dmitry Petrovsky, member of the central board of the Russia-China Friendship Association, staff member of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External…
16.10.2017 12:51

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union The 147th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union took place from October 14-18, 2017, in St. Petersburg. His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, addressed it on October 16.
16.10.2017 12:49

The bills, discriminating against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, will provoke an even greater religious schism, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill believes

The bills, discriminating against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, will provoke an even greater religious schism, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill believes On 16 October 2017, in his address to the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in St. Petersburg, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia reminded the participants in the meeting about the ongoing legislative attempts to discriminate against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
16.10.2017 9:58

Former head of the Evangelical Church in Germany visits the DECR

Former head of the Evangelical Church in Germany visits the DECR On 13 October 2017, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huber, former chairperson of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg, visited the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and was received by Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, with…
13.10.2017 17:18

DECR chairman meets with head of Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DECR chairman meets with head of Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade On 13 October 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
13.10.2017 16:22

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarch of Antioch and All the East meets with Russian Ambassador to Lebanese Republic

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarch of Antioch and All the East meets with Russian Ambassador to Lebanese Republic On 13 October 2017, Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, met with H.E. Alexander Zasypkin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Lebanese Republic.
13.10.2017 15:40

Russian Orthodox bishop celebrates memorial service at the Russian military cemetery in Romania

Russian Orthodox bishop celebrates memorial service at the Russian military cemetery in Romania On 10 October 2017, Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, currently on a visit to Romania with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania, celebrated memorial service at the Russian military cemetery in Braşov.
12.10.2017 19:02

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at international conference on persecution of Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at international conference on persecution of Christians On 12 October 2017, an international consultation on “Finding the Appropriate Answers to a Long Neglected Crisis” began its work in Budapest (Hungary). With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, took part…
12.10.2017 19:02

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the conference on “Finding the Appropriate Answers to a Long Neglected Crisis”

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the conference on “Finding the Appropriate Answers to a Long Neglected Crisis” On 12 October 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, took part in the opening of the international consultation in Budapest on the persecution of Christians.
12.10.2017 13:40

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Supreme Church Council

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Supreme Church Council On 12 October 2017, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church took place in the Supreme Church Council’s Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
11.10.2017 13:19

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visits Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ankara

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visits Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ankara On 6 October 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople visited the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ankara. H.E. Mr. Alexei Yerkhov, Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey, told the Patriarch about the history and current activities of the Russian diplomatic representation and showed to the guest the portrait gallery.
11.10.2017 12:51

Chairman of Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society meets with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

Chairman of Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society meets with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople Mr. Stepashin informed the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople of the opening of the IOPS’s representation in Istanbul and asked him for assistance in promoting pilgrimage to the holy places in Turkey for Orthodox Christians.
10.10.2017 22:25

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Catholic schools in Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Catholic schools in Italy 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, met with 250 students and a group of professors of Catholic general education schools run by the Society of Jesus in Rome, Turin,…
10.10.2017 13:18

DECR chairmen meets with Czech Ambassador to Russia

DECR chairmen meets with Czech Ambassador to Russia On 10 October 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations DECR), met with H.E. Vladimir Remek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation.
09.10.2017 19:04

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch meets with representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal Throne of Antioch

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch meets with representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal Throne of Antioch On 9 October 2017, at the Patriarchal residence in Balamand, Lebanon, the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, His Beatitude Patriarch John X, received Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of the Great Antioch and All the East.
09.10.2017 16:58

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa with the anniversary of his elevation to the Patriarchal throne

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa with the anniversary of his elevation to the Patriarchal throne His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne.
09.10.2017 16:53

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria, in which he congratulated him on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne.
09.10.2017 15:40

Communiqué adopted at the meeting of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union

Communiqué adopted at the meeting of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union From 6 to 8 October 2017 the Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) held its annual meeting in Moscow (Russian Federation) in the Department of External Church Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow, at the kind invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and…
09.10.2017 15:33

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada with the commemoration day of his heavenly patron.
08.10.2017 23:40

St. Sergius of Radonezh Day marked by Divine Liturgy celebrated by Metropolitan Hilarion at Holy Spirit church in St. Sergius’s Laura

St. Sergius of Radonezh Day marked by Divine Liturgy celebrated by Metropolitan Hilarion at Holy Spirit church in St. Sergius’s Laura On October 8, 2017, when the Church remembers the passing away of St. Sergius the Abbot of Radonezh and Wonderworker of All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), with the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All…
08.10.2017 23:07

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with members of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with members of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union On 8 October 2017, after the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Dormition of the Lavra of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with participants in the off-site session of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches…
08.10.2017 8:59

Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to European Union continue their visit to Moscow

Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to European Union continue their visit to Moscow The Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to European Union continue their visit to Moscow.
08.10.2017 0:31

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates All-Night Vigil at church of the Holy Spirit in St. Sergius’ Laura of the Trinity

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates All-Night Vigil at church of the Holy Spirit in St. Sergius’ Laura of the Trinity Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine officiated at Lesser Vespers with reading of the akathistos at the shrine with the relics of St. Sergius.
06.10.2017 16:56

Days of Russian Spiritual Culture launched in France

Days of Russian Spiritual Culture launched in France The Days of Russian Spiritual Culture in France were launched in a solemn ceremony in Paris. They are held with the support the Russian Ministry of Culture, Russian embassy in France and the Russian Orthodox diocese of Chersonese.
06.10.2017 16:21

8th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America takes place in New Jersey

8th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America takes place in New Jersey On 2-5 October 2017, the 8th Annual Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America was held in Garfield, New Jersey. It gathered together 32 hierarchs carrying out their archpastoral ministry in the USA.
06.10.2017 15:27

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch meets with Syria’s Ambassador to Russia

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch meets with Syria’s Ambassador to Russia On 5 October 2017, a meeting between Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and H.E. Mr. Riyad Haddad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation, took place at the…
06.10.2017 14:52

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the meeting of Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the meeting of Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union On 6 October 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, an off-site session of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union took place at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
06.10.2017 13:56

DECR chairman opens off-site session of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union

DECR chairman opens off-site session of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union On 6 October 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, an off-site meeting of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.