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24.03.2017 13:05

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Swiss ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Swiss ambassador to Russia On March 24, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met with the newly appointed Ambassador of Switzerland to Russia, H. E. Yves Rossier, at the DECR.
23.03.2017 17:14

Working group for cultural cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church meets for a regular session in Moscow

Working group for cultural cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church meets for a regular session in Moscow On March 23, 2017, the Joint Working Group for cultural cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church held its annual meeting at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
22.03.2017 13:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem with his Name Day

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem with his Name Day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron, Holy Martyr Theophilus of Sebaste.
22.03.2017 13:30

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on his Name Day

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem on his Name Day.
21.03.2017 19:02

Metropolitan Niphon of Philippopolis, representative of Patriarch of Antioch to Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, awarded by Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

Metropolitan Niphon of Philippopolis, representative of Patriarch of Antioch to Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, awarded by Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia On March 19, 2017, Archbishop George of Michalovce and Kosice (Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia), who had come to Moscow with the blessing of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, presented Metropolitan Niphon of Philippopolis, representative of the Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East…
21.03.2017 10:13

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over meeting of the Chair of Pedagogy and Theory of Education of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over meeting of the Chair of Pedagogy and Theory of Education of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute On 20 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, presided over a meeting of the Institute’s Chair of Pedagogy and Theory of Education that works in St. Petersburg at the…
20.03.2017 20:41

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in Parliamentary hearings

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in Parliamentary hearings On 20 March 2017, the Parliamentary hearings On Today’s Policy of the Russian Federation Towards Compatriots Living Abroad took place at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
17.03.2017 23:31

Russian Orthodox Church delegation attends interreligious forum in Baku

Russian Orthodox Church delegation attends interreligious forum in Baku An international conference on ‘Islamic Solidarity – A Challenge of Time’ took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was organized jointly by the Caucasus Moslem Board, the State Committee for Work with Religious Entities, the National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, and the Baku International Center of Multi-Culturalism.
17.03.2017 13:38

Delegation of heads of social services of the Coptic Church visits Moscow

Delegation of heads of social services of the Coptic Church visits Moscow On March 11-17, 2017, a delegation of the Coptic Church visited Moscow to get acquainted with social service of the Moscow Patriarchate.
17.03.2017 13:01

Patriarch Kirill meets with Moldova’s President Igor Dodon

Patriarch Kirill meets with Moldova’s President Igor Dodon On March 16, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with President Igor Dodon of the Republic of Moldova, at the patriarchal residence in Peredelkino near Moscow.
14.03.2017 11:04

Metropolitan Hilarion’s pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos

Metropolitan Hilarion’s pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos 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 Russia, was on a visit to Holy Mount Athos from March 11 to 13, 2017.
13.03.2017 17:31

Orthodox Bishops’ Assembly in Germany completes its spring session

Orthodox Bishops’ Assembly in Germany completes its spring session The Spring Session of the Orthodox Bishops’ Assembly in Germany took place from March 5 to 7, 2017, in Munich.
12.03.2017 7:14

Russian Orthodox Church’s representative meets with Metropolitan George of Mount Lebanon

Russian Orthodox Church’s representative meets with Metropolitan George of Mount Lebanon On 10 March 2017, an oldest hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, Metropolitan George of Mount Lebanon, received in his Brummana residence hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East.
10.03.2017 20:40

The oldest cleric of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church is buried in Shanghai

The oldest cleric of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church is buried in Shanghai On 9 March 2017, the funeral service was conducted for Protodeacon Evangel Lu Yafu, 90, in Shanghai. The oldest cleric of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church has reposed in the Lord on March 5.
10.03.2017 20:03

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia On 10 March 2017, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H.E. Ms Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Russian Federation.
10.03.2017 16:03

Patriarch Kirill meets with Colombia’s ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with Colombia’s ambassador to Russia On March 10, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Colombia’s Ambassador to Russia H. E. Alfonso Lopez Caballero, at the Patriarchal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.
09.03.2017 13:35

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church On 9 March 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its regular session under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
09.03.2017 12:31

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the head of Protestant Agency for Diakonia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the head of Protestant Agency for Diakonia On 9 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Dr. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, head of the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development (PADD) in Germany, who has arrived in Russia to look at the social service projects carried out…
08.03.2017 12:45

DECR chairman meets with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs

DECR chairman meets with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs On 7 March 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 of Hungary on his initiative.
08.03.2017 12:35

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with WCC General Secretary

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with WCC General Secretary On 7 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Rev.Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.
08.03.2017 12:30

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at UN conference on the defense of Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at UN conference on the defense of Christians On 7 March 2017, an international top-level conference on Mutual Respect and Peaceful Coexistence as a Condition of Interreligious Peace and Stability: Supporting Christians and Other Communities took place in Geneva on the sidelines of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
07.03.2017 22:27

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Syria’s Minister of Awqaf

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Syria’s Minister of Awqaf On 7 March 2017, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Dr. Mohammed Abdul Sattar al-Sayeed, Minister of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic.
06.03.2017 16:29

The oldest deacon of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church died

The oldest deacon of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church died On March 5, 2017, Protodeacon Evangel Lu Yafu, 90, the oldest cleric of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church, died after a prolonged disease in Shanghai.
05.03.2017 23:42

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on Sunday of Orthodoxy

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on Sunday of Orthodoxy On 5 March 2017, 1st Sunday of Lent, feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Liturgy of St Basil the Great and the Office of the Triumph of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
02.03.2017 17:29

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Israel’s new ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Israel’s new ambassador to Russia On March 2, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Israel’s new ambassador to Russia, H. E. Gary Koren, at the DECR.
27.02.2017 15:50

Molieben of thanksgiving marks the 170th anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem

Molieben of thanksgiving marks the 170th anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem On the 170th anniversary of the establishment of the Russian Orthodox Church’s representation in the Holy Land, a molieben of thanksgiving and a requiem service for the late heads of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission and for all the brethren and sisters who had worked there were celebrated at the Church…
27.02.2017 7:13

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with chairman of Russian-Kyrgyz Business Council

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with chairman of Russian-Kyrgyz Business Council On 26 February 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Ivan Polyakov, chairman of the Russian-Kyrgyz Business Council (RKBC).
24.02.2017 11:43

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulatory message to Primate of Bulgarian Church

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulatory message to Primate of Bulgarian Church His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos, on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of his enthronement.
24.02.2017 11:40

DECR chairman’s congratulatory message to Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria on the occasion of anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman’s congratulatory message to Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria on the occasion of anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has congratulated the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos, on the anniversary of his enthronement.
22.02.2017 21:44

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with president of Italian Bishops’ Conference

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with president of Italian Bishops’ Conference On February 22, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the head of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, at the DECR.