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27.05.2015 19:06

Representatives of Dutch embassy in Moscow visit Department for External Church Relations

Representatives of Dutch embassy in Moscow visit Department for External Church Relations Archpriest Sergiy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for the far abroad, met at the DECR with representatives of the Royal Dutch Embassy in Moscow, Ms. Maaike van Koldam, counsellor, and Mr. Gregory Dempke, expert of the Embassy’s political department.
27.05.2015 16:56

Patriarchate of Constantinople delegation take part in the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture and Patriarch’s name-day celebration

Patriarchate of Constantinople delegation take part in the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture and Patriarch’s name-day celebration On the Day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, the guests from the Patriarchate of Constantinople concelebrated the Divine Liturgy together with the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, an assembly of the Moscow Patriarchate bishops and clergy and representatives of other Local Orthodox Churches at the Cathedral Church of Christ…
27.05.2015 14:19

Delegation from Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Syria

Delegation from Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Syria A delegation consisting of Russian parliamentarians and representatives of public organizations arrived in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid, such as food stuffs and medical supplies, to this war-torn country.
27.05.2015 9:28

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to Mr. Andrzej Duda on his election as President of Poland

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to Mr. Andrzej Duda on his election as President of Poland His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Mr. Andrzej Duda on his election as President of the Republic of Poland.
26.05.2015 13:37

70th anniversary of St. Nicholas’s Cathedral celebrated in Iranian capital

70th anniversary of St. Nicholas’s Cathedral celebrated in Iranian capital On May 22, 2015, the Feast of the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas from Myra to Bari, the Russian Orthodox parish in Teheran celebrated the 70th anniversary of St. Nicolas’s Cathedral.
25.05.2015 23:28

Chairman of Department for External Church relations meets with ambassadors of Slavic states

Chairman of Department for External Church relations meets with ambassadors of Slavic states Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with ambassadors of several states of Slavic tradition at the Church of Christ the Saviour.
25.05.2015 19:31

Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian ambassador to Russia His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with the Palestinian Ambassador to Russia, H. E. Fayed Mustafa.
25.05.2015 14:38

Thanksgiving said in Rome, at the relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, on the Name Day of the Primate of Russian Church

Thanksgiving said in Rome, at the relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, on the Name Day of the Primate of Russian Church On 24 May 2015, Name Day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a thanksgiving was said at the holy relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teacher of the Slavs, in the Basilica of St Clement in Rome.
24.05.2015 23:02

Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture

Primate of Russian Church addresses participants in concert held in Red Square on the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture On 24 May 2015, after celebrating the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Red Square to attend a concert marking the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture.
24.05.2015 22:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with delegation of Patriarchate of Constantinople

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with delegation of Patriarchate of Constantinople On 24 May 2015, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teachers of the Slavs (name day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia), and the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met with a delegation of the…
24.05.2015 18:18

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius Concelebrating were His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church; Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna, Patriarchal vicar for Moscow diocese; Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, Chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate; Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All…
19.05.2015 14:09

OSCE conference on discrimination and intolerance towards Christians

OSCE conference on discrimination and intolerance towards Christians A conference took place in Vienna on ‘Enhancing Efforts to Prevent and Combat Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, Focusing on Hate Crimes, Exclusion, Marginalization and Denial of Rights’.
19.05.2015 12:02

Meeting of the working group on academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church

Meeting of the working group on academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church The Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) hosted a meeting of the working group on the development of academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church.
17.05.2015 20:24

DECR vice-chairman celebrates requiem service for people who died of AIDS

DECR vice-chairman celebrates requiem service for people who died of AIDS On 17 May 2015, the International AIDS Memorial Day, Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, celebrated a requiem service at the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Moscow. Concelebrating with him were archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, rector of the church, and clerics…
17.05.2015 19:52

DECR chairman completes his visit to China

DECR chairman completes his visit to China Metropolitan Hilarion wished the parishioners God’s help and joy over the Resurrection of the Saviour, blessed them and left for Moscow.
16.05.2015 16:32

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Innocent of Irkutsk in Labdarin

Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Innocent of Irkutsk in Labdarin On 16 May 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Innocent of Irkutsk in Labdarin, an administrative centre of E’erguna in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China.
15.05.2015 16:55

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church visits Bulgaria

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church visits Bulgaria The celebrations in Loveč took place on May 11, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Bulgaria.
14.05.2015 22:10

Round table with participation of representatives of traditional religions of Russia and China takes place in Beijing

Round table with participation of representatives of traditional religions of Russia and China takes place in Beijing The Chinese and Russian participants spoke at length about the importance of contacts in religious sphere for consolidation of relations between Russia and China and for friendship between the people of the two countries which was mentioned by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and President Xi…
14.05.2015 20:47

DECR chairman meets with the head of PRC State Administration for Religious Affairs

DECR chairman meets with the head of PRC State Administration for Religious Affairs On 14 May 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Mr. Wang Zuoan, secretary of the PRC State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA).
10.05.2015 22:57

Concert devoted to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s 175th birthday and 70th anniversary of the Victory in Great Patriotic War held at Church of Christ the Saviour

Concert devoted to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s 175th birthday and 70th anniversary of the Victory in Great Patriotic War held at Church of Christ the Saviour On May 10, 2015, after the liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the concert given at the church square.
10.05.2015 22:02

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on 5th Sunday after Pascha

Primate of Russian Church celebrates Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on 5th Sunday after Pascha On 10 May 2015, the 5th Sunday after Pascha, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
10.05.2015 13:18

Patriarch Kirill meets with Macedonian President George Ivanov

Patriarch Kirill meets with Macedonian President George Ivanov On May 9, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Macedonia’s President George Ivanov, who had come to Moscow for the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Victory.
08.05.2015 23:06

Patriarch Kirill meets with President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Rus

Patriarch Kirill meets with President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Rus On May 8, 2015, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met with the President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Rus, at the Patriarchate Chambers in the Moscow Kremlin.
08.05.2015 20:48

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China On 8 May 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, in the Moscow Kremlin.
07.05.2015 22:31

DECR chairman extends condolences over death of two Russian diplomats killed in earthquake in Nepal

DECR chairman extends condolences over death of two Russian diplomats killed in earthquake in Nepal Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, extended the following condolences to Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, over the death of the two staff members of the Russian Embassy in Pakistan
07.05.2015 21:12

Cross-monument is blessed in the Orthodox monastery in Gotschendorf on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory

Cross-monument is blessed in the Orthodox monastery in Gotschendorf on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory On 6 May 2015, the dedication day of the Monastery of St. George in Gotschendorf, Germany, Archbishop Feofan of Berlin and Germany officiated at the Divine Liturgy in concelebration with Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan.
06.05.2015 21:03

Celebrations marking 70th anniversary of liberation of Dachau concentration camp take place in Germany

Celebrations marking 70th anniversary of liberation of Dachau concentration camp take place in Germany On 3 May 2015, the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp took place in the territory of the former concentration camp. The commemorative events are traditionally held on the first Sunday after April 29.
06.05.2015 17:40

Metropolitan Hilarion: Terrorism and extremism in the Middle East continue growing and spreading like a plague

Metropolitan Hilarion: Terrorism and extremism in the Middle East continue growing and spreading like a plague On May 2, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion as presenter of the Church and the World TV program had as his guest the chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Sergey Stepashin.
05.05.2015 18:11

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine takes part in celebrations marking 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine takes part in celebrations marking 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria On 2 May 2015, the commemoration day of the Holy Prince Boris (in Holy Baptism Michael), Equal-to-the-Apostles, the celebrations marking the 1150th anniversary of the Baptism of Bulgaria began in the city of Pliska, old capital of the Bulgarian Kingdom.
05.05.2015 16:05

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in CROCEU meeting on the Role of the Church at the Time of Crisis

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in CROCEU meeting on the Role of the Church at the Time of Crisis On 1-3 May 2015, members of the Committee of the Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) gathered in Athens at the invitation of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece to hold an annual meeting which this year was dedicated to “The Role of the…