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30.03.2015 20:46

Special inter-Orthodox commission for preparing documents for Pan-Orthodox Council begins its 3d session

Special inter-Orthodox commission for preparing documents for Pan-Orthodox Council begins its 3d session The Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for preparing documents for a Pan-Orthodox Council began its 3d session at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Orthodox center in Chambesy.
30.03.2015 17:07

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his visit to Metropolia of Tatarstan

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his visit to Metropolia of Tatarstan Metropolitan Hilarion presented certificates of the Metropolia of Tatarstan’s grants to winners of the youth social contest ‘Love! Live! Act!’ The grants had been established to involve Orthodox youth in promoting socially significant initiatives.
30.03.2015 9:11

Moscow worshippers embroider a cover for the tomb of St. David of Gareji

Moscow worshippers embroider a cover for the tomb of St. David of Gareji Rector of the church, archpriest Ioann Kaleda told those present about St. David who had lived in the 6th century and about the monasteries he founded which bear his name and are located some 60 km from Tbilisi.
29.03.2015 23:08

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Kazan Theological Seminary

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Kazan Theological Seminary At the entrance to the Church of St John of Kronstadt, Metropolitan Hilarion was met by Hegumen Yevfimiy (Moiseyev), rector of the Theological school.
29.03.2015 0:33

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Farid Mukhametshin, Chairman of Tatarstan State Council

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Farid Mukhametshin, Chairman of Tatarstan State Council They discussed the relationship between the Muslim and Orthodox communities in Tatarstan and noted the unique experience of cooperation between them, as well as the high level of inter-ethnic relations.
28.03.2015 23:48

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at forum held in Kazan Federal University

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at forum held in Kazan Federal University Metropolitan Hilarion spoke on the topic “Faith as Shaping Power and Basis of Civilizational Stability of the State”.
28.03.2015 15:55

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Liturgy at Monastery of Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Kazan

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Liturgy at Monastery of Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Kazan The monastery was built in the 16th century at the place of the finding of the miracle-working icon of the Heavenly Queen.
28.03.2015 0:22

Celebrations marking millennium of Prince Vladimir’s demise begin in Kazan

Celebrations marking millennium of Prince Vladimir’s demise begin in Kazan On 27 March 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Kazan with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to take part in the celebrations marking the millennium of the demise of the Holy Prince…
27.03.2015 18:17

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the demise of the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV
27.03.2015 18:16

DECR chairman sends to the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East condolences over the demise of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

DECR chairman sends to the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East condolences over the demise of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV In his message to the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences over the death of His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV.
26.03.2015 15:24

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the demise of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the demise of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of condolences to the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, over the death of the country’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.
26.03.2015 15:23

DECR chairman sends condolences over the demise of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

DECR chairman sends condolences over the demise of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew In his message to Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, head of the Government of the Republic of Singapore, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed condolences over the death of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.
26.03.2015 12:03

Moscow Patriarchate’s representative takes part in the meeting of European Parliament’s leaders with religious leaders of Europe

Moscow Patriarchate’s representative takes part in the meeting of European Parliament’s leaders with religious leaders of Europe The topic of their meeting was ‘The rise of religious radicalism and fundamentalism and the role of inter-religious dialogue in the promotion of tolerance and respect for human dignity.’
25.03.2015 21:35

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over the death of passengers and crew of the plane crashed in the south of France

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over the death of passengers and crew of the plane crashed in the south of France His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to the King of Spain Felipe VI and the Federal Chancellor of Germany Ms. Angela Merkel over the death of passengers and crew of the plane crashed in the Alps.
25.03.2015 9:36

A hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates in the church of St Sava in Belgrade

A hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates in the church of St Sava in Belgrade With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Augustine of Gorodets and Vetluga was on a visit to Serbia for a field meeting of the Izborsk Club.
24.03.2015 18:51

DECR chairman meets with the newly-appointed ambassador of Poland to Russia

DECR chairman meets with the newly-appointed ambassador of Poland to Russia His Eminence welcomed the high guest to the Department for External Church Relations.
24.03.2015 17:16

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cuba’s ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cuba’s ambassador to Russia On March 24, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with the Republic of Cuba’s ambassador to Russia, Mr. Emilio Lozada Garcia.
24.03.2015 11:28

Metropolitan Hilarion chairs session of Commission on Theology of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Inter-Council Presence

Metropolitan Hilarion chairs session of Commission on Theology of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Inter-Council Presence The next meeting of the Commission on Theology will take place on 15 June 2015.
23.03.2015 16:49

Metropolitan Hilarion opens 5th advanced courses for newly-consecrated bishops of Russian Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion opens 5th advanced courses for newly-consecrated bishops of Russian Orthodox Church The courses, organized by Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, are being held at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
23.03.2015 8:26

Advanced Courses for newly-consecrated bishops begins by liturgy at the Church of Christ the Saviour

Advanced Courses for newly-consecrated bishops begins by liturgy at the Church of Christ the Saviour There were 23 newly-consecrated bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church. After the liturgy, Metropolitan Varsonofy greeted them, pointing to the importance of the bishops’ courses held by the Russian Orthodox Church’s post-graduate school.
22.03.2015 21:40

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of the Greek Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a delegation of the Greek Orthodox Church The meeting took place after the All-Night Vigil celebrated in the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka in Moscow.
22.03.2015 16:57

Patriarch Kirill greets Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on his saint’s day

Patriarch Kirill greets Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on his saint’s day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, the following message of greetings on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron saint.
22.03.2015 16:56

DECR chairman’s message of greetings to Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem on his saint’s day

DECR chairman’s message of greetings to Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem on his saint’s day The chairman of the Department for the External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent the following message of greetings to His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, on his saint’s day
21.03.2015 0:06

Meeting is held for the preparation of events marking the millennium of the demise of Holy Prince Vladimir and the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture in 2015

Meeting is held for the preparation of events marking the millennium of the demise of Holy Prince Vladimir and the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture in 2015 The meeting was chaired by Ms. Olga Golodets, Deputy Chair of the Government of the Russian Federation.
20.03.2015 17:29

Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in Spain and Portugal meets in Madrid

Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in Spain and Portugal meets in Madrid Participating in the session were Metropolitan Polykarpos of Spain and Portugal (Patriarchate of Constantinople), Bishop Luke of Western Europe (Serbian Patriarchate), and Bishop Timotei of Spain and Portugal (Patriarchate of Romania).
20.03.2015 16:38

Lower chapel and baptistery to be built at the Orthodox church in Pattaya

Lower chapel and baptistery to be built at the Orthodox church in Pattaya The plot, which size is 640 square metres, has been purchased thanks to special purpose donations by benefactors.
19.03.2015 18:47

DECR hosts first meeting of Commission for International Cooperation of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations under the President of Russian Federation

DECR hosts first meeting of Commission for International Cooperation of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations under the President of Russian Federation On 19 March 2015, the first meeting of the Commission for International Cooperation of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations under the President of the Russian Federation took place at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. The Commission was established at the Council’s meeting on…
18.03.2015 14:29

United Nations Humans Rights Council adopts the first ever statement in support of Christians in the Middle East

United Nations Humans Rights Council adopts the first ever statement in support of Christians in the Middle East The appearance of this statement has been dictated by the catastrophic situation of Christians in the Middle East who have been subjected to unprecedented persecution by the Islamic State and other terrorist groupings.
18.03.2015 10:54

Bishop Jovan of Slavonia visits Moscow

Bishop Jovan of Slavonia visits Moscow Bishop Jovan of Slavonia, the Serbian Orthodox Church visited Moscow on 12-17 March 2015 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
17.03.2015 17:20

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow on the commemoration day of the holy Prince

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow on the commemoration day of the holy Prince At the Little Entrance His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presented church awards to some brethren. After the Litany of Fervent Supplication the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church offered up a prayer for peace in Ukraine.