Metropolitan Hilarion: Patriarch of Constantinople has no flock in Ukraine
Patriarch of Constantinople has recently stated that he would surely come to Ukraine as ‘his flock is there.’ Yekaterina Gracheva, a host of “The Church and the World” TV programme, asked Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to give comments on this statement. The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations underscored: ‘It is unclear what kind of flock in Ukraine Patriarch of Constantinople has. The majority of the Ukrainian Orthodox Christians belong to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church which is not in communion with him at present. Some people belong to the schismatic structure to which he has granted the so-called autocephaly. If it is an ‘autocephalous church’ fr om viewpoint of the Patriarch of Constantinople, then wh ere is his flock?
Metropolitan Hilarion: Brotherly relations between the Russian and Serbian Churches will remain with the new Serbian Patriarch
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations spoke about the procedure of election of the Patriarch of Serbia at the request of Yekaterina Gracheva, a host of ‘The Church and the World’ TV programme.
Supreme Church Council holds first online session
On 11th February 2021, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church held its first online session.
On February 28, 2021, with a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, Archimandrite Alexander (Yelisov) accompanied by his deputy Hieromonk Dometian (Markarian), made a visit to Israel’s Northern District. During his trip Father Alexander visited the city of Sakhnin where, with a blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, a church is being built for the local Christian population historically confessing Orthodoxy
Metropolitan Hilarion: Church and religious communities are becoming targets for LGBT groups
In the early February 2021, the Department of Charity of the Diocese of the Philippines and Vietnam started rendering humanitarian aid to destitute families in the city of Bacoor – a suburb of the Philippine capital. Now children from these families can receive hot meals and clothes and footwear once in three months. Local volunteers joined the charitable project. With the assistance of the diocesan department they are now studying child nutrition and hygiene standards.
Metropolitan Hilarion: At the heart of dialogue with the Catholic Church is the situation of Christians in the Middle East, culture and charity work.
Vandals attack a church in Chernigov region in Ukraine
The charity and social service department of the Russian Orthodox Church’s diocese of the Philippines and Vietnam has begun giving aid to poor families in the City of Bacoor 10 km away from the capital city of Manila.
Meeting with seminarians of the diocese of the Philippines and Vietnam
On 12th anniversary of Patriarch Kirill’s enthronement believers of Russian Church pray for their Primate in various countries
How, why and for what purpose Rus became a Christian country
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
The Church’s communication with the world external to her is a special but integral part of Orthodox mission. This ministry is not always the direct proclamation of the Word of God. However, it helps millions of people to see Orthodoxy from various viewpoints and also to come to feel the beauty and power of Orthodoxy.
Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate DECR – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk
The Department for External Church Relations (DECR) carries out an important service standing on the front lines of our Church, defending these boundaries and entering into dialogue with all well-wishers and not only well-wishers. Dialogue is necessary, in the first place, for the defense of our Church so that she may continue carrying out her salvific ministry.