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22.02.2018 11:37

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham

DECR chairman’s condolences over the death of pastor Billy Graham Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has expressed to the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Franklin Graham his condolences over the death of his father, Dr. Billy Graham known for his preaching, public, charitable and peacemaking work.
20.02.2018 19:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the Russian Federation On 20 February 2018, at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with H.E. Mr. Nadir Yousif Eltayeb Babiker, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Sudan to the Russian Federation.
20.02.2018 17:47

DECR chairman meets with Executive Director of UN World Food Programme

DECR chairman meets with Executive Director of UN World Food Programme On 20 February 2018, at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with Mr. David Beasley, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme.
20.02.2018 15:34

DECR chairman meets with newly appointed ambassador of Cuba to Russia

DECR chairman meets with newly appointed ambassador of Cuba to Russia Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with the newly appointed ambassador of Cuba to Russia, Mr. Gerardo Peñalver Portal.
19.02.2018 23:02

Statement of Interreligious Council in Russia on attack against believers in Kizlyar

Statement of Interreligious Council in Russia on attack against believers in Kizlyar The Interreligious Council in Russia has issued a statement on the attack made on February 18, 2018, against believers who were coming out of the St. George church in Kizlyar. As a result of the shooting opened by a criminal five women were killed and several people were wounded.
19.02.2018 21:00

DECR chairman meets with Portuguese ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Portuguese ambassador to Russia DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Portuguese ambassador to Russia Paulo Vizeu Pinheiro, at the parish house of the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya Ordynka.
19.02.2018 14:32

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over crash of passenger airliner in Isfahan province

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over crash of passenger airliner in Isfahan province His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian expressed condolences to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani over the crash of passenger airliner on February 18, 2018, in the Isfahan province. There were 66 people on board; they all died.
17.02.2018 14:27

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa with his Name Day

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa with his Name Day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron.
17.02.2018 14:19

Metropolitan Hilarion sends greetings to Primate of Orthodox Church of Alexandria on his Name Day

Metropolitan Hilarion sends greetings to Primate of Orthodox Church of Alexandria on his Name Day In his message to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Beatitude on his Name Day.
16.02.2018 20:00

DECR chairman meets with President of Christian Democratic Party of France

DECR chairman meets with President of Christian Democratic Party of France On 16 February 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Mr. Jean-Frederic Poisson, president of the Christian Democratic Party of France.
16.02.2018 19:35

Local Orthodox Churches continue sending letters of support for Ukrainian Orthodox Church diocese of Lvov over arson against St. Vladimir’s in Lvov

Local Orthodox Churches continue sending letters of support for Ukrainian Orthodox Church diocese of Lvov over arson against St. Vladimir’s in Lvov In connection with the arson against a church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lvov, the Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia sent a letter to Archbishop Philaret of Lvov and Galich.
16.02.2018 13:20

Deputy Minister of Education and Science hands over to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk certificate of state accreditation of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies

Deputy Minister of Education and Science hands over to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk certificate of state accreditation of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies On 15 February 2018, Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, after the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist in-the-Woods, a ceremony of handing over of the certificate of state accreditation to Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies took place…
15.02.2018 20:26

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with King of Jordan

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with King of Jordan On 15 February 2018, at the Throne Hall of the Patriarchal Chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.
14.02.2018 20:01

Patriarch Kirill met with President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas

Patriarch Kirill met with President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, at the Patriarchal residence in St. Daniel monastery in Moscow.
13.02.2018 18:28

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople extends condolences over the death of people in An-148 jet crash

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople extends condolences over the death of people in An-148 jet crash The tragedy occurred in the Moscow Region on 11 February 2018: the Saratov Airlines jet crashed soon after departing from the Domodedovo airport en route to Orsk. 65 passengers and 6 crew members died.
13.02.2018 14:30

DECR representative visits Colombia as a member of WCC Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace group

DECR representative visits Colombia as a member of WCC Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace group On 5-11 February 2018, the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace reference group of the World Council of Churches visited Bogotá, capital of Colombia. The group includes representatives of the Orthodox, Catholic, Oriental and Protestant confessions.
13.02.2018 14:05

Primate of Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia sends condolences over the tragic air crash in Moscow Region

Primate of Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia sends condolences over the tragic air crash in Moscow Region His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia expressed his sincere condolences over the tragic death of 71 people in the crash of the Saratov Airlines An-148 jet, which occurred in the Moscow Region on 11 February 2018.
13.02.2018 12:49

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to Romfea Greek church news agency

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to Romfea Greek church news agency Answering questions from Romfea, a Greek church news agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), spoke on a number of issues concerning inter-Orthodox relations, the situation in the Middle East and the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
13.02.2018 10:48

Conference in Austria devoted to second anniversary of Havana Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Conference in Austria devoted to second anniversary of Havana Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill On February 12, 2018, the second anniversary of the Havana meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis of Rome, an international conference devoted to the situation of Christians in the Middle East took place in Vienna.
13.02.2018 10:46

DECR chairman’s presentation at conference dedicated to the second anniversary of Havana meeting

DECR chairman’s presentation at conference dedicated to the second anniversary of Havana meeting On 12 February 2018, the second anniversary of the meeting in Havana between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis, an international conference on the plight of Christians in the Middle East took place in Vienna, Austria. Among the keynote speakers was Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman…
12.02.2018 21:18

Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia’s condolences over the plane crash outside Moscow

Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia’s condolences over the plane crash outside Moscow His Holiness Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia has sent a message expressing to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia his condolences over the tragedy that happened in the sky outside Moscow.
12.02.2018 18:41

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Russian ambassador to Austria

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Russian ambassador to Austria Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), visited the Russian Federation embassy in Austria.
12.02.2018 17:57

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch expressed gratitude to Patriarch Kirill in summary of his visit to Moscow

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch expressed gratitude to Patriarch Kirill in summary of his visit to Moscow His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, has sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, expressing gratitude for the hospitality accorded him during his recent visit to Moscow last December.
12.02.2018 13:09

Late Russian diplomats commemorated in the Holy Land

Late Russian diplomats commemorated in the Holy Land On 9 February 2018, Diplomat’s Day was celebrated at the Holy Apostle Peter and Righteous Tabitha Metochion in Jaffa. At the grave of the Vice-Consul of the Russian Empire, Vladimir Timofeyev, buried behind the church’s sanctuary, Archimandrite Alexander (Yelisov), head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, celebrated requiem litiya…
12.02.2018 12:09

Administrator of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany meets with Ambassador of Russia to Germany

Administrator of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany meets with Ambassador of Russia to Germany On February 9, 2018, Archbishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany, met with H.E. Sergei Nechayev, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Federal Republic of Germany.
12.02.2018 11:50

Russian Orthodox bishop attends meeting of the Lord Mayor of London with representatives of religious communities

Russian Orthodox bishop attends meeting of the Lord Mayor of London with representatives of religious communities The tradition of the Lord Mayor’s meetings with leaders of religious communities goes back to the 18th century. Representatives of many different religions are invited to these meetings in the capital of Great Britain.
12.02.2018 6:43

Patronal feast celebrated at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Representation in Damascus

Patronal feast celebrated at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Representation in Damascus Among those who prayed at the Liturgy was Bishop Moussa of Daraya, vicar of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch.
11.02.2018 23:20

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrates Divine Liturgy at Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Vienna On 11 February 2018, Sunday of the Last Judgment, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in the capital of Austria.
10.02.2018 10:00

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch with 5th anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch with 5th anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Beatitude Patriarch John of Great Antioch and All the East on the 5th anniversary of his enthronement.
10.02.2018 10:00

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch on 5th anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch on 5th anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of the Great Antioch and All the East on the 5th anniversary of his Primatial ministry.