In his letter to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople expressed condolences upon the tragic events on Syamozero in Karelia involving the death of fourteen people including thirteen children. The search for one more child continues.
On June 23, 2016, the Russian part of the Council for Interreligious Cooperation under the Russian-Chinese Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR).
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to His Holiness Mar Ignatios Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the terrorist attack at Al-Qamishli in Syria.
The Khmer version of the Divine Liturgy has come out in Cambodia. In addition to the text of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the book also contains the prayers before and after the Holy Communion.
The Round Table on ‘Why the Council on Crete has not become a Pan-Orthodox Council?’ took place at the ‘Russia Today’ International Multimedia Press Centre on June 17, 2016.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to the Primates and representative of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in the Island of Crete.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gave an interview to the RIA Novosti.
On 16 June 2016, a session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has greeted His Beatitude Heronymos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, on the occasion of his Name Day.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) greeted His Beatitude, Archbishop Hieronymos of Athens and All Greece on the occasion of his Name Day.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, at the briefing for mass media gave comments on the decisions of the Holy Synod
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, said in his comments on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church that the situation that has come about is not catastrophic.
On June 13, 2016, at its extraordinary session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered the situation, which has arisen because of the refusal of a number of Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.
Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church
The Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church met for a regular session on June 10, 2016. It was chaired by Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent congratulatory message to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on the occasion of his Nameday.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday.
The chairman of the Department for the Church’s Relations with the Mass Media, V. Legoida, explained that the Holy Synod meeting would take place to discuss the extraordinary situation, which has developed after the refusal of several Local Orthodox Churches to participate in the work of the Pan-Orthodox Council planned…
Local Orthodox Churches continue discussing the possibility for holding the Pan-Orthodox Council at the stated date.
In his exclusive interview to Russia-24 TV channel Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations commented on the refusal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council due to open on 16 June 2016. Metropolitan Hilarion noted in particular...
On June 5, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), attended the reception given on the occasions of the 60th birthday of V. Nikonov, chairman of the State Duma Education Committee and head of the Russian World Foundation.
Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council.
Serious problems which have arisen in the course of preparations for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to take place from June 18 to 26, 2016, especially concerning the refusal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to attend the Council if its date is not put off and…
On June 2, 2016, Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Yu. Isakov was awarded the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Order of Ss Cyril and Methodius, First Class.
The Churches in Europe working group of the Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Forum’s met for its regular session on May 30-31, 2015, in Hamburg.
Statement of the Interreligious Council in Russia
A Pan-Orthodox Council, which has not been convoked for more than thousand years and has been in preparation for more than fifty years, will take place on Crete in June.
On 1 June 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the members of the World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots who arrived in Moscow for the Council’s 26th meeting organized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.