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31.08.2016 12:57

DECR chairman visits Belgrade

DECR chairman visits Belgrade From August 20 to 30, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), was on a working visit to Belgrade, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
31.08.2016 11:49

His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav visits Valamo Monastery of the Transfiguration

His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav visits Valamo Monastery of the Transfiguration On August 29, 2016, His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived from St. Petersburg to Valamo Island.
30.08.2016 14:03

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II with his 70th birthday

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II with his 70th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
30.08.2016 14:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends message of greetings to Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends message of greetings to Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted Metropolitan Baselios Marthoma Paulose II with his 70th birthday.
29.08.2016 19:06

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Ambassador of Democratic Republic of the Congo in Moscow

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Ambassador of Democratic Republic of the Congo in Moscow On 29 August 2016, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Excellency Mr. Valentin Nkuman Tavun Matungul, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Moscow.
29.08.2016 14:46

Patriarch Kirill meets with US ambassador in Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with US ambassador in Russia They were joined in their talk by Mr. Anthony Godfrey, minister-counselor for political affairs, and Mr. David Horn, second secretary of the US Embassy.
28.08.2016 19:34

On Dormition Day Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Land and Slovakia celebrate Divine Liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Dormition

On Dormition Day Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Land and Slovakia celebrate Divine Liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Dormition On August 28, 2016, the Day of the Dormition, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian and His Beatitude Metropolitan Rostislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarch Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin.
28.08.2016 19:14

Delegation of PRC State Administration for Religious Affairs visits St. Petersburg Theological Academy

Delegation of PRC State Administration for Religious Affairs visits St. Petersburg Theological Academy On 27 August 2016, a delegation of the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) of the People’s Republic of China visited the St. Petersburg Theological Academy and after an excursion to the Laura of St Alexander Nevsky met with Metropolitan Amvrosy of Peterhof, rector of the Academy.
28.08.2016 9:12

His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav celebrates All-Night Vigil at Representation of the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia in Moscow

His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav celebrates All-Night Vigil at Representation of the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia in Moscow On 27 August 2016, the eve of the feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia celebrated the All-Night Vigil at the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia.
28.08.2016 8:13

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia visits Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia visits Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius On 27 August 2016, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, while on official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St Sergius.
26.08.2016 21:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia On 26 August 2016, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, who is paying an official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
26.08.2016 18:43

President of France Francois Hollande thanks Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church for his words of support over the terror action in Nice

President of France Francois Hollande thanks Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church for his words of support over the terror action in Nice The president of France Mr. Francois Hollande has sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia thanking him for his words of support over the terror action on July 14, 2016, in Nice, which took a heavy toll.
26.08.2016 14:57

Humanitarian aid delivered to the Valley of Christians in Syria with the assistance of the DECR

Humanitarian aid delivered to the Valley of Christians in Syria with the assistance of the DECR The population of the Valley of Christians is suffering from an acute shortage of water, foodstuff, fuel and electricity.
26.08.2016 13:26

Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrives in Moscow

Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrives in Moscow On 26 August 2016, His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived in Moscow.
25.08.2016 17:55

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences to the President of Italian Bishops’ Conference over earthquake in central Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences to the President of Italian Bishops’ Conference over earthquake in central Italy Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed condolences to the President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Angelo Cardinal Bagnasco, over the earthquake in central Italy.
25.08.2016 13:31

Four lesser cupolas installed on the Cathedral of the Trinity under construction in Paris

Four lesser cupolas installed on the Cathedral of the Trinity under construction in Paris On August 24, 2016, four lesser cupolas were installed in a solemn ceremony on the Cathedral of the Trinity under construction on the Branley Embankment in Paris.
24.08.2016 21:46

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over earthquake in central Italy

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over earthquake in central Italy His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has extended condolences to Mr. Matteo Renzi, Prime-Minister of the Republic of Italy, upon the earthquake in central Italy.
24.08.2016 18:14

Patriarch Kirill meets with Japanese ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with Japanese ambassador to Russia On August 24, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Japanese Ambassador to Russia Mr. Toyohisa Kozuki, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.
23.08.2016 20:15

5th session of the Russian-Chinese working group for contacts and cooperation in religious sphere takes place in Moscow

5th session of the Russian-Chinese working group for contacts and cooperation in religious sphere takes place in Moscow On 23 August 2016, the 5th session of the Russian-Chinese working group for contacts and cooperation in religious sphere was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.
23.08.2016 16:26

His Holiness Patriarch Kiril expresses condolences to Primate of Orthodox Church of Constantinople over terrorist attack in Gaziantep, Turkey

His Holiness Patriarch Kiril expresses condolences to Primate of Orthodox Church of Constantinople over terrorist attack in Gaziantep, Turkey The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in which he expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack committed in Gaziantep.
23.08.2016 16:21

Patriarchal condolences to President of Turkey over terrorist attack in Gaziantep

Patriarchal condolences to President of Turkey over terrorist attack in Gaziantep His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, over the terrorist attack committed in Gaziantep.
21.08.2016 8:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets the head of Armenian Apostolic Church with his 65th birthday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets the head of Armenian Apostolic Church with his 65th birthday The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent a message of greetings to His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on his 65th birthday.
21.08.2016 8:43

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians on his 65th birthday

DECR chairman sends message of greetings to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians on his 65th birthday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church with his 65th birthday.
19.08.2016 18:10

Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad meets in Beijing with Russia’s Ambassador

Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad meets in Beijing with Russia’s Ambassador On 16 August 2016, upon completing his working visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, arrived in Beijing.
19.08.2016 16:42

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in celebrations marking the 1070th anniversary of the holy demise of St John of Rila

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in celebrations marking the 1070th anniversary of the holy demise of St John of Rila On 18 August 2016, the commemoration day of St John of Rila, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrated the 1070th anniversary of the his holy demise.
19.08.2016 15:28

Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad visits North Korea

Head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad visits North Korea On 12-16 August 2016, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and took part in the celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the consecration…
16.08.2016 13:40

A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Holy Mount Athos

A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Holy Mount Athos A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church made a pilgrimage to Holy Mount Athos from August 8 to 12, 2016, for the celebrations devoted to the millennium of the presence of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos.
13.08.2016 12:03

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets Mr. Fidel Castro with his 90th birthday

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets Mr. Fidel Castro with his 90th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Mr. Fidel Castro Ruz on his 90th birthday.
09.08.2016 10:02

Administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA and head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad celebrate Liturgy at the Patriarchal cathedral in New York

Administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA and head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad celebrate Liturgy at the Patriarchal cathedral in New York The Gospel reading was followed by a homily delivered by Bishop John. After the Litany of Fervent Supplication the archpastor said a prayer for peace in Ukraine.
04.08.2016 21:28

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah (Alekhin), hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah (Alekhin), hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos On 4 August 2016, Schema-Archimandrite Jeremiah (Alekhin), hegumen of the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mt Athos, aged 100, passed away in the Lord. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia offered his condolences to the brethren of the monastery.