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30.04.2016 19:30

Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow And All Russia

Paschal Message of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow And All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monks and Nuns and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
26.04.2016 20:52

DECR chairman meets with Vuk Jeremic, President of the Serbian Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD)

DECR chairman meets with Vuk Jeremic, President of the Serbian Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) Metropolitan Hilarion recalled Mr. Jeremic’s constructive cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church when he was Serbia’s Foreign Minister and president of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.
26.04.2016 20:41

Metropolitan Hilarion attends a general meeting of the Russian National Commission for UNESCO

Metropolitan Hilarion attends a general meeting of the Russian National Commission for UNESCO On April 25, 2016, the Russian National Commission for UNESCO held a general meeting at the Grand Mansion of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Among the attendees was Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
25.04.2016 20:53

Metropolitan Mark of Ryazan and Mikhailovsk speaks on construction of new churches in Metropolitan Hilarion’s Church and World talk show

Metropolitan Mark of Ryazan and Mikhailovsk speaks on construction of new churches in Metropolitan Hilarion’s Church and World talk show Metropolitan Mark of Ryazan and Mikhailovsk, chairman of the board of the Foundation for Building Churches in Moscow, explained the need for ‘walkable churches’ and peculiarities of church construction in our time in the Church and World TV program anchored on Rossia 24 TV network by Metropolitan Hilarion, head of…
24.04.2016 20:14

On the Day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem the Primate of the Russian Church celebrates the liturgy at the Church of Christ the Savior

On the Day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem the Primate of the Russian Church celebrates the liturgy at the Church of Christ the Savior On April 24, 2016, the Day of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
23.04.2016 11:24

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia with Slava, the commemoration day of his family’s patron saint

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church greets His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia with Slava, the commemoration day of his family’s patron saint His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Archbishop of Peć and Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, on his Krsna Slava – that is how the commemoration day of a family’s patron saint is called in…
23.04.2016 11:24

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the Day of Krsna Slava

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on the Day of Krsna Slava Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the Day of Krsna Slava.
23.04.2016 1:19

Metropolitan Hilarion attends national symposium of theologians and researchers on religion

Metropolitan Hilarion attends national symposium of theologians and researchers on religion On April 22, 2016, a national symposium on Religion in Philosophical, Theological and Religious Research Approaches: Problems of Defining the Object and Expertise.
21.04.2016 17:14

Preparation of celebrations marking the millennium of the Russian presence on Mount Athos is discussed in Moscow

Preparation of celebrations marking the millennium of the Russian presence on Mount Athos is discussed in Moscow A meeting, at which the preparation of the celebrations to mark the millennium of the Russian presence on Mount Athos was discussed, took place in Moscow on 20 April 2016.
21.04.2016 13:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greets Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain with her birthday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greets Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain with her birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland on her birthday
20.04.2016 19:29

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations delivers lecture at the Moscow Theological Academy

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations delivers lecture at the Moscow Theological Academy On 20 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered a lecture in the assembly hall of the Moscow Theological Academy, in which he focused on the meeting that had taken place between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in…
20.04.2016 16:44

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church meets for regular session

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church meets for regular session On 19 April 2016, a regular session of the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place at the Laura of the Caves in Kiev under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine.
20.04.2016 11:01

DECR chairman attends conference on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council

DECR chairman attends conference on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council A scholarly conference, 'The Pan-Orthodox Council: Opinions and Expectations,' took place at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University in Moscow on 19 April 2016 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
19.04.2016 17:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over earthquake in Japan

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over earthquake in Japan His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the earthquake in Japan.
19.04.2016 15:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the earthquake in Ecuador

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the earthquake in Ecuador His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the earthquake in Ecuador.
18.04.2016 13:30

Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus is instituted as an award of the Department for External Church Relations

Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus is instituted as an award of the Department for External Church Relations The medal of St. Mark of Ephesus was instituted on 6 April 2016 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia as an award of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
16.04.2016 23:41

Holy Synod regards unia as running sore in Orthodox-Catholic relations

Holy Synod regards unia as running sore in Orthodox-Catholic relations At its session on April 16, 2016 in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church heard a report of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No. 2).
16.04.2016 23:37

Holy Synod points to historic nature of meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Havana and approves their Joint Statement

Holy Synod points to historic nature of meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Havana and approves their Joint Statement At its session on April 16, 2016, in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St. Petersburg, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, heard His Holiness’s report on his visit to Latin America (Minutes No.…
16.04.2016 12:43

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church On 16 April 2016, a regular session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has opened at the historical building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St. Petersburg.
15.04.2016 13:22

Metropolitan Hilarion attends the opening of Moscow International Salon of Education

Metropolitan Hilarion attends the opening of Moscow International Salon of Education On April 13, 2016, the Moscow International Salon of Education (MISE) began its work at Pavilion 75 of the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh).
14.04.2016 17:59

Moscow Patriarchate representatives attend New York State Assembly and Senate meeting in April declared Russian-American History Month

Moscow Patriarchate representatives attend New York State Assembly and Senate meeting in April declared Russian-American History Month For the first time in history, the both New York state legislative chambers, Senate and Assembly, passed a resolution initiated by a coalition of organizations of Russian compatriots to declare a Russian-American History Month in the state of New York.
13.04.2016 14:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church On 13 April 2016, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
13.04.2016 13:25

Church-state delegation visits Syria

Church-state delegation visits Syria A delegation of Russian parliamentarians, members of the inter-factional group for defending Christian values, was on a visit to Syria from April 9 to 12, 2016. It included S. Gavrilov (State Duma), A. Yuschenko (Council of the Federation and State Duma), D. Sablin (Council of the Federation), and Ms. N.…
12.04.2016 12:48

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch celebrates Liturgy in Damascus

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch celebrates Liturgy in Damascus On 10 April 2016, hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the Eats celebrated Divine Liturgy in the capital of Syria after a long recess. Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, concelebrated.
12.04.2016 7:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with U.S. Ambassador to Russia On 11 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. John F. Tefft, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Russian Federation.
11.04.2016 17:38

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Italy to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Italy to Russia On 11 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation.
11.04.2016 15:33

Church premises of two new parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate consecrated in Spain

Church premises of two new parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate consecrated in Spain On 9 April 2016, during his archpastoral visit to Spanish parishes, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese celebrated the lesser consecration of church premises of a newly established parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the city of Alicante.
09.04.2016 11:44

Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church launch joint project in support of Syrian Christians

Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church launch joint project in support of Syrian Christians On April 6-7, 2016, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church launched activities in Lebanon and Syria to support Christians in distress. As is known, the tragedy in the Middle East, which has affected people of various Christian confessions and other groups of the population and raised the…
07.04.2016 1:46

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Courses

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Courses On 6 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with students of the Higher Diplomatic Courses of the Diplomatic Academy of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
06.04.2016 11:16

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in Nagorno Karabakh

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in Nagorno Karabakh His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh…